McCoy, BBA stuns Fair Haven

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton's Jay McCoy combined for 399 yards of total offense as the Bulldogs shocked Fair Haven, 37-7, during a Homecoming game at Taylor Field on Saturday morning.

The Slaters took a 7-0 lead on Aaron Szabo's 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter before McCoy tied it with a 1-yard sneak. After that, it was all BBA, as McCoy found John Morgantini twice for scores. Jay also hooked up on a 31-yard touchdown pass with his brother, Joey, and Cam Hedberg added a touchdown catch and a pair of field goals.

McCoy completed 18-of-29 for 262 yards as he outplayed Fair Haven signal-caller Cam Coloutti, who ended up with less than 200 yards through the air.

BBA improves to 3-1 and hosts Spaulding on Saturday.

Cambridge blanks Whitehall

WHITEHALL, N.Y. — Cambridge's Jonas Butz combined to rack up 250 yards of total offense in the Indians' 50-0 rout over Whitehall on Saturday.

Butz carried the ball six times for 122 yards and a score and also caught two passes for 129 yards, both for touchdowns.

Cambridge rushed out to a 27-0 lead after the first quarter — three of the four touchdowns longer than 43 yards — and rolled from there.

Zack Rowland was perfect at quarterback, completing all eight of his passes, half for touchdowns, and 229 yards.

The Indians finished off the shutout with a safety as Max Hoffer and Brendan Holcomb sacked Railroaders quarterback Jake Moore in the end zone.

Tommy English added six carries for 71 yards and two touchdowns. Holcomb caught three passes for 92 yards and a score.

Cambridge improves to 4-0 and hosts a Top 5 matchup with No. 4 Greenwich on Saturday.

Patriots fall to Rutland

RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony boys soccer team fell 3-0 to Rutland on Saturday.

Rutland goals came from Kyle Waite, Eli Henni and Jamison Evans. Ryan McKay had the shutout in goal, while MAU's Dylan Woodside had four saves.

MAU travels to Mill River on Wednesday.

MAU girls drop to 4-2

RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony girls soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Rutland on Saturday.

Logan Kinsman scored twice for the Raiders, while Erin McClallen added a tally.

Kaidin Gauthier scored for MAU and Madison Breese had seven saves.

BBA field hockey shut out

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton field hockey team was defeated 3-0 by Hartford on Saturday.

The Hurricanes scored twice in the first half, from Caitlin Gaudet and Morgan Pero. They added a third score in the second half from Greer McCarty. Hannah Callen made three saves for the Bulldogs.

BBA coach Barb Miceli cited solid play on defense from Allie Nowicki and Riley Callen

The Bullodgs are now 2-3-1 and host Mount Anthony on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

BBA cruises past Wasps

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls soccer team crushed Woodstock at Applejack Stadium on Saturday night, 5-0.

Grace Pinkus had a hat trick for the Bulldogs, while Maggie Sullivan and Hannah Pinkus each added scores.

Aisha Navarrete had two assists and Emily Bleakie added a helper.

Sam Citron made a pair of saves for BBA, who are 4-3 on the year.

SVC women blank SUNY-Canton in home opener

BENNINGTON — A goal in the fifth minute of play was all that was needed for Southern Vermont College to defeat SUNY Canton on Saturday but the Mountaineers went on to add four more for the decisive 5-0 victory during their home opener.

SVC freshman Rileigh Griffiths notched her third goal of the season as she scored just 4:13 into the contest. Junior captain Molly Madore had a goal and an assist on the day.

Griffiths got the Mountaineers on the board shortly after the opening whistle when she got on the end of a pass from sophomore Juliena D'Alessio. D'Alessio won the ball on the right side of the box, eluded her defender, and sent it towards the back post past the outstretched arms of Wakefield; that's where Griffiths was waiting to punch it in on the fly with her left foot for what proved to be the game winner.

Taylor Mallett used her second of the year to put SVC on top 2-0 about 10 minutes later. She took a pass from the top of the 18 and turned before getting shouldered by a Roo defender; Mallett was able to win the back-and-forth and get a shot off from the right side of the box for the goal.

Ally McNamee extended the lead 10 minutes into the second half on a penalty kick, pushing it into the right side of the frame for her second tally of the season.

Madore then set up freshman Jayne Wierzbicki for the rookie's second score on the season.

Mountaineer senior keeper Melissa Mascari made three saves in the afternoon to bring her career total to an even 500; she picked up her 17th collegiate shutout with the victory.

SVC hosts Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Tuesday for a 4 p.m. start.

Mountaineers edge Wheelock in NECC opener

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College scored with 1:07 to top Wheelock College 3-2 at Everett Field Saturday afternoon in the opening day of New England Collegiate Conference men's soccer action.

SVC freshman Ray Awusi took credit for the game winner as a shot glanced off his back side and changed directions to get past the WC keeper.

Freshman Jared Lacoste and sophomore Lee Dennis each scored a goal for Southern Vermont while goalie Dylan Berg made three saves in the win (2-7).

Lacoste was set up early in the game on a great crossing pass by former high school teammate Alex Paustian (Arlington, Vt.). Paustian ran down the left wing onto a through ball, and he hit it with his first touch across to the other side of the box; Lacoste sprinted on and slammed his fourth goal of the year into the top of the frame for the quick 1-0 upper hand.

Matt Woolverton notched the Wildcats' first goal of the game before freshman Patrick Gomes (Lisbon, Portugal) converted on his penalty opportunity early in the second half.

SVC responsed quickly, when Nick Langat found Dennis to tie the game again.

The win helps the Mountaineers begin league play with a victory for the first time since 2011 when SVC defeated Regis.

Southern Vermont (2-7, 1-0 NECC) is next in action on Wednesday when the team hosts Vermont Technical College for a 4 p.m. kickoff at Everett.

SVC women's XC earns personal bests

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Southern Vermont College women's cross country team continued to get ready for the New England Collegiate Conference Championship (NECC) on Saturday with the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College at Mount Greylock Regional High School.

Four Mountaineers registered personal bests on the 5,000 meter course with one nearly breaking the top program record. The co-ed 5K did not have team scores registered.

Southern Vermont was led by Bennington College senior Isabella Poulos, who broke her previous best by two seconds with a 22:06. That was just two seconds behind the all-time school record, and it puts her at second on the team's 5K record list.

Poulos was followed by Emily Ikonen who knocked 1:16 off of her old PR to come in at 25:06. Senior rookie Lexia Gillette was next across the line for the Mountaineers — setting a new personal best of her own by 15 seconds with a 25:48.

Junior Maddy Main finished with a time of 27:51 to be just four seconds off of her PR, and classmate Stephany Ferreira took 1:19 off her previous personal best to follow at 28:33. Freshman Faith Sullivan rounded out the team with a 36:36 showing as she shaved seven seconds off her time from a week ago.

SVC continues the season next Saturday, September 30 at the Keene State College Invitational; that race is slated to start at 11 a.m. in New Hampshire.

On the men's side, the Mountaineers placed 24th overall as a team.

Senior captain Marc Brandmeyer led the team with a 28:55 showing in the 8K while Bennington College freshman C.G. Holden was next for the team at 30:57. Sophomore Davant Smith came through at 31:07. SVC freshman Orlando Guichardo was fourth for the squad with a new personal-best time of 34:00; that was 20:29 faster than he completed last week's 8K. Junior Isaiah Backels rounded out the team's five scoring placements with a 37:27, and classmate Jackson Amankrah followed at 46:59.

SVC is next in action on Saturday, September 30 with the 11:45 a.m. Keene State College Invitational.

SVC splits tri-match with win over Cobleskill

COBLESKILL, N.Y. — Southern Vermont College ended a Saturday tri-match at SUNY Cobleskill with a 3-2 win over the hosts after the Mountaineers fell 3-0 to Lancaster Bible College in non-conference women's volleyball action.

SVC went all five sets against the Fighting Tigers at Iorio Gymnasium to pick up the team's first win of the year. The Mountaineers (1-12) are off until Friday when they host Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts for a 7 p.m. start.

LBC won the second match of the day with set scores of 25-8, 25-14, and 25-17.

The Mountaineers were led by sophomore Sarah Billow who had five kills, four digs, and two service aces. Junior Liv Sowles followed with four kills and six digs while sophomore Abigail Landon had team-highs of seven digs and eight assists. Bennington College freshman Kemly Derby registered three digs, three assists, and two kills in the effort.

In match 2, the Mountaineers edged the hosts 25-22 in the opening set of the final match, but the Fighting Tigers came back to tie the contest with a 25-15 win in the second. SVC took the third by a 25-23 margin — only to see SUNY Cobleskill take the fourth 25-17 and force the decisive fifth. That's where Southern Vermont won the match with a 15-9 tally.

Sowles led all players with a season-high 20 kills while adding 12 digs, eight blocks, and three assists to her line. Billow recorded 11 kills, seven digs, three aces, and two assists while Landon chalked up 35 assists, 14 digs, and four kills.

Derby chipped in with 10 digs, four kills and six blocks as senior captain Julia Florence (Salem, Mass.) had three kills in the win. Freshman Gabby Rushia provided eight kills and three aces for SVC.

Track and Treat Halloween Fun Run in North Bennington

NORTH BENNINGTON — The Village School of North Bennington is hosting a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct 28. There will also be an Obstacle/Adventure Course available for the younger children. Registration is at 8 a.m. with the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:30 A.M.. 5K Pre-registration is $20, day of race is $25; Family Fun Run $10.

Participants are encouraged to dress in costume and prizes will be given! Bring the entire family to the Village School of North Bennington for a fun morning. To enter, send checks to VSNB at PO Box 847, North Bennington, VT 05257, or go to the Events page at to download a registration form.

The Village School of North Bennington is located between School and Church streets. For more information call 802-442-5955.

Steve Colvin 5K

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The fourth annual Stephen Colvin Memorial 5K is coming on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Wood Memorial Park in Hoosick Falls. The race will begin at 9 a.m. from the park and money raised will benefit the Stephen Colvin Scholarship Fund awards.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall finishers in both the walk and run categories. Also the top male and female in each of the following categories will receive a medal: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.

T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Early registration is $10 by Sept. 20 and $15 until race day. All students are $10 for registration.

To register, make checks payable to: Stephen Colvin Scholarship Fund and return by Mail to P.O. Box 523. Hoosick Falls, N.Y., 12090.

Additional sign up forms can be found at the Hoosick Falls Post Office, the Polish Hall, Falls Diner, Julie Richard, LMT or by emailing


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