Roundup: Albertsson fifth at Vermont Amateur
LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP
BURLINGTON -- After day one of the Vermont Amateur, golfer Hans Albertsson, who golfs at Ekwanok Country Club, is sitting tied for fifth place after shooting a 2-over 73 at the Burlington Country Club. Par for the 18 holes is 71 strokes.
Albertsson was buoyed by three birdies on the day, allowing him to keep within striking distance going into the second day.
Mount Anthony Country Club golfer Taylor Bellemare is tied for 1th after the first day, shooting a 6-over. Behind him is Manchester Country Club golfer Luke Hopkins with a score of 9-over, tied for 31st. Three area golfers are tied for 41st with 10-over scores, including MACC golfers Duncan Kenyon and Robert Wood along with Manchester golfer Cooper Bleakie. Ekwanok golfer Walker Allen is tied for 74th after the first day with a 14-over score, but he recorded an ace on the third hole.
Aaron Wood is tied for 95th with a score of 18-over, while Hunter Caler shot a 20-over.
Action continues tomorrow at Burlington Country Club, when the first set of cuts will be made.
Moonlight in Vermont
POWNAL -- The annual Moonlight in Vermont Midnight Road Race and Community Ramble returns this Saturday, July 12.
Starting at the Pownal Valley Fire Department, runners will follow a course along paved and dirt roads through the hills of Pownal.
The event will also include a non-competitive two mile race.
The road race will begin at the stroke of midnight, while the ramble will start at 12:03 a.m.
Awards will be handed out to the top overall male and female winners, along with the top three finishers in seven age categories. For the non-competitive race, a prize will be awarded to the first Pownal resident and to the individual judged to be most visible in the moonlight.
The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members. Proceeds will go to 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.
To register online, visit www.active.com, or pick up an application at the Solomon Wright Public Library. For more information, contact email@example.com or call race director David Durfee at 802-442-4414.
Storm football camp
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Storm will host its youth football camp from July 21-24 at the Vermont Veterans Home.
Former Mount Anthony Union High School coach and Storm all-star Jim Fischer will lead the camp, along with current Storm and MAU football players.
The clinic, for players 8-14, will teach the fundamentals and techniques of the game, and provide instruction on running, throwing, catching, blocking, tackling and speed drills.
Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied, so campers should bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants.
The clinic costs $80 and the deadline for registration is July 19. For more information, call 802-681-9058.
BENNINGTON -- There will be three separate youth baseball clinics starting in Bennington on July 16.
Hosted by former Mount Anthony Union High School and Post 13 coach Mark Upright, the three clinics will focus on pitching, fielding, and hitting respectively.
On July 16, pitching will be the focus. There will be a camp for kids ages 9 and 10 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., then a camp for children ages 11 and 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On July 17, the camp will focus on fielding. All four ages will practice from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On July 23 the hitting camp will take place, with all four ages meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The sessions will be held at the Bennington Little League Fields, and will be $10 per session or $25 for all three. Current and former MAU and American Legion players will be at the camp to help.
For more information, contact Upright at 379-0082.
Football tickets on sale
HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Tickets are now on sale for the Hoosick Falls Central School football team’s game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Sept. 7.
The Panthers will play the Owego Indians in the season opener for both sides.
The game is part of 10 games played at the Carrier Dome during the weekend, with the Panthers playing at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The school has 300 general admission tickets on sale in the high school office. Tickets cost $7 each.
For more information, contact coach Ron Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the high school at 518-686-7321, ext. 1500
Play it Forward weekend
SHAFTSBURY -- The third annual Blue Lollipop Road Play it Forward weekend is back on July 18 and 19 in Bennington.
Put together by Mount Anthony Union High School alum Diane Peacock, the event starts on Friday with a Welcome Back party at Ramunto’s in Bennington, then continues on Saturday at Howard Park in Shaftsbury for an alumni soccer game.
The game will start at 2 p.m. and soccer alumni from all classes can sign up to play. Registration is $25 until June 30 and $30 after that.
The Blue Lollipop Road Memorial Travel Scholarship will be awarded in honor of former MAU soccer players Maria Greene and Brandy Brown.
To sponsor or donate, call Peacock at 804-339-6514.
Lady Patriots camp
BENNINGTON -- The Lady Patriot Basketball School will run the week of July 14 through the 18th at Mount Anthony Union Middle School for players between the ages of 7 and 14.
For more info, contact MAU coach Brian Harrington at 442-9834.
Lax camp registration
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Youth Lacrosse Camp for boys will be held from July 14 to July 17 at Willow Park in Bennington.
Boys from kindergarten through second grade will go from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. with a registration fee of $75, while grade three through 10 will go from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a registration fee of $150.
Equipment is available, if needed. To print out a brochure, visit www.malavt.com and click on the camp and clinic link. For more information, contact Chris at 802-779-4837.
SVC basketball camp
BENNINGTON -- Registration is open for the Southern Vermont College basketball camp. Interested boys and girls entering grades 3 to 11 can sign up by going to the SVC website and downloading a camp brochure.
The camp will run three separate weeks: July 14 to 18, July 21 to 25 and August 4 to 8. Each day’s session goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Friday from the last three weeks ending at noon.
For more information, call SVC men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad at 447-4012 or e-mail email@example.com.
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