LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Cody LaFlamme doubled down the left field line in the bottom of the seventh to plate the walk-off, winning run for Bennington Post 13 in a 3-2 win against Bellows Falls in American Legion baseball Friday at Spinelli Field.
Leading 2-0 for six innings, Bennington (5-1) gave up two runs in the top of the seventh on a succession of infield hits. Bellows Falls tallied once on a slow-roller in the left side of the infield and a sacrifice fly scored the other.
The last-inning bunts were two of only three hits Post 13 starter Russell Krebs allowed, going the distance for the win with six strikeouts and no walks.
In the bottom of the frame, Tanner Williams reached on a walk and stole second before LaFlamme (2-for-4) sent him home.
Krebs and Matt Parmenter notched first-inning RBIs for Post 13, which hosts South Royalton Sunday in a doubleheader beginning at noon.
RUTLAND -- Five area ballplayers earned a spot on the southern all-star team in the Vermont Baseball Coaches Association’s North-South Senior All-Star game on Saturday.
Mount Anthony’s Tyler Kunzmann, Russell Krebs and Nick Solari made the roster, as did Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Kevil and Jake Oliver. The team is coached by Rutland’s Kevin Bellomo, Mount Anthony’s Al Plante and Bellows Falls’ Dick Forbush and Bob Lockerby.
The event is a doubleheader at St. Peter’s Field, with first pitch for Game 1 beginning at 11 a.m. Admission to both games is free.
BENNINGTON -- Anytime Fitness is hosting a free self defense day on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the club at 120 Depot St. in Bennington.
Running the course will be retired state police Lieutenant Bob Kalinowski. Twenty spots, for members or non-members, are available on a first-come, first-served basis sign up at the gym.
"You will get information, demonstrations, and other tips to help keep you safe," said Kalinowski, a former Use of Force Instructor with over 25 years of experience.
"The goal of this event is to help educate the community on how to be safe in different situations by being aware of their environment, and to provide some tips that could help get out of a potentially dangerous situation," said owner Amy Carey. For more information, contact Carey at 802-681-0161.
Junior golf camp
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Country Club head pro Doug Ruttle will hold instructional camps for junior golfers between ages 8 and 16 this summer.
One session takes place from July 16 to 19; the other is set for Aug. 14 to 17. A session costs $99 per junior golfer, payable to Douglas A. Ruttle, PGA. Sign-up forms are available at the golf course.
Free soccer camp
BENNINGTON -- Grace Christian School will host a free soccer camp from July 9 to 12 for boys and girls ages 6 to 12. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. each day. To register, call 447-2233.
Lady Patriot Basketball School in July
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School will host the annual Lady Patriot Basketball School from July 9-13. There will be two sessions: a morning camp for players 8-12 and an afternoon camp for those 13-and-up.
The cost to sign up is $100 per child or $90 each if two or more attend. For more information, contact MAU girls basketball coach Courtney Reif at 802-345-4151.
Beanbag charity tournament
BENNINGTON -- The Purple Pride of Vermont will host a cornhole tournament at Ramuntos on Main Street in Bennington to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project and the local Veterans Outreach Center.
The tournament will be on July 14 and cost $25 to register. The money is used for registration, two drinks, a goodie bag and chances to win prizes.
Check in is at noon and the tournament begins at 1 p.m.
For more information, contact Drew Barrett at 802-379-5638 or e-mail email@example.com.
Summer tennis camps
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Tennis Center is hosting summer youth camps for kids ages 8 to 18. There will be five different sessions -- July 17-20, July 24-27, July 31-Aug. 3, Aug. 7-10 and Aug. 14-17.
The camps, led by pros Seth Gabriel and Dan Rowe, run from Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids will participate in various warm up activities followed by drills, games and other tennis-related activities.
The cost for the camp is $120, which includes a T-shirt. To sign up, call 802-447-7557.
Arlington Soccer Camp takes place in July
ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Soccer Camp enters its 35th year this summer, resuming for Arlington area youth players from July 23 to 27. For children entering first grade through seventh grade, the camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Fisher school fields.
The cost is $90 per child ($60 per each additional sibling). The camp, directed by Castleton State College men’s soccer coach John Werner, teaches skills and tactics through fun games with emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship and fun.
Registration forms are available at johnwernersoccer.com.
Storm hosting youth football camp
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm is hosting a youth football camp from August 6-9.
The camp, for kids 8 to 12 years old, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street.
Former Mount Anthony Union High School football coach and Storm player Jim Fischer will work with the kids to teach the fundamentals and techniques of football. It will also provide instruction on all aspects of the game such as running, throwing, catching, blocking, tackling and speed drills.
Current Storm and MAU players will also be at the camp. The cost is $60. Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied, so players are asked to bring cleats, mouth guard, shorts and football pants.
Bennington Basketball School next month
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team is hosting its 41st annual summer camp.
The camp will take place from July 16-20 at the Mount Anthony high school gym.
There are two sessions: one in the morning for kids ages 12-15 from 8 a.m. to noon and one in the afternoon for 7 to 11 year olds from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The camp costs $110 per camper and includes a t-shirt and a ball.
There will be various competitions, games and guest speakers. For more information, call 447-1994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Blue Lollipop Road
SHAFTSBURY -- The Blue Lollipop Road Reunion Soccer Weekend will take place on August 17 and 18 at Howard Park in Shaftsbury.
After a welcome party on the 17th at Madison’s, a Strong Mojo Summit and a memorial scholarship will be awarded.
The scholarship is in memory of former Mount Anthony Union High School soccer players Maria Greene and Brandy Brown, killed in a car accident in 1994.
At 1 p.m., there will be an alumni soccer game at Howard Park for any alumni who want to play.
For more information, contact Diane Peacock at email@example.com or 804-339-6514.