Roundup: Annual soccer tourney returns
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BENNINGTON -- The annual Lee Goldsmith Memorial Soccer Tournament will take place on August 9 this year at Willow Park in Bennington.
The tournament, which honors the former MAU athlete who died tragically in 2009 after his fight with cancer, will start at 11 a.m.
Teams must be made up of high school students (as of September 2014), and must have at least five males on the team. Co-ed teams are allowed, but the team must be made up predominantly of males.
The tournament will feature 7-on-7 soccer, with six outfield players and a goalie. The games will be 25 minutes long, and there will be large goals and no offside rule.
The cost will be $70 per team, and the winning team will receive championship t-shirts. To register, call or text MAU boys soccer coach Mike Molloy at 802-375-4006. Teams will pay to play on the day of the tournament. Teams must be registered prior to the morning of the 9th. Check in will run from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
BENNINGTON -- Sign-ups for MAYAA football are currently underway at Tomasi’s Sports.
There will be three more sit down sign-up dates on Aug. 4 and Aug. 8 at the Ross Pavilion at Willow Park from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
MAYAA football signups are currently being held at Tomasi’s sports. There will be 3 additional sit down sign up dates on July 30 Aug 4 and Aug 8 at the Ross Pavilion at Willow Park from 6- 7:30 p.m.
For the Flag division you must be age 6 by Sept. 1. The Tackle division is age 8 and must have played 1 year of flag. The cost is $20 for the flag division and $50 for the tackle division.
Any questions, call Frank Gaudette at 379-4118.
ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School is looking for coaches for the fall season. Positions open include a middle school cross-country coach, a varsity cross-country coach and a middle school girls soccer coach.
The positions are open until they are filled and candidates are asked to respond as soon as possible.
For more information, call Athletic Director Tim Stewart at 802-733-7495. To send in a resume, e-mail Stewart at email@example.com or to the school at 529 E. Arlington Road, Arlington, VT, 05250.
Bat Brats try-out
BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Bat Brats are looking for softball players for the U12 and U14 teams.
U12 players need to be 12 as of Jan. 1, 2015, while U14 players need to be 14 as of Jan. 1, 2015.
The Bat Brats are looking to field three teams for the 2014-2015 season, with one at the U12 level and two at the U14 level.
The try-outs will be held Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.
If interested, contact Tera at 802-447-4847 or 802-733-6900.
SVC hoops camp
BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad will be hosting one more summer camp for area youth players.
The camp will run from August 4 to August 8, with each day’s session going from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Friday, the session will end at noon.
The camp is open to boys and girls ages 3 through 11.
For more information, or to register your child, call Engelstad at 804-447-4012 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MANCHESTER -- The 2014 Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon will be held on August 24 starting at 8 a.m. The SVST begins at Hunter Park (Riley Rink) with an 8-mile bike ride to Emerald Lake, a quarter-mile swim (out and back, close to the island), another 8-mile bike back to Hunter Park and a 3.4-mile run that finishes through the path from the Rec Park to Hunter Park.
"The SVST is an event designed to introduce people to triathlons," said Stephen Murphy, the race director. "The reach is mostly local from Middlebury to Williamstown (Mass.) and Greenwich (N.Y.) to Brattleboro. However, there are some people coming from out of the area as well. While triathlons have grown in popularity, it is unique to have one so close to home and at an affordable price. Most tris cost $75 or more."
To encourage more people to experience a triathlon, SVST is offering a 20 percent discount to students and teachers (please contact Hunter Park 802-362-0150 or email@example.com to verify eligibility for the discount).
The proceeds from the event go to support Hunter Park to develop as a more diverse facility that will offer more to the community both in terms of healthy, fun activities and as a draw for people to make Manchester and the area a travel destination.
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Stephen Murphy or Vanessa Beattie at 802-362-0150 or email smurphy
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