Roundup: BBA falls to Brattleboro on the road

BRATTLEBORO — A 25-point Brattleboro fourth quarter made the difference as the Colonels topped the Burr and Burton boys basketball team 54-46 Friday night.

Three players scored in double figures for Brattleboro in the winning effort.

Patrick Forstmann led BBA with 18 points, while Jake Nicholson added 11 points.

The loss drops the Bulldogs to 11-6 and they play rival Mount Anthony at home next Friday.

MAU to host youth basketball nights

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony basketball teams will host youth nights over the next week at Kates Gym.

The girls will host on Feb. 21 when the varsity takes on Rutland at home. The boys night will be Feb. 26 when the varsity boys host Rutland. Both are senior nights. Games are at 5:30 p.m. for the JV and a 7 p.m. tip for varsity. Youth teams get in free when they are in their jersey and teams will play at halftime.

SVC baseball tabbed 8th

MARSHFIELD, Mass. — Southern Vermont College is looking to get back to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) baseball playoffs for the first time since 2016 this year as the 2019 squad is only eighth short days away from beginning regular season action.

The league announced the results of its preseason poll on Friday with coaches from around the Conference voting the Mountaineers to finish the year in eighth place.

In 2018, SVC posted an overall record of 9-20 which included a 6-12 mark against the NECC.

The Mountaineers will be comprised of a balance between returning players and new faces in the program. Eleven players will once again don the SVC uniform while another nine are fresh to the crew. Among the returners are seven seniors and a pair of juniors.

Three-year starters Dan Mason and Zack Stacy are back for their final year of eligibility. Additional seniors include Joe Braim and Ryan Richards.

The newcomers include a senior, three juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen.

SVC heads into the regular season with a stable of arms as 13 of his 20 players are listed with a pitching position.

On the other side, SVC has 15 hitters who will allow SVC to be flexible with its batting order.

SVC is slated to start play on Saturday, February 23 with a doubleheader against SUNY Maritime College at Baseball Heaven in Yaphank, N.Y.

The Mountaineers have another nine games on the schedule after that date before they embark on their Spring Break trip to Fort Myers, Fla. March 18-21.

Southern Vermont begins the NECC schedule on March 30 at Newbury College, and the team's home opener then follows on Sunday, March 31 with a twin bill against Lesley University.

The defending NECC champion in Mitchell College sits atop the preseason poll with eight of the nine first-place votes while New England College — new to the league for the 2019 campaign — grabbed the final top selection.

With the addition of NEC and Eastern Nazarene College, conference teams will play two-game series against one another this year instead of the three-game series that they had participated in during previous seasons.

Bennington Little League registration

BENNINGTON — Registration for the 2019 season will be held on February 21 at the Fire House on River Street in Bennington from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

All players' ages five to 12 years of age in the Bennington and surrounding area looking to play baseball this year need to register.

For all registrants a photocopy of the birth certificate is required. Registration fee is $75 per player with a family maximum of $100 for all divisions except T-Ball (Instructional) which has been reduced to $50. The price includes the annual fundraiser.

For questions, please contact Geoff Metcalfe at 802-442-5465.

Hoosick baseball, softball registration

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Registration has started for the Hoosick Falls Little League.

Registrations will be available until Feb. 28. For questions, call Ted Senecal at 518-331-7286.


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