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April 28, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 5 Thoughts on the t-of-Doors by Gary W, Moore ,J iMPROVE RAPIDLY r has been high and cold and the fishing pretty few more nice days like Sunday, the action By the time you read this, the ice may lakes and the first week or so is usually the waters in Orleans and Essex Counties found plenty of ice on most of the lakes. It to break away from shore so a little warm I be all that is needed. f the length of Lake Winnipesaukee and the ast, by the time you read this it should be gone. itting right now. have been busy for me as I have been imore than I have been in. I often think that I could meetings to go to. first week of the Vermont trout season in New the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. but it sure is nice to get hack home. spent three days on the Massachusetts was nice, but again Vermont looked only consolation is that the fishing hasn't ction. that the season has been open 16 days e yet to wet a line. The closest that I got to any day which 1 spent up north talking to Clyde and Black Rivers. The cold, yet the enthusiasm ran high and were taken. It was funny seeing fishermen that by this weekend the action should pick up :k will be to fish slowly and with bait seems to be the most effective for the season, but hardware and even flies do at the right time in New Hampshire in lakes and ponds opened Saturday. been legal since July 1, but needless to ere out. DATES TO REMEMBER in the Connecticut River Salmon should plan to attend the meeting to he .m. at the Sheraton in W. Lebanon. and Wildlife Service will begin a series of as part of the procedure for preparing an Statement on the restoration of right and the action should be hot. Head to 7, 8, and 9 for the "Winni Derby". Over awarded during the trout and salmon days of the tournament the Weir's Trinity will be serving a fishermen's breakfast .m. with a complete and varied menu. of New Hampshire Department of Safety has boats being used by fishermen entered operated without a valid registration. This problem with the i Lisbon (H) Oxbow (H) (A) (H) Lin-Wood ( H ) Thefford (H) Danville (A) Lisbon (A) Lin-Wood (A) ,, torthfield (A) o. Royalton (A) Oxbow (A) School teams in Spring Sports Spor00 Victories in Woodsville baselmil and Oxbow softball play BRADFORD-- Spring sports : :  : veteran infield and their play apiece with Michele Fifield so far this year. having little trouble rounding in the Upper Valley finally moved into high gear as most local teams saw action this past week. Leading the way with two victories each were the Woodsville Engineer baseball team and the Oxbow Olym- pian softball team, notching their 16th win over the last 17 games, including the 1981 season. The Thetford Panther softball team as well as the Woedsville girls marked their season openers with im- pressive wins. As of last Thursday, only the Thetford baseball team had seen defeat. Woodsviile 9, Newfound 6 WOODSVILLE-- A sixth inning, four run rally with the aid of only two hits helped spark the Woodsville Engineer baseball team to an opening season win. Wood- sville was able to jump on the Boars hurler in the first inning for three quick runs. Mike Frezelone pounded out a two base hit and came home on a RB1 single by Mike Aldrich. Mike Slayton then poked another single to the outfield and both Slayton and Aldrich crossed the plate on a solid single by Bruce Lavasseur. Down 6-5 in a well played game to this point, the Engineers went to work, putting the game out of reach in the Sixth. Three Newfound errors, two passed balls, singles by Nickerson, Aldrich and Slayton made the dif- ference. Before the rally was over, Woodsville had scored four times and put the game out of reach. Coach Tim Whalen was pleased with his team's performance. "I had .planned to start Aldrich on the mound, but because of a hand injury, I had to call on Dave Nickerson. He did a great job. After tiring in the fourth, Aldrich was able to come in and finish the job." According to Whalen, "Both fishermen should keep May 21 and 22 free pitchers put in a gutsy per- an enter the competition at Moore Reservoir. formance." After Bite $50,000 Trout Tournament. Leading the hitting attack was Bruce Lavasseur with three solid singles, with TURKEY SEASON OPENS Magoon, Nickerson, Aldrich turkey gobbler season starts May 8 and and Slayton all looking well at 31. The area open was expanded this year the plate. "We played well south of I89. turkey is allowed per hunter and the hunting together, didn't make any a.m. to lh00a.m. Shotsizes of eighttotwoare costly mistakes and were able and handguns are not legal and may not be to come back. I couldn't have asked for much more. Todd or a companion. Brill, a freshman played well in right field, handling his kRMIT HUNTING is getting good now and many shooters position well." Woodsville 17, Gorham 0 while they are still visible GORHAM-- Mike Aldrich in Vermont Friday after a six week pitched a solid two hitter, reopen August 16. In New Hampshire the picking up his second win of the year and was backed by a I. strong I0 hit attack as the Engineer won their second game in as many tries, 17-0 over the Gorham Tigers. registration The game was stopped at the end of five innings after a Little times, mean hitting barrage, for the League officials emphasized produced a five run third Little League that anyone interested in inning and an eight run fourth tion for playing, regardless of ability, inning to demolish any hopes May 3. are free to sign up and will be the Tigers had of being in the aal Opinion able to participate in the ballgame. JonMellin was one and program, of the sparkplngs bagging out three hits, including a double, I grand slam home run, good for six RBI's. SPORTS SChlED Aldrich not only impressed on the mound, but helped-his Oxbow own cause scoring three runs JUNIOR HIGH and picking up three hits, one BASEBALL&SOFTBALL more than he allowed Haverhill H 4:00 Gorham, playing their first Montpelier A 4:00 game of the year, had trouble St. Johns'bury A 3:30 with Aldrich's selection of Thetford H 4:00 Haverhill A 4: O0 Montpelier H 4: 00 BMU A 4:00 St. Johnsbury H 4:00 Thetford A 4:00 Lisbon A 4: O0 SB Coach: Sandy Mercier BB Coach: Rich Ciaflin BLUE MT. UNION SCHOOL ASEBALL SCHEDULE SPRING 1982 WOodsville (H) 4: 00 S Danville (H) 1: 00 B&S ..... 4:00 B&S WOODSVILLE BASEBALL-- The opening pitch by Dave Nickerson in Woodsville's first game in which Woodsville defeated the Newfound Bears 9.6 in a come from behind victory. pitches, fanning ten times in the five innings. After the game, Whalen was happy with his team's quick start but noted that in the next Week and a half he would be meeting some of the highly touted teams in the area. "Playing Oxbow, Plymouth, Mascoma and Littleton will show us just how good we are." Oxbow 10, Montpelier 2 BRADFORD-- The Oxbow softball team started off this season as they ended last season .... wirmig. An ex- perienced team with only the pitcher new to the squad, Paul Munn's team broke to a 10-0 lead in the first five innings and coasted to victory. "Everything went as planned, we had good pit- Woodsville 16, Newfound 8 WOODSVILLE-- It wasn't easy. First game jinx and frustration nearly was the downfall of the Engineer softball team, but as coach Steve Walker put it, "We hung in there, believed in ourselves, and came away with the win." A five-run first inning blitz by the visiting Panthers made the Engineers wake up and take notice. Before the game was over, however, they did take notice. A four run, fourth inning brought Woodsville with one, 6-5. But the Engineers had just begun to roll They held Newfound to only two more runs and scored three, four and four in the final three innings, winning going away. A hitting attack of 13 safeties, along with eight base on balls, were too much for the Panthers to overcome. Sandy Boyce found the outfield for three hits, while Tracy Bumford, Sue Whalen and Bonnie Boyce added two each. Dora Boutin was on base four times, including two hits, one a double. Trish Demers stayed on the mound the entire game and Although Thurston registered allowed an equal number of the win, Teeter came back in hits (13) but good fielding and the seventh to finish the game clutch pitching insured no off. more runs crossing the plate. Hitting star was again "We just waited our turn, took Teeter, going four for four a our time, once we got perfect eight for eight for the baserunners on, we were able season. Kris Herman added to more of them around the two double to her total and horn," according to Walker. scored three runs while. Thetford20, S. Royaiton6 Doreen Smith and Penny Cook S. ROYALTON-- Before the added two hits of their own, season started fifth year including a triple by fleet- coach Debbie Lickley was footed Cook. worried about her team's Munn singled out the play of hitting ability. Her mind had catcher Tina Davidsobehind to be put to rest, at least for a the plate. "She played as well moment, as her Panthers as she could have today, pounded out 15 hits to a rout of Throwing out four runners is South RoyaRon. nearly unheard of." The Thetford ran to a 10-0 lead, fourth year coach was quick to never looked back as they point out however that he start the season in hopes of wasn't pleased with the matching, or bettering last overall performance. "We've year's record of 12-3. Premier the bases on a home run. It was the opening game for both teams and Lickley's troops shined well at the plate but committed seven errors. "Our fielders will come, we haven't had much work outside up to this point. I'm more worried about our depth and consistent hitting. Our pitching will keep us in many games, and hitting will just have to come through." S. Royalton 8, Thetford 4 S. ROYALTON-- "We're going to have to win our share of games with defense and speed," according to John Bourgeois, veteran coach of the Panther baseball team. The opening game was a good example of what was needed, more defense. Already pressed for an offense, the Panthers ran up against fireballing Mike Ballou, and couldn't put together a solid hitting per- formance. But, the game still could have been close except for seven costly errors by Thetford. S. Royalton jumped all over Thetford in the first inning, scoring five unearned runs off starter and loser Mark Godfrey. Thetford was never able to recover, although managing to close the gap to 8- 4 after the fifth inning. It was too little too late however, as 0tthe first inning jitters doomed he gamely Thetford nine. Before the season started coach Bourgeois worried about his hitting attack. "I'm sure it will come along, but we're going to have to work awful hard at it." Last year, although sporting only an 8-7 record, the Panthers clawed their way to the State semi- finals before bowing to powerful Danville. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RECORDS Baseball (as of 4-23) WL Bradford speedway opens for season BRADFORD For the 15th night at 8:00 p.m. wltn season Bear Ridge Speedway alternate rain dates on Sunday will be opening May 9, 1982, nightsat7:30p.m. with a car showing to be held Admission prices will at Coutee's Drive-In remain the same as last year; Restaurant in Bradford from Adult prices will be $3.50 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. children under 12 will be $1. Trophies will be awarded by We do have a few special Fadden Automotive of N. races in which the adult price Haverhill for the best looking will increaseby $1. cars in both divisions and then A license fee of $10 plus $4 at 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. will be charged the first time The race cars will then travel you go into the pits. All drivers 'to the track for tryouts and and pit crews will have to buy warm-ups. A pit fee of $4.00 the license and all other times will be charged for those who a fee of $4 will be charged. The want to go in the pits. There $10 license fee will be returned will be no rain date for this to the drivers in the form of show. point money at the end of the The first Friday night race 1982 racing season. will be held on May t4 at 8:00 For rule books send $1 and p.m. Rain datesforallregular your address to Bear Ridge racing dates will be Saturday Speedway, Bradford, VT. " 05033. BEAR RIDGE SPEEDWAY Racing schedule for 1982 season Sun., May 9.-- Showing Cars at Coutee's 10: 30 am to 12: 30 pro. Trophies by Fadden Automotives. Fri., May 14-- Regular card of racing. Fri., May 21-- Regular card of racing. Fri., May 28-- Regular card of racing-- Go-carts. Boy Scout and Girl Scout night. Sun., May 30--- Don Emerson Memorial Race. Fri., June 4-- Regular card of racing -- Motorcycle races. Little League Night. Fri., June !1-- Regular card of racing -- Go-carts. Street Mechanic race. Fri., June 18--- Regular card of racing. Coupe mechanic race. Fri., June 25--- Regular card of racing  Motorcycle races. Fri., July 2--- Regular card of racing. Sun., July 4-- July 4th Special -- Fireowrks. Fri., July 9-- Mid'Season Track Championship. Fri., July 16-- Regular card of racing -- Street Powder Puff. Fri., July 23-- Regular card of racing. Fri., July 30-- Regular card of racing -- Go-carts. Coupe Powder Puff. Fri., Aug. 6-- Gregg Emery Memorial Race. Motorcycle races. Fri., Aug. 13-- Regular card of racing Bike races. Fri., Aug. 26- Regular card of racing.. Fri., Aug. 27 Regular card of racing  Adult bike races. . Fri., Sept. 3- Regular card of racing  Go-carts. Fireman's night. Sunday, Sept. 5-- Labor Day Special. 4:00 B 4:00 S ......... 4:00 B , 4:00 B&S 1:00 B&S  4:00 B&S . 4:00 B&S 4:00 B&S 4:00 B 4:00 B&S II :00 am B BB Coach: Bruce Beauvais 592-3503 SB Coach: Carla Lemnah 757-3727 - ' ) ACADEMY ;" ": AND SOFTBALL  1982 :" VSB & VII at Sunapee "' VSB & VB - TA at Whitcomb .... VSB & VB Rochester at TA VSB & VB - TA atS. Royalton VB Concord at TA 1:00 pm ' VSB & VB Chelsea atTA ../%: . VSB & VB - TA at Blue Mtn. 1:00 pin VSB & VB SunaPee at TA VSB & VB Whitcomb at TA VSB & VB - TA at Rochester VSB - TA at woodstock VB - TA at Concord P.M, INDICATED ching, our defense was solid and our hitting was immense. Oxbow ripped the ball for a total of 14 hits, including a four for four performance from hurler Janine Teeter. Kris Herman added three hits, including a double with Marsha. Carbee, Angle Dobbins and Annette Brooks chipping in for two apiece. Montpelier was able to get on the board by virtue of three base on balls, and two wild pitches in the sixth frame. The only other hit came in the first inning. In the top of the seventh, Renee Thurston took over the pitching chores from Teeter after she fell hard on her right shoulder chasing a foul ball. The game ended on a nice double play with the bases loaded.., a grounder to third baseman Carbee, throwing to Tina Davidson at the plate for a forceout and a perfect relay to first before the runner crossed the base. Oxbow 17, Williamstown 9 WILLIAMSTOWN Oxbow bad little trouble with the softball team from Williamstown as the Olym- pians broke into an 8-0 lead at the end of three inning.s, and scored eight more m the seventh, boosting their record to 2-0. Janine Teeter opened the game on the mound and pit- ched for two innings before giving way to Renee Thurston. DOUBLE PLAY-- A double':play being started by Oxbow's third baseman Marsha Carbee in I0-2 bictory against Montpelier last week. played solid defensively, put pitcher Sheila Fifield was together key hits, but our simply overpowering on the pitching isn't where it should mound, whiffing 12 and be. We're not throwing allowing but two hits. With strikes. If we can only throw it pitching like that, along with a down the middle of the plate, big lead, the Panthers will be they're either going to miss it, tough tobeat any time. or hit it to someone that can Veteran Cricket Doyle and catch it." Munn was par- Sue McKinley paced the ticularly pleased with his winner's attack with three hits Woodsvllle Blue Mountain Oxbow Thetford Softball (as of 4-23) Oxbow Thetford Woodsvii|e 1 Blue Mountain 0 2 0 Frl., Sept. I0--- Regular card of racing. o o Twelve teams in o o o 1 o, o softball league woODSVILLE SOFTBALL-- Trish Demers throws the opening pitch against the Newfound Panthers. The Engineers went on to post a 16-8 triumph to start the season off on the right foot. Vermont sportswriters banquet MONTPEL'ER The Vermont Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association will be honoring outstanding atheletes from the State at their 27th annual Athlete of the Year Banquet to he held at the Montpelier Elks Hall, Saturday, May I at 6:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are available from the Journal Opinion office at $7 per person, $56 per table of eight. The following high school and college athletes have been nominated for awards: High School Division Month Player School Sport April Mike Rochford So. Burlington Baseball May Tom Hughes West Rutland Baseball May Sue Spencer Rutland Track June John Raleigh Missisquoi Baseball Paul Platek Essex Junction Football September October Eileen Ellig Rutland Cross Country November Mike Richardson U-32 Cross Country December Henry Dalrymple St. Johnsbury Basketball January Paul Doaner Mill Basketball ebruary Kim Silloway St. Johnsbury Basketball March Mike Johnson BFA-St. Albans Basketball At Large Ron Huntington Oxbow Baseball Soccer Basketball Wrestling Baseball Basketball Baseball Baseball Football Soccer Football Hockey Skiing Basketball Swimming Field Hockey Basketball April May June July, August September October November December January February March At Large Open Division Home town-school Kevin Allen Mill River Kirk McCaskill UVM Keith Cleplicki Rice Scott Dolan Rutland Rich Ranier Burlington Jeff Forte Rutland-Univ. of Iowa Zaren Avakian UVM Beau Coasch Middlebury Mike Evelti UVM Bill Koch Putney Jim McCaffrey St. Michaels Palmer Lewis Norwich Univ. Shannon Porter Springfield S. RYEGATE-- The officials Elks tournament, July 10 and of Wells River Valley Softball 11, WRVSL ASA District league have announced their tournament, July 17 and 18, 1982 league schedule. There and the Vermont ASA Class B will be a total of 12 teams State tournament, August 7 participating in this year's and8. schedule, including the 1981 Playoffs and league tour- champions, the 2Q Lounge of nament will begin MOnday, St. Johnsbury. August 16, final game to be Each team will play a total played August 22. The annual of twenty two league games WRVSL Labor Day tour- before playoffs. Opening nament will be held between game will be May 26 at 6:30 Sept. 2-6. p.m. against the 2&Q Lounge There is no admission and the HO Taylor Hobos. Two charge and attendance is more games will follow, at encouraged. In weeks to 7:45 and 9:00 p.m. come, the Journal Opinion will Special events during the carry the upcoming schedule season are the St. Johnsbury and previous week's results. Oxbow girls stay in Division H BRADFORD-- Oxbow High put back in Division II. School, at the request of the Parents of the players also varsity coaches of the softball requested the same to Oxbow team, has petitioned the athletic director Charles Vermont Headmasters Ottina. Association to be allowed to According to Munn, "we're play tournament competition a quality team, want to play in Girls Division II. Oxbow is the bigger schools in Vermont, defending champion, and show them our corn- Because of the declining potitiveness. We won the female enrollment at Oxbow. division last year, wewant the all three girls sports have opportunity to win it again." dropped to Division III status. When asked about the Each sport has the option of committment for a three year playing in that division or one period, and declining higher, If petitioned, and enrollment. Munn was con- approved by the Head- fident that the talent in soft- masters, the school has to stay ball would be consistent in the in the higher division for no next few years. "We have less than three years, good teams and personnel regardless of population size. coming up. Our feeder Neither field hockey or system, beginning with little basketball, a perennial power league, helps develop our in Division II, decided to players. Our coaches work petition upwards, well with the other coaches According to Oxbow (little league on up) and the sources, the request of the players learn the fun- softball team was made damentalsearly. originally before the begin- Richard Breen of the ning of the year, but for some Vermont Headmasters told reason had been sidetracked, the Journal Opinion that if he Paul Munn. and Gunther received the request, in Wernecke requested last week writing, by Thursday, April that a letter to the Head- 29, it would be honored. masters be sent asking to be mmm VACUUM CLEANER .... ] 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Cell J0e DePel0 1-603-448.3787 [ ........ 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I often think that I could meetings to go to. first week of the Vermont trout season in New the Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. but it sure is nice to get hack home. spent three days on the Massachusetts was nice, but again Vermont looked only consolation is that the fishing hasn't ction. that the season has been open 16 days e yet to wet a line. The closest that I got to any day which 1 spent up north talking to Clyde and Black Rivers. The cold, yet the enthusiasm ran high and were taken. It was funny seeing fishermen that by this weekend the action should pick up :k will be to fish slowly and with bait seems to be the most effective for the season, but hardware and even flies do at the right time in New Hampshire in lakes and ponds opened Saturday. been legal since July 1, but needless to ere out. DATES TO REMEMBER in the Connecticut River Salmon should plan to attend the meeting to he .m. at the Sheraton in W. Lebanon. and Wildlife Service will begin a series of as part of the procedure for preparing an Statement on the restoration of right and the action should be hot. Head to 7, 8, and 9 for the "Winni Derby". Over awarded during the trout and salmon days of the tournament the Weir's Trinity will be serving a fishermen's breakfast .m. with a complete and varied menu. of New Hampshire Department of Safety has boats being used by fishermen entered operated without a valid registration. This problem with the i Lisbon (H) Oxbow (H) (A) (H) Lin-Wood ( H ) Thefford (H) Danville (A) Lisbon (A) Lin-Wood (A) ,, torthfield (A) o. Royalton (A) Oxbow (A) School teams in Spring Sports Spor00 Victories in Woodsville baselmil and Oxbow softball play BRADFORD-- Spring sports : :  : veteran infield and their play apiece with Michele Fifield so far this year. having little trouble rounding in the Upper Valley finally moved into high gear as most local teams saw action this past week. Leading the way with two victories each were the Woodsville Engineer baseball team and the Oxbow Olym- pian softball team, notching their 16th win over the last 17 games, including the 1981 season. The Thetford Panther softball team as well as the Woedsville girls marked their season openers with im- pressive wins. As of last Thursday, only the Thetford baseball team had seen defeat. Woodsviile 9, Newfound 6 WOODSVILLE-- A sixth inning, four run rally with the aid of only two hits helped spark the Woodsville Engineer baseball team to an opening season win. Wood- sville was able to jump on the Boars hurler in the first inning for three quick runs. Mike Frezelone pounded out a two base hit and came home on a RB1 single by Mike Aldrich. Mike Slayton then poked another single to the outfield and both Slayton and Aldrich crossed the plate on a solid single by Bruce Lavasseur. Down 6-5 in a well played game to this point, the Engineers went to work, putting the game out of reach in the Sixth. Three Newfound errors, two passed balls, singles by Nickerson, Aldrich and Slayton made the dif- ference. Before the rally was over, Woodsville had scored four times and put the game out of reach. Coach Tim Whalen was pleased with his team's performance. "I had .planned to start Aldrich on the mound, but because of a hand injury, I had to call on Dave Nickerson. He did a great job. After tiring in the fourth, Aldrich was able to come in and finish the job." According to Whalen, "Both fishermen should keep May 21 and 22 free pitchers put in a gutsy per- an enter the competition at Moore Reservoir. formance." After Bite $50,000 Trout Tournament. Leading the hitting attack was Bruce Lavasseur with three solid singles, with TURKEY SEASON OPENS Magoon, Nickerson, Aldrich turkey gobbler season starts May 8 and and Slayton all looking well at 31. The area open was expanded this year the plate. "We played well south of I89. turkey is allowed per hunter and the hunting together, didn't make any a.m. to lh00a.m. Shotsizes of eighttotwoare costly mistakes and were able and handguns are not legal and may not be to come back. I couldn't have asked for much more. Todd or a companion. Brill, a freshman played well in right field, handling his kRMIT HUNTING is getting good now and many shooters position well." Woodsville 17, Gorham 0 while they are still visible GORHAM-- Mike Aldrich in Vermont Friday after a six week pitched a solid two hitter, reopen August 16. In New Hampshire the picking up his second win of the year and was backed by a I. strong I0 hit attack as the Engineer won their second game in as many tries, 17-0 over the Gorham Tigers. registration The game was stopped at the end of five innings after a Little times, mean hitting barrage, for the League officials emphasized produced a five run third Little League that anyone interested in inning and an eight run fourth tion for playing, regardless of ability, inning to demolish any hopes May 3. are free to sign up and will be the Tigers had of being in the aal Opinion able to participate in the ballgame. JonMellin was one and program, of the sparkplngs bagging out three hits, including a double, I grand slam home run, good for six RBI's. SPORTS SChlED Aldrich not only impressed on the mound, but helped-his Oxbow own cause scoring three runs JUNIOR HIGH and picking up three hits, one BASEBALL&SOFTBALL more than he allowed Haverhill H 4:00 Gorham, playing their first Montpelier A 4:00 game of the year, had trouble St. Johns'bury A 3:30 with Aldrich's selection of Thetford H 4:00 Haverhill A 4: O0 Montpelier H 4: 00 BMU A 4:00 St. Johnsbury H 4:00 Thetford A 4:00 Lisbon A 4: O0 SB Coach: Sandy Mercier BB Coach: Rich Ciaflin BLUE MT. UNION SCHOOL ASEBALL SCHEDULE SPRING 1982 WOodsville (H) 4: 00 S Danville (H) 1: 00 B&S ..... 4:00 B&S WOODSVILLE BASEBALL-- The opening pitch by Dave Nickerson in Woodsville's first game in which Woodsville defeated the Newfound Bears 9.6 in a come from behind victory. pitches, fanning ten times in the five innings. After the game, Whalen was happy with his team's quick start but noted that in the next Week and a half he would be meeting some of the highly touted teams in the area. "Playing Oxbow, Plymouth, Mascoma and Littleton will show us just how good we are." Oxbow 10, Montpelier 2 BRADFORD-- The Oxbow softball team started off this season as they ended last season .... wirmig. An ex- perienced team with only the pitcher new to the squad, Paul Munn's team broke to a 10-0 lead in the first five innings and coasted to victory. "Everything went as planned, we had good pit- Woodsville 16, Newfound 8 WOODSVILLE-- It wasn't easy. First game jinx and frustration nearly was the downfall of the Engineer softball team, but as coach Steve Walker put it, "We hung in there, believed in ourselves, and came away with the win." A five-run first inning blitz by the visiting Panthers made the Engineers wake up and take notice. Before the game was over, however, they did take notice. A four run, fourth inning brought Woodsville with one, 6-5. But the Engineers had just begun to roll They held Newfound to only two more runs and scored three, four and four in the final three innings, winning going away. A hitting attack of 13 safeties, along with eight base on balls, were too much for the Panthers to overcome. Sandy Boyce found the outfield for three hits, while Tracy Bumford, Sue Whalen and Bonnie Boyce added two each. Dora Boutin was on base four times, including two hits, one a double. Trish Demers stayed on the mound the entire game and Although Thurston registered allowed an equal number of the win, Teeter came back in hits (13) but good fielding and the seventh to finish the game clutch pitching insured no off. more runs crossing the plate. Hitting star was again "We just waited our turn, took Teeter, going four for four a our time, once we got perfect eight for eight for the baserunners on, we were able season. Kris Herman added to more of them around the two double to her total and horn," according to Walker. scored three runs while. Thetford20, S. Royaiton6 Doreen Smith and Penny Cook S. ROYALTON-- Before the added two hits of their own, season started fifth year including a triple by fleet- coach Debbie Lickley was footed Cook. worried about her team's Munn singled out the play of hitting ability. Her mind had catcher Tina Davidsobehind to be put to rest, at least for a the plate. "She played as well moment, as her Panthers as she could have today, pounded out 15 hits to a rout of Throwing out four runners is South RoyaRon. nearly unheard of." The Thetford ran to a 10-0 lead, fourth year coach was quick to never looked back as they point out however that he start the season in hopes of wasn't pleased with the matching, or bettering last overall performance. "We've year's record of 12-3. Premier the bases on a home run. It was the opening game for both teams and Lickley's troops shined well at the plate but committed seven errors. "Our fielders will come, we haven't had much work outside up to this point. I'm more worried about our depth and consistent hitting. Our pitching will keep us in many games, and hitting will just have to come through." S. Royalton 8, Thetford 4 S. ROYALTON-- "We're going to have to win our share of games with defense and speed," according to John Bourgeois, veteran coach of the Panther baseball team. The opening game was a good example of what was needed, more defense. Already pressed for an offense, the Panthers ran up against fireballing Mike Ballou, and couldn't put together a solid hitting per- formance. But, the game still could have been close except for seven costly errors by Thetford. S. Royalton jumped all over Thetford in the first inning, scoring five unearned runs off starter and loser Mark Godfrey. Thetford was never able to recover, although managing to close the gap to 8- 4 after the fifth inning. It was too little too late however, as 0tthe first inning jitters doomed he gamely Thetford nine. Before the season started coach Bourgeois worried about his hitting attack. "I'm sure it will come along, but we're going to have to work awful hard at it." Last year, although sporting only an 8-7 record, the Panthers clawed their way to the State semi- finals before bowing to powerful Danville. HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS RECORDS Baseball (as of 4-23) WL Bradford speedway opens for season BRADFORD For the 15th night at 8:00 p.m. wltn season Bear Ridge Speedway alternate rain dates on Sunday will be opening May 9, 1982, nightsat7:30p.m. with a car showing to be held Admission prices will at Coutee's Drive-In remain the same as last year; Restaurant in Bradford from Adult prices will be $3.50 and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. children under 12 will be $1. Trophies will be awarded by We do have a few special Fadden Automotive of N. races in which the adult price Haverhill for the best looking will increaseby $1. cars in both divisions and then A license fee of $10 plus $4 at 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. will be charged the first time The race cars will then travel you go into the pits. All drivers 'to the track for tryouts and and pit crews will have to buy warm-ups. A pit fee of $4.00 the license and all other times will be charged for those who a fee of $4 will be charged. The want to go in the pits. There $10 license fee will be returned will be no rain date for this to the drivers in the form of show. point money at the end of the The first Friday night race 1982 racing season. will be held on May t4 at 8:00 For rule books send $1 and p.m. Rain datesforallregular your address to Bear Ridge racing dates will be Saturday Speedway, Bradford, VT. " 05033. BEAR RIDGE SPEEDWAY Racing schedule for 1982 season Sun., May 9.-- Showing Cars at Coutee's 10: 30 am to 12: 30 pro. Trophies by Fadden Automotives. Fri., May 14-- Regular card of racing. Fri., May 21-- Regular card of racing. Fri., May 28-- Regular card of racing-- Go-carts. Boy Scout and Girl Scout night. Sun., May 30--- Don Emerson Memorial Race. Fri., June 4-- Regular card of racing -- Motorcycle races. Little League Night. Fri., June !1-- Regular card of racing -- Go-carts. Street Mechanic race. Fri., June 18--- Regular card of racing. Coupe mechanic race. Fri., June 25--- Regular card of racing  Motorcycle races. Fri., July 2--- Regular card of racing. Sun., July 4-- July 4th Special -- Fireowrks. Fri., July 9-- Mid'Season Track Championship. Fri., July 16-- Regular card of racing -- Street Powder Puff. Fri., July 23-- Regular card of racing. Fri., July 30-- Regular card of racing -- Go-carts. Coupe Powder Puff. Fri., Aug. 6-- Gregg Emery Memorial Race. Motorcycle races. Fri., Aug. 13-- Regular card of racing Bike races. Fri., Aug. 26- Regular card of racing.. Fri., Aug. 27 Regular card of racing  Adult bike races. . Fri., Sept. 3- Regular card of racing  Go-carts. Fireman's night. Sunday, Sept. 5-- Labor Day Special. 4:00 B 4:00 S ......... 4:00 B , 4:00 B&S 1:00 B&S  4:00 B&S . 4:00 B&S 4:00 B&S 4:00 B 4:00 B&S II :00 am B BB Coach: Bruce Beauvais 592-3503 SB Coach: Carla Lemnah 757-3727 - ' ) ACADEMY ;" ": AND SOFTBALL  1982 :" VSB & VII at Sunapee "' VSB & VB - TA at Whitcomb .... VSB & VB Rochester at TA VSB & VB - TA atS. Royalton VB Concord at TA 1:00 pm ' VSB & VB Chelsea atTA ../%: . VSB & VB - TA at Blue Mtn. 1:00 pin VSB & VB SunaPee at TA VSB & VB Whitcomb at TA VSB & VB - TA at Rochester VSB - TA at woodstock VB - TA at Concord P.M, INDICATED ching, our defense was solid and our hitting was immense. Oxbow ripped the ball for a total of 14 hits, including a four for four performance from hurler Janine Teeter. Kris Herman added three hits, including a double with Marsha. Carbee, Angle Dobbins and Annette Brooks chipping in for two apiece. Montpelier was able to get on the board by virtue of three base on balls, and two wild pitches in the sixth frame. The only other hit came in the first inning. In the top of the seventh, Renee Thurston took over the pitching chores from Teeter after she fell hard on her right shoulder chasing a foul ball. The game ended on a nice double play with the bases loaded.., a grounder to third baseman Carbee, throwing to Tina Davidson at the plate for a forceout and a perfect relay to first before the runner crossed the base. Oxbow 17, Williamstown 9 WILLIAMSTOWN Oxbow bad little trouble with the softball team from Williamstown as the Olym- pians broke into an 8-0 lead at the end of three inning.s, and scored eight more m the seventh, boosting their record to 2-0. Janine Teeter opened the game on the mound and pit- ched for two innings before giving way to Renee Thurston. DOUBLE PLAY-- A double':play being started by Oxbow's third baseman Marsha Carbee in I0-2 bictory against Montpelier last week. played solid defensively, put pitcher Sheila Fifield was together key hits, but our simply overpowering on the pitching isn't where it should mound, whiffing 12 and be. We're not throwing allowing but two hits. With strikes. If we can only throw it pitching like that, along with a down the middle of the plate, big lead, the Panthers will be they're either going to miss it, tough tobeat any time. or hit it to someone that can Veteran Cricket Doyle and catch it." Munn was par- Sue McKinley paced the ticularly pleased with his winner's attack with three hits Woodsvllle Blue Mountain Oxbow Thetford Softball (as of 4-23) Oxbow Thetford Woodsvii|e 1 Blue Mountain 0 2 0 Frl., Sept. I0--- Regular card of racing. o o Twelve teams in o o o 1 o, o softball league woODSVILLE SOFTBALL-- Trish Demers throws the opening pitch against the Newfound Panthers. The Engineers went on to post a 16-8 triumph to start the season off on the right foot. Vermont sportswriters banquet MONTPEL'ER The Vermont Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association will be honoring outstanding atheletes from the State at their 27th annual Athlete of the Year Banquet to he held at the Montpelier Elks Hall, Saturday, May I at 6:30 p.m. Ticket reservations are available from the Journal Opinion office at $7 per person, $56 per table of eight. The following high school and college athletes have been nominated for awards: High School Division Month Player School Sport April Mike Rochford So. Burlington Baseball May Tom Hughes West Rutland Baseball May Sue Spencer Rutland Track June John Raleigh Missisquoi Baseball Paul Platek Essex Junction Football September October Eileen Ellig Rutland Cross Country November Mike Richardson U-32 Cross Country December Henry Dalrymple St. Johnsbury Basketball January Paul Doaner Mill Basketball ebruary Kim Silloway St. Johnsbury Basketball March Mike Johnson BFA-St. Albans Basketball At Large Ron Huntington Oxbow Baseball Soccer Basketball Wrestling Baseball Basketball Baseball Baseball Football Soccer Football Hockey Skiing Basketball Swimming Field Hockey Basketball April May June July, August September October November December January February March At Large Open Division Home town-school Kevin Allen Mill River Kirk McCaskill UVM Keith Cleplicki Rice Scott Dolan Rutland Rich Ranier Burlington Jeff Forte Rutland-Univ. of Iowa Zaren Avakian UVM Beau Coasch Middlebury Mike Evelti UVM Bill Koch Putney Jim McCaffrey St. Michaels Palmer Lewis Norwich Univ. Shannon Porter Springfield S. RYEGATE-- The officials Elks tournament, July 10 and of Wells River Valley Softball 11, WRVSL ASA District league have announced their tournament, July 17 and 18, 1982 league schedule. There and the Vermont ASA Class B will be a total of 12 teams State tournament, August 7 participating in this year's and8. schedule, including the 1981 Playoffs and league tour- champions, the 2Q Lounge of nament will begin MOnday, St. Johnsbury. August 16, final game to be Each team will play a total played August 22. The annual of twenty two league games WRVSL Labor Day tour- before playoffs. Opening nament will be held between game will be May 26 at 6:30 Sept. 2-6. p.m. against the 2&Q Lounge There is no admission and the HO Taylor Hobos. Two charge and attendance is more games will follow, at encouraged. In weeks to 7:45 and 9:00 p.m. come, the Journal Opinion will Special events during the carry the upcoming schedule season are the St. Johnsbury and previous week's results. Oxbow girls stay in Division H BRADFORD-- Oxbow High put back in Division II. School, at the request of the Parents of the players also varsity coaches of the softball requested the same to Oxbow team, has petitioned the athletic director Charles Vermont Headmasters Ottina. Association to be allowed to According to Munn, "we're play tournament competition a quality team, want to play in Girls Division II. Oxbow is the bigger schools in Vermont, defending champion, and show them our corn- Because of the declining potitiveness. We won the female enrollment at Oxbow. division last year, wewant the all three girls sports have opportunity to win it again." dropped to Division III status. When asked about the Each sport has the option of committment for a three year playing in that division or one period, and declining higher, If petitioned, and enrollment. Munn was con- approved by the Head- fident that the talent in soft- masters, the school has to stay ball would be consistent in the in the higher division for no next few years. "We have less than three years, good teams and personnel regardless of population size. coming up. Our feeder Neither field hockey or system, beginning with little basketball, a perennial power league, helps develop our in Division II, decided to players. Our coaches work petition upwards, well with the other coaches According to Oxbow (little league on up) and the sources, the request of the players learn the fun- softball team was made damentalsearly. originally before the begin- Richard Breen of the ning of the year, but for some Vermont Headmasters told reason had been sidetracked, the Journal Opinion that if he Paul Munn. and Gunther received the request, in Wernecke requested last week writing, by Thursday, April that a letter to the Head- 29, it would be honored. masters be sent asking to be mmm VACUUM CLEANER .... ] 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Cell J0e DePel0 1-603-448.3787 [ ........ SALFS & SERVICE 6GS & SUPPtES. 24 HOUR EMERGENCY MENTAL HEAL1B SERVICE Orange County ,Mental Health TOLL FREE 1-800-622-4244