MAU, BBA set for New England Championships


BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony track team will be represented at a number of events at Saturday's New England Track and Field Championships in Saco, Maine.

Jack Haynes is seeded No. 22 in the 200m dash, with a qualifying time of 22.89 seconds.

Andrew Ponessi will be the No. 31 seed in the 400m, with a qualifying time of 52.75.

In the javelin, Gavin Johnson's qualifying mark of 152 feet, 10 inches is good for a 32nd seed.

Evan Page will be the 34th seed in the 800m with a time of 2:01.97.

The boys 4x100m relay team of Haynes, Johnson, Austin Martinka and Robert Cunningham are seeded No. 36.

On the girls side, Rebecca Crosier will be No. 31 seed in the 200m, with a qualifying time of 26.69.

Emma Salem will be the 32nd seed in 100m hurdles with a qualifying time of 16.80.

The girls 4x100 relay team of Crosier, Sadie Korzec, Jordan Mattison and Ella Cichanowski are the 33rd seed.

Mattison will also be the No. 34 seed in high jump.

Burr and Burton's Will Frank will be the 11th seed in discus and 32nd seed in shot put.

The Bulldogs' 4x100 relay team of Mia Grigsby, Rebecca Leili, Olivia Brand and Jasmine Rachele are the 34th seed.

The meet is set to start at 10 a.m. today at Thornton Academy.

VGA Scholarship Recipients

SHELBURNE — The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund in affiliation with the Vermont Golf Association, the Vermont State Women's Golf Association, the Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Vermont Professional Golfers Association, and the Vermont Seniors Golf Association announced its 2019 Scholarship Recipients.

Burr and Burton senior Julia Dapron, who will attend Stonehill College in the fall, was one of the recipients.

Visit their website at to view all of this year's recipients.

Scholarships are for up to four years that the recipient is enrolled in college. Applicant must be a resident of the State of Vermont, a high school graduate and must be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college/university or technical school of university grade. Some of the criteria used for selection are applicant's (not family) affiliation to the game of golf, school performance and overall financial need.

Since its inception the VGA Scholarship Program has awarded over 1.4 million dollars in scholarship contributions to more than 482 graduating seniors. They currently have 47 students receiving a total of $45,000. The VGASF is a non-profit organization that receives its funding through contributions from individuals, businesses, golf organizations, Vermont VGA Member golf courses and its annual Scholarship Scramble golf event. In addition, they have a bag tag program each year that depicts a hole from the course where the Vermont Am is being conducted. This year the Vt. Am. is being hosted by the Rutland Country Club.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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