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Horseshoe pitchers converge on Bristol

BRISTOL — The Sodbusters Horseshoe Pitching Club drew 128 pitchers to their Bristol courts this past Saturday and Sunday for the New England Championship Tournament. More than half of the competitors came from outside Vermont, and all six New England States were represented.

Dakota Santor was the only Vermont winner; he posted three wins and one loss to take the Junior Boys’ division title.

Local residents Debra Brown (third in Women’s A division) and Brian Simmons (sixth in Men’s A) were other local standouts.

The tournament saw 13 competitors from Massachusetts, 17 from New Hampshire, 28 from Connecticut, six from Rhode Island and two from Maine, as well as 62 from the Green Mountain State.

Here are the winners in each division and the Vermont place-winners, with their place, win-loss record and ringer percentage:

Men A

1. Raymond Bedard, Mass., 7, 0, 65.83; 6. Brian Simmons, Vt., 2-5, 55.65; and 7. Gale Greene, Vt., 1-6, 57.53.

Women A

1. Theresa Howe, Mass., 7, 0, 76.37; 3. Debra Brown, Vt., 5-2, 62.28; and 5. Georgia McCormick, Vt., 3-4, 48.85.

Junior Boy

1. Dakota Santor, Vt., 3-1, 19.05; and 2. Colby Little, Vt., 2-2, 15.26.

Junior Girl/Boy A

1. Skyla Rioux, Conn., 4-0, 67.11.

Cadet Girl/Boy

1. Evan Bedard, Mass., 6-0, 36.67; 2. Karsen Yerry, Vt., 5-1, 11.11; 3. Hunter Ellis Draper, Vt., 4-2, 4.35; 4. Ella Roscoe, Vt., 3-3, 5.56; 6. Michael Perez, Vt., 1-5, 2.78; and 7. Landon Coleman Hill, Vt., 0-6, 4.89.

Elder A

1. David Bliss, Mass., 7, 1-64.54; and 3. Marcel Guilmette, Conn., 5-3, 54.81.

Elder B

1. David Wilson, N.H., 6-1, 33.33; 2. Ron Williamson, Vt., 5-2, 30.90; and 4. Linus Kinner, Vt., 0-6, 12.03.

Women B

1. Keeley Phipps, Conn., 5-1, 41.92; 2. Brianna McCormick, Vt., 4-2, 51.98; and 4. Mistylee Baird, Vt., 2-3, 33.00.

Women C

1. Jessica Tesseo, Maine, 5-1, 38.10; 2. Dawn Coleman, Vt., 4-2, 35.42; 3. Diana Martin, Vt., 3-2, 37.62; and 4. Jennifer Bassette, Vt., 3-2, 26.29.

Women D

1. Ally Jordan, Conn., 6-0, 36.67; 2. Jill Gifford, Vt., 4-2, 25.00; 4. Judy Kinner, Vt., 3-3, 15.93; and 5. Juanita Ratta, Vt., 2, 4-13.39.

Women E

1. Lisa Isabelle Bowen, N.H., 5-0, 13.03; 3. Beverly Forgues, Vt., 3-2, 4.07; 5. Cindy Drake, Vt., 1-4, 6.80; and 6. Donna Lewis, Vt., 1-4, 0.80.

Men B

1. Gary Currier, Maine, 6-1, 51.67; 2. Dan Gonyaw, Vt., 5-2, 53.99; 3. Kevin Fisher, Vt., 5-2, 49.70; and 5. Nate Pelletier, Vt., 3-4, 43.10.

Men C

1. John Gregory, Conn., 6-2, 37.35; 2. John Remy, Vt., 5-3, 33.24; 4. Jordan Draper, Vt., 3-4, 42.05; 6. Forrest Newton, Vt., 3-4, 32.25; and 7. Michael Brown, Vt., 3-4, 28.72.

Men D

1. Ken Cassidy, Vt., 6-1, 38.85.

Men E

1. Kevin Greene, Vt., 6-2, 33.61; 2. Scott Santor, Vt., 5-3, 31.92; 5. Jeffrey Woodcock, Vt., 3-4, 28.38; 6. Derek McDonald, Vt., 3-4, 28.24; and 7. Steve Clark, Vt., 2-5, 26.06.

Men F

1. Ray Gokey, Vt., 5-2, 31.97; 3. Matt Coleman, Vt., 4-3, 31.29; 4. Stan Bigelow, Vt., 4-3, 29.32; 5. Zack Prescott, Vt., 4-3, 25.68; 6. Juan Perez, Vt., 3-4, 21.05; and 7. Joe Hill, Vt., 2-5, 24.18.

Men G

1. Lou Cousino, Vt., 6-1, 22.57; 2. Tony McCullough, Vt., 5-2, 18.86; 3. David Hall, Vt., 4-3, 25.31; 4. Jerry Thompson, Vt., 4-3, 22.26; 5. Maurice Cyr, Vt., 4-3, 21.95; and 6. John Plante, Vt., 3-4, 17.56.

Men H

1. Thomas “TJ” Ripley, Vt., 7, 2, 15.66; 2. Andre Bergeron, Vt., 6-3, 13.06; 3. Dave Adams, Vt., 5-3, 15.51; 4. Steve Cross, Vt., 5-3, 12.58; 6. Robert Noyes, Vt., 3-5, 13.13; 7. Jeremy LaPan, Vt., 3-5, 12.04; 8. Rick Fitzgerald, Vt., 3-5, 11.39; and 9. Jeremy Mentiply, Vt., 1-7, 9.24.

Men I

1. Victor Little, Vt., 7, 0, 15.77; 2. Thomas Tucker, Vt., 6-1, 13.10; 4. Randy Little Sr., Vt., 3-4, 10.57; 5. Thomas Brooks Jr., Vt., 3-4, 9.88; and 8. Christopher “CJ” Hudson, Vt., 1-6, 5.43.

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