Hoosick basketball starts year with win
LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Kempf started the season off with a bang, scoring 39 points, including 22 in the second half, as Hoosick Falls opened the year with a 57-44 win over St. Lawrence in the opening game of the Lake George tournament.
The Panthers led by two points at the end of the third quarter, but outscoring the Larries 19-8 in the fourth.
Tristan Williams and Max Kipp each added seven in the victory. Hoosick Falls is 1-0 and will face the host Warriors, who were winners over Stillwater in Friday's second game.
SMS Summit Series
STRATTON— The Stratton Mountain School Summit Series returns tonight at 7 p.m. with a screening of Warren Miller's 70th full-length feature film, "Timeless."
The movie emulates the enduring spirit of winter and gives a deserving nod to the past seven decades of ski cinematography, while looking toward the future.
Timeless is the first of five film events coming to the Stratton Mountain School campus this year, followed by The Collective, a new film from Faction Skis featuring featuring SMS alumna and olympian Caroline Claire and World Champion freeskier Mac Forehand, on Saturday, December 28.
On January 18, SMS will host the 5Point Film Festival, showcasing meaningful adventure stories that share the same core tenets of purpose, respect, commitment, humility, and balance.
The Summit Series will continue on February 22 with the Reel Rock 14 Film Tour, which brings the best climbing and adventure films of the year to live audiences throughout the world. The film tour is the definitive annual event for climbing communities globally, and this year's edition features elite climbers like Alex Honhold, Tommy Caldwell, and Nina Williams.
The SMS Summit Series will conclude on March 21 with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, whose selections illustrate the Earth's beauty while showing the challenges facing our planet and communities working to protect it.
All Summit Series events begin at 7 p.m. in the Patti Kaltsas Education, Arts, and Student Center on the SMS Campus (located at 7 World Cup Circle, Stratton Mountain, 05155) and tickets are $10 online or at the door. Visit www.gosms.org/summit-series for more information or to purchase tickets.
BBA hockey raffle
MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys and girls hockey teams are once again selling cash raffle tickets. These tickets will be drawn on senior night later in the season. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
There are three cash prizes: 3rd place wins $500, 2nd place wins $1,000, and the grand prize is $2,000.
For more information, contact the Burr and Burton hockey teams.
Former MAU pitcher hosting clinic
BENNINGTON — Former Mount Anthony and current Sage College pitcher Taylor Dicranian will be hosting a seven-week pitching clinic this winter.
The clinic begins on December 1 and will be each Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Anthony gym through January 19.
All ages are welcome and the cost is $100 for the clinic. Payment is due at the first session.
For more information, questions or to sign-up, email Dicranian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBA coaching openings
MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton is seeking a junior varsity boys basketball coach as well as an assistant snowboard coach.
In addition to being knowledgeable about the sport and having the ability to teach sport-specific skills, candidates should be able to provide vigorous educational experiences, teach respect for individual differences, demand the highest standards of performance and behavior, foster a mindset of perseverance and establish a supportive and caring community.
The ideal candidate views coaching as an opportunity to help young people develop into healthy adults.
Interested people can send a letter of interest, a statement of philosophy, resume and three letters of recommendation to:
Dave Miceli, Director of Athletics, PO Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254 and at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Coach Mike Wood at 802-236-8453.
Interested players must have parental permission to contact them.
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