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Sports Notes (7/30/09)

July 30, 2009

Soccer tryouts

The Burlington Lakers Soccer Club will hold tryouts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Callahan Park in Burlington.

The soccer club is a premier girl’s travel club that was formed in 2001. This year, the club will field competitive travel teams for U13, U15 and U17.

Last year, the Burlington Lakers U16 girls won the 2009 State Cup, competing in the Region 1 National Championship. They came in second in their group. The U16 girls also won the South Coast Seaside Classic Tournament in Rhode Island.

The U14 Girls won the Suffield Tournament in Connecticut, and the U12 Team finished as runner-up state champions in the 2009 State Cup.

For more information, call 343-8887 or visit www.burlingtonlakers.com.

Jousting match turns painful for Vt. mayor

A Vermont mayor who agreed in fun to a jousting match with padded sticks and helmets ended up in the emergency room after he broke some ribs.

Sunday’s joust at a festival in Barre was a modern-day re-enactment of a fabled fistfight over the city’s naming. Mayor Thomas Lauzon and Jeff Blow, chairman of the town’s selectboard, teetered on padded pedestals in the middle of a ring as they wielded their jousting sticks.

The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus reports Blow toppled Lauzon in less than 15 seconds and the mayor returned the favor with a below-the-belt thrust.

In a deciding third match, Lauzon broke his ribs when he lunged toward Blow and slammed into his pedestal. The mayor’s wife, Karen Lauzon, said Monday he’s OK.

— The Associated Press



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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