Patriots 2nd at Roswell Duals
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Four Mount Anthony wrestlers went undefeated as the Patriots finished second at the 18-team Roswell Summer Duals and Clinics over the weekend.
The Patriots’ only loss came in the final, where Archer, the reigning, nationally ranked 6A Georgia state champion, won 37-20. The event also included squads from Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee.
Mount Anthony posted six convincing wins against Georgia squads prior to the loss. The Patriots defeated North Paulding (80-0), Roswell (60-6), Carrollton (73-6), Marist (71-3) and Luella (75-0). They also notched a 45-17 win against Gilmer, the defending 4A state champion, in the semifinals.
Troy Gassaway, Garrett Derosia, Austin Price and Jesse Webb each went 7-0 to lead the local contingent.
Dylan LaFountain, Bailey Willard, Tyler Mattison and Perle Webb were all 6-1. Tyler Raetz, JJ Whitesell, Darren Ruiz-Sauer, Vince Pagan, Damon Young, Jack Luciano, Calvin Call and Taber Watson finished 5-2.
Tyson Sauer led the Mount Anthony youth wrestlers, going 6-3.
Post 13 sweeps doubleheader
SOUTH ROYALTON -- Bennington Post 13 churned out 33 runs across two games to sweep a doubleheader against South Royalton in American Legion baseball action on Sunday.
Bennington (3-1) won Game 1 in a shutout, 17-0, in five innings, and roared back in Game 2 for a 16-7 victory.
In Game 1, Tanner Williams notched three hits to lead Post 13, while Tyler Kunzmann added a double and a home run. Matt Upright also had two hits. Zach Bahan was 1-for-1 with four runs scored. Six players scored twice.
In Game 2, Bennington erased a 7-3 deficit to win running away. Williams (three hits) and Kunzmann (two hits) each scored three times for Post 13. Russell Krebs and Wade Green each scored twice.
Bennington travels to Bellows Falls today to finish a game started earlier this season.
Hoosiers go 1-3
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Hoosiers travel softball team went 1-3 over the weekend in a tournament at the Adirondack Sports Complex.
The Hoosiers were 1-2 in pool play on Saturday, falling to the Center State Hornets, 4-2, beating the Saugerties Cruisers 4-1 and falling to the Buffalo Xtreme, 11-3.
Cheyenne Guetti doubled and scored in Game 1. Baylee Ports earned the win in Game 2, scattering three hits, striking out four and walking one. She also had two hits. Chelsea Stevens also had two hits. Julie Elwell knocked a doulble and a triple in Game 3.
The Hoosiers (3-6) lost an elimination game to the Central Mass. Invaders, 1-0, on Sunday morning. The Invaders’ only run was unearned in the first after the leadoff batter reached on a single.
Each team had four hits. Ports took the loss, recording six strikeouts and no walks and adding two hits of her own.
Storm drop G.F. in preseason action
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- The Southern Vermont Storm posted a 13-9 win in a preseason game against the Glens Falls Green Jackets on Saturday. Mike Woodson ran for 80 yards and a touchdown, while Nick Bennett intercepted two passes. Mike Stephens caught two passes for 60 yards and split time at quarterback with JC LeBarron.
The Storm opens the season on July 20.
Storm youth camp
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will hold its youth football camp for children ages 8 to 14 on Aug. 5-8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vermont Veterans Home.
Former Mount Anthony football coach Jim Fischer will work with the campers, along with current Storm and Mount Anthony players.
The camp costs $80 per child with a $30 discount for additional siblings. The registration deadline is July 28. Checks are payable to the Southern Vermont Storm and can be mailed to the team at 107 Rollin St., Bennington, VT, 05201. For additional information, call 802-681-9058.
Players will need to bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants. Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied by the camp.
MACC junior academy
BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Country Club is hosting a junior sports academy for golfers. Two sessions are scheduled to be run by PGA professional Kevin Bennison, one from July 8 to 11 and the other August 12 to 15. Each session, for juniors ages 7 to 16, will go from 9 a.m. to noon and is open to the public.
The cost is $99 per child and people are encouraged to register early to assure a spot. For more information, call the pro shop at 447-7079.
Moonlight in Vermont
POWNAL -- The popular "Moonlight in Vermont" Midnight Road Race and Community Ramble returns to Pownal the night of July 20, giving both runners and walkers the opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the light of the full moon.
The four-mile road race, now in its 14th year, begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley fire station on Route 7 in Pownal Center, with the non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble starting at 12:05 a.m.
The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads with luminaries positioned at regular intervals to keep runners on course.
Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, as well as the top three finishers in seven age categories. Additional prizes will be awarded to the fastest Pownal runner and to the youngest Pownal participant -- and the individual judged "Most Visible in the Moonlight." Commemorative T-shirts will be given to pre-registered runners and walkers.
The road race is held on the Saturday night each July nearest to the full moon. Records for the course are held by Jonathon Volpi (21:18, set in 2007) and Suze West (25:57, established during the inaugural Moonlight run in 1998).
The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Department.
The entry fee is $15 for pre-registration, and $18 on race night. BKVR members, students and Pownal residents receive a $3 discount. Check-in begins at 10:30 p.m. Applications are available at www.bkvr.org and the Solomon Wright Public Library. For more information, contact email@example.com, or call Acting Race Director David Durfee at 802-442-4414.
Bennington Youth Soccer League
BENNINGTON -- Registration for the Bennington Youth Soccer League will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Sports Center.
Registration for the BYSL is open to all residents of Bennington, Pownal, and Woodford with children who are in grades K-6. You can also register online at www.benningtonyouthsoccer.com. Forms may also be picked up at Bennington Sports and Graphics on Main Street.
The cost for K-3 is $50 per child, while travel teams (4th to 6th grade) are $60 per child, and travel team players must have registration paid before July 31. Reduced fee scholarships are available.
Volunteer parents are also needed as coaches.
World class soccer school starts in July
SHAFTSBURY -- The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.
The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages 5-12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.
At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.
Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.
The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit worldclasssoccerschool.org or call 803-777-1353.
’Good Old Country Hardball’ baseball camp
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The "Good Old Country Hardball" baseball camp will once again be held at the Hoosick Little League Fields for children entering grades 3 through 8. The camp dates are July 15 through July 18. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Camp brochures can be picked up by calling camp director Mike Lilac at 518-686-7321 (x1712), 518-268-8541, or 518-686-4320.
Benn Basketball School
BENNINGTON -- The 42nd year of the Bennington Basketball School for boys ages 7 to 15 will run from July 8 to 12 at Mount Anthony Union High School. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arlington soccer camp
ARLINGTON -- The 36th annual John Werner soccer camp will take place from July 22-26 for players from first to seventh grade.
The camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon every day at the Fisher Elementary School fields.
Camp stuff includes Werner, the winningest boys soccer coach in Vermont history. Current Arlington coaches Mike Keough and Todd Wilkins, along with Arlington players will also attend.
The cost is $90 per child and $60 for each additional child. Each player is to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle every day.
Soccer balls can be ordered for $15 with a registration.
There is also a senior camp for players in seventh to 12th grade from July 8-11. The camp runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School.
For more information, call Werner at 802-375-6310 or visit johnwernersoccer.com to download the registration form.
MALA camp returns
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp returns to Willow Park in Bennington from July 15-18 for boys ages 5-16.
Players from ages 5-8 (cost $75) attend a half day session from 9 to 11 a.m.
Players from ages 9-16 (cost $150) attend a full day session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Equipment is available.
Storm seeking players
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching.
They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester.
For more information, call 802-681-9058.
BENNINGTON -- The Wednesday night Girls Green Mountain Bowling league is looking for bowlers. There will be a meeting Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bennington Lanes. Bowling will start Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. If interested please leave name and number at the Bennington Lanes or contact Phyllis Cornell at 447-2300 for more information.
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