SMS' Lathrop, Poulter named to VARA team


STRATTON—Stratton Mountain School students Chloe Lathrop and Jay Poulter have been named to the Vermont Alpine Racing Association's 2020 team in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the 2018-2019 season.

The Vermont Alpine Racing Association (VARA) selects its annual team members in recognition of their achievements in a number of events throughout the prior season including the VARA State Championships at the U16 and U14 levels, the Vermont Cup Series, and the George Tormey VARA Spring Series as well as Eastern Championship races at the U14, U16, and U19 levels.

Lathrop, of Londonderry, VT, began the 2019 season with a pair of top-ten Slalom finishes at the National Performance Series at Burke Mountain alongside fifth and 16th place finishes in Giant Slalom at the same event. Later that month, Lathrop claimed gold both overall and among the U16 athletes at the Sugarbush Vermont Cup. She once again topped the podium at the VARA Sync Vermont Cup slalom final and later led SMS in the U16 Women's State Championship races, winning second in GS and fifth in SL. After taking sixth and seventh in a pair of SG races at Eastern Championships, Lathrop qualified for U16 Nationals, where she went on to finish 15th and 18th in Super G.

Vermont referee training

LUDLOW — Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate Varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend the last remaining training session in Southern Vermont.

The last referee training will be at White River Unified High School in South Royalton, on August 24 at 8:30 a.m.

The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. You also receive follow up support and a mentor. The cost of the program is $75, which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year, the training, and insurance.

For more information, contact Gary Blodgett at or 802-558-3147.

Sage boys basketball clinic

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sage College is hosting a Columbus Day basketball clinic for boys on October 14.

The clinic is open to boys aged 10 to 17.

There is free early drop off and late pick up options available.

You can register online at

Please contact Brian Barnes at 518-292-1969 or by email for more information.

Ski World Cup tickets

KILLINGTON — Tickets for the 2019 Killington Audi FIS Women's Ski World Cup are on sale now, giving winter sports fans the opportunity to see U.S. Ski Team athletes and Olympic medalists racing at Vermont's Killington Resort.

Olympic and World Champion Mikaela Shiffrin will be among those racing at Killington this Thanksgiving weekend.

Along with the ticketed seating, Killington will once again offer free access for spectators.

St. Peters golf tournament

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BENNINGTON — Saint Peters Church is hosting a nine-hole golf tournament at Mount Anthony Country Club on Saturday, September 28 at 1 p.m.

The tournament costs $70 to take part and includes a cart, along with gifts and prizes and gathering after the tournament.

Singles, doubles, three or foursomes are welcome to compete.

For more information, call 802-447-0119.

U-16 Greylock Thunder softball

ADAMS, Mass. — The Under-16 Greylock Thunder travel softball team fall ball registration is open now and runs until Sunday.

There will be a in-person registration on August 25 from 9-11 a.m. at Russell Field with U-16 coaches.

The Greylock Thunder fall ball program is open to all players from any league that doesn't offer a similar program or that are looking for a different softball experience.

This is a great opportunity to just play softball to help stay in the game or for preparing yourself for the upcoming 2020 Summer Travel/Tournament Season.

Players interested in playing summer travel ball are welcome as well.

There is an $80 fee to play.

Please contact Bill Bird at 413-358-5039 or with further questions.

Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER — The 28th Annual Win Hoyt Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, September 18 at the Ekwanok Country Club.

Registration opens at 11 a.m., lunch is at 12 p.m. and players tee off at 12:30 p.m.

The tournament is named in memory of Win Hoyt, a long-time Manchester resident and former Director of the Chamber.

In 1970, Win took over the Caddie Scholarship Program at Ekwanok and provided leadership until his death in 1989.

Proceeds will be divided equally between Bennington County Habitat for Humanity and the Manchester Community Library.

Cost to play is $150; sponsorship opportunities are available at different levels.

For more information, to reserve a team or be paired up with a foursome, please contact Bennington County Habitat, 802-367-1000,


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