Southshire Roller Derby set to play Worcester on Saturday


NORTH BENNINGTON — Southshire Roller Derby opens its fifth competition season on Saturday at the Reynolds-Gilchrest Rink in Hoosick Falls.

The doors will open at 4 p.m. with a Southshire Junior Roller Derby expo at 5:15 p.m. and first whistle of Southshire against Worcester at 6 p.m.

This is the second game of the season for Southshire, having won against the Mid-Hudson Misfits, 165-162 in April.

There will be a beer garden on site and food available by Farmer's Feed Bunk.

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Post 31 beats Post 13

RUTLAND — The Post 13 Bennington American Legion baseball team dropped a 6-4 contest to Post 31 Rutland Thursday night.

Caleb Hay started on the mound for Post 13 and Brodie Krawczyk came on in relief.

Casper Rowe and Bailey Cross scored runs in the second inning for Bennington.

Rutland took the lead in the third with three runs.

Krawczyk scored in the fourth and Will Buck scored in the sixth to take a one-run lead.

Post 31 answered with three runs in the sixth to cut the game away.

Ethan Senecal picked up a save for Post 31.

Post 13 drops to 9-10 and plays White River Junction in a doubleheader Saturday at Maxfield.

Stratton Golf Outing

STRATTON — The Stratton Community Foundation held a charity golf outing last Friday in support of the mission to care for children in Southern Vermont living in economic hardship and providing basic necessities so that they are healthy.

The event brought out 86 golfers and 22 teams, who teamed with sponsors to raise $17,600 for the cause.

The top gross team was Team Casella, which included Randal Dapron, Julia Dapron, Jay Leech and Josh Trapeni.

Larry Wohler, Bob Sabol, Brian Petty and Mark Wade of Wohler Realty Group took second in team gross score.

Mark Kelly, Greg Prindle, John Coppola and Sean McCarty had the top net team score, while Kevin Theissen, Eryn Ryan,      Mark Reed and Jim Hewes were second.

John Sikes had the shot closest to the pin on the male side, while Diane Kerstein had the closest shot for the females.

Julia Dapron had the longest female drive and Carson Thurber had the longest male drive of the day.

Catamount 3-D competition

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

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.

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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.

VGA Scholarship Scramble

SHELBURNE — This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fundraiser.

Since 1964, the VGA Scholarship Fund has provided 482 Vermont male and female scholars associated with golf, 1.4 million dollars in scholarship to help further their education.

This year, the VGA currently has 47 students receiving scholarships through their program.

The annual VGA Scholarship fundraiser is their major fundraising event, taking place on August 8 at Proctor Pittsford Country Club.

They are seeking individuals and businesses interested in sponsoring a hole or fielding a team of four to play in the scramble itself.

Sponsorship options for the scramble include: a sign ($110) or a flag ($165), the sign or flag will include the sponsors information and will be on a tee or green during the round. The sponsor will receive the sign or flag after the event.

The field is open to the first 32 paid teams. Teams can sign up and pay online.

Teams may mail applications with $360 (payable to the VGA Scholarship Fund) to the VGA home office located at 145 Pine Haven Shores, Rd Suite 2172, Shelburne, Vt.

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 12:00 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,

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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