Advantage Bennington in district series


BENNINGTON — The Bennington Little League 9-10 year-olds All-Star Team is one game away from advancing to the Vermont state tournament, after taking a 2-0 lead over Brattleboro in a best of five series on Sunday afternoon with a 8-1 victory.

Connor Hannan pitched three scoreless innings for Bennington with four strikeouts.

Nathaniel Greenslet pitched three innings in relief of Hannan, giving up only one run while racking up two strikeouts to close out the game for Bennington.

Ayman Naser was 2-3 with a double and a team-high three RBIs on the day for Bennington.

Carter Thompson knocked out a team-high three hits for Bennington, while Tanner Bushee had a 2-3 day at the plate in the Bennington win.

Bennington will look to close out the series and win their second-straight district championship when they host Brattleboro today at 7:30 p.m.

Marauders picks up second place finishes at tri-meet

BRATTLEBORO >> Over the weekend, the Bennington Marauders competed against the Brattleboro and Quechee swim teams in a tri-meet.

The Marauders placed second in both the girls and boys matches, while Brattleboro won both divisions and Quechee finished third in each meet.

On the boys side, Zach LaForest had first place finishes in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, and the 50 yard butterfly races.

For the girls, Phebe Hall, Grace Burhans, Meghan Barilone and Jordan Barilone were a part of the 200 yard medley relay team that grabbed first place for the Marauders.

Hall also placed first individually in the 50 yard butterfly, backstroke and the 100 yard breaststroke and freestyle races for the 17 and up girls division.

Burhans placed first in the 100 yard freestyle, butterfly and backstroke, while also placing second in the 50 yard freestyle in the girls 13-14 age group.

Emily Barilone won the 17 and up 100 yard backstroke for the Marauders as well.

The Marauders next meet will be against Killington and Manchester today at Herbert I. Johnson Recreation Center in Killington.

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

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


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