Hoosick Falls' Gress competes at Junior Nationals in Fargo


FARGO, N.D. — Hoosick Falls rising senior wrestler Zoe Gress is competing in the 2019 USMC/USAW Junior Nationals this week, wrestling in seven matches Tuesday.

She started off her day losing to Minnesota's Nina Makem 10-0, but she went on to have a great day in the consolation bracket.

Gress topped Kentucky's Kaylen Escaloni and Oregon's Shayla McNulty both by 10-0 scores.

She beat California's Allyson Arrington 13-2, Colorado's Alina Antillon 5-3 and California's Athena Willden 4-0, before falling to Pennsylvania's Avia Bibeau.

Upstate beats Albany

ALBANY — The Upstate Athletics baseball team used six pitchers to pick up a 7-6 win in its regular season finale against the Albany Devil Cats.

Upstate finishes its regular season with an 11-6-1 record.

The Athletics will enter the ENYTB Madness Tournament as the No. 2 seed and play the Voorheesville Blackbirds and Northeast Hurricanes Saturday at 10 a.m. at Clifton Common Fields.

VGA Scholarship Scramble

SHELBURNE — This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fundraiser.

Since 1964, the VGA Scholarship Fund has provided 482 Vermont male and female scholars associated with golf, 1.4 million dollars in scholarship to help further their education.

This year, the VGA currently has 47 students receiving scholarships through their program.

The annual VGA Scholarship fundraiser is their major fundraising event, taking place on August 8 at Proctor Pittsford Country Club.

They are seeking individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring a hole or fielding a team of four to play in the scramble itself.

Sponsorship options for the scramble include: a sign ($110) or a flag ($165), the sign or flag will include the sponsors information and will be on a tee or green during the round. The sponsor will receive the sign or flag after the event.

The field is open to the first 32 paid teams. Teams can sign up and pay online.

Teams may mail applications with $360 (payable to the VGA Scholarship Fund) to the VGA home office located at 145 Pine Haven Shores, Rd Suite 2172, Shelburne, Vt.

Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER — The 28th Annual Win Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 18 at the Ekwanok Country Club.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., lunch is at 12:00 p.m. and players tee off at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is named in memory of Win Hoyt, a long-time Manchester resident and former Director of the Chamber.

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In 1970, Win took over the Caddie Scholarship Program at Ekwanok and provided leadership until his death in 1989.

Proceeds will be divided equally between Bennington County Habitat for Humanity and the Manchester Community Library.

Cost to play is $150; sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels.

For more information, to reserve a team or be paired up with a foursome, please contact Bennington County Habitat, 802-367-1000, bchabitatoffice@gmail.com

Catamount 3-D competition

BENNINGTON — Catamount Bow Hunters is hosting an archery 3-D competition on Sunday, July 21.

Registration for the event runs from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

It costs adults $10 and youth $5 to register, with cubs getting in free with a paid adult.

There will be food and beverages available and members and non-members are welcome.

Catamount Bow Hunters is located at Route 7 South, Fuller Road West.

For more information, contact them at 802-442-3667 or visit their Facebook page.

SMS open training sessions

STRATTON—The Stratton Mountain School Nordic Program and the Elite SMS T2 Team will be hosting weekly training sessions each Thursday through August 8, and all ages are welcome. The training sessions will feature roller-skiing, hiking, ski walking, and a cookout, and additional workouts may be added throughout the summer.

SMS Nordic's Summer Training Program aims to get young athletes excited about Nordic Skiing in sessions led by members of the Elite SMS T2 Team — whose members, including Olympians Sophie Caldwell, Simi Hamilton, and Jessie Diggins, train in Stratton.

The program will be overseen by three-time U.S. Ski and Snowboard Coach of the Year, and former SMS Nordic Director, Sverre Caldwell.

For a full schedule, and to RSVP, find their "Summer BKL Training and Fun" on Facebook (www.facebook.com/smsnordic). Please contact Sverre Caldwell (scaldwell@gosms.org) with questions or for more information.

MAU job openings

BENNINGTON — A handful of coaching positions are open for Mount Anthony Union High School.

MAU is looking to fill the varsity baseball, varsity girls tennis, junior varsity boys basketball, middle school boys basketball and middle school boys soccer coaching positions for the 2019-20 school year.

Applicants should have previous coaching experience and a background in the sport.

Please send a letter of interest and coaching resume to:

Ashley Hoyt, Activities Director, Mt. Anthony Union High School, 301 Park Street Ext. Bennington, VT 05201 or email Ashley.hoyt@svsu.org


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