Saturday June 22, 2013

WILMINGTON -- Being honored at the recent Twin Valley Athletic Awards for spring 2013 were:

Boys Golf: Most Improved -- Bret Berry. Top Male Golfer -- Wyatt Shippee.

Varsity Baseball: Golden Bat -- Sam Molner. Sportsmanship -- Jason Moore. Golden Glove -- Craig Greene. Most Improved -- Chris Robinson. Shawn Parris Award -- Sam Molner.

Varsity Softball: Offensive Player of the Year -- Sammy Cunningham-Darrah. Defensive Player of the Year -- Hannah Swanson. Coaches Award -- Abby Putnam.

Track and Field: Most Improved -- Cassie Bratton. Top Female Finisher -- Alex Kennedy. Top Male Finisher -- Oscar Smith.

At the Senior Awards Night, awards given were: Vicki Marchegiani Memorial Scholarship -- Abbi Molner and Lexi Reinertson. Phil Ware Scholar-Athlete -- Alex Kennedy. Justin E. Carrier Award -- Lexi Reinertson.

At the Recognition Ceremony, awards given were: VPA Scholar-Athlete Awards -- Whitney Murdock, Alex Kennedy.

Marble Valley League awards: Baseball -- Sam Molner (1st Team), Jason Moore and Dylan Johnson (Honorable Mention). Softball -- Sammy Cunningham-Darrah (1st Team), Jordan Niles, Abby Putnam, Colton Butler, Veronica Vernon, Lexi Reinertson, Hannah Swanson (all Honorable Mention).

Argh! Pirates stay perfect

BRATTLEBORO -- The Pirates remain undefeated with a 10-0 win over the A’s in recent Little League action. Adam Newton pitched the Pirates to the win with a no-hitter and striking out 13.


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Jacob Gouger reached base on two walks and scored two big runs. Cyr Solari had two hits and two runs scored for the Pirates. Alex Kendall and Harrison Kerber had some great defensive effort in the outfield.

Jeremy Rounds held the Pirates to two runs through four innings while striking out nine. Thomas Raymond and Keegan Givens had some great defensive plays.

Downhill Mountain
Bike Race

WEST DOVER -- Some of the best downhill mountain bikers on the East Coast will descend upon Mount Snow in southern Vermont for the fifth stop on the POC Eastern States Cup race series, June 22 and 23.

Mount Snow has been hosting major downhill mountain bike events for more than two decades and was the first East Coast venue ever to host the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships in 2007 and again in 2008.

There are as many as sixteen different categories riders can register for depending on age, gender and skill level with pro men and women vying for a piece of the cash purse and the fastest amateur riders in each category will go home with gear from event sponsors.

The trail crew at Mount Snow has mapped out the downhill course for this race to include steep, technical sections like Pat’s Pitch and the perennial favorite, Yard Sale, as well as some new progressive open sections of terrain featuring banked turns, tabletops, and step up/downs.

"It’s always our goal to send these riders down some of our most challenging terrain to test their ability and grit," said events manager Tim Dolan. "They’re downhill mountain bikers. Anything that doesn’t scare them a little bit is substandard."

To book lodging at Mount Snow or in the valley, call 800-245-7669. Camping and dogs are not permitted on the property. Nearby camping is available at Molly Stark State Park and Woodford State Park.