SPOFFORD, N.H. -- Beverly Current and Beverly Wright recently trained Tri-State lifeguard candidates for "Open Water" at Wares Grove.

Each of these candidates had completed their "4 Wall" training for local recreation centers, camps and clubs, but they had another challenge ahead of them. With local pardons looking on, these new guards were to learn how to search for submerged victims, pull a distressed swimmer onto a long board and how to save a passive drowning victim.

These trainings are held in May and June each year and re-certifications over the Memorial Day Weekend at the Colonial and Vernon pools and Wares Grove Beach by local swim/lifeguard instructors Current and Wright.

Wooden Bat Tournament

SAXTONS RIVER -- The Saxtons River Pirates are hosting a seven team men’s wooden bat baseball tournament on July 4-5 on Vermont Academy fields and Bellows Falls’ Hadley field.

Burlington (three teams), St. Albans, Norwich, Walpole, N.H., and the host Saxtons River Pirates will be represented. All teams will play three games, with the championship game being held Saturday afternoon in Saxtons River.

It is named the Joseph B. Meagher Tournament. Meagher was the first commissioner of the Northern League and former coach of the Saxtons River Pirates.

Eleven games will be played leading up to the championship game. Game times for the 4th of July are 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.


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, and 3:30 p.m., and 10 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. on July 5.