H.F.'s Macdonald takes 11th in sectional meet

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls' Collin Macdonald finished in 11th place in the Section II Class C cross country championship meet on Monday at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Macdonald had a time of 17 minutes, 51.09 seconds.

Teammate Kenneth Gregory finished in 68th with a time of 21:25.53, while Aidan Breese was 88th with a time of 24:48.41.

The top Panthers girls finisher was Faye Macdonald, who took 42th place in 24:34.57.

Teammate Kara Cushman finished in 48th with a time of 25:19.15.

Greenwich senior Brynne Wright won the girls race in 17:46.91.

The Witches had a dominant effort, placing six runners in the top 10 finishers, with four inside the top five.

Superhero 5K run

BENNINGTON — Manchester Elementary Middle School student Isaac Vernon finished first in the Superhero 5K run in Bennington on Saturday.

Vernon finished in 23 minutes, 33 seconds.

Hoosick Falls' Jaidon Gile, the top female finisher, was a close second in 23:41.

Christine Natalie, of Arlington, was third with a time of 24:29.

Andrew Couch and Bennington's Nick Coulter rounded out the top five.

Prospect season kickoff

WOODFORD — The Prospect Mountain Association is inviting the community to attend its annual season kickoff even on November 6 at 7 p.m. in the Main Lodge.

This year, U.S. ski team members and Olympians Sophie Caldwell and Simi Hamilton will the special guests.

Caldwell and Hamilton will sign autographs and make a short presentation about the upcoming World Cup season.

Caldwell is a two-time Olympian, who has eight World Cup podiums, including two wins.

Hamilton is a three-time Olympian, who has earned four World Cup podiums.

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Admission to the night's events is free.

MAYAA basketball registrations

BENNINGTON — Online registrations have begun for MAYAA Basketball and is open to boys and girls in grades 1 through 6.

The cost is $40 per player or a maximum of $70 per family.

If you are unable to register online there will be two in-person registrations on November 5 and 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Bennington Elementary Art Room.

Online registrations will continue through November 8 and can be done by visiting www.mayaabasketball.com.

There will be a boys 6th grade travel team this year. If you are interested in that, complete the registration and there will be a tryout on November 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mount Anthony Union Middle School.

Questions can be sent to mayaabasketball@gmail.com.

New England Colonials looking for players

RUTLAND — The NEC International Basketball Club is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Ambassadors Tour.

The club has been invited to visit and play by teams in Europe and Dubai in April 2020.

The team is looking to enroll ten Vermont high school players (boys in grades 9-12) for this ten-day tour.

This is a competitive tour for players with JV and varsity experience and a sense of adventure.

The Vermont Colonials will begin its tour in Luxembourg City where they will represent the USA in the annual Sparta Bertrange Easter Tournament which draws teams from around the world. After games in Frankfurt, Germany, the team will fly on to Dubai where they will be hosted by the Greenfield International School.

The NEC International Basketball Club is a nonprofit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Our Colonials fundraising program has helped numerous New England players raise all or most of the money needed to cover their tour expenses.

For additional information about the Colonials international basketball tour, please contact the team by email at intcols2019@gmail.com or call Coach Mike Wood at 802-236-8453.

Interested players must have parental permission to contact them.

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