No. 1 Lake George holds on to beat H.F.

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Lake George's Chris Becker finishes with 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Warriors, the new No. 1 Class C team in New York State, had to hold on to a 59-56 victory on Wednesday afternoon in the Grandstander Christmas Festival.

Jon Kempf led three in double figures for Hoosick Falls with a game-high 27 points. Guy Milliman added 15 and Evan McCart 12 as Hoosick drops to 3-2 on the year.

Hoosick will face Joseph Girard and Glens Falls today in the second round of the tournament.

Bulldogs fall to Horde

GRANVILLE, N.Y. — The Burr and Burton boys basketball team dropped a 61-56 decision to Granville in the opening round of Granville's tournament.

Bryce Little led all scorers with 21 points, while Patrick Forstmann had nine. Jake Nicholson and Tommy Baker each pitched in with eight.

Cambridge edges Tomahawks

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys basketball team outscored Corinth 23-13 in the fourth quarter en route to a 53-50 win in the opening round of the Spa Catholic tournament.

Brendan Holcomb led the Indians with 20 points, with Tristen Williams next with 12 points.

Corinth's Dawson DeLisle led with 18 points.

MAU Nordic Ski team fundraiser

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Nordic ski team is running a Christmas tree pick-up fundraiser Saturday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MAU athletes will come to interested people's homes and take their tree away to be chopped into gardening mulch.

The team is hoping to raise $2,000 for equipment and wax.

The suggested donation to the team is $5-15, or more if you would like.

To schedule pick-up, please contact Rachel at 802-681-5177 or mautrees@gmail.com.

American Poolplayers Association looking for players

BRATTLEBORO — The APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties in Southern Vermont under the guidance of the new franchisee owner, Kala Fisher.

"I'm excited to bring APA League Play back to the area. Pool is a great way to have fun while getting to know new people," said Fisher.

Each APA Pool League team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA's copyrighted handicap system, The Equalizer, gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three Championships that award over $1.5 Million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States,as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and the Japanese Pool League in Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kala Fisher at 978-790-3251 or by email at southernvermontapa@gmail.com. Or you can visit the official APA website at poolplayers.com.

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