SVC's O'Dell earns NECC honor


MARSHFIELD, Mass. — The New England Collegiate Conference announced on Tuesday its major award winners and all-conference teams for the 2019 season. Southern Vermont College sophomore Skylar O'Dell was selected to represent the Mountaineers with a spot on the Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team.

Bennington's O'Dell played in all 22 matches and 73 sets for SVC this year and took on the task of changing positions to be the team's libero for the second leg of the season. He amassed 87 digs and 22 kills on the campaign with 56 of those digs and 12 of the kills coming against Conference opponents.

"Skylar has represented the core values of our program amazingly over the past two years," said SVC second-year head coach Pat Robidoux. "His eagerness to improve, sportsmanship, accountability, and team-first attitude make him the perfect candidate for this award."

The league's top accolades and all-conference teams were voted on by NECC coaches after the conclusion of the regular season and prior to the start of the championship tournament.

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.

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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 April 14. 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, April 13 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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