Sports Roundup

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - The Southern Vermont Storm posted a 13-9 win in a preseason game against the Glens Falls Green Jackets on Saturday.

Mike Woodson ran for 80 yards and a touchdown, while Nick Bennett intercepted two passes. Mike Stephens caught two passes for 60 yards and split time at quarterback with JC LeBarron.

The Storm begin their season on July 20.

Storm youth camp

BENNINGTON - The Southern Vermont Storm will hold its youth football camp for children ages eight to 14 on Aug. 5-8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home.

Former Mount Anthony football coach Jim Fischer will work with the campers, along with current Storm and Mount Anthony players. The camp costs $80 per child with a $30 discount for additional siblings. The registration deadline is July 28. Checks are payable to the Southern Vermont Storm and can be mailed to the team at 107 Rollin St., Bennington, VT, 05201. For additional information, call 802-681-9058.

Players will need to bring cleats, a mouth guard and shorts or football pants. Shoulder pads and helmets will be supplied by the camp.

Moonlight in Vermont

POWNAL - The popular "Moonlight in Vermont" Midnight Road Race and Community Ramble returns to Pownal the night of July 20, giving both runners and walkers the opportunity to enjoy a stroll in the light of the full moon.

The four-mile road race, now in its 14th year, begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley fire station on Route 7 in Pownal Center, with the non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble starting at 12:05 a.m.

The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads with luminaries positioned at regular intervals to keep runners on course.

Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, as well as the top three finishers in seven age categories. Additional prizes will be awarded to the fastest Pownal runner and to the youngest Pownal participant - and the individual judged "Most Visible in the Moonlight." Commemorative T-shirts will be given to pre-registered runners and walkers.

The road race is held on the Saturday night each July nearest to the full moon. Records for the course are held by Jonathon Volpi (21:18, set in 2007) and Suze West (25:57, established during the inaugural Moonlight run in 1998).

The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Department. The entry fee is $15 for pre-registration, and $18 on race night. BKVR members, students and Pownal residents receive a $3 discount. Check-in begins at 10:30 p.m. Applications are available at and the Solomon Wright Public Library.

For more information, contact, or call Acting Race Director David Durfee at 802-442-4414.

Arlington soccer camp

ARLINGTON - The 36th annual John Werner soccer camp will take place from July 22-26 for players from first to seventh grade. The camp goes from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day at the Fisher Elementary School fields.

Camp stuff includes Werner, the winningest boys soccer coach in Vermont history. Current Arlington coaches Mike Keough and Todd Wilkins, along with Arlington players will also attend.

The cost is $90 per child and $60 for each additional child. Each player is to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle every day. Soccer balls can be ordered for $15 with a registration.

There is also a senior camp for players in seventh to 12th grade from July 8-11. The camp runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School. Information: Call Werner at 802-375-6310 or visit johnwernersoccer .com to download the registration form.

Storm seeking players

BENNINGTON - The Southern Vermont Storm football team is seeking players and volunteers for coaching. They are also looking for people who may be interested in helping out at home games at Applejack Field in Manchester. For more information, call 802-681-9058.

Bennington Youth Soccer

BENNINGTON - Registration for the Bennington Youth Soccer League will take place on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Sports Center.

Registration for the BYSL is open to all residents of Bennington, Pownal, and Woodford with children who are in grades K-6. Those interested can also register online at Forms may also be picked up at Bennington Sports and Graphics on Main Street.

The cost for K-3 is $50 per child, while travel teams (4th to 6th grade) are $60 per child, and travel team players must have registration paid before July 31. Reduced fee scholarships are available.

Volunteer parents also needed as coaches.

World class soccer school starts in July

SHAFTSBURY - The World Class Soccer School returns to Shaftsbury for another summer, running July 8-12 at Howard Park.

The week-long camp, run by former MAU soccer star and current University of South Carolina head coach Shelley (Addison) Smith, teaches players ages five to 12 about the fundamentals of the game, working closely with their coach and camp directors.

At the end of the week, there is a World Cup parade and tournament play throughout the day.

Smith, the 2011 Southeastern Conference coach of the year, has led her team to five straight NCAA appearances and two SEC titles.

The cost for the camp is $105, which also includes a T-shirt and soccer ball. For more info, visit or call 803-777-1353.


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