Arlington advances to state quarterfinals

MANCHESTER — The Arlington girls basketball season took care of business in its playdown matchup against Poultney Wednesday night, winning 47-29 at Burr and Burton Academy.

After a defensive-minded first quarter on both sides, the Eagles controlled the game throughout as they held 11-point lead late in the contest. Arlington closed out the game from there to advance to the Division IV state quarterfinals.

The Eagles will to play Proctor in the quarterfinals on Friday at 7 p.m.

BBA girls advance

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls hockey team topped Hartford 4-0 in its state tournament opening round matchup Wednesday night.

Hartford finished the regular season with just one win and the Bulldogs dominated from pretty much the first puck drop.

BBA will play No. 2 seed South Burlington in state quarterfinals on Saturday at Cairns Arena.

The two teams have met twice this season with the Bulldogs falling in both of those games.

The win moves BBA's record to 6-13-2 on the season.

SVC volleyball swept

QUINCY, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team was swept in straight sets against Eastern Nazarene on the road Tuesday.

The Lions won by scores of 25-18, 25-4 and 25-16.

The loss for SVC keeps them winless on the season.

The Mountaineers were led in kills by El Olivares, who had five, while Eastern Nazarene was led by Kenny Sorensen, who had 11 kills.

The Lions dominated in aces as well Wednesday night, outnumbering SVC in that category 12-2.

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 If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at

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 or contact Laura Peabody at

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

For more information, email tournament director Les Jorgensen at


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