Second half surge boosts Terriers past Long Trail


WESTMINSTER — Molly Sanderson scored a goal for the Long Trail girls soccer team Monday afternoon, but it wouldn't hold up in a 3-1 loss to Bellows Falls.

Sanderson's goal, her third of the season, came in the 26th minute and the 1-0 lead held until halftime.

Key defenders Lydia George and Kathryn Dugan were out with injuries and the Mountain Lions played with only 14 girls.

Being undermanned, Long Trail started to run out of gas in the second half and the Terriers scored three goals to win the game.

Kailyn Ploski-Skinner made 12 saves for the Mountain Lions.

Long Trail drops to 0-3 on the season and plays rival Arlington at home on Wednesday.

Valley tops Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls boys soccer team is still in search of its first win, after falling 7-2 to Hoosic Valley Monday afternoon.

Valley led 4-1 at half time and outscored the Panthers 3-1 after the break.

Zach Cahill had both goals for Hoosick Falls, with Evan Webster picking up an assist on the day.

The Indians were led by Josh Ackerly and Justin Maxon, who both had two goals.

Derek Howard, Andrew Wood and John Wiley all had single goals.

Hoosick Falls drops to 0-3 and plays Tamarac on the road Thursday.

Twin Valley blanks Eagles

ARLINGTON — The Arlington girls soccer team couldn't find the back of the net in a 1-0 loss to Twin Valley Monday night at Werner Field.

The Wildcats scored the game's lone goal in the first half.

The Eagles drop to 0-3 and play Long Trail on the road Wednesday.

Locals compete at Devil's Bowl

WEST HAVEN — A handful of local drivers competed at Devil's Bowl Speedway this past weekend.

In the Friend Construction 500cc Mini Sprint Feature, a 15-lap race, Cambridge's Dakota Green finished third, while Samantha Mulready finished seventh.

In the Pepsi Sportsman Modified Feature, a 30-lap race, North Bennington's Marty Kelly III was 13th, while Manchester Center's Frank Hoard III was 14th.

Bennington's Hector Stratton was 24th in race.

Devil's Bowl Speedway closes its 53rd stock car racing season on Sunday at The Stove Depot Championship Finale.

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Title winners will be officially crowned in all five divisions, with a special 50-lap main event for the Sportsman Modifieds; the Enduro Series will also run a special race.

MAU coaching opening

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony Union High School is looking for a new varsity girls basketball coach.

Interested people can contact MAU athletic director Ashley Hoyt at for more information.

Sage boys basketball clinic

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sage College is hosting a Columbus Day basketball clinic for boys on October 14.

The clinic is open to boys 10 to 17.

There is free early drop off and late pick up options available.

You can register online at

Please contact Brian Barnes at 518-292-1969 or by email for more information.

St. Peter's golf tournament

BENNINGTON — Saint Peters Church is hosting a nine-hole golf tournament at Mount Anthony Country Club on Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

The tournament costs $70 to take part and includes a cart, along with gifts and prizes and gathering after the tournament.

Singles, doubles, three or foursomes are welcome to compete.

For more information, call 802-447-0119.

Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER — The 28th Annual Win Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 18 at the Ekwanok Country Club.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., lunch is at 12 p.m. and players tee off at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is named in memory of Win Hoyt, a long-time Manchester resident and former Director of the Chamber.

In 1970, Win took over the Caddie Scholarship Program at Ekwanok and provided leadership until his death in 1989.

Proceeds will be divided equally between Bennington County Habitat for Humanity and the Manchester Community Library.

Cost to play is $150; sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels.

For more information, to reserve a team or be paired up with a foursome, please contact Bennington County Habitat, 802-367-1000,


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