Panthers blank Indians on links


GREENWICH, N.Y. >> The Hoosick Falls golf team improved to 2-0 to start the season with a 5-0 victory over rival Hoosic Valley.

Mathew Smith started the day off for the Panthers with a 3-2 victory in his match.

Teammate Ryan Bloomer followed that up with a 5-4 win of his own and also earned medalist honors with the best individual score of the day, firing a 37.

Connor Smith won his match 5-4 to clinch the match win for Hoosick Falls, and teammates Hayden Smith and Gavin Playotes both followed with 5-4 wins of their own to make it a shutout victory.

In the win, Mathew Smith, Ryan Bloomer, Connor Smith and Hayden Smith all shot sectional qualifying scores.

The Panthers will try to make it three straight wins to start the season when they host Stillwater on Wednesday.

Wiffle ball tournament for MAU senior class

BENNINGTON >> The Mount Anthony Class of 2017 will hold a family-friendly wiffle ball tournament this Sunday at 3 p.m., to raise funds to support graduation activities for students.

Games will be held at the NorShaft Lions Park and Welling Field in North Bennington. Teams can be composed of up to eight people and the cost is $75 per team. Each team will be guaranteed two games because the tournament is double elimination.

Prizes will be awarded for the Winning Team, Best Dressed, Most Team Spirit, Team with the Greatest Age Range, and Sportsmanship Award. The rain-date will be Monday, August 22.

MAUMS football begins Monday

BENNINGTON >> Middle School football practice at Mount Anthony will begin on Monday, Aug. 22, and run weekdays until school starts from 5-7 p.m. at the North Field behind the middle school.

Tryouts for MS boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey and cross country will begin with team meetings directly after school on the first day of school, Aug. 29. For specific information on tryouts, go to and click on Fall Tryouts "MS Dates & Info." Participants are reminded to turn in a completed and signed physical/participation form the first day of tryouts. This form can be downloaded off the website or picked up at the main office.

College soccer coming to Manchester

MANCHESTER >> College soccer is coming to Manchester this summer as the town hosts the 2016 Manchester College Soccer Series.

The Series kicks off on Wednesday with Division I women's soccer when the University of Vermont Catamounts take on the University of Massachusetts Amherst at 6 p.m. in a preseason matchup at Applejack Stadium, which is owned and operated by the Town of Manchester and its Parks and Recreation Department. Applejack Stadium is one of the premier grass fields in Vermont with field lighting and seating for about 1,000 fans, plus standing room for additional fans.

The Manchester College Soccer Series continues on Sunday, August 28 at 6 p.m. when the Castleton University men host the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in a preseason matchup and wraps up on Saturday, September 3 with the Middlebury College women hosting the defending NCAA Division III national champions Williams College at noon, and the Southern Vermont College men hosting a regular season game against SUNY Cobleskill at 7 p.m. In between, the Burr and Burton Academy women's team, state championship finalist in 2015, take on St. Johnsbury at 4 p.m. on September 3 in an action packaged day. At 2:30 p.m., town officials, Burr and Burton representatives and a host of local sports leagues dedicate the town's newest athletic fields, Eckhardt Field and McClellan Field.

Concessions will be available for all the games. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. Applejack Stadium is located at the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park, 340 Recreation Park Road in Manchester Center, VT.


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