Indians top Salem in season opener Tuesday

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — The Cambridge boys basketball team started off its season on a positive note Tuesday, handily beating Salem 52-32 at home.

Indians forward Brenden Holcomb paced Cambridge offensively with 18 points in the contest, two of which came from 3-point range.

Tristan Williams added 13 points, while Kaedin Ogilvie chipped in nine for the Indians.

Cambridge was able to defensively stifle the Generals in the contest as no Salem players was able to reach double-digits in points.

The Indians are back in action on Friday when they take on Mechanicville at home. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Panthers drop opener

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys basketball dropped its opening game of the season to Schalmont 78-55 Tuesday night.

The game was close throughout the first half with the Sabres holding a 33-26 advantage at halftime. It was the third quarter that did the Panther in as Schalmont took control and outscored Hoosick Falls 34-7 in the quarter to put the game out of reach.

The combination of Shane and Jesse O'Dell led the Sabres Tuesday night. Shane led the team with 23, while Jesse chipped in 17.

Mike Tommasone added 12 in the contest for Schalmont.

The Panthers were paced offensively by Jon Kempf, who scored 20 points Tuesday.

Hoosick Falls will return home for its next matchup as they take on Tamarac next Tuesday.

Hoosick Falls athletes honored for academics

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls Central School has six fall sports teams (boys and girls soccer, cross country, golf, field Hockey, and football) and each one qualified this year asa New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) Scholar Athlete Team.

At the end of each sports season, the NYSPHAA honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom. To earn this honor and receive team recognition with a certificate, the team's average grade point average (GPA) for 75 percent of the team's roster must be 90 or higher.

"We're very proud of our fall varsity athletes," said HFCS Athletic Director Tom Husser. "Maintaining a strong GPA while playing a varsity sport is hard work.It shows our student athletes not only give their best efforts on the field,but also in the classroom."

Individual athletes who have a GPA of 90 or above receive a pin designating them as an Individual Scholar Athlete. Out of 87 of HFCS students participating in fall varsity sports, 50 have been recognized as an Individual Scholar Athlete.

SVC women pick up second win

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Southern Vermont women's basketball team picked up its second win of the season Tuesday, topping Lesley 53-41 on the road.

The win was SVC's second of the season, which already eclipses the one victory from last season's squad.

Mountaineers sophomore Dani Biggers tied for a game-high,14 points while adding a night-best 11 rebounds for the double-double.

Classmate Taylor Mallett added another 14 points, five boards, and five assists, while freshman Brenna Hudson chipped in with 13 points and three rebounds.

SVC has been led by junior Maddy Main all season and she had a strong output Tuesday, notching nine points, eight rebounds, and three steals in the Mountaineer win.

SVC went 18-49 (36.7 percent) from the field, while keeping Lesley to a 25 percent (17-68) clip from the floor.

The Lynx had a 46-40 upper hand in rebounds to outscore Southern Vermont 18-2 in second chance points.

The Mountaineers worked their way to the line more often to finish with 14 made free throws to the hosts' five.

SVC (2-7, 1-1 NECC) is back at home on Saturday against Wheelock College. Tip off is at 1 p.m.

SVC men stay undefeated

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Southern Vermont men's basketball team has officially gotten off to the best start in program history as they improved to 6-0 Tuesday night in a 88-74 win over Sage College.

SVC senior Mike Pierre once again led the team as he notched a game-best 17 points while adding six rebounds and two steals to his line.

Sophomore Tyler McLeod came off the bench to notch 14 points and five boards in just 19 minutes of action, and junior Josh Borders had 12 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

Junior Andre Hodo added 11 points, five boards, and three steals in the win.

The Mountaineers shot an even 50 percent (28-56) from the floor while holding the Gators to just a 35.1 percent (26-74) clip from field goal range.

Sage had a strong 51-35 advantage in rebounds, but SVC used a 25-17 upper hand in turnovers, outscoring the hosts 30-15 off those mistakes.

The Mountaineers are back on the road for their next game as they head to the Bronx on Saturday to take on Lehman College at 2 p.m.

Catamount wrestling sign-ups

BENNINGTON — Catamount Wrestling Club sign-ups are December 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School in the cafeteria.

There is a MAU wrestling match that night and all the wrestlers that sign up will get in free.

The starting date for the club is the first week of January.

They are also looking for volunteers to help with coaching. For more information, contact Paul Monick at 315-263-3517 or go to Facebook and search Catamount Wrestling Club.

American Poolplayers Association looking for players

BRATTLEBORO — The APA Pool League, sanctioned by the American Poolplayers Association (APA), is now forming teams throughout Windham, Windsor and Bennington counties in Southern Vermont under the guidance of the new franchisee owner, Kala Fisher.

"I'm excited to bring APA League Play back to the area. Pool is a great way to have fun while getting to know new people," said Fisher.

Each APA Pool League team consists of five to eight amateur players who compete seasonally or year-round in weekly league play. The APA's copyrighted handicap system, The Equalizer, gives amateur players the opportunity to compete equally with players of different levels of skill. By participating in weekly league play, members can qualify to compete in three Championships that award over $1.5 Million in guaranteed cash and prizes every year.

The APA, based in Lake Saint Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's largest amateur pool league, known as the APA Pool League throughout the United States,as the Canadian Pool League in Canada, and the Japanese Pool League in Japan. Nearly 250,000 members compete in weekly 8-Ball and 9-Ball league play. The APA is generally recognized as the Governing Body of Amateur Pool, having established the official rules, championships, formats and handicap systems for the sport of amateur billiards.

The APA produces three major tournaments each year — the APA World Pool Championships, the APA Poolplayer Championships and the U.S. Amateur Championship — that, together, pay out nearly $1.5 million in cash and prizes annually.

For more information or to get signed up with the APA, please contact Kala Fisher at 978-790-3251 or by email at Or you can visit the official APA website at


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