LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School boys soccer team squared off with rivals Brattleboro on Tuesday, and the Patriots were able to walk out of Spinelli field with a clean sheet in a 2-0 win.
Both goals for the Patriots came in the first half, as Marcus LaFlamme netted the opening goal unassisted beofre Brad Anair put a corner kick into the box that Dylan Prazak was able to finish off.
In net, Pat Cody made two saves for the Patriots. MAU put 13 shots on net and had 12 corner kicks in the game.
"We played really well in the first half," coach Mike Molloy said. "But things got a little sloppy in the second but we hung on. It is always solid to get this win against Brattleboro."
The Patriots are now 5-2 on the season.
MAU cross country keeps on rolling
NORTH CLARENDON -- Molly O’Callaghan notched her first overall win in a cross country match to help the Mount Anthony Union High School girls cross country team win in Mill River on Tuesday, while Andrew Brandmeyer’s third-place finish helped propel the boys to a win, as well.
O’Callaghan finished the 2.2 mile course in 14 minutes, 34 seconds to lead all girls, while Erica Hale finished third overall (14:49), Emily Smith was fourth (14:50), Asuka Kosaki was fifth (14:51), and Abby Malmborg was ninth (15:17).
For the boys, Bradmeyer ran a 11:42 to finish second overall, while Will Buckley was third (12:06), Andy Barlow was fourth (12:17), Andy Seward was seventh (12:32), and Matt Strano was ninth (12:46).
In boys team finishes, hosts Mill River were fourth, Fair Haven was third, and Rutland was second behind MAU. For the girls, Mill River was third and Rutland finished second behind MAU.
MAU field hockey wins
BENNINGTON -- A goal by Gabby Loomis was enough for the Mount Anthony Union High School Patriots to hold off Windsor 1-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
MAU moves to 5-1 on the year, and will host top-ranked Hartford on Thursday.
Arlington girls win twice last week
ARLINGTON -- Lost in the shuffle last week, the Arlington Memorial High School girls soccer team split two games.
On Wednesday, the team fell to Leland and Gray 4-2. Avery Bucchieri netted both goals for the Eagles in the loss.
Then, on Friday, the team downed Bellows Falls 3-2 in overtime.
Bellows Falls would take the lead first, but Molly Elwell and Savannah Pike were able to pull goals back for the Eagles. Bellows Falls would tie the game shortly after Pike’s goal to force OT.
But in the extra time period, Brooke Therriault was able to secure the winner for the Eagles.
Arlington is now 2-4 on the year.
Bat Brats golf tournament
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a 4-person golf scramble at Mount Anthony Country Club on Sunday, October 13.
The Bat Brats are a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the positive aspects of amateur softball. The group manages two travel softball teams on a strictly volunteer basis.
The tournament is $30 per person.
For more questions, or to register a team, call Tera Dicranian at 802-447-4847.
3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic
MANCHESTER -- The Friends of Hockey will host its 3rd annual Jeff Charbonneau Classic at Manchester Country Club on Sunday, October 20.
The event will benefit the Burr and Burton Academy varsity hockey program, and is in rememberance of Jeff Charbonneau, a 2005 graduate of BBA who tragically passed away in 2010.
The Classic will be a shotgun scramble format, with play starting at noon that Sunday.
Entry fee is $100 per person, which will include the round of golf, a cart, and dinner.
To sign up, contact Dennis Filippi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be sent to Dennis Filippi c/o Burr and Burton Academy, PO Box 498, Manchester, Vt, 05254. Checks should be made out to BBA-Friends of Hockey.
Basketball clinic in Arlington
ARLINGTON -- The University of Vermont women’s basketball team will be hosting a free basketball clinic on October 12 for boys and girls grades 2-8.
The clinic will focus on skill development and fundamentals. Current players and coaches will be in attendance at the clinic.
The program will be held in the Arlington Memorial High School Gym from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information, contact Ashley Hoyt at email@example.com
Run for the Pin
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School wrestling team will be hosting a 5K cross country run at Willow Park on October 6. The race, which will begin at 9 a.m., will help raise money for the wrestling program.
To pre-register, you can visit active.com or you can sign up by mail by sending a registration packet to Dan Pierce, P.O. Box 936, Bennington, VT 05201.
The entry fee will be $20, and will include a t-shirt. When pre-registering, please list what size shirt you would like.
Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run to 8:30 a.m. at the Willow Park Pavilion.
There will be awards for the youngest boy and youngest girl to finish first, the first man and first woman to cross the finish line, and for the first man and first woman over 50 to cross the line.
For more information, contact Scarlet Watson at 802-379-0772
Youth football night
BENNINGTON -- MAYAA Football Youth Night will be held at Mount Anthony’s Spinelli Field on Friday, Oct. 4 when the Patriot football team plays host to Middlebury at 7 p.m. All boys playing in the area youth football league will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys.
Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.
A drawing for a free football ball signed by the varsity team will be held at halftime for all MAYAA football players in attendance.
Youth soccer nights
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School Athletic Department is sponsoring a pair of Youth Soccer Nights for the girls and boys area youth league soccer players.
Boys Youth Night will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 when the MAU Varsity Boys Soccer Team plays host to Rutland in a 6 p.m. game. Girls Youth Soccer Night will be Thursday, Oct. 10 when the Patriot Varsity Girls Soccer team hosts Rutland at 6 p.m. All boys and girls playing in the area youth soccer leagues will be admitted free of charge by wearing their game jerseys on these respective nights. Parents are asked to please accompany their children at the game or arrange supervision by a coach or another parent.
At the halftime of each night, there will be a 10-minute exhibition game featuring area youth soccer players. A drawing for a free soccer ball signed by the varsity Patriots will be held after the exhibition game for the youth players in attendance.
5K Pumpkin Brigade
Johnsonville, N.Y. -- The 2nd annual 5K Pumpkin Brigade race will take place on October 26.
The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Johnsonville Fire House.
To register, visit www.active.com and search for the race.
If you register before October 24, the cost will be $20 for adults, and $10 for kids age 15-and-under. There will also be a Kids Run, which will cost $2 or will be free with parent’s paid 5K registration.
Registration will be available on raceday starting at 9 a.m., and the cost will increase by $5.
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The Hoosac School will host two open gym days for local players interested in playing college basketball. The clinic will be on Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, September 28 at the Hoosac School, with the events running from 4:30-6 p.m.
Athletes in grades 10-12 are eligible to sign up.
You must register with basketball coach Mike Foster via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the Friday prior to the event in order to attend. Only those who are registered will be allowed to participate.
Foster asks that each player bring their own numbered t-shirt, or a reversible practice top.
For more information, contact Mike Foster.
SVC basketball to host skills clinics
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics this week, September 29th, in the Mountaineer Athletic Center on the SVC campus.
Designed for boys and girls in grades 1-12, clinics will be directed by head men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad, assistant coach A.J. Mahar and staff.
Cost is only $10 per player if signed up by 9 p.m. that Saturday, or $12 at the door. All registrations are cash only.
Adult League Basketball
BENNINGTON -- Any adult interested in playing basketball can contact Jerry at email@example.com for more information and to be added to an email list. The league generally plays three days a week: on Wednesday evenings and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. To offset the cost of insurance there is a $30 fee for the year, or you can pay $2 for each individual game you play.
Benn youth wrestling
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Youth Wrestling will be offering pre season youth clinics, beginning on September 4.
The clinics will run through November 6 and are offered on Wednesday nights from 6-7 p.m.
Clinics include games and technique and will be taught by current Mount Anthony Union High School wrestlers. The entry fee is $30 per wrestler. Call Wayne Call at (802) 952-8932 for more information.