MAU boys eliminated by Rutland in quarterfinals

RUTLAND — Rutland was in control throughout against the Mount Anthony boys basketball team in a Division I state quarterfinal game Friday.

The Raiders held an eight-point lead after one quarter and pushed that all the way up to 21 by halftime.

Rutland dominated in the second half as well and went on to win the game 73-30 to advance to the state semifinals at Patrick Gym at the University of Vermont.

With the loss, the Patriots finish the season with a 13-9 record. The Raiders continue their perfect season heading into the semifinals.

Vikings top Bulldogs

LYNDON CENTER — Lyndon came out hot early to grab an eight-point advantage after one quarter against the Burr and Burton Academy boys basketball during the team's playdown game Friday night.

The Vikings rode that early momentum and downed BBA 67-47 to move on to the state quarterfinals against Mount Mansfield.

The Bulldogs played Lyndon well in the second and third quarters, only allowing the Vikings a four-point advantage over those two frames. In the fourth quarter, Lyndon put away BBA handily, outscoring the Bulldogs by eight.

Bryce Little led BBA with 16 points, while Jake Nicholson added 11.

With the loss, the Bulldogs finish with an 11-10 record for the season.

40th annual Zem-Benn set for May 6

NORTH BENNINGTON — The 40th Zem/Benn Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, May 6, at the Park McCullough house in North

Bennington. The kids fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. and the 3.8 mile and 10K races start at 10 a.m.

Online registration is available at Registration forms are also available at Anytime Fitness, Revolution Fitness, Richards Group Insurance, Bennington Rec Center, Option Health, and the Bennington Tennis Center.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all who register on or before May 2. For more information, call Kathy Zemianek at 802-447-9732.

Masters Swim Meet in Bennington

BENNINGTON — The seventh annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held in Saturday, April 7, at the Bennington Recreation Center pool on Gage Street. Adults 18 years and older are encouraged to swim, no prior competition experience is required.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Bennington Marauders Swim Team, helping to provide youth swimming for our community.

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m. with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration is $20 per swimmer by April 3, or $25 the day of event. Registration forms are available at the Rec Center or by emailing for more information.

Bennington Horseshoe Club

The Bennington Horseshoe Club will host four tournaments for the upcoming season.

They will host the Spring Warm Up on May 6, Leon O'Dell Classic on May 27, Cooper Family Classic on July 22 and the Vermont State Doubles on August 26.

The league will be held in the summer months starting on April 23 and each Monday for 16 weeks.

Sign ups for the league will be held on April 14 and 15 at noon on the courts at Willow Park.

For horseshoe information, please contact Maxine Brandlik at 802-379-7760.

MALA registration

MALA is a youth lacrosse program from kindergarten to 8th grade for boys and girls representing Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Pownal and Shaftsbury.

Their boys and girls U9 instructional team season starts on April 9 and practices two days a week. Their boys and girls U11, U13 and U15 travel teams practice three to four days a week and their season starts on April 2.

For more information and to register online, please go to If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shea at

Registration for soccer club begins

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls Soccer Club is registering players for the spring season.

The Early Bird Special is happening now, the cost is $45 and registration closes on March 15.

Kids ranging from three years old to sixth grade can sign up.

For more information, go to or contact Laura Peabody at

First Memorial Soccer Classic in Manchester

MANCHESTER — The town of Manchester will host the Memorial Soccer Classic on Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27 at Dana Thompson Park.

The tournament is open to girls and boys from U10, U12, U14 and U17 teams.

Note that this is not a Premiere Tournament (there are so many choices in the NE for Div1/Premiere). The Manchester Classic is envisioned as a Div2 /3 Family "destination" tournament.

The cost to register a team is $425 for U-10 and $550 for U12, U14 and U17 teams.

There are four games guaranteed for all teams over the weekend.

Registration is open at

For more information, email tournament director Les Jorgensen at


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