Panthers win sixth straight


HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls won its sixth straight match to start the season, beating Waterford 5-0 at Hoosick Falls Country Club on Tuesday.

Ryan Bloomer topped Patrick Dehler 5-4, while Mathew Smith beat Dominic Pontore 5-4. Connor Smith got past Chris Dehler 5-4, Hayden Smith won against Gavin Bodah 5-3 and Gavin Playotes won against Kyle VanSyckle 4-3.

Bloomer was the medalist with a 35. Bloomer and Mathew Smith from Hoosick Falls shot sectional scores for the sixth time. Hoosick Falls' next match is at Frear Park against Tamarac on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Bennington horseshoers travel to world tourney

BENNINGTON >> Four members of the Bennington Horseshoe Club traveled to Montgomery, Ala., in July for the World Horseshoe Tournament.

Gale Greene took seventh in Class A, while Derek McDonald took third in Class S2. Jeremy Mentiply won the I2 class and Wade Hill took 14th in Class D2.

Also at the league meeting on August 21, awards were handed out. First place went to Gale Greene and Chad Skinner, second place went to Kevin Greene and Steve Cross, with Joe Hill and Sam Coleman third and Wade Hill and Brad Hill were fourth.

In the Vermont state tournament in Huntington, Leon O'Dell and Denny Young placed in Class A, while Wade Hill and Mike George placed in Class B.

Joe Hill and Brad Hill placed in Class C, while Jeremy Mentiply placed in Class D.

Damon Young and Jay Gassaway placed in Class F, while Cindy Drake was fourth in the female division.

Catamount archery

BENNINGTON >> The Catamount Bow Hunters will host its final 3D Archery Competition on Sunday, Sept. 11 at its place on Fuller Road.

There will be 30 targets, range finders will be allowed and cross bows.

Registration will take place from 7 a.m. to noon and is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Cubs are free with paid adult.

For more information, call 802-442-3667 or find them on Facebook by searching Catamount Bow Hunters.

Soccer series continues

MANCHESTER >> On September 3, as part of a soccer triple-header, the Middlebury College women's soccer team takes on their historic rival Williams College in a pre-season NCAA Division III women's soccer match-up at Applejack Field. Kick-off is scheduled for noon at Applejack Field, part of the Dana L. Thompson Memorial Park in Manchester Center.

The Middlebury Panthers finished the 2015 season with a 7-5-5 record. The Williams College Ephs, the defending Division III women's NCAA champions, finished the 2015 campaign with an overall record of 21-1-2.

"We're looking forward to a good match to help us hone our team for the season. Both teams will be trying out their new players and their team tactics, and hoping to learn from their mistakes," said long-time Middlebury coach Peter Kim.

The two colleges have a long-standing rivalry. In 2015 Middlebury College handed Williams College their only lost, a 2 to 0 victory at home. Later in the season Williams College downed Middlebury College 2 to 1 in the NESCAC semi-final game to end Middlebury's 2015 season. Williams College eventually blanked Washington University 1 to 0 in the NCAA championship game. Both teams are returning a large number of players from their 2015 rosters.

Later on, the 2015 Vermont high school championship runners-up Burr and Burton Academy girls' team open their season against St. Johnsbury Academy at 4 p.m. on Applejack Field. At 2:30 p.m., Manchester and Burr and Burton officials dedication the newly constructed Eckhardt Field and McClellan Field.

The full day of soccer actions finishes up at 7 p.m. under the lights of Applejack Field when the Southern Vermont College men host SUNY Cobleskill in a regular season NCAA Division III match-up.

High school soccer action continues at Applejack Field on September 6 at 4:30 and 6:30 when Long Trail School boys and girls play host to Bellows Falls and Black River.

Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Food and beverages are available during all three games at Chief's Concession Stand.


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