July 9th, 2015
MIDDLEBURY — Home cooking did not help the young Addison County American Legion team, which dropped its first three games at Middlebury College’s baseball diamond this past Thursday and Sunday to remain winless this summer.
AC came close on Thursday vs. South Burlington, rallying from a 5-1 deficit to force extra innings before falling, 7-5. In a Sunday doubleheader, however, visiting Essex steadily pulled away in both games for the sweep, 12-1 and 12-0.
WEST HAVEN — Brandon’s Vince Quenneville Jr. came out on top of a dramatic Coca-Cola Firecracker 44 at Devil’s Bowl Speedway on July 3 for his first win of the season. The veteran Modified driver had a long and hard-fought battle with Joey Roberts and then held off a late charge from Ron Proctor.
WEST HAVEN — Veteran stock car driver Tim LaDuc of Orwell returned to Devil’s Bowl Speedway victory lane on Sunday after a five-year drought by winning the WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Independence Day Special on the Devil’s Bowl Dirt Track.
LaDuc earned the checkered flag in the 50-lap Liberty Street Discount Beverage & Deli Sportsman Modified race after a race-long fight with Josh Sunn.
MIDDLEBURY — The trio of Jim Dayton, John Davis and Peter Mulgrew prevailed in the July 2 edition of Bill Davidson Thursday Afternoon Golf at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
Two threesomes finished tied for second in the best-ball event: Ed Sommers, George Ramsayer and Matt Biette, and Bert Phinney, Russ Reilly and Deem Schoenfeld.
The day’s Closest To The Pin winners were Mike Adams and Biette.
Mulgrew earned the low net score overall, and Biette recorded the low net score on the Par 3 holes.
MIDDLEBURY — The third annual Middlebury Mayhem and Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department basketball camp will be held from July 20 to 24 in the Middlebury Municipal Gym.
Daily specialized drills, fun games and scrimmages will be offered to incoming third- through ninth-graders by Mayhem coach Randy Stockwell, Dustin Hunt from the recreation department, and local players. Also tentatively expected to help out are local high school and college coaches, including Jeff Brown, Gene DeLorenzo and Martin Beatty.
CASTLETON — Castleton State College will host the 41st annual Lions’ Vermont-New Hampshire Twin-State soccer matches on July 18, with only one Addison County athlete featured this summer among the senior all-stars from each state.
Mount Abraham Union High School graduate and Lincoln resident Amy Nault was selected as one of the 21 athletes on the Vermont girls’ teams. Nault was a key midfield cog for the Division II champion Eagle squad.
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
(Five Man Electrical Band)
All I did was open and close my fist, subtly — then all hell broke loose:
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police issued three drunk driving citations in the past 10 days — two after the alleged drunk drivers were involved in crashes.