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May 12, 1982-The Journal Opinion.Page 5 take first loss, but Oxbow remains in the lead son pro0000se-s on school diamonds Sports supporting cast consisted lllTTER__ BMU's Andy Taylor was helped along this strikeout. Taylor also struck out nine other sending them to their first defeat. BMU Pecord to 3-2. RIVER-- The Blue rode the arm hurler Andy the highly Olympians to 2-0 last Friday. tehed his first no- the season for the the ball well Oxbow get the pitcher's duel with Ron Huntington, L the game on a RBI fifth inning. See for details. in the week, Taylor one hitter against in the area, Blue softball team won of the season, . squeaker against Later in the week, a rally fell short, BMU Does back •upped splitting two While their coun- on the softball field more games, a 6-1 mark• Oxbow pace with the winning three limited action, and boys teams OOdsville dropped POwerful Littleton Game summaries 0 RIVER-- Andy what no team or been able to do • . . silence the Bucks put good hitting and a on the Taylor to hand first loss of the 's record :Setting was marked by and but two distance for having all game long, wasn't able to scoring column until the fifth inning. With no one out, Scott Darlingripped a hard shot that went off the shin of pitcher Ron Huntington for an infield single. Taylor, the club's leading hitter then stroked a fastball over the right fielder's head for a standup triple. Taylor. then scored himself on a wild pitch to put the game away. In his two outings this week, Taylor had allowed only one hit in 14 innings of pitching. After the game coach Beauvais couldn't say enough about Taylor's work. "He's done everything for us this year.., pitching, hitting, he is a real inspiration for the rest of the team. Everyone played well today. The boy's were up for the game, they wanted to win, they hustled throughout the game and took it to Oxbow." Thetford 16---Rochester 7 THETFORD-- The Thetford Panthers stayed on the win- ning scent, defeating once victorious Rochester 16-7. The Panthers banged out a total of 13 hits in the victory and the game was never in doubt• Thetford tied the score in the first inning with a single run and then exploded for six runs in tl_ third inning after falling behind 2-1. A five run sixth inning settle matters as Rochester fought back for single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and three in the seventh to no avail. Continuing her fine all around play, catcher Micbelle Fifield pounded out five hits in five attempts, including a double to support her sister's Sheila Fifield's six hit pit- ching. Pam Palmer and Sue McKinley were also big sticks for the Panthers, collecting two hits and two RBI's apiece• Thetford 15---Rochester 4 THETFORD-- When its gool, its good, when its bad, its had. Against Rochester, Thetford was good• Fifteen hits and fifteen runs were too much for Rochester to handle as Thetford won their fourth straight game easily. Mark Godfrey was on the mound for the Thetford squad and turned in another strong game. Godfrey helped his own cause by banging out a two run, fifth inning double. He also garnered a safety in the Panther six run, sixth inning. The close 4-2 game was broken open in the late innings as a combination of poor Rochester fielding, a break- down in their pitching and timely hitting by Thetford was the key to their victory. The win was • Godfrey's third against a single loss. Littleton 8--Woodsville 1 WOODSVILLE-- The Woodsvill Engineers proved to be a good host as the Lit- tleton Crusaders softball team had little trouble in besting the 2-3 Engineers. While the bats of Littleton were raking Trish Demers and her team for twelve hits, the Engineers could manage but four of their own, falling behind 5-0 after but three innings• Bright spots for Steve Walker's nine was the fielding and hitting of co-captain Lisa Stricldand. She continued her torrid hitting with two singles while Tracy Bumford and Theo Simpson each con- tributed with a single each. The only run of the game for the Engineers came off the bat of Simpson after a walk and an error. Littleton 13--Woodsville 9 WOODSVILLE-- What a difference a week makes. Littleton avenged their only loss of the season last week, doling out a 13-9 drubbing of the Engineers in a game that had a likeness of the same matchup a week prior. The usual steady pitching of Mike Aldrich and Dave Nickerson went sour at the wrong time, allowing 13 runs on just 4 hits in the visitor's win. "We just had one of those games that is best forgotten about," commented first year coach Tim Whalen. First baseman Ron Magoon put Woodsville out in front in the third inning with a three run homer, but Littleton came right hack with five of their own the next inning. The eight run, fifth inning was the crushing blow for the once beaten Engineers, allowing the runs on only one hit, two errors, three walks and a hit batsman. Four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh did little to put Woodsville back into the game. Lisbon ll--Blue Mtn. 9 WELLS RIVER-- After winning their first game of the season, the Blue Mountain Does nearly made it two in a row, just falling short of the Lisbon nine, 11-9. Four unearned runs in the fifth inning was too much to overcome for the struggling Does, as Lisbon won their third game in five tries. It was a tough loss for Carla Lem- nah's nine. Blue Mountain forged a 3-2 lead after three innings, up- ping it to 9-2 on the strength of six runs in the fifth inning. Wildness on the part of the Lisbon pitcher helped BMU as did the hitting of catcher B.J• Farman. Lisbon, however, was not to be outdone. They scored seven runs of their own in the fifth inning and added the winning two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a home run with one person on base. BMU was able to put one runner on in the seventh inning, but couldn't manage a score, falling for the fourth time this year. Oxbow 24--Northfield 7 BRADFORD-- Offense doesn't necessarily have to be Mary had a little lamb... It's fleece was white as snow She put an ad In Want Ads And changed the lamb to doughl Write Your Classified Today... And Sell It In The 00$econd I 0 nlon coasting to an easy 24-7 win against outclassed Northfield, the Olympians put together 15 hits, 14 walks and were aided by five Northfield errors in the rout. Eleven runs crossed the plate for Oxbow in the second inning as they had little trouble posting their fifth win of the year. Coach Paul Munn had his team looking the pitches over well, accounting for eight walks in the inning. Catcher Tina Davidson nailed two singles in the inning, adding three RBI's to her total. After Northfield closed the gap to 14-4, a seven run out- burst by Oxbow in the sixth inning started to send the spectators away. Chris Herman had - a towering double to left center in the inning, driving in two runs. Six Olympians managed two hits apiece. They were Marsha Carbee, Angle Dobbins, Janine Teeter, Annette Brooks, Davidson and Herman. Teeter, the winning pitcher, went the distance, notching her fifth win of the year. Oxbow 10--Northfield 2 BRADFORD-- A nervous Northfield squad visited Oxbow last week and before the day was over, probably wished they had never made the trip. A disasterous first inning set the tone for the game as Oxbow was never in trouble, winning 10-2. Oxbow started fast, aided by six errors in the field by Northfield• Before the first inning was history, the Olympians had struck for four runs and were on their way. Ahead 6-1 in the fifth, left fielder Charlie Grant laced a triple down the right field lane, clearing the bases in the meantime. Centerfielder Gary Hayward also collected two hits for Oxbow as the Olym- pians were able' to get but two other safties. Seven errors and seven talks by the Northfield 'team helped pave the way to an Olympian win. Lefty Dave Stever won his third straight game, allowing but three hits and striking out seven. Blue Mtn. 4--Danville 0 WELLS RIVER-- Andy Taylor, premier hurler for BMU won his second game in as many outings, shutting out previously unbeaten Danville 4-0. It was nearly a no-hitter for the senior righthander. An opposite field bloop single off the end of the bat spoiled the pitching gem, but not the win. Taylor, striking out 17 in his first game, came back and threw smoke again, this time taking out 15 Danville hitters via the strikeout route. Offensively, the Bucks managed key hits throughout the game in support of Taylor's pitching. The meat of the lineup accounted for the first two Buck runs. Infielder Scott Darling started it off with a liner to left, ending up on first base. Taylor pounded a triple into the gap and came home on Randy Ashford's sharp single. A triple by catcher Dave Slayton drove in Taylor, on base via a walk in the third, and then Slayton put BMU out in front 4-0 with his second run scoring triple in the fifth. The win put BMU's record of Herman's three hits, in- cluding the homer, and Annette Brooks with two hits, including a home run. Oxbow 12--Hanover I1 HANOVER-- For the first time in four years, Oxbow has managed to beat Hanover, at Hanover. The 12 to 11 victory wasn't an easy one though• It should have been. Oxbow jumped out to an early 11-0 lead, but lacked the killer instinct to hold on to the lead, or to add to it. It was all Oxbow in the first three in- nings, pasting the Marauder pitching for ten hits and eleven runs. : The heart of Oxbow's lineup, Janine Teeter, Kris Herman and Annette Brooks all singled in the first inning, each scoring, along with Marsha )°L¢ .... Flying Tigers to fly at Thunder Road Carbee who had walked to WOODSVILLE-- Engineer Mike Aldrich perched on first base after single open the game In the six run, against Littleton in last week's game. Littleton had its own way during the game, third inning, singles by Wendy besting the Engineers by a 13-9 score. Cook, Penny Cook, Carbee, • Angle Dobbins, Teeter and hitting, but it helps. In Royalton again this year, it over everybody's head by Kris Herman did most of the won't break the heart ofcoach Herman completed the five damage. But then the roof John Bourgeois. The Panther run inning as quickly as it almost caved in. record now stands at 4-2, and started. Consecutive singles Both Janine Teeter, both loses have come at the by Dobbins, Teeter" and Oxbuw's starting pitcher, and hands of the Royals• Herman produced three more Rene Thurston lost complete Except foranopeninggame runs in the fourth for the control of the ball, forgot loss, Thetford has been able to winning Olympians. where home plate was, and play solid baseball. Good Janine Teeter led the hitting, issued eight walks in the ill- hitting, fine pitching and solid parade with four hits, a home fated third inning. fielding. All seemed to run, triple and two singles. (please turn t@page 8) disappear against S. Royaiton. Both teams came'into the  game with 4-1 marks. It was to be an early showdown for dominance of the Central Vermont League. It lasted about an inning. S• Royalton struck for five runs in the first inning. It took just two walks, a two run error to set the stage for a Royal win as the hurling duo e of Mike Ballou and Scott Whitney fanned 16 Thetford batters. Single runs in the second, sixth and seventh had little bearing on the game as the Panther bats were silenced• Kevin Mousier and Scott Moore were the only two Thetford baserunners by virtue of single. At one period of time, from ' ii the first to the fifth inning, Ballou struck out 14 of 19 o ,! batters he faced. Thetford 12--S. Royalton 2 'i THETFORD-- It was a good ::: ! day for Debra Lickley's softball team. Not only did the .... ....... Panthers add another win to : thetheir hittingStreak' bUteyetheYof foundfirst "::'' ...... * ..... * i ., baseman Lynn Hill. Although most of the team . was hitting the cover of the ATHLETE OF THE MONTH-- Ron Huntington was ball, Lickley was expecting, honored at a recent sports banquet held by the Vet- more from her junior first mont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in Montpelier. Huntington, chosen as one of the 12 most outstanding athletes in the State of Vermont is shown Oxbow track team travels to Kimball Academy MERIDAN, N.H.-- Oxbow's the winning team score is an track team participated in the aggregate score of our par- annual Nimball Union ticipants from each school. Academy relays last weekend Imhoff also pointed out that and although not coming home Keith Bean set a meet record with a team first place, ac- in the shotput that was a high baseman. Against S. Royalton, she started to show some of her potential. Hill nailed a grand slam home run in the sixth inning and added another hit and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Sheila Fifield won her fifth game of the year as her teammates were able to find the range for but six hits in the victory. The close 3-2 game was broken wide open in the fifth as the Panthers rounded the bases for four runs, before the game ending uprising of five runs in the sixth inning. CALLOUSES? f 24 HOUR EMERGENCY counted well for themselves, Blue Mtn. 14--Danville 13 running against highly WELLS RIVER-- If you had respected teams from New seen the team play, you knew Hampshire. they would win their share of "I'm real pleased with our • games this year. But, the first performances at the relays, is sometimes, the hardest. In coach Dave Imhoff offered. BMU's case, the win finally We were able to look at alot of came, after three losses. The our own people, use them in Does beat Danville last various events, and I'm not Saturday, 14-13 in what could disappointed at all•" The be described as a cliffhanger. Oxbow girls finished fourth, Itstarted out to be a laugher • . . BMU lead by a whopping after holding onto second 10-0 margin after but two place most of the first day, and the boys, holding their innings. It ended up being a nailbiter down to the end. own, placed a respectable Robin Stocker pitched for seventh place, with many outstanding individual per- BMU but it took the final out to formances. decide the victory. Danville Oxbow's relay team, con- was able to put three runners sisting of Doreen Olmstead, across home plate in the top of Kathy Peterson, Leslie the seventh before BMU was Kasprzak and Karin Dwyer abletoputthegameaway, set a meet record in the 880 "It's always nice to win the relay, winning going away. In first one. The kids are giving it another relay event, the 4xl00- their all," offered cnach Carla 440, the team of Peterson, Lemnah. "Now that we have Kasprazak, Dwyer andSherry 'the first one, we have to work Tomlinson also copped a first and win a few more." place finish. Oxbow 15.--Randolph 4 In the Boy's events, Oxbow RANDOLPH-- A five run placed third in the shuttle high third inning and three run hurdles, fifth in the 440 relay, fourth inning was all the sixth in the sprint medley, Olympians needed in winning third in the shuttle low hur- their fourth game in five tries dies, and fifth in the distance against a young Randolph medley. team. Highlighting the Girl's Doreen Smith, cen- point-getters for Oxbow was a terfielder, started the inning third place finish in the shuttle at 2-1. In two performances, off with a walk, advanced to low hurdles, fourth in the mile Taylor has allowed but four second on a walk to Marsha relay, first in the 440 relay, hits. Carbee. Angle Dobbins and first in the 880 relay• S. Royalton 8--Thetford 0 singled in Smith and Janine Coach Imhoff explained that THETFORD-- If Thefford Teeter drilled a triple, scoring in both track and field events, doesn't have to play S. two more runs. A home run point for the boys. He also sighted Joey Fortunati for his running of a 5:10 mile in his first attempt and the team of Sherry Tomlinson, Tracy Ottina and Joanne Hardy for their work in the shuttle low hurdles. ORGANISTS'. GUILD MEETING BRADFORD-- Mrs. Robert Mead of Haverhill and Katrina Munn of Bradford were in Rutland Sunday, May 9, for the monthly meeting and concerts sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. While in Rutland, Miss Munn called on Elsie Schriftgiesser, former Bcadford resident, who is a resident of Beverly Manor nursing home. * HOULE m Medicated Disks work I.J tO remove callouses, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE while cushioning pads protect from painful Orange County Mental Health shoe friction. TOLL FREE 1-800-622-4244 Or Scho//'S Zino:pads J a=ain accepting his award. Mr. and Mrs. Huntington and • Oxbow soccer coach Mike Callanan were also present during the ceremonies. The Jmwnal Opinion is a member of the Vermont Sportswriters and Sports- casters Association. H II II II i iii  4 k COUPg" Bradford, Vermont i Friday, May 14th let Nile Race 8:00 P.M. Full Card Of Racing Adults $3.50 Children $1.00 $4.00 Pit Fee I I I I I I I HOULE DATSUN-VOLVO 151 S. Main St. Barre, Vt. 0541 *Joe LoSohiavo ,,,-0.o 222-9331 Home OF NI$SAN WATERBURY Stock car weekly events Thunder Road racing's Flying Tiger Division has ever witnessed," he ad- will fly again at Barre's ded• Thunder Road International Track owner Ken Squier Speedbowl. The high-banked said "Curley and Stockwell quarter mile track has an- are setting up a division which nounced a weekly program of will allow former Hurricane, Thursday night events to Grand American (6 cylinder commence on June 24, with a cars), Limited Sportsman and preview of the action planned street stock drivers to corn- for the track opener on pete on equal footing, all in Monday afternoon, May 31st, inexpensive race cars. This Memorial Day when the Late will insure the drivers of 17 Model cars of the $700,000 events, pending weather, this Molson Tour start the Quarry summer on Vermont tracks." Hill track's 22nd year. Rules for the Flying Tiger Track manager Tom Curley division can be obtained by and technical expert Len writing Thunder Road Int'l Stockwell, both of whom Speedway, Box 296, Water- gained their start at Thunder bury, VT 05676. Road in the famed old division, have been in meetings over the past week to bring back the highly TURKEY DINNER popular local series. ORFORDVILLE-- There will "We are attempting to work be a Turkey Dinner at the out an inexpensive program Orfordville Town Hall on that will allow both six Sunday, May 16 with settings cylinder and %8 powered cars at 12:30 and 1:30. Adults, to compete equally", said $4.50; children under eight, Curley• "We think that with $2.00, For reservations call the weight formula we have 353-4827. The dinner is being worked out we have what will sponsored to benefit the be the most exciting series of Orfordville Church. May 12, 1982-The Journal Opinion.Page 5 take first loss, but Oxbow remains in the lead son pro0000se-s on school diamonds Sports supporting cast consisted lllTTER__ BMU's Andy Taylor was helped along this strikeout. Taylor also struck out nine other sending them to their first defeat. BMU Pecord to 3-2. RIVER-- The Blue rode the arm hurler Andy the highly Olympians to 2-0 last Friday. tehed his first no- the season for the the ball well Oxbow get the pitcher's duel with Ron Huntington, L the game on a RBI fifth inning. See for details. in the week, Taylor one hitter against in the area, Blue softball team won of the season, . squeaker against Later in the week, a rally fell short, BMU Does back •upped splitting two While their coun- on the softball field more games, a 6-1 mark• Oxbow pace with the winning three limited action, and boys teams OOdsville dropped POwerful Littleton Game summaries 0 RIVER-- Andy what no team or been able to do • . . silence the Bucks put good hitting and a on the Taylor to hand first loss of the 's record :Setting was marked by and but two distance for having all game long, wasn't able to scoring column until the fifth inning. With no one out, Scott Darlingripped a hard shot that went off the shin of pitcher Ron Huntington for an infield single. Taylor, the club's leading hitter then stroked a fastball over the right fielder's head for a standup triple. Taylor. then scored himself on a wild pitch to put the game away. In his two outings this week, Taylor had allowed only one hit in 14 innings of pitching. After the game coach Beauvais couldn't say enough about Taylor's work. "He's done everything for us this year.., pitching, hitting, he is a real inspiration for the rest of the team. Everyone played well today. The boy's were up for the game, they wanted to win, they hustled throughout the game and took it to Oxbow." Thetford 16---Rochester 7 THETFORD-- The Thetford Panthers stayed on the win- ning scent, defeating once victorious Rochester 16-7. The Panthers banged out a total of 13 hits in the victory and the game was never in doubt• Thetford tied the score in the first inning with a single run and then exploded for six runs in tl_ third inning after falling behind 2-1. A five run sixth inning settle matters as Rochester fought back for single runs in the fifth and sixth innings and three in the seventh to no avail. Continuing her fine all around play, catcher Micbelle Fifield pounded out five hits in five attempts, including a double to support her sister's Sheila Fifield's six hit pit- ching. Pam Palmer and Sue McKinley were also big sticks for the Panthers, collecting two hits and two RBI's apiece• Thetford 15---Rochester 4 THETFORD-- When its gool, its good, when its bad, its had. Against Rochester, Thetford was good• Fifteen hits and fifteen runs were too much for Rochester to handle as Thetford won their fourth straight game easily. Mark Godfrey was on the mound for the Thetford squad and turned in another strong game. Godfrey helped his own cause by banging out a two run, fifth inning double. He also garnered a safety in the Panther six run, sixth inning. The close 4-2 game was broken open in the late innings as a combination of poor Rochester fielding, a break- down in their pitching and timely hitting by Thetford was the key to their victory. The win was • Godfrey's third against a single loss. Littleton 8--Woodsville 1 WOODSVILLE-- The Woodsvill Engineers proved to be a good host as the Lit- tleton Crusaders softball team had little trouble in besting the 2-3 Engineers. While the bats of Littleton were raking Trish Demers and her team for twelve hits, the Engineers could manage but four of their own, falling behind 5-0 after but three innings• Bright spots for Steve Walker's nine was the fielding and hitting of co-captain Lisa Stricldand. She continued her torrid hitting with two singles while Tracy Bumford and Theo Simpson each con- tributed with a single each. The only run of the game for the Engineers came off the bat of Simpson after a walk and an error. Littleton 13--Woodsville 9 WOODSVILLE-- What a difference a week makes. Littleton avenged their only loss of the season last week, doling out a 13-9 drubbing of the Engineers in a game that had a likeness of the same matchup a week prior. The usual steady pitching of Mike Aldrich and Dave Nickerson went sour at the wrong time, allowing 13 runs on just 4 hits in the visitor's win. "We just had one of those games that is best forgotten about," commented first year coach Tim Whalen. First baseman Ron Magoon put Woodsville out in front in the third inning with a three run homer, but Littleton came right hack with five of their own the next inning. The eight run, fifth inning was the crushing blow for the once beaten Engineers, allowing the runs on only one hit, two errors, three walks and a hit batsman. Four runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh did little to put Woodsville back into the game. Lisbon ll--Blue Mtn. 9 WELLS RIVER-- After winning their first game of the season, the Blue Mountain Does nearly made it two in a row, just falling short of the Lisbon nine, 11-9. Four unearned runs in the fifth inning was too much to overcome for the struggling Does, as Lisbon won their third game in five tries. It was a tough loss for Carla Lem- nah's nine. Blue Mountain forged a 3-2 lead after three innings, up- ping it to 9-2 on the strength of six runs in the fifth inning. Wildness on the part of the Lisbon pitcher helped BMU as did the hitting of catcher B.J• Farman. Lisbon, however, was not to be outdone. They scored seven runs of their own in the fifth inning and added the winning two runs in the bottom of the sixth on a home run with one person on base. BMU was able to put one runner on in the seventh inning, but couldn't manage a score, falling for the fourth time this year. Oxbow 24--Northfield 7 BRADFORD-- Offense doesn't necessarily have to be Mary had a little lamb... It's fleece was white as snow She put an ad In Want Ads And changed the lamb to doughl Write Your Classified Today... And Sell It In The 00$econd I 0 nlon coasting to an easy 24-7 win against outclassed Northfield, the Olympians put together 15 hits, 14 walks and were aided by five Northfield errors in the rout. Eleven runs crossed the plate for Oxbow in the second inning as they had little trouble posting their fifth win of the year. Coach Paul Munn had his team looking the pitches over well, accounting for eight walks in the inning. Catcher Tina Davidson nailed two singles in the inning, adding three RBI's to her total. After Northfield closed the gap to 14-4, a seven run out- burst by Oxbow in the sixth inning started to send the spectators away. Chris Herman had - a towering double to left center in the inning, driving in two runs. Six Olympians managed two hits apiece. They were Marsha Carbee, Angle Dobbins, Janine Teeter, Annette Brooks, Davidson and Herman. Teeter, the winning pitcher, went the distance, notching her fifth win of the year. Oxbow 10--Northfield 2 BRADFORD-- A nervous Northfield squad visited Oxbow last week and before the day was over, probably wished they had never made the trip. A disasterous first inning set the tone for the game as Oxbow was never in trouble, winning 10-2. Oxbow started fast, aided by six errors in the field by Northfield• Before the first inning was history, the Olympians had struck for four runs and were on their way. Ahead 6-1 in the fifth, left fielder Charlie Grant laced a triple down the right field lane, clearing the bases in the meantime. Centerfielder Gary Hayward also collected two hits for Oxbow as the Olym- pians were able' to get but two other safties. Seven errors and seven talks by the Northfield 'team helped pave the way to an Olympian win. Lefty Dave Stever won his third straight game, allowing but three hits and striking out seven. Blue Mtn. 4--Danville 0 WELLS RIVER-- Andy Taylor, premier hurler for BMU won his second game in as many outings, shutting out previously unbeaten Danville 4-0. It was nearly a no-hitter for the senior righthander. An opposite field bloop single off the end of the bat spoiled the pitching gem, but not the win. Taylor, striking out 17 in his first game, came back and threw smoke again, this time taking out 15 Danville hitters via the strikeout route. Offensively, the Bucks managed key hits throughout the game in support of Taylor's pitching. The meat of the lineup accounted for the first two Buck runs. Infielder Scott Darling started it off with a liner to left, ending up on first base. Taylor pounded a triple into the gap and came home on Randy Ashford's sharp single. A triple by catcher Dave Slayton drove in Taylor, on base via a walk in the third, and then Slayton put BMU out in front 4-0 with his second run scoring triple in the fifth. The win put BMU's record of Herman's three hits, in- cluding the homer, and Annette Brooks with two hits, including a home run. Oxbow 12--Hanover I1 HANOVER-- For the first time in four years, Oxbow has managed to beat Hanover, at Hanover. The 12 to 11 victory wasn't an easy one though• It should have been. Oxbow jumped out to an early 11-0 lead, but lacked the killer instinct to hold on to the lead, or to add to it. It was all Oxbow in the first three in- nings, pasting the Marauder pitching for ten hits and eleven runs. : The heart of Oxbow's lineup, Janine Teeter, Kris Herman and Annette Brooks all singled in the first inning, each scoring, along with Marsha )°L¢ .... Flying Tigers to fly at Thunder Road Carbee who had walked to WOODSVILLE-- Engineer Mike Aldrich perched on first base after single open the game In the six run, against Littleton in last week's game. Littleton had its own way during the game, third inning, singles by Wendy besting the Engineers by a 13-9 score. Cook, Penny Cook, Carbee, • Angle Dobbins, Teeter and hitting, but it helps. In Royalton again this year, it over everybody's head by Kris Herman did most of the won't break the heart ofcoach Herman completed the five damage. But then the roof John Bourgeois. The Panther run inning as quickly as it almost caved in. record now stands at 4-2, and started. Consecutive singles Both Janine Teeter, both loses have come at the by Dobbins, Teeter" and Oxbuw's starting pitcher, and hands of the Royals• Herman produced three more Rene Thurston lost complete Except foranopeninggame runs in the fourth for the control of the ball, forgot loss, Thetford has been able to winning Olympians. where home plate was, and play solid baseball. Good Janine Teeter led the hitting, issued eight walks in the ill- hitting, fine pitching and solid parade with four hits, a home fated third inning. fielding. All seemed to run, triple and two singles. (please turn t@page 8) disappear against S. Royaiton. Both teams came'into the  game with 4-1 marks. It was to be an early showdown for dominance of the Central Vermont League. It lasted about an inning. S• Royalton struck for five runs in the first inning. It took just two walks, a two run error to set the stage for a Royal win as the hurling duo e of Mike Ballou and Scott Whitney fanned 16 Thetford batters. Single runs in the second, sixth and seventh had little bearing on the game as the Panther bats were silenced• Kevin Mousier and Scott Moore were the only two Thetford baserunners by virtue of single. At one period of time, from ' ii the first to the fifth inning, Ballou struck out 14 of 19 o ,! batters he faced. Thetford 12--S. Royalton 2 'i THETFORD-- It was a good ::: ! day for Debra Lickley's softball team. Not only did the .... ....... Panthers add another win to : thetheir hittingStreak' bUteyetheYof foundfirst "::'' ...... * ..... * i ., baseman Lynn Hill. Although most of the team . was hitting the cover of the ATHLETE OF THE MONTH-- Ron Huntington was ball, Lickley was expecting, honored at a recent sports banquet held by the Vet- more from her junior first mont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association in Montpelier. Huntington, chosen as one of the 12 most outstanding athletes in the State of Vermont is shown Oxbow track team travels to Kimball Academy MERIDAN, N.H.-- Oxbow's the winning team score is an track team participated in the aggregate score of our par- annual Nimball Union ticipants from each school. Academy relays last weekend Imhoff also pointed out that and although not coming home Keith Bean set a meet record with a team first place, ac- in the shotput that was a high baseman. Against S. Royalton, she started to show some of her potential. Hill nailed a grand slam home run in the sixth inning and added another hit and an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Sheila Fifield won her fifth game of the year as her teammates were able to find the range for but six hits in the victory. The close 3-2 game was broken wide open in the fifth as the Panthers rounded the bases for four runs, before the game ending uprising of five runs in the sixth inning. CALLOUSES? f 24 HOUR EMERGENCY counted well for themselves, Blue Mtn. 14--Danville 13 running against highly WELLS RIVER-- If you had respected teams from New seen the team play, you knew Hampshire. they would win their share of "I'm real pleased with our • games this year. But, the first performances at the relays, is sometimes, the hardest. In coach Dave Imhoff offered. BMU's case, the win finally We were able to look at alot of came, after three losses. The our own people, use them in Does beat Danville last various events, and I'm not Saturday, 14-13 in what could disappointed at all•" The be described as a cliffhanger. Oxbow girls finished fourth, Itstarted out to be a laugher • . . BMU lead by a whopping after holding onto second 10-0 margin after but two place most of the first day, and the boys, holding their innings. It ended up being a nailbiter down to the end. own, placed a respectable Robin Stocker pitched for seventh place, with many outstanding individual per- BMU but it took the final out to formances. decide the victory. Danville Oxbow's relay team, con- was able to put three runners sisting of Doreen Olmstead, across home plate in the top of Kathy Peterson, Leslie the seventh before BMU was Kasprzak and Karin Dwyer abletoputthegameaway, set a meet record in the 880 "It's always nice to win the relay, winning going away. In first one. The kids are giving it another relay event, the 4xl00- their all," offered cnach Carla 440, the team of Peterson, Lemnah. "Now that we have Kasprazak, Dwyer andSherry 'the first one, we have to work Tomlinson also copped a first and win a few more." place finish. Oxbow 15.--Randolph 4 In the Boy's events, Oxbow RANDOLPH-- A five run placed third in the shuttle high third inning and three run hurdles, fifth in the 440 relay, fourth inning was all the sixth in the sprint medley, Olympians needed in winning third in the shuttle low hur- their fourth game in five tries dies, and fifth in the distance against a young Randolph medley. team. Highlighting the Girl's Doreen Smith, cen- point-getters for Oxbow was a terfielder, started the inning third place finish in the shuttle at 2-1. In two performances, off with a walk, advanced to low hurdles, fourth in the mile Taylor has allowed but four second on a walk to Marsha relay, first in the 440 relay, hits. Carbee. Angle Dobbins and first in the 880 relay• S. Royalton 8--Thetford 0 singled in Smith and Janine Coach Imhoff explained that THETFORD-- If Thefford Teeter drilled a triple, scoring in both track and field events, doesn't have to play S. two more runs. A home run point for the boys. He also sighted Joey Fortunati for his running of a 5:10 mile in his first attempt and the team of Sherry Tomlinson, Tracy Ottina and Joanne Hardy for their work in the shuttle low hurdles. ORGANISTS'. GUILD MEETING BRADFORD-- Mrs. Robert Mead of Haverhill and Katrina Munn of Bradford were in Rutland Sunday, May 9, for the monthly meeting and concerts sponsored by the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. While in Rutland, Miss Munn called on Elsie Schriftgiesser, former Bcadford resident, who is a resident of Beverly Manor nursing home. * HOULE m Medicated Disks work I.J tO remove callouses, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE while cushioning pads protect from painful Orange County Mental Health shoe friction. TOLL FREE 1-800-622-4244 Or Scho//'S Zino:pads J a=ain accepting his award. Mr. and Mrs. Huntington and • Oxbow soccer coach Mike Callanan were also present during the ceremonies. The Jmwnal Opinion is a member of the Vermont Sportswriters and Sports- casters Association. H II II II i iii  4 k COUPg" Bradford, Vermont i Friday, May 14th let Nile Race 8:00 P.M. Full Card Of Racing Adults $3.50 Children $1.00 $4.00 Pit Fee I I I I I I I HOULE DATSUN-VOLVO 151 S. Main St. Barre, Vt. 0541 *Joe LoSohiavo ,,,-0.o 222-9331 Home OF NI$SAN WATERBURY Stock car weekly events Thunder Road racing's Flying Tiger Division has ever witnessed," he ad- will fly again at Barre's ded• Thunder Road International Track owner Ken Squier Speedbowl. The high-banked said "Curley and Stockwell quarter mile track has an- are setting up a division which nounced a weekly program of will allow former Hurricane, Thursday night events to Grand American (6 cylinder commence on June 24, with a cars), Limited Sportsman and preview of the action planned street stock drivers to corn- for the track opener on pete on equal footing, all in Monday afternoon, May 31st, inexpensive race cars. This Memorial Day when the Late will insure the drivers of 17 Model cars of the $700,000 events, pending weather, this Molson Tour start the Quarry summer on Vermont tracks." Hill track's 22nd year. Rules for the Flying Tiger Track manager Tom Curley division can be obtained by and technical expert Len writing Thunder Road Int'l Stockwell, both of whom Speedway, Box 296, Water- gained their start at Thunder bury, VT 05676. Road in the famed old division, have been in meetings over the past week to bring back the highly TURKEY DINNER popular local series. ORFORDVILLE-- There will "We are attempting to work be a Turkey Dinner at the out an inexpensive program Orfordville Town Hall on that will allow both six Sunday, May 16 with settings cylinder and %8 powered cars at 12:30 and 1:30. Adults, to compete equally", said $4.50; children under eight, Curley• "We think that with $2.00, For reservations call the weight formula we have 353-4827. The dinner is being worked out we have what will sponsored to benefit the be the most exciting series of Orfordville Church.