Shaftsbury resident is top pitcher in horseshoe tourney

<p> BRISTOL &mdash; Gale Greene of Shaftsbury won the Class A division in the Vermont PreState horseshoe-pitching tournament hosted by the Sodbusters Horseshoe Club at its Bristol courts this past Sunday.</p><p> Green, who placed fourth at the Men&rsquo;s World Horseshoe Pitching Championship in Kansas late last month, threw a perfect 7-0 slate of games in Bristol, hitting ringers nearly 70 percent of the time.</p><p> Two of the Sodbusters&rsquo; best pitchers &mdash; Debra Brown, who won the Women&rsquo;s World Horseshoe Pitching title last month, and Brian Simmons, who was runner-up on the men&rsquo;s side &mdash; did not compete this past weekend.</p><p> Sunday&rsquo;s PreState competition featured 64 participants.</p><p> The full results from the Aug. 2 competition, with win-loss record and ringer percentage, were:</p><p> <strong>Class A</strong></p><p> 1. Gale Greene, 7-0, 68.99; 2. Dan Atwood, 5-2, 57.61; 3. Brianna McCormick, 4-3, 55.88; 4. Dan Gonyaw, 4-3, 51.14; 5. Neil Kennedy, 3-4, 49.68; 6. Nick Preston, 3-4, 47.41; 7. Kevin Fisher, 2-5, 44.56; 8. Kayla Bushey, 0-7, 34.27.</p><p> <strong>Class B</strong></p><p> 1. Mike George, 5-2, 33.96; 2. Robert Wright, 4-3, 33.86; 3. Charlie Frost, 4-3, 32.69; 4. Diana Martin, 4-3, 30.06; 5. Steve Clark, 3-4, 37.93; 6. Michael Brown, 3-4, 34.28; 7. Paul Wilson, 3-4, 31.54; 8. Wade Hill, 2-5, 31.01.</p><p> <strong>Class C</strong></p><p> 1. Bruce Rublee, 6-2, 36.74; 2. Denny Young, 5-3, 30.92; 3. Connie Selleck, 5-3, 28.42; 4. Robert Richling, 4-4, 30.48; 5. John Babcock, 3-3, 30.60; 6. Jordan Draper, 1-5, 30.60; 7. Jerry Thompson, 1-5, 20.74.</p><p> <strong>Class D</strong></p><p> 1. Jenny Packard, 6-1, 36.11; 2. Roland Haskins III, 5-2, 28.68; 3. Ron Williamson, 3-3, 24.63; 4. Arnold Brassard, 3-3, 20.00; 5. Richard Doble, 2-4, 18.22; 6. Donna Lewis, 2-4, 15.00; 7. Victor Little, 1-5, 19.53.</p><p> <strong>Class E</strong></p><p> 1. Stan Bigelow, 7-2, 24.55; 2. Terri Lefebvre, 6-3, 24.24; 3. Jake Pyper, 5-3, 28.44; 4. Jeffrey Woodcock, 5-3, 24.69; 5. Ray Barrows, 5-3, 22.19; 6. John Plante, 5-3, 17.19; 7. Roland Haskins Jr., 2-6, 25.94; 8. Angela Chellis, 1-7, 17.81; 9. Larry Santor, 1-7, 15.63.</p><p> <strong>Class F</strong></p><p> 1. Derek Lefebvre, 7-1, 24.85; 2. Blakley Bigelow, 6-2, 27.59; 3. Michael Devino, 5-2, 27.70; 4. Craig Brown, 4-3, 22.08; 5. Grant Lewis Jr., 3-4, 24.06; 6. Jeremy Mentiply, 3-4, 15.61; 7. Randy Little Sr., 1-6, 13.45; 8. Christopher Prim, 0-7, 9.24.</p><p> <strong>Class G</strong></p><p> 1. Tracey Pecor, 7-1, 22.64; 2. Jen Prim, 5-3, 16.67; 3. Alan Curler, 5-3, 10.69; 4. Maurice Cyr, 4.5-3.5, 16.04; 5. Louis Meunier, 4-4, 18.44; 6. Mike Wood, 3.5-4.5, 15.31; 7. Casey Ayers, 3-5, 16.88; 8. Frank Fleming Jr., 2-6, 10.94; 9. Myron Selleck, 2-6, 8.44.</p><p> <strong>Class H</strong></p><p> 1. Kenneth Russin, 7-1, 14.12; 2. Jeff Straley, 6-2, 15.34; 3. Jay Grassway, 5-2, 14.94; 4. Genie Elms, 4-3, 14.97; 5. Rick Fitzgerald, 4-3, 12.01; 6. Cody Haskins, 1-6, 7.43; 7. Thomas Brooks Jr., 1-6, 7.19; 8. Katelynn Sawyer, 1-6, 3.76.</p>

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