Zem-Benn race returns on Sunday for 38th year


NORTH BENNINGTON >> The 38th running of the Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 8, at the Park-McCullough House.

There will be three races held at the event, with the kids' 1k race starting at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by the 3.9 and 10K races that are both scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

The Zem-Benn has become a long standing tradition in southern Vermont, with events for all ages and abilities. Age group awards from 12 and under to 90 and over are presented in the 3.8 mile and 10K events for 1st to 3rd place finishers. This year, in honor of Mother's Day, there will be special Mom-related awards. Walkers are encouraged and awards are presented for the top 3 walkers in the 3.8 mile event.

Since the event is taking place on Mother's Day, the mother who finishes first in her age group will receive a special award.

Proceeds for the event will benefit the Steve Zemianek scholarship fund at Mount Anthony Union High School.

In 2000, the Bennington Road Race was renamed in honor of longtime Mount Anthony Union track and field coach Steve Zemianek. Coach "Zem" was a fixture at the race for many years and a number of his former athletes continue to compete each year.

As in previous years, the lead sponsor of the race will be Southwestern Vermont Medical Center Orthopaedics.

T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 200 registered participants in the 3.8 and 10K events. A discounted Family Registration category reduces the registration fees for families of 4 or more! If all the family members are participating in the 3.8 run, use the Family Registration-3.8 mile run when registering. If family members are splitting up (i.e, 2 in the 3.8 mile run, 1 in the 3.8 walk and 1 in the 10k), register under the Family Registration-different events and list where everyone is participating. If more than four family members are participating, each additional person is only $10.

To participate in the event, people can sign up at Runreg.com or pick up a registration form at Wills Insurance, Anytime Fitness, Revolution Fitness, and the Bennington Recreation center. The proceeds of the race also benefit the historic Park-McCullough House. This organization provides many educational programs and hosts community events.

Runners who compete in the Gallop to Success trail race scheduled for today at Kimberly Farms in Shaftsbury will receive a registration fee discount for signing up for both races.

For more information, contact Kathy Zemianek at 802-447-9732 or email kathleenzemianek@yahoo.com or race director Dave Newell at 802-688-7807 or by email at dnewell@willsinsurance.com.

BBA lose sluggfest against Green Mountain

MANCHESTER >> The Burr and Burton softball team scored their highest run total of the season of Friday, but it wasn't enough as the Bulldogs fells to Green Mountain by the score of 23-10.

Senior Rachel Senecal hit a grand-slam for the Bulldogs in the loss.

BBA now drops to 2-5 on the season.

The Bulldogs will look to get back on the winning track when they travel to play Woodstock on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

MAU falls to Hartford

BENNINGTON >> Tough day it was on the diamond for the Mount Anthony baseball team.

The Patriots bats' and gloves came up empty as they dropped a 5-2 contest to Hartford on Friday.

Carter Bentley went 2-3 at the plate with an RBI, while Brian Page picked up the other RBI in the MAU loss.

Junior Ryan O'Neill gave up two earned runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts on the mound in the start for MAU.

With the loss, MAU drops to 6-2 on the season.

The Patriots will travel to play Rutland on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Worthington has huge day in Patriots win

NORTH ADAMS, MASS. >> The Mount Anthony softball team earned a nice road victory on Friday, with a 12-2 thrashing of Drury.

Freshman Catherine Worthington had a huge day at the plate for the Patriots, going 3-5 with 5 RBIs, including a three-run home run.

Sophomore Taylor DiCranian pitched five solid innings in her start for MAU, striking out two batter and giving up only three hits on the day.

With the win, MAU improves to 6-1 on the season.

The Patriots will be back on the diamond today when they host Otter Valley at 4 p.m.

Patriots comeback, but fall to Rutland

RUTLAND >> The Mount Anthony boys lacrosse team suffered another small margin loss on Friday, losing 11-9 to Rutland.

MAU came back to tie the game at 9-9 in the fourth quarter, but allowed Rutland to score quickly to take back the lead and then were unable to get another goal in the net to tie the game, falling to 3-6 on the season.

Seniors Jeremy Bourgeois and Thomas Hendery each scored four goals on the day for MAU.

Fellow senior Hunter scored two goals to go along with his team-high three assists.

Junior goaltender Jackson Thibodeau racked an impressive 16 saves in the loss for MAU.

The Patriots will try to get back on the winning track when they host Woodstock on Monday at 4:30 p.m.

Indians double up Panther

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Cambridge boys lacrosse team made it a season sweep of their Wasaren League rival Hoosick Falls, with a 14-7 win over the Panthers on Friday.

Cody Oldham scored a game-high four goals in the win for Cambridge.

Max Ratella scored three goals in the win, while Max Hoffer scored two goals and had a team-high four assists for the Indians.

Kordell Benson and Brad Geroux each scored two goals for the Indians in the win.

Zach Rowland scored a goal and also dished out a team-high four assists in the win as well.

For Hoosick Falls, Noah LaBarge, Guy Milliman and Cole Voltra each scored two goals in the loss.

A.J Hurlburt had a goal scored too for the Panthers.

Panthers defeat Granville

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls softball team got back on the winning track on Friday, with a 5-3 win over Granville.

Senior Erika Quackenbush had a great day for the Panthers on the mound and at the plate as well.

The senior picked up five strikeouts on the mound and racked up a team-high three RBIs at the plate for Hoosick Falls in the win.

With the win, Hoosick Falls is now 3-9 on the season and 2-6 in the Wasaren League.

The Panthers will be back on the diamond today when they participate in the Lake George softball tournament.


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