Roundup: Patriot runners cruise


BRATTLEBORO -- The Mount Anthony Union High School cross country teams defended their perfect record in the Marble Valley League by winning a meet at Brattleboro on Tuesday.

Competing against Brattleboro, Burr and Burton Academy, Straton, Stratford, Springfield, and Hartford, the Patriots were able to finish all ten placed runners in the top ten of each race to secure the wins.

In team totals for the girls, Mount Anthony won with 30 points, while Stratton finished second with 52. Burr and Burton finished in sixth with 140 points.

For the boys, the Patriots won with 25 points, while Stratton was second with 70, and BBA was third with 78.

Andrew Brandmeyer took first overall for the boys with a time of 18 minutes, 13 seconds. Will Buckley was second with an 18:40, while Andy Barlow was third with an 18:59. Matt Strano finished ninth with a 19:54, and Andy Seward was 10th with a 19:59.

For Burr and Burton, Simon Aborn finished fifth with a 19:30. Tom Kittross was eighth with a 19:53, Eric Owens was 16th with a 20:34, Will Fisher was 20th with a 21:06, and Sam Silsby was 33 with a 22:35.

For the girls, two Stratton runners finished first and second.

MAU’s Erica Hale was third with a 23:27, Molly O’Callaghan was fourth with a 23:32, Emily Smith was sixth with a 23:54, Abby Malmborg was eighth with a 24:19, and Kate Ahearn was ninth with a 24:20.

The BBA girls’ times were not available for print.

Panthers rout

GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- A hat trick of goals and assists by Mackenzie Hinchliffe was enough to power the Hoosick Falls Central School girls soccer team past Granville 10-0 on Tuesday.

Hannah Lilac, Kelly Pine, and Anna Wysocki all netted their first career varsity goals in the win, while goalie Hannah Fricke was allowed to play in the outfield late in the game, and ended up with a goal and two assists.

Jordyn Haynes, Rachel Pine, and Casie Mann all added a goal of their own in the win.

Cambridge falls

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School girls soccer team fell to Schuylerville 6-0 on Tuesday evening.

The Indians held the Black Horses close at halftime, only trailing 2-0, but Schuylerville put the game to rest just 15 seconds into the second.

AMHS boys win

DORSET -- Konnor Andrews secured a win for the Arlington Memorial High School boys soccer team by striking in the second half, giving the Eagles a tight 3-2 win over Long Trail on Tuesday.

Lucas Stroffoleno hit the first two goals for the Eagles in the win, with Jared Lacoste assisting on both efforts.

Long Trail scored on two penalties, with Abdul Samalia hitting both shots into the net.

Eagles goalie DJ Jennings had five saves in net on the day.

The Eagles improve to 4-4 on the year with the win.

Eagles fall to Stratton

STRATTON -- The Arlington Memorial High School girls soccer team led Stratton 2-1 after the first half of play Tuesday, but a physically imposing Stratton side was able to level things up with three minutes left in the second half before finding a winner in the second overtime.

Julia Lacoste and Brooke Hawley were on target for the Eagles in the first half.

Coach Dan Wood also noted strong play from Becca Solari and Hailey Davis.

"[Stratton] was big and strong," Wood said. "It was disappointing to lose with three minutes left but they were very good.

The Eagles fall to 2-5 on the season.

SVC volleyball wins

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College volleyball team swept Elms 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-11) on Tuesday.

Jessica Delgado led the Mountaineers with 10 kills, while Carrie Baltazar recorded nine in the win.

Vanessa Ruelas led all players with 12 digs.

The ‘Neers improve to 5-6 overall, and 2-0 in the New England Collegiate Conference.

HF off-season lax

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Lacrosse Club has partnered with Strong Brothers Sports Dome to offer an off-season player development program for local lacrosse players.

The program will run on Sundays from 7-8:30 p.m. starting on November 3, and running through March 2. Players grades 4 through 12 are welcome.

The cost is $200 for all 18 sessions. Players can also choose the first or second session of 9 nights for $145.

Each 90-minute session will include player development drills and games.

For more information, contact Eric Crawford at

Bat Brats golf tourney

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a 4-person golf scramble at Mount Anthony Country Club on October 13.

The Bat Brats are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the positive aspects of amateur softball. The group manages two travel softball teams on a strictly volunteer basis. The tournament is $80 per person.

For more questions, or to register a team, call Tera Dicranian at 802-447-4847.

3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic

MANCHESTER -- The Friends of Hockey will host its 3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic at Manchester Country Club on Sunday, October 20.

The event will benefit the Burr and Burton Academy varsity hockey program, and is in rememberance of Jeff Charbonneau, a 2005 graduate of BBA who tragically passed away in 2010.

The Classic will be a shotgun scramble format, with play starting at noon that Sunday.

Entry fee is $100 per person, which will include the round of golf, a cart, and dinner.

To sign up, contact Dennis Filippi at Checks can be sent to Dennis Filippi c/o Burr and Burton Academy, PO Box 498, Manchester, Vt, 05254. Checks should be made out to BBA-Friends of Hockey.

For more information on sponsoring the event, contact Karen Grabher (atmyfarm or Pauline de Laszlo (

SVC baseball clinics

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball coach Dave Gage will be offering Saturday School morning clinics throughout October for baseball players of all ages.

Each session will cost $10 per player, with each week focusing on a different skill set. Players wishing to participate in all four can sign up for a discounted rate of $35.

The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. at Bill Epstein Field on the SVC campus.

Oct. 5 will be a hitting clinic, the 12th a pitching one, the 19th will focus on defense, and the 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.

For more infomration, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at

Basketball clinic in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- The University of Vermont women’s basketball team will be hosting a free basketball clinic on October 12 for boys and girls grades 2-8.

The clinic will focus on skill development and fundamentals. Current players and coaches will be in attendance at the clinic.

The program will be held in the Arlington Memorial High School Gym from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact Ashley Hoyt at

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.

SVC basketball to host skills clinics

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics September 29, 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

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.


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