Archive - Jul 18, 2012 - Sports Article
SOUTH BURLINGTONâ€“The 14-U OEC Lightning packed up their gear and headed over to Chittenden County as the Orleans County representatives in the 14-U Babe Ruth State Baseball Tournament.
The Lightning, a collection of some of the top ball players in this area in that age group, did not have a good showing, losing their first two games to exit the tourney earlier than most expected.
Game one kicked off at 11:00 AM on Saturday as OEC squared off against Suburban, a team representing Winooski and Colchester.
â€śItâ€™s right over you!â€ť Those were the words from the Newport City Police Dispatcher, when we called in to see how far away the thunderstorm was. The violent, spot storm that hit us immediately, without warning, with gale force winds and lightning less than 4 miles from Newportâ€™s Gateway Center put an end to Ray Gandyâ€™s historic attempt to be the first person to complete a 50 mile international swim, double crossing Lake Memphremagog, from Newport to Magog and back.