Parker wins 11th VSWGA Senior Championship


DORSET — Ekwanok golfer Reggie Parker continued to build upon her storied legacy in the Vermont State Women's Golf Association Senior Championships, with her 11th tournament win Friday afternoon.

Parker shot a 13-over for the tournament on a 72-par course. She shot a 77 on the first day of action Thursday and an 80 on Friday.

Parker had a strong front nine holes Friday with two birdies in the first three holes. She struggled a bit on the back nine, but her lead was insurmountable to the rest of the competition.

She ended up winning by five strokes over Williston's Golf Club's Jeanne Morrissey.

A handful of other local golfers competed in the tournament.

Manchester's Country Club's Jennifer Shaw finished in ninth place with a tournament score of 27-over.

Dorset Field Club's Nancy Kendall also shot a 27-over.

DFC's Diane Spence finished 22nd with a 34-over score, while fellow DFC golfer Barbara Price was only a few spots behind with a 36-over and Thelma Pearson shot a 51-over.

Manchester's Sue Rees shot a 53-over for the tournament.

DFC's Lynn Babicka finished in 59th place with a 61-over and Tara Shannon was 62nd with a 64-over.

Suzanne Neville of The Golf Club at Equinox finished with a score of 75-over.

DFC won the Pat Job Cup with a score of 434.

Marauders compete in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — The Bennington Marauders swim team competed Tuesday afternoon against Springfield and Woodstock.

Seven swimmers had multiple individual wins on the day, with Zoey Zazzaro and Braeden McManus leading the way with four.

Abbie Trafton had three wins, while Ava Salvesvold, Sadie Obenauer, Greta Bitteker and Shay Callanan had two first-place finishes.

Catherine Bitteker won one individual race.

Bennington won in the girls 10-and-under 100 medley relay and the girls 12-and-under 200 medley relay during the early stages of the meet.

Those two age groups won their respective freestyle relays near the meet's conclusion as well.

The Marauders finished in second place for team scores on the girls side and third for the boys.

Ward wins at Vermont Summer Festival

EAST DORSET — Morgan Ward, of Milford, NJ, won her second $5,000 NEHJA Hunter Derby Thursday in the Vermont Summer Festival.

The derby course spanned two competition rings with both traditional hunter jumps and derby-style fences. From the first-round field of 32, the top 12 returned in reverse order of standing to decide the winner over a handy track.

After topping the derby during opening week riding Cypress, Ward again earned the highest score, this time riding Carpedi for owner Wolver Hollow.

Carrying forward an 85, Ward and Carpedi were best over the handy track, posting a score of 86 to finish on a high score of 171 for the win.

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Catamount 3-D competition

BENNINGTON — Catamount Bow Hunters is hosting an archery 3-D competition on Sunday, July 21.

Registration for the event runs from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

It costs adults $10 and youth $5 to register, with cubs getting in free with a paid adult.

There will be food and beverages available and members and non-members are welcome.

Catamount Bow Hunters is located at Route 7 South, Fuller Road West.

For more information, contact them at 802-442-3667 or visit their Facebook page.

SMS open training sessions

STRATTON—The Stratton Mountain School Nordic Program and the Elite SMS T2 Team will be hosting weekly training sessions each Thursday through August 8, and all ages are welcome. The training sessions will feature roller-skiing, hiking, ski walking, and a cookout, and additional workouts may be added throughout the summer.

SMS Nordic's Summer Training Program aims to get young athletes excited about Nordic Skiing in sessions led by members of the Elite SMS T2 Team — whose members, including Olympians Sophie Caldwell, Simi Hamilton, and Jessie Diggins, train in Stratton.

The program will be overseen by three-time U.S. Ski and Snowboard Coach of the Year, and former SMS Nordic Director, Sverre Caldwell.

For a full schedule, and to RSVP, find their "Summer BKL Training and Fun" on Facebook ( Please contact Sverre Caldwell ( with questions or for more information.

MAU coach hosts lacrosse camp

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony girls lacrosse coach Emily Cross is hosting a Southern Vermont girls lacrosse camp, set to go from July 15-18.

The camp is offered to girls in grades 3 through 9 and will be coached by Cross and other MAU girls lacrosse alumni.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day that week at Chesnut Field at Mount Anthony Union Middle School.

Registration for the camp costs $100.

Campers can expect individual skill building, team skills, new terminology, one-on-one evaluations and games/drills.

Campers should bring cleats, a lacrosse stick, a mouth guard, sun screen and water.

For more information, contact Emily Cross at (802) 688-3262, or by email at

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


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