BBA girls third at Alpine ski championships

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EAST BURKE — The Burr and Burton girls alpine ski team finished third overall after the two-day state championship at Burke Mountain on Monday and Tuesday.

BBA finished with 142 points, behind Mount Mansfield's 109 points and CVU's 122.

On Tuesday in the slalom, the top finisher for BBA was Mackenzie Peters in 11th, finishing her two runs in 1 minute, 35.21 seconds.

Megan Quinn was next behind in 12th, her two-run time 1:35.39. Julia Dapron was 25th, while Emily Sullivan was 28th, Spencer Nolan was 36th and Morgan Weber was 48th.

The BBA boys were 5th as a team behind St. Johnsbury, CVU, Woodstock and Rutland.

The leader for the Bulldogs in the slalom was Jackson Ameden in 14th with a two-run time of 1:36.12. Nick Plants was 20th in 1:40.57.

Sam Cowles was 28th, Blake Greene was 42nd after finishing third in the Giant Slalom on Monday.

Noah Copola was 45th overall and Michael Duddy was 49th.

Arlington cruises past Black River

MANCHESTER — The No. 4 Arlington boys basketball team saved its strongest performance against Black River for the postseason, blowing out the Presidents 76-33 on Tuesday night at Burr and Burton Academy.

Three Eagles went for double-digits, led by Keyshawn King's 19. Jack Lane added 15 and Chase Hoyt 10 in the victory, while Kolby Wilkins chipped in nine points.

Arlington scored 43 points in the first half, then added another 19 in the third to take total control.

Black River's high scorer was Austin Truco with 12.

Arlington advances to host Long Trail on Friday at Burr and Burton Academy with the winner advancing to the Division IV semifinal on Monday in Barre.

Washburn, Coe push Long Trail past Blue Mountain

MANCHESTER — The No. 5 Long Trail boys basketball team outscored No. 12 Blue Mountain 21-8 in the second quarter en route to a 66-38 win on Tuesday at Manchester Elementary Middle School to advance to the Division IV quarterfinals.

Jackson Washburn led all scorers with 26 points, while Levin Coe added 15 and Garrett Petrossi chipped in with 11 as Long Trail improves to 11-8 on the year.

Clay Fennimore led the Bucks in scoring as they end their season at 6-15.

Long Trail will play No. 4 Arlington on Friday at Burr and Burton Academy in the quarterfinal.

40th Zem-Benn race scheduled for May 6

NORTH BENNINGTON — The 40th Zem/Benn Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, at the Park McCullough house in North

Bennington. The kids fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 3.8 mile and 10K races start at 10 a.m.

Online registration is available at www.runreg.com/zembenn. Registration forms are also available at Anytime Fitness, Revolution Fitness, Richards Group Insurance, Bennington Rec Center, Option Health, and the Bennington Tennis Center.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all who register on or before May 2. For more information, call Kathy Zemianek at 802-447-9732.

Masters Swim Meet in Bennington

BENNINGTON — The seventh annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held in Saturday, April 7, at the Bennington Recreation Center pool on Gage Street. Adults 18 years and older are encouraged to swim, no prior competition experience is required.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders Swim Team, helping to provide youth swimming for our community.

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m. with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 per swimmer by April 3, or $25 the day of event. Registration forms are available at the Rec Center or by emailing mike@usms.org for more information.

MAU grad Anair picked for academic award

COLCHESTER — Saint Michael's College men's soccer junior Bradley Anair was among 84 student-athletes across seven sports selected for a Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference honor for the fall semester.

Anair, who also landed the award as a sophomore, becomes the ninth member of his program to be selected twice. Only two players have accomplished the feat three times. Saint Michael's men's soccer players have now earned the accolade 24 times in the past 13 seasons. Anair was one of 12 players in the league that earned the nod this year.

A starter during all 16 games as a defensive midfielder, Anair helped the Purple Knights allow one goal or less six times. Saint Michael's blanked Bentley University, 5-0, on Sept. 30, the Falcons' last shutout loss before making a run to the NE10 Championship title game. The Purple Knights lost only 1-0 on Sept. 26 to quarterfinalist The College of Saint Rose while capping the year with a 2-1 double-overtime victory against perennial regional power Southern New Hampshire University, also a postseason qualifier. In addition to academic all-conference, Anair also qualified for the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following each of his first five college semesters.

The NE10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average; and 3) completed at least one academic year at their current institution.

Bennington Horseshoe Club

The Bennington Horseshoe Club will host four tournaments for the upcoming season.

They will host the Spring Warm Up on May 6, Leon O'Dell Classic on May 27, Cooper Family Classic on July 22 and the Vermont State Doubles on August 26.

The league will be held in the summer months starting on April 23 and each Monday for 16 weeks.

Sign ups for the league will be held on April 14 and 15 at noon on the courts at Willow Park.

For horseshoe information, please contact Maxine Brandlik at 802-379-7760.

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.

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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