Casey, Higley Reed honored

Saturday June 29, 2013

BRATTLEBORO -- The BUHS track team has recognized two individuals with postseason honors.

Graduate Paxton Reed was awarded the Leroy Johnston Memorial Trophy given by the class of 1945 in memory of Mr. Johnston who was a Science teacher and coach at Brattleboro High School from 1929 to 1942. The cup is awarded annually to a boy prominent in track and field who has exemplified the qualities of dependability and good citizenship which were so outstanding in the life of Jonny Johnston.

Graduate Ursula Casey was awarded the Verne L. Watson Cup and Award given annually by the class of 1933 in memory of its class president, to the graduate who, in the coaches’ opinion, best exemplifies sportsmanship and dedication in the pole vault, high jump, or hurdles.

The BUHS baseball and football programs honored graduate Tyler Higley with the Wally Carlson Memorial Award for his constant and conscientious effort in football and baseball.


BRATTLEBORO -- The defending Connecticut River Valley Baseball League champion Claremont Cardinals held off a surprisingly strong effort by the winless Brattleboro River Rats and came out with a 6-3 victory in recent Connecticut River Valley Baseball League action.

The game at Claremont’s Barnes Park featured strong pitching by Claremont’s Mike Wells and Brattleboro’s Todd Bell, both of whom pitched complete games. Cardinal third baseman Justin Pierce singled, doubled, scored a run and drove in two more, while John Waitekus of the River Rats went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

League action this weekend features the Walpole Wild Blue at Claremont on Friday at 6 p.m., while fans will be treated to a pair of games at Dummerston Field on Sunday. Putney hosts the Keene Black Dawgs at 10 a.m. while Brattleboro plays the Newport Polar Bears at 1 p.m. Admission to all CRVBL games is free, and to learn more about the area’s only adult baseball league, visit the league website at

Baseball Camp

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Area Baseball Camp recently wrapped up the Little League Age Camp. Adam Newton was the line drive hitting champ and he also won the bunting contest, Alex Kendall won the ground ball fielding contest, and Tyler Millerick and Newton were co-champs in the fly ball fielding contest. Millerick was selected by the staff as Camper of the Week.


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