July 18th, 2011
NEWPORTâIn a match they had to win, the Prouty Beach 2âs of the USTA 4.0 Senior Womenâs League came through with a 2-1 win over the White River Junction Volley Dolls on Sunday afternoon.
âWell, we did it. We finished with an 8-2 record and have qualified to go to Sectionals in South Hadley, Massachusetts,â said Co-Captain Petey Johnson.
Johnson, along with her doubles partner Ann OâBrien were up 5-4 in their first set when one of the Volley Dolls succumbed to heat sickness and was forced to withdraw from the match giving the 2âs a 1-0 lead.
NEWPORTâThe OEC Kings held a fundraiser for former King Buddy Lamothe on Saturday at Gardner Park during their doubleheader against the Vermont Jays. The team, with help from members of the Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia County communities, were able to raise close to fifteen-hundred dollars to help aid Lamothe with the cost of his medical bills.
âIt was great to see so many former teammates and families come out and help lend a hand,â said OEC Coach Brian Bonvechio.
Harvie–– Stuart, 88, husband of Ruth and a long time summer resident of Newport, VT, passed away on January 2, 2011. Interment services will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.