MVL all-stars named in girls basketball


BENNINGTON — Girls basketball all-stars for the Marble Valley League and girls hockey all-stars were unveiled this week.

In the MVL Division A, Mount Anthony's Grace Mahar was named to the first team after averaging nearly 16 points a game. Burr and Burton's Carol Herbert was a first-team nod as well, averaging about 11 points a game for the Bulldogs.

Honorable mentions went to Mount Anthony's Cat Worthington, the second-leading scorer for the Patriots at almost 12 points a game, and Caroline Musinski.

BBA had a pair of honorable mentions as well, with Ashley Heaton and Grace Pinkus getting tabbed for the honor.

In Division D, three Arlington Eagles were chosen as honorable mentions — senior Kierstyn Hess, junior Haley Mattison and eighth-grader Schuylar Nolan.

Mattison led the team in scoring at 11 points a game, with Hess at nearly 10 points a game and Nolan at just under nine.

In girls hockey, four BBA players were named to the second team in Tier 3 from the coaches association, including forwards Stella Turner and Kilo Francomb, who were 1-2 in scoring, defender Miranda Eisenman, who also added five goals, and goalie Lola Herzog, who had a save percentage of nearly 90 percent.

Three BBA seniors were named to the academic all-star list, players with a 3.5 GPA or better. They were Jessica Grabher, Julia Fillion and Angelina Scarlotta.

BBA girls snowboarding takes state crown

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton girls snowboarding team won two of the three events and took the overall state championship at Okemo this week.

The Bulldogs were tops in the slopestyle and giant slalom events, then finished second in the halfpipe.

Individually, Hannah Callen won the GS and finished third in the slopestyle. Azurah Booth-Gage was second in the halfpipe as well.

On the boys side, Tucker Baribault won two individual events, taking the top spot in slopestyle and halfpipe.

SMS competes at Vermont Open

STRATTON — Stratton Mountain School snowboarders took on the iconic Vermont Open at Stratton Mountain Resort this weekend, earning more than 30 podium finishes across multiple events.

Connor Cavanagh won first overall for the Boys 13 and Under, scoring first in Halfpipe and Banked Slalom, alongside a second place finish in the Rail Jam. Connor Kelly claimed second in the overall rankings, topping the podium in both Slopestyle and Rail Jam.

Ryan Kelly led the SMS results for Boys 14-18, winning second overall, second in Slopestyle, second in Rail Jam and third in Halfpipe. Charlie Bergantino followed in third overall and also won second in the Halfpipe as well as third in both Rail Jam and Slopestyle.

Skylar Koeppe took third in Slopestyle for the Girls 13 and under, and Jamie Pila seemingly spent more time on the podium than off, winning second overall for Girls 14-18, second in Rail Jam, and third in Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Banked Slalom. Racing in that same category, Cailin Doty won first in the Slopestyle and second in Halfpipe.

Victoria Powers won four medals among the Open Class Women, finishing second in Halfpipe, third in Slopestyle, third in Banked Slalom and third overall.

TJ Fitzgerald took first in the Open Class Men's Rail Jam, as well as third in Slopestyle, and SMS Snowboarding Director, SMS alumnus and two-time Olympic medalist Ross Powers took to the course to win second overall among the Open Class Men. Powers also finished third in Halfpipe and first in Banked Slalom, while junior Joey Okesson claimed second in the Halfpipe.

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Tickets on sale for VT Hall of Fame

BENNINGTON — Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration. The seventh event will be held Saturday, April 13 at the Delta Marriott Burlington Hotel in South Burlington.

The event starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the induction ceremony following dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and tables for 10 are available. To arrange for tickets, please log on to the hall's official website at: or e-mail the VSHOF at

The seventh class of inductees World Cup champion and Olympic moguls skier Ann Battelle; state high school and NCAA hockey championship coach Bill Beaney; Mal Boright, a legendary journalist and a founder of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame; softball standout and pro baseball player, Elizabeth Burnham; four-time Olympic Nordic skier Larry Damon; stock car champion Harmon `Beaver' Dragon; field hockey star Jenny Everett; football and track star Jeff Hughes; basketball legends Layne Higgs and Rich Tarrant; Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Ross Powers; record-setting state amateur golfer Holly Reynolds; and Olympic alpine skier Tiger Shaw.

A portion of the proceeds raised by the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame will benefit its designated charity, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. Since its inception in 2012, the event has raised close to $20,000 for PCAV.

The 2019 class will receive Vermont Sports Hall of Fame granite plaques courtesy of John Pelkey of Memorial Sandblast and Granite Industries of Vermont. WCAX sports director Mike McCune will be the master of ceremonies. The Delta Marriott Hotel Burlington is located at 1117 Williston Road in South Burlington (formerly Trader Dukes Hotel).

For more information, log on to:

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, or email us at

Bennington Little League registration

BENNINGTON — Late registration and player evaluations for the 2019 season will be held tonight 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


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