08/09/2014 03:00:00 AM EDT
Southern Vermont Spril Triathlon set for Aug. 24
MANCHESTER -- The 2014 Southern Vermont Sprint Triathlon will be held on Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. The triathlon begins at Hunter Park (Riley Rink) with an 8-mile bike to Emerald Lake with a 1Ž4 mile swim (out and back, close to the island), an 8-mile bike back to Hunter Park and a 3.4 mile run that finishes through the path from Rec Park to Hunter Park.
"The SVST is an event designed to introduce people to triathlons," said Stephen Murphy, the race director. He went on to say, "The reach is mostly local from Middlebury to Williamstown and Greenwich to Brattleboro. However, there are some people coming from out of the area as well. While triathlons have grown in popularity, it is unique to have one so close to home and at an affordable price. Most tris cost $75 or more."
To encourage more people to experience a triathlon, SVST is offering a 20 percent discount to students and teachers (please contact Hunter Park 802-362-0150 or firstname.lastname@example.org to verify eligibility for the discount).
The proceeds from the event go to support Hunter Park to develop as a more diverse facility that will offer more to the community both in terms of healthy, fun activities and as a draw for people to make Manchester and the area a travel destination.
For more information or to volunteer please contact Stephen Murphy or Vanessa Beattie at 802-362-0150 or email
’Storm’ soccer tryouts
BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Youth Soccer Association will hold sign-ups and try-outs for its fall soccer team, the Storm, on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Youth will be split into three age brackets: under 10, under 12 and under 14. Those trying out should wear shorts, a t-shirt, and cleats (if available).
Try-outs will be held at the West River Park on Rt. 30.
For more information, call Jeff Brewer at 802-254-4522.
Future try-outs will also be held on Aug. 25 and 27.
BUHS boys, girls soccer
BRATTLEBORO -- The BUHS Girls Soccer program will conduct tryouts beginning on Monday, Aug. 18, with a freshman only session running from 7 to 9 a.m.
Try-outs will continue on Monday with an evening session for all students in grades 9-12 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Practices will continue with double sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday (7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.). All Freshman can join the Monday afternoon session, but only some might be invited to stay for the Tuesday and Wednesday sessions (if the coaches determine that they are potential candidates for the JV or Varsity teams). The JV and Varsity teams will be selected at the end of Wednesday’s practices.
The JV and Varsity teams will continue practice with single 5 to 7 p.m. sessions on Thursday and Friday. Practices will be held on Fort Dummer Field.
For more information, contact Head Varsity Coach Edwin deBruijn (email@example.com) or Head JV Coach Jay Cudworth (Jay_Cudworth@wsesu.org).
Freshman Girls Soccer will conduct tryouts for all ninth grade participants who did not make the JV or Varsity team or did not attend the JV/Varsity tryouts. Practice will begin on Monday, Aug 25, at 3:30 p.m. on Fort Dummer Field. For more information, contact Head Coach Casey Blust (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The BUHS Boys Soccer program will conduct tryouts beginning on Monday, Aug. 18, for all ninth-twelvth grade students. Double Sessions will run Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. A single 5 to 7 p.m. session will continue on Friday. Practices will be held on Sawyer Field.
For more information, contact Head Varsity Coach Paul Sather (email@example.com) or Head JV Coach Mike Italia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Freshman Boys Soccer will conduct tryouts for all ninth grade participants who did not make the JV or Varsity team or did not attend the JV/Varsity tryouts. Practice will begin on Monday, Aug 25, at 3:30 p.m. on Sawyer Field.
For more information, contact Head Varsity Coach Paul Sather (email@example.com).
CVPWFL and Flag Football signups
WESTMINSTER -- The Connecticut Valley Pee Wee Football League is entering its 47th year of football and will have its yearly signups and try-outs on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., at the Bellows Falls Union High School.
Equipment issue will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. Children must wear shorts, t-shirts and sneakers to try-out. It is open to the students entering third through eighth grade.
There is now a third-grade team. Grades four through six participate in Pee Wee Football; Grades seven and eight participate in the Junior High Program.
You must attend one of the signup nights to register and players already in the league must attend one of these dates as well, or make arrangements by calling Glenn Gendron, 603-398-6216, or Ed Vancor, 802-376-5902.
The are no weight limits. Every child is welcome.
Again this year, Flag Football will be offered for younger players. The age groups are 4-7 years old. Signups will be at the same time as Pee Wee Football.
The cost for Pee Wee and Junior High will be $40 per child.
The cost for Flag Football will be $15 per child.
BUHS football practices to begin
BRATTLEBORO -- On Sunday, Aug. 10, the BUHS Football Staff will conduct an informational JV and Varsity Football meeting and equipment hand-out for the upcoming season. All potential candidates in Grades 10-12 and parents should attend this meeting, starting at noon in the BUHS Multi-Purpose Room.
Practices will begin on Monday, Aug. 11, with daily double sessions.
The morning practice will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and the afternoon practice will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
For more information contact Varsity Head Coach John Callahan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Freshman team will begin practices beginning on Monday, Aug. 18. Incoming freshman and their parents are asked to attend in informational meeting and equipment hand-out on Thursday, Aug. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. in the BUHS Multi-Purpose Room.
For more information contact Freshman Head Coach Luke Croxton at Luke_Croxton@wsesu.org.
BUHS field hockey, XC begins Aug. 18
BRATTLEBORO -- Practices for BUHS Field Hockey will begin on Monday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tenney Field.
Candidates entering grades 9-12 are reminded to have their consent and concussion awareness forms signed and completed along with any necessary updated medical information.
For more information, contact Coach Kelly Markol at Kelly_Markol@wsesu.org.
Cross Country practice for students entering grades 9-12 will begin on Monday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet on Freeman Track at the high school.
For more information, contact Head Coach John Dimick at email@example.com.