Hoosick's Baker named graduate assistant at Sage

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Sage Colleges' Department of Athletics has announced the selection of Taylor Baker as the newest member of the men's basketball coaching staff.

Baker will serve as the graduate assistant coach for Brian Barnes and the Gator men's basketball team.

Baker graduated from Southern Vermont College in 2017 with a degree in Sports Management.

During his time as a student-athlete at SVC, Baker was selected to attend the NCAA convention as a conference representative. Baker was also chosen to attend the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in June of 2017.

After graduating college, Baker was an assistant coach at SUNY Canton with the men's soccer program from August 2017 to March 2018.

He played four seasons of college soccer and one season of college basketball at Southern Vermont College.

Baker also has worked with the Hoosick Falls Youth Center as the coordinator of youth basketball and has also served as a volunteer with the Hoosick Armory, Youth Center and Community Coalition from 2008 until 2016.

Storm game cancelled

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont Storm were scheduled to play the Mystic River Tigers Saturday, but that game has been cancelled due to a Tigers forfeit.

Per league rules, the Storm are awarded a 2-0 win and they improve to 4-0.

The Storm are back in action next Saturday against the Worcester Wildcats on the road. Their next home game is Saturday, September 14 against the Green Valley Blackhawks.

Dapron takes sixth at VT Am

MIDDLEBURY — Dorset Field Club's Julia Dapron had a strong last round to take sixth in the 2019 Vermont women's amateur golf tournament at Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury College.

Dapron shot a 77 in the third round to finish the tournament at 29-over.

Ekwanok Golf Club's Reggie Parker took eighth place, finishing the tournament at 34-over.

Rutland Country Club's Chloe Levins pulled out the win, shooting a 12-over over the three days.

MAU football meeting

BENNINGTON — For all Mount Anthony students interested in playing football, there will be a parents and players meeting in the MAUHS auditorium at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The team will be issuing equipment and collecting participation and medical forms at the time.

Practice begins Monday at 8 a.m.

For any questions, contact MAU coach Chad Gordon at cgordon@svsu.org.

15th annual Battle Day 5K

BENNINGTON — The Friends of the Bennington Battle Monument will host a 5K road race as part of Battle Day weekend.

The race will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 17 and starts and finishes at the monument in Old Bennington.

Registration is $18 and $20 if registering the day of the event. There is also a half-mile fun run for the kids, with a $2 charge after the 5K.

There will be awards for the top male and female, and the top three in each age group.

For more information, call 802-447-0550.

MAUMS football sign-ups

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony Middle School Football sign-ups are on August 14 and 16 from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the middle school.

Practice begins on August 26.

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Green Mountain Lightning tryouts

MANCHESTER — The Green Mountain Lightning travel baseball team are hosting tryouts for the U12 team Saturday.

The tryout will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dana Thompson Rec Park.

Candidates can't turn 13 before May 1, 2020 and must have a passion for the game. They also need the ability to fundraise in the winter and spring and to attend indoor practices through the winter and early spring.

The team plays Sunday doubleheaders from April into the middle of June, and there is a trip to play in Cooperstown as well.

There will also be a tryout on Sept. 7 for all age groups from 8 to 13.

For more information, contact U12 coach Stephen Kramer at 802-558-0441.

Referee training offered

LUDLOW — Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate Varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend one of two remaining training sessions in Southern Vermont.

The next training will be held at the Maxfield Sports Complex on August 14 at 4 p.m. and the last training will be at White River Unified High School in South Royalton, on August 24 at 8:30 a.m. The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. You also receive follow up support and a mentor. The cost of the program is $75, which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year, the training, and insurance.

For more information, contact Gary Blodgett at gblodg@comcast.net or 802-558-3147.

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 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.

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.

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

Red Sox legend Lonborg to host golf tournament

BOLTON, Mass. — The fourth annual Sunrise to Sunset Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament to benefit cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will take place on August 21 at The International Golf Club & Resort in Bolton, Mass.

Golfers can sign up for this 36-hole fundraiser as individuals or with a group. Players have the choice to play a scramble or their own ball on The International's two premier courses, The Oaks and The Pines.

Red Sox Legend and 1967 Cy Young Award Winner Jim Lonborg will serve as the celebrity host and play in this year's tournament.

All golfers agree to raise a minimum of $1,100, including a $100 registration fee, and will play with one shared mission — supporting the lifesaving work at Dana-Farber.

Top fundraisers and golfers are eligible to receive great prizes including golfing events and other unique experiences. The Sunrise to Sunset Jimmy Fund Golf Tournament is also a great place for sponsors to showcase their brand. To become a sponsor, sign up, or for more information, visit: www.sunrisetosunsetgolf.org


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