April 23rd, 2012
Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy attended the spring championships held at Johnson State College on April 14th. These students went and had a good day of competition and came home with 15 medals total and a bike! They range from the young age of 5 all they way up to adult age. The students went and competed in 3 events, Forms, Breaking and Sparring and showed very good sportsmanship while doing so. The competitors train in Newport weekly attending class from 1 to 3 times a week. Classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for ages 4 and up.
ORLEANSâ€“The Ranger boys earned their first win of the season when they defeated Danville 5-4 on Thursday afternoon.
"It was a great team effort. Everyone had to give their two cents in the win."
The Rangers got the afternoon off to a good start, with Evan Royer coming home to score on a RBI single by Corey Whitten.
After a scoreless second, Danville got on the board in the third when Pat Morrissey drove in Scott Remick with a double.
Morrissey then came home courtesy of a Brett Elliot single, and the Indians were up 2-1.
ORLEANSâ€“After falling 3-1 to Danville on Thursday, the Lake Region softball team picked up their first victory of the season with a 16-7 win over Winooski.
"Certainly the four games we lost were winnable, and I told the girls that we could easily go on another run like we did last year and win ten of our last eleven. Today we got our running game going, we created some stuff, and that led to some good things.
With a grin on her face Alyssa Royer added, "We are definitely excited. The team is all smiley, smiley."
BURLINGTON, VERGENNESâ€“The North Country baseball and softball teams had identical results this past weekend when they traveled to take on Vergennes and Burlington.
On Thursday both teams defeated BHS. The girls, won their contest 6-4, with Mariah Roberts going 3-4 to lead the offensive attack.
Kelsea Cutting was 2-3 with an RBI and Madison Mosher had a homerun.
Kayla Desheneau went 1-1 on the trip.
The boys won 7-5 behind five and two thirds of pitching from Joel Lamarche.
Trevor Monty, Nate Stewart and Jason Hatin each had two hits.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A dozen or so individuals, mostly women and children, raised money for the Tough Mother Wounded Warrior Project onÂ Saturday by doing Zumba Dancing, a Latin dance-inspired fitness program, at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory.
The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and funds to help severely injured service men and women. Money raised helps veterans from any conflict in any state.
NEWPORT - People from all over the United States and beyond are coming together in solidarity to support Ty Robertson, the young boy whose mother was viciously murdered in the St. Johnsbury area recently.
Singer-songwriter Willow Wells has composed a song on Ty's behalf; it is currently running on YouTube. The song's video contains photos of love and support from individuals and families from all over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUQxBoBFlyY&sns=fb
The site includes a link and an address for making donations in support of the child.
ORLEANS COUNTY, VT â€“ The annual Green Up Vermont day is a long-time annual tradition of communities coming together to pick up roadside rubbish and keep Vermont beautiful. The event also serves to promote awareness of the environment, the problems associated with litter, and helps prevent people from throwing trash where it doesnâ€™t belong. Green Up Day is always on the first Saturday in May.
May 5, all counties across the state and nearly all towns are joining together to participate. More than 15,000 volunteers participate every year picking up around 40,000 bags of rubbish.
BARRE â€“ Some toe taping music will come to the Barre Opera House Sunday afternoon to raise funds for the Orleans/Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice.
The annual Magic of Master Fiddlers event will be headlined by Ottawa Valley native April Verch and Vermont native Scott Campbell.
During a telephone interview Thursday, Verch said the different groups will perform individual sets and collaborate as a group as well. Verchâ€™s band will perform two 30-minute sets.