BENNINGTON — The Bennington Marauders swim team competed in a dual meet against Springfield on Tuesday night at the Bennington Rec Center pool.

Bennington swimmer Zach LaForest, a rising junior at Mount Anthony, led the boys team to victory over the Stingrays during Tuesday's event.

LaForest placed first in the 50 yard freestyle and butterfly events, while also winning both the 100 yard backstroke and freestyle races.

On the girls side, Phebe Hall had a banner days in the pool to help the Marauders complete a clean sweep over Springfield.

Hall took first in both 50 and 100 yard backstroke events, the 50 yard breaststroke and showed off her endurance in a nice win in the 200 yard individual medley.

SVC cross-country camp

BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College head cross country and track and field coach Kathleen Newton has announced that she will be holding her first summer clinic on Tuesday, August 9 at the SVC campus.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is intended for children entering grades 7-12. The cost is $50 per participant with all proceeds to benefit the SVC cross country programs. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held Wednesday, August 10. The camp will begin at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.


Members of the Southern Vermont cross country teams will be on hand to guide the partakers through the day and around the College campus. Activities will include showing how to properly warm up, the teaching of correct running technique, strength exercises, injury prevention and treatment, and a stretching session. The Mountaineers will also lead the participants on trail runs around the SVC campus.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Coach Newton at

Youth lax camp at Willow Park

BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse camp for boys will be held in Willow Park from July 11 to July 14.

The camp for players ages 6-8 will attend from 9 to 11 a.m. while the 9-16 age group will attend from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This is a great camp to introduce the sport of lacrosse to new players and equipment is available for those who need it.

The cost is $75 for 6-8 year olds and $150 for 9-16 year olds.

To print out a brochure, go to, click on Camp and Clinic link to print out a brochure. If more information is needed, please contact Chris at 802-779-4837 or at

Bennington Marauders’ Catherine Bitteker competes in the team’s meet on Tuesday.
Bennington Marauders' Catherine Bitteker competes in the team's meet on Tuesday. (steven bassin — bennington banner |

Southern Vermont football camp

MANCHESTER >> The Sparxx Athletics football camp for youth players will run from July 11 to 14 at Taylor Field on the campus of Burr and Burton Academy.

The camp, which goes each day from 5 to 8 p.m., will showcase the top college and high school football players in the area in a hands-on experience to improve the grassroots of football.

The cost to attend the camp is $100, and $125 after June 1.

The best way to register is to visit the website at

For more information, call 802-733-6672 or email

Werner holding annual soccer camps

ARLINGTON >> Retired Arlington and Castleton soccer coach John Werner will again be running soccer camps locally. Werner and his experienced staff are committed to providing a quality camp experience, with the emphasis on learning and fun, at a reasonable cost.

The three camps are as follows:

The Battenkill Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of July 18 from 9 a.m. until noon at Greenwich Central School in Greenwich, N.Y. This camp emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics.

The co-director is Coach Tim Kelleher, Greenwich varsity boys coach.

The Arlington Soccer Camp for those entering grades 1 through 8 will be held the week of Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at Arlington High School.

This camp also emphasizes the technical development of each player as well as small group tactics.

The Arlington Senior Soccer Camp for those entering grades 9 through 12 will be held the week of Aug. 1 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Arlington High School.

This camp includes position specific training.

For more details or sign-up information, go to