Roundup: MAU boys edge MSJ for first victory

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RUTLAND — The Mount Anthony boys basketball team held Mount St. Joseph to two points in the second quarter as the Patriots won 49-42 on the road on Friday night.

Austin Grogan led the Patriots with 15 points, while Braeden Billert added 10.

MAU trailed 16-13 at the end of the first quarter, but with its stellar defensive effort, led by five at the break. The lead was four after the third quarter, but MAU made eight free throws in the fourth for the final margin.

MAU is 1-6 on the season.

Pittsfield sweeps MAU

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Mount Anthony swim team was swept on Friday afternoon by Pittsfield.

The boys lost 66-26, while the girls were defeated 72-21.

Individually, Anthony Mazzola won the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke, while Nicholas Kristiansen was second in the 50 and 100 free.

On the girls side, Grace Burhans was second in the 50 free and the 100 butterfly.

Valley edges Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK, N.Y. — A 13-point halftime deficit was too much for the Hoosick Falls girls to overcome as they fell 48-40 on Friday night to Hoosic Valley.

Logan Thayne led all scores with 24 points, but only two other players scored for the Panthers, including Maddy Walker with 11 and Marley McLellan with five.

Sam Lanoue led Hoosic Valley with 13 points.

The Panthers are 4-4 on the year and travel to Mount Anthony on Monday.

Cambridge rushes past Spa Catholic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The Cambridge girls basketball team remained perfect after a 73-28 win over Spa Catholic on Friday night.

All nine players on the roster scored for the Indians, led by Sophie Phillips' 19. Fiona Mooney added 11 and McKayla McLenithan chipped in 10 as well.

Megan Connell and Lauren Maher each had eight for the Saints.

Cambridge boys upend Saints

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — A big opening frame was the difference for the Cambridge boys basketball team in a 58-45 win over Saratoga Catholic on Friday night.

The Indians took a 24-11 lead after the first 8 minutes and held that advantage throughout.

Ben Epler led all scorers with 15, while Nick Murphy added 13.

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.

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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 varsity girls tennis and varsity girls soccer coaches. 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 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.

Former MAU pitcher hosting clinic

BENNINGTON — Former Mount Anthony and current Sage College pitcher Taylor Dicranian will be hosting a seven-week pitching clinic this winter.

The clinic will run each Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Mount Anthony gym through January 19.

All ages are welcome and the cost is $100 for the clinic. Payment is due at the first session.

For more information, questions or to sign-up, email Dicranian at

New England Colonials looking for players

RUTLAND — The NEC International Basketball Club is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Ambassadors Tour.

The club has been invited to visit and play by teams in Europe and Dubai in April 2020.

The team is looking to enroll ten Vermont high school players (boys in grades 9-12) for this ten-day tour.

This is a competitive tour for players with JV and varsity experience and a sense of adventure.

The Vermont Colonials will begin its tour in Luxembourg City where they will represent the USA in the annual Sparta Bertrange Easter Tournament which draws teams from around the world. After games in Frankfurt, Germany, the team will fly on to Dubai where they will be hosted by the Greenfield International School.

The NEC International Basketball Club is a nonprofit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Our Colonials fundraising program has helped numerous New England players raise all or most of the money needed to cover their tour expenses.

For additional information about the Colonials international basketball tour, please contact the team by email at or call Coach Mike Wood at 802-236-8453.

Interested players must have parental permission to contact them.

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

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