June 28th, 2011
ORLEANS- Bottom of the last inning. Two outs. Bases loaded. Tie game. And the batter comes through with a game winning hit, much to the delight of the hometown crowd and teammates on the bench.
Virtually every kid has dreamed of this scenario playing whiffle ball in their backyard at some point or another, and on Monday night at Lake Region the Rangerâ€™s Haley Kennedy was livinâ€™ the dream. Kennedyâ€™s high chop infield hit scored Chelsea Poginy from third base, giving the Rangers a thrilling 7-6 come from behind victory over the Lyndon Aâ€™s.
ST. JOHNSBURY- Down by five runs entering the final inning, and weary from over four hours of play, the Lake Region Rangers Babe Ruth softball team rallied for seven runs to take a 17-15 decision over the St. Johnsbury Dodgers at Leonardâ€™s Field in St. J. Saturday afternoon.
The Rangers-Dodgers match-up was the second of a two-team doubleheader for the Rangers, who squeaked by the St. Johnsbury Red Sox 9-8 earlier in the day.
If you have driven by the NCUHS Varsity soccer field recently, you may have seen the new soccer dug-outs! The previous shelters had served their purpose well, and after almost 20 years the time had come to replace them. Rather than spend money on dug-outs of the same collapsible design, the decision was made to put the same money into permanent sheds. Gone are the days are setting up and breaking down the old structures, while the safety component of not having to move the solid but very heavy roof, will be well appreciated.
BARREâ€“The Lake Region Rangers girls Babe Ruth softball squad improved their summer record to 3-0 Wednesday, with a drizzly 12-6 victory over Barre.
Played in a constant mild rain, the Rangers jumped out to an early 8-3 lead. They would maintain that lead before the game was eventually called due to field conditions after five innings of play.
Hannah Leroux, Michelle Thibeault, and Whitney Poginy had two hits apiece for LR, while Alyssa Royer swiped a pair of bases and scored three times.
Thibeault picked up the win on the bump, allowing just three hits while striking out five.
The Lake Region Softball team was honored with three selections to the Mountain Leagueâ€™s first team, two selections to the second team, and one for the honorable mention team.
Junior Callie-Rae Cashin and seniors Paige Wells, and Danika Gallup were selected to the first team. Cashin in the outfield, Wells as a 2nd baseman, and Gallup at the designated hitter position.
Freshman catcher Corrina Cota and sophomore outfielder Whitney Poginy made it on the second team, while junior short-stop Emily Comins received an honorable mention.
MONTREALâ€“After two complete innings of play it looked like Orleans Red Sox from Ontario was going to run away with the championship game as they had amounted a 14-3 lead over the North Country Heat from Vermont. However, displaying an excellent example of a "never say die" spirit, the North Country Heat began there comeback. In the third inning the Heat would score ten runs and then in the fourth inning they would go onto score another seven more runs to take a 20 - 14 lead that they would never relinquish.