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Archive - Jun 2013 - Sports Article

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June 27th

North Country Does It Again, Remains Undefeated in Tournament Play

June 28, 2013

NEWPORT-In what could only be called a shocker, North Country shut-out Lake Region in District Tournament play on Thursday.
Aidan Gariepy was dominant, getting the win for the maroon and blue.
His backstop Nick Bingham was a beast at the plate, driving in two runs in the third to break open what was a 2-0 game.
Oh, and he also yanked home as well.
With the win, North Country all but writes their ticket to the State Tournament.
Lake Region, who will be hosting States in Barton, already gets a bye into the Tourney.

North Country No-Hits Lake Region, Moves on to State Tournament

June 27, 2013

NEWPORT–With the sun shining bright, drying out a field that was soaked earlier in the day by rain, North Country amassed ten runs in the first four innings to defeat Lake Region 10-0 to advance to the Vermont State 10-U Cal Ripken Tournament.
David Lessard got the start for North Country, and he was on fire, striking out the first six batters he faced on twenty-nine pitches.
Lessard would get the offense started as well, drawing a first inning walk, stealing second and scoring on a double steal.

June 25th

North Country Cruises Past Northfield in 4 Innings

June 25, 2013

NEWPORT–With a steady drizzle making playing conditions less than ideal, the North Country 12-U baseball team quickly and efficiently disposed of Northfield 10- in four innings on Tuesday evening.
Aidan Gariepy paced the maroon and blue, blasting a three-run home run in the first for the game winning runs, and then ended the game with an RBI single in the fourth.
Much like the day before, Vermont State Cal Ripken Commissioner Bernie Gonyaw opened the day with a ceremonial first pitch.
Then North Country went to work.

North Country 10-U’s Take Down Lake Region 7-1

June 25, 2013

NEWPORT–Isaac Bliss hit a two-run home run in the first inning and his teammates would score five more runs in the fifth inning, as North Country bested Lake Region 7-1 to kick off the 10-U district tournament on Monday.
After darkening skies threatened to post-pone the start of the tournament, the sun made an appearance for the duration of the game, and the two teams were able to get their game in.
Vermont State Cal Ripken Commissioner Bernie Gonyaw threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and after that it was game on.

June 22nd

Sanville Sends Kings Home Victorious

June 23, 2013

NEWPORT-Orleans-Essex-Caledonia's Tyler Sanville drove home the game winning run in the 9th inning of the OEC v Franklin County Legion ball contest, allowing the home-county Kings to pick up a 7-6 win in their only scheduled appearance at Gardner Park.
Special thanks to Tammy LaCourse for the updates.
Looking ahead, the Kings will be in Burlington for a doubleheader on 6-23-13, and as info becomes available, it will be posted.
No details on Graciano's lower-body injury as of yet. For Kings' fans, hopefully it's not as bad as Bergeron's.

June 19th

Lake Region 1 Defeats North Country 10-4

June 19, 2013

The Lake Region Babe Ruth 1 Team came away with a convincing 10–4 win over Newport on Tuesday night thanks to timely hitting, good solid defense and strong pitching from Denver Bodette.
Newport had one bad inning, the third, where they gave up 7 unearned runs on physical & mental errors that lead to there down fall.
A bright spot for Newport was the pitching of Caleb Lanoue and T.J. Santaw, with both pitchers striking out 5 of 6 batters in 2 innings of work. Newport faces Lyndonville at home on Thursday, with Lake Region 1 facing Lake Region 2 on the same day.
Game time is 6:00.

June 17th

Glover Red Sox Win Cal Ripken Majors’ Championship

June 17, 2013

GLOVER–Under threatening skies and over a partially mown field, the Glover Red Sox and the Derby Tigers squared off for the Orleans County Cal Ripken Majors’ Championship last Thursday.
Derby would score first, but Glover's bats could not be stopped, as they came away with the 8-1 win and the championship trophy.
For the Full Story, see the Express on 6-18-13.

June 16th

Atchinson Honored With Prouty Beach Tennis Court Naming

June 16, 2013

NEWPORT–Gary Atchinson is to tennis in Newport as Ted Williams is to baseball in Boston.
That is why it was to the delight of many that on Saturday morning friends, family members, colleagues, tennis players and former students alike gathered at Prouty Beach, as the tennis courts were named The Gary Atchinson Tennis Courts at Prouty Beach.
For the full story, see the Express on 6-17-13.

June 9th

Otter Valley Sends Rangers Home for the Season

June 9, 2013

BRANDON–Lake Region's baseball season came to a close last week, as the 7th seed lost to the number two seed Otter Valley Otters 6-0 in quarterfinal play.
Despite the second round loss, coach Eric Degre was pleased with his team's season, posting on the Rangers website, "It was a great baseball season for the Rangers! Well done men!"
Otter Valley got off to the fast start, touching Ranger starter Matt Messier for a pair of runs in the first.
The Otters would slowly add to their lead, scoring again in the second, once in the fourth, and twice in the fifth.

June 6th

Lady Rangers Bow Out of Post-Season, Lose to Otter Valley 10-2

June 6, 2013

OTTER VALLEY-The curtain closed on the Lake Region Rangers’ softball season Wednesday, as the girls in blue fell to Otter Valley 10-2.
“It’s not like they (Otter Valley) knocked the cover off of the ball. They 10 hits, but 3 were bunts singles, and 3 more were squirrely little squib hits.
“But their hits were timely, and when you walk 8 and make a few errors, there was always someone on base when they did get a hit. We had two or three of the hardest hit balls all day, but right at someone. Their shortstop and catcher were outstanding defensively,” said LR coach Matt Tinker.

 

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