ARLINGTON -- Green Mountain's Steph Knockenhauer tossed a no-hitter as the Chieftains topped Arlington in the season opener, 20-0, in six innings.

Allison Katrick started her first varsity game for the Eagles, pitching five innings.

Arlington's next game is April 22 against Burr and Burton Academy.

Benn Horseshoe club

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Horseshoe Club is looking for players for leagues that start in May. The club plays every Monday night at 5 p.m. at Willow Park.

The cost is $3 each or $6 for a team. Sign-ups will start on Saturday at 1 p.m. after a club meeting at 11 a.m. Upcoming tournaments include the Spring Warm-Up on May 5 and the Leon O'Dell Classic on June 23. For more information, call Tournament Director David Dickinson at 802-430-4852.

Voltage volleyball

BENNINGTON -- The Volt Volleyball League will start on April 22 at the Bennington Sports Center. For more information on the league or to register, go to www.voltagesportsclub.com, call 802-681-7151 or e-mail voltvolleyball24@gmail.com.

Shots for Tots

BENNINGTON -- The Nursing Student Organization at Southern Vermont College will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament "Shots for Tots" on Sunday, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Mountaineer Athletic Center. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The Bennington community is invited to participate in the tournament along with SVC students, faculty and staff.


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The tournament requires each team be co-ed and should have four participants, including a substitute player.

Registration is $5 per student and $8 per community member. Participants must be 17 years or older.

Prizes will be awarded for the team with the best uniforms.

Sign-in begins at 11 a.m. on April 14. Players can submit their registration fee at that time.

To register, go to www.svc.edu/clubs/nursing. For more info, contact Morgan Lamb at mlamb@svc.edu or Devan Yoder at dyoder@svc.edu.

Zemianek Road Race

NORTH BENNINGTON -- Marking the real start of spring, the 35th annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will take place Sunday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at Park McCullough House.

The race is in memory of Steve Zemianek, former Mount Anthony track and cross country coach. There is a 3.8-mile and 10-kilometer race over scenic, rural countryside, rolling hills and a covered bridge. Awards go to the top three runners in age groups from 12 to 90.

Also coinciding with Cinco de Mayo, the event will feature a mexican theme with pinatas, music, ribbons for those who "beat the sombrero" and prizes for the best Mexican costumes.

T-shirts go to the first 200 entries, $15 pre-registered and $20 after May 3 -- or $13 and $15, respectively, for BKVR members -- and $3 for kids in the half-mile fun run.

Families of four are $40 and free child care is provided.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. The fun run goes off at 9:30 and the other races start at 10. For questions, call Dave at 802-688-7807.

Shires marathon

BENNINGTON -- The third annual 'Shires of Vermont Marathon,' a classic point-to-point 26.2 mile road race connecting the southern Vermont towns of Bennington and Manchester, is accepting registrations for the race on May 19. Race applications and online registration are available at www.shiresofvermontmarathon.com. The race is organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners to benefit community mental health and developmental services.

Runners from about 30 different states and foreign countries love the course, which will be the same this year as before. It starts at The Bennington Center for the Arts and finishes at Hildene Meadows in Manchester.

Anyone interested in helping to put on a very popular, large event is welcome to join the organizing committee, which meets monthly.

For information on registering, volunteering or sponsoring the race, contact Robert Pini, race director, at info@ShiresofVermontMarathon.com or 802 442-5491, x281.

Snowshoe championships will be at Prospect

BENNINGTON -- The 2014 Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Championships will be held on March 1 and 2, 2014, at Prospect Mountain in Woodford.

This prestigious event, sanctioned by the United States Snowshoe Association, will attract over 300 athletes from around the country. The events will include senior men and women's 10k race, a junior 5k race, 1k "kids kilo," and a citizens race on March 1. March 2 will feature a four person team relay for men and women as well as a 150-yard "dash for cash" straight up Prospect Mountain.

Active duty military personnel are invited to participate in the national championship without qualifying.

The senior and junior races require qualification for participants. The criteria for qualification and more information can be found at www.snowshoeracing.com.