Roundup: Marauders finish first in Division 4



WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- Competing in the Vermont State Swim Championships over the weekend, the Bennington Marauders finished with a sweep in Division 4 for first-place finishes over Springfield, Waterbury and Quechee.

Emily Barlow enjoyed a stellar day to lead the Marauders, finishing fourth in the 200-meter freestyle, 50 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke and the 200 freestyle relay. Barlow also finished 11th in the 500 freestyle and 5th in the 200 medley relay.

Barlow swam the 200 free and 200 medley relays with Kate Ahearn, Zoey Haar and Phebe Hall.

Haar also finished fifth in the 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle, while also finishing eighth in the 50 free and seventh in the 50 fly. Hall finished second in the 50 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 50 backstroke and 100 fly.

Ahearn placed third in the 200 individual medley, seventh in the 100 backstroke, ninth in the 50 backstroke and 11th in the 50 freestyle, while Hall was second in the 50 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 50 backstroke and 100 fly.

Bridget Ahearn placed sixth in the 200 freestyle and 10th in the 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle

Kendal Madison picked up a pair of first place finishes in the 25 free and 25 backstroke. Zoey Zazzaro was 11th in the 25 free and 12th in the 25 butterfly, while Elyse Altland was 10th in the 25 breaststroke. Sienna Brosemer finished eighth in the 100 butterfly.

Camden Madison finished fifth in the 50 freestyle, sixth in the 25 backstroke and ninth in the 25 freestyle. Anthony Mazzola finished third in the 100 breaststroke, fourth in the 100 backstroke, eighth in the 100 individual medley and ninth in the 50 breaststroke.

Zach LaForest had the best day for the Marauder boys, finishing third in the 50 freestyle, a pair of fourth place finishes in the 100 freestyle and 50 backstroke, and 10th in the 50 fly. Morgan Flynn finished seventh in the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle and eighth in the 50 breaststroke.

Other Marauders who competed and posted personal bests were: Logan Parizo, Meghan Barilone, Mary Pilot, Kylie Hall, Summer Nichols, Grace Burhans, Savannah Robson, Jordan Barilone and Sarah Martin.

Bennington All-Stars details

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- On Sunday night, the Bennington All-Stars won their second game at the Babe Ruth 13-15 New England Regional with a 6-3 decision over the hosts from Manchester.

Bennington got on the board first in the top of the first inning. Carter Bentley (1-3) led off with a walk, then moved to second on a single by Griff Stalcup (2-3). Two batters later, Condo advanced Bentley to third on a deep fly to right. With two outs, Bentley and Stalcup combined for a double steal, allowing Bentley to score. In the second, Bennington doubled the lead with an RBI by Ryan O’Neill (2-3) plated Mike Morgan, who got on base with a double.

Manchester pulled a run back in the bottom of the inning, but in the fourth Bennington plated four runs on three hits.

O’Neill plated Bush first on a single, then Morgan scored on an errant throw that allowed O’Neill to go from first to third. During the next at bat, Brian Grace brought in O’Neill on a squeeze play. After two consecutive hit-and-run plays by Bentley and Stalcup, Grace touched home to make it 6-1.

Manchester scored another run in the bottom of the inning but, with the bases loaded, Austin Condo worked himself out of the jam and limited the damage.

Manchester threatened again in the seventh, pulling in another run, but Condo responded by painting the outside corner for a called strike three to end the game.

Condo went the distance in the win, allowing nine hits and three walks with six strike outs.

Bennington now advances to the regional semifinal, and will play Waterford, Conn. with a spot in the regional final on the line. Should Bennington lose the game, the team would fall into the loser’s bracket final. Tuesday’s game will be at 8 p.m. at Gill Stadium in Manchester.

MAU equipment handout

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High School football team will be hosting an equipment handout and forms collection day on Sunday, Aug. 10.

Interested students are asked to meet at the back door of the gymnasium by the locker room at the following times: Juniors and seniors at 4 p.m. and freshmen and sophomores at 5 p.m.

There will be an informational parent meeting at 4:30 p.m. that day, as well.

Students are also asked to bring their physical participation forms at this time.

For more information, contact Coach Martin at or Coach Gordon at

Goldsmith tournament

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 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.

MAYAA signups

BENNINGTON -- Sign-ups for MAYAA football are currently underway at Tomasi’s Sports.

There will be one more sign-up event on Aug. 8 at the Ross Pavilion at Willow Park from 6 p.m. to 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.

Coaches needed

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 or to the school at 529 E. Arlington Road, Arlington, VT, 05250.

Sprint Triathlon

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 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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