Indians top Spa Catholic on Senior Night

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys basketball team made a statement Tuesday, as they upset Spa Catholic 42-39 at home on Senior Night.

The game was a battle from the opening buzzer as the two teams fought to a 10-10 tie after one quarter.

The Indians nudged ahead in the second to hold a five-point lead by the half, but the Saints wouldn't quit.

Despite outscoring Cambridge by two in the second half, Spa Catholic just didn't have enough to come out with the win Tuesday.

The Cambridge seniors, along with cheerleaders and a wrestler, were honored before Friday's game for their contributions to the athletic program.

The Indians improve to 11-7 on the season.

Cambridge is back in action on Friday in it's crossover game.

Indians remain undefeated

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Coming into the year, the Cambridge girls basketball team knew it had a chance to be good, but the Indians have more than exceeded expectations this season.

Following a 59-46 win against Spa Catholic Tuesday night, the Indians are 19-0 on the season.

Cambridge was in control throughout most of the first half against the Saints and held a 16-point lead heading into the break.

Spa Catholic showed some fight in the second half, as they outscored the Indians by three after halftime, but Cambridge was up by too much to make it a close game.

The Indians will take on Tamarac on Sunday at home. Cambridge just narrowly beat them the last time the two teams played, so Sunday's matchup figures to be a good one.

Panthers top Red Raiders

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls' Wasaren League dominance continued Tuesday. as they topped Mechanicville 66-50 on the road.

Jon Kempf led the way for the Panthers with a 27-point performance. Evan McCart and Guy Milliman had strong nights as well with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Hoosick Falls held a 26-point lead by halftime.

The win was the Panthers' 39th consecutive league win.

SVC falls at home

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College's 2018 men's volleyball home opener was spoiled by Sage College Tuesday night, as the visiting Gators took to a straight sets non-conference win at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Sage grabbed the victory with straight-set scores of 25-9, 25-4, and 25-7.

SVC sophomore Te Hayward led the team offensively with four kills, while junior Isaiah Backels had five assists and four digs for the hosts. Freshman Zach Rogers had a pair of kills in the effort.

The Gators utilized a balanced offense which saw 11 players record a kill.

Senior captain Ryan Guyton had the most with seven, and he didn't have a single hitting error on eight swings to notch an .875 attack percentage; he also recorded five aces in the win. Sophomore Shane Wenz had six kills in addition to a match-best eight digs, and freshman Ryan Jennings popped up 21 assists for the visitors.

The Mountaineers (0-5) are set to begin New England Collegiate Conference action with their next match as SVC hosts Elms College on Thursday for a 7 p.m. start.

Hockey tournament at Riley Rink

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Hockey Association will be hosting the Vermont State Youth Hockey Tournament at Riley Rink in Manchester on February 9-11.

"We're honored to have been chosen as host for the entire Tier 3 14U Division," said NHA Tournament Director, Karen Grabher. "We will be hosting eight teams from all over Vermont and it will be exciting to have them all play at Riley Rink."

Hundreds of hockey players, parents and fans from across the state will converge at Riley Rink during the weekend.

Eight teams, including one representing the Northshire Hockey Association, will play a round robin format. Advancing teams will battle in the semifinals later in the weekend. The top two teams will advance to the state championship weekend in March.

"We're eager to welcome the teams to Manchester and have them play at one of the top facilities in the state," said Grabher. "We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of youth hockey."

Schedule of events will soon be posted online at www.northshirehockey.org. Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for kids ages 12-18. Kids under 12 are free. A 3-day pass is also available for $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 12-18. All gate proceeds will benefit Northshire Hockey Association.

For more information on the tournament or youth hockey, contact Karen Grabher at (802) 362-8218 or grabherhockey@comcast.net.

Young women's softball

BENNINGTON — Young Woman's Softball Sign ups will be held today and February 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House on River Street, and February 15 at Molly Stark Elementary School from 6-7:30. All girls ages 7-12 yrs old as of January 1 are welcome. Fees are $55 per player: $95 two players same family: $130 three or more players same family. Please contact benningtonyws@gmail.com with any questions regarding the league or sign up online at www.youngwomansoftball.com.


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