Eagles upset Craftsbury
CRAFTSBURY >> It's on to the quarterfinals in the Division IV tournament for the Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball team.
The No.11 seed Eagles upset No.6 seeded Craftsbury on Tuesday night, 39-33, to advance to the quarterfinals.
Leading the way for the Eagles in their upset victory was junior Riley Lane, who knocked down five 3-pointers to give her a team-high 15 points on the night.
Senior Michelle O'Shea was also in double figures for Arlington, scoring 10 points.
Overall, the Eagles had seven different players score at least two points in the win.
Arlington will now travel to play No. 3 Proctor in the quarterfinals on Friday night at 7 p.m.
Cambridge girls basketball run ends in semifinals
COHOES, N.Y. >> The season has officially to come to an end for the Cambridge Central School girls basketball team.
On Tuesday night, the No.3 seed Indians were eliminated from the Section II, Class C tournament with a 55-33 loss to No.2 seed Mekeel Christian Academy in the semifinals.
Senior Lillian Snyder had a team-high 10 points in the loss for Cambridge, while sophomore Helen Mooney had six points for the Indians in the loss as well.
Cambridge finishes their terrific season at a solid mark of 15-8.
First round exit for SVC in NECC tournament
CHICOPEE, MASS. >> The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team's season ended on Tuesday night with a loss to Elms in the first round of the New England Collegiate Conference tournament.
Leading by two going into the fourth quarter, the Mountaineers were outscored 19-10 in the final period to go on to a 68-61 loss to Elms.
Senior Amber Flagg had a game-high 26 points in the loss for SVC, while Turquoia Johnson scored 12 points and Shaniquewa Barnes added 11 points for the Mountaineers.
SVC finishes the season at 11-15 and on a season-high seven game losing streak.
MAU and BBA finish up relay race for MVL championships
CHITTENDEN >> The last of the three events for the Marble Valley League Nordic Skiing championships were held on Tuesday at Mountain Top.
In the relay race event of the MVL championships, both Mount Anthony Union High School and Burr and Burton Academy, each had a second place finish — with MAU finishing second in the girls race and BBA grabbing second place in the boys race.
The MAU girls finished second with a time of 22 minutes and six seconds. Woodstock finished in first place in the girls race with a time of 20:42.
BBA girls finished in third place with a time of 22:19.
On the boys side, the Bulldogs grabbed second place with a time of 17:39, while Brattleboro finished in first place with a time of 17:11.
The MAU boys finished in fourth place with a time of 18:47.
The Vermont Nordic Skiing championships will be held on March 1st and March 3rd at Rikert Touring Center.
MAU semifinal tickets available at the school
BENNINGTON >> Tickets for the Division I boys basketball semifinals at the University of Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 27, are on sale at the Mount Anthony Union High School activities office on Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. All tickets being sold for these games are general admission and are good for entrance to both the 1 p.m. game between No. 2 Rice and No. 3 Rutland, and the 3 p.m. game between No. 1 Burlington and No. 4 MAU.
Bennington Little League sign-up
BENNINGTON >> Late registration and player evaluations for the 2016 season will be held on Sunday, March 6 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the MAUHS gymnasium. All players ages 9 and up should plan to attend one of the two dates for evaluations unless already on a major league team.
Late registrations will also be taken at this time for any players ages 5 through 12 in the Bennington and surrounding areas. For all new registrants, a copy of the birth certificate is required at the time of registration. Questions, please contact Geoff Metcalfe at 802-442-5465 or refer to the website at www.benningtonlittleleague.com.
Angelo nabs D3baseball honor
BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College junior righty Dylan Angelo has been named to the D3baseball.com's Team of the Week for the period ending February 21, 2016 as announced by the online organization Tuesday.
Angelo had a terrific start Sunday morning for SVC, throwing his second career complete-game shutout in a 3-0 win at Washington and Lee University. He blanked the Generals while giving up just five hits and no walks, striking out four on the day in the Mountaineers' second straight victory. The right-hander's control was solid as 72 percent of his 86 pitches thrown went for strikes (62). He improved to 1-1 on the young 2016 season with his second start.
"I am very proud of Dylan," commented SVC third-year head coach Dave Gage. "He worked extremely hard this off-season, and we are looking forward to seeing him compete on the mound this year."
The honor collected by Angelo is the first-ever D3baseball.com Team of the Week accolade in Southern Vermont program history.
The Team of the Week is D3baseball.com's weekly honor roll, in its fifth season of recognizing the top performers at each of nine positions from the previous week. Players are selected from nominations from their school's sports information directors. This is the second Team of the Week of the 2016 season.
The Mountaineers are off until next Saturday, March 5, when they resume the schedule with a doubleheader at St. Joseph's College Brooklyn.
SVC X-C earns academic accolade
BENNINGTON >> The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced its 2015 cross country team academic award winners and all-academic individual laurels with both the Southern Vermont College men's and women's cross country teams earning the team honors while junior Justin Ferguson (Broadalbin, N.Y.) picked up an individual accolade.
To be eligible for the USTFCCCA squad award, teams must have posted a collective cumulative grade point average of 3.1 or better following the fall semester and met the NCAA requirement of at least five runners participating in a minimum of five events during the 2015 season. The SVC men's squad registered a 3.1 on the dot while the Mountaineers' women's side tallied a 3.28.
"This is great for both the women's and men's teams," exclaimed SVC third-year head coach Kathleen Newton. "I'm very proud of them. It shows that they have dedication and drive in the classroom along with their ability to be competitive, driven athletes. It's a balance that we discuss throughout the season. Taking pride in all you do and giving your best effort at all times.
"It's a privilege to be a student-athlete, and a sense of pride is important to accomplish both. We emphasize that: 'This is your education, a stepping stone to your future and success.' Being mindful of academics is the driving force, and we impress upon them that athletics can enhance their experience and make them a better student-athlete."
For runners to make the individual award listing, one must post a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher after the fall semester; they must also place in the top 25 percentile of finishers at their respective NCAA Division III Regional Championship (first 95 finishers for the New England men's race and first 98 finishers for the New England women's race) or the top 50 percentile of finishers at the NCAA National Championship (first 140). Ferguson met the GPA threshold while finishing the New England Regional Championship in third place (26:31), the best spot ever in program history for an NCAA event. He is the first Mountaineer to ever collect a USTFCCCA individual honor.
"For Justin to accomplish so much, both academically and athletically, is wonderful," added Newton. "He raised the bar for our entire team. He demonstrated that you can be very successful in the classroom, and as a collegiate athlete."
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