Roundup: Nine get all-star nods by VBCA

BENNINGTON -- Nine local basketball players will compete in Saturday's VBCA senior all-star games at Windsor High School.

Division III and IV will go first, girls at 11 a.m., boys at 1 p.m.

Arlington Memorial High School senior Rayleen Sherman, one of the leaders for Larry Andrews' Eagles this season en route to their runner-up finish in Division IV, will join the South squad.

On the boys side, Arlington's Alex Hawley, the second-leading scorer on a team that reached the semifinals at Barre Auditorium, is part of the D-IV South team.

Then the bigger schools will go at 3 p.m. (girls) and 5 p.m. (boys) with Divisions I and II.

For the girls, two Burr and Burton Academy seniors earned roster spots, Devin Brown and Rory Halligan, two of the leaders for coach Terry Merrow's Bulldogs.

Lacy Parmenter was chosen as well from coach Courtney Reif's Mount Anthony Union Patriots. Parmenter was one of the leading rebounders and defensive players for MAU in 2012-13.

On the boys side, three BBA players grabbed roster spots, the most from any school on the South team. David Shehadi, Weston Muench and Jake Stalcup will represent the Bulldogs after going 21-3 and reaching the Division II title game against Vergennes.

Also, Mount Anthony leading scorer and rebounder Aaryngston Bibens will play for the South. Bibens will be athleticism and height to the team, which boasts six players 6-foot-3 or taller.

Southern Vermont Storm meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team will host the season's first meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Moose Club in Bennington.

Dues are $75 for returning players and $100 for new players if they are paid at tonight's meeting.

For more information, visit the Storm's Facebook page or call 681-9058.

VBCA all-star games

WINDSOR -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Games will take place on March 23 at Windsor High School. There will be four games as follows:

* 11:00 a.m. D3-4 Girls;

* 1 p.m. D3-4 Boys;

* 3 p.m. D1-2 Girls;

* 5p.m. D1-2 Boys.

The best senior players in the state will play for the final time as a high school player. See rivals playing together, top scorers, play makers and rebounders showcasing their skills. This popular event gives fans one last look at players who have made their winters so enjoyable.

In addition to the four games, the VBCA also recognizes players of the year, coaches of the year, 1,000 point scorers, the Dream Dozen, milestone wins, and this year's Hall of Fame induction.

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 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 or 802 442-5491, x281.

Arlington basketball fund-raiser

ARLINGTON -- Please join your friends and neighbors on Friday, March 22, at the Arlington Memorial High School Gym for a fun-filled evening of basketball.

The AMHS boys and girls basketball teams will be competing against the Arlington alumni in a fundraiser to benefit the Fisher Elementary School Playground.

Doors will open at 5:15 p.m., and the girls game will begin at 6 p.m. There will be a concession stand, 50/50 raffle, and knock-out competitions during half time. Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12, with a maximum cost of $20 per family at the door.

Tickets are available in advance at the Fisher Elementary School office or by calling (802) 375-6409. Advance tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Wright at 375-1282, or e-mail the Fisher PTG at

Mack Attack registration

ARLINGTON -- Practice for the Mack Attack AAU team begins at Arlington Memorial High School. Players between 8 and 17 are invited.

To register, visit or call Kerry Csizmesia at 802-430-7031 for more information.


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