SVC falls in California tournament

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CLAREMONT, Calif. — The Southern Vermont College baseball team had a rough go on Wednesday losing 21-1 in a mercy-rule shortened seven-inning game to Pomona-Pitzer.

SVC took a lead early after Zack Stacey led off the game with a hit and was driven in by Noah Dubois.

But it was all Pomona-Pitzer after that as they scored seven runs in the second and fourth innings to put away the game early on.

SVC is 2-6 and faces La Verne tomorrow at 3 p.m. Pacific Time (6 p.m. in the East).

Masters mini meet coming up

BENNINGTON — The sixth annual Monumental Masters Mini Meet will be held in Saturday, March 25, at the Bennington Recreation Center. Adults over the age of 18 are encouraged to participate in the meet. No prior competition experience is required.

Warm-ups start at 9 a.m., with the meet's first event beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-registration to compete in the event is $20 per swimmer by March 21, or $25 on the day of the event. Registration forms are available at the Bennington Rec Center.

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

For more information, please visit https://goo.gl/3BtU5U, or email us at mike@usms.org.

Basketball Challenge in Arlington

ARLINGTON — It will be a fun night of basketball in Arlington as alumni battle current varsity players, and faculty and staff battle each other during this year's Basketball Challenge on Friday, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. in the Arlington Memorial High School gymnasium. Hosted by the AMHS Athletic Department, the night will also include a basketball game featuring area Special Olympic athletes and Arlington basketball players. Tickets are $2 for general admission. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the AMHS weight room and to cover fees for the annual student-athlete leadership conference. For more information or to make a donation to AMHS Athletics, contact Arlington Athletic Director Ashley Hoyt at hoytas@vbvsu.org or 375.2589, extension 137.

Bennington Little League

BENNINGTON — Late registration and player evaluations for the 2017 season will be held on March 19 from 12-3 p.m. at the Mount Anthony Union High School gymnasium. All players ages 9 and up should plan to attend one of the two dates for evaluations unless already on a major league team. Late registrations will also be taken at this time for any players ages 5 through 12. For all new registrants, a copy of the birth certificate is requested at the time of registration. Questions about registration or evaluations, please contact Geoff Metcalfe at 442-5465.

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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