MAU's Brunache sets PR, finishes 9th at nationals

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mount Anthony freshman Isaiah Brunache set a personal best in shot put at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals track meet on Thursday.

His throw of 42 feet, eight inches was two feet better than his previous best — set at the Vermont Division I state championship two weeks ago — and netted him a ninth place finish in the event.

"Isaiah is really working on his footwork in the circle," said Mount Anthony coach Amanda Mullen. "During his warm-up, he had a throw that was even better than his PR."

Brunache fouled on his first shot, then had a throw of 41 feet, 11 inches for his second shot before his personal best throw. His ninth place finish left him seven inches short of reaching the finals.

Four of the top 10 finishers in the event were from New England.

Teammate Andrew Ponessi also competed, taking 49th in the freshman 400m race, with a time of 53.50 seconds.

"Andrew has had an incredible outdoor season and a great year," Mullen said. "He dealt with some [injuries] late in the season and he raced through it."

Ponessi started in lane 8, the farthest outside, unable to see the runners behind him.

"It's hard to drive 12 hours and then sprint as fast as you can," Mullen said. "But he was definitely excited for the experience."

MAU 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.

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 dicrat@sage.edu.

NCAA wrestling all-American to host clinic

BENNINGTON — The Catamount wrestling club will host Chance Marsteller for a clinic on June 28, 29 and 30 for kids from fourth to 12th grades.

There will be six sessions overall, the morning session will be from 10 a.m. to noon and the afternoon session will go from 1 to 3 p.m. The clinic will take place at the club, located on 334 Pleasant Street in Bennington.

The cost is $100 for all six sessions.

Marsteller was a 4-time Pennsylvania high school champion, going 166-0. Staying in state at Lock Haven University, Marsteller became an all-American this season, finishing third at 165 pounds.

For more information, call Paul Monick at 315-263-3517 or Brian Coon at 802-379-5461

Hoosick Falls hoop camp

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HOOSICK, N.Y. — Hoosick Falls basketball will host a camp on June 27 and 28, then July 2 and 3 at the Hoosick Falls Central School.

Led by coaches Eamonn DeGraaf, Chris Fleming, Kerry Branigan and Mike Lilac, the camp is open to kids from third to 12th grade.

The girls section goes from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while the boys are 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $40.

For more information, call 518-686-7321, ext. 1712.

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 www.longtrailschool.org/basketballcamp/ 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 6th grade in the Fall of 2019.

Southshire Soccer is open to players from Pownal, Bennington, North Bennington, Shaftsbury and Woodford.

For information and to register go to www.southshireyouthsoccer.org.

For specific questions write southshiresoccer@gmail.com or call Mick Goldsmith at 802-447-0241


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