LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
FARGO, N.D. -- Mount Anthony Union High School junior Rachel Hale finished third at this week’s USA Wrestling’s Junior Women’s Freestyle Nationals.
Wrestling Olympic-style matches, Hale competed at 112 pounds. She defeated California’s Amy Fearnside 5-2 and 4-0 to reach the podium.
Hale went 6-1 during the tournament, allowing only four points to be scored by her opponents. After four straight victories, she faced New York’s Hanna Greenwood. Greenwood, the eventual champion, came out on top 1-0 in the first, but Hale came back to tie the second 1-1. Because of the first period victory, Greenwood was considered the winner, knocking Hale into the losers bracket.
She then beat California’s Angelica Llanes 6-0, 5-0 and Fearnside to finish third.
Komline moves to second
FALMOUTH, Maine -- Dorset’s Casey Komline shot up the leaderboard at the New England Amateur Championship on Wednesday, posting a 67 to take over second place with 36 holes to play.
Komline, who began tied for 10th, is at 4-under par, a shot behind leader Christopher Swift of Connecticut. Komline’s score was the round of the day Wednesday.
"I was expecting everyone to stay where they were or to improve by a shot," Komline said. "I hit the ball unbelievably."
Starting at the 10th hole on Wednesday, Komline finished strong with birdies at No. 1, 4 and 8. He’s vying to become the third Vermont-based golfer to win the tournament in 83 years.
He said he hit 17 of 18 greens in the second round after fixing an alignment issue. His lone miss came when an approach nailed the top of the pin and caromed off the green.
First round leader Craig Steckowych struggled on Day 2. Steckowych, from New Hampshire, shot 5-over on the front nine en route to a 79 and is tied for ninth.
Two other Vermonters made the cut. Mike Stackus, the newest Vermont Amateur champ, is tied for 22nd at 4-over after a second-round 70. Vermont Am runner-up Garren Poirier fell right on the cut line at 6-over.
Mount Anthony Union High School graduate Thomas Sennett failed to make the cut after shooting a 77 and 80.
Post 13 falls to rival
RUTLAND -- After taking an early lead in an American Legion baseball game suspended by inclement weather Tuesday, Bennington Post 13 faltered on Wednesday when the game was restarted, losing to Rutland Post 31, 3-2.
After the restart, Rutland scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off of three base hits. Bennington (13-3 league, 14-4 overall) got the equalizer in the top of the fifth with Zach Bahan driving in Tyler Kunzmann with a single.
But in the bottom of the fifth, Rutland scored the go-ahead run, helped out by two Bennington errors.
Russell Krebs pitched for Post 13, allowing three runs (two earned), four hits and striking out six. Kunzmann had three hits, a single, double and triple.
All-State lacrosse teams announced
BENNINGTON -- The All-State girls lacrosse squads were revealed on Wednesday and both local teams, Mount Anthony Union High School and Burr and Burton Academy, are well-represented.
In Division I, MAU’s Cassidy Lang earned a first-team nod, while Lily Taub, Colleen Hendery and Emily Cross, the team’s leading scorer in 2012, were named to the second team. Goalie Shelby Wicks, Katie Quinn and Emily Bird were honorable mentions.
In Division II, BBA senior Brooke Sabol made the first team while Michelle Kelley, Kate Montague, Hayley Sabol and Cara Corvino were on the second team. Rory Halligan and Ryder Ferrone earned honorable mention.
BENNINGTON -- A golf tournament to benefit Mickey Carmody "The Quick," will take place July 24 at noon at Mount Anthony Country Club. The cost is $100 per player (Member or Non Member), which includes cart, greens fees, prizes, and cocktail reception.
For more information contact: T.J. Carmody at 802-447-5748.
SVC basketball camp
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College will host the Mountaineer basketball camp the week of August 6. The camp will focus on individual skill development and fundamentals of team play.
The camp will be run by head coach Mike McDonough and assistant coach Dave Bromirski, along with former and current Mountaineer players.
It will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon each day and is for students grades 5-9. The cost is $100 and participants will receive an SVC T-shirt and personalized camp evaluation.
To register, go to svcathletics.com or call 802-447-4658 for more information.
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 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 SVC baseball team and coaching staff. Everyone who participates receives a free T-shirt.
Campers are asked to bring a baseball bat, glove and cleats. For more info, contact coach Dave Gage at 802-447-4672.
Arlington Soccer Camp
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.
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 the following two Wednesdays. 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 1,600-meter run and the 3,200- meter run.
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.
Moonlight race upcoming
POWNAL -- The annual "Moonlight in Vermont" midnight road race returns the night of Saturday, Aug. 4, along with the Community Ramble, giving both runners and walkers the opportunity to participate in the light of the full moon.
The four-mile road race begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley fire station at the top of the hill on Route 7 in Pownal Center. The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads through the hills and dales of rural Pownal, 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. In recent years, the run has featured a mix of fast, competitive runners -- both local and visitors to the area -- and casual fun runners. The non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble will begin at 12:10 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, youngest and oldest Pownal residents -- and the individual judged "Most Visible in the Moonlight" -- and door prizes will be offered. Commemorative T-shirts will be given to pre-registered runners and walkers, and refreshments will be available after the race.
The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Department and are sponsored in part by Vermont Moonlight Cookies.
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.
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.
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.
Junior golf camp
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Country Club head pro Doug Ruttle will hold an instructional camps for junior golfers between ages 8 and 16 this summer. The session will take place Aug. 14 to 17, costing $99 per junior golfer, payable to Douglas A. Ruttle, PGA. Sign-up forms are available at the golf course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-339-6514.