LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Youth Basketball school starts on November 3 at Mount Anthony Union Middle School and runs on Sundays until December 15.
The school is for boys and girls from grades 1 to 4. Girls start from 8 to 10 a.m., while boys play 10 to noon.
Emphasis will be on dribbling, passing, shooting, gameplay, rules, individual and team drills, fun games and all fundamentals.
For more information, contact Jason Monte at 607-321-9662 or Dan Sleeman at 802-447-1994.
Youth Ski League
WOODFORD -- The Prospect Mountain Bill Koch Youth Ski League will hold an informational meeting for new and returning families on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Prospect Mountain Ski Center Lodge.
A ski and clothing swap/sale will follow the meeting. If you wish to sell any times, please plan to drop them off at 1:45 p.m. the day of the meeting.
The league is for youths age 4-13, and introduces young people to the sport of cross-country skiing.
For more information, contact Mary Drew at 802-442-5382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AMHS hosts Fall Fun Run at Rec Park
ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School will host a Fall 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Arlington Recreation Park in preparation for the town’s annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot.
Registration for the run will begin at 9 a.m. with the race set to start at 10 a.m. Walkers are welcome in the run.
The cost to register is $10, with the proceeds to benefit the AMHS cross country team and the Class of 2017. For more information, contact AMHS cross country coach Bianca Hoose at email@example.com.
Wicked Creepy Cyclocross
BENNINGTON -- The 6th annual Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race returns to Willow Park this year on Sunday, October 27.
A community supported race, the race will offer unique medals and Vermont produced merchandise as prizes in races for all ability levels. There will be equal cash payouts in both of the elite categories. Food will be available, and race proceeds will benefit Mount Anthony’s Nordic ski team.
To pre-register, visit www.bikereg.com/wicked-creepy-cyclocross-race-part-of-the-nycrosscom-pb-vo-max-series.
Pre-registration ends on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.
VBCA coaching clinic
BURLINGTON -- The Vermont Basketball Coaches Association will be hosting its annual coaching clinic on Saturday and Sunday at UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium.
The two-day event will help to teach coaches new ideas about coaching basketball and player development. On Saturday, coaches will take in two UVM basketball games, with a conference on general basketball topics set for after the games.
On Sunday, several seminars will be held on various basketball topics.
To register, or to learn more about the clinic, visit www.vbca.info.
5K Pumpkin Brigade
JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The 2nd annual 5K Pumpkin Brigade race will take place on Saturday.
The race starts at 10 a.m. at the Johnsonville Fire House.
To register, visit active.com and search for the race.
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 are hosting Sunday morning skills clinics, 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 jerwall@
gmail.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.