Makayla Farrara named to NEWBA All-Star Classic

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony graduate Makayla Farrara was named to the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) 2018 All-Star Classic team Tuesday for her play at Castleton University this winter.

Farrara, a senior, averaged 14.3 points per game this season and scored 1055 points across her four years with the Spartans. During her junior and senior years, she started every game for Castleton.

Farrara played four seasons of varsity basketball at MAU before attending Castleton.

The game will take place at Smith College on Saturday, March 24 at 1 p.m.

SVC softball drops pair

NAPLES, Fla. - Southern Vermont College dropped a pair of non-conference softball contests at North Collier Regional Park Tuesday with the Mountaineers falling 16-2 to SUNY Brockport and then 11-1 to Salem State University — both in five-inning tilts.

The Golden Eagles ran out to a fast upper hand with eight runs in the top of the first. They added six more in the next frame before SVC got one back in the home half of both the second and third. The Mountaineers' offense would fall short, however, while Brockport's added another two insurance runs in the fifth to secure the comfortable victory.

Southern Vermont sophomore shortstop Sarah Billow went 2-for-3 at the dish with a run scored, while both freshman third baseman Mackenzie Rumrill and junior right fielder Carissa Bottisti were 1-for-3 with an RBI.

SVC senior righty Shea Wilson tossed all five innings from the circle, striking out two in the loss (0-2).

The Mountaineers' second matchup was tightly contested through the first three innings with one-run frames leading to a 2-1 Salem State edge going into the bottom of the fourth. That's when the Viking bats opened up, however,to post nine scores and take a lead large enough for the game to end via run rule after SVC's trip to the plate in the fifth.

SVC (0-4) is back in Naples on Wednesday for its next two games as the Mountaineers take on Knox College at 9 a.m. and then Blackburn College at 11 a.m.

SVC baseball falls

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Mary Washington used a six-run first inning to propel themselves past the Southern Vermont College baseball team 13-9 Tuesday afternoon.

Mountaineers' catcher Dan Mason and third baseman Rob Spatafore both went 2-for-4 in the contest.

Relief pitcher Rees LeSoine took the loss for SVC after giving up three earned runs in 2.2 innings of relief.

The Mountaineers' best inning came in the third when they put up five runs.

MW struggled with pitch command throughout the game, racking up nine walks.

With the loss, SVC falls to 1-6 on the season.

SVC lacrosse blown out

BETHLEHEM, Pa. — The Southern Vermont College women's lacrosse team started off its season on a down note Tuesday, falling to Moravian 19-2 on the road.

The Greyhounds jumped out to a fast start and took a 15-1 lead by halftime. The second half was more competitive, but SVC couldn't muster much offensively to cut into the deficit.

The Mountaineers first goal was scored by Mia Prouty in the first half and the other was notched by Kristiana Goldup in the second half.

Meaghan McMullen and Danielle Sullivan both scored four goals to lead Moravian.

The Greyhounds were dominant throughout the contest and held a 32-2 shot advantage.

SVC plays Utica in Baltimore, Md this afternoon.

40th annual Zem-Benn set for May 6

NORTH BENNINGTON — The 40th Zem/Benn Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, at the Park McCullough house in North

Bennington. The kids fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 3.8 mile and 10K races start at 10 a.m.

Online registration is available at Registration forms are also available at Anytime Fitness, Revolution Fitness, Richards Group Insurance, Bennington Rec Center, Option Health, and the Bennington Tennis Center.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all who register on or before May 2. For more information, call Kathy Zemianek at 802-447-9732.

Masters Swim Meet in Bennington

BENNINGTON — The seventh annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held in Saturday, April 7, at the Bennington Recreation Center pool on Gage Street. Adults 18 years and older are encouraged to swim, no prior competition experience is required.

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

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m. with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 per swimmer by April 3, or $25 the day of event. Registration forms are available at the Rec Center or by emailing for more information.

Bennington Horseshoe Club

The Bennington Horseshoe Club will host four tournaments for the upcoming season.

They will host the Spring Warm Up on May 6, Leon O'Dell Classic on May 27, Cooper Family Classic on July 22 and the Vermont State Doubles on August 26.

The league will be held in the summer months starting on April 23 and each Monday for 16 weeks.

Sign ups for the league will be held on April 14 and 15 at noon on the courts at Willow Park.

For horseshoe information, please contact Maxine Brandlik at 802-379-7760.

MALA registration

MALA is a youth lacrosse program from kindergarten to 8th grade for boys and girls representing Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Pownal and Shaftsbury.

Their boys and girls U9 instructional team season starts on April 9 and practices two days a week. Their boys and girls U11, U13 and U15 travel teams practice three to four days a week and their season starts on April 2.

For more information and to register online, please go to If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at

Registration for soccer club begins

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Soccer Club is registering players for the spring season.

The Early Bird Special is happening now, the cost is $45 and registration closes on March 15.

Kids ranging from three years old to sixth grade can sign up.

For more information, go to or contact Laura Peabody at

First Memorial Soccer Classic in Manchester

MANCHESTER — The town of Manchester will host the Memorial Soccer Classic on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27 at Dana Thompson Park.

The tournament is open to girls and boys from U10, U12, U14 and U17 teams.

Note that this is not a Premiere Tournament (there are so many choices in the NE for Div1/Premiere). The Manchester Classic is envisioned as a Div2 /3 Family "destination" tournament.


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