VBCA all-star games are set



WINDSOR -- On Saturday, March 15, the Vermont Basketball Coaches’ Association will present its annual Senior All-Star Games featuring the best senior girls and boys in the state.

Spectators will get a chance to see rivals playing together using a North vs. South format.

There will be four games: Division 3-4 girls at 11:00 a.m., Division 3-4 boys at 1:00 p.m., Division 1-2 girls at 3:00 p.m. and Division 1-2 boys at 5:00 p.m. T he games are played at Windsor High School which is centrally located and a great place to watch basketball.

We call it a celebration of all that’s good about high school hoops. In addition to the games the VBCA will make presentations to the following:

The Dream Dozen (The best underclassmen players in the state); 1000 point scorers; Coaches of the Year; Officials of the Year; Players of the Year Scholarships; Coaches with Milestone wins; The Spalding award to undefeated teams; The Tristan Southworth Award; The Tom Fennell Service Award and induction into the VBCA Hall of Fame.

Local players will be announced soon.

Bat Brats score two U14 titles

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- The U14 Southern Vermont Bat Brats started their 2014 softball season out with two Championships at Chase Sports going 4-1 in tournament on January 18 and 19 and the other March 1 and 2.

Team members and coaches include: Olivia Brownell, Kennedy O’Dell, Taylor Dicranian, Hannah Bascue, Nicole Main, Kaity O’Brien, Marliegh Greene, Ashlee Billert, Jamie Boyle, Kaidin Gauthier and Coaches Steve Main, James Boyle, and Jason Dicranian.

Can drive for Mount Anthony dance team

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School dance team is headed to New Englands on March 8, and the team is looking for help to pay for transportation.

The team is asking for bottle donations to help raise funds. The team has an account at the Bennington Beverage Outlet on Northside Drive, and are asking for anyone willing to make donations to drop the bottles off at the store and indicate they are for the dance team.

Basketball Challenge in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- The 2nd annual Basketball Challenge will be held at Arlington Memorial High School on March 21 this year and is sponsored by the Fisher Parent Teacher Group.

Beginning at 6 p.m., the current varsity Eagles for both the boys and girls teams will take on alumni in an effort to raise money for the Fisher Playground Fund.

The night will also feature a game between Arlington faculty against the Arlington parents.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children 12-and-under if purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold at the Fisher Main Office. On the night of the event, tickets will rise by a dollar.

For more information, email lacosted@bvsu.org or call 375-6409.

Mack Attack practice

ARLINGTON -- The Mack Attack AAU girls’ basketball season will begin practicing on March 9. Practic e times are as follows: Grades 3-5 from noon to 1:30 p.m.; Grades 6-8 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and Grades 9-12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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 kerrycsizmesia@yahoo.com or call 860-326-5024.

Information about the season can be found at www.mackattackaau.org.


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