Little, Legacy lead way in summer ball


SCHENECTADY, N.Y. >> Rising Mount Anthony seniors Madison Little and Brianna Legacy are playing in a top summer basketball league in New York state and each have made their mark in the first three weeks of the season.

Little is in the top 10 in scoring in the Empire State Takeover, which includes many of the top players from New York and western New England. Games are played at Union College.

In two games last week, Little led her team in scoring in both, earning a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds in one game — including 3-for-6 from behind the arc — and then 21 points and six rebounds in the second game, a game against Legacy's team, Rising Stars.

Little was 10-of-18 from the field in the second game.

Legacy scored nine points in the two games, but came up with the top assist game of the season so far against Little's team, Outwork, dishing out nine dimes in one contest.

Abby Iannotti, a rising junior at MAU, also scored nine points in Week 2. She and Little play on the same team.

In Week 3, Little and Legacy each had games where they were the leading scorers. Little had a game-high 12 in one, while Legacy had 17 in another.

Legacy was also named this week as an all-star player at the US Junior Nationals in Hershey, Pa.

Games take place on Wednesday nights at Union College, starting at 5:30 p.m., except for this week, when games run on Thursday.

Armored Athlete to play at TBT

BENNINGTON >> One week after Bennington-based Team OPI played in The Basketball Tournament, the other Bennington affiliated team, Armored Athlete, will play on Saturday.

Armored Athlete, coached by SVC men's coach Dan Engelstad and with former Mount Anthony star A.J. Mahar as general manager, will face the Midwest Dream Squad at 10:45 a.m. in the regionals in Chicago.

If they win, they'll play Round 2 on Sunday against the winner of the Ants Alumni and the Canton Bulldogs.

Last year, Armored Athlete reached the regional final before bowing out to the Ants Alumni.

To watch the game, go to Whistle Sports on Facebook.

Vermont soccer official training

BENNINGTON >> Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate varsity and sub-varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend one of two trainings in Southern Vermont.

The first training is at Black River High School Cafeteria on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. with a follow up scrimmage instruction on July 28 at Dothan Brook School in Hartford at 5:30 p.m.

The second training is being held at Whitcomb High School in Bethel on August 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. The cost of the program is $75 which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year. More information can be found at or contact Gary Blodgett at or call (802) 558-3147.

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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