LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- Bouncing back off of a loss to Hartford, the Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team dispatched rivals Brattleboro 5-0 on Wednesday.
Makayla Farrara opened up the scoring for the Patriots on a pass from Rachel Holland, then Holland would make it 2-0 when she finished off a pass from Gabby Loomis.
Before the first half ended, Farrara would net her second of the day on an assist from Kelsey Shoff.
In the second half, Loomis would find the cage twice, once off of a Holland pass and the other off of a pass from Katherine Doucette, to give the Patriots the win.
NORTH CLARENDON -- After conceding the opening goal against Mill River on Wednesday, the Burr and Burton Academy boys soccer team was able to bounce back and walk away 7-2 winners.
Patrick Mumford put Mill River up within the first four minutes of play, but goals from Andrew Gayda, assisted by Wes Lord, Jacob Bazyk, assisted by Gayda, and Reid Conde were enough to put the Bulldogs up 3-1 going into half.
At the start of the second, Mill River would pull a goal back when Mumford netted his second of the day, but Gayda was able to score off of a pass from Stefano Scevola to put the game out of reach.
Gayda would add a third later in the game, assisted by Sam Anglum, before Peter Oh and Tim Stewart scored the final two goals for Burr and Burton.
HFCS boys need 2OT
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- In the Wasaren League, every match is tough. The Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer team found this out Wednesday, as it took the Panthers until late in the second overtime to bag a winner in a 1-0 win over Tamarac.
Eric Kaufmann netted the winner for the Panthers. The play started when Drew Phillips sprung Max Haar down the wing with just under 40 seconds left in the match. Haar sized up his options, then played the ball to Kaufmann, who was able to stab home the winner.
Panthers keep perfect
SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School field hockey team stuck to the program on Wednesday, downing Schuylerville 7-0.
Caytyln Springer scored a hat trick for the Panthers in the win, while Liz Ryan added two goals and an assist. Ally Burdick scored a goal for herself, while Ashley St. Onge rounded out the scoring for the Panthers. Olivia Schneider had two assists, while Maddy Ryan added one assist in the win.
Bat Brats golf tourney
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a 4-person golf scramble at Mount Anthony Country Club on 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 $80 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 email@example.com. 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.
SVC baseball clinics
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball coach Dave Gage will be offering Saturday School morning clinics throughout October for baseball players of all ages.
Each session will cost $10 per player, with each week focusing on a different skill set. Players wishing to participate in all four can sign up for a discounted rate of $35.
The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. at Bill Epstein Field on the SVC campus.
Oct. 5 will be a hitting clinic, the 12th a pitching one, the 19th will focus on defense, and the 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.
For more infomration, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SVC basketball to host skills clinics
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College Basketball will begin hosting Sunday morning skills clinics October 6, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.