Babe Ruth 14’s lose, win


WESTFIELD, Mass. -- The Brattleboro 14-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star baseball team is 1-1 in the New England Regional Tournament.

Brattleboro lost to Maine, 2-0, in Friday’s opener. Tony Martinez had the only hit for the Vermont champions in that contest. Maine scraped together two runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn the decision.

On Saturday, Brattleboro came from behind to beat New Hampshire, 5-4. Trailing 4-2 in the seventh frame, Tyler Germain started a two-out rally that ended with Dan Petrie’s three-run double. Reliever Ben Nelson-Betz would then preserve the victory.

Sunday’s game was postponed due to rain. Brattleboro will take on Connecticut today at 4 p.m. in the double-elimination tourney.

Youth Football Camp

WESTMINSTER -- The Connecticut Valley Pee Wee Football League will host a four-day football and cheerleader camp from 5-7:30 p.m. at Hadley Field Complex at Bellows Falls Union High School for ages 8-14 on Aug. 4, Aug. 5, Aug. 6 and Aug. 8.

Football players attending must wear shorts, t-shirts and sneakers (cleats are optional) and cheerleaders must wear shorts/sweatpants, t-shirts and sneakers.

Instruction at the camp will be by coaches that have coached at different levels of football and cheerleading from high school to college.

On Thursday, Aug. 7, there will be signups for the CVPWFL season at BFUHS at 6 p.m., with no camp that day.

The cost per child to participate is $20. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt and on Friday night there will be pizza by Athens Pizza.

Camp registration will be Monday, Aug. 4, starting at 4:30 p.m. or you can pre-register at

Children from anywhere may attend this camp and are encouraged to do so as the upcoming football season is nearing.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Kevin Vancor at 802-376-9558, Jim Lober at 802-722-4889, Ed Vancor at 802-376-5902 or Misty Haskell at 803-463-9389.

There will be a guest speaker each of the four nights to talk about Pee Wee, high school, college and NFL Football.

Pee Wee, Flag Football

WESTMINSTER -- The Connecticut Valley Pee Wee Football League is entering its 47th year of football and will have its yearly signups and try-outs on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m., at Bellows Falls Union High School. Also, equipment issue will be on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. Players are asked to wear shorts, t-shirts and sneakers to try out. It is open to children entering grades 3-8.

There is now a third grade team. Grades 4-6 participate in Pee Wee football and grades 7-8 participate in the Junior High program.

You must attend one of the signup nights to register and players already in the league must attend one of these dates as well or make arrangements by calling Glenn Gendron at 603-398-6216 or Ed Vancor at 802-376-5902.

The are no weight limits. Every kid is welcome.

Again this year, Flag Football will be offered for the younger players. The age groups are 4-7 years old. Signups will be at the same time as Pee Wee Football.

The cost for Pee Wee and Junior High will be $40 per child. The cost for Flag Football will be $15 per child.

Figure skating competition

MARLBORO, Mass. -- The following skaters will be leaving today to participate in a week-long competition, from July 29 to Aug. 2, at the New England Sports Center:

From the Monadnock Region: Team Skating Director Suzanne McCaughtry of Keene, N.H., along with Staff Coaches Stacy Chickering and Megan Chickering. Skaters are, Emma Fuller, Elise Lacroix, Marina McMahon and Amelia Opsahl.

From the Pioneer Valley/Franklin County are Kathryn Daughton, Ella Dubin, Linda Lopatka, Ruth Morse, Maggie Provencal, and Isabelle Senn.

From the Brattleboro/Jacksonville/Vernon area are Rose Dumaine of Jacksonville and Reagan Shippee of Vernon.

This team of skaters will be representing FMC Ice Sports of Greenfield, Mass. The team has 12 competitors competing in over 50 events over the week-long competition.


TOWNSHEND -- Friesians of Majesty is hosting Jeff Wilson for a Cowboy Dressage Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 16. Learn the principles of Cowboy Dressage from a true professional and also tour the Friesians of Majesty facility. Call 802-365-7526 to reserve your ride times. Limited spots are available.


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