Roundup: Panther bowlers sweep all four points against Waterford

WATERFORD, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls bowling team continued its streak of dominance Wednesday winning all four points against Waterford on the road.

Sophomore Meghan Backes had a high game of 244 and a series score of 651 to lead Hoosick Falls, as 10 different bowlers rolled a varsity game.

The Panthers finished with 3288 pins to Waterford's 2171.

Other top scores for Hoosick Falls included: Owynn Arnold (209-594), A.J. Hurlburt (226- 565), Lilli Williams (194-554), Evan Webster (221-553), Brody Mullen (200-549), Colin King (190-528), Patrick Smith (183-497), Riley Hayes (181-496), Kendra Marshall (189), Cassandra Hynd (189), Erin McCart (178) and Ziena Hurlburt (171).

The points sweep improves the Panthers' points record to an impressive 43-5 on the season. The Fordians have had a tough year, as their points record falls to 2-42.

Hoosick Falls is back in action today in a tough matchup against Lake George on the road. The Panthers finish the week with the Schenectady New Years Invitational tournament Friday.

Indians blow out Spa Catholic

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Coming off a big Wasaren League win over Mechanicville on Monday, the Cambridge girls basketball team followed it up with a dominating performance against Spa Catholic, blowing out the Saints 70-26 at home.

The win moves the Indians to 9-0 on the season.

Freshman guard Lilly Phillips paced Cambridge offensively with 15 points. Grace Snyder and Fiona Mooney had strong nights as well with 12 points, while Bridey Nolan and Sophie Phillips added nine and eight points respectively.

Nolan was strong from behind the three-point line, with all nine of her points coming off a trio of 3's.

The Indians didn't waste any time taking control, outscoring Spa Catholic 34-4 in the first quarter.

Cambridge will have a tough test on Friday when they take on league opponent Tamarac, who has been near the top of the Wasaren League standings with the Indians all season. Tipoff is set for 7:30 on the road.

Bulldogs top Otters

BRANDON — The Burr and Burton boys basketball team topped Otter Valley 52-43 on the road Wednesday.

After being down at halftime, BBA was able to make a comeback to top the Otters.

The Bulldogs were paced by a balanced scoring attack, with senior Jay McCoy leading the way with 13 points. Jake Nicholson and Bryce Little scored both 11.

William Frank had seven points, but it was his play on the boards and on defense that impressed Wednesday night. According to BBA coach Eric Green, Frank had at least five blocks and had double-digit rebounds.

Sophomore Joey McCoy was impressive on the defensive end, stifling Otter Valley's top scorer.

The win moves the Bulldogs to 3-2 on the season.

BBA is back in action Friday against South Burlington at home at 5 p.m.

Bulldogs shut out Milton

MILTON — The Burr and Burton boys hockey team controlled its game throughout against Milton Wednesday, going on to shut out the Yellow Jackets 6-0 on the road.

BBA took advantage early, netting three first period goals, and scored three more throughout the last two periods.

Egan Schmitt scored a pair of goals and added two assists to lead the Bulldogs. Steven Schmitt, Alex Carpenter, Jordan Eisenman and Ethan Paligo all scored in the victory. Carpenter added three assists and Steven Schmitt also had a helper.

The win was the Bulldogs' fifth straight as they improve to 8-1 on the season. BBA's lone loss came against Woodstock 2-1 during the Philippe Bouthillier Holiday Classic back on December 27.

The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday against U-32 at the Central Vermont Civic Center. Puck drop is set for 4:15 p.m.

MAU hosting youth nights on Jan. 15-16

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony Union High School athletic department is once again sponsoring a pair of Youth Basketball Nights for the boys and girls area youth basketball players.

Boys Youth Basketball Night will be on Monday, Jan. 15, when the Patriot JV and varsity boys basketball teams host Taconic (Mass.) with JV action starting at 5:30, and varsity play at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

Girls Youth Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 16, when the MAU JV and varsity girls basketball teams play host to Mill River. JV action starts at 5:30, followed by the varsity game at 7 p.m. All girls playing in the MAYAA Basketball League will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.

At the halftime of each junior varsity game there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring two MAYAA teams. A drawing for a basketball signed by the varsity team will be held after the exhibition game for the MAYAA participants in attendance.

Southern Vermont Storm poker tournament

BENNINGTON — Are you all-in? Think you got the Texas Hold 'Em Poker chops to cash out in a tournament? Well, now's your chance as The Southern Vermont Storm and JC's Tavern are teaming up for weekly Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournaments. It's a $20 Buy In with no rake, no add-ons and no re-buys — so go big or go home. Top 3 finishers cash out with the BIG winner being the selected charity of the week.

The first tourney is on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at JC's Tavern and we shuffle up and deal at 7 p.m. on the dot! You can register just before tourney time at JC's or you can preregister by sending an email to

We only have 24 slots open for this opening tournament so it's first come, first served!


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