Friday June 28, 2013

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

SCOTIA, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Hoosiers travel softball team could only manage three hits in a 3-0 loss on Thursday on the road.

Baylee Ports, Maddy Ryan and Alyssa Ellis had the hits against winning pitcher Jen Mayette, who fanned 11 and walked no one in seven innings.

Ports took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out five and walking one.

The Hoosiers travel to a tournament this weekend at the Adirondack Sports Complex.

MACC junior academy

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Country Club is hosting a junior sports academy for golfers. Two sessions are scheduled to be run by PGA professional Kevin Bennison, one from July 8 to 11 and the other August 12 to 15. Each session, for juniors ages 7 to 16, will go from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.

The cost is $99 per child and people are encouraged to register early to assure a spot. For more information, call the pro shop at 447-7079.

Moonlight in Vermont

POWNAL -- The popular "Moonlight in Vermont" Midnight Road Race and Community Ramble returns to Pownal the night of July 20, giving both runners and walkers the opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the light of the full moon.

The four-mile road race, now in its 14th year, begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley fire station on Route 7 in Pownal Center, with the non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble starting at 12:05 a.m.

The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads 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. Additional prizes will be awarded to the fastest Pownal runner and to the youngest Pownal participant -- and the individual judged "Most Visible in the Moonlight." Commemorative T-shirts will be given to pre-registered runners and walkers.

The road race is held on the Saturday night each July nearest to the full moon. Records for the course are held by Jonathon Volpi (21:18, set in 2007) and Suze West (25:57, established during the inaugural Moonlight run in 1998).

The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Department.

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. For more information, contact moonlight@bkvr.org, or call Acting Race Director David Durfee at 802-442-4414.

Bean-bag tournament for Wounded Warriors

BENNINGTON -- The Purple Pride of Vermont, a local affiliate of the Wounded Warrior Project, are hosting a bean-bag tournament fundraiser this Saturday.

The tournament will take place at JC’s in Bennington on Saturday at noon. The cost is $25 per person and all proceeds benefit Purple Pride and Wounded Warrior Project.

Prizes include golf for four at Green Mountain National Golf Course with Long Trail tour and lunch, a custom set of cornhole boards and bags and tickets to see the Yankees on August 20 against Toronto. There will also be a 50/50 raffle.

Email purplepridevt@
gmail.com to pre-register or register at the event.

Bennington Youth Soccer League

BENNINGTON -- Registration for the Bennington Youth Soccer League will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Sports Center.

Registration for the BYSL is open to all residents of Bennington, Pownal, and Woodford with children who are in grades K-6. You can also register online at www.benningtonyouthsoccer.com. Forms may also be picked up at Bennington Sports and Graphics on Main Street.

The cost for K-3 is $50 per child, while travel teams (4th to 6th grade) are $60 per child, and travel team players must have registration paid before July 31.  Reduced fee scholarships are available.

Volunteer parents are also needed as coaches.

World class soccer school starts in July

SHAFTSBURY -- The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.

The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages 5-12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.

At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.

Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.

The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit worldclasssoccerschool.org or call 803-777-1353.

’Good Old Country Hardball’ baseball camp

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The "Good Old Country Hardball" baseball camp will once again be held at the Hoosick Little League Fields for children entering grades 3 through 8. The camp dates are July 15 through July 18. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Camp brochures can be picked up by calling camp director Mike Lilac at 518-686-7321 (x1712), 518-268-8541, or 518-686-4320.

MAU Golf Scramble

BENNINGTON -- The MAU golf team’s scramble will be held at Mount Anthony Country Club on June 30, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Teams of four or individuals are welcome. $75 per person includes green fees, cart, BBQ and many prizes. Call the Mount Anthony Country Club (447-7079) to reserve a spot.

Benn Basketball School

BENNINGTON -- The 42nd year of the Bennington Basketball School for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from July 8 to 12 at Mount Anthony Union High School. For more information, email dsleeman@svsu.org.

Arlington soccer camp

ARLINGTON -- The 36th annual John Werner soccer camp will take place from July 22-26 for players from first to seventh grade.

The camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon every day at the Fisher Elementary School fields.

Camp stuff includes Werner, the winningest boys soccer coach in Vermont history. Current Arlington coaches Mike Keough and Todd Wilkins, along with Arlington players will also attend.

The cost is $90 per child and $60 for each additional child. Each player is to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle every day.

Soccer balls can be ordered for $15 with a registration.

There is also a senior camp for players in seventh to 12th grade from July 8-11. The camp runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School.

For more information, call Werner at 802-375-6310 or visit johnwernersoccer.com to download the registration form.

MALA camp returns

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp returns to Willow Park in Bennington from July 15-18 for boys ages 5-16.

Players from ages 5-8 (cost $75) attend a half day session from 9 to 11 a.m.

Players from ages 9-16 (cost $150) attend a full day session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Equipment is available.

Email Chris Shea at Heyshea100@gmail.com, call 802-779-4837 or go to www.malavt.com for more information.

Storm seeking players

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching.

They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester.

For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Bowlers wanted

BENNINGTON -- The Wednesday night Girls Green Mountain Bowling league is looking for bowlers. There will be a meeting Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Lanes. Bowling will start Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. If interested please leave name and number at the Bennington Lanes or contact Phyllis Cornell at 447-2300 for more information.