Cambridge boys advance in Class C

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The No. 11 Cambridge boys basketball team used a big second half to get past No. 22 Canajoharie, 71-57, in a Class C sectional play-in game Friday night.

Tied at 33 at halftime, Cambridge outscored the Cougars 31-12 in the third to pull away.

Cambridge will face No. 6 Maple Hill on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Arlington boys edged by Blue Devils

POULTNEY — Jack Lane scored 21 points to lead Arlington, but with a fourth-quarter surge, Poultney grabbed a 50-40 victory on Friday night.


"I was really happy with the effort, Poultney just hit their shots in the fourth," said Arlington coach Ashley Hoyt.


Lane led all scorers with his 21-point effort, which included four 3-pointers.


Kolby Wilkins added eight points for Arlington, who drop to 9-7.
Levi Allen and Levi Haviland each tallied 11 to lead 13-2 Poultney.

Arlington girls top Poultney

POULTNEY — The Arlington girls had a strong shooting night to get past Poultney, 41-29, on Friday night.

Katie Berger led the Eagles with 12, while Erin Murphy added 10. Haley Mattison had nine points on three 3-pointers.

The Eagles were good from the line with a 6-for-6 performance.

Arlington is 9-8 and travels to West Rutland on Monday.

SVC lax picked second

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - With just under a month left before the start of its 2018 regular season, the Southern Vermont College women's lacrosse team is working diligently on getting back to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) postseason tournament for the fourth-straight year.

The league announced the results of its preseason poll on Friday with the Conference coaches voting the Mountaineers to end the season in second place of the standings. SVC received two of the eight-possible first-place votes to finish just one point behind Elms College in the rankings.

SVC, which finished in third place last year with a record of 5-2 in NECC action (8-6 overall), will be guided by fourth-year head coach Thomas L. Otero.

"This season, I am hoping to be one of the top-three team sin the Conference," Otero said. "With some luck, we can be the top team. A lot will depend on the transition of new players and returning players stepping up."

While the program graduated three All-NECC players last May, Southern Vermont will be comprised of a seasoned crew in 2018 with Otero returning 13 members to the field. Included in those are six seniors and four juniors.

In addition to those players coming back, Otero brings in six new faces to compliment the program and establish the largest roster in team history. The Mountaineers won their first-round playoff game last year before being eliminated from the tournament with a 14-11 loss at No. 2 Elms in the semifinals.

However, Otero is focused on making it back into the postseason before he starts thinking about making a run at the 2018 title.

"To make it to the Conference playoffs this season, we will need to play consistently in all aspects of the game with an emphasis on fewer turnovers and more ground balls as a team," he said.

SVC starts regular season play March 13 at Moravian College before opening up NECC action April 4 at Newbury College. The Mountaineers' home opener will then be on April 5 with a 4 p.m. start against New England College. The date of Southern Vermont's Senior Day is still to be determined.

Bennington Little League signup

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League will host a sign-up day on Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House.

Children ages 5-11 by August 30 or 12 by April 30 wishing to play this season must register. This registration is for the entire Bennington and surrounding area. Returning players need to register as well. Birth certificates (xerox copies, no originals necessary) are required at time of registration.

The cost is $75 per player and $100 maximum per family. The cost for T-Ball players is $50. This year's fundraiser is included in the cost.

For more information, contact BLL President Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or email mauhs92@yahoo.com

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 begin

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


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