SVC student-athletes honored for academics

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) 2017 Fall Academic All-Conference honorees were announced by the league on Friday with nine of the student-athletes being recognized hailing from Southern Vermont College.

To be eligible for the accolade, student-athletes must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and must have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher after the fall semester.

Athletes representing the conference's men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball teams could qualify to earn the fall academic laurel.

"Being honored as an academic all-star is a great achievement which acknowledges these students' successes in both the classroom and in athletic competition," said SVC Dean of Faculty Jennifer Burg. "The faculty members of Southern Vermont College are proud of the motivation,dedication, and teamwork that these students demonstrate across all areas of our campus community."

Among the Mountaineers who garnered the award, four did so for the second time in their career: women's cross country junior Stephany Ferreira, women's cross country senior Lexia Gillette, women's soccer senior Melissa Mascari, and women's volleyball senior Julia Florence.

Other SVC honorees included: Maddy Main (women's cross country), Lee Dennis (men's soccer), Ashley Blom (women's soccer), Juliena D'Alessio (women's soccer) and Abigail Landon (women's volleyball).

In total, 164 student-athletes from around the league were recognized with the Fall `17 laurel. To see the complete list honorees, visit http://neccathletics.com/landing/fallaac.



Panthers top Waterford

WATERFORD, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys basketball team dominated in the first quarter to propel themselves to a 71-47 win against Waterford Friday night on the road.

The Panthers outscored the opponent 24-3 in the first quarter.

Hoosick Falls' seniors Evan McCart and Guy Milliman led the way for the Panthers. McCart had a game-high 23 points, while Milliman had 19 points.

Jon Kempf and Isaac Friel had solid outings as well with eight points apiece.

Hoosick Falls is back in action today against Mount Anthony at home. It will be Senior Night for the Panthers.

BBA tops Woodstock

WOODSTOCK — The Burr and Burton boys basketball team topped Woodstock on the road 61-51 Friday night.

After the first quarter, the Bulldogs were down 15-6, but got the lead down to two before the half.

In the third, BBA would take control and take the lead, before holding on in the fourth.

Bryce Little led the way for the Bulldogs with 19 points, while Jake Nicholson had 14.

Will Frank and Tommy Baker had strong nights as well with 12 and 11 points respectively.

Patrick Forstmann had 10 rebounds for BBA.

The win moves the Bulldogs record to 5-6. BBA plays Mill River at home Tuesday.

Ritchie propels Eagles

SPRINGFIELD — Matt Ritchie scored a career-high 24 points in an Arlington 61-41 win against Springfield on the road Friday night.

Keyshawn King had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Arlington is back in action on the road against Sharon Academy Monday.

Hockey tournament at Riley Rink

MANCHESTER — The Northshire Hockey Association will be hosting the Vermont State Youth Hockey Tournament at Riley Rink in Manchester on February 9-11.

"We're honored to have been chosen as host for the entire Tier 3 14U Division," said NHA Tournament Director, Karen Grabher. "We will be hosting eight teams from all over Vermont and it will be exciting to have them all play at Riley Rink."

Hundreds of hockey players, parents and fans from across the state will converge at Riley Rink during the weekend.

Eight teams, including one representing the Northshire Hockey Association, will play a round robin format. Advancing teams will battle in the semifinals later in the weekend. The top two teams will advance to the state championship weekend in March.

"We're eager to welcome the teams to Manchester and have them play at one of the top facilities in the state," said Grabher. "We are looking forward to an exciting weekend of youth hockey."

Schedule of events will soon be posted online at www.northshirehockey.org. Admission will be $2 for adults and $1 for kids ages 12-18. Kids under 12 are free. A 3-day pass is also available for $5 for adults and $2 for kids ages 12-18. All gate proceeds will benefit Northshire Hockey Association.

For more information on the tournament or youth hockey, contact Karen Grabher at (802) 362-8218 or grabherhockey@comcast.net.


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