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Sodbusters claim crowns at Vermont State Tournament

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Two Bristol residents dominated their respective fields in the men’s and women’s divisions of the Vermont State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held in Bristol this past Saturday and Sunday.

Brian Simmons posted a perfect 8-0 record with a sparkling 84 percent ringer percentage to claim the Men’s A title.

Nearly three out of every four pitches that Deb Brown made were ringers, which helped her to the Women’s A title with a 6-0 win-loss record.

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Masterson wins big at Devil's Bowl

Posted on August 22, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST HAVEN — Bristol’s Josh Masterson edged Middlebury’s Hunter Bates with a final-lap pass to win a 25-lap Late Model feature and highlight local drivers’ efforts on Friday at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway.

Masterson also took second in the other 25-lap Late Model feature, moving up from fifth on another final-lap maneuver in which the cars ran four wide and he passed three other drivers, a move that race organizers said drew a loud ovation from the crowd.

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Triathletes set a lightning pace in season finale

Posted on August 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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SALISBURY — In a double Olympic and Sprint Vermont Sun Triathlon event on Aug. 11 at Lake Dunmore, Jason Frank of Burlington missed breaking the sprint triathlon course record (set in 2006 by Darby Thomas) by just seven seconds, winning in 59:11.

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Locals battle visitors at Field Days armwrestling tournamanet

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — A handful of Vermonters held their own against residents from five other states on Friday night at the Addison County Fair and Field Days 2013 Armwrestling Tournament.

Vermonters winning at the Aug. 9 competition were George Sheldrick, an event co-organizer who prevailed in both left-and right-handed events; Rob Ketcham, Glen Tupper and Kayla Plouffe.

The tournament drew armwrestlers from New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Maine, as well as Vermont.

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Mycogen Seeds repeats as county softball champs

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Mycogen Seeds for the second straight season emerged as the Rural Softball League’s playoff champion in double-elimination postseason action that concluded on July 28.

The Addison-based team completed the regular season with a 16-2 record and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. The team then defeated No. 1 seed Lanpher Construction of Shoreham in the final.

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Area athletes make impact in baseball all-star game

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



RUTLAND — Several members of this past spring’s successful baseball teams from Otter Valley and Vergennes union high schools played major roles as the North and South teams split an Aug. 10 doubleheader at Mount St. Joseph in the annual 2013 Vermont Baseball Coaches Association North-South Senior All-Star game.

VUHS hurler Charlie Stapleford was the winning pitcher as the North prevailed in the opener, 10-5, while OV’s Justin Owen threw three spotless innings to open the nightcap, a 5-0 victory for the South.

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Simmons, Brown toss well at horseshoes world championship

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ST. GEORGE, Utah — Three members of Bristol’s Sodbusters Horseshoe Club — all veterans of international competition and Bristol residents — distinguished themselves with top finishes at the World Horseshoe Championships, which were held in St. George, Utah, between July 22 and Aug. 3.

Brian Simmons, a former world champion, took second in the men’s competition; Debra Brown (who was runner-up last year) finished third in the women’s competition; and defending world champion Brianna McCormick was third in the girls’ event.

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Big hits, fire, injuries mark demolition derby drama

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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NEW HAVEN — With lightning providing a dramatic backdrop at Addison County Fair and Field Days on Thursday night, Ferrisburgh’s Andy Husk and what was left of his bright blue four-door sedan won the No. 1 Auto Parts Demo Derby feature after delivering one final blow to Chuck Havens’ bigger, but no longer mobile, black car.

Husk’s victory capped an evening in which the popular annual demo derby just dodged the thunderstorm, but was halted for about 20 minutes when Leicester’s Joe Kemp was injured in the evening’s second heat.

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Local racecar driver is Vt. athlete of month

Posted on August 12, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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WEST HAVEN — Veteran Middlebury driver Todd Stone held off young up-and-comer Jessey Mueller to win the Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s most important open-wheel Modified event on Aug. 2, taking the second annual Carrara Masonry & Concrete C.J. Richards Memorial 67.

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Panthers, Champs make a splash at state swim meet

Posted on August 8, 2013 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — At the summer Vermont Swim Association championship meet in the Upper Valley Aquatic Center on this past Saturday and Sunday, Middlebury Panther swimmers won five races — in four of which 10-year-old Oliver Poduschnick earned gold — while one young Vergennes Champ swimmer earned a state title.

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