Burlington doubles up BBA

BURLINGTON — Burlington's Elliot Maher scored two goals as the Seahorses doubled up Burr and Burton, 4-2, in boys hockey on Monday.

Spencer Stilwell and Theodore Schulman added goals for Burlington, who improve to 5-9-2.

BBA got goals from Joey McCoy and Matt Grabher in the loss, which drops the Bulldogs to 9-8.

Ethan Simonds had 20 stops for BBA, while Bradley Lambombard had 22 saves for Burlington.

BBA is back on the ice on Wednesday, hosting Woodstock at 6 p.m. at Riley Rink.

SVC returns to NECC playoffs

MARSHFIELD, Mass. — Southern Vermont College is headed back to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) women's basketball championship tournament for the first time since 2016 as the Mountaineers secured the No. 8 seed in the 2019 postseason.

SVC is making its third-ever trip to the playoffs in program history after posting a league record of 4-14 (6-19 overall).

Southern Vermont will head to top-seeded New England College on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Mountaineer head coach Christin Gowan is bringing her squad to the tournament in just her second year at the helm of the team.

"It's very exciting for our program," Gowan said, in a SVC athletics press release. "However, I think our team would agree that we had a disappointing season up until this point. We dealt with injuries all year long and had to overcome adversity to get to where we are now. Luckily, now everyone is essentially 0-0, and we have the same opportunity to advance as everyone else."

Southern Vermont will bring a fairly young team to the playoffs — a squad that includes only one senior and three active juniors. What the Mountaineers lack in collegiate experience, however, they make up for in personality.

"Our team is hilarious," Gowan said. "Through everything we faced this year, the players kept smiles on their faces and kept cracking jokes. The bus rides to and from games were some of the most fun I've had coaching."

SVC fell in both of its regular season games against NEC this year — losing 83-57 and 68-39.

"We know that we face a solid New England College team," Gowan noted, "and it's going to take a special performance on Tuesday to upset them at home. Fortunately, we have the talent and determination to do it; we just have to put it together."

A victory at NEC would then pit the Mountaineers against the winner of No. 4 Eastern Nazarene College (18-7, 13-5 NECC) and fifth-seeded Dean College (12-13, 10-8 NECC) on Thursday for a semifinal bout.

The other side of the bracket has Mitchell College (16-9, 15-3 NECC) as the No. 2 seed and hosting seventh-seeded Elms College (12-13, 8-10 NECC). The team to advance from that matchup will take on the winner of sixth-seeded Newbury College (10-15, 8-10 NECC) at No. 3 Becker College (18-7, 15-3 NECC) in Thursday's other semifinal tilt.

Thursday's winners will then line up on Saturday for the title with the highest remaining seed hosting the championship.

MAU to host youth basketball nights

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony basketball teams will host youth nights over the next week at Kates Gym.

The girls will host on Feb. 21 when the varsity takes on Rutland at home. The boys night will be Feb. 26 when the varsity boys host Rutland. Both are senior nights. Games are at 5:30 p.m. for the JV and a 7 p.m. tip for varsity. Youth teams get in free when they are in their jersey and teams will play at halftime.

Bennington Little League registration

BENNINGTON — Registration for the 2019 season will be held on February 21 at the Fire House on River Street in Bennington from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

All players' ages five to 12 years of age in the Bennington and surrounding area looking to play baseball this year need to register.

For all registrants a photocopy of the birth certificate is required. Registration fee is $75 per player with a family maximum of $100 for all divisions except T-Ball (Instructional) which has been reduced to $50. The price includes the annual fundraiser.

For questions, please contact Geoff Metcalfe at 802-442-5465.

Hoosick baseball, softball registration

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Registration has started for the Hoosick Falls Little League.

Registrations will be available until Feb. 28. For questions, call Ted Senecal at 518-331-7286.


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