Witches knock out Panthers

Saturday February 23, 2013


RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- Third-seeded Greenwich erased an early deficit to bounce league rival No. 11 Hoosick Falls Central School from the Class C tournament with a 44-32 win on Friday night at Hudson Valley Community College.

Colin Oswald (17 points) connected on five 3-pointers, including three straight to lift the Witches (15-5) from an 18-9 hole in the second quarter. Greenwich led 20-18 at halftime.

Taylor Baker and Randy Tutunjian scored seven points apiece for Hoosick Falls, which finishes its season at 10-10.

BBA clinches 2-seed

RUTLAND -- Putting the clamps down on Mount St. Joseph in the second quarter, the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball team pulled ahead and never looked back, beating the Mounties, 53-41, in both teams regular season finale on Friday night.

With a 18-2 record to finish the year, the Bulldogs clinch the No. 2 seed in the Division II tournament and the program’s best record since 2006.

Weston Muench fueled BBA, which led 42-27 at the end of the third quarter, with 17 points while Joey Shehadi added 15 and Jake Stalcup collected a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

No player hit double figures for MSJ (13-7).

Eagles edge Horde

WEST RUTLAND -- Three players tallied double-figures for Arlington Memorial High School as the Eagles closed out the regular season with a 54-43 win against West Rutland in boys basketball on Friday night.

DJ Jennings led all scorers with 19 points, going 7-of-9 at the line. Troy Sweet added 14, including the Eagles’ only field goal of the second quarter, and Olden Dwyer hit for a dozen.

West Rutland (13--7), paced by 15 apiece from Nick Anagnos and Joey Callahan, trailed 24-19 at intermission.

The Eagles finish the season at 12-8 and lock up the No. 7 seed in the Division IV tournament, which begins next week, according to coach Chris Taft.

"We’re excited to host someone at the Eagles’ Nest," Taft said.

Colonels sink MAU

BRATTLEBORO -- Up by four points at halftime, Brattleboro held off Mount Anthony Union High School for a 51-39 win in boys basketball on Friday night.

Jackson Batchelder led the Colonels with 18 points while Aaryngston Bibens paced MAU with 11. Both teams finish the regular season at 6-14.

Bennington Little League registration

BENNINGTON -- Registration for the 2013 season will begin on Feb. 20 and 21 at the Firehouse on River Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration concludes on Feb. 27 and 28 again at the same time and place.

All players ages 5-12 in the Bennington area, including former Norshaft registrants, looking to play baseball this year need to register on one of these four dates. For all registrants a photocopy of the birth certificate is required.

The registration fee is $50 per player with a family maximum of $75 and a completed form for each player. For questions, please contact either Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or Steve Marsden at 447-4908.

Mack Attack registration

ARLINGTON -- Practice for the Mack Attack AAU team begins on March 10 at Arlington Memorial High School. Players between 8 and 17 are invited. To register, visit mackattackaau.org or call Kerry Csizmesia at 802-430-7031 for more information.

BYSL hosts sign-up

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Young Women’s Softball League is hosting their annual sign-ups. All girls ages 7-12 as of January 1 are encouraged to sign up.

New player sign-ups will be held Feb. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

All first-year players should bring a copy of their birth certificate. Registration fee is $35 for 1 child, $50 for 2 children/family, and $70 for 3 or more.

Contact Danielle at (802) 447-2124 with any questions.

Soccer sign-up

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Registration is now open for spring teams at the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club. Sign up at the website at hoosickfallssoccer.org.

For questions regarding travel teams call Steve Hinchliffe at 518-686-9505 and for in house call Laura Sagendorf at 518-944-4971.

Lax officials training

BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Lacrosse Officials Association will be offering training clinics throughout the state for individuals interested in officiating boys lacrosse.

The clinics will include 2 man mechanics, technical and personal fouls, field mechanics, proper signaling, verbal and visual communication, penalty enforcement and pre and post game preparation. The clinics are free and pre-registration is required.

The Southern Vermont clinic will be held on March 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington.

To sign up, contact Jim Farrell at jimza@comcast.net or 518-441-4363.

Any general questions about these training events can be directed to Jim Farrell, VLOA Training Coordinator at 518-441-4363.

Zemianek road race returns May 5

BENNINGTON -- The 35th annual Steve Zemianek Road Race will take place on May 5 at the Park-McCullough House in North Bennington.

There are three different runs, a 3.8-mile course, a 10K course and a half-mile fun run for children.

The entry fee is $15 to pre-register and $3 for the fun run. A family of four can register at a reduced rate of $40.

Awards will be given to the top male and female runner and the top three in each age group.

For more information, call Dave at 802-688-7807.


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