Vermont breaks long skid at Shrine Game


CASTLETON — The long national nightmare is over. The Vermont team at the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl snapped a 15-year losing skid in a major way with a 50-2 win on Saturday at Castleton University's Spartan Stadium.

Fair Haven's Ryan Alexander threw five touchdown passes, including three in the second quarter as Vermont took a 36-0 lead at halftime.

Rutland's Andy Kenosh threw two second half touchdown passes for the final margin. Fair Haven's Lucas Czarnecki caught three of the touchdowns, while Connor Plante caught two. Cam Slade and Austin O'Gorman each had touchdown catches as well.

Vermont won by the biggest margin of victory in the 63-year history of the Shrine Game. New Hampshire avoided the shutout with 9:48 left in the contest with a safety.

Burr and Burton's Will Baker and Jimmy LoMuscio played on the line for Vermont, who won for the first time against its Granite State counterparts since 2000.

Goldsmith tournament August 13

BENNINGTON >> The eighth annual Lee Goldsmith soccer tournament will take place on August 13 at Willow Park. The tournament, named in honor of former Mount Anthony soccer player Lee Goldsmith, who died in 2009 after a battle with cancer, brings together dozens of local soccer players to the area.

Players have to be enrolled in high school in September and all-male or co-ed team, with at least four male players, are allowed.

Teams will have six field players and a goalkeeper for 25-minute mini-games and play begins at 11 a.m.

Teams must be registered before August 13 by calling or texting Mike Molloy at 802-375-4006. The cost to register is $70 per team.

Catamount Bow Hunters

BENNINGTON >> The Catamount Bow Hunters will host a 3-D Archery Competition on Sunday, August 14.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. and costs $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Cubs are free with a paid adult.

Club members and non-members are welcome and food and beverage will be available.

The club is located on Route 7 South on Fuller Road, first left past the Apple Barn.

For more information, call 802-442-3667 or go to the club's Facebook page, search for Catamount Bow Hunters.

Win Hoyt golf tournament

MANCHESTER >> The 25th Annual Win Hoyt Memorial Golf Tournament will take place this year at the Ekwanok Country Club on September 21. This annual event is, once again, being sponsored by Casella Waste Management and will benefit both Burr and Burton Academy as well as Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity. The tournament is dedicated to longtime Manchester resident and former Chamber Director, Winthrop Hoyt.

Win and his wife, Lyn, moved to Manchester full time in 1965, after a successful career in the advertising industry. In 1970, Win took over the Caddie Scholarship Program at Ekwanok and provided great leadership until his death in 1989.

He visited local schools and promoted the idea of caddying at Ekwanok. He provided training for all newcomers, began an annual caddie banquet, introduced contests for the attendees, and oversaw the distribution of the scholarships each year. If the Scholarship Fund fell below expectations, he would personally appeal to Ekwanok members for additional funds. The Scholarship program, which now benefits all college employees at Ekwanok, continues successfully to this day.

All of the proceeds from the 2016 tournament will support both Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity and Burr and Burton Academy scholarship programs. Additional Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Call for more information.

The Tournament registration begins at 11 a.m. with lunch starting at 11:30 and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The tournament fee is $150 per golfer and includes 18 holes of championship golf, lunch, hors d'oeuvres, golf cart, event gifts and prizes. A cash bar will also be available. To register for the tournament and for additional information, either call 802-362- 1825 or email for a registration form.

Football equipment handout at MAU

BENNINGTON >> For all Mount Anthony students entering ninth grade interested in playing football, there will be sign-ups and equipment handouts on Sunday, August 14 at 5 p.m. with a parents' meeting immediately following.

The first practice will be Monday, August 15 at 8 a.m. The first home game is September 2 at 7 p.m. against Middlebury. If any players or parents have questions, contact Coach John Martin at or Coach Chad Gordon at

Local basketball camp

BENNINGTON >> Basketball players who are looking to take it to the next level and want to improve their games, we've got the camp for you.

Former Mount Anthony players Jared and Kyle Callanan will be holding a two-day basketball camp for local players on August 20th and 21st. The location of the camp is still to be announced.

The cost to participate in the camp is $50 a person for the weekend.

The camp is broken down into two hour sessions on both days.

Groups will be based on age and gender. No group will have more than 12 people because of the effort to give some individual attention to those attending the camp.

High school, middle school and AAU coaches will be in attendance at the camp.

For more information on the camps, please call Jared Callanan at 860-461-9193 or call Kyle Callanan at 860-977-8715.

SVC basketball camp upcoming

BENNINGTON >> The Southern Vermont College basketball camp will take place starting August 8 and go through August 11. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day at Southern Vermont College and will be led by SVC head coach Dan Engelstad and assisted by the rest of the SVC staff.

The camp is for kids from second through 11th grade and is for both boys and girls. The sessions will focus on offensive and defensive fundamentals through drills, individual instruction and team play. Instruction will be directed toward players with basic knowledge seeking to advance their skill level and advanced players looking to build on basic skills.

The cost is $200 and will include a camp t-shirt and a personalized evaluation from camp staff.

For more information or to register, go to

Wiffle ball tournament for MAU class of 2017

BENNINGTON >> The Mount Anthony Class of 2017 will hold a family-friendly wiffle ball tournament on Sunday, August 21, starting at 3 p.m., to raise funds to support graduation activities for students.

Games will be held at the NorShaft Lions Park and Welling Field in North Bennington. Teams can be composed of up to eight people and the cost is $75 per team. Each team will be guaranteed two games because the tournament is double elimination.

Prizes will be awarded for the Winning Team, Best Dressed, Most Team Spirit, Team with the Greatest Age Range, and Sportsmanship Award. The rain-date will be Monday, August 22.

Teams must sign-up by August 17. Please contact Tracy and Evan Galle at 442-0269, or Mark and Laura Boudreau at 442-7061( for more information or to volunteer to help out. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

New England Alliance softball tryouts

BENNINGTON >> The New England Alliance Girls Fast Pitch Softball tryouts will be held at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School, located at 747 East Road, Bennington.

Tryouts for U14 and U16 players are August 13 from 10 a.m. to noon, and August 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Rain dates are the next day at the same time.

If you are unable to attend these dates and times we will hold individual tryouts for ladies unable to attend the posted tryout dates and times.

Hoosick Falls soccer club registration

HOOSICK, N.Y. >> Registration is open for the fall 2016 season of in-house recreation Youth Soccer at the Hoosick Falls Soccer Club. The group is running an early bird special registration price of $45 from July 20 to August 15.

To register your child for the fall season go to or email Laura at

Vermont soccer official training

BENNINGTON >> Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate varsity and sub-varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend a training in Southern Vermont.

The training is being held at Whitcomb High School in Bethel on August 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. The cost of the program is $75 which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year. More information can be found at or contact Gary Blodgett at or call (802) 558-3147.

SVC cross-country camp

BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College head cross country and track and field coach Kathleen Newton has announced that she will be holding her first summer clinic on Tuesday, August 9 at the SVC campus.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is intended for children entering grades 7-12. The cost is $50 per participant with all proceeds to benefit the SVC cross country programs. In the event of rain, the clinic will be held Wednesday, August 10. The camp will begin at the Mountaineer Athletic Center.

Members of the Southern Vermont cross country teams will be on hand to guide the partakers through the day and around the College campus. Activities will include showing how to properly warm up, the teaching of correct running technique, strength exercises, injury prevention and treatment, and a stretching session. The Mountaineers will also lead the participants on trail runs around the SVC campus.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Coach Newton at


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