Sparks leads Panthers over Tamarac


CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y. — Eighth grader Jake Sparks was the key cog in a 15-4 win in five innings for the Hoosick Falls baseball team against Tamarac Wednesday afternoon.

Sparks went 3-for-3 with two singles on the day and had a grand slam in the second inning.

Cody Hodges had a two-run double in the third for the Panthers.

Evan Webster pitched 4 1/3 for Hoosick Falls on the mound.

The Panthers scored four in the first, four in the second and five in the third to take a commanding lead over the Bengals.

Hoosick Falls is 1-1 on the year and plays Stillwater on the road today.

Panthers edge Bengals

CLUMS CORNERS, N.Y. — Four runs over the last four innings were the difference as the Hoosick Falls softball team topped Tamarac 4-2 Wednesday afternoon.

The first three innings of the contest were scoreless before the Panthers broke through with a run in the fourth and then added another in the fifth.

The Bengals knotted the game 2-2 with a pair of runs in the fifth, but two runs across the last two innings gave Hoosick Falls the win.

Sophie Estes had a run batted in for the Panthers, while Olivia Brownell had a double.

Hoosick Falls moves to 2-0 on the year and plays Stillwater on the road today.

Indians fall on walk-off

WATERFORD, N.Y. — The Cambridge baseball team had an eight-run lead, but couldn't hold on as they fell to Waterford 12-11 Wednesday afternoon.

The Indians scored 10 runs in the fifth to go up 10-1 and took an 11-3 lead into the sixth, but Waterford broke through for six runs in the sixth and three more in the seventh for the walk-off win.

Nethanel Woodcock pitched six innings for Cambridge, striking out five, before he was lifted for his pitch count.

Jacob Ruggles had two singles and two runs for the Indians, while Dominic Williams had a single and two runs as well.

Brian Hall had a double and single and Nate Genevick scored two runs.

The Indians fall to 0-2 and play Spa Catholic tonight on the road at 7 p.m.

Bulldogs drop opener

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton softball team dropped its first game of the season 21-3 against Mill River Wednesday afternoon in five innings.

Shay Squillante pitched the first 3 2/3 innings for BBA, striking out four batters along the way.

Finley Forester came in in relief and pitched the final 1 1/3 innings.

Forester had a strong day at the plate with a triple and a double.

Freshman Tobiana Aldrich had her first varsity hit in the fifth with a single.

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The Bulldogs drop to 0-1 and play Woodstock today at home.

Sign-up for new girls wrestling club

BENNINGTON — There will be a sign-up for a brand new girls wrestling club at Catamount in Bennington.

It will take place on April 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the club on Pleasant Street for girls kindergarten to 12th grade.

The cost of the club will be $50 for girls K-6 and $75 for girls 7-12.

Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, with the first practice set for April 29.

For any questions, message Jen Gardner at 802-688-8913 or email

Zem-Benn Road Race set for May 5

BENNINGTON — The 41st Zemianek Bennington Road Race will take place on Sunday, May 5, at the Park McCullough House in North Bennington.

The 3.8 and 10k races start at 10 a.m. and the kids fun run will be at 9:30 a.m.

The cost is $3 for a kid, $20 for an adult, $50 for a family of four and $10 for each additional member.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all the registrations received by May 2.

Registration can be done online at www. or a mail in registration form can be picked up at The Richards Group, Bennington Rec Center, Revolution Fitness or Anytime Fitness.

Proceeds for the event go to the Zemianek Scholarship Fund at Mount Anthony Union.

For more information, contact Kathy at 802-447-9732 or email

Archery competition

BENNINGTON — The Catamount Bow Hunters will host a 3-D competition on Sunday. Registration is from 7 a.m. to noon, the cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and cubs free with paid adult.

Members and non-members are welcome. The club is on Fuller Road, the first left past the Apple Barn.

For more information, contact Pat Gallant at 802-442-3667 or on Facebook and search Catamount Bow Hunters.

Tickets on sale for VT Hall of Fame

BENNINGTON — Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Vermont Sports Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Celebration. The seventh event will be held Saturday at the Delta Marriott Burlington Hotel in South Burlington.

The event starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m. with the induction ceremony following dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the event are $75 per person and tables for 10 are available. To arrange for tickets, please log on to the hall's official website at: or e-mail the VSHOF at

The seventh class of inductees World Cup champion and Olympic moguls skier Ann Battelle; state high school and NCAA hockey championship coach Bill Beaney; Mal Boright, a legendary journalist and a founder of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame; softball standout and pro baseball player, Elizabeth Burnham; four-time Olympic Nordic skier Larry Damon; stock car champion Harmon `Beaver' Dragon; field hockey star Jenny Everett; football and track star Jeff Hughes; basketball legends Layne Higgs and Rich Tarrant; Olympic Gold Medalist snowboarder Ross Powers; record-setting state amateur golfer Holly Reynolds; and Olympic alpine skier Tiger Shaw.

A portion of the proceeds raised by the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame will benefit its designated charity, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. Since its inception in 2012, the event has raised close to $20,000 for PCAV.

The 2019 class will receive Vermont Sports Hall of Fame granite plaques courtesy of John Pelkey of Memorial Sandblast and Granite Industries of Vermont. WCAX sports director Mike McCune will be the master of ceremonies. The Delta Marriott Hotel Burlington is located at 1117 Williston Road in South Burlington (formerly Trader Dukes Hotel).

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