Johnson runner-up at New Englands

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Eighth-grader Aaron Johnson, wrestling for the Catamount Club at the Youth New England tournament this weekend, finished second at 130 pounds, the only member of the club to place this year.

Johnson, who goes to Mount Anthony Middle School, pinned his first three opponents of the tournament before being pinned himself in the final by Khalil Bourjelli from the Empire Wrestling Academy in Connecticut.

It's the second year in a row a Catamount wrestler has reached the finals, Asa Reis was a New England champion last year.

Other wrestlers in the middle school division to win matches include Alex Brown at 94 pounds, who lost his opening match and came back to win three straight consolation matches.

Holden Harrington went 2-2 at 154 pounds, while Logan Davis, Ethan McGuckin and Shawn Gassaway all went 1-2. Devon Hurley, Domenick Peters, Freddy Gates, Landon Quackenbush and Skyler Francis were all 0-2.

At the intermediate level (third and fourth graders), Cole Johnson went 2-2, losing to the eventual runner-up and fifth-place wrestlers.

At the Novice level (fifth and sixth graders), Reis was 3-2, with a pair of major decisions and a pin, while Jacoby Dicranian was 0-2.

The team is coached by Jason Dicranian, James Mason and Paul Monick.

SVC lacrosse drops match against Bard

ANNANDALE, N.Y. - Southern Vermont College was topped 23-2 Saturday afternoon as Bard College claimed a non-conference women's lacrosse win at Ferrari Field.

The Raptors put home what ended up being the winning goal at the 26:09 mark, and they went on to lead 15-0 at halftime. SVC was able to pot its first two goals of the year in the second period, but that wouldn't be enough for the Mountaineers to get back into it.

Freshman Marissa Moy posted her first collegiate goal while adding two draw controls and a caused turnover to her line. Senior Aubrey Vierstra sent home her first goal of the year, and sophomore Alex Safford put up three draw controls, two ground balls, and a caused turnover.

SVC senior keeper Sydnee Julian made 12 saves in the loss (0-2).

SVC is next in action today with the team visiting SUNY Purchase for a 4 p.m. first draw.

SVC loses, ties in baseball

YAPHANK, N.Y. - The Southern Vermont College baseball team fell 5-2 to SUNY Old Westbury Saturday afternoon at Baseball Heaven, and game two of the doubleheader was then ended due to darkness after the seventh inning with the score knotted at 6-6.

The tie was the first for SVC in program history.

In the first game, SVC junior right fielder Kyle Liddy knocked out a two-run homer as senior catcher Dan Mason went 2-for-3 with a walk.

In Game 2, SVC took a 4-1 before Old Westbury came back to tie the game, which was ended as darkness fell.

The Mountaineers (0-3-1) next head to Hamilton College on Thursday for a 4 p.m. first pitch.

SVC sophomore catcher Jason Marcello went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI while sophomore third baseman Zac Cronk was 3-for-3 with two runs batted in and another run scored. Senior center fielder Zack Stacey had a 1-for-3 showing with a two-run triple.

Mountaineer senior right-hander Joe Braim went the first 5.1 innings on the bump — surrendering six runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four. Ryan Serrato then made his first appearance of the year on the mound—striking out a pair while giving up just two hits through the final 1.2 frames; the righty saw 21 of his 28 pitches go for strikes.

Moonlight ski and dance party

WOODFORD — The Prospect Mountain Association is sponsoring a moonlight ski even on Saturday, March 16 at the Prospect Base Lodge.

Doors will open at 5:30 and a full course dinner will be served buffet style around 6:15.

Following the dinner, there will be a ski out to a bonfire then desert and dancing back in the lodge.

Classic rock and roll will be provide by local favorites the "VT. Express."

Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $35 per person for non-passholders and $25 per person for passholders. Children 12 and under get in for $15.

RSVP to the even by calling 802-688-7807 or by emailing David@prospectmountain.com.

There is a maximum limit of 80 people, so RSVP today.

Monumental Masters Mini Meet

BENNINGTON — The eighth annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held on Saturday, March 30, at the Bennington Recreation Center.

Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to participate in the meet and no prior competition experience is required.

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration to compete in the event is $25 per swimmer by March 26, or $30 on the day of the event.

Registration forms are available at the Bennington Rec Center.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders Swim Team, helping to provide youth swimming for our community.

For more information, please visit http://tiny.cc/2019BennMastersMeet, or email us at mike@usms.org.

Bennington Little League registration

BENNINGTON — Late registration and player evaluations for the 2019 season will be held on Tuesday, March 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, March 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Anthony Union High School gymnasium.

All players ages nine and up should plan to attend one of the two dates for evaluations unless already on a major league team.

Late registrations will also be taken at this time for any players ages five through 12 in the Bennington and surrounding areas.

Questions, please contact Geoff Metcalfe @ 442-5465 or refer to our website www.benningtonlittleleague.com.

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