Saturday November 17, 2012

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

ARLINGTON -- The 17th annual Running of the Turkeys will take place on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, in Arlington.

There will be a 5K road race, 5K walk, and 1K Kids Fun Run, which has been organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners. Come out and enjoy this traditional Thanksgiving morning run in beautiful Arlington. You will enjoy the course, the friendly competition, the warm sunny weather, and, of course, you will be able to eat as much as you want the rest of the day without feeling guilty.

The race begins and ends at Fisher Elementary School, on East Arlington Road. Online registration is available at www.active.com and the entry form is available at www.bkvr.org.

Both online and postmarked mailed discounted entries end on November 16th. The Kids’ Fun Run is $1 with awards for all finishers. The last chance for packet pick up and registration at the $15 early bird entry rate or a $40 family package for four members of the same family will be on Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Arlington Community House on Route 7A. Race day registration is $20.00 for all, families at $50, at Fisher Elementary beginning at 7:45 a.m. The 5K race is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Turkeywear will be given to the first 400 to register; awards will be in 5 year age groups; and there will be two raffles.


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#1: Bring 2 dozen of your favorite cookies/bars/brownies for post-race refreshments and you’ll be entered into a raffle for coveted BKVR apparel! Raffle #2: Bring shoes, sneakers, and sandals in all sizes and condition and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a 2013 Battenkill Canoe day pass valued at $70.00.

For more information about the race or to offer to help on race day, call Jon French at 802-375-8083 or email jwfrench@comcast.net .

SVC accepting donations

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College Department of Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee are now accepting donations to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy in October.

The department is asking people to provide clothing which will be given to the American Red Cross for proper distribution to the areas in most need. Students are encouraged to bring old coats and the like back to campus following the Thanksgiving break. Additional items including baby and cleaning supplies will also be accepted.

Please bring all donations to the Mountaineer Athletic Center by Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Contact Michael Zauzig (802-447-4639, mzauzig@svc.edu) or Dave Gage (802-447-4672, dgage@svc.edu) for more info.

Bennington youth hoops

BENNINGTON -- Bennington youth basketball for first- to fourth-grade boys will run from 10 a.m. to noon on six Sundays over the next three months:

Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 and Jan. 6 and 13.

Email dsleeman@svsu.org to sign up.

Youth wrestling

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Youth Wrestling will hold sign-ups sessions Nov. 27-29 at the MAU cafeteria from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Practice begins the week of Dec. 4 and the season runs through March until the MAU tournament on the March 23.

The fee is $40 per wrestler with two mandatory fundraisers. For questions contact Wayne Call (802 -952-8932).

MAU Nordic seeks gear

BENNINGTON -- MAU’s Nordic Ski Team needs donations of gently used cross country ski racing equipment: Skis, poles, gloves, pants and jackets.

Or they can contact coach Bruce Smith at 802-447-7511 or Alicia Romac at 802-442-2401.

SVC baseball camp

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Baseball and head coach Dave Gage are now accepting registrations for the 2012 SVC Baseball Winter Camp, being held in the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the campus of SVC, December 27-28.

The camp is open to players in grades 1-12, with those in 1-6 participating in a morning session (9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) and all 7-12 grade campers attending a separate afternoon session (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.). Accompanying Coach Gage will be SVC assistant baseball and hitting coach Robby Hisert, as well as current Mountaineers.

The cost is $80 per player; tuition is no-refundable and must accompany each application. Personal checks will not be accepted later than five days prior to the camp.

From 2008-2011, Gage was the starting second baseman for the Mountaineers and served as one of the team’s captains during his final three seasons.

His leadership and play helped guide his team to the NECC playoffs in the 2009, 2010, and the 2011 seasons, the first three playoff appearances in school history.

Hisert played professionally overseas in Italy after a successful playing career at Schenectady County Community College. He has also played professionally with independent teams over the last few seasons.

To download a brochure, visit www.svcathletics.com. For more information, please contact Gage at 802-447-4662 or by emailing dgage@svc.edu.