Arlington girls blow out Black River.

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BENNINGTON — The Arlington girls basketball team had no trouble dispatching of Black River Thursday, as the Eagles topped the Presidents 51-20 at Mount Anthony Union Middle School.

Haley Mattison and Kierstyn Hess both had 12 points for Arlington.

Mattison's points all came on three-pointers.

Gillian Calkins added eight points and Katie Berger added seven.

The Eagles honored its four seniors, Katie Berger, Jamie Keel, Erin Murphy and Gracie Smith, before the game.

Arlington is 10-9 on the season.

Nordic Ski championships

CRAFTSBURY — The 2018 Vermont High School Nordic Ski championships got going Thursday at Craftsbury Outdoor Center, with Mount Anthony and Burr and Burton both competing.

In the Division I boys freestyle race, the top MAU finisher in the race was Jack Drew, who finished ninth with a time of 14:24. Other top Patriots finishers included: Austin Buttle (17th), Noah Payne (19th), Garrett Joly (26th) and Thomas Lake (37th).

In the Division II boys freestyle, the top BBA finisher was Carter Hall, who finished 11th at 14:50. Other top Bulldogs finishers included: Josh Pearson (27th), Ned Thompson (38th), Levi Witherall (49th) and Ethan Lareau (50th).

In the Division I girls freestyle, the top MAU finisher was Natalie Jelley, who finished in 11th with a time of 17:19. Other top Patriots finishers included: Sarah Umphlett (19th), Bethany Hassett (23rd), Maggie Payne (30th) and Amelia Schroeder (35th).

In the Division II girls freestyle, the top BBA finisher was Brennan Harris, who finished in 11th with a time of 18:20. Other top Bulldogs finishers included: Leah Mowry (23rd), Maggie Brown (25th) and Quinn Evarts (34th).

In the Division I boys freestyle relay, MAU's team of Austin Buttle, Noah Payne, Jack Drew and Garrett Joly placed third with a time of 19:57. In Division II, the BBA boys team of Carter Hall, Ned Thompson, Ethan Lareau and Josh Pearson took fourth with a time of 22:16.

In the Division I girls freestyle relay, MAU's team of Sarah Umphlett, Natalie Jelley, Maggie Payne and Bethany Hassett with a time of 24:54. In Division II, the BBA girls team of Quinn Evarts, Sage Lagor, Maggie Brown and Brennan Harris finished sixth with a time of 29:05.

MAU is currently third in team scores for the boys, while the girls are fifth. BBA is currently fourth in team scores for the boys, while the girls are fifth.

The championships continue Monday at Rikert Touring Center in Ripton.

MALA registration

MALA is a youth lacrosse program from kindergarten to 8th grade for boys and girls representing Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Pownal and Shaftsbury.

Their boys and girls U9 instructional team season starts on April 9 and practices two days a week. Their boys and girls U11, U13 and U15 travel teams practice three to four days a week and their season starts on April 2.

For more information and to register online, please go to www.malavt.com. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at heyshea100@gmail.com.

Mack Attack registration

ARLINGTON — The Mack Attack AAU girls basketball season will begin with a try-out session on February 25, from 5-7 p.m., followed by a registration meeting at the Cambridge Central School gymnasium. All interested players, parents and coaches should plan to attend this meeting. Practice sessions begin in March with the first tournament scheduled to start March 24. Please note that the Cambridge gym will be the "home" gym this year because of the unavailability of the Arlington gym due to water damage.

AAU basketball provides girls with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls in grades 6-11, who are interested in playing for Mack Attack, should contact Coordinator Ashley Hoyt at hoytas@bvsu.org or 802-345-1951. To register early or for more information about Mack Attack AAU 2018 including tournament dates, costs and ordering uniforms, go to www.mackattackgirlsaau.org.

Youth cheer in Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Town of Hoosick Community Center (Youth Center) will be offering a six-week cheerleading program starting February 24. The program will run Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Youth Center at 115 Church St.

Coaches are Tiffany McMahon and Torie Marbot. The cost is $25 for current Youth Center members and $50 for non-members (which gets you a membership). Sign up forms can be picked up in advance at the Youth Center or on the first day of the program.

Registration for soccer club begins

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Soccer Club is registering players for the spring season.

The Early Bird Special is happening now, the cost is $45 and registration closes on March 15.

Kids ranging from three years old to sixth grade can sign up.

For more information, go to www.hoosickfallssoccer.siplay.com or contact Laura Peabody at lpeabody@gmail.com

First Memorial Soccer Classic in Manchester

MANCHESTER — The town of Manchester will host the Memorial Soccer Classic on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27 at Dana Thompson Park.

The tournament is open to girls and boys from U10, U12, U14 and U17 teams.

Note that this is not a Premiere Tournament (there are so many choices in the NE for Div1/Premiere). The Manchester Classic is envisioned as a Div2 /3 Family "destination" tournament.

The cost to register a team is $425 for U-10 and $550 for U12, U14 and U17 teams.

There are four games guaranteed for all teams over the weekend.

Registration is open at https://www.gotsport.com/forms/app/?eventid=65591

For more information, email tournament director Les Jorgensen at l.jorgensen@manchester-vt.gov.


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