MAU wrestling handily beats Springfield Central
MAU dominated the meet, with the only points allowed being on a pair of decision losses and a forfeit at the 106 weight class.
For the Patriots, Julian Granger (113), Keenan Taylor (126), Adam Frost (132), Tyler Burgess (152), Adam Osha (160) and Colin Crowley (220) all picked up wins via pin.
Keegan Coon (145), Chris Mayer (182), Sam Wilkins (195) and Calvin Hayford (285) won their matches via decision.
Brodie Krawczyk won his match by forfeit.
MAU is back in action tonight as they take on Saint Johnsbury at home. The meet is set for a 6 p.m. start.
SVC drops game to Carthage
MIAMI — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball finished out its trip down to Florida with a losing effort against Carthage College Wednesday.
The Redmen would top SVC 86-63 in the final game of the third-annual Hoop MIA D3 Holiday Shootout.
SVC senior Daemond Carter scored a team-high nine points in 18 minutes off the bench, while classmate Claude Payne had eight points and four rebounds.
Junior Josh Borders notched another eight points and four rebounds, and senior Mike Pierre chipped in with six points, three assists, and a team-best six boards.
Carthage connected on 56.1 percent (32-of-57) of its field goal attempts on the night, while the Mountaineers shot 35.5 percent (22-for-62) from the floor.
The Redmen were hot from the outside, sinking 13 3-pointers to the Mountaineers' five.
CC pulled down a 44-28 advantage in rebounds, while outscoring SVC 32-24 from the paint.
SVC (7-3) now has a two-week break and will resume its schedule on Wednesday, January 3 when they host Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
Indians remain undefeated
HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team has proven early on that it will be tough to stop this season and Wednesday night was no different for the Indians.
Cambridge remained undefeated as they handily topped Hoosick Falls 57-31 on the road.
The Indians were paced offensively by freshman Lilly Phillips, who led Cambridge with 17 points Wednesday night. They also had a strong game out of freshman Sophie Phillips and senior Helen Mooney, who had 14 and 10 points respectively.
Sophie Phillips has been Cambridge's top offensive player so far this season, as she averages a team-high 15.83 points per game.
The Panthers had a strong output from sophomore Logan Thayne, who scored a game-high 20 points.
The Indians held a 37-4 lead at halftime, but Hoosick Falls played inspired ball in the second half as they outscored Cambridge 27-20 after halftime.
The Indians are back in action on January 3 against Berne Knox Westerlo at home. The Panthers will have winter break off from games and they will return to action January 5 against Mechanicville on the road.
MAU Nordic Ski team fundraiser
BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Nordic ski team is running a Christmas tree pick-up fundraiser Saturday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MAU athletes will come to interested people's homes and take their tree away to be chopped into gardening mulch.
The team is hoping to raise $2,000 for equipment and wax.
The suggested donation to the team is $5-15, or more if you would like.
To schedule pick-up, please contact Rachel at 802-681-5177 or email@example.com.
Catamount wrestling sign-ups
BENNINGTON — Catamount Wrestling Club sign-ups are December 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School in the cafeteria.
There is a MAU wrestling match that night against St. Johnsbury 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can visit the official APA website at poolplayers.com.
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