Monday July 8, 2013

GUELPH, Ontario -- Mount Anthony Union High School senior Rachel Hale snagged her latest hardware last week, winning the 56-kilogram title at the Canada Cup junior women’s championships.

Hale, wrestling for Nieves wrestling club out of Springfield, Mass., defeated Jessica Brouillette in the final with a late decision after battling to a 10-10 draw. With a bye in the first round, Hale reached the final with a pair of pins against Brooke Jarrett and Kristina McLaren.

In 2011, Hale was the first girl in Vermont history and only the third in the U.S. to win a high school state championship wrestling with boys. She matched the feat in 2012 to become the first in America to go back-to-back.

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’ race July 20

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 chance to enjoy a stroll in the light of a 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 info contact moonlight@bkvr.org, or call Acting Race Director David Durfee (802-442-4414).

SVC summer camps for basketball, baseball

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College coaches and players will lead two athletics camps on campus this summer.

First-year men’s basketball head coach Dan Engelstad will lead two separate sessions of the 2013 Mountaineer boys’ & girls’ basketball camp. The first will take place between July 29 and Aug. 2, with the second session following Aug. 5 to 9. Both take place in the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Boys and girls entering grades 3-11 can sign up for either week. The cost is $200 for one session or $375 for both. Individual participation and instruction in all phases of skill development and team play will be maximized. All participants will receive a camp t-shirt and a personalized evaluation from camp staff.

Mountaineer Baseball will once again hold its annual summer camp on Bill Epstein Field from Aug. 5 to 8. All days of the camp will be held outside and in the event of rain, Aug. 9 will be utilized for a make-up day. The morning session, from 9 to 11 a.m., is open to children between kindergarten and sixth grade, while those going into grades 7-12 will go in the afternoon from 12 to 2 p.m. College-level expert instruction will be led by second-year baseball head coach Dave Gage with the assistance of Mountaineer baseball players. The cost is $65 per player.

For more information regarding the basketball camp, please contact coach Engelstad at 802-447-4012 or dengelstad@svc.edu. For additional info regarding the baseball camp, call coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email dgage@svc.edu.

The SVC Training Staff will be on site during all times of both camps. Registration forms can be found on the department’s website at svcathletics.com or picked up in person at the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus. Early registration is encouraged.

Storm youth camp

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will hold its youth football camp for children ages 8 to 14 on Aug. 5-8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vermont Vets Home.

Former Mount Anthony football coach Jim Fischer will work with the campers, along with current Storm and Mount Anthony players.

The camp costs $80 per child with a $30 discount for additional siblings. The registration deadline is July 28. Checks are payable to the Southern Vermont Storm and can be mailed to the team at 107 Rollin St., Bennington, VT, 05201. For additional information, call 802-681-9058.

Players will need to bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants. Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied by the camp.

’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.

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.