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July 14th, 2016
PITTSFORD — The email was simple enough — “Patrick Daly of Pittsford will be competing in the USA Sport Climbing National Competition in Atlanta, Ga., on July 14-18.”
And then there was the photo.
Patrick Daly is nine years old. And he’s been climbing for six years.
“His older brother Michael climbed competitively for six years,” explained Patrick’s mother, Margaret, in a phone interview Saturday. “I just took Patrick along to the climbing center and he started climbing, too.”
RIPTON — Over the last two summers, four hearty Ripton kids have trekked a whopping total of 84 miles on the Long Trail, finishing at the Canadian Border.
They reached the northern terminus of the trail in North Troy on June 27. The 8-12-year-old mountaineers are looking to finish the trail in the coming summers.
ORWELL — Have you been researching your family history and wondering where to go next? What do you do with all your notes? Joanna Tebbs Young will lead a workshop, titled “Turning your Genealogical Research into a Narrative,” on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College women’s lacrosse coach has been named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III National Coach of the Year, an honor that followed her recognition as the IWLCA Pilgrim Region Coach of the Year.
Kate Perine Livesay, a graduate of Middlebury College in 2003 and Middlebury Union High School in 1998, also earned the IWLCA national honor while heading the Trinity College lax program in 2012.
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.