August 29, 2014

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Owens and Williford rep CVU in LAX star games

The Champlain Valley Union High boys and girls lacrosse teams each added one player to the rosters of the Vermont all-star teams of 2012 graduates that met New Hampshire stars Saturday at Hanover, N.H.

Abby Owens was the lone CVU girls lacrosse player, and Christian Williford was the only CVU player on the boys team.

Owens and the Vermont girls lost 15-11 to New Hampshire. Williford and Vermont’s boys also lost,14-12, to their Granite State counterparts.

—Mal Boright

Vt. golf team wins Tri-State tournament

Williston golfers helped the Vermont Tri-State team capture its fifth victory at the annual Tri-State Tournament.

The team finished with a total of 148 points, while New Hampshire had 143.5 points and Maine finished third with 113 points. The two-day tournament was held last week at the Mount Washington Resort Course in Bretton Woods, N.H.

The first day of the event, members play as part of a two-person team; the following day is an individual match, with points contributing to the overall team score.

Janet Hayden of Williston and Williston Golf Club won 5.5 points with Pam Shover, who plays at the Williston Golf Club. In the individual match, Hayden added 3.5 points, while Shover contributed 5.

Cindy Paquet of Williston won 4.5 points with Janet Horton, and added 6 points in the individual match—the highest number possible.

Cathy Neff of Williston won 2 points with Rhonda Colvard, and added 2 points in the individual match.

Ellen Grimes, who plays at the Williston Golf Club, added 3.5 points with Phyllis Simon, and contributed 2 points in the individual match play.

Kathy Dube of Williston Golf Club had the lowest score in the alternate match.

— Stephanie Choate

All-stars shut out Vergennes

The Williston 9- and 10-year-old baseball all-stars kicked off their 2012 District Tournament run in dazzling fashion last Saturday, dispatching the Vergennes all-stars in a four-inning mercy rule combined perfect game.

Not a single Vergennes batter reached first base in the 15-0 shutout, and only two balls were put into play the entire game, as pitchers Storm Rushford and Griffin McDermott combined for an astonishing 10 strike outs in 12 batters.

Offensively, Williston showed its improved power this season, scoring 13 hits in the shortened game, along with five walks and only four total strike outs.

In their second game, played versus Richmond in Middlebury on Monday, the all-stars continued their dominance of the tournament. Rushford pitched four innings of one-hit ball, fanning 10 of the 13 batters he faced with a combination of two-seam and four-seam fastballs. At the dish, Williston batters continued to punish the ball, scoring 11 runs in five innings, highlighted by Griffin McDermott’s monster home run in the fourth inning. Baker Angstman shut the door in the fifth, allowing no runs, adding two more strikeouts and securing another mercy rule-shortened game for the Williston All-Stars.

Next up for the boys is Burlington American this Saturday and Shelburne on Sunday, both at 1 p.m. at Callahan Park in Burlington.

— Matt Rushford, Special to the Observer

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