Vermont boys tie, girls fall at Twin State

CASTLETON — At the Twin State soccer games at Castleton University on Saturday, the Vermont girls lost 1-0 and the boys tied 1-1.

In the girls game, New Hampshire's Danielle Desruisseaux of Bishop Brady High School scored in the first half to notch the lone goal.

Local players Aimee Frank (Arlington), Kaiden Gauthier (Mount Anthony) and Emily Bleakie (Burr and Burton) all played for the Green Mountain State, while BBA coach Suzanne Mears led the Vermonters.

The boys' game ended in a 1-1 tie. Taylor Silverstein gave New Hampshire the lead early in the second half, but Enosburg's Noah Swainbank scored to equalize.

On the boys side, BBA's Ben Stewart played and won the 12th man award, while Mount Anthony coaches Mike Molloy and Jeremy Neill led the Vermont team.

New Hampshire improved to 18-13-5 in the girls' game and 18-17-9 for the boys.

Vermont soccer officials sought

MANCHESTER — Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate varsity and sub-varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend one of two trainings in Southern Vermont. The first training is at the Black River High School cafeteria on Monday, August 6 at 6-9 p.m. with a follow up field practice on a later date. The second training is being held at Rutland High School on August 23 from 1-6 p.m.

The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. Interested men and women should contact Gary Blodgett at or call 802-558-3147.

The cost of the program is $75, which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year. More information can be found at

Southshire youth soccer

BENNINGTON — Southshire Youth Soccer registrations will end on July 31, in order to allow the league to schedule games with other local towns. All 4th, 5th and 6th graders who want to play soccer in the fall must be registered by the end of July. Kindergarten through 3rd grade players need to be registered by August 10th.

To register, go to or with questions email

Soccer Skills Clinic

MANCHESTER — The John O'Connor Soccer Skills Clinic is coming up at the end of July.

Castleton University's head soccer coach John O'Connor and his assistants are holding a clinic geared towards boys and girls ages 12-16 whose goals are to play Middle School and JV soccer in the fall. The clinic will focus on ball skills, strategy and goal keeping. Scrimmages, drills, and goal keeping will be the mainstay of the clinic.

The clinic will run from July 30 to August 3 and costs $175 to attend.

Each day the clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon.

Summer track meets

BENNINGTON — There will be three more family track meets coming up this summer.

The meets will be held at Mount Anthony and the Zemianek Track on the next three Tuesdays, July 24, July 31 and August 7.

The meets will start at 5 p.m. and will have different events. FAT timing will be used. There is no cost to compete, but there will be a donation jar to help support some local families.

All ages are welcome. Parents are responsible for their child.

For more information, contact Amanda Mullen at

Vermont Summer Festival

EAST DORSET — The 25th annual Vermont Summer Festival officially kicked off a milestone season with six weeks of family-friendly hunter, jumper, and equitation competition slated to run for six weeks through August 12 at Harold Beebe Farm in East Dorset.

The Vermont Summer Festival offers an innovative competition schedule on all-new Kruse Cushion Ride (KCR) footing installed in competition, schooling, and lunging rings this spring. From the short stirrup ranks to Saturday grand prix events, the Vermont Summer Festival offers something for all levels in the heart of southern Vermont.

Highlighting top show jumping competition, the first five Saturdays of the 2018 Vermont Summer Festival feature a fan-favorite $30,000 Grand Prix. The $50,000 Vermont Summer Celebration Grand Prix closes out the season during the sixth and final week of competition on Saturday, August 11. Also featured in the all-inclusive schedule is the popular "Equitation Tuesdays" and weekly $5,000 3'3" NEHJA Hunter Derbies each Thursday, culminating with a $15,000 offering in week six.

Competition at the 2018 Vermont Summer Festival runs weekly from Wednesday through Sunday, beginning each day at 8 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children from Wednesday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, admission is $9 for adults and $5 for children with 100% of all gate proceeds benefiting The Dorset School, Manchester Community Library, and the Rotary Club of Manchester.

For more information on the Vermont Summer Festival, please e-mail or visit

Arlington soccer camp

ARLINGTON — Registration for the 41st annual Arlington Soccer camp has begun.

The camp will take place from July 30 to August 3 from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the Fisher Elementary field. Arlington coaches including Aaron Wood, Mike Keough, Todd Wilkins, Hooper Pickering, Mike Lampron and some Arlington varsity soccer players will be a part of the camp staff.

The camp is for players going into first through ninth grade.

The cost of the camp is $100 and campers are asked to bring a ball, shin guards and a water bottle each day.

To register, go to and download the registration form and send a $50 deposit to Judy Werner, 276 Pickering Road, Arlington, VT 05250. The balance is due on the first day of camp.

SVC camps

BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College athletics will be running a second basketball camp this summer for those interested.

The camp will take place from August 6-11 for boys and girls entering second through 11th grade and will run Monday through Thursday and each session runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Individual participation and instruction in all phases of skill development and team play will be maximized. Campers are asked to please bring a lunch; concessions and pizza sales will also be available for purchase.

All camp sessions will be conducted in the Southern Vermont College Mountaineer Athletic Center with locker room and weight training facilities. The MAC is located on the SVC campus on the slopes of Mount Anthony overlooking Bennington.

The camp director is Mountaineers women's basketball coach Christin Gowan with current SVC players from both the men's and women's team as staff.

The camp costs $200 per week.

SVC will also be hosting an overnight girls volleyball camp from August 3-5 for girls entering their junior year in high school or above.

The camp will run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday.

This camp will be run by Coach Patrick Robidoux and multiple members of the SVC women's volleyball team and every camper will leave with a SVC Volleyball Camp t-shirt.

The volleyball camp costs $200.

Visit to sign up for either camp.

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