Roundup: MAU blows out Mill River at home

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team had no problems dispatching off Mill River Tuesday, blowing out the Minutemen 51-18 at Kates Gym.

Sophomore Grace Mahar led the way for MAU, scoring 24 points in the contest. Cat Worthington scored 12 points, while Caroline Musinski added eight for the Patriots.

MAU held a 15-point lead by halftime, but it was the third quarter that really broke the game open. The Patriots outscored Mill River 25-7 in the third quarter.

Both teams struggled from the foul line. MAU shot just 44 percent from the free-throw line, while the Minutemen shot 25 percent.

The win pushes the Patriots record to 5-5. MAU has been strong as of late, winning four of its last five games.

The Patriots are back in action Saturday, as they take on Lee on the road. The game is scheduled for an 11 a.m. tip off at Hoosac Valley High School.

SVC names Deedy athletic trainer

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College has hired Pat Deedy to be the institution's head athletic trainer, as announced by Director of Athletics Sharief Hashim on Tuesday.

Deedy comes to SVC with a familiarity of the Green Mountain State after spending the 2016-17 academic year at Castleton University as the Spartans' assistant athletic trainer.

Prior to working at Castleton, Deedy was a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the State University of New York at Cortland from August 2014 to June 2016, while garnering his Master of Science in Exercise Science degree. Before graduating from Cortland in May 2016, Deedy was an instructor at the school for a Responding to Emergencies lab during the Spring 2015 semester.

Additionally, Deedy collected teaching experience at Marist College in the 2013-14 academic year when he was a senior in the institution's Athletic Training program; he graduated with a bachelor's degree from Marist in May 2014, while also receiving a minor in Psychology.

Deedy has been a certified athletic trainer since April 2014 and has held a Vermont athletic training license since July 2016.

He became a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Massachusetts Athletic Trainers' Association in 2012, before garnering membership to the Vermont Athletic Trainers' Association in 2016.

The new Southern Vermont ATC will oversee athletic training operations for all 12 of the College's varsity programs. He will also supervise and work with SVC assistant athletic trainer Becca Swart, a 2016 recipient of Castleton's Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree.

Outside of athletic training, Deedy enjoys being outdoors and staying active. He is an avid runner, skier, biker, and hiker. He was a four-year member of the cross country and track programs at his alma mater and is currently training for marathons.

Sage softball adds Quackenbush

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Sage College Department of Athletics announced the addition of Rachel Quackenbush, a Hoosick Falls graduate, to serve as assistant softball coach this season with her former mentor, Jamie Trudeau.

A 2016 graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Quackenbush excelled in the classroom and on the softball field as a Trailblazer for Trudeau.

As a senior, she was voted to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) First Team, capping her fourth career selection for the honor.

She graduates holding MCLA's all-time career strikeout record with 678, while also ranking in a tie for most wins with 36. As a senior, she led the conference in strikeouts (148) and was second in ERA (2.09).

She is the program's single-season strikeout leader as well as holding the top yearly efforts every single season she played.

She added a personal-best 198 strikeouts in 2014 as well as 179 as a junior.

As a student at MCLA, she majored in psychology and earned a minor in social work and was a Dean's List student.

A year ago, she served as a volunteer assistant softball coach for her alma mater and was part of the 2015 team that won the MASCAC Championship and earned a spot in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Southern Vermont Storm poker tournament

BENNINGTON — Are you all-in? Think you got the Texas Hold 'Em Poker chops to cash out in a tournament? Well, now's your chance as The Southern Vermont Storm and JC's Tavern are teaming up for weekly Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments. It's a $20 Buy In with no rake, no add-ons and no re-buys — so go big or go home. Top 3 finishers cash out with the BIG winner being the selected charity of the week.

The first tourney is on Wednesday at JC's Tavern and we shuffle up and deal at 7 p.m. on the dot! You can register just before tourney time at JC's or you can preregister by sending an email to

We only have 24 slots open for this opening tournament so it's first come, first served!


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