LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Following a tradition started more than 30 years ago by longtime Mount Anthony Union High School track coach Steve Zemianek, Kathleen Newton and Tony Napolitano are pleased to announce the return of "Coach Zem’s Summer Track Meets."
These meets are open to the general public and will be held on the following three Wednesdays (July 11, July 18, and July 25). There is no charge to participate and individuals of all ages are encouraged to join in the fun.
Meets will begin at 7 p.m. at the Zemianek Track at MAU. Events this summer will include the 50-meter dash, the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, the 400-meter run, the 800-meter run, the 1600-meter run and the 3200- meter run.
Bowling teams needed
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Wednesday International League at the Barbecue is looking to fill 3 five man teams for the upcoming season.
Contacts are Louis (518) 686-9651, Jack (518) 686-5751, and Daryl (518) 686-5467.
Youth lacrosse camp
BENNINGTON -- There will be a boys lacrosse camp from July 16th to July 19th at Willow Park. Boys ages 5 to 8 attend for a half day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., while boys ages 9 to 15 attend for a full day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Equipment is available if needed.
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 noon each day. To register, call 447-2233.
Beanbag charity tournament at Ramunto’s Pizza
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.
Lady Patriot Basketball School this month
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School will host the annual Lady Patriot Basketball School from July 9-13. There will be two sessions: a camp for players 8-12 and a camp for 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 coach Courtney Reif at 802-345-4151. 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 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
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.