Roundup: Bootleggers top Patriots



SHAFTSBURY -- The FC Bootleggers defeated the Patriots 3-1 in a Vermont Premier Soccer League friendly at Howard Park.

Jake Tietgens scored two goals for the Bootleggers, one at the end of each half. Zak Harris scored the first goal for the Bootleggers in the 22nd minute for the early lead.

The Bootleggers are 5-0 on the season.

The final goal for the Bootleggers came in the 80th minute, again from Tietgens. Bootleggers’ goalkeeper Travis Brimmer was also a important part to this victory with 11 saves, a few being very crucial.

The Patriots only scored one goal -- off the foot of Brad Anair, coming off a corner kick from Marcus LaFlamme in the 68th minute. The Patriots outshot the Bootleggers, 18-13, but the Bootleggers’ patience and positioning sent them to a victory.

Moonlight in VT results

POWNAL -- At Saturday’s Moonlight in Vermont 4-mile race, Concord, N.H.’s David Audet scored one for the old(er) guys, winning the event in 25 minutes, 31 seconds.

The 49-year-old Granite State marathoner was nearly a minute faster than his closest competitor, Dorset’s Jack Cleary, 35, who completed the course in 26:27. Wallingford’s Earl Bump Jr. was close behind in 26:44.

Audet heard about the race several years ago and jumped at the chance when it was announced in June.

"I quickly booked a room in Bennington," Audet said, who enlisted his nephew to make the trip as well. "Running at midnight is a great novelty. It was great to be a part of it."

The top local runner was Pownal’s Michael Sigsbury, 21, who finished in 28:42, just ahead of the top runner in the 50-59 age group, Scott Printz of Bennington, who did it in 28:52.

Readsboro’s Jan Rancatti finished 12th in 31:46. Rancatti joined an ultra-exclusive club this year, running in his 25th straight Boston Marathon in April.

North Bennington’s Dylan Prazak was the top teenage runner, finishing 15th overall in 33:16.

On the women’s side, Williamstown, Mass.’s Anya Sheldon was the winner, finishing 18th overall in 34:06. Kathy Zemianek was second in 35:03 and Audrey Witter, of North Adams, Mass., was third in 35:47.

Seventy-one people took part in the competitive race, while several dozen ran or walked in the Community Ramble.

The ‘most visible in the moonlight’ prize went to Schenectady, N.Y., runner Ashley Perrino.

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 info, call 802-681-9058.

Baseball clinics

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 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.

For more information, visit or e-mail Peacock at

To sponsor or donate, call Peacock at 804-339-6514.

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 twice more this summer: from July 21 to 25 and from August 4 to 8. Each day’s session goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Friday sessions ending at noon.

For more info, call SVC men’s basketball coach Dan Engelstad at 447-4012 or e-mail

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