LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- On Senior Day, the Mount Anthony Union High School field hockey team came out and topped Woodstock 5-1.
Senior Makayla Farrara netted the first goal on an assist from senior Rachel Holland. Margaret Curtin netted the second on a pass from senior Gabby Loomis, and Curtin set up Farrara for the third goal.
Holland would net the fourth unassisted, and Curtin would round out the scoring after finishing a pass off from Loomis.
Senior Leah Holland made one save in net while splitting time with Kristen Andrews, who also made one save.
Clancy Farrand scored the lone goal for Woodstock.
The win ended a two-game losing streak for the Patriots, and coach Laura Paro said that it was a nice confidence boost heading into the regular-season finale and the start of the Division I playoffs.
The Patriots move to 9-4 with the win, and play their final game on Friday at Rutland.
Eagles fall in dying moments
FAIR HAVEN -- The Arlington Memorial Girls Soccer team fell in a heartbreaker to Fair Haven on Thursday, losing with 15 seconds left in the game.
Coach Dan Wood said that his team played well in defense all night, but Fair Haven was able to sneak one past to win the game.
Wood noted the play of Becca Solari and Haley Davis in the loss.
The Eagles fall to 4-9 on the year, and end the season on Friday at Green Mountain.
STILLWATER, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer team fell to Stillwater 1-0 on Thursday night.
In a close contest, Stillwater’s Dean Gazzelli scored the winner on a header off of a corner in the second half.
VBCA coaching clinic
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will be hosting its annual coaching clinic on October 26-27 at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium.
The two-day event will help to teach coaches new ideas about coaching basketball and player development. On the 26th, coaches will take in two UVM basketball games, with a conference on general basketball topics set for after the games.
On the 27th, several seminars will be held on various basketball topics.
To register, or to learn more about the clinic, visit www.vbca.info.
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 dfilippi
@burrandburton.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.
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.
The clinics will run from 9-10 a.m. at Bill Epstein Field on the SVC campus.
The 19th will focus on defense, and the 26th will focus on bunting and baserunning.
For more information, contact coach Gage at 802-447-4662 or email at email@example.com
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 13, 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.