Post 13 falls on walk-off


CASTLETON — The Post 13 baseball team is ever closer to an elusive first win, falling 6-5 to Lakes Region on a walk-off sac fly in the bottom of the seventh on Saturday.

With the game tied at 5-5, Post 13 walked the first two men in the seventh and with one out, a fly ball to center was enough to end it.

It was the best offensive day by far for the Post 13 group, as they combined for seven hits, including two hits each for Pat Powers and Brody Farnum. Both of Powers' hits were for extra bases, a double and triple, while Farnum added a double and a RBI.

Nilu Chirchirillo, Noah Normyle and Jon Iris added base hits. Damian Hessler walked twice and scored a run.

Devin Babson pitched for Post 13 and took the loss, his second of the season.

Post 13 is 0-4 and played a pair of games against Brattleboro Post 5 on Sunday. Their next game is Tuesday.

Twin State results

BURLINGTON >> In four Twin State events over the weekend, the Granite State swept its Green Mountain counterparts.

On Friday, New Hampshire won the Twin State field hockey matchup at Castleton, 8-1. Middlebury's Makayla Foster scored the Vermont goal. Mount Anthony's Kori Bow and Burr and Burton's Cydney Jeffrey represented our local athletes.

On Saturday, in lacrosse at Hanover, N.H., the Granite State cruised to a 26-9 win in the girls game, while outlasting Vermont in the boys game, 24-19.

Mount Anthony's Bridget Ahearn had a goal and an assist in the defeat to cap her Patriot career. Rice's Jillian Gibbs led the way for Vermont with two goals and Middlebury's Emma Best added a goal and assist.

Callie Dwyer and Reagan Williams each fired in five goals for New Hampshire.

MAU's Claire Taub competed for the Green Mountain state on defense as did BBA's Cali Wadsworth.

On the boys side, Essex's Henry Adams led with four goals, while CVU's Matt Palmer and Dylan Schaefer each had a pair of tallies. Middlebury's Jackson Hounchell, Rice's David Boerman and Rutland's Connor Balestra also had two goals each.

BBA's Max Pagnucco, Nikolai Sands and Murray Senecal competed for the Vermont squad.

New Hampshire won both the boys and girls hockey games at the Make-A-Wish classic at UVM's Gutterson Fieldhouse, the girls took a 3-2 decision and the boys won 2-1.

Rice's Kaley Campbell and Megan Hayes scored for Vermont.

On the boys side, Rice's Cam Cousino scored Vermont's only goal with nine seconds left.

New Hampshire took both games at Twin State basketball at NHTI in Concord, N.H., with the girls winning 70-63 and the boys edging out a 78-75 win.

Enosburg's Emilee Bose led Vermont with 12 points, while CVU's Sadie Otley and South Burlington's Elizabeth Khosravi each had nine.

BBA's Hannah Nicholson was on the Vermont roster.

The New Hampshire boys won the boys game, 78-75, after Rice's Ben Shungu had his three to tie wiped off the board after the final buzzer.

Shungu led the way with 21 points, while Essex's Eli DiGrande added 10 points and 14 rebounds.

Go The Distance raises money for UCS

BENNINGTON >> Last week, more than 100 runners competed in the Go The Distance 5K in Bennington, sponsored by United Counseling Service.

Winners on the men's side were Sunderland's Theodore Fela, who finished in 19 minutes, 35 seconds. Second across the line was Pownal's Michael Sigsbury in 20:30 and Pownal's Adam Carmichael was third in 23:33.

The top three women were Hoosick Falls' Elisha Lyons in 25:31, North Bennington's Nikki Harrington in 26:16 and North Bennington's Leslie Addison in 26:40.

The event raised $1,500 for UCS and the Community Rehabilitation and Treatment (CRT) Peer Services there.

BLR returns for fifth year

BENNINGTON >> The fifth annual Blue Lollipop Road Play it Forward alumni soccer game will take place on July 9 at 2 p.m. at Willow Park in Bennington. The event is in memory of two Mount Anthony soccer players who died while still in school.

Registration for the event is $35 and includes a 2016 Play it Forward jersey. Two scholarship winners will also be presented and there will be a kids fun run at halftime of the game. T-shirts can be purchased for $20.

All the money raised via registration and shirts will go to a Mount Anthony school group going to Nicaragua for volunteer work in February.

On Friday night, there will be a welcome back block party at Ramunto's and after the game, there is plans for celebration cocktails at Pangaea in North Bennington.

For more information, contact Diane Peacock at 804-339-6514 or go to

Marauders begin summer season

BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Marauders begin its summer season on Monday, June 20. The season runs from June 20 to August 7.

The Marauders offer four different swimming levels and swim lesson options. Practices will be Monday-Friday from 4:15-5:30 p.m. (days and times will vary based on level).

All interested swimmers (including swim lesson level) are welcome to come try three practices before making a commitment.

The team swims its home meets at the Bennington Rec Center and the first one is Tuesday, June 28 at 5 p.m.

For more information, please email Coach Nicole Goswami at

Travel softball team seeks players

BENNINGTON >> If you're a girl who loves softball and are looking for more games after your school season ends, then travel softball is for you!

The New England Alliance team is looking for more players.

If you're a motivated, committed, hardworking athlete, and want to play softball this summer, contact head coach Stacy Riche at 518-796-1521.

The 14-and-under New England Alliance is traveling to Keene and Hampton Beach, N.H., as well as Glens Falls and Amsterdam, N.Y.

To culminate the season, we travel to Eastern Nationals in York, Pa. Try outs will be on June 16 in Salem from 6-8 p.m.

Youth lax camp at Willow Park

BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse camp for boys will be held in Willow Park from July 11 to July 14.

The camp for players ages 6-8 will attend from 9 to 11 a.m. while the 9-16 age group will attend from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A great camp to introduce the sport of lacrosse to new players and equipment is available for those who need it.

The cost is $75 for 6-8 year olds and $150 for 9-16 year olds.

To print out a brochure, go to, click on Camp and Clinic link to print out a brochure. If more information is needed, please contact Chris at 802-779-4837 or at

Southern Vermont football camp

MANCHESTER >> The Sparxx Athletics football camp for youth players will run from July 11 to 14 at Taylor Field on the campus of Burr and Burton Academy.

The camp, which goes each day from 5 to 8 p.m., will showcase the top college and high school football players in the area in a hands-on experience to improve the grassroots of football.

The cost to attend the camp is $100, and $125 after June 1.

The best way to register is to visit the website at For more information, call 802-733-6672 or email

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


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