Rutland's Hull finishes 3-peat in Vermont Amateur


RUTLAND — Rutland Country Club golfer Drake Hull's streak of wins looked to be in trouble, heading into the final round of the Vermont Amateur Championships, as he was only tied for first, instead of a sole grasp on the top of leaderboard.

But Hull came through with a 4-under last round and that clinched his third consecutive Vermont Am title.

The top local finisher was Mount Anthony Country Club's Cory Jozefiak, who finished the tournament at 9-over to take a tie for seventh place.

MACC's Taylor Bellemare and Stephen Carknard and Ekwanok's Paul Heffernan all tied for 17th, finishing their tournaments at 19-over.

Aaron Wood of MACC finished in 36th place after a tournament where he shot 29-over.

Post 13 tops Post 31

BENNINGTON -- The Post 13 American Legion baseball team picked up a big win over Post 31, winning 4-3 Thursday night.

Brodie Krawczyk came up with the game-winning hit for Bennington, following an Andrew Stevens single with two outs and Will Buck walk.

Krawczyk drove in Stevens with a hit to left field to win the game.

Jack Lane started for Post 13 on the mound and Dylan Babson picked up the win in relief.

McCarthy wins at Vermont Summer Festival

EAST DORSET — Ireland's Kevin McCarthy has been knocking on the door of a win recently, and that win came in the $10,000 Manchester Designer Outlets Welcome Stake on Thursday in the Vermont Summer Festival

McCarthy, 42, and Catch A Star HHS were the final pair to jump from a field of 38.

Catch A Star HSS's speed turned heads during opening week of competition and impressed again when the mare stopped the clock double-clear in 27.06 seconds.

McCarthy stole the win by only fractions of a second from runner-up Kirk Webby of New Zealand.

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.

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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

Castleton coach hosts camp

MANCHESTER — Castleton University's soccer coach John O'Connor and his assistants are hosting a Soccer Skills Clinic geared towards boys and girls entering grades 2-8, whose goal is to play middle school and junior varsity soccer in the fall.

There will be two sessions, one that started Monday and runs through Friday and another from July 29 to August 2 at Dana Thompson Rec Park's Eckhardt Field.

Grades 2-5 will go from 8:30-11:30 a.m., while grades 6-8 will go 1-4 p.m and the camp will run rain or shine.

The cost to participate is $150 and includes three hours of college-level coaching and a reversible practice jersey.

Scrimmages, drills and goalkeeping will be the mainstay of the clinic.

For those attending the morning session, an extended day is available. Campers will be brought over to the Rec Park Staff at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch is not provided so campers must bring their own lunch, snacks, as well as a bathing suit and towel.

There is an extra fee of $50 for residents and $70 for non-residents.

To register contact Nikki Dexter at 802-768-9072 or 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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