Friday May 24, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro area Babe Ruth league is still looking for players to round out their rosters, and coaches to guide the teams.

The season begins Wednesday, June 5 and is for youth ages 13-15. All games will be held at Dummerston School Field, in East Dummerston.

Those interested or who want more information can call Wayne Wright at 802-380-0065, or Bev Wright at 802-257-4902.

Boys Lacrosse

Brattleboro 10, Keene 3

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro defeated Keene on Thursday night. Brennen Zolnoski got the Colonels on the board first (converting a pass from Nik Rancourt) and then fed Sam Seigel a minute later to put the Colonels on top 2-0.

The Blackbirds stayed in it early, tying the game at 2 before Conner Elliott-Knaggs’ goal at the 3:16 mark of the quarter gave Brattleboro a lead they would not relinquish.

Three goals each in the next two quarters gave the Colonels a 6-2 lead at the half, and a 9-2 lead after three quarters of play. Seigel, Zolnoski, Rancourt and Elliott-Knaggs all finished with two goals, while Devon Avery and Galen Finnerty added a goal apiece.

The win moves Brattleboro to 10-4. After playing their fifth game in ten days, the Colonels get a break, returning to action Wednesday, home versus Hartford at 7 p.m.

Hoops camp begins in June

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department is pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring the Hoop It Up Basketball Camp for children entering grades 2 through 7. The camp is scheduled for the week of June 18-21 and is held at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street.

The cost of the one week camp is $65 for Brattleboro residents and $80 for non-residents. To register, please stop by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 5 p.m.

For students in grades 2, 3, and 4, the camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will focus on the development of motor skills giving each child the opportunity to practice specific skills in a structured and fun setting. It is for youngsters who want to have fun while improving their basketball skills.

For students in grades 5, 6, and 7, the camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and will focus on the development of motor skills as well as provide opportunities to practice team skills in game situations. The camp is meant for boys and girls to improve their skills with ball handling, dribbling, passing, catching, and lay-ups.

Hoop It Up Basketball Camp is directed by Todd Bell and Jay Cudworth. Bell and Cudworth currently coach at BUHS and have a great staff. All counselors are present or past athletes attending BUHS or are involved in college basketball programs.

This camp consistently provides small camper to counselor ratio, helping to ensure plenty of individual attention and instruction, and allowing for plenty of positive encouragement in a fun, supportive environment. Each participant receives a free t-shirt.

For information, please call 802-254-5808 or visit brattleboro.org.

Running club

TOWNSHEND -- Danny Ballentine, a physician assistant at Grace Cottage Family Health, will be leading a running group that will meet throughout the summer on Saturdays, starting June 1, in Townshend.

Runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join this fun and free running club.

Participants will meet in front of the Grace Cottage Family Health Clinic, 185 Grafton Road, at 9:30 a.m.

"We will spend 10-15 minutes going over such topics such as nutrition, injury prevention, sleep, etc. All abilities are welcome, including walkers, with the goal being to work towards a future race or a personal goal," said Ballentine.

An avid runner, Danny’s own personal goal is to run a 100-mile race someday. He finished third in the Grace Cottage Hospital Spring Into Health 5K on May 11.

If you would like to sign up for the running group or get more information, email Danny at dballentine@gracecottage.org.