SMS' Forehand wins freeski event in New Zealand

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STRATTON — Stratton Mountain School Freeskier Mac Forehand won the Junior World Championship title for Big Air in Cardrona, New Zealand this weekend. Forehand, a junior at SMS, was named to the U.S. Freeskiing Rookie Slopestyle Team this past May. Huge amplitude and progressive tricks, including a switch left triple 1620 and left double 1440 tail grab, propelled Forehand to the title, with a total of 185.00 points.

"I'm feeling amazing, I'm so happy to win," said Forehand. "On the second run I did a trick (switch triple cork 1620) I've only landed once before, so I was so happy to land that."

In 2018, Mac was the FIS Noram Cup Overall Champion, USASA Men's Open Class Slopestyle Champion, and the Junior National Champion in both Slopestyle and Big Air.

"Mac's win at Junior World Championships was nothing short of incredible. Mac's two best jumps — a forward left double cork 1440 blunt and a switch left triple cork 1620 with a safety grab — were perfectly executed and showed Mac's hard work. I am so proud of Mac and couldn't be happier for him. Words are hard to come by when describing the feeling when an athlete I've been working with for years is crowned the best in the world.

"I'm just so proud and excited to see what's next," stated Mac's coach, SMS Freeskiing Program Director, Jesse Mallis.

First annual Dorset Running weekend

DORSET — The inaugural Lost Cat 50K in Dorset, as part of the Nor'east Trail Runs, was won by Putney's Josh Fields, who completed the 31-mile distance in four hours, 32 minutes and 10 seconds. East Arlington's Daniel Rosenthal, a teacher at Mount Anthony, finished second in 4:51:44. Manchester's Kenneth Tyler was third, nearly 90 minutes behind in six hours, one minute and 42 seconds. Michael Rosenthal, the oldest competitor in the field at 75, completed the course in 7:07:03.

Arlington's Greg Rems won the half-marathon that took place, finishing the 13.1-miles in 1 hour, 50 minutes and 52 seconds. Chris Conte from Manchester was a few minutes behind in 2:02:32.

Killington Cup tickets on sale

KILLINGTON — Killington Resort announced that tickets for the 2018 Killington Cup will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. at killington.com.

Slated to take place November 23-25, the World Cup will once again bring the women's giant slalom and slalom races to Vermont and is expected to attract U.S. Ski Team superstar Mikaela Shiffrin to compete against the best women's technical alpine skiers in the world.

"The Northeast has an incredible passion for world class alpine skiing and we are thrilled to once again offer free-access viewing areas so we can continue to inspire the next generation of alpine ski racers. With the community's support, we're looking forward to again showcasing Killington and the state of Vermont to the international ski audience this year," says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort and Pico Mountain.

In addition to an already action-packed, fun-filled weekend, Killington Resort will host free concerts throughout the weekend. Additional entertainment includes the World Cup Festival Village, fireworks, parades and a Friday night bib draw featuring top athletes.

"It's an honor and a pleasure to welcome the best women ski racers in the world back to Killington for the third year," says Herwig Demschar, chair of Killington's World Cup Local Organizing Committee. "Spectators will be treated to a weekend of exciting racing, as well as music and entertainment, ensuring it will be a party not to be missed. This year, we are hoping to make history by breaking attendance records, showing the world how New England fans support their favorite ski racing stars!"

BBA Hall of Fame inductions

MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton's 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame of Awards and Alumni Recognition Awards will be presented on Oct. 13 at the Riley Center for the Arts at 4 p.m. during Alumni Reunion weekend.

Don't miss one of the most celebrated events of the year as we induct alumni athletes, coaches, artists, community leaders, and faculty and staff into Burr and Burton's Hall of Fame.

Join them for this event and others that will be going on during Burr and Burton's Alumni Reunion Weekend 2018 scheduled for October 12-14, 2018.

Visit www.burrburton.org/alumni for more information and to register or contact Pauline de Laszlo at 802-549-8277 or pdelaszlo@burrburton.org for more information or a copy of the Reunion brochure.

Casey Strong 5K next month

DORSET — The inaugural We Are Sandy Casey Strong 5K will take place on September 22 at Burr and Burton Academy.

The race, named for Sandy Casey, a Dorset native killed in the Las Vegas shooting last year, will raise money for the Dorset School. The 5K will start at 9 a.m., with a half-mile fun run for kids starting at 8:30 a.m.

Register at: www.runsignup.com/race or register on September 21 st at Zen Revolution in Manchester Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The $25 entry fee includes a t-shirt.

If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Tracy Carey at tracycarey2014@gmail.com or 802-379-3576.

Volunteers needed for bike event

PERU — Do you enjoy being outdoors, helping encourage cyclists as they ride through the beautiful New England area? We are in need of additional help the day of the BART Adaptive Sports Center's No Limits Bike Event on September 15.

For more information, send an email: programs@bartadaptive.org or call (802) 384-4032 for further information on specific details.

Vermont Veterans golf tournament set for Sept. 5

MANCHESTER — The Vermont Veterans Golf Tournament Committee is hosting its 7th annual tournament on Sept. 5 at Manchester Country Club.

The tournament was born with the intention of focusing awareness on the needs of Vermont's wounded combat veterans and it has evolved into an event that continues with raising awareness and now also raises money to assist veteran's organizations providing services to all Vermont's veterans. Since the first tournament in 2012, the Committee has raised over $240,000 with 100 percent of our sponsor donations being distributed to organizations serving Vermont's Veterans.

Among the organizations receiving the donations include The Vermont Veterans Home, Bennington County Meals on Wheels, The Dodge House, Veterans Outreach and Family Resource Center, Purple Hearts Reunited, and Habitat for Humanity as funds to assist a veteran with the ability to purchase a

home. In 2017, the tournament donated a total of $23,600 to assist these organizations. These donations have allowed the organizations to provide more services to our veterans.

We have seen that veterans return to civilian life with a number of challenges, among those medical and psychological needs, including drug and alcohol rehab. Others need food and nutritional support, to re-connect with family members, and assistance with referrals for other services. Transportation, preparation of applications and resumes, and job placement are primary needs. Veterans also make up nearly 9 percent of our homeless population nationwide.

To donate, go to www.vtww.org, and click on the 'Donate' tab, print out the application and send it in to help support Vermont's veterans.

If you would like to enter a team into the tournament, click on the 'Register' tab, print out the application and send it in, entry fee is for three golfers and sponsoring a veteran as the fourth golfer. We will pair a veteran with each team.

The tournament will begin at 11 a.m. with lunch and opening ceremonies followed by a day of golf. After the golf, there is a banquet to honor our guests. Each golfer will receive a commemorative golf shirt, hat, and challenge coin.

For more information please visit our website, www.vtww.org or email us at committee@vtww.org.

Charbonneau Golf Tournament

MANCHESTER — The Jeffrey Charbonneau Memorial Golf Tournament is set for October 7.

Tee off at noon at Manchester Country Club. To register your foursome contact Dennis Filippi - dfilippi@burrburton.org.

Registration costs $125 per player and all proceeds benefit the Burr and Burton Academy varsity hockey program.


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