Roundup: Patriots sweep Titans



BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School swim team celebrated Senior Night by sweeping Taconic Hills.

The girls won 100 to 70, while the boys won 88 to 80.

On the girls’ side of things, Kate Ahearn was the lone double-winner, winning the 50 meter and 100 free. Individual winners included Phebe Hall (200 IM), Jenna Staab (100 fly), Emily Barlow (500 free) and Kara Sampsell in the 100 breast. Staab also picked up second in the 200 IM, while Bridget Ahearn took second in the 50 free and Baylee Ports was second in the 100 back.

The relay teams also took first in the 200 medley and the 400 free. Hall and Kate Ahearn were on both of the teams.

On the boys side, Mount Anthony scored an 88-80 win as Taconic Hills and the Patriots ended up tied at 8-3 this season, but the Patriots’ head-to-head wins gave them the Northern Division crown.

Zach LaForest won the 50 free, Ryan Spencer was tops in the 100 back. Austin Ulrich added a victory in the 100 breaststroke and Kevin Gorry won the 500 free. Brian Steinhoff added a second-place finish in the 100 back.

The boys also won the 200 medley relay.

Individuals are on Feb. 1 at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington.

MAU pitches shutout

MIDDLEBURY -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team didn’t allow a point in a tri-meet against Middlebury and Mount Mansfield on Thursday night.

MAU won 81-0 against the Tigers and 73-0 over the Cougars.

Against Middlebury, Calvin Call, Rachel Hale, Dylan LaFountain, Bailey Willard, Noble Shaler, Damon Young and Jesse Webb all scored pins, while Austin Price won by tech fall and Jack Luciano won by 13-0 major decision.

Against MMU, the feature match was between Troy Gassaway and Ben Bliss at 120, with Gassaway scoring a second-period fall.

LaFountain, Darren Ruiz-Sauer, Young and Webb all had falls against the Cougars.

Arlington girls top Leland & Gray

TOWNSHEND -- Behind a 27-point night behind junior Molly Elwell, the Arlington Memorial High School girls basketball team defeated Leland & Gray on Thursday night, 51-42.

Elwell shot 10-of-14 from the foul line as well.

Julia Lacoste added eight and Brooke Hawley seven for the 6-5 Eagles, who travel to Woodstock on Saturday.

MALA registration

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 or contact Barbara Morrissey at 802 442 6777 (evenings).

MAU youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Wrestling sign-ups are still taking place for youth wrestlers in the area.

For those interested, contact Wayne Call at 802-952-8932.

Mack Attack AAU 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 or call 860-326-5024. Information about the season can be found at

Girls can register ahead of March 9 or meet with coach Csizmesia at the first practice.

Storm head 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.


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