LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- Try out for The Southern Vermont Bat Brats softball team on August 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mount Anthony Middle School. Tryouts will be for the U12 level (needs to be 12 as of Jan 1, 2015) and for the U14 level (needs to be 14 as of Jan 1, 2015).

The organization plans on running three teams for the 2014-2015 season, one at the U12 level and two at the U14 level. If interested, call Tera Dicranian at 802-447-4847 or 802-733-6900 to register for tryouts or for more information.

Storm football camp

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will host its youth football camp from July 21-24 at the Vermont Veterans Home.

Former Mount Anthony Union High School coach and Storm all-star Jim Fischer will lead the camp, along with current Storm and MAU football players.

The clinic, for players 8-14, will teach the fundamentals and techniques of the game, and provide instruction on running, throwing, catching, blocking, tackling and speed drills.

Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied, so campers should bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants.

The clinic costs $80 and the deadline for registration is July 19. For more info, call 802-681-9058.

Baseball clinics

BENNINGTON -- There will be three separate youth baseball clinics starting in Bennington on July 16.


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Hosted by former Mount Anthony Union High School and Post 13 coach Mark Upright, the three clinics will focus on pitching, fielding, and hitting respectively.

On July 16, pitching will be the focus. There will be a camp for kids ages 9 and 10 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., then a camp for children ages 11 and 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On July 17, the camp will focus on fielding. All four ages will practice from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

On July 23 the hitting camp will take place, with all four ages meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The sessions will be held at the Bennington Little League Fields, and will be $10 per session or $25 for all three. Current and former MAU and American Legion players will be at the camp to help.

For more information, contact Upright at 379-0082.

Football tickets on sale

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.

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 twice more this summer: from July 21 to 25 and from August 4 to 8. Each day’s session goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Friday sessions 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.