Fischer, McCoy named to Vermont Shrine Bowl team

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony senior Will Fischer and Burr and Burton senior Jay McCoy were named to the 2018 Vermont Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl All-Star team Friday afternoon.

Fischer played quarterback for the Patriots during the 2017 season, despite his natural offensive position being wide receiver. Fischer also played defensive back for MAU.

McCoy played quarterback on offense for the Bulldogs and linebacker on defense. He led BBA to an 8-2 record and a trip to the Division I state semifinals, where the Bulldogs fell to Bellows Falls. Under McCoy's leadership at the quarterback position, BBA averaged 35.6 points per game.

The Shrine Bowl will be played August 4 at Castleton University.

Mountaineers eliminated

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team was eliminated from the Division III NCAA tournament Friday night with a 101-71 loss to Wesleyan in the first round.

The Cardinals outscored SVC by 15 in both halves to cruise to a blow out victory.

Wesleyan's Austin Hutcherson was the star of the game with 33 points on the night. He shot 7-for-9 from three-point range as well.

Three other Cardinals players compiled double figure scoring outputs.

On the Mountaineer side, Mike Pierre and Claude Payne both scored 18 points, while KJ Kinsey scored 14.

SVC ends its season with a 22-6 record.

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 If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at

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 or contact Laura Peabody at

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

For more information, email tournament director Les Jorgensen at


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