June 23rd, 2011
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.
Junior camp 2011 has been a great way to kick off the summer this year! The main goal of the junior camp is to introduce the kids to the game of golf without the pressure of walking on the course as a first timer. Our main goal as instructors is to make sure the kids are having fun while working on their swing. Being a product of the junior camp myself, it really feels great to be able to give back to the game what it gave me as a junior golfer.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country Athletics got back to .500 with an 11-4 victory over Lake Region 1. The first five NC batters all reached base and then came around to score Ăźand the Athletics never looked back..
LR 1 made an attempt to get back into the game in the sixth inning, plating three runs in their half, but with one out reliever Shane Goodell came in to promptly retire the next two batters.
SOUTH BURLINGTON- Jean-Marc Isabelle, 74, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in the presence of his loving daughters after battling lung cancer. He passed peacefully into the arms of his Heavenly Father.
In his memory, there will be a memorial service held at St. Mary's Church, 191 Clermont Terrance, Newport, VT, on July 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. Please join us in celebrating his new life following the service at Le Belvedere Restaurant, 100 Main Street, Newport, VT.
Arrangements made in care of Stephen C Gregory & Sons Cremation Service, Shelburne, VT (802) 985-3523.
LYNDONVILLEâ€“ The OEC Kings American Legion baseball team swept the Burlington Lynx by scores of 4-2 and 6-5 at Skip Pound Field on the campus of Lyndon State College in the teamâ€™s home opening doubleheader on Sunday.
In game two, OEC shortstop Chris Sevigney ended a 12-inning marathon with a walkoff infield single to lift the Kings to 2-1 on the season.
June 15, 1931-June13, 2011
Richard Banker of Summerfield, Florida and Newport, Vermont died on June 13 after battling lung cancer for 10 weeks. Dick passed two days prior to his 80th birthday, peacefully under Hospice Care in his home surrounded by family in Summerfield.
Born Richard Elbridge Banker in Thetford Center, Vermont to Charles and Hilda Banker, Dick graduated from Thetford Academy in 1949 and immediately joined the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War Conflict. During his active and Reserve Service, Dick was a decorated Marine earning several honors.
NEWPORTâ€“In senior baseball action Sunday, the Newport Thunder Dogs defeated the Caledonia Bucks 6 to 5.
The Thunder Dogs jumped out to a 3 to nothing lead in the bottom of the 3rd inning with a walk to Jamie Fourner and base hits from Eric Trucott, Scott Burdick, Doug Oliver, and Brian "Bear" White.
The Bucks answered with a run in the 5th inning, but Newport got that run right back in the 6th when Oliver lead off with a double off the right center field fence, followed by a single by Bear and a fielderâ€™s choice RBI by Scott Wing.