July 14th, 2016
By ANDY KIRKALDY
BURLINGTON — Host Burlington Tennis Club coasted to a 268-164 victory over the Middlebury Swim Team (MST) in Tuesday Champlain Valley Swim League action.
Despite the setback, MST’s third in as many outings, parent and organizer Jenn Staats said the evening was enjoyable, and not only for the good weather and smooth organization by host BST.
Mary Hogan School principal Tom Buzzell coaches BTC, and the annual reunion of Buzzell and many Mary Hogan pupils also helped make for a fun event, Staats said.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team managed just five hits in two games this past weekend, but won both thanks to strong pitching and errorless defense.
On Friday, AC edged host South Burlington, 3-2, with George Bailey earning the pitching win and Hunter O’Connor nailing down the final out for a save. On Saturday at the Middlebury College field AC blanked Stowe, 3-0, as O’Connor tossed a two-hit shutout.
BRISTOL — Debra Brown edged out Brian Simmons in the top flight of the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club 50th Anniversary Tournament, held this past Sunday on the Sodbusters’ home turf next to the Bristol American Legion Post.
Simmons tossed a slightly higher percentage of ringers overall, 79.8-78.08, but Brown prevailed in their head-to-head matchup to finish with a 7-0 Class A record. Simmons was right behind at 6-1.
MIDDLEBURY — In July 8 co-ed Friday Night Mixer competition at Ralph Myhre Golf Course, the foursome of Catherine Kowalski, Russ Leng, Frank Broughton and Jim Craig emerged victorious.
Finishing second and third, respectively, were the quartets of Jackson Richards, Lucas Caballero, Bernie Andrews and Priscilla Leng, and Sheri Litchenfels, Ron Kowalski, Georgia Best and Harold Strassner.
The day’s closest-to-the-pin winners were Craig and George Wendel.
MIDDLEBURY — Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA) holds its Tuesday Meal on July 19, 2016, at the Middlebury VFW on Exchange St. Arrive at 11 a.m. for a discussion with gubernatorial candidate Bruce Lisman, who will share his ideas about the issues facing Vermonters and his ideas for solutions. Please join us in this conversation before enjoying lunch.
FERRISBURGH — At the annual meeting of the Rogers and Hazard Relief Society on June 14, the following new officers were elected: Karlene DeVine, president; Art Cohn, vice president; Sally Torrey, secretary; and Shelly Eriksen, treasurer. One director is elected at Town Meeting each year for a two year position. Pennie Beach was elected beginning 2016. Other members are Kim Hornung-Marcy, Anna Husk and Liz Markowski.
VERGENNES — On July 7, visiting Burlington Tennis Club rallied past the host Vergennes Champs swim team in the freestyle events to nip their hosts, 255-237.
The Champs held the lead for most of the night and led, 170-162, heading into the individual free races. BTC won six of 10 of those events to edge ahead, 213-209, and then cemented its win by prevailing in six of the 10 free relays.
Leah Croke won three 12-and-under girls’ races and Nathan Viera claimed three U-14 boys’ events to pace the Champs.
MIDDLEBURY — The Town of Essex Swim Team (TEST) defeated the Middlebury Swim Team (MST), 277-178, in July 7 Champlain Valley Swim League action at the Middlebury Municipal Pool.
Scoring in the meet was even through the medley relays and the butterfly races, with TEST leading by a single point, 66-65, but the visitors steadily built their lead during the rest of the evening.