Mountaineers fall to Norwich


BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont College women's lacrosse team dropped back-to-back home games to start off the season after losing 8-5 to Norwich on Wednesday afternoon.

After falling behind 2-0 to start of the game, the Mountaineers came back with goals from freshman's Hailee Walker and Sydnee Julian to tie the game up at two all.

Norwich answered SVC's run with a goal at the 24 minute mark to regain the lead and go into the half up 3-2.

In the second half, Norwich just like they did to begin the game, got off to a hot start, scoring two quick goals to give themselves a three goal advantage.

Needing another answer to the Cadets' run, Walker once again came through for the Mountaineers, scoring her team-high second goal of the game to cut the Norwich lead to two.

The Cadets, though, came right back at SVC with another two goal run and made it a four goal game with 15 minutes to go in the contest.

Junior Emily Lesure then scored a goal for the Mountaineers with 12 minutes to go to make it a three goal game, but that would be the closest SVC got as them and Norwich traded goals the rest of the way, dropping SVC to 0-2 on the season.

The Mountaineers will look again to win their first game of the season when they travel to play Becker on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Hoosick Falls drops season opener.

ALBANY, N.Y. >> They fought hard, but the Hoosick Falls Central School girls lacrosse team could not come out on top in their first game of the season, falling to Albany High School 13-9.

Junior Ashley Foster, and seniors Jordyn Haynes and Kara LaFlamme, all had two goals scored in the loss for the Panthers.

Senior Rachael Lewsey and sophomore Mackenzie Sprague each scored a goal in the game for Hoosick Falls as well.

The Panthers will try to get their first win of the season again when they travel to play Wasaren League rival Greenwich on Wednesday at 4:15 p.m.

Masters swim meet on docket

BENNINGTON >> The fifth annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, April 9, at the Bennington Recreation Center.

Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to participate in the meet.

No prior competition experience is required.

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration to compete in the event is $20 per swimmer by April 5, or $25 on the day of the event.

Registration forms are available at the Bennington Rec Center.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders Swim Team, helping to provide youth swimming for our community.

For more information, visit, or email us at

Village School hosting Shamrockin' 5K

NORTH BENNINGTON >> On Saturday, April 2, the Village School of North Bennington will host the second annual Shamrockin' run/walk event.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk starting at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk starting at 10 a.m. The race starts at the Village School of North Bennington, which is between School Street and Church Street.

The cost for the 5K is $20 for registrations postmarked by March 25 and $25 for race day registration. The 1-mile Family Fun Run/Walk is $10. Preregister by mail by sending a checks made payable to VSNB to: VSNB, PO Box 847, N. Bennington, VT 05257 or by registering online at

For more information and a downloadable registration form, visit the NEWS page at

Zem-Benn Road Race date announced

NORTH BENNINGTON >> The 38th running of the Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 8, at the Park McCullough house.

There will be three races held at the event, with the kid's 1k race starting at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by the 3.9 and 10K races that are both scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Since the event is taking place on Mother's Day, the mother who finishes first in her age group will receive a special award.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the Steve Zemianek scholarship fund at Mount Anthony Union High School.

As in previous years, the lead sponsor of the race will be Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopaedics.

To participate in the event, people can sign up at or pick up a registration form at Wills Insurance, AnytimeFitness, Revolution Fitness, and the Bennington Recreation center.

Runners who compete in the Gallup to Success trail race scheduled for May 7 at Kimberly Farms in Shaftsbury will receive a registration fee discount for signing up for both races.

For more information contact Kathy Zemianek: 802-447-9732 or Dave Newell: 802-688-7807


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