LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Bennington Horseshoe Club picked up two top-10 performances at the World Horseshoe Tournament over the weekend.
Mike George (third) and Wade Hill (sixth) wrapped solid three-day efforts to finish in the top 10 of their respective divisions on Saturday. George shot up the leaderboard from eighth to end his week at 10-5 with 190 ringers in 600 attempts.
Hill, third after two days, dropped on the final day to finish at 10-5 as well. He recorded 176 ringers in 600 shots in the tournament for a 29.33 percent clip.
Voltage edge local stars
ST. ALBANS -- The Vermont Voltage narrowly defeated the Southern Vermont All-Stars, 2-1, in a semi-pro exhibition soccer match on Saturday at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex.
The second and final game of the summer series -- the Voltage won, 2-0, in Manchester on July 4 -- saw goals from Bo Vuckovic and Bozidar Jelovac secure a win against the men’s soccer stars from Bennington County.
Shea wins by four
MIDDLEBURY -- Bennington’s William Shea claimed the 12-and-under division of the Vermont Golf Association’s junior championships Friday at Ralphy Myhre Golf Course.
Shea shot an 87 to win his first state championship by four strokes. He is also the two-time junior club champion at Mount Anthony Country Club.
Beavers thump Storm
TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass -- The Southern New Hampshire Beavers defeated the Southern Vermont Storm, 49-7, on the road on Saturday, the Storm’s second straight loss of the season after opening with a 26-20 overtime win on July 21.
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.
Summer tennis camps
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Tennis Center is hosting summer youth camps for kids ages 8 to 18. There will be sessions on 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.
Lee Goldsmith tourney
BENNINGTON -- Teams of high school athletes can now register for the 2012 Lee Goldsmith Memorial Soccer Tournament, set for Willow Park on Aug. 11.
The tournament, organized in memory of Lee Goldsmith, a former player at Mount Anthony Union High School who succumbed to cancer in 2009, is open to student-athletes enrolled in high school as of September 2012.
The seven-a-side tourney consists of half-hour games using large goals and no offside rule. Registration costs $70 per team -- teams must be all-male or co-ed only. Teams must register by Aug. 10 by calling Jeremy Neill (802-833-5969) or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Play begins at 11 a.m.
Junior golf camp
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Country Club head pro Doug Ruttle will hold an instructional camp 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.
MAUHS cheerleader tryouts
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School cheerleading team will host tryouts on Aug. 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day at the MAU track. Choices will be made on Aug. 20.
For more information, contact coach Jamie Capriola-George at 802-379-5495.
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Youth Athletic Association football program is looking for players, coaches and volunteers for this season.
Signups are ongoing. For more information, call Paul Redding at 442-1533.
Bat Brats host tryouts
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats are looking for experienced pitchers and position players to join our growing organization for the fall 2012 and spring/summer 2013 season. Tryouts will take place on Aug. 11.
There is currently have one U-12 and one U-14 team. Interested players should call their age group coach with questions and to pre-register for tryouts.
U-12 players contact Tera Dicranian at (802) 447-4847 while U-14, call Marci Saunders at (802) 688-5153.
Blue Lollipop Road
BENNINGTON -- Blue Lollipop Road hosts Mount Anthony Union High School’s women’s soccer alumni weekend. Play It Forward events will take place August 17 and August 18 in Bennington and Shaftsbury:
* A Welcome Back Party will be at Madison Brewing Company on the 17th at 7 p.m.
* The Strong Mojo summit (11:30 a.m.) and alumni soccer game (1 p.m.) will be at Howard Park in Shaftsbury on August 18. All alumni are encouraged to register to participate/play.
* A Memorial Scholarship will be awarded in honor of Maria Greene and Brandy Brown, two former MAU soccer players who were killed in a car accident in 1994.
* 25 years of MAU women’s soccer will be celebrated and former coaches will be recognized.