Roundup: HFCS boys lax gets first victory



HOOSICK, N.Y. -- For the first time in program history, the Hoosick Falls Central School boys lacrosse team walked off the field as winners on Thursday afternoon, topping Voorheesville 16-0 to move to 1-4 on the year.

Noah LaBarge and Nick Schrom led the way for the Panthers in the win by tallying four goals each, while Mike Sprague and Damon Dubois each added a pair of goals for Hoosick Falls.

In the cage, Chris Scheilding stopped six saves to secure the shutout.

"I think we honed in our skills and today we played as a team," said Hoosick Falls coach Mark Marquart. "I think they realized midway through the game [their first win] was attainable. I felt good for the boys, they work hard and it finally paid off."

Charlie Whitman, Cole Voltra, Justin LaPage and Derek Bird each added goals, while Whitman also dished out a pair of assists.

Hoosick Falls returns to action on April 22 at Maple Hill.

LaBadia powers ‘Neers

BENNINGTON -- Junior first baseman Cody LaBadia launched a pair of two-run homers Thursday afternoon to propel Southern Vermont College to a 10-0 win in seven innings over New England College in non-conference baseball action at Bill Epstein Field.

SVC improves to 8-11 on the season while the Pilgrims fall to 3-9.

The Mountaineers accounted for 14 total hits and were perfect on the defensive end to back junior right-hander Dustyn Marfyak who picked up the win (1-2) from the bump. He had an outstanding performance, going all seven innings while giving up no runs on just four hits. Marfyak didn’t allow a single walk and struck out three on the day.

LaBadia finished the afternoon 3-3 with two walks, four RBIs and three runs scored. Sophomore second baseman RJ Pingitore ) continued his hot hitting, registering his second 3-4 game in as many days; he knocked in three runs, scored twice and stole a base in the win. Freshman designated hitter Dylan Angelo went 2-3 with a walk and a run scored, and junior right fielder Roland Hernandez was 2-5 with an RBI.

Junior center fielder Christopher Smith was the only Pilgrim to reach base twice, going 2-3 with a pair of doubles.

The Mountaineers return to action over the weekend with a three-game series against NECC foe Becker College starting with a Saturday doubleheader at noon.

Cambridge falls to Lansingburgh

LANSINGBURGH, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School boys lacrosse team fell in a close contest to Lansingburgh 11-8 on Thursday afternoon.

Lansingburgh led 8-7 after three quarter and extended the lead to 10-7 before Chris Warnke (7 goals) cut the deficit to 10-8, but that would be the last goal the Indians scored in the contest.

MAU 22nd in rankings

BENNINGTON -- In the final high school rankings for the 2013-2014 season, WIN Magazine rated the Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team 22nd in the country.

Coming into the season, the magazine had the Patriots ranked 25th in their standings.

3D archery competition

BENNINGTON -- The Catamount Bow Hunters will host their first 3D competition for the season this coming Sunday.

Registration will be from 7 a.m. to noon. The costs for adults is $12, for youths $5 and cubs are free with a paid adult. Food and beverage will be available. Members and non-members alike are welcome.

For more information, find the Catamount Bow Hunters on Facebook or call 802-442-3667.

Storm football tryouts

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team will be hosting open tryouts will be on April 15 at the Veterans Home practice field, located at 325 North Street in Bennington.

For more information, contact the Storm hotline at 802-681-9058.

Masters swim meet

BENNINGTON -- The 3rd annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, April 26 at the Bennington Recreation Center on Gage Street.

Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to swim, no prior competition is required.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders swim team.

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

Pre-registration is $15 per swimmer by April 22, or $20 the day of the event. Forms are available at the Rec Center, or email for more information.

Bennington Road Race

BENNINGTON -- The 26th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will be held on Sunday, May 4 beginning at the Park McCullough house in North Bennington.

This year’s event is dedicated to the memory of local educator and marathon runner Gail Harwood. The race is produced and directed by the Batten Kill Valley Runners.

All net proceeds will be donated to the Mount Anthony Union High School Zemianek scholarship fund.

The kids race will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the 3.8K and 10K races will start at 10 a.m.

Registration is $15 in advance and $20 after May 1.

Runners can register online at Paper registration is available at Wills Insurance, Bennington Recreation Center, Off the Wall, Anytime Fitness, Bennington Sports Center and all schools in Bennington and North Bennington.

Bennington Basketball School

BENNINGTON -- Applications are now being accepted for the Bennington Basketball School for Boys. The camp runs from July 7 to July 11. Players aged 12-15 will practice from 8 a.m. to noon, and 7-11 will practice from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

To sign up, email the participants’ name, age and t-shirt size to or call Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.


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