Roundup: Panthers send eight wrestlers to Sectionals
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School wrestling team had six finalists and three champions as the Panthers finished runner-up at the Class C tournament on Saturday.
Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George won the event with 249.5 team points, ahead of Hoosick Falls’ 223. Watervliet was third with 139.5 and Tamarac, Corinth and the host Horde were close behind.
The Panthers’ champions came from the lower weights, with Nolan Foster at 113 pounds, Luis Weierbach at 120 pounds and Mike Matatt at 138 all taking home crowns.
Foster was supposed to meet up with No. 1 seed Cassidy White from Corinth in the final, but an injury gave Foster the walkover.
Weierbach pinned his opponent in the second period of his match, while Mike Matatt scored a 3-2 decision over Cairo-Durham’s Ridge Sulkey.
Three other Panthers reached the finals and finished second, including Tom Peabody at 132 pounds, Colby Davendonis at 152 pounds and Shane Barss at 195 pounds. Peabody lost a close decision to Corinth’s Tyler Mulcahy, 8-6, while Davendonis fell 5-1 to Granville’s Nathaniel Palmer. Barss was beaten by the War Eagles’ Tom Clark 12-4 in the only head-to-head final between the top two teams.
Nick Schrom (126) and Garrett Wright (170) each wrestled back for third-place finishes, giving them a spot at the Civic Center next weekend.
MAU falls to No. 1 CVU
HINESBURG -- The Mount Anthony Union High School girls basketball team was held to 11 points between the second and third quarter as the No. 1-ranked CVU Redhawks won 71-33 on Saturday.
After a 24-14 first quarter, MAU only scored seven in the second and four in the third.
"CVU played outstanding defense and limited our ability to shoot," said MAU coach Brian Harrington.
CVU was led by Emily Kinneston and Amanda Beatty, who each had 14. MAU’s leaders were Carly Rogers and Makayla Farrara, both of whom scored eight.
MAU drops to 13-4 and faced Rutland at home on Tuesday.
Eagles drop to Cosmos
SPRINGFIELD -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys basketball team had three players in double figures but it wasn’t enough to take down Springfield in a 58-48 defeat.
DJ Jennings led the way with 16, while Austin Hawley added 13 and Nathan Mattison had 11 in a game where the Cosmos led 31-23 at the half.
Devin Brady had 17 for Springfield. Arlington drops to 1-13, while the D-II Cosmos are 4-12.
Elwell scores 25 to lead Eagles to victory
ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball team used a 25-point effort from junior Molly Elwell to secure a 53-41 win over Bellows Falls on Saturday.
Elwell combined with Julia Lacoste’s 15 points for 40 of the team’s 53. Avery Bucchieri contributed eight rebounds for Arlington.
For Bellows Falls, Emily Dufault led the team with 19 points, including 14-for-17 from the free throw line.
Arlington improves to 9-8 and faces Green Mountain on Tuesday at home.
Winchester, Dean place at Class D tournament
WARRENSBURG, N.Y. -- At the Class D wrestling tournament on Saturday, two Cambridge Central School wrestlers finished in the top four to qualify for sectional at Glens Falls Civic Center next weekend.
Senior Nate Winchester pinned his finals opponent in 49 seconds at 220 pounds for the Indians and eighth grader Colton Dean finished fourth at 195 pounds with a 4-3 loss in the consolation final.
Cambridge finished 12th overall as Salem won the tournament by 26 points over Warrensburg.
Wheelock runs past SVC
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Southern Vermont College men’s basketball team shot an even 50 percent from the floor Saturday afternoon at Wheelock College, but the Wildcats responded with 14 three-pointers en route to their 103-95 defeat of the Mountaineers in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action.
SVC sophomore forward DeShawn Hamlet notched team-highs of 26 points and seven rebounds, adding three blocks and four assists in the effort. Freshman guard Rayshawn Taylor followed with 19 points while guard Antoine White chipped in with 12 and a team-best five assists.
Derek Fournier helped the Wildcat offense with a season and game-high 27 points on a 6-for-10 clip from three-point range, adding six rebounds and a game-best three steals. Anthony Williams notched a double-double with 23 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
A three-ball from freshman guard Jordan Alston cut the deficit to 67-65 for the Mountaineers with 10:49 left in the game as the Wildcats couldn’t shake SVC, which later trailed by just three at 79-76 with 5:32 to play.
White made a jump shot for the Mountaineers to make it 93-88 at the 1:47 mark, but the Wildcats pulled away with seven unanswered points to take a comfortable 100-88 advantage with 36 ticks remaining and go onto the 103-95 victory.
Flagg’s career high not enough for ‘Neers
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Southern Vermont College lost 88-83 in overtime Saturday afternoon against Wheelock College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play.
Wildcat freshman center Michelle Woods poured in a season-high 35 points, including 21 in the second half and overtime, while Mountaineer sophomore Amber Flagg matched with a career-high 35, just three shy of the school record of 38 set by SVC Hall of Famer Denise Welch.
Flagg went 12-for-17 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range and 7-of-8 from the line to go with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a blocked shot. Sophomore forward Sarah McDonald ended the day with 19 points and eight rebounds, and Mariah Anthony posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Flagg converted a pair of free throws to give SVC a 77-74 lead with 25 ticks remaining in regulation before Doyle buried her career-best fifth three-pointer of the game for the Wildcats and knot the contest at 77 with 14 seconds left.
Woods made a layup with 1:16 left in the extra period to give Wheelock an 84-79 lead, but Anthony and Flagg made unanswered layups for SVC to cut the deficit to 84-83 with 27 seconds to go in the game but the Mountainers got no closer.
SVC volleyball falls 3-0
BOSTON -- BOSTON, Mass. - Southern Vermont College was downed 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Wentworth Institute of Technology in non-conference men’s volleyball action at Tansey Gymnasium.
The Mountaineers lost the straight-set decision with game scores of 25-15, 25-15, and 25-17 to drop to 3-4 on the season. The win keeps the Leopards perfect this year with a 7-0 mark.
Southern Vermont was led by junior Scott Fitzgerald who recorded seven kills on the afternoon while senior Anthony Barahona had four. Juniors Joey Dighton and Keven Walley had three kills apiece in the loss; Dighton also recorded three blocks.
Junior libero Florentino Escovedo had 14 digs and a block while senior setter Anthony Ayala notched 16 assists.
The Mountaineers turn to their home opener Thursday when they host The Sage Colleges for a 7 p.m. match.
Youth nights at MAU
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.
Boys youth night will be tonight when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Burr and Burton Academy with JV action starting at 6, and varsity at 7:30 p.m.
All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free by wearing their game jerseys.
Girls youth night will be Tuesday when MAU girls basketball plays host to Rutland. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity at 7.
All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
At the halftime of each JV game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams.
A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.
BENNINGTON -- Mt. Anthony Lacrosse Association will hold 2014 spring registration on February 25 and 26 at the Bennington Rec Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for boys and girls grades K thru 8.
Scholarships and equipment are available.
The season starts April 1.
For more information you can visit www.malavt.com or contact Barbara Morrissey at 802-442 6777 (evenings).
Mack Attack sign-ups
ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls’ basketball season will begin practicing on March 9, and sign-ups are ongoing.
The team provides participants with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls ages 8-17 who are interested in participating should contact coach Kerry Csizmesia at email@example.com or call 860-326-5024.
Information about the season can be found at www.mackattackaau.org.
Storm coach search
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team is searching for a new head coach for the 2014 season. If interested, call the Storm hotline at 802-681-9085.
Benn LL sign-ups
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Little League is opening registration for the 2014 season. Registration for the season will begin on Feb. 12 and 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 20 at the Fire House on River Street.
All players 5-12 in the Bennington school district looking to play baseball this year need to register on one of these four dates.
A photocopy of the child’s birth certificate is required. Registration is $50 per person and $75 for a family. Any questions, call Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or Steve Marsden at 447-4908.
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