Archive - Sports Article
June 17th, 2012
BARTONâThursday evening yielded the kind of conditions conducive to playing a little baseball.
Good thing too because it was indeed baseball on the menu as the Barton Dodgers and the Newport Orioles squared off in the Orleans County Cal Ripken Majorsâ championship game.
It was a close game that had a little bit of the sublime and the surreal.
Both teams fielded a strong combination of quality pitching and timely hitting, but on this day Newport was just a little bit better, defeating their opponents to the south 6-4.
LYNDONâThe Lake Region Sun Devils 16-U girls softball team extracted a bit of revenge Friday night, posting a 12-6 victory over the Lyndon Rays.
Earlier in the week these same two clubs locked horns in Orleans, with the Rays coming away with the 11-9 win. But this time around, the Sun Devils rode the pitching of Michelle Thibeault and Hannah Leroux to garner their third victory on the summer season, with Thibeault racking up 8 strikeouts and allowing just 4 hits in five innings of work, before Leroux picked up the save, fanning four batters in two innings of relief.
Orleans-The Lake Region Sun Devils picked up their second victory of the season in girls 16-U Babe Ruth softball action Wednesday night with a 15-0 victory over the Hardwick Wildcats.
Lake Region plated two in the first inning and eight more in the second to jump out to an early insurmountable lead.
Michelle Thibeault smacked a triple for the host Sun Devils, and after an injury reduced Hardwick to two outfielders, Sabrina Roberge took advantage and sent a liner down the left field line that she legged out for a home run.
A group of students recently tested for their Yellow Belts in Tae Kwon Do at Dunlaveyâs Black Belt Academy in Newport. The students were tested on their verbal knowledge, technical skills, memorized patterns, self defense, sparring and board breaking in front of a panel of Black Belts. Prior to receiving their new belts the students had two weeks to learn the definition and pattern of their new belt.
For more information about Dunlaveyâs Black Belt Academy which offers classes for ages 3 and up, three nights per week, please call Master Rick Dunlavey at 279-4847.
Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy is pleased to announce that James Miller received the rank of First Degree Black Belt on June 3, along with two students of another Blue Wave academy. They had a long day full of displaying 10 different memorized patterns, basic techniques, self-defense and board breaking.
Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do International has schools in Newport, Montpelier and Coaticook/Lennoxville, Canada.
On a beautiful sunshiny baseball Sunday afternoon in Littleton, NH, the Orleans County 12-U Thunder baseball team started their season with a convincing 15-3 victory over the Littleton NH 12-U All-Star team.
There were a lot of stars in this game with Parker Brown, T.J. Santaw, Hunter Marsh, Liam Kennedy and Derrick Breault on the mound.
The quintet gave up a mere 3 runs on 5 hits. There were a lot of great defensive plays in the game along with a lot of offense.
Along with the strong pitching and solid defense, several members of the Thunder had a productive day at the plate.
This past school year a North Country Junior High Girls Golf Club was created. Starting with an organizational meeting in November that was coordinated by John Gunn, physical education teacher at NCUJH, and Brian Hampton, the head varsity girlsâ golf coach of North Country Union High School.
The duo discussed the program with a number of girls interested in starting the club. In the spring three girls, 7th graders Katie Goulet, Dehlia Wright, and Dasha Plotnikov, followed up on the initial meeting by joining the program.
The 14-U O.E.C. Lightning, one of the several local traveling baseball teams in the area, opened their season Thursday night in Coaticook, QC defeating a very good Coaticook big bill 15-U team 6-5.
Yes, they played a team that is made up of players who are at least a year older, but it did not matter as the Lightning dropped Coaticookâs record from 8-0 to 8-1.
A lot of fresh faces as well returning veterans from last year came together and played a solid game for the Lighting, with timely hitting, good pitching and great defense.
The North Country Union High School Girls Golf team wrapped up their season with a very respectable fourth place finish at the Division I State Finals at the Proctor Pittsford Country Club on Tuesday.
The best two out of three scores are tallied for each team in the tournament. The NCU team was represented by seniors Bailey Walker and Eilish Muir, and sophomore Paige Gagnon.
ON THE ROADS OF VERMONTâWhen I called Matt Morin to ask him how he is doing and what he is doing in order to get ready for today's VPA High School State Championships in Middlebury, I caught him, along with his coach Sylvain Gagnon and teammate Carl Oberg traveling the cell phone service challenged roads of the Green Mountain State.
After several episodes of "Hello... Hello.. can you hear me?," I was finally able to talk to both Matt and his coach about today's tournament.