Wednesday July 17, 2013

FARGO, N.D. -- Mount Anthony Union High School’s Rachel Hale won the 121-pound national championship at the USA Wrestling junior women’s freestyle nationals at the Fargodome on Tuesday.

Hale went undefeated in her pool, topping Kristin Yamasaki of Hawaii and Arian Carpio of Washington to reach the championship match.

She then beat Cassidy Jasperson of Texas, 14-2, to win her second championship in recent weeks, matching the one she won at the Canada Cup.

On the men’s side, Jesse Webb, competing in the junior Greco-Roman championships, finished eighth, losing 2-1 in the seventh-place match against Illinois’ Michael Hobbs.

Komline 1-under at
New England Amateur

KILLINGTON -- Dorset’s Casey Komline is the top local golfer after the first round at the New England Amateur at Green Mountain National Golf Course.

Komline is tied for 12th with a 1-under 70. He birdied the first hole, then had eight straight pars to make the turn. He bogeyed 10 and 13, but birdied 14 and 16 to make up the difference.

Rhode Island’s Jamison Randall leads after a 5-under 66 and Evan Russell is the top Vermonter at 3-under.

Tennis camp

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Tennis Center will host its summer Youth Tennis camp.

The camp is for kids ages 8 to 18 and will have four different sessions -- July 16-19, July 30-Aug.


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2, Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16.

The camp runs Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $160 per camper.

A mini-camp for children ages 6 to 8 is offered July 9-12 and July 23-26 and costs $100 per child.

For any questions or to register, call the center at 802-447-7557.

MACC junior academy

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Country Club is hosting a junior sports academy for golfers. PGA professional Kevin Bennison will lead the session, starting August 12 to 15. Each session, for juniors ages 7 to 16, will go from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $99 per child and people are encouraged to register early to assure a spot.

For more information, call the pro shop at 447-7079.

Bowlers wanted

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Wednesday International League is looking for bowlers for the up coming season at Barbeque Recreation in Hoosick Falls. For more information, call Daryl at 518-686-5467, Louis at 518-686-9651, and Jack at 518-686-5751.

’Moonlight in Vermont’ race July 20

POWNAL -- The popular "Moonlight in Vermont" Midnight Road Race and Community Ramble returns to Pownal the night of July 20.

The four-mile road race, now in its 14th year, begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley fire station on Route 7 in Pownal Center, with the non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble starting at 12:05 a.m.

The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads with luminaries positioned at regular intervals to keep runners on course.

Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, as well as the top three finishers in seven age categories. Additional prizes will be awarded to the fastest Pownal runner and to the youngest Pownal participant -- and the individual judged "Most Visible in the Moonlight."

Records for the course are held by Jonathon Volpi (21:18, set in 2007) and Suze West (25:57, set in 1998). The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Department.

The entry fee is $15 for pre-registration, and $18 on race night. BKVR members, students and Pownal residents receive a $3 discount. Check-in begins at 10:30 p.m.

Applications are available at www.bkvr.org and the Solomon Wright Public Library. For more info contact moonlight@bkvr.org, or call Acting Race Director David Durfee (802-442-4414).

Storm youth camp

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will hold its youth football camp for children ages 8 to 14 on Aug. 5-8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vermont Vets Home.

Former Mount Anthony football coach Jim Fischer will work with the campers, along with current Storm and Mount Anthony players.

The camp costs $80 per child with a $30 discount for additional siblings. The registration deadline is July 28. Checks are payable to the Southern Vermont Storm and can be mailed to the team at 107 Rollin St., Bennington, VT, 05201. For additional information, call 802-681-9058.

Players will need to bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants. Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied by the camp.

Arlington soccer camp

ARLINGTON -- The 36th annual John Werner soccer camp will take place from July 22-26 for players from first to seventh grade.

The camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon every day at the Fisher Elementary School fields.

Camp stuff includes Werner, the winningest boys soccer coach in Vermont history. Current Arlington coaches Mike Keough and Todd Wilkins, along with Arlington players will also attend.

The cost is $90 per child and $60 for each additional child. Each player is to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle every day.

Soccer balls can be ordered for $15 with a registration.

For more information, call Werner at 802-375-6310 or visit johnwernersoccer.com to download the registration form. Storm seeking players

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching.

They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester.

For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Bowlers wanted

BENNINGTON -- The Wednesday night Girls Green Mountain Bowling league is looking for bowlers. There will be a meeting Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Lanes. Bowling will start Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. If interested please leave name and number at the Bennington Lanes or contact Phyllis Cornell at 447-2300 for more information.

SVC summer camps for basketball, baseball

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College coaches and players will lead two athletics camps on campus this summer.

First-year men’s basketball head coach Dan Engelstad will lead two separate sessions of the 2013 Mountaineer boys’ & girls’ basketball camp. The first will take place between July 29 and Aug. 2, with the second session following Aug. 5 to 9. Both take place in the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Boys and girls entering grades 3-11 can sign up for either week. The cost is $200 for one session or $375 for both. Individual participation and instruction in all phases of skill development and team play will be maximized. All participants will receive a camp t-shirt and a personalized evaluation from camp staff.

Mountaineer Baseball will once again hold its annual summer camp on Bill Epstein Field from Aug. 5 to 8. All days of the camp will be held outside and in the event of rain, Aug. 9 will be utilized for a make-up day. The morning session, from 9 to 11 a.m., is open to children between kindergarten and sixth grade, while those going into grades 7-12 will go in the afternoon from 12 to 2 p.m. College-level expert instruction will be led by second-year baseball head coach Dave Gage with the assistance of Mountaineer baseball players. The cost is $65 per player.

For more information regarding the basketball camp, please contact coach Engelstad at 802-447-4012 or dengelstad@svc.edu. For additional info regarding the baseball camp, call coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email dgage@svc.edu.

The SVC Training Staff will be on site during all times of both camps. Registration forms can be found on the department’s website at svcathletics.com or picked up in person at the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus. Early registration is encouraged.