Brow breaks Fiandaca's record

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WINCHESTER, N.H. — Solomon Brow broke a Monadnock Speedway record by winning his eighth consecutive race to start the season.

The Vernon resident won back-to-back Late Model Sportsman division heats on Saturday night. He took the green flag for his first race tied with Bobby Stowell and Mike Stebbins with six straight wins, took the checkered flag to tie record holder Pete Fiandaca with seven in a row each, and then won a second race that evening to become the first driver with a streak of eight triumphs right out of the gate.

Vernon's Hillary Renaud ended up sixth in the Street Stocks competition. She finished behind Ed Lofland, Dave Greenslit, Jaret Curtis, Chase Curtis and Chris Buffone.

Monadnock Speedway will start off a busy month of August this Saturday with another night of twin features. The Sportsman Modifieds will make up their July 6 feature along with the night's regular 50-lapper. Qualifying for the NASCAR Whelen All-American divisions, plus the Classic Lites and Granite State Legends, will begin at 6 p.m.

Legion Baseball Tournament

COLCHESTER — Brattleboro suffered its first loss in the double-elimination state tourney, losing to SD Ireland 6-1 on Monday at Colchester High School. Dan Petrie homered for Post 5 and Adam Newton doubled, while Jack Pattison contributed with a pair of singles. Brattleboro (2-1) will face the Rutland-Colchester winner in a loser's bracket contest Tuesday at 1 p.m. SD Ireland improved to 3-0.

Soccer Officials Training

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Vermont Soccer Officials Association and becoming eligible to officiate varsity soccer games is encouraged to attend one of three trainings in Southern Vermont. The first training is at the Black River High School cafeteria Tuesday night at 6. The second training will be held at the Maxfield Sports Complex on Aug. 14 at 4 p.m. The third training is being held at White River Unified High School in South Royalton, on Aug. 24 at 8:30 a.m. The training includes learning the rules of the game, a test, and a field practice. You will also receive followup support and a mentor. The cost of the program is $75, which includes the cost of the membership in the VSOA for this year, the training, and insurance. Interested men and women should contact Gary Blodgett at gblodg@comcast.net or 802-558-3147.

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