LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
EAST NASSAU, N.Y. -- Legendary Modified driver Kenny Tremont Jr. finally put a No. 1 in the win column at Lebanon Valley Speedway on Saturday, taking the checkers in the 30-lap event.
Tremont’s No. 115 started on the pole and led the first eight laps until a scary wreck sent driver Denny Soltis to the local hospital.
After crashing in turn 2 with Donnie Corellis in the No. 57, Soltis’ car flipped up and over, landing on the tires. The wreck also collected contenders Mike Keeler, J.R. Heffner, Brett Hearn, Andy Bachetti. A red flag paused the action as Soltis was sent by ambulance to the hospital as a precaution.
Once the accident was cleared, the green flag flew once again with Tremont and Keith Flach out front. Caution waved three times in the next few laps, but Tremont never faultered, keeping Flach at bay for his first win in nearly two years at LVS.
Rob Pitcher, Eddie Marshall and Brian Berger battled to round out the top 5.
In the LV Sportsman division, Sean Mandel’s No. 66 took over the top spot from Dylan Gibson on lap 5 and checked out on the field, running away with the victory. Chad Pierce came from the back to finish second. Steve Meilleur was third followed by Ryan Darcy and Kim LaVoy.
In the Budget Sportsman 20-lap feature, Greg Catlin led from the start but was overtaken by Bobby Hackel IV late. Hackel, the points leader, then cruised to victory lane. Ray Hall Jr., Rob Maxon, Robbie Speed, and Whitey Slavin.
There was some controversy after the race as a protest was filed against the winner. Track officials plan to issue a final ruling soon.
In the Pro Stock feature, Paul LaRochelle brought the field to life with the No. 10 of Buddy Hencke in tow. LaRochelle led the first six circuits until a flat tire ruined his evening.
Hencke took the point, but only briefly as Jay Corbin powered his way into the lead by lap 10. Dodging cautions, Corbin took the win as Robbie Speed was second. Hencke settled for 3rd, with Nick Hilt and LaRochelle battling back to complete the top 5.
In the Purestocks, young Daniel Sanchez scored his first career win in PS No. 1, in PS No. 2 Gary O’Brian gets his first win as well. And in PS No. 3, Ray Hall Sr took the checkers. A special Scott ‘Tiney’ Oles Memorial 24 lap $300 shootout was won by Phil Wood.
For more information, tickets, schedule and more; visit our website at www.lebanonvalley.com.
Hoosick, Greenwich youth softball champions
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls 10-and-under and Greenwich 12-and-under teams came out in top during the town of Hoosick Youth Baseball/Softball League’s second annual All-Star Softball tournament. A total of 13 teams came to Hoosick Falls and put their young talent on display.
In the 10U tournament, Cambridge, Bennington, Dalton, East Greenbush, and Wilton battled it out for a chance to play Hoosick Falls in the championship game.
Bennington was sent to the loser’s bracket in the first round by Hoosick Falls and then played all day Saturday and Sunday morning to make it all the way to the championship game against their New York rivals. Revenge was certainly on Bennington’s mind but Hoosick Falls took home the title with a 4-0 win.
In the 12U tournament, Salem, the Southern VT Bat Brats, Greenwich, and Hoosick Falls battled for the championship.
In the end, the Bat Brats and Greenwich reached the final. Both teams had already played five games during the weekend.
Greenwich took a 1-run lead into the final inning and the Bat Brats got the tying run to second but Greenwich took home the championship with an 8-7 victory.
SVC baseball camp
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball team is hosting their camp from July 30 to August 3 at Bill Epstein Field.
There will be two separate sessions: 9 a.m. to noon for elementary age participants and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for players grades 7-12.
The cost of the camp is $95 and will be run by the Southern Vermont College baseball team and coaching staff. Everyone who participates will receive a free T-shirt.
Campers are asked to bring a baseball bat, glove and cleats (or sneakers).
For more information, contact SVC baseball coach Dave Gage at 802-447-4672.
Free sports camp
POWNAL -- The North Pownal Congregational Church is hosting a free sports and craft camp from July 16-19. The camp will be at the Pownal Little League field from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day for kids K-6.
For more information, contact Margaret Rogers at 518-686-4636. Coach Zem’s summer meets
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 16 to July 19 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.