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Sodbusters host Vermont state horseshoe pitching meet

BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club hosted the sport’s Vermont State Championships tournament at its Bristol courts on Aug. 9. Seventy-four pitchers took part.
Showing his typically excellent form was Bristol’s Brian Simmons, who tallied seven wins and no losses to win the Men’s A Class and the overall Vermont State Men’s title. He pitched 79.3% ringers.
Another Bristol resident was equally impressive. Debra Brown also ran a perfect record, 6-0, to capture the Women’s A Class and the Vermont State Women’s title. She pitched ringers at a rate of 69.47%.
The Junior Boy champion was Tannor Shedrick; he won three out of seven matches.
In the Cadet class, Ella Roscoe won with a 4-1 record and claimed the Cadet Girls’ state title. Karsen Yerry went 2-1 in the competition and earned the Vermont State Cadet Boys’ title. At the other end of the spectrum, Neil Kennedy won the Elders division notching five wins again zero losses and hitting a 45.36 ringer percentage.

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