Four Indians named Wasaren first team all-stars

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Wasaren League boys lacrosse all-stars were announced Wednesday with four Cambridge players being named to the first team.

Attacker Maxwell Hoffer, attacker Zack Rowland, midfielder Jonas Butz and defenseman Ethan Jeskie all received the first-team honor.

From Hoosick Falls, midfielder Guy Milliman and long stick midfielder Zaine Becker both were named as first-team all-stars.

Midfielder Gabe Sgambettera, long stick midfielder Nick Sarto and defender Tyler Endee all made the second team for the Indians.

Jordan Dean and Tommy English both were honorable mentions.

Greenwich led the way with six first-team selections.



AA seeded for TBT

BOSTON — The Basketball Tournament (TBT), the $2 million, winner-take-all summer basketball event broadcast live on ESPN networks, announced today its bracket for this year's tournament, which will feature more than 60 players with NBA experience, 27 college alumni teams, and elite overseas professionals playing in top leagues all over the world.

Armored Athlete, which is run by Bennington business owner and Mount Anthony girls basketball coach A.J. Mahar, will be the No. 4 seed in the Northeast region of the bracket.

They play their first-round game against No. 13 DC On Point on Saturday, July 21 at 3:10 p.m. in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Armored Athlete has made it to the regional championship game in two of the three years its competed in TBT.

Most teams earn their way into the tournament by soliciting support from fans via social, digital and all other forms of media. The teams are then seeded within four regions: Northeast, Midwest, South and West.

New to this year's tournament are two, four-team "pods" within the West and Northeast regions, hosted by Spokane Hoopfest and the Big East conference, respectively, where the winners will automatically advance to the Super 16.

The Hoopfest TBT Pod will consist of alumni teams from Gonzaga, St. Mary's, Utah and Air Force. The Big East TBT Pod will consist of Big East alumni teams from Marquette, Georgetown, St. John's and Seton Hall, and will be played at Marquette University.

TBT features college alumni teams, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players, future NBA players and more competing in a single-elimination, 5-on-5 tournament, with a winner-take-all prize of $2 million.

Fans share in the winning, too, as the top 201 fans of the winning team will share $200,000 of the prize.

Multiple current NBA players will be participating in TBT this summer, either as players or coaches, while 21 TBT players competed in NCAA basketball this past season.

During the 2017-18 season, 16 players who competed in TBT 2017 signed deals with NBA teams.

Tickets for all TBT game days and events are on sale now at www.thetournament.com. For more information, please contact info@thetournament.com.

Southshire Soccer Sign Ups

Southshire Youth Soccer has started signup for kindergarten thru sixth grade for the 2018 fall soccer season on June 1.

For information and to register go to www.southshireyouthsoccer.org. For specific questions write southshiresoccer@gmail.com or call Mick Goldsmith at 447-0241

SVC summer camps

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College athletics will be running two camps this summer for those interested.

SVC will have a basketball camp, running from June 25-28 and August 6-11 for boys and girls entering second through 11th grade.

The camp will run Monday through Thursday and each session runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Individual participation and instruction in all phases of skill development and team play will be maximized. Campers are asked to please bring a lunch; concessions and pizza sales will also be available for purchase.

All camp sessions will be conducted in the Southern Vermont College Mountaineer Athletic Center with locker room and weight training facilities. The MAC is located on the SVC campus on the slopes of Mount Anthony overlooking Bennington, Vermont.

The camp director is Mountaineers women's basketball coach Christin Gowan with current SVC players from both the men's and women's team as staff.

The camp costs $200 per week.

SVC will also be hosting an overnight girls volleyball camp from August 3-5 for girls entering their junior year in high school or above.

The camp will run 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 9am-noon Sunday.

This camp will be run by Coach Patrick Robidoux and multiple members of the SVC women's volleyball team and every camper will leave with a SVC Volleyball Camp t-shirt.

The volleyball camp costs $200.

Visit www.svcathletics.com to sign up for either camp.

H.F. youth football and cheer signups

HOOSICK, N.Y. — There is one more signup for the Hoosick Falls youth football and cheer for next season.

The cost for flag (Kindergarten to second grade) is $50, while Junior and Senior tackle (third through sixth grade) is $100. For the cheer, the cost is $50. Birth certificates are needed to sign up for Junior and Senior tackle.

For questions, contact Tiffany McMahon at 518-308-3108 or Chris Glover at 518-703-3722.

Ken Baker weekend events

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The 11th annual Coach Ken Baker weekend will take place on June 15-16 with different events around Hoosick Falls.

There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. at the school and a golf tournament at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, with the first group at 8 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.

At night, there will be a social event starting at 5 p.m. at Brown's Taproom in Walloomsac with the band Nina's Brew with former Hoosick football player Mike Brewster as the entertainment.

The weekend is in honor of former Cambridge and Hoosick Falls coach Ken Baker, who died in 2008 after decades of coaching in both communities. For more information on the weekend or the Ken Baker scholarship, go to www.coachbakerfund.org.

Youth football camps

BENNINGTON — There will be three football camps in the area coming up in July.

The camps will take place at Hoosick Falls Central School and Burr and Burton Academy from July 9-12 and at Storm Stadium at Lower Willow Park from July 16-19 from 5 to 8 p.m. each night.

Camps will include positional work, passing and running drills and 7-on-7, and more with coaches from some of the top colleges in New England, along with graduates from local high schools including Burr and Burton, Mount Anthony and Hoosick Falls.

The cost for the camps are $100 before June 1 and $125 after June 1. For more information, go to sparxxathletics.com

Pickleball in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — If you like to play ping-pong, tennis, racquetball, squash or badminton then you will like the fun and fast growing game of pickleball.

Come to the CCS gym on Friday evenings from 6-8pm and on Sundays from 12-2.

Times and days will be changing once school is out so call or email Mary Bates Muckle at mucklemary@yahoo.com or 802-681-6231 to confirm or have your questions answered. If you've never played then you have no bad habits! so come give it a try.

Bring sneakers and wear clothes you like to move around in. There will be racquets to borrow.

Support National Pickleball month and come and learn to play the game at CCS. Ages 16 + are welcome.


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