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.

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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