Jay McCoy named to VT Twin State baseball team

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MANCHESTER — Eighteen baseball players from Vermont will play for the Green Mountain State against New Hampshire in the annual 2018 Twin State Baseball Classic on Saturday, June 23.

The Vermont Baseball Coaches Association announced its roster Monday, which included Burr and Burton senior Jay McCoy.

The classic featuring many of the top high school seniors from Vermont and New Hampshire takes place at the Maxfield Complex in White River Junction, Vt.

Pre-game festivities will start at 9:30 a.m. followed by the first pitch of game one of a pair of seven-inning contests.

The Vermont roster is: Leif Bigelow (IF/RHP) and Dan Petrie (C), Brattleboro; Sky Rahill (OF), Burlington; Jay McCoy (IF/OF/RHP), Burr and Burton; Jacob Bortnick (C) and Liam Reiner (RHP/IF), Champlain Valley; Brayden Howrigan (RHP), Enosburg Falls; Tyler Hamilton (IF/C), Hartford; Jake O'Brien (IF/RHP), Harwood; Nick Fitzgerald (RHP/IF) and Nate Selby (C/IF), Lamoille; Brandon Brunell (RHP/IF), Lyndon Institute; Dustin Whitcomb, IF/RHP, Mount Abraham; Jake Choiniere (C) and Jasper Rankin (OF), St.Johnsbury; Sammy Premsagar (SS/RHP), South Burlington; Seth Balch (RHP/OF), Windsor; and Owen Tarleton, (IF/RHP), Woodstock.

Coaches for the Green Mountain State will be Mike Czok of Randolph, Shawn French of Oxbow, Marcel Girouard of Burlington and Jason Tarleton of Woodstock.

The Twin State Baseball Classic returned after an 11-year hiatus in 2015 with Vermont and New Hampshire splitting three doubleheaders the past three seasons with all six games decided by one run.

The Vermont Baseball Coaches Association would like to thank the Town of Hartford (Vt.) Recreation Department and the Hartford High School athletic department for assisting in hosting this year's classic. The VBCA would also like to thank the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation for its generosity.

SVC camps

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College athletics will be running two camps this summer for those interested.

SVC will have a basketball camp, running from June 25-28 and August 6-11 for boys and girls entering second through 11th grade.

The camp will run Monday through Thursday and each session runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Individual participation and instruction in all phases of skill development and team play will be maximized. Campers are asked to please bring a lunch; concessions and pizza sales will also be available for purchase.

All camp sessions will be conducted in the Southern Vermont College Mountaineer Athletic Center with locker room and weight training facilities. The MAC is located on the SVC campus on the slopes of Mount Anthony overlooking Bennington.

The camp director is Mountaineers women's basketball coach Christin Gowan with current SVC players from both the men's and women's team as staff.

The camp costs $200 per week.

SVC will also be hosting an overnight girls volleyball camp from August 3-5 for girls entering their junior year in high school or above.

The camp will run 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 9am-noon Sunday.

This camp will be run by Coach Patrick Robidoux and multiple members of the SVC women's volleyball team and every camper will leave with a SVC Volleyball Camp t-shirt.

The volleyball camp costs $200.

Visit www.svcathletics.com to sign up for either camp.

Ken Baker weekend

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The 11th annual Coach Ken Baker weekend will take place on June 15-16 with different events around Hoosick Falls.

There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. at the school and a golf tournament at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, with the first group at 8 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.

At night, there will be a social event starting at 5 p.m. at Brown's Taproom in Walloomsac with the band Nina's Brew with former Hoosick football player Mike Brewster as the entertainment.

The weekend is in honor of former Cambridge and Hoosick Falls coach Ken Baker, who died in 2008 after decades of coaching in both communities. For more information on the weekend or the Ken Baker scholarship, go to www.coachbakerfund.org.

H.F. youth football and cheer signups

HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls youth football and cheer signups are going on for next season.

The cost for flag (Kindergarten to second grade) is $50, while Junior and Senior tackle (third through sixth grade) is $100. For the cheer, the cost is $50. Birth certificates are needed to sign up for Junior and Senior tackle.

For questions, contact Tiffany McMahon at 518-308-3108 or Chris Glover at 518-703-3722.

Southshire Soccer Sign Ups

Southshire Youth Soccer has started signup for kindergarten thru sixth grade for the 2018 fall soccer season on June 1.

For information and to register go to www.southshireyouthsoccer.org. For specific questions write southshiresoccer@gmail.com or call Mick Goldsmith at 447-0241.

Youth football camps

BENNINGTON — There will be three football camps in the area coming up in July.

The camps will take place at Hoosick Falls Central School and Burr and Burton Academy from July 9-12 and at Storm Stadium at Lower Willow Park from July 16-19 from 5 to 8 p.m. each night.

Camps will include positional work, passing and running drills and 7-on-7, and more with coaches from some of the top colleges in New England, along with graduates from local high schools including Burr and Burton, Mount Anthony and Hoosick Falls.

The cost for the camps are $100 before June 1 and $125 after June 1. For more information, go to sparxxathletics.com

Pickleball in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — If you like to play ping-pong, tennis, racquetball, squash or badminton then you will like the fun and fast growing game of pickleball.

Come to the CCS gym on Friday evenings from 6-8pm and on Sundays from 12-2.

Times and days will be changing once school is out so call or email Mary Bates Muckle at mucklemary@yahoo.com or 802-681-6231 to confirm or have your questions answered. If you've never played then you have no bad habits! so come give it a try.

Bring sneakers and wear clothes you like to move around in. There will be racquets to borrow.

Support National Pickleball month and come and learn to play the game at CCS. Ages 16 + are welcome.

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