Hoosick Falls runs past Greenwich


HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys basketball team came back from their loss over the weekend to Boradalbin-Perth, with a bang on Tuesday night. The Panther rolled past their Wasaren League rival Greenwich, 63-35, for their fourth win of the season.

Senior Connor McCart led the way for the Panther, scoring a game-high 27 points in the win. This makes it five game this season so far, that McCart has scored 20 or more points in a game.

Fellow senior Alex Mendez also had a great night for Hoosick Falls, scoring 22 points in the win to help the Panthers even their record at 4-4 on the season.

The Panthers will have no rest for their next game, as they will host Mount Anthony tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Mount Anthony girls basketball drops nail bitter to Mill River

NORTH CLARENDON >> The Mount Anthony Union High School girls basketball team lost a close one on Tuesday night to Mill River, 47-46.

Down by one going into halftime, the Patriots were able to tie the game up by the end of the third quarter, but fell short in final moment to fall to 3-5 on the season.

Anna Iannotti had a team-high 15 points for MAU in the loss.

With the loss, the Patriots are now now a season-high three game losing streak.

MAU will try to get back on the winning track in their next game on Thursday night against Springfield at 7 p.m.

Hoosick Falls Bowling keeps perfect season alive with win over Fort Edward

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls bowling team remained undefeated with a big win over Fort Edward, which is the best team in the Northern Division of the Adirondack League, by the score of 4-0.

Hoosick Falls now has a point total of 36-0 and Fort Edward has a point total of 28.5-7.5. Hoosick Falls a match total pin count of 3,486 pins to Fort Edward's match total pin count of 3,113.

The top bowler for Hoosick Falls was senior Kyla Day who scored a total of 649 pins for the Panthers, which included a game-high 236 pin.

Senior Josh McCart had a total of 626 pins in the matchup with Fort Edward to help the Panthers stay undefeated on the season.

Senior Jon Bossoni bowled a total of 585 pins in the Falls win as well."This was a big win for our team beating the best team in the Northern Division of our league," said Hoosick Falls coach Bob Lang. "I was very proud of the team and how they didn't get down if they had a bad frame or bad game. They came back by learning by their mistakes which happens a lot in practice and previous matches."

Hoosick Falls next match with be against Schuylerville on Thursday at Olde Saratoga Lanes. First game is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.

Free Adaptive ski lessons

January is national Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and there are many opportunities for people to learn new snowsports at a discount, or even free. Vermont, being home to several adaptive sport associations, is also providing free adaptive lessons at alpine and Nordic resorts.

Resorts nationwide will host the World's Largest Lesson on Friday. Vermont Adaptive is offering free adaptive lessons at 10 a.m. at each of their locations: Pico Mountain, Sugarbush Resort and Bolton Valley. For more information visit www.vermontadaptive.org. Winter Trails Day is another national learn-to program offering free cross country skiing and snowshoeing on Saturday.

AbilityPLUS at Mount Snow provides adaptive ski and snowboard lessons to individuals of all ages with any type of disability, from children with autism to individuals with severe physical impairments. AbilityPLUS is a special part of Mount Snow where children and adults with physical or intellectual disabilities team up with extraordinary instructors and experience the joy and freedom of sliding down a snowy slope unencumbered by a wheelchair or braces. Our lessons are specially tailored to each individual's abilities and goals.

Pico Mountain is home to Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational opportunities to people with disabilities. Vermont Adaptive offers ski and snowboard clinics at Pico, where Vermont Adaptive instructors teach lessons for all ability levels. Students may book lessons as individuals or as part of a group. Family members or friends of the Vermont Adaptive students are invited to participate and, if interested, can learn the adaptation needed to help their skier achieve as much independence as possible. Clinics are by appointment only, and include lift ticket, private adaptive instruction and adaptive equipment. For more information, call 802-353-7584 or 802-786-4991 for the administrative office or visit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports.

MAU youth nights set

BENNINGTON >> The Mount Anthony Union High School athletic department is once again sponsoring a pair of youth basketball nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.

Girls youth night will be Monday, Jan. 11 when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Hoosick Falls. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m. All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Boys youth night will be on Friday, Jan. 22 when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Otter Valley with JV action starting at 5:30, and varsity play at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams. A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.

Bennington Special Olympics winter sports

BENNINGTON >> Practice for the Bennington Special Olympics cross country skiing and snowshoeing season will take place every Sunday at noon at the Vermont Veterans' Home in Bennington, meeting in the large parking lot adjacent to the Park Street entrance. Practice will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. until the State Winter Games competition, held March 4-6. All individuals with an intellectual disability, eight years and older are welcome. No previous skiing or snowshoeing experience is necessary and there is no cost for participating. Equipment is provided but athletes should dress warmly and wear boots.

Special Olympics' mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Questions can be addressed to Chris Lantz, 802-922-5399.


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