LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Six-time champion Holly Reynolds of Copley Country Club extended her first round lead on Day 2 of the Vermont Women’s Amateur Championship.
Reynolds’ 1-over par 71 has her six shots ahead of Madison Corley (Links at Lang Farm) heading into the event’s final day. Reynolds’ two-day total is 3-over 143.
Ekwanok’s Reggie Parker, who won the state’s Senior Women’s Amateur Championship by 12 strokes last month, sits in third (151) after a 75. She is tied with Keely Levins of Rutland Country Club.
Reynolds, Corley an d Parker tee off for the final round today at 10:20 a.m.
Maple Leaf half marathon
MANCHESTER -- The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K will take place on Sept. 8 in Manchester. The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and registration is being capped at 1,000 runners.
The Maple Leaf is honoring the late Manchester Chamber executive director Jay Hathaway, and is being presented by the Perfect Wife Restaurant, the Spiral Press Café, MVP Health Care, Orvis, as well as 40 additional local business partners. All net proceeds from the race will go to local nonprofit organizations and deserving individuals.
To be certain you are able to participate, Google the race online, or call the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce at 802-362-6313 for details.
State horseshoe tourney
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Horseshoe Club will host the Vermont state tournament on Sunday at Willow Park.
There will be 70 participants at the event.
Morning players include: Men’s E and F, Elders, Women’s A, Girl/Boy’s A. Afternoon players include: Men’s A, B, C, D, Women’s B, Girl/Boy’s B.
Eighth annual Battle Day 5K
BENNINGTON -- The eighth annual Battle Day 5K will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Registration is ongoing and cost $12 before the race and $15 on race day. On the 18th, registration begins at 8 a.m.
Batten Kill Valley Runners get a discounted registration rate.
There will also be a half-mile kids fun run.
Entry forms at the Monument gift shop and Bennington Sports and Graphics or on line at Benningtonbattlemonument.com.
For more information, contact 802-384-3285.
Vt. Elite Soccer
MANCHESTER -- The Vermont Elite Soccer Club is holding tryouts at the Riley Rink in Manchester on Sunday, Aug. 19 for boys 10-and-under, 11U and 12U from 10 to 11 a.m.
U13, U14 and U15 girls teams will have the tryout from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information call Mary at 802-353-8091 or go to vtelite.com.
MAU football fundraiser dinner on Aug. 26
BENNINGTON -- The 2012 Mount Anthony Union High School football fundraising dinner is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Bennington Moose Club.
There will be silent and chance auctions for attendees to bid on.
Some of the items include: 100 gallons of fuel from Greene’s Oil, a night stay at The Equinox Hotel, a two-hour Land Rover driving experience, gift certificates to many businesses, gift baskets and more. Tickets are $10.
For more information or tickets, contact Julie Normyle at 447-1418.
BENNINGTON -- Tryouts for for varsity boys soccer, girls soccer, cross-country and cheerleading at Mount Anthony Union High School began today. Tryouts for varsity field hockey start Aug. 20.
For specific starting times and locations for tryouts of all MAUHS and MAUMS fall sports teams, visit the MAU Activities Website at www.maupatriots.com.
Participants are reminded to turn in a sports participation/physical form on the first day of tryouts. This form can be downloaded off the website.
Youth cheer sign-ups
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Youth Cheer Association will hold a registration session on Aug. 23 at the Bennington Recreation Center.
The cost is $75 and includes a full uniform and a practice shirt. Children must be present at registration. Space is limited. MAYCA offers a grades K-6 team for children who can independenlty perform a back walkover.
MAYCA also provides a grades 3-6 team for all children no matter their individual skill level. Practices will be held on Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. for September and October. For more info contact Jaime at email@example.com.
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.
The Tuesday women’s league are looking for bowlers as well. For more information, contact Risa at 518-428-3026, Pat at 518-205-5104 and Jean at 518-686-9817.
Benn youth bowling
BENNINGTON -- There will be a meeting of the greater Bennington Youth Bowling Association tonight at 7 p.m. at Bennington Lanes. All volunteers involved with youth bowling should attend.
For more information, contact April Knapp at 802-442-4389.
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.