Hoosick wrestler wins national tourney


HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Hoosick Falls eighth grader Zoe Gress traveled to Texas recently and won a national championship, competing in the 2016 Body Bar Women's Nationals and topping the Schoolgirl 105-pound division.

Gress, who has been in the Hoosick Falls youth program and with the school team for the past six years, also wrestles out of Troy for Curby 3 Style Wrestling Club with coach Joe Uccellini.

She beat Miranda Dibenedetto of Double Dragon Wrestling Club in an 8-4 decision in the final.

BBA wins finale

WILMINGTON >> The Burr and Burton softball team ended the 2016 season on a high note with a 22-8 win over Twin Valley on Saturday.

BBA coach Lisa Kelly cited big performances by seniors Rachel Senecal, Darien Halliday and Amber Whittemore and timely hits from Brianna Mayne, Azurah Booth-Gage and Matea Cusack.

The Bulldogs finish the year at 3-13.

"Our season is finished and we will miss the seniors, but I'm very much looking forward to next year with a handful of young girls, full of potential," Kelly said.

Bulldogs knocked out of D-I playoffs

SOUTH LONDONDERRY >> In a match moved to West River Tennis and Fitness, the No. 4 Burr and Burton boys tennis team fell to No. 5 CVU, 7-0, on Saturday.

The closest match of the day was at the No. 1 singles, with Sam Cochrane taking CVU's George Lomas to three sets, but ultimately dropping a 6-2, 3-6, 10-6 decision.

No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 singles all fell in straight sets, while No. 5 lost in a pro set.

The No. 1 doubles team of Nick Plants and Alex Charette lost 8-5 in another match done by pro set, while No. 2 doubles Michael Hollingshead and Aidan Shaw-Pigeon fell 7-5, 6-2.

BBA finished the year at 14-4.

College lacrosse camp upcoming

BENNINGTON >> Former Mount Anthony and current University of Arizona assistant men's lacrosse coach Paul Reif will return to Vermont for a two-week clinic this summer.

The camp will consist of six 2-hour college-style practices conducted by current and former college coaches and players. The focus will be on advanced individual and team skills, including terminology and concepts.

There will be individual evaluations and information on the recruiting process.

The camp will take place at Willow Park and is high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The cost is $100 for field players and $50 for goalies.

For more information or to register, contact Reif at coachreif@arizonalacrosse.net.

BBA 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 sparxxathletics.wix.com/sparxxathletics. For more information, call 802-733-6672 or email sparxxathletics@gmail.com

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 johnwernersoccer.com.


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