Wilkins double-double paces Eagles in win

CHESTER — A career night for Kolby Wilkins was the difference in the Arlington boys basketball team's 71-66 win against Black River Saturday at Green Mountain Union.

Wilkins had a career-high 22 points and reached double figures in rebounds to secure the double-double.

Jack Lane had a strong game for the Eagles as well with 13 points.

The Arlington girls were in action against the Presidents before the boys played. The Eagles dominated in their matchup to win 63-29.

The Arlington girls now wait for the official word on what its seed will be for the playoff tournament, which will be released today.

The Eagles' boys squad is back in action Saturday against Long Trail at Mount Anthony Union.

Cummings takes fourth

ALBANY, N.Y. — Salem-Cambridge wrestler Zac Cummings took fourth place in the New York state tournament this past weekend in the 113-pound weight class.

Cummings started off the meet Saturday by falling to Walton-Delhi's Chandler Merwin in the Division II semifinals. He bounced back and picked up a 9-5 win in the consolation semifinals against Jack Bosco of Hackley School. In the third place match, he fell short against Matt Garland of South Jefferson-Sandy Creek to take fourth place at the meet.

SVC baseball drops two

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Southern Vermont College was blanked 8-0 by Muhlenberg College at Hoy Field Saturday in non-conference baseball action during the second day of Gallaudet University's Bison Classic.

The Mules put up three runs in the home half of the second before notching a pair in the sixth. MC chalked up three more in the eight for some extra separation and finished off the shutout in its season opener.

SVC senior third baseman John Arancio went 3-for-4 at the dish with a double, while freshman second baseman Will Iannacone was 2-for-3 with the stick. Southern Vermont junior right-handed pitcher Dan Mason took the loss (0-1) with his first collegiate start on the hill, giving up three runs (one earned) through the first two innings of play.

SVC split a double-header on the first day of the tournament.

The Mountaineers (1-2) now look ahead to a twin bill at SUNY Maritime College next Saturday, March 3 with first pitch slated for 11 a.m.

SVC volleyball swept

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College was clipped 3-0 Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) men's volleyball action at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

The Nighthawks pulled away to take the opening set by a 25-18 margin before topping SVC 25-19 in the second. NC then closed out the contest with a 25-13 win in the third game.

SVC senior captain El Olivares registered match-bests of 15 kills and nine digs, while sophomore Te Hayward had nine kills and another eight digs. Southern Vermont (0-9, 0-4 NECC) is on the road for its next eight matches with the first of those being on Wednesday when the Mountaineers visit Eastern Nazarene College for a 7 p.m. NECC tilt.

VPA sets Tourney prices

The admission price for Wednesday's Division I girls basketball playdown game at Mount Anthony at 7 p.m. will be $6 for adults and $5 for students.

These admission prices, for playdown and quarterfinal games, are set by the Vermont Principals Association. Faculty and Season passes can not be used for VPA Tournament games.

Tickets will go on sale at 6:15 in the cafeteria and the gym will be open to the public at 6:30 p.m.

Bennington Horseshoe Club

The Bennington Horseshoe Club will host four tournaments for the upcoming season.

They will host the Spring Warm Up on May 6, Leon O'Dell Classic on May 27, Cooper Family Classic on July 22 and the Vermont State Doubles on August 26.

The league will be held in the summer months starting on April 23 and each Monday for 16 weeks.

Sign ups for the league will be held on April 14 and 15 at noon on the courts at Willow Park.

For horseshoe information, please contact Maxine Brandlik at 802-379-7760.

MALA registration

MALA is a youth lacrosse program from kindergarten to 8th grade for boys and girls representing Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Pownal and Shaftsbury.

Their boys and girls U9 instructional team season starts on April 9 and practices two days a week. Their boys and girls U11, U13 and U15 travel teams practice three to four days a week and their season starts on April 2.

For more information and to register online, please go to www.malavt.com. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at heyshea100@gmail.com.

Mack Attack registration

ARLINGTON — The Mack Attack AAU girls basketball season will begin with a try-out session tomorrow, from 5-7 p.m., followed by a registration meeting at the Cambridge Central School gymnasium. All interested players, parents and coaches should plan to attend this meeting. Practice sessions begin in March with the first tournament scheduled to start March 24. Please note that the Cambridge gym will be the "home" gym this year because of the unavailability of the Arlington gym due to water damage.

AAU basketball provides girls with an opportunity to improve basketball skills and knowledge through a challenging level of play. Girls in grades 6-11, who are interested in playing for Mack Attack, should contact Coordinator Ashley Hoyt at hoytas@bvsu.org or 802-345-1951. To register early or for more information about Mack Attack AAU 2018 including tournament dates, costs and ordering uniforms, go to www.mackattackgirlsaau.org.

Youth cheer in Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — The Town of Hoosick Community Center (Youth Center) will be offering a six-week cheerleading program starting today. The program will run Saturday mornings from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Youth Center at 115 Church St.

Coaches are Tiffany McMahon and Torie Marbot. The cost is $25 for current Youth Center members and $50 for non-members (which gets you a membership). Sign up forms can be picked up in advance at the Youth Center or on the first day of the program.

Registration for soccer club begins

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Soccer Club is registering players for the spring season.

The Early Bird Special is happening now, the cost is $45 and registration closes on March 15.

Kids ranging from three years old to sixth grade can sign up.

For more information, go to www.hoosickfallssoccer.siplay.com or contact Laura Peabody at lpeabody@gmail.com

First Memorial Soccer Classic in Manchester

MANCHESTER — The town of Manchester will host the Memorial Soccer Classic on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27 at Dana Thompson Park.

The tournament is open to girls and boys from U10, U12, U14 and U17 teams.

Note that this is not a Premiere Tournament (there are so many choices in the NE for Div1/Premiere). The Manchester Classic is envisioned as a Div2 /3 Family "destination" tournament.

The cost to register a team is $425 for U-10 and $550 for U12, U14 and U17 teams.

There are four games guaranteed for all teams over the weekend.

Registration is open at https://www.gotsport.com/forms/app/?eventid=65591

For more information, email tournament director Les Jorgensen at l.jorgensen@manchester-vt.gov.


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