Kenzie powers Pacers

Friday May 10, 2013

DERRYFIELD, N.H. -- Kenzie Bonnette hit a grand slam in the fourth inning and the Hinsdale softball team downed Derryfield, 30-7, on Thursday afternoon.

Hinsdale racked up four runs in the first and five in the second to go ahead 9-7.

"We started swinging again," said Pacers coach Terry Bonnette.

Skylar Bonnette, Colleen Bedaw, and Megan Finnell had four hits apiece, and Taylor Roberts and Kenzie Bonnette each had three.

"Sky" started and was relieved by Elise Atkins after three innings.

"Atkins settled us down, and we threw strikes," noted the Hinsdale coach.

The 7-5 Pacers will host Newport on Monday at 4 p.m.

Windsor 7, Bellows Falls 6

WINDSOR -- The Terriers blew a two-run lead in the seventh, as the hosts rallied with two away.

Bellows Falls' Chelsea Wilder gave up two hits in a full game. Wilder also had three hits, while teammate Emily Perry also had three, and Tasha Long managed two for the Terriers.

Bellows Falls drops to 1-7 and will play at Fall Mountain on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Otter Valley 12,

Leland & Gray 1

BRANDON -- The Otters racked up five extra-base hits, including a pair of doubles and three triples, to pound the Rebels.

"They were hitting the ball. They were ready to hit," said Rebels coach Tammy Claussen, whose team dropped to 5-3 overall with the loss.

Ashley Goddard had two hits and Kate McAllister had one to lead the Leland & Gray attack. Losing pitcher Elizabeth Symanski walked eight, fanned eight and gave up nine hits.

The Rebels will play at Twin Valley, in Whitingham, on Saturday at 10 a.m.


Derryfield 17, Hinsdale 6

DERRYFIELD, N.H. -- Errors plagued the Pacers once again, with seven miscues being a major reason why they fell to 0-12 on the season.

Ben Kilelee tripled and drove in three runs to lead the Hinsdale attack. PJ Labarre and Chris Bokum each finished with two hits.

The Pacers will host Newport on Monday at 4 p.m.

Little League

BRATTLEBORO -- The Pirates survived a scare from the Royals, escaping with a 7-4 win. Kyle Derosia got the win with eight strikeouts and Cyr Solari earned the save. The Pirates were led by Tyler Millerick's three hits and Adam Newton's three-run homer. Rachel Rooney connected on her first Little League hit in a clutch situation. Anthony Palomba had a great defensive game for the Royals and Jacob Lamorder had a good all-around game.

Baseball Camp

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Area Baseball Camp has set the dates for this year's camp. A camp for Little League age players, 9-12 years old, will be conducted over eight days from June 19-21 and June 24-28. The camp is in its 22nd year under the direction of Alan Libardoni and run in cooperation with the Brattleboro Parks and Recreation Department. It is held on Tenney Field at Brattleboro Union High School. There will be daily instruction and practice as well as games each day. Skill contests will also be held. If you need any information, call Libardoni at 802-257-4203. g.housen is the official drink sponsor of the camp.

Golf Tournament

WALPOLE, N.H. -- On Sunday, June 30, Hooper Golf Club will be holding a tournament to help Save the Hooper Golf Club. All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Save Hooper Fund as the golf club strives to survive until the course is sold by the Hooper Trustees.

The Save Hooper Tournament will use a handicap scramble format and you can form your own teams or sign up to be assigned to teams by the tournament committee. The club urges people to get their company to sponsor a team, do a tee advertisement or donate items to the silent auction.

The entry fee is $100 per player and carts are included, all donations are welcome. Up to four Mulligans per team will be available for purchase.

The top three places and closest to the pin on the par threes will receive pro shop gift certificates. If more than16 teams sign up, there will be morning and afternoon shotgun starts.

Gary Beaman Memorial

GILL, Mass. -- The 2013 Gary Beaman Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 22, at the Oak Ridge Golf Club on West Gill Road, with an 8 a.m. tee off. If you or your company would like to become a hole-sponsor for this memorable event, contact Roberta Royce at 603-239-7347 or visit the website at Proceeds from this event go to supporting the work of the Winchester Learning Center, a non-profit child care and preschool located in downtown Winchester, N.H. The Winchester Learning Center is a Monadnock United Way Agency.

Kids Day

GUILFORD -- Sportsmen Inc., a local hunting/fishing/shooting club is has announced that its annual kids day will be Saturday, May 18, from 9:30 a.m. through 1:30 pm.

The sporting club is located at 2081 Creamery Rd., Guilford. The pond will be stocked with trout. Bring your worms and rods. The club will have archery, BB gun shoot, trap shoot and 22 cal. shoot. DO NOT bring your firearms. The club provides firearms ammo, and coaches.

This event is free to the public and is for all area kids 15 and under. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be provided. The event is supported by the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife.

For more information call Art at 802-254-1580.

Nordic Coaching Awards

STRATTON -- Two Stratton Mountain School Nordic Team coaches have been recognized at the regional and national level for their coaching success. Liz Kantack has been named Coach of the Year by NENSA (New England Nordic Ski Association), and SMS T2 Team Coach Gus Kaeding was named Domestic Coach of the Year by USSA (United States Ski Association).


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