LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

CASTLETON -- On Friday and Saturday, Castleton State College hosted the Twin States field hockey game and the North-South Softball Classic.

In the Twin States game, featuring a team from Vermont and New Hampshire, Mount Anthony Union High School coach Laura Paro took the helm for the last time in the state of Vermont.

Paro, who is moving to Connecticut later this summer, had one of her players in Leah Holland on the team, but the duo were handed a defeat in the Twin State game, with New Hampshire winning 6-1.

With Vermont down 1-0 at halftime, New Hampshire game out and outscored Vermont 5-1 in the second half to pull away.

Kameron Burke scored the lone goal for Vermont.

Holland and Eva Dunphy combined to make 22 saves for Vermont.

And while Vermont faced New Hampshire in field hockey, it was a North-South affair in softball.

Playing a three-game series, the South, which featured MAU’s senior quartet of Kate Goodell, Lauren Bow, Makayla Farrara and Jenna Crowley, took the first two games on Friday, while on Saturday the North responded with a win in a nine-inning contest.

Playing the 28th edition of the game, the South won 11-2 in game one and 12-2 in game two, while the North bounced back 5-2 in game three..

In game one, the South scored eight runs in the second. Hartford’s Paige Larmie had a two-run double in the inning, while West Rutland’s Taylor Raiche had two hits in the frame.


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Bow reached safely during the inning. Bow finished with two hits in the contest.

In game two, Crowley pitched the sixth and seventh innings, striking out three while giving up two runs. Goodell hit a double in the contest.

During Saturday’s game, Bow had a sac fly for a run and Farrara reached base in the first, but did not score.

Hoosick Falls football tickets

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Tickets are now on sale for the Hoosick Falls Central School football team’s game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Sept. 7.

The Panthers will play the Owego Indians in the season opener for both sides.

The game is part of 10 games played at the Carrier Dome during the weekend, with the Panthers playing at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The school has 300 general admission tickets on sale in the high school office. Tickets cost $7 each.

For more information, contact coach Ron Jones at jonesr@hoosickfallscsd.org or call the high school at 518-686-7321, ext. 1500

Play it Forward weekend

SHAFTSBURY -- The third annual Blue Lollipop Road Play it Forward weekend is back on July 18 and 19 in Bennington.

Put together by Mount Anthony Union High School alum Diane Peacock, the event starts on Friday with a Welcome Back party at Ramunto’s in Bennington, then continues on Saturday at Howard Park in Shaftsbury for an alumni soccer game.

The game will start at 2 p.m. and soccer alumni from all classes can sign up to play. Registration is $25 until June 30 and $30 after that.

The Blue Lollipop Road Memorial Travel Scholarship will be awarded in honor of former MAU soccer players Maria Greene and Brandy Brown.

For more information, visit bluelollipoproad.com or e-mail Peacock at diane@bluelollipoproad.com.

To sponsor or donate, call Peacock at 804-339-6514.

Lady Patriots camp

BENNINGTON -- The Lady Patriot Basketball School will run the week of July 14 through the 18th at Mount Anthony Union High School for players between the ages of 7 and 14.

For more info, contact MAU coach Brian Harrington at 442-9834.

Lax camp registration

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp for boys will be held from July 14 to July 17 at Willow Park in Bennington.

Boys from kindergarten through second grade will go from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. with a registration fee of $75, while grade three through 10 will go from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a registration fee of $150.

Equipment is available, if needed. To print out a brochure, visit www.malavt.com and click on the camp and clinic link. For more information, contact Chris at 802-779-4837.

Benn Basketball School looking for campers

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball coach Dan Sleeman is still accepting basketball players for his Bennington Basketball School for Boys camp. The program will run from July 7 through July 11. Age group 12-15 will practice from 8 a.m. to noon, while the 7-11 age group will run from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

This is the 43rd year of the Bennington Basketball School.

To sign up, email the participant’s name, age and t-shirt size to dsleeman@svsu.org or call 804-447-1994.

SVC basketball camp

BENNINGTON -- Registration is open for the Southern Vermont College basketball camp. Interested boys and girls entering grades 3 to 11 can sign up by going to the SVC website and downloading a camp brochure.

The camp will run four separate weeks: June 30 to July 2, July 14 to 18, July 21 to 25 and August 4 to 8. Each day’s session goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Friday from the last three weeks ending at noon.

For more information, call SVC men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad at 447-4012 or e-mail dengelstad@svc.edu.

Submissions for roundup

Have an event coming up? Looking for more participants? Want to spread the word about a summer league?

Send an email to gsmith@benningtonbanner.com or asamrov@benningtonbanner.com with all of the information.