Roundup: HFCS football rolls 40-0


Hoosick Falls rolls over Mechanicville

MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School dominated Mechanicville on the ground on Friday night, rolling over the team 40-0.

Brandon Hodges was the big man for the Panthers on the night, taking 17 carries for 118 yards and three scores.

Quarterback Garrett Wright added a touchdown throw and a touchdown run. His pass was complete to Levi Brewster.

Colby Davendonis also got in on the action for HFCS, taking a 24-yard carry to the end zone.

The Panthers move to 2-0 on the season with the win.

BBA boys soccer wins on penalties

BENNINGTON -- Penalty shots by Tim Stewart, Reid Conde, Wes Lord, Pablo Sagredo, and Johnny Weeks helped the Burr and Burton Academy boys soccer team beat Brattleboro in the opening round of the John James tournament. The team won 5-4 in penalties.

But the Bulldogs coughed up a two-goal lead to get to penalties. Weeks and Conde both scored during regulation for the Bulldogs.

BBA now moves on to the finals of the tournament, when they play host-Mount Anthony at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Spinelli Field in Bennington.

MAU girls soccer tops Hartford

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls soccer team took to the road on Friday, and returned to Bennington as 3-0 winners over Hartford.

Kate Goodell got things started for the Patriots after scoring on a pass from Emily Hunt, then Emily Altland doubled the lead off of an assist from Goodell.

Calli Towslee rounded out the scoring when she finished off a pass from Morgan Howlett.

Hoosick Falls girls soccer gets by Tamarac

TROY, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School girls soccer team just got by Tamarac on Friday, emerging as 3-2 winners in the contest.

Dana O’Malley struck twice for the Panthers in the win, with Kolumbia Cook also adding a tally.

Storm to donate money from game

MANCHESTER -- The Southern Vermont Storm have announced that a portion of the gate revenues raised from Saturday’s game against the Vermont Ravens will be donated to autism research. The Houng Dog food cart, which will provide concessions during the game, will also donate part of their proceeds to Burr and Burton youth football. Any youth player wearing their jersey to the game will get in free.

Run for the Pin

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team will be hosting a 5K cross country run at Willow Park on October 6. The race, which will begin at 9 a.m., will help raise money for the wrestling program.

To pre-register, you can visit or you can sign up by mail by sending a registration packet to Dan Pierce, P.O. Box 936, Bennington, VT 05201.

The entry fee will be $20, and will include a t-shirt. When pre-registering, please list what size shirt you would like.

Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run to 8:30 a.m. at the Willow Park Pavilion.

There will be awards for the youngest boy and youngest girl to finish first, the first man and first woman to cross the finish line, and for the first man and first woman over 50 to cross the line.

For more information, contact Scarlet Watson at 802-379-0772

Youth football night

BENNINGTON -- MAYAA Football Youth Night will be held at Mount Anthony’s Spinelli Field on Friday, Oct. 4 when the Patriot football team plays host to Middlebury at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the area youth football league will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.

A drawing for a free football ball signed by the varsity team will be held at halftime for all MAYAA football players in attendance.

Youth soccer nights

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is sponsoring a pair of Youth Soccer Nights for the girls and boys area youth league soccer players.

Boys Youth Night will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 when the MAU Varsity Boys Soccer Team plays host to Rutland in a 6 p.m. game. Girls Youth Soccer Night will be Thursday, Oct. 10 when the Patriot Varsity Girls Soccer team hosts Rutland at 6 p.m. All boys and girls playing in the area youth soccer leagues will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys on these respective nights. Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.

At the halftime of each night, there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring area youth soccer players. A drawing for a free soccer ball signed by the varsity Patriots will be held after the exhibition game for the youth players in attendance.

5K Pumpkin Brigade

Johnsonville, N.Y. -- The 2nd annual 5K Pumpkin Brigade race will take place on October 26.

The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Johnsonville Fire House.

To register, visit and search for the race.

If you register before October 24, the cost will be $20 for adults, and $10 for kids age 15-and-under. There will also be a Kids Run, which will cost $2 or will be free with parent’s paid 5K registration.

Registration will be available on raceday starting at 9 a.m., and the cost will increase by $5.

Hoosac basketball

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosac School will host two open gym days for local players interested in playing college basketball. The clinic will be on Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28 at the Hoosac School, with the events running from 4:30-6 p.m.

Athletes in grades 10-12 are eligible to sign up.

You must register with basketball coach Mike Foster via email, at, by the Friday prior to the event in order to attend. Only those who are registered will be allowed to participate.

Foster asks that each player bring their own numbered t-shirt, or a reversible practice top.

For more information, contact Mike Foster. SVC basketball to host skills clinics

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics this week, September 15th, in the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus.

Designed for boys and girls in grades 1-12, clinics will be directed by head men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad, assistant coach A.J. Mahar and staff.

Cost is only $10 per player if signed up by 9 p.m. that Saturday, or $12 at the door. All registrations are cash only.

To register, please send you child’s name, age, and grade to: For more information, please contact Coach Engelstad at 802-447-4012 or

Catamount Bow Hunters hosting 3-D competition

BENNINGTON -- The Catamount Bow Hunters, Inc. will be hosting their 3-D Hunter Archery Competition on Sunday, Sept. 15 at their headquarters, located on Rt. 7S, Fuller Road in Bennington. The event will run from 7 a.m. to noon, with adults costing $10 and youths cost $5 to participate. Cubs are free with a paid adult. Food and beverage will be available. Members and non-members are welcome to sign up. For more information, call 802-442-3667

Adult League Basketball

BENNINGTON -- Any adult interested in playing basketball can contact Jerry at for more information and to be added to an email list. The league generally plays three days a week: on Wednesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. To offset the cost of insurance there is a $30 fee for the year, or you can pay $2 for each individual game you play.

Benn youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Youth Wrestling will be offering pre season youth clinics, beginning on September 4.

The clinics will run through November 6 and are offered on Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m.

Clinics include games and technique and will be taught by current Mount Anthony Union High School wrestlers. The entry fee is $30 per wrestler. Call Wayne Call at (802) 952-8932 for more information.

Youth Football

BENNINGTON -- Open sign-up for the Mount Anthony youth football league are ongoing at Tomasi’s Sports and Awards. For more information, call 802-681-9058.

BYSL signups

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Youth Soccer League is hosting sign-ups every Tuesday night at the Bennington Sports Center.

Sign-ups will go from 5 to 8 p.m. at 230 School St. Call 802-681-7151 or e-mail with questions.

Hoosick bowlers wanted

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Wednesday International League is looking for bowlers for the up coming season at Barbeque Recreation in Hoosick Falls. For more information, call Daryl at 518-686-5467, Louis at 518-686-9651, and Jack at 518-686-5751.


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