MAU, BBA compete at New England track meet

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SACO, Maine — Despite some injury and sickness, a handful of members from the Mount Anthony track team competed at the 74th annual New England outdoor track and field meet at Thornton Academy on Saturday.

Gavin Johnson, battling illness in the week between states and New Englands, participated in a pair of events, the javelin and the 4x100 relay. In the javelin, Johnson was 23rd overall out of 31 throwers with a heave of 151 feet, 8 inches. In the 4x100, with teammates Austin Martinka, Jack Haynes and Robert Cunningham, Johnson was the third leg of the relay that finished 26th out of 30 in a time of 45.51 seconds.

Freshman Andrew Ponessi, dealing with an injury, competed in the 400 meters, finishing 28th in a time of 52.60 seconds. Evan Page was 26th in the 800 meters and Haynes was 24th in the 200 meters.

On the girls side, the top finish came from the 4x100 relay. The team of Sadie Korzec, Jordan Mattison, Ella Cichanowski and Rebecca Crosier were 25th out of 29 in a time of 52.66 seconds. Emma Salem was 29th in the 100-meter hurdles in 19.05 seconds, while Crosier was 29th in the 200 in 27.39.

Five Burr and Burton athletes went to Maine for the regionals, led by senior Will Frank. Frank competed in the discus and shotput, finishing 20th out of 32 in the discus with a throw of 136 feet, 5 inches — good for second out of the Vermont contingent. In the shot, Frank was 27th with a throw of 42 feet, 9 inches.

The BBA girls 4x100 relay was 26th, a single position behind the Patriots. The team of Mia Grigsby, Rebecca Leili, Olivia Brand and Jasmine Rachele crossed the line in 53.19 seconds.

Mount Anthony softball pitching clinic

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony softball alums Taylor Dicranian and Baylee Ports will host a pitching clinic tentatively starting June 22 at the Mount Anthony softball field.

All age groups are welcome to attend and costs $125 to pre-register for 10 sessions. Paying on the day of the first session is $150.

Depending on the ages of attendees, there may be a split by age group into two sessions.

Dicranian, now a freshman at Sage College of Albany, is the school record holder for wins at Mount Anthony with 48 and pitched for the Patriots for four seasons, all reaching the final.

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Ports, a 2015 MAU alumni, was the Gatorade player of the year in 2015 and went 45-5 in four years for the Patriots. Ports attended and played softball for Division I Fairleigh Dickinson, graduating this May.

For more information on the clinics, contact Dicranian at 802-733-5944 or email

LTS basketball camps

DORSET — Long Trail School will run two basketball camps this summer during the week of July 8-12.

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Camps are being offered for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

The program will run from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and costs $150. LTS basketball campers will fully enjoy Long Trail School's new, state-of-the-art Fieldhouse.

Basketball camp director/coach Mike Olson and coach Rob Leary are excitedly planning the program's schedule.

Campers will focus daily on individual offensive skills including shooting, passing, and ball handling. Concepts of offensive and defensive team play will be incorporated into 3-on-3 and 4-on-4 competitions. Full and half-court scrimmages will improve the participants' game.

To register or for more information, go to or contact Basketball Camp Director Mike Olson at 802-359-2149.

With 35 years experience as a Division I, II, and III college basketball coach, and most recently as head basketball coach at Kimball Union Academy, Olson has conducted basketball clinics and camps throughout the United States and Europe and served as head coach for the USA Select U-18 team from 2014-2016.

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Rob Leary, a Northshire native, has worked with local basketball teams extensively. Having played basketball for MEMS and Burr and Burton, Leary has 25 years of coaching experience at the middle and high school levels.

Arlington youth soccer

ARLINGTON — Fall youth program sign-ups are open for Arlington soccer club.

Players on travel teams Grades 4-6 need to be signed up by July 1.

Sign up before June 15 before the late fee is applied.

The Arlington Youth Soccer League was founded in 1975 by late AMHS Coach John Werner, and was made up of 45 boys in that first season. It was one of the very first youth soccer programs in the state of Vermont.

Southshire youth soccer

WOODFORD — Southshire Youth Soccer is now accepting registrations for players entering kindergarten thru sixth grade in the Fall of 2019.

For information and to register go to

For specific questions email or call Mick Goldsmith at 802-447-0241.


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