Mountaineers blanked in non-conference matchup

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BENNINGTON — In its rain-shortened, six-inning affair against SUNY Oneonta on Wednesday the Southern Vermont College baseball team lost to the Red Dragons 7-0.

The visiting Red Dragons scored four times in the second before adding another three in the next two frames.

The 7-0 stood into the seventh when Oneonta put up a lone run in the top half of the inning, but the rain however would become too heavy for the inning to be completed as the game was called with the frame in progress getting cancelled out.

Both junior Luigi Magliocca and freshman Noah DuBois went one-for-three in the loss for SVC.

SVC (7-17) continues its four-day home stand on Thursday with a 1 p.m. New England Collegiate Conference doubleheader against Becker.

SVC held in check by MCLA

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College softball team fell 14-1 in five innings to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts on Wednesday afternoon.

The Trailblazers got two runs in the top of the first before SVC came back with a lone score in the home half of the frame.

MCLA followed with five runs in the second and three in the fourth for a comfortable upper hand, and the visitors then tacked on another four to help put the game away early.

Sophomore Lizzy Bench went one-for-one with two walks and scored the only SVC run in the contest.

With the loss, SVC drops to 4-13 on the season.

Game two of the doubleheader was postponed due to rain.

Spring soccer clinic at SVC

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College women's soccer will host a Spring Soccer ID Clinic for girls in grades 9 through 12 on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Head Women's Soccer Coach Michael Zauzig and Assistant Coach Greg Caproni, the one-day, five-hour clinic will focus on skill development and instruction with tactical training as well as small-sides games. Members of the women's soccer team will assist with the clinic.

Participants should bring cleats, weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle, shinguards and indoor shoes in case of inclement weather. The cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch and a t-shirt.

A registration form is available online at http://athletics.svc.edu/sports/wsoc/index (link shows direction to the form to complete, print, and where to send). For more information, contact Coach Zauzig at 802-447-4639 or mzauzig@svc.edu.

Zem-Benn Race fast approaching

NORTH BENNINGTON — The 39th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race is coming up on Sunday, May 7, at the historic Park McCullough House in North Bennington.

There is pre-registration for $20 per person before May 3, all pre-registered receive a race T-shirt. A family deal is available, four signups for $50, plus $10 for each additional member after that.

The event begins with a kids' half-mile fun run starting at 9:30 a.m. before three races at 10 a.m. — a 3.8-mile run and a 10-kilometer run, along with a 3.8-mile walk. The 10K race is now certified.

There will be awards for the top three runners in age groups from 12-and-under up to 90-plus.

Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships for student-athletes. The event is considered the "real" start to spring in Southern Vermont.

Registration forms may be picked up at Wills Insurance Company on South Street in Bennington, along with the Bennington Rec Center on Gage Street and at Revolution Fitness on Benmont Avenue. People can also signup at http://www.runreg.com/events/register asp?EventID=3405.

For more information, call Dave Newell at 802-688-7807.

Shires Marathon registration

BENNINGTON — Spring is just around the corner in southern Vermont and if you're a runner, you still have time to get in shape for the 6th running of the Shires Marathon. Registration is available on line at http://www.lightboxreg.com/shires-of-vermont-marathon-2017 and more race details can be found on the website of the Batten Kill Valley Runners Club (bkvr.net/shires-of-vermont-marathon.

The Shires race, which will be on May 21 this year, starts at Bennington College and ends 26.2 miles later at Riley Rink, Manchester's Olympic sized ice skating facility. Its course, which follows secondary roads, includes 8.5 unpaved miles in Shaftsbury and Arlington. Apple and lilac trees in full fragrant spring bloom will shade many of the roads the race travels.

This year, the beneficiary of the Shires Marathon will be The Collaborative, a community agency that provides quality alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention education throughout the Northshire and its nearby mountain town communities. Through its activities and youth programs such as empowerment groups for high school students; afterschool child care at Flood Brook School; and the Refuse To Use program, The Collaborative is dedicated to providing youth with positive reinforcement that promotes a healthy lifestyle.

Sign up to run the Shires of Vermont Marathon and you'll have the added satisfaction of knowing that your entry fee will be making a difference in the lives of many others.


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