Roundup: Season athletic passes now available at MAU



BENNINGTON -- Mount Anthony Union High School will be offering season passes to home night games for the 2014-15 school year.

A complete fall/winter season pass for all home football, boys and girls soccer, wrestling and boys and girls basketball games will be $60 for adults and $30 for students/senior citizens for a 66 percent savings.

For more information and to download a ticket purchase form, go to the MAU athletics website at, or contact Activities Director Tim Brown at

Bennington Cycle Club

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Cycle Club wants riders for its Tuesday and Wednesday rides. Also, charity rides will be held on August 16 -- the Hoosic River ride -- and the Bart Center no limits ride on September 13.

For more information about the club, go to

3-D Archery

BENNINGTON -- The Catamount Bow Hunters are hosting a 3-D Archery Competition on Sunday from 7 a.m. to noon at the club on Fuller Road.

The cost for adults is $12, while youths are $5. Cubs are free with a paid adult. Food and beverages are available and members and non-members are welcome.

For more information, go to the Catamount Bow Hunters Facebook page or call 802-442-3667.

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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