Eagles top West Rutland on road

WEST RUTLAND — The Arlington boys basketball team picked up a 46-38 win over West Rutland Friday night on the road.

Chase Hoyt led the way with 16 points for the Eagles. Keyshawn King had a strong game as well with 13 points.

Arlington is back in action Monday against Black River. That game will be played at Mount Anthony Union with a 7 p.m. tip.

BBA routed by Rutland

RUTLAND — Undefeated Rutland exerted its will on the Burr and Burton boys basketball team Friday night en route to a 61-43 blow out of the Bulldogs.

The Raiders wasted little time to take control and they held a thirteen-point lead after one quarter.

They would increase that to 17 by halftime.

BBA's Bryce Little had a strong first half with eight points. He finished the night with 15 points.

Rutland hit five three-pointers in the first half. Noah Tyson had 15 points in the first half.

The Raiders would balloon the lead to 26 after three and hold on handily in the fourth.

Jamison Evans led them with 17.

BBA is 6-7 on the season.

The Bulldogs are back in action today against Union 32 at home. Tip off is set for 3:30 at E.H. Henry Gym.

BBA tops Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — The Burr and Burton boys hockey team out strong and easily dispatched of Middlebury Friday night.

Egan Schmitt had two goals for the Bulldogs. Giancarlo Russo and Alex Carpenter scored the other two tallies.

Carpenter also had a pair of assists in the game.

Ethan Simonds made 32 saves for BBA.

The Bulldogs move to 12-3 on the season.

Cambridge loses crossover

GREENWICH, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys basketball team lost its crossover game against Greenwich 57-40 Friday night.

The Indians kept the game close during the first half. The Witches held a six-point lead heading into the second half.

The third quarter was where Greenwich opened up the game. The Witches outscored Cambridge 14-4 in the third and easily hung on in the fourth.

The Indians will now wait to see what their seed will be in the Class C sectional tournament.

SVC softball picked eighth

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - The Southern Vermont College softball team is midway through its preparation to get back into the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) postseason.

SVC has been selected by league coaches to finish the season in eighth-place of the NECC standings based on the preseason poll which was released on Friday.

The Mountaineers will once again be led by head coach Paige Gage, who is in her second year as the Southern Vermont skipper.

"My expectations for this season are to make it back to the tournament and to compete in every game," Gage said. "That means: competitive at bats, making the plays defensively, pitching to contact, and not letting one error turn into multiple errors. If we do these at a consistent basis, we should be in the playoffs and playing competitive softball in May."

SVC made it to the postseason in 2017 with a league record of 4-14 (4-20 overall). As the No. 8 team in the tournament, the Mountaineers were eliminated by top-seeded Newbury College with a 13-3 loss in the opening round.

Southern Vermont sees nine players from last year's crew come back for another crack at making a title run—three of those being senior members of the program. Only one returner is a junior, while five are sophomores.

Gage welcomes an additional sophomore to the team and five freshmen who will all have a chance to make an immediate impact for the Mountaineers.

"With an improved roster, this year should be fun to watch,"said Gage. "The newcomers are looking to compete right away at this level.There is a lot of competition for playing time this year which was something welacked last season. Team chemistry this year is great—which shows in practice.A lot of recruits who are on campus notice the chemistry and want to be a part of the program because of it."

Southern Vermont begins the 2018 campaign with a four-game road trip early next month—the weekend starting with a doubleheader at Swarthmore College on Saturday, March 3.

SVC heads to Fort Myers, Fla. to play 10 games during its Spring Break week, and the Mountaineers then gear up to open NECC action with an Opening Day twin bill against Mitchell College on Friday, March 30.

Southern Vermont will hold Senior Day for its three graduating members on Saturday, April 21 in conjunction with a league doubleheader against Wheelock College.

Young women's softball

BENNINGTON — Young Woman's Softball Sign ups will be held February 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House on River Street, and February 15 at Molly Stark Elementary School from 6-7:30. All girls ages 7-12 yrs old as of January 1 are welcome. Fees are $55 per player: $95 two players same family: $130 three or more players same family. Please contact benningtonyws@gmail.com with any questions regarding the league or sign up online at www.youngwomansoftball.com.

Bennington Little League signup

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League will host sign-up days on Feb. 14, 15 and 22, all from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Fire House.

Children ages 5-11 by August 30 or 12 by April 30 wishing to play this season must register. This registration is for the entire Bennington and surrounding area. Returning players need to register as well. Birth certificates (xerox copies, no originals necessary) are required at time of registration.

The cost is $75 per player and $100 maximum per family. The cost for T-Ball players is $50. This year's fundraiser is included in the cost.

For more information, contact BLL President Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or email mauhs92@yahoo.com


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