Cambridge and Hoosick Falls to meet in semis after routs

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls girls basketball team had no trouble dispatching of Wasaren League foe Stillwater in the sectional quarterfinals Friday night, beating the Warriors 50-29.

Logan Thayne led the Panthers with 21 points, while Eliza Whitman added 12.

Hoosick Falls had a considerable 31-15 lead at the half and dominated the game throughout.

The Panthers move on to the Class C Section II semifinals Tuesday against Cambridge at Cohoes High School. Tip off is set for 7:30.

Cambridge girls dominate

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y — The Cambridge girls basketball team has looked refocused after its first and only loss of the season to Tamarac in the Wasaren League championship game.

In the first round of sectionals, they rolled over Cairo-Durham and Friday night, they kept the train rolling with a 58-37 win against Maple Hill.

From the opening tip, the Indians were in complete control. Cambridge held a 21-point lead at the half and ballooned that to 32 points by the end of the third quarter.

The Indians were led by Sophie Phillips, who scored 21 points. Senior Helen Mooney had a strong day as well with 12 points.

Cambridge moves on to the sectional semifinals to play Hoosick Falls Tuesday at Cohoes.

Arlington tops West Rutland

WEST RUTLAND — The Arlington boys basketball team dominated in its matchup with West Rutland Friday night, beating their opponent 52-29 on the road.

Kolby Wilkins led the way for the Eagles with 14 points, while Jack Lane added 12 for Arlington.

Every player on the Eagles' squad registered a point in the game.

Arlington is back in action today against Black River at Green Mountain Union.

N.Y wrestling states

ALBANY, N.Y. — Salem-Cambridge wrestler Zac Cummings and Hoosick Falls wrestler Craig Sawyer both competed in the NYSPHSAA state championships Friday.

At 113, Cummings won by decision against Peru's Alijah Seymour in the quarterfinals and beat Joe Contrastano by pin in the round of 16. Cummings advances to Saturday's state semifinals against Chandler Merwin of Walton-Delhi.

At 285, Sawyer lost in the round of 16 to Tioga's Stephen Taylor by decision.

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.

Mack Attack registration

ARLINGTON — The Mack Attack AAU girls basketball season will begin with a try-out session tomorrow, 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 today. 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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