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MIDDLEBURY — The duos of Carson and Sarah Laderoute and Diane Neuse and Mia Politano were the winners at this past Saturday’s 2019 Ralph Myhre Women’s Invitational. The Laderoutes were the First Place Gross Score winners, followed by Cindy Paquet and Sheila Darrah in second, Colleen Ringquist and Danielle Tomasi in third, and Laurel Myers and Madison Myers in fourth.  Neuse and Politano were the First Place Net Score winners, followed by Pam Cassidy and Tanya Fields in second, Eva Mastalos and Giselle Lafleche in third, and Josie Herrera and Nancy Devaux in fourth.  Also last week, on Tuesday...
BRANDON — Neshobe School will this weekend host the third annual Marble Valley All Star Jamboree and Home Run Derby for Under-12 and Under-10 Little League all-star teams from Vermont and New York, including a number of players from Addison County and Brandon. According to organizer Duke Whitney games will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and run through midafternoon on Sunday.  The Marble Valley U-12 team, the defending champs, includes Middlebury’s Dylan Stowe; Brandon’s Isaac Whitney, Logan Letourneau, Quincy Boone, Jackson Howe and Hayden Lutkus; Sudbury’s Zac Dragon; Fair Haven’s Maxx Kyhill...
BRISTOL — Quebec pitcher Sylvianne Moisan prevailed on Sunday in the top class of one of the most competitive tournaments the Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club has ever hosted.  The event, billed by the club as its World Champs Classic Tournament, featured five former world champions and another six participants who had competed in world championship classes. In all 71 pitchers entered the tournament, including competitors from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maryland as well as Vermont and Quebec.  Moisan won Class A with a 7-0 record and a 80.5 ringer percentage, followed by...

AN ADDISON COUNTY Little League player slides safely into home plate during the local team’s 11-0 victory in the championship game over Williston this past Wednesday in Shelburne. AC won the District 1 title for 8- to 10-year-olds. Photo by Mark Bouvier
SHELBURNE — The Addison County 8- to 10-year-old Little League All-Star baseball team last week won the District 1 title and will compete this weekend for the Vermont championship. In the final of the District 1 double-elimination tournament on Wednesday night AC defeated Williston, 11-0, in Shelburne, to clinch the title. AC had defeated Williston, 11-1, on Sunday in the final of the winners’ bracket, but Williston forced a winner-take-all championship game by edging AC on Tuesday, 10-9. Those games were also played in Shelburne. Cam Castillo pitched 5 shutout innings for AC in Wednesday’s...
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs coasted past visiting Town of Essex Swim Team on Thursday, 308-155, to move to 3-2 in Champlain Valley Swim League action. Vergennes will look to clinch a winning record with a win at Middlebury on Tuesday. Flint Crary led the Champs with three victories vs. TEST. Six Vergennes swimmers picked up two wins apiece: Annika Smits, Hadley Harris, Noah Smits, Grey Fearon, Jarret Muzzy and Noah Engvall. Champs scoring points vs. TEST with top-three finishes were: BUTTERFLY •U-8 girls: 1. Laura Husk; 2. An. Smits. •U-8 boys: 2. F. Crary. •U-10 girls: 2. Isabella...
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Marlins out-stroked visiting Winooski, 267-168, on Thursday for their first Champlain Valley Swim League victory of the season.  Aurora Foley, Constantin Bellman, Sadie Chance, Ava Schneider and Oliver Poduschnick led the way with three victories apiece for the Marlins.  Middlebury’s Aidan Chance and Ellie Ross picked up two wins each.  The Marlins will host friendly county rival Vergennes on Tuesday.  Marlins posting top-three individual finishes on Thursday were:  BUTTERFLY  • U-8 girls: 1. A. Foley; 2. M. Poduschnick.  • U-8 boys: 1. C. Bellman.  • U-10 girls: 1...

A FRANKLIN COUNTY runner beats the tag of AC pitcher Nolan Whitcomb to score in the second game of a double-header on Sunday on Middlebury. Franklin scored six times in the inning, but AC rallied to win. Independent photo/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County American Legion baseball team rallied to salvage the last of three weekend games vs. Franklin County, but then dropped a road contest at S.D. Ireland on Tuesday. With that, AC’s record fell to 5-11 in Northern Division play as the local nine nears the summer homestretch. Franklin topped AC this past Friday, 6-2, and on Sunday at Middlebury College Franklin and Addison split a doubleheader, with Franklin taking the opener, 8-2, and AC fighting back to claim the nightcap, 7-6. The weekend results left Franklin with a 7-4 Northern Division record, good for a...

MEMBERS OF THE Vergennes Swim Team girls’ 10 and under 100 Yard Free Relay team celebrate their first-place finish in a meet in St. Albans on Tuesday. They are undefeated so far this season. Shown from left are Ella Romond, Adrienne Smits, Ella Bearor and Ellie Brooks. Courtesy of the Vergennes Swim Team
ST. ALBANS — The Vergennes Swim Team edged host St. Albans on Tuesday, 244-226, in a Champlain Valley Swim League meet as the Champs evened their record at 2-2. Will Clark won another three of his races for Vergennes, and Annika Smits, Adrienne Smits, Connor Husk and Gideon Palmer picked up two victories apiece to pace the team. The Champs will host Essex on Thursday before visiting Middlebury on this coming Tuesday. Vergennes swimmers earning points for their team with top-three finishes in individual events on this past Tuesday were:   BUTTERFLY •U-8 girls: 1. Lauren Husk, 26.71; 3. An....
MIDDLEBURY — Visiting Burlington Tennis Club on Tuesday topped the Middlebury Marlins, 248-202, in a competitive Champlain Valley Swim League Meet. The Marlins came up short despite two victories apiece from Mitzi Poduschnick, Aurora Foley, Sadie Chance, Ava Schneider, Natalie Rockwell and Constantin Bellman. Middlebury is set to visit Winooski this Thursday before hosting friendly county rival Vergennes this coming Tuesday. Marlins scoring points with top-three finishes this past Tuesday vs. BTC were: BUTTERFLY •U-8 girls: 1. M. Poduschnick, 20.38; 2. A. Foley. •U-8 boys: 1. C. Bellman, 20....

LEICESTER’S ADAM PIPER won the O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Sportsman race on Rutland Regional Medical Center “Hometown Heroes” Night at Devil’s Bowl Speedway this past Sunday. Photo credit Jeremy McGaffin/Showstopper Designs & Photography
WEST HAVEN — New York driver Kenny Tremont Jr. did it again on Sunday, winning for the second time in five days and for the fourth straight time at Devil’s Bowl Speedway. Leicester racer Adam Piper also picked up his first victory of the summer that evening. Tremont earned his triumph in the 30-lap Sportsman Modified feature. Tremont started in 18th place and needed some luck to win the race. Early on, Adam Pierson — the only driver to truly keep pace with Tremont so far in 2019 — tangled with Shoreham’s Brent Warren and fell out of contention. Several other frontrunners — including Fletcher’...

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