Marauders, Tritons split in the pool

BENNINGTON — The Manchester Tritons and Bennington Marauders split the most recent meet between the two.

Manchester won the girls team score with 355 points, while Bennington edged out the Tritons, 185-172, in the boys' competition.

Manchester won the overall with Bennington second and Quechee third.

The Marauder boys won the 200-yard medley relay with the team of Zach LaForest, Anthony Mazzola, Nolan Byer and Morgan Flynn in a time of 2 minutes, 15.06 seconds.

LaForest won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle as part of his day, while Elyse Altland won the 50 and 100 freestyle with big wins in each.

The 200 free relay, led by Nathan Younce and with Flynn, Byer and LaForest anchoring, won in 1:59.13

On the girls side, the Manchester team of Aryn Iannuzzi, Carol Herbert, Sarah Asciutto and Paige Marion were tops in the 200 free relay. Iannuzzi won the 200-yard individual medley as well.

Saturday, all the teams in the Southern Vermont Swim League are going to Rutland for a meet. Bennington's next home meet is July 25.

Post 13 drops to Bellows Falls

WESTMINSTER — The Post 13 Legion baseball team had a rough day on Thursday, losing 11-1 in five innings to Bellows Falls Post 37.

The big inning for Post 37 came in the third, when they scored six times.

Bennington got their run in the first inning, when James Reilly doubled to lead off and scored on an error by Post 37.

Post 13 is 5-9 and continues their season on Saturday with a pair of games against Post 84 and then a pair of games against Post 31 Rutland at St. Peter's Field on Sunday.

The final home game for Post 13 is July 18 against Brattleboro.

Castleton jerseys for sale

CASTLETON — With new jerseys slated to be worn starting in the 2017 season, the Castleton football program is inviting its alumni, fans, and community members to bid on game-worn Spartan football jerseys, with the proceeds benefitting the football team.

By visiting, interested bidders can choose from a list of 288 jerseys, with close to every number from 1 to 99 available in either white or green. The size of each jersey is listed in the title of the item, with sizes ranging from medium to 3XL.

The minimum bid accepted into the system is $50, and the auction is open until Friday, July 21, at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 shipping and handling charge added to all final bids, and only addresses within the United States can be entered as part of the process.

Money raised from this jersey auction will go towards the football program. Castleton opens the 2017 season at Plymouth State Saturday, Sept. 2, with the home opener one week later against Fitchburg State under the lights at Spartan Stadium.

Minutemen youth football signups

BENNINGTON — The Bennington Minuteman youth football program has open registrations at Tomasi's Sports. It's $50 to play for K through second graders for flag football. It's $75 to play for third fourth fifth and sixth graders for tackle football.

Any new players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate and their report card from last year. Returning players just need to bring their report cards.

Registration fee includes cash calendar entries. Practices start July 31 so don't wait because roster sizes are limited. For more information, go to or find us on Facebook under Bennington MAYAA Football.

Manchester soccer camp

MANCHESTER — During the week of July 17, Burr and Burton boys soccer coach Pete Mull will host a camp at Taylor Field. The camp runs from July 17 to 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The camp is for boys and girls from grades 6 through 9 and campers are asked to bring a soccer ball, cleats and shin guards, a water bottle and a snack.

Mull is the director of the camp and staff will include current Burr and Burton players and alumni.

This camp will focus on small-sided games featuring multiple touches on the ball. This is the quickest way to develop ball skills, tactical awareness, and team play. We will finish the camp with a skills challenge and tournament to which parents are encouraged to attend. This camp is especially recommended for players who plan on attending BBA. Burr and Burton has a proud soccer tradition that includes 15 state championships for both its girls and boys programs. This camp will not only introduce you to the soccer program, but also to your future classmates. We also welcome summer visitors to our camp.

Mull has a long pedigree leading the Bulldogs. In nearly 15 years of coaching at the varsity level, Mull's teams have been to the state finals four times and have won three state championships — including an undefeated season in 2012. He has won five Marble Valley League championships, and eight John James championships. He was named MVL coach of the year five times, and National Soccer Coaches Association Vermont State Coach of the Year for 2011. He has also served as a varsity girls goalkeeper coach for Dan DeForest. For 10 years, he served as youth soccer administrator and Coaching Director for Norshaft Youth Soccer in Shaftsbury.

For more information, he can reached at 802-779-3827 or by email at

Arlington soccer camp

ARLINGTON — Now in its 40th year, former Arlington coach John Werner will once again host the Arlington Soccer Camp this summer.

The camp takes place from July 31 to August 4 and is for players from first to ninth grade at the Fisher School fields in Arlington.

The camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon each day and costs $100 per player.

Staff for the camp have decades of experience. They include Werner, Mike Keough, Hooper Pickering, current Arlington boys varsity coach Todd Wilkins, Mike Lampron, current Arlington girls varsity coach Aaron Wood and selected Arlington high school players.

Campers are asked to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle each day. Balls can be ordered for $15 when registering.

To register, send a $50 deposit ($65 if ordering a ball) to John Werner, 276 Pickering Road, Arlington.

Youth soccer camp

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton varsity girls soccer coach Suzanne Mears is hosting a youth soccer camp starting on July 24.

The camp, which takes place at the Taylor Field across from the school, goes from July 24-28, every day from 8:30 a.m. to noon for boys and girls entering grades 1-3.

Campers are asked to bring cleats/turf shoes, shin guards, water bottle, soccer ball, snack, sunscreen, and a towel and bathing suit (TBD).

All campers will be provided with a camp t-shirt.

Campers will experience basic to advanced soccer fundamentals paired with interactive activities and games, all focused on enhancing the skills and abilities of the individual camper. Campers will also have the opportunity to cool off with some fun and water games. Our hope is to provide a fun, safe learning environment while increasing the campers confidence, knowledge and love of the sport.

For more information, contact Mears at


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