CVU tops BBA, eliminates Bulldogs

HINESBURG — When you're taking on a five-time defending state champion in the first round of the state tournament, your work is cut out for you to beat the heavily-favored foe.

That was the reality the Burr and Burton girls basketball team found itself in Tuesday night against CVU and the Bulldogs couldn't muster enough to make it a game, as the Redhawks won 55-33.

BBA was led by Emily Bleakie, who scored 18 points on the night.

CVU was led by Harper Mead, who scored 12 points in the first half. Kaylee Beyor had 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks. Maryn Askew added nine points and five steals.

The Bulldogs were only down two after one quarter, but struggled to keep up from there.

BBA ends its season with a 7-14 mark.

MAU dominated on road

RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony boys basketball team couldn't keep up in its matchup with undefeated Rutland Tuesday night, falling to the Raiders 65-30 on the road.

Rutland took control early and held a 13-point lead by the half. The Raiders took their play to another level in the second half to run away with the game.

Jacob Lorman scored 19 and Jamison Evans scored 17 points for Rutland.

Abe Amidon and Brandon Anderson both added six for MAU.

The Patriots fall to 11-8 on the season and will play Brattleboro at home on Friday in their last regular season contest.

BBA falls to Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN — The Burr and Burton boys basketball team bounced back nicely from its loss last Friday to top Fair Haven 64-54 on the road Monday.

The win was BBA's fifth in its last six games.

The Bulldogs moved to 11-8 on the season and they'll play Rutland Friday at home in their final regular season game.

The last time the two team's met the Raiders won by 18 points.

BBA will also be honoring the 60th anniversary of the 1958 boys basketball team that won Burr and Burton Academy's first basketball state championship. Along with this team, the school will honor other state champions throughout their history on both the boys and girls side.

"Just over a century ago, Burr and Burton played its first basketball game," said BBA headmaster Mark Tashjian. "This was not long after James Naismith hammered peach baskets onto a railing and created a sport that is now a global phenomenon. On March 2, we will celebrate 14 State championships along with eight 1,000-point scorers. We are in for a terrific evening."

VPA sets Tourney prices

The admission price for tonight'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 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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