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home : sports : local August 20, 2014 

SJA Football Sharp in Saturday Scrimmage
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The weather was fine and the St. J Academy football team just as good as the Hilltoppers scrimmaged Woodstock at Fairbanks Field.
Monday, August 18, 2014

Local Commentary: Pool Power Today
Oh my -- Aug. 16? Already? Fall sports practices? Previews?
Saturday, August 16, 2014

High School Football: SJA Scrimmages Woodstock Today
ST. JOHNSBURY -- They convened this past Monday for the first day of practice; have had two-a-days this week; scrimmage Woodstock this morning at 10 a.m.; play a three-way scrimmage next Saturday in South Burlington with host Rice, and Colchester; and just like that, the St. J Academy Hilltoppers prepare for their football season opener two weeks from today at home with Rutland.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Local Preseason Football Practice Under Way
LYNDON CENTER -- "I'm living the dream -- couldn't be more pleased."
Friday, August 15, 2014

Outdoors: NC Endurance Challenge Sept. 6
PITTSBURG, N.H. -- Athletes from across North America will undertake the multi-sport, one-day mountain race known as the North Country Endurance Challenge on Saturday, September 6. Incorporating kayaking, mountain biking and running, athletes will test their stamina on either a 30-mile course or the 70-mile premiere course, both traversing New Hampshire's Great North Woods North. The event raises money for the development and sustainability of recreational trails in Coos County.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Women's Golf: VSWGA Tournament Aug 19-21
ORLEANS -- This year's annual Vermont State Women's Golf Association (VSWGA) Amateur Championship will be held Aug. 19-21 at Orleans Country Club. The championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a field of 33 players. The championship is a 54-hole stroke play event with a field of 33 players.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thoughts on the Out-of-doors: Bourn Pond Worth the Hike
Take a hike for trout. Get away from the crowds, enjoy a little solitude and fish for brook trout in the Green Mountain National Forest. Bourn, Stratton, Branch and Beebe Ponds are home to square tails and inviting to those who want to get away from the crowds when fishing.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Bunnell(s) Win Melissa Jenkins 5K
DANVILLE -- If variety is the spice of life, then runners enjoy trying out different courses -- even in the same race.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Shredders Rejoice
NEWPORT -- Judging by turnout alone, the first-ever Shred Fest held at Gardner Park on Friday was as big a success as the destination skate park the event was organized to celebrate.
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Local Commentary: A Fair-ly Busy Month
Just checking in on a sunny Saturday while double-parked on the highway of life...
Saturday, August 9, 2014

Seymour Swim Kicks Off Kingdom Triathlon
MORGAN -- Saturday marked the fifth running (and biking and swimming) of the Kingdom Triathlon "Even Up" series. The Aquaman Even Up and Ollie Even Up races take their name from the fact that the distances for each leg are calculated so that athletes should spend just about the same amount of time swimming as they do running or biking.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Local Soccer:
HENNIKER, N.H. -- In a North/South champs rematch of the semifinals of D-II men's summer soccer conference, South won again in a close game that went into tiebreaker penalty kicks.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

LSC Roundup: Hornet Alum Dorsey Returns as Hoop Coach
LYNDON CENTER -- Lyndon State College announced Wednesday the hiring of former Hornet standout Chris Dorsey as its athletic facility manager/men's basketball coach.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

Oxbow Yokes Murphy
BRADFORD -- In what will perhaps be the final ripple left by the departure of Lyndon football coach Dan Nolan, a familiar face in St. Johnsbury football circles is heading south a few exits to meet a new challenge.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

N.H. Division IV Summer Soccer
HENNIKER, N.H. -- A three minute span in the second half cost White Mountains Club the New Hampshire Summer Soccer Conference Division IV semifinal game 2-0 on Saturday.
Monday, August 4, 2014

Local Commentary: Sargent on Hand Sunday at COC
Here's some updated information on the Eastern Fat Tire Association (EFTA) mountain bike race set for this Sunday, Aug. 3 at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC). The event this year serves as the summer fundraiser for the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum in Stowe.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

N.H. Summer Soccer: Kanc Kicks Advance on PKs
LANCASTER, N.H. -- The fifth shooter in the penalty kicks tiebreaker decided the fate in the N.H. Summer Soccer League playoff in favor of the Kanc Kicks from Lincoln, 4-3 on Sunday night that broke the 1-1 deadlock with JWS Timber after regulation on the Colonel Town field.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Youth Track & Field: St. J Finishes Second
ST. JOHNSBURY -- It was a first and second place for St. Johnsbury Recreation at the annual Vermont Recreation and Parks Youth Track & Field Meet.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Giving it a Tri
WESTMORE -- A turnout of nine solo triathletes and two relay teams might not seem like a success, but for Kingdom Games president Phil White, it was a perfect run through for the first Willoughby Tri, which he expects to grow into an annual event.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Youth Softball: Way North Loses In 14U Regionals
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Way North made it into Sunday morning and finished third at the Babe Ruth 14U NE softball Regionals at Roger Allen Park.
Monday, July 28, 2014

Austin Kapoukranidis Heads To Nationals
Austin Kapoukranidis has been riding dirt bikes since he was 3 years old and racing since he was 5.
Friday, July 25, 2014

Youth Track: St. J Set for Youth Meet Saturday
ST. JOHNSBURY -- A lot is going on at Saturday's annual Vermont Recreation and Parks Youth Track & Field Meet.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

H.S. Football: St. J Football Reaches Sweet 16
EXETER, N.H. -- The St. J Academy Hilltoppers got a jump start on the football season with participation in a seven-on-seven tournament at Exeter High School.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Morin Six Strokes Off Pace
WINCHESTER -- Barton's Matt Morin is six strokes off the lead after the first round of the New England Amateur Golf Championship at Winchester Country Club in Winchester, Mass.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MLB Roundup: Navarro, Reyes Homer as Jays Beat Red Sox 7-3
TORONTO -- J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cannons Blast Kings
LYNDON -- On the heels of a crushing weekend that saw their playoff hopes succumb to blown leads and a player ejection, the OEC Kings gave up 11 first-inning runs and fell 20-9 to the visiting Colchester Cannons.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Newport Hosts Women's Softball Championship
NEWPORT -- It was women's softball weekend in Newport as 30 teams converged on Gardner Park for two full days of double elimination tournaments to crown the class D and class E champions for the state of Vermont.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Way North Claims 14U Title
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. -- Way North had met Dover Green before the Babe Ruth 14u championship game at states and coaches Forrest Hicks and Chris Leavitt knew it would be close. The northerners claimed the state title, 6-3 on Sunday night.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Locals Compete in State Tournaments
Information was incomplete at press time Sunday as to district and state tournament results incolving local teams.
Monday, July 21, 2014

Local Commentary: Events Coming Fast
Amped up this morning, folks -- will start you off this morning with a redundancy, that there is a lot going on in our scenic section of the world, this weekend and into August. It's the same with the superb weather we've had virtually summer-long; more of the same this weekend as people flock to farmer's markets, yard sales, golf courses, hiking/biking trails, the lakes...
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Giroux Brothers, Goulet Top Field in Newport
NEWPORT -- Alex Giroux topped the field by six strokes on Thursday, posting a 1-under par 35 at Newport Country Club to win the second leg of the five-stop Northeast Kingdom junior golf tour.
Friday, July 18, 2014

Run and Gun Kings Knock Off South Burlington
LYNDON -- The OEC Kings generated five runs with their legs in the third inning, then another six with their bats in the sixth to send South Burlington home on the wrong side of an 11-2 decision at Lyndon State College on Thursday.
Friday, July 18, 2014

South Bay Stays on Top
NEWPORT -- In a marquee matchup at Gardner Park on Wednesday night, Irasburg's Racine Rentals came in as one of the top contenders in the Newport Independent Softball League, but reigning champ South Bay Supply of Newport rode a huge sixth inning to a 13-8 win to show that they are still the team to beat.
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Babe Ruth Baseball: St. J Wins District III Title
ST. JOHNSBURY -- In commanding fashion, St. Johnsbury won a three-team, double-elimination District III baseball tournament last weekend at the Legion field between Lyndon, St. J and Lake Region. They beat Lyndon 6-2 on Friday, Lake Region 11-1 on Saturday and clinched it with a 16-0 win over Lake Region.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Youth Track & Field: St. J Rec Has Strong Showing at Hershey State Meet
Youth athletes training with St. Johnsbury Academy's Community Recreation Department Track and Field program fared well in last weekend's Hershey Track and Field meet at Essex High School.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Little League Baseball: Lyndon Wins District IV Tournament
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Lyndon owned the 11-12 Babe Ruth District IV baseball tournament from the start, and put the finishing touch on its dominant performance with a five-inning, 14-1 win Monday evening over Connecticut Valley North Little League (CVNLL). They beat CVNLL by the same score on Saturday.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Youth Baseball: North Country Loses In 14U District Finals
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Farmington clipped North Country 5-3 in the 14U Babe Ruth district final on Saturday at Remich Park to move on to the state tournament in Portsmouth next weekend.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Youth Softball: Lou Leaver Knocked Out Of 10U Tournament
LANCASTER, N.H. -- The host Lou Leaver 10U softball team went 1-1 in pool play and then dropped two in the double elimination round. Berlin and Plymouth will move on to the state tournament in Barrington next weekend.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Youth Softball: Lou Leaver Falls In 12U Tourney
BERLIN, N.H. -- The Lou Leaver 12U Babe Ruth softball team coached by Aaron Gross and Adam Oleson had a rough day on Saturday as the districts opened, but came back on Sunday to give InterLakes a game though they ended a run short.
Monday, July 14, 2014

Living the Dream
LYNDON CENTER -- After nine years building a varsity football program at Oxbow, 10 years coaching in the St. Johnsbury Academy system and decades creating and fostering youth football in St. Johnsbury with his family, Mark Palmieri said he has found the "job of a lifetime."
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Youth Sports: Farmington Beats North Country In 14U Districts
LITTLETON, N.H. -- In the bottom of the seventh, Farmington pushed a run across to snap the deadlock with North Country, 4-3 and move into the district finals at 2 today.
Saturday, July 12, 2014

So Close for Smith
BURLINGTON --Whether he knew it or not, when Bryan Smith teed up on 18 in the final round of the Vermont Amateur Golf Championship on Thursday he held a three-stroke lead over reigning champion Evan Russell who was following one hole behind. After Smith's tee shot sailed straight and far, the murmurs from the moving gallery suggested that he had the title in the bag.
Friday, July 11, 2014

American Legion baseball: Kings Top Montpelier Post 3
LYNDON CENTER -- The OEC Kings beat Montpelier Post 3, 5-2, in American Legion action Thursday at Lyndon State College.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Babe Ruth Baseball: 13-15 Tournament This Weekend
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The Babe Ruth 13-15 year old Babe Ruth district playoffs get underway this evening at Legion Field.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Youth Baseball: NW Loses in 12U Semifinal
LANCASTER, N.H. -- North Woods came so very close, but Oyster River survived, 2-1 Wednesday in the semifinals of the Cal Ripken 12U state tournament.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jay's Smith Surges to 5-Stroke Lead
BURLINGTON -- Jay's Bryan Smith was one of only two golfers to break par on day two of the Vermont Amateur Championship, shooting a 2-under 69 on Wednesday to build a five-stroke lead heading into the final day at Burlington Country Club.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Locals To Represent VT/NH In Senior All-Star Game
St. J Academy's Marcos Tavares and Woodsville's Dan Roy will play against each other for the first time in their careers at the 40th Annual Lions All-Star games on July 19. The games put the top New Hampshire players against the top Vermont players head-to-head for boys and girls.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Messier Commits to St. John's University
Lake Region Union High School's all-star pitcher Matt Messier has made a verbal commitment to play baseball for St. John's University upon his graduation in 2015, according to his father, Lake Region principal Andre Messier.
Thursday, July 10, 2014

Cal Ripken 12U 60-Foot State: Suncook Valley Edges North Woods, Advances To Championship
LANCASTER, N.H. -- Suncook Valley was able to take advantage of a few little glitches in the last two innings to subdue North Woods, 5-2 on Tuesday at the Colonel Town A Field in the Cal Ripken 12U (60-foot) state tournament.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kings Drop Pitchers Duel at Home
LYNDON -- For the fans in attendance, Tuesday's American Legion baseball game between the OEC Kings and the Burlington Lynx was a taut, old-fashioned pitchers' duel, but for the hometown Kings it ended as a heartbreaking 2-1 loss.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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