LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: MAU football team hosting fundraiser


BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School football team will be holding a fundraiser at the McDonald's on Northside Drive in Bennington on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Portions of meals purchased that night will go towards the football program, while the team will also be having a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale.

Storm topple Kings

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- The Southern Vermont Storm remained unbeaten after Saturday's 18-14 victory over the Northern Berkshire Kings at Reid Middle School in Pittsfield.

Quarterback Will Cole continued his solid play to begin the season, rushing for a touchdown and passing for one to Hank Yarnal. Greg Wescott found the end zone as well on a rushing score.

The Storm improve to 4-0 on the season and will play at Spinelli Field in Bennington on Saturday against the Southern New Hampshire Beavers. Game time is 7 p.m.

Babe Ruth meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Babe R uth league is looking for members to serve on the Board of Directors for the upcoming season. The league is the only baseball program in the area for baseball players ages 13-15, but without a full board the league would have to fold next season.

The league will be hosting a meeting at the Bennington Free Library on Sept. 8 to discuss the league, including information on league structure, financial stability and dues.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m.

Hoosick Falls football tickets

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Tickets are on sale for the Hoosick Falls football team's opening week game at the Kickoff Classic in Syracuse at the Carrier Dome on Sunday, Sept. 7.

Tickets are $7 and are available at the high school office.

The Panthers will face Owego Free Academy in an intrasectional battle to begin the season. For more information, call athletic director Tom Husser at 518-686-7321.

Sub-varsity officials needed for MAU games

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School athletic director Tim Brown is looking to expand the officiating pool for high school and middle school sub-varsity games this fall. Games generally start at 4 or 4:30 p.m.

If anyone is interested in officiating football, soccer or field hockey, contact Brown at 802-447-1899, x-5 or tbrown@svsu.org.

MAU season passes

BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School will be offering season passes to home night games for the 2014-15 school year.

A complete fall/winter season pass for all home football, boys and girls soccer, wrestling and boys and girls basketball games will be $60 for adults and $30 for students/senior citizens for a 66 percent savings.

For more information and to download a ticket purchase form, go to the MAU athletics website at www.maupatriots.com, or contact Activities Director Tim Brown at tbrown@svsu.org.

Bat Brat tryouts

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats will be hosting a tryout for their U16 team on August 23 from noon to 2 p.m.

The new team would be added to the growing program for the summer of 2015. To be eligible, players must be 16 or under on January 1.

To register or for more information, contact Marci Saunders at 802-688-5153 or Paul at 802-688-5157. Arrangements can be made for those who can't try out on the August 23.

Sprint Triathlon

MANCHESTER -- The 2014 Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon will be held on August 24 starting at 8 a.m. The SVST begins at Hunter Park (Riley Rink) with an 8-mile bike ride to Emerald Lake, a quarter-mile swim (out and back, close to the island), another 8-mile bike back to Hunter Park and a 3.4-mile run that finishes through the path from the Rec Park to Hunter Park. To encourage more people to experience a triathlon, SVST is offering a 20 percent discount to students and teachers (please contact Hunter Park 802-362-0150 or smurphy@rileyrink.com to verify eligibility for the discount).

The proceeds from the event go to support Hunter Park to develop as a more diverse facility that will offer more to the community both in terms of healthy, fun activities and as a draw for people to make Manchester and the area a travel destination.

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Stephen Murphy or Vanessa Beattie at 802-362-0150 or email smurphy@rileyrink.com.


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