SMS skiers make U.S. XC ski team


STRATTON — On Wednesday, U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced the 20 athletes who will be on the U.S. Cross Country Ski Team for the 2019-20 season.

A handful of Stratton Mountain School skiers made the cut.

SMS Elite Team's Simi Hamilton highlights the men's A team, along with Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center's Erik Bjornsen

SMS Elite Team has two skiers on the women's A team, as Jessie Diggins and Sophie Caldwell are on the squad. They'll be joined by Alaska Pacific University Nordic Center's Sadie Bjornsen and Rosie Brennan.

SMS Elite's Julia Kern is on the women's B team, while Ben Ogden is on the men's D team.

The World Cup season gets going on November 29 in Ruka, Finland, and the SuperTour season gets going on December. 6 in Canmore, Alberta.

MAYAA basketball registration

BENNINGTON — Online registrations are wrapping up for MAYAA Basketball, which is open to boys and girls in grades 1 through 6.

Online registrations should be filled out by today and can be done by visiting

The cost is $40 per player or a maximum of $70 per family.

There will be a boys 6th grade travel team this year. If you are interested in that, complete the registration and there will be a tryout tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m. at Mount Anthony Union Middle School.

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New England Colonials looking for players

RUTLAND — The NEC International Basketball Club is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary Ambassadors Tour.

The club has been invited to visit and play by teams in Europe and Dubai in April 2020.

The team is looking to enroll ten Vermont high school players (boys in grades 9-12) for this ten-day tour.

This is a competitive tour for players with JV and varsity experience and a sense of adventure.

The Vermont Colonials will begin its tour in Luxembourg City where they will represent the USA in the annual Sparta Bertrange Easter Tournament which draws teams from around the world. After games in Frankfurt, Germany, the team will fly on to Dubai where they will be hosted by the Greenfield International School.

The NEC International Basketball Club is a nonprofit, volunteer-run program that has as its central purpose the support and encouragement of international friendship and understanding between New England student-athletes and their peers around the world. Our Colonials fundraising program has helped numerous New England players raise all or most of the money needed to cover their tour expenses.

For additional information about the Colonials international basketball tour, please contact the team by email at or call Coach Mike Wood at 802-236-8453.

Interested players must have parental permission to contact them.


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