Pacers honored at state house


CONCORD, N.H. -- The Hinsdale High School varsity girls basketball team traveled to the state house where their achievements as the State of New Hampshire Division 4 champions and more were recognized and honored by meetings with and official proclamations from New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, the members of the New Hampshire Executive Council, the Speaker of the New Hampshire House, Terie Norelli, and State Senator Molly Kelly.

The Pacers went 22-0, including a 48-35 victory over Sunapee in the Division 4 final at Plymouth State College. Senior backcourt mates Allison Scott and Skylar Bonnette each scored their 1,000th career point during the fairy tale season.

Members of the Hinsdale team are: Coaches -- Terry Bonnette, Alex Rideout. Players -- Bridget Bourne, Skylar Bonnette, Allison Scott, Breanna Benjamin, Skyler LeClair, Kyra Rideout, Kathryn Fecto, Jacqueline Atkins, Katelyn Towle, and Megan Finnell. Athletic Director -- Michael McCosker.

Varsity Baseball

Leland & Gray 16,

West Rutland 1

TOWNSHEND -- In his first varsity start, Josh Donna pitched a two-hitter and fanned 13 batters.

"He went out there and threw strikes," said Rebels coach Eric Durocher. "His goal was eight K's. I'm definitely really happy about his performance."

Donna and Corey Nystrom each had two hits and four RBIs. Owen Beattie and Nick Morrow both went 3-for-4 at the dish.

The 1-1 Rebels will face Green Mountain on Monday.

College News

CASTLETON -- Soren Pelz-Walsh of Dummerston and Michael LeBeau of Bellows Falls are both playing on the Castleton State College baseball team.

Pelz-Walsh, a freshman shortstop, is batting .292 and has 10 RBIs for the 23-8 Spartans. LaBeau, a freshman pitcher, has three strikeouts in two innings of work.

Castleton State will host a doubleheader versus Middlebury on Sunday, with games starting at noon and 3 p.m.

Survival of the FITtest

CHICHESTER, N.H. -- Gather a team of four and test your physical and mental strength during the Survival of the FITtest Challenge on May 10 in Chichester, N.H.

This event requires a coed team of four participants. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., teams will navigate a 5K course with a variety of physical and mental challenges throughout, and must work together as a cohesive unit to complete the course.

The event will be an all-day affair and there will be numerous activities for children, so they are welcome to attend with adult spectators. There will also be music, food, contests and prizes.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Frank Monahan Foundation, which supports local youth and community programs.

Fun Intelligent Training in Concord is hosting this event, but registration is open to all teams of four. Registration is $55 per person until May 4. For more information and to sign up, visit


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