MAU, BBA compete at New Englands
A pair of relays, the 4x100 and 4x800, represented the Patriots. In the first race of the day, MAU's team of Evan Page, Cooper Mason, Shawn Tobin and Mattheu Longtin finished in 8 minutes, 41.06 seconds, go for 26th out of 30 teams competing.
"They may not achieved their meet goal, but as a group they have achieved more than they ever thought was possible 6 months ago," said MAU track coach Amanda Mullen. "I'm going to miss this 4x800 team because they work as a group. If one person is hurting, everyone else picks it up that much more. In a sport that is very individual it was nice to see the support that these boys gave each other daily."
The MAU 4x1, featuring the team of Gavin Johnson, Jack Haynes, Austin Martinka and Skyler Hoyt, finished 34th in 46.62 seconds.
"The 4x100 team is just starting. Our handoffs were almost flawless at states last week and all week in practice. The boys' speed was there on Saturday, but the timing was just a little off," Mullen said. "This is another group that just clicks. They know exactly what they need to work on every day and they get it done. While the handoffs were not flawless this time, they proved again that they can react quickly."
Some members of the team have one more meet remaining, the decathlon at UVM starting June 18. The event consists of 10 different disciplines to see who is the best track athlete in the state.
Three Burr and Burton athletes also qualified for the regional championships, with the best finish from junior Will Frank, who was 21st out of 31 competitors in the discus throw, with a heave of 134 feet, 6 inches.
Ian Maier was 24th overall in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.58 and DJ Mulroy was 30th in the javelin with a throw of 131 feet, 10 inches.
BENNINGTON — Southern Vermont College athletics will be running two camps this summer for those interested.
SVC will have a basketball camp, running from June 25-28 and August 6-11 for boys and girls entering second through 11th grade.
The camp 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 9am-5pm Friday and Saturday and 9am-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 www.svcathletics.com to sign up for either camp.
Ken Baker weekend
HOOSICK, N.Y. — The 11th annual Coach Ken Baker weekend will take place on June 15-16 with different events around Hoosick Falls.
There will be a 3-on-3 basketball tournament starting at 8:30 a.m. at the school and a golf tournament at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, with the first group at 8 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m.
At night, there will be a social event starting at 5 p.m. at Brown's Taproom in Walloomsac with the band Nina's Brew with former Hoosick football player Mike Brewster as the entertainment.
The weekend is in honor of former Cambridge and Hoosick Falls coach Ken Baker, who died in 2008 after decades of coaching in both communities. For more information on the weekend or the Ken Baker scholarship, go to www.coachbakerfund.org.
H.F. youth football and cheer signups
HOOSICK, N.Y. — The Hoosick Falls youth football and cheer signups are going on for next season.
The cost for flag (Kindergarten to second grade) is $50, while Junior and Senior tackle (third through sixth grade) is $100. For the cheer, the cost is $50. Birth certificates are needed to sign up for Junior and Senior tackle.
For questions, contact Tiffany McMahon at 518-308-3108 or Chris Glover at 518-703-3722.
Southshire Soccer Sign Ups
Southshire Youth Soccer has started signup for kindergarten thru sixth grade for the 2018 fall soccer season on June 1.
For information and to register go to www.southshireyouthsoccer.org. For specific questions write firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mick Goldsmith at 447-0241.
Youth football camps
BENNINGTON — There will be three football camps in the area coming up in July.
The camps will take place at Hoosick Falls Central School and Burr and Burton Academy from July 9-12 and at Storm Stadium at Lower Willow Park from July 16-19 from 5 to 8 p.m. each night.
Camps will include positional work, passing and running drills and 7-on-7, and more with coaches from some of the top colleges in New England, along with graduates from local high schools including Burr and Burton, Mount Anthony and Hoosick Falls.
The cost for the camps are $100 before June 1 and $125 after June 1. For more information, go to sparxxathletics.com
Pickleball in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — If you like to play ping-pong, tennis, racquetball, squash or badminton then you will like the fun and fast growing game of pickleball.
Come to the CCS gym on Friday evenings from 6-8pm and on Sundays from 12-2.
Times and days will be changing once school is out so call or email Mary Bates Muckle at email@example.com or 802-681-6231 to confirm or have your questions answered. If you've never played then you have no bad habits! so come give it a try.
Bring sneakers and wear clothes you like to move around in. There will be racquets to borrow.
Support National Pickleball month and come and learn to play the game at CCS. Ages 16 + are welcome.
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