LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
HARTFORD -- The Bennington Post 13 Legion baseball team finished off its regular season with a 8-3 victory over Hartford on Sunday.
Tyler Kunzmann provided a good chunk of the offense for Post 13, going 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and three RBI. Tanner Williams was 2-for-4 with two runs scored out of the leadoff spot.
Matt Upright earned the win in relief for Post 13, pitching five scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out four.
Post 13 heads into next weekend’s state tournament with a 17-1 record.
Bennington LL teams
in must-wins today
ST. ALBANS -- Both Bennington all-star baseball teams, U10 and U12 are 1-1 after play this weekend in northern Vermont.
Each earned wins on Saturday, the U10s beat St. Johnsbury 11-1 and the U12s topped Lyndon 11-4.
On Sunday, each lost their first game. The U10s fell 15-9 and the U12s were dropped 19-7, despite two homeruns from Will Shea.
The teams play tomorrow at 6 p.m. and must win to reach the championship on Tuesday.
Storm come up short
in season opener
LEOMINSTER, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont Storm defense came up with four interceptions in the team’s opener on Saturday against the Central Mass Sabercats, but the ‘Cats offense was too much in a 32-17 win.
Adrian Gruber, Mike Ware, Sean Willette and Geoff Silver all had picks for the 0-1 Storm, who were down 14-0 early in the first quarter.
Storm quarterback JC LeBarron was efficient, completing 16-of-25 for 235 yards and two touchdowns. He also had three interceptions, all in the first half.
Mike Dunham caught three passes for 125 yards and both touchdowns, while Mike Waters had eight catches. Mike Woodson rushed the ball 17 times for 106 yards.
Webb finishes fifth
at nationals in N. Dakota
FARGO, N.D. -- Mount Anthony Union High School rising senior Jesse Webb placed fifth at the USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals over the weekend.
Webb topped Iowa’s Jake Scanlan in the fifth-place match with a 5-1 decision.
Webb’s only two losses in the tournament were to the second and third place finishers.
Twin State soccer
RINDGE, N.H. -- Burr and Burton Academy’s Sean Paradis scored a goal to help Vermont past New Hampshire 5-2 in the Twin State game at Franklin Pierce University on Saturday.
Paradis scored in the 75th minute to put Vermont ahead 4-1. He was also booked for a yellow card.
Champlain Valley Union’s Shane Haley was named the MVP after scoring a hat trick.
In the girls game, Vermont fell 1-0, but Mount Anthony’s Shelby McLenithan won the 12th player award by the Lions Club.
Carter tops at Moonlight
POWNAL -- Joe Carter finally got the midnight victory that had narrowly eluded him twice.
After top 6 finishes the last two years, including a close second in 2012, the Panton resident ran away from the rest of the field Saturday night to win the Moonlight in Vermont Midnight Road Race in 23:07.
Sarah Harris of Bennington, competing in her first Moonlight run, placed sixth overall and cruised to victory in the women’s field, finishing in 28:06.
Daniel Gura of Williamstown placed second in 24:16, edging out Bennington’s Devon Hoar, who finished in 24:20.
Brianna McLoughlin of Oneonta, N.Y., took second for the women in 29:46, while Williams College runner Meredith Sopher was third in 32:28.
Ben Gelheiser was the first Pownal resident to finish, and Makayla Gelheiser was the youngest Pownal participant. The "Most Visible in the Moonlight" award was presented jointly to Michael and Cecilia Vallee of Bristol, R.I.
The field of 120 runners were joined by several dozen others who participated in the non-competitive Community Ramble. JV
MAU looking for coach
BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School has an opening for a junior varsity field hockey head coach for the Fall 2013 season. If interested, please contact Activities Director Tim Brown at email@example.com or call 447-1899, Ext. 5.
BENNINGTON -- MAYAA football signups are currently being held at Tomasi’s Sports.
There will be two additional sit down sign-up dates on July 23 and July 25 at the Ross Pavilion at Willow Park from 6-8 p.m.
For the Flag division, children must be age 6 by Sept. 1. The Tackle division is age 8 and must have played one year of flag. The cost is $20 for the flag division and $50 for the tackle division. If you have any questions, call Frank Gaudette at 379-4118.
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Youth Soccer League is hosting sign-ups every Tuesday night at the Bennington Sports Center. Sign-ups will go from 5 to 8 p.m. at 230 School Street. Call 802-681-7151 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Tennis Center will host its summer Youth Tennis camp.
The camp is for kids ages 8 to 18 and will have four different sessions -- July 16-19, July 30-Aug. 2, Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16.
The camp runs Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $160 per camper.
For any questions or to register, call the center at 802-447-7557.
MACC junior academy
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Country Club is hosting a junior sports academy for golfers. PGA professional Kevin Bennison will lead the session, starting August 12 to 15. Each session, for juniors ages 7 to 16, will go from 9 a.m. to noon.
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.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Wednesday International League is looking for bowlers for the up coming season at Barbeque Recreation in Hoosick Falls. For more information, call Daryl at 518-686-5467, Louis at 518-686-9651, and Jack at 518-686-5751.
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.
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.
For more information, call Werner at 802-375-6310 or visit johnwernersoccer.com to download the registration form.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. For additional info regarding the baseball camp, call coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.