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Little City man scores big in throws pentathlon

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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VERGENNES — Vergennes athlete Ron McConnell broke another barrier on his quest to be the best he can in the track and field discipline of throws pentathlon.

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Locals earn points at 4-H horse event

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



NEW HAVEN — More than 100 Vermont 4-H’ers turned out for the Vermont 4-H State Horse Show, July 10-13 at the Addison County Fair and Field Days site in New Haven. The annual event, sponsored by University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H, attracted 79 4-H equestrians and 24 4-H club members who took part in a special Horseless Division, in which they demonstrated their equine knowledge.

The overall local winners in the 4-H divisions, based on points earned from fitting and showmanship, judging, quiz bowl, general knowledge test and 4-H project class, were:

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Competition in hand-mowing returns to Field Days next week

Posted on July 28, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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NEW HAVEN — Addison County residents can be proud that Addison County Fair and Field Days’ hand mowing contest is the oldest in the nation, and undoubtedly the most famous. The annual event has been covered by innumerable newspapers, magazines and television stations over the years. It was originally organized by Lucien Paquette in 1978; he supervised the event for the next 31 years. Paquette has always competed and, at 97 years old, is registered to compete again this year.

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Frank hits milestone in Sunday's triathlon

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — The racing gods were smiling on Jason Frank and Donna Smyers on Sunday morning as they dominated their respective male and female competitors in the Vermont Sun Triathlon held at Branbury State Park in Salisbury.

Frank, 32, became the first athlete to break the one-hour barrier in three different runnings of this sprint triathlon, which consisted of a 600-yard swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run. The Burlington resident’s winning time of 59:51 was just 47 seconds off the course record.

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Legion baseball tuned up for states

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By John Flowers



MIDDLEBURY — After wrapping up the regular season with a pair of home wins over Montpelier this past Saturday and a loss on the road in Essex, the Addison County American Legion baseball team on Thursday will begin play in the Legion State Championship tournament as the No. 2 seed for the North Division.

AC will face the Lake Region team, the South Division’s No. 3 seed, on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Castleton State College to kick off the tournament. The two teams have not faced off yet this season.

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Runners test their mettle in Goshen Gallop trail races

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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GOSHEN — Brothers Jeremy, 25, and Justin Scheid, 28, of Sparta, N.J., came in together to win the 10K race in a time of 40:56, and Kevin Canty, 27, of Proctor, N.Y., claimed the 5K title in 25:04 at this past Saturday’s 36th annual Goshen Gallop. The challenging trail race attracted 85 runners.

Elisa Bradley, 30, of Portland, Maine, was the women’s 10K winner (49:06) and Caitlin Canty, who was listed in race results as 64 years old and from Proctor, won the women’s 5K in 29:30.

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Drivers duel in races at Devil's Bowl

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST HAVEN — Ron Proctor waited nearly two years to carry a checkered flag at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait became worth it as the veteran driver won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship in dominant fashion on Friday, July 18. Proctor headlined a list of winners that also included Bucko Branham, Jamy Begor, and Chris LaVair.

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Two runners and a pitcher earn recognition

Posted on July 24, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



VERMONT — The Vermont Sports Media Association chose a 72-year-old marathon specialist, a junior softball pitcher from BFA-Fairfax High School, and a junior track and field athlete from Mount Mansfield Union as its athletes of the month for May.

Elected in statewide balloting of VSMA membership were: Newton Baker of Montpelier as the Open Division Athlete of the Month, Kayla Mathieu of BFA-Fairfax as the High School Female Athlete of the Month, and Alec Eschholz of Mount Mansfield Union as the High School Male Athlete of the Month.

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Racing brings atmosphere of fun, drama and danger to Devil's Bowl

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Evan Johnson



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Benson — As I enter the pit at Devil’s Bowl Speedway last Friday, security guards wave pickup trucks pulling trailers through the gates as the stands begin to fill with spectators.

In the few hours leading up to the start, the pit has a palpable tension. Drivers and crew prowl the pit with urgency, faces shaded by baseball caps, gripping tools or cans of soda. Tires are inflated. Engines are primed, ready to go.

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Burlington Country Club swims past Champs

Posted on July 21, 2014 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BURLINGTON — Host Burlington outpaced the Vergennes Champs, 294-183, on Thursday as the Champlain Valley Swim League regular season wrapped up.

The Champs will join the rest of the CVSL teams on Friday and Saturday at the Middlebury town pool for the CVSL championship meet.

Vs. BCC this past Thursday, Noah Konczal paced Vergennes with three wins in under-8 boys’ races, while Jeffrey Stearns prevailed in two U-12 boys’ events.

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