Mahar sets rebounding record

BRANDON — Grace Mahar set a rebounding record and led three players in double figures as the Mount Anthony girls basketball team eased past Otter Valley, 58-34.

Mahar went off on the boards, ripping down 24 of them, including seven on the offensive glass to set a new Patriots' record. The previous record was 23, set by Sarah Bergman in the late 1990s.

Mahar scored 18 points to lead the scoring, adding eight steals and five assists to her line, messing around and nearly getting a triple-double.

Cat Worthington chipped in 12 points, including a pair of threes, and Anna Iannotti added 10 points.

MAU is 4-5 on the season.

Lilac sets wins school record

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls coach Mike Lilac reached No. 1 in wins all-time at Hoosick Falls on Friday night, as his team topped Berlin 94-43 on the road.

Lilac won his 334th game in his illustrious career, passing Howard Dewey for most wins.

Jon Kempf led the way with 27, Guy Milliman added 18, Evan McCart had 14 and Isiah Burnett had 15 off the bench. Ten of the 11 players for the Panthers scored on the night.

Hoosick Falls is 5-4, 5-0 in the Wasaren League. They face Spa Catholic in a big showdown on Monday afternoon.

MAU hosting youth nights on Jan. 15-16

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Union High School athletic department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.

Boys Youth Basketball Night will be on Monday, Jan. 15, when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Taconic (Mass.) with JV action starting at 5:30, and varsity play at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Girls Youth Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Mill River. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m. All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams. A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.

Southern Vermont Storm poker tournament

BENNINGTON — Are you all-in? Think you got the Texas Hold 'Em Poker chops to cash out in a tournament? Well, now's your chance as The Southern Vermont Storm and JC's Tavern are teaming up for weekly Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments. It's a $20 Buy In with no rake, no add-ons and no re-buys — so go big or go home. Top 3 finishers cash out with the BIG winner being the selected charity of the week.

The first tourney is on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at JC's Tavern and we shuffle up and deal at 7 p.m. on the dot! You can register just before tourney time at JC's or you can preregister by sending an email to

We only have 24 slots open for this opening tournament so it's first come, first served!


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