LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP

BENNINGTON -- The Friends of the Monument will host the 10th annual Battle Day 5K road race on Aug. 16 this year at the Bennington Battle Monument.

The 5K race will take runners down toward the airport and then back up to the monument.

Runners can register early by visiting the Battle Monument, where registration forms are available, or by visiting the Batten Kill Valley Runners website at www.bkvr.net.

Day-of registration will be available starting at 8 a.m. The race will start at 9:30.

Besides the 5K, there will also be a half-mile fun run for kids.

Registration is $15 dollars, while BKVR runners receive a discount for registering.

Awards will be given out for the top male and female finishers, as well as the top three finishers in each age category.

For more information, contact Jim Dulin at 802-384-3285.

SVC baseball camps

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont College baseball team announced it will be holding two fall baseball camps.

The first camp, on Oct. 12, will be for Little League-aged children, while the team will host a fall exposure camp on Oct. 19.

Both camps will be at Bill Epstein Field on the campus of SVC.

The Little League Clinic is for children ages 8-13, and will run from 9 to 11 a.m. The camp will include instruction from head coach Dave Gage, along with current SVC players.


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The cost of the camp will be $10, and the camp will focus on all aspects of the game.

The exposure camp is for ballplayers that are either a junior or senior in high school. Junior college players are also invited to attend the camp. Campers will have the opportunity to learn from Coach Gage, as well as other college coaches from the area. The cost of the camp will be $75, or $100 for a player that both pitches and plays a position.

To find brochures for each clinic, visit www.svcathletics.com. For more information, contact Coach Gage at dgage@svc.edu or call 802-447-4662.

Bat Brat tryouts

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a tryout for their U16 team on August 23 from noon to 2 p.m.

The new team would be added to the growing program for the summer of 2015. To be eligible, players must be 16 or under on January 1.

To register or for more information, contact Marci Saunders at 802-688-5153 or Paul at 802-688-5157. Arrangements can be made for those who can’t try out on the 23rd.

Bennington Cycle Club

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Cycle Club wants riders for its Tuesday and Wednesday rides. Also, charity rides will be held on August 16 -- the Hoosic River ride -- and the Bart Center no limits ride on September 13.

For more information about the club, go to www.benningtoncycleclub.org

MAU season passes

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School will be offering season passes to home night games for the 2014-15 school year.

A complete fall/winter season pass for all home football, boys and girls soccer, wrestling and boys and girls basketball games will be $60 for adults and $30 for students/senior citizens for a 66 percent savings.

For more information and to download a ticket purchase form, go to the MAU athletics website at www.maupatriots.com, or contact Activities Director Tim Brown at tbrown@svsu.org.

Coaches needed

ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School is looking for coaches for the fall season. Positions open include a middle school cross-country coach, a varsity cross-country coach and a middle school girls soccer coach.

The positions are open until they are filled and candidates are asked to respond as soon as possible.

For more information, call Athletic Director Tim Stewart at 802-733-7495. To send in a resume, e-mail Stewart at stewartt@bvsu.org or to the school at 529 E. Arlington Road, Arlington, VT, 05250.

Sprint Triathlon

MANCHESTER -- The 2014 Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon will be held on August 24 starting at 8 a.m. The SVST begins at Hunter Park (Riley Rink) with an 8-mile bike ride to Emerald Lake, a quarter-mile swim (out and back, close to the island), another 8-mile bike back to Hunter Park and a 3.4-mile run that finishes through the path from the Rec Park to Hunter Park.

"The SVST is an event designed to introduce people to triathlons," said Stephen Murphy, the race director. "The reach is mostly local from Middlebury to Williamstown (Mass.) and Greenwich (N.Y.) to Brattleboro. However, there are some people coming from out of the area as well. While triathlons have grown in popularity, it is unique to have one so close to home and at an affordable price. Most tris cost $75 or more."

To encourage more people to experience a triathlon, SVST is offering a 20 percent discount to students and teachers (please contact Hunter Park 802-362-0150 or smurphy@rileyrink.com to verify eligibility for the discount).

The proceeds from the event go to support Hunter Park to develop as a more diverse facility that will offer more to the community both in terms of healthy, fun activities and as a draw for people to make Manchester and the area a travel destination.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Stephen Murphy or Vanessa Beattie at 802-362-0150 or email smurphy
@rileyrink.com.

Bat Brat golf scramble

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting their second annual 4-person golf scramble at the Mount Anthony Country Club on Oct. 12.

The scramble will be a shotgun start, beginning at 1 p.m.

The entry fee is $80 per person, which will include 18 holes of golf with a cart and food.

If you are interested in registering a team, contact Tera Dicranian at 802-447-4847.

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.