MAU boys 3rd, girls 2nd at Nordic states

WOODSTOCK — Both the Mount Anthony boys and girls Nordic teams finished on the podium after the team relay portion of the Marble Valley League meet on Monday.

On the boys side, MAU was third overall as a team behind Woodstock and Brattleboro. Noah Payne started the race, followed by Austin Buttle, Garrett Joly and Jack Drew as the anchor leg.

MAU was second overall after all three parts of the MVL championship, with Brattleboro at 51 points compared to MAU's 73.

On the girls side, Mount Anthony was second on Monday, behind Brattleboro.

The team of Sarah Umphlett, Bethany Hassett, Maggie Payne and Natalie Jelley propelled MAU to Monday's second-place finish

After all three parts of the championship, Brattleboro beat MAU, 37-76, with a handful of other teams behind.

The state championship will start on Thursday at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, with the skate discipline. The Classic half of the states is scheduled for Feb. 27 at Prospect Mountain.

BBA boys fall to No. 1 BFA

ST. ALBANS — Egan Schmitt scored the lone Burr and Burton goal as the Bulldogs dropped a 6-1 decision to No. 1 ranked BFA on Monday night.

Five different players tallied for the Bobwhites, including two goals for Colby Brouillette. Griffin Knapp, Owen Bonnette, Copper Cioffi and Parker Gratton all had a single goal and Collin Manahan picked up three assists. BFA's Dan Ellis posted 15 saves.

Ethan Simonds racked up 38 saves for Burr and Burton, who are 12-5-1 on the year and host U-32 on Wednesday.

MAU cheer third at states

VERGENNES — The Mount Anthony cheer team finished third in Division I on Saturday at the state meet, qualifying for a second straight season to attend the New England championships.

Rutland won the Division I title, while Mill River captured the Division II crown.

MAU has qualified for the New England Cheerleading Championship that will take place on March 17 at Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Mass.

Comeback falls short for Arlington

WEST RUTLAND — The Arlington girls basketball team got down big to West Rutland early and nearly came back but fell 43-33 on Monday night.

Arlington trailed 21-2 after one quarter, but came back to trail only by five in the final minutes before the Horde hit their free throws to finish the game.

Four players had at least six points for the Eagles, led by Katie Berger's seven. Jamie Keel, Erin Murphy and Haley Mattison all had six.

Jenee McGee led West Rutland with 10 and Samantha Callahan added eight.

Arlington is 9-9 and hosts Black River on Thursday at Mount Anthony Union Middle School starting at 6 p.m. Fans are asked to wear pink for 'Cancer Awareness Night.' Proceeds will benefit the LINAO Campaign.

Main honored by NECC

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced its final weekly awards for the 2017-18 basketball regular season on Monday with Southern Vermont College junior Maddy Main being named the league's Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week.

Main garnered half of the Conference's Rookie of the Week honors during the campaign with Monday's honor being her sixth of the year.

The Mountaineer junior completed her tremendous rookie season last week as she chalked up a pair of double-doubles to finish the year with 15 overall.

She registered 24 points and 16 boards in a Thursday win over Bay Path University while adding seven blocks, three assists, and three steals to her line. Main then had 12 points and 13 rebounds at Elms College on Saturday to finish the week with averages of 18.0 points, 14.5 boards, 4.0 blocks, 2.5 steals, and 2.0 assists per game.

At the conclusion of the regular season, Main ranked fourth in the NECC in points and rebounds per game with 16.0 and 11.8, respectively.

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

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

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 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

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 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


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