BOC hosts Larry Bloch open singles tournament

BRATTLEBORO -- Today is the last chance to sign up for the second annual Larry Bloch BOC Open Singles Tournament at the Brattleboro Outing Club.

The event features two divisions with a consolation round in each division: an "Open’ Division" (4.0 and above); and a "Club" Division (3.5 and below).

All players are guaranteed at least two matches on red clay courts, food and beverages, and the promise to see some of New England’s finest tennis players compete for prizes.

"Larry Bloch took over the BOC Singles Tournament as Director 12 years ago and transformed it into a wonderful tennis event," states a release on the tournament. "Under Larry’s direction, the BOC Singles Tournament has had as many as 56 players participate."

Play begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 25. Participants are asked to meet at the BOC courts on Cedar Street in Brattleboro.

Food, beverage, balls, and prizes will be provided by the Brattleboro Outing Club.

Cost is $10 for BOC members, $25.00 for non-members. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/tennisboc.

Babe Ruth 13s fall
to Orleans County

ST. ALBANS -- The Babe Ruth 13-year-old team lost its game, Friday night in St. Albans, to Orleans County, 16-6.

The group fell behind early again and fought back to make it a game, but Orleans County pulled away in the end.


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One highlight for the 13’s was the triple-play they pulled off in the third inning. With one out and the bases loaded, second baseman Emmanuel Keppel snared a line drive off the bat of OC third baseman Noah Gonthier and then whirled and threw to first baseman Joe Rafus to double off the runner. Rafus then threw to shortstop Kyle Murray to complete the triple play.

Bret Worden had a single and two walks to spark the comeback bid, and Jeremy Rounds singled and walked. Hunter Beebe hit a ringing double to center and pitched great in relief to keep the game close in the middle innings.

Senior tennis at BUHS

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department sponsors the senior tennis program at Living Memorial Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. However, for the summer months, the seniors will be using the Brattleboro Union High School tennis courts.

All are welcome to join this energetic and fun group. It is not necessary to be an expert or a senior to participate.

For further information, call Ruth at 802-254-6772.