Patriots edge Rutland

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RUTLAND — Grace Mahar scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead Mount Anthony past a game Rutland squad, 43-39.

Mahar was good at the foul line as well, going 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. Caroline Musinski had her best game of the year, scoring 11 points, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc.

The win is the fourth in a row for the Patriots, who improve to 10-6 and travel to CVU on Saturday.

Bulldogs double up Hartford

HARTFORD — The Burr and Burton girls hockey team got a pair of goal from Hannah Hedberg as the Bulldogs topped Hartford, 4-2, on Thursday. Miranda Eisenman and Stella Turner added goals, while Lola Herzog made 13 saves.

BBA is 3-10-2 and hosts U-32 on Saturday at Riley Rink.

Arlington squeaks past Proctor

PROCTOR — The Arlington girls basketball team got great defense and just enough offense to power past Proctor, 42-36, on Thursday night.

The road warriors were led by Kierstyn Hess' 14 points, a career-high. Haley Mattison added eight in the win that improves the Eagles to 7-7. Proctor falls to 10-6.

Arlington travels to Leland & Gray on Saturday.

Engelstad wins 100th

LEICESTER, Mass. — Five players finished in double figures as the Southern Vermont College men's basketball team went to Becker and won 81-59, the 100th victory of coach Dan Engelstad's career with the Mountaineers.

Andre Hodo, KJ Kinsey and Claude Payne all tied for the team-high with 12 points, while Kyle Depollar and Mike Pierre each had 11.

Kareem Davis and Jalen Robinson each had 11 for the Hawks.

SVC improves to 10-1 in the NECC and 18-4 overall. They host Mitchell on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Elms sweeps SVC

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College fell 3-0 to Elms College Thursday night at the Mountaineer Athletic Center in its New England Collegiate Conference men's volleyball opener.

The Blazers won the evening with game scores of 25-4, 25-5, and then 25-11.

Southern Vermont sophomore Te Hayward notched a team-high six kills in addition to his three digs on the defensive end. Senior El Olivares had a team-best five digs while notching a pair of kills, and junior Isaiah Backels posted seven assists and a pair of digs in the effort.

The Mountaineers (0-5, 0-1 NECC) are off until Wednesday when they return to NECC action with a 7 p.m. home match against Endicott College.

SVC baseball picked sixth in NECC

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College baseball team is just a mere couple of weeks away from beginning its 2018 regular season campaign, and the Mountaineers have their sights set on making it back into the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) playoffs after missing the tournament last year.

On Thursday, the league released the results of its preseason poll with SVC being selected to finish sixth in the standings by coaches from across the conference.

Southern Vermont will play under first-year head coach Adam Skonieczki who has high hopes for his squad this season.

"We expect to compete day-in and day-out," said the Mountaineer skipper. "Time will tell what the season holds, but I am very optimistic about the future of this group. I'm really excited to get the season underway; I think we have made some great strides on the pitching side of things with Coach [Tyler] Arthur leading the way. The position players are adapting well to the new offense and appear ready for the start of the year. I think our style of play will be an adjustment from what the guys are used to."

SVC went 8-26 in 2017 while posting a 6-10 record in league play.

Included in those wins was a pair of victories against Lesley University — the eventual NECC champion.

Skonieczki has 16 players returning from that `17 crew while bringing 11 newcomers aboard. Among those coming back to don the Mountaineer uniform is a series of upperclassmen as the SVC roster will be comprised of five seniors and nine juniors.

"We have a good mix of returning players and new guys who will make immediate impacts from the early going," Skonieczki said about his team. "We feel as though we have great continuity and camaraderie."

The Mountaineers have 13 non-conference games to get ready for the start of the NECC schedule — the first two of those coming on Saturday, February 17 with a doubleheader at Maryville College in Tennessee.

SVC will head to Washington, D.C. the following weekend for Gallaudet University's Bison Classic, and the team will spend its Spring Break week playing five games in Virginia.

Southern Vermont begins league action on March 18 with a noon first pitch against Elms College, and the Mountaineers will honor their five senior players on April 29 in conjunction with a single tilt against Lesley.

Young women's softball

BENNINGTON — Young Woman's Softball Sign ups will be held 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.

Bennington Little League signup

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League will host sign-up days on Feb. 14, 15 and 22, all 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 mauhs92@yahoo.com


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