Archive - Sports Article
July 1st, 2012
GLOVERâ€“If you are a fan of both North Country and Lake Region baseball, things could not have turned out any better for you than they did on Saturday.
In the 10-U Cal Ripken District Tournament, three teams were vying for two spots at the State Championship to be held in Glover next weekend.
Lake Region, the host team, automatically qualified based on their status as tourney hosts, so it was between North Country and Three Rivers to see who would fill the final slot.
LR and NC squared off in the opening game, a 13-3 four inning win for Lake Region.
The Kingdom Crush soccer club accomplished something this past weekend no team from Lake Region has ever done before.
The Crush won the Essex United Soccer Tournament, the largest tourney of itsâ€™ kind in the state.
The two day soccer bonanza featured teams from VT, NY, CT and NH. Their performance over the weekend capped off a perfect 13-0 season.
Winning five soccer games in two days, including 3 hours of games on Sunday, required the contribution of every player to overcome the grueling heat and tough competition.
ESSEXâ€“This past weekend it played out like a survivor series. The U-14 Girls Wildcat team outwit, outplayed,and outlasted 11 other teams to become Champions of the 2012 Essex Soccer Tournament hosted by the Essex soccer clubs. Under a cloudless sky, the Island, otherwise known as the Tree Farm, was a swarm of soccer players and their families who came to cheer the girls on to the finish. There were multiple age groups from U-8 to U-17. Derby was well represented sending 16 teams to the tournament.
This weekend the Green Mountain Classic was held at Newport Country Club. This tournament was a 36 hole two-person best ball gross event. On Saturday we had Brian Cook Brew Master of Kingdom Brewing on our tenth tee giving samples of his beer.
The Championship Flight was won by Steve Fisher and Tyler Colter, playing out of Newport CC. They shot 65&70 for a 7 under par 135. Shawn Smith and Dan Griffiths from Newport took second with a 2 under 142.
BARTONâ€“Thursday 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.
LYNDONâ€“The 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 Dunlaveyâ€™s 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 Dunlaveyâ€™s 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.