BRATTLEBORO -- In recent Brattleboro Little League baseball action, the Pirates improved to 12-0 with victories over the A’s, Giants and Reds.
Pirates 6, A’s 1: Adam Newton, who went the distance for the victory, helped himself by belting two doubles and a triple in three at-bats. Jack Barnes sparked a three-run third inning by drawing a leadoff walk and Harrison Kerber chipped in with a clutch hit for the Bucs. Shane Cyr went 3-for-3 and Charlie Galanes pitched well for the A’s.
Pirates 27, Giants 4: Spencer Lawrence, Tyler Millerick and Kris Carroll all went 4-for-4 for the undefeated ones. Lawrence had a pair of homers, including a grand slam, and Carroll picked up the win on the bump. David Scott played a great all-around game.
Pirates 16, Reds 5: Alex Carpenter, Rachel Rooney, Alex Kendall and Jacob Gouger all had clutch hits for the winners. Tyler Millerick had a team-high four hits, while Kris Carroll and Adam Newton followed with three hits apiece. Ben Lane was the gold glover. Anthony Palumba and Tanner Root each had a hit for the Reds.
Track and field
BURLINGTON -- The South Burlington boys and Essex girls won the team titles at the Division 1 state track and field meet on Saturday. The Brattleboro teams each finished 13th.
Scoring for the Colonel girls was Eve Pomazi, who took fifth in the 400 in a time of 62.75. For the BUHS boys, Miles Goldenbird placed fifth in the triple jump (38-7.5) and Jonathon Burdo took sixth in the 110 hurdles (16.90).
Goldenbird wrapped up his career by placing in an event at the state meet for the second straight year. Last year, he placed third in javelin, but due to an elbow injury he had not thrown the javelin since the beginning of the season.
"For him to finish seventh in the state in javelin despite not throwing most of the season was impressive, but it was even more impressive that he claimed fifth in triple jump," said first-year Brattleboro coach Dan Barile.
This is the 11th straight year that the Colonels have placed someone at the state meet in triple jump. BUHS jumps coach Jay Van Stechelman has done an excellent job preparing high quality jumpers.
Pomazi, a freshman, shaved almost two seconds off her time in the 400 to place fifth after being seeded 13th.
Jonathon Burdo ran a personal record in the 110 hurdles in both the trials and finals to cap off his career with a 6th place finish.
"The majority of our athletes that qualified and competed were freshmen and sophomores, so this was a great experience for them to compete at this level," added Barile.
KEENE, N.H. -- The first horseshoe tournament of the season for the Keene Horseshoe Club is in the books, and a few short passages of weather aside, the tournament was great for competitors and spectators alike.
Almost 80 players competed in 10 classes, with five pitching in the morning flight and five pitching in the afternoon. Trophies were awarded to the top three competitors in all.
Playoff games were needed to break ties in three classes during the day. There were two classes that ended round robin play with two players tied for first, however one class ended in a four-way tie, requiring three extra games to decide the finishing order.
Gale Greene, who finished in first place for Class A, also had the high ringer percentage for the tournament with a 90 percent game pitched. The happiest ride home went to Jeanette Johnson (Class C 3rd place), Missie Riendeau (Class D 2nd place) and Brandyn LeBarron (Class G 1st place) -- three generations from one family that all left Keene with trophies in tow.
Brandyn and Ryan Tuckett both ran the table in their respective classes, winning all seven games of round robin play; the only two players to complete sweeps in the tournament.
The adoption of 40-shoe games for all classes was a new twist for the tournament. This is the style of play used by the World Horseshoe Championship. This year, the World Championship will be held in Buffalo, N.Y. Many local players used this tournament as an opportunity to practice before making the trip to Buffalo.
The next Keene Horseshoe Club event is the Keene Open Tournament, scheduled for July 5, also at the Wheelock Park facility. The sign-up deadline is 10 days prior to the tournament and if you are interested in competing, contact the Keene Horseshoe Club for more information.
For more casual horseshoe enthusiasts, participate in the weekly fun night on Tuesdays. Teams are randomly selected and the format is "walking doubles." There is no weekly commitment -- just go there any night you are available. The first session of league play is underway on Thursday nights, but there is still time to enter the second session if you are interested.
If you would like to contact the Keene Horseshoe Club for more information, club president Ken LaCoille can be reached by phone at 603-354-8033 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.