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VERNON — The Vernon grades 5-6 girls basketball team won the inaugural Vernon Recreation and Parks Department Tournament in 2002.

Vernon defeated Northfield, Mass. 38-18 in the championship game. Also competing were Bernardston, Erving, Greenfield, Winchester and Hinsdale.

The champs were coached by Bob O’Donnell and Nancy Heydinger. Playing for Vernon were: Kaitlin Austin, Miranda Breau, Alex Chisholm, Caroline Heydinger, Theresa King, Julia Lesure, Erin Morse, Amanda Richardson, Ashley Smith, Meagan Smith, Stephanie Unaitis and Shelby Wheelock.

Shane Covey can be reached at or 802-254-2311 X163. On Twitter: @ShaneCovey.


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