Roundup: Cambridge suffers first loss of season; Thayne now No. 1 on all-time list

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MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team suffered its first defeat in more than a year on Wednesday night, falling 45-38 to Mechanicville.

Fiona Mooney was the only Indians player in double figures with 15 points, while Sophie Phillips added seven and Lilly Phillips six.

Mechanicville had three players in doubles, led by Charli Goverski with 15, AJ Joseph with 13 and Chloe Goverski with 11.

Cambridge is 17-1 and plays Hoosick Falls on Friday.

Thayne sets scoring record in loss

HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls senior Logan Thayne set the school scoring record in a 59-57 loss on Wednesday to Greenwich.

Thayne scored 33 points to break the record set in 1998 by Meg Barber of 1,643 career points.

Thayne, who scored the record-breaking point on a free throw, now has 1,648 points for her career.

The game was close throughout, with Hoosick having a chance to win in the final seconds, but a turnover thwarted those plans.

Greenwich was led by Molly Brophy, who scored 15 points. Tess Merrill (14), Norah Niesz (10) and Adrianna Rojas (10) were also in doubles.

Hoosick is 9-9 and travels to Cambridge on Friday.

Rutland edges Burr and Burton

RUTLAND — The Rutland girls basketball team topped Burr and Burton on Wednesday night, 51-42, at the College of St. Joseph.

Kathryn Moore had 13 points to lead Rutland and Rylee Burgess chipped in with 12. Grace Pinkus led Burr and Burton with nine points.

BBA is 10-6 and hosts Springfield on Friday.

Bulldogs second, third at Okemo

LUDLOW — The Burr and Burton girls alpine team finished second at Okemo Resort on Wednesday.

Woodstock won the event with 17 points, followed by BBA with 30 and Rutland with 37.

The boys were third overall behind Woodstock and Rutland.

Annabelle Gray was the top BBA finisher in fourth overall, while Michael Duddy was sixth to lead the BBA boys.

Bulldogs girls hockey upsets Rutland

RUTLAND — Burr and Burton's Stella Turner broke a 3-3 tie with a goal with four minutes left in the game as the Bulldogs upended Tier I Rutland, 4-3, on Wednesday afternoon.

Rutland took a 2-0 lead early before Kilo Francomb scored with 90 seconds left in the first period to make it 2-1.

BBA snagged the lead with a pair of goals in the first two minutes of the second period, the first on a goal from Arden Wojtach, assisted by Francomb and Turner, and then the second from Turner, unassisted, to make it 3-2.

Rutland re-tied it with 30 seconds left in the second period when Elise Lidstone scored, sending the game to the third period tied at 3-3.

BBA goalie Lola Herzog had another terrific game in goal, stopping 38 shots. Rutland goalie Emily Hathaway had 13 saves.

BBA improves to 3-13, while Rutland drops to 6-10.

Hoosick bowling runner-up at sectionals

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls bowling team finished its postseason on Tuesday, with a second place finish in the Section 2 Class C/D Tournament at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. After a slow start the Panthers found themselves in seventh, trailing Fort Edward by a total of 267 pins. Behind senior co-captain Evan Webster's 227-634, Hoosick Falls finished the morning well, entering the lunch break in third, 114 pins behind Fort Edward and 37 pins behind Stillwater.

After lunch, senior Colin Cipperly 218-611 and sophomore Colin King 232-607 led a Panther charge but it wasn't quite enough. Hoosick Falls ended up finishing with a total of 5,889 pins for the day, 196 behind champion Fort Edward's 6,085, and 16 pins ahead of third place Stillwater's 5,873 pins.

Other individual scores for Hoosick Falls included Erin McCart 225-599 and Owynn Arnold 244-589.

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On Wednesday, Hoosick Falls sent three bowlers, Payton Merrills, Riley Hayes, and Kendra Marshall, to compete individually in the girls sectional tournament.

Mount Anthony board seeks committee members for field study

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony board will form an ad hoc committee to review the feasibility study for renovations to Spinelli Field. The committee will then present back to the full MAU Board at its April meeting.

The charge of the committee is to review the study and go back to the board with their recommendation of options outlined in the study. That recommendation will not be binding, but will help the full board in its deliberations moving forward.

The ad hoc committee will be comprised of two board members, two coaches, two parents/community members, two administrators, and one student. Any parents or community members interested in serving on the committee can contact the superintendent's office at 802-447-7501, ext. 5800.

Wildlife scientist presenting black bear talk

WOODFORD — On February 19 at 1 p.m., Prospect Mountain Association, Inc. welcomes Jaclyn Comeau, a wildlife scientist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, who will be presenting a talk on the black bear population at Prospect Mountain and the research that the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is performing related to the black bear population.

The event is free of charge. Lunch and snacks will be for sale in the lodge. Please contact Prospect Mountain at 442 -2575 or Jon Cohen at 447-1921 with questions.

Registration open for Bennington Little League

BENNINGTON — Registration for the 2020 season will be held on February 12, 13 and 20 at the Fire House on River Street in Bennington from 6-8 p.m.

All players' ages 5 to 12 years of age in the Bennington school district looking to play baseball this year need to register on one of these four dates.

Online registration is also available, go to benningtonlittleleague.com for more information.

Registration fee is $80 per player with a family maximum of $110. For any questions, please contact either Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465 or Mark Tibbetts at 681-3249.

Spaghetti dinner for AAU team

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Mavericks AAU basketball team is hosting an endless pasta night on Feb. 29 at the Arlington American Legion.

The cost for the dinner is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event goes from 4-7 p.m. and all money raised goes to the Mavericks. The players will be serving meals as well.

The Legion is located at 54 Legion Road in Arlington.

BBA looking for boys soccer coaches

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton athletic department is looking for boys soccer coaches at both the junior varsity and varsity levels.

In addition to being knowledgeable about the sport and having the ability to teach sport-specific skills, candidates should be able to provide vigorous educational experiences, teach respect for individual differences, demand the highest standards of performance and behavior, foster a mindset of perseverance, and establish a supportive and caring community. The ideal candidate views coaching as an opportunity to help young people develop into healthy adults.

Please send letter of interest, a statement of philosophy, resume, and three letters of recommendation to: Dave Miceli, Director of Athletics, P.O. Box 498, Manchester, VT 05254

MAU coaching positions

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony athletic department is looking for coaches, including a varsity girls soccer coach. They are also looking for a middle school softball coach, two middle school baseball coaches, a JV girls lacrosse coach and a middle school boys soccer coach.

Anyone with interest should contact MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt at 447-1899 or email Ashley.hoyt@svsu.org with any questions or to submit a letter of interest and coaching resume.

BBA hockey raffle

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton boys and girls hockey teams are once again selling cash raffle tickets. These tickets will be drawn on senior night later in the season. Only 500 tickets will be sold.

There are three cash prizes: 3rd place wins $500, 2nd place wins $1,000, and the grand prize is $2,000.

For more information, contact the Burr and Burton hockey teams.

Sage soccer clinic

ALBANY, N.Y. — Join Sage's men's soccer team for their 2020 Boys' Soccer ID Clinic on February 15. The ID Clinic will take place at the Armory at Sage in Albany and will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is open to the first 28 registrants. The cost is $60 per attendee. Registration starts at 3 p.m. in the Armory. The event is open to boys' soccer players graduating in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

For additional questions, please contact Head Sage Men's Soccer Coach Matt Esposito at 203-589-3065 or by email at esposm4@sage.edu.

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