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June 2, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 7 m New H00mp00hir00 pl00yoff00 .... I Sp el, BI Oxb r ue Mountain and ow orts division playdowns starting this week WELLS mVE00 '0RD' Vermont leading the list of potential favored Thetford. The Bucks playdowns, a run at the title. Taylor has " W VAU00Y SOFTBAI00 DINGS 27th ) W 12 8 8 6 5S 27th ) W L 13 1 11 4 5 7 6 8 : of May 22) Woodsville 8 Williamstown 0 Blue Mtn. 1 U-32 4 7 Mascoma 5 Rochester 1 I LinWood 3 Oxbow 6 Newfound 2 I J and baseball state champions. Thetford, playdowns begin Oxbow and Blue Mountain will with area teams be represented in Division II and III in both sports. First, in softball, the Thetford Panthers, 13-1, appear to have the best L chance of going all the way. 4 Debbie Lickley's squad from 6 Thetford is flying high and 5 should receive one of the top 7 seeded spots in Division III. Thetford and Lickley have a long tradition of softball ex- cellence and this year should add to it. Blue Mountain, coming on strong in the final two weeks of the season, just squeezed into the playdown picture For them, unfortunately, they will be in the same division as have fallen twice to the Panthers by one sided scores, but the playdowns could be another story. Defending champion Oxbow will again go after the Division II crown. Coach Paul Munn has developed a strong team from Oxbow, after being the doormat of the league for years. Originally put in Division II1, petitioned up to Division II in order to defend their championship trophy. Munn's team however, can easily be labeled as "the team that can lose to any other team on any given day" so their fortunes are questionable. One thing for sure is that they are fortunate in not having to meet Thetford in the Oxbow's baseball team, been a mainstay on the mound although sporting the best all year and is the possessor of record, 12-4, has had a letdown the only no-hit game in the the past couple of weeks, losing key games that could have helped them out in the seedings for the playdowns. Coach Jim Kelly has the pitching, hitting and knowledge for the state championship in Division II but only time will tell. They certainly will have to play better ball than they have in the past few weeks. The Blue Mountain Bucks will be battling it out in Division III. With Andy Taylor on the mound and a host of hitters that seem to come through in the clutch, Bruce Beauvais team will be making area. Standing in the way for the Division III title will be the Thetford Panthers. The Panthers and Bucks have split in their two meetings, and if they play each other in the playdowns, it will be a real dogfight. The Panthers have : relied on good pitching throughout the season, able to .... . r score runs, but not in abun ................................................ dance. Seedings for tour- .... : nament play, and schedules  can be found elsewhere in the sports section. Summaries of last week's games are as  follows: STRIKE ONE-- Playoff hopes of Oxbow Olympians hang on the accurate pitching of sophomore Janine Teeter, winner of eight games so far this year. Angle Dobbins at shortstop is one of the mainstays in the infield. Season down for area Games this Week Tuesday, June 1 6:30 Rapid RR vs. Peoples Mkt. 7:45 Peoples Mkt. vs. Country Gas 9:00 Country Gas vs. RapidR.R. Wednesday, June 2 6:30 MillerH.L. vs. Ben Franklin 7:45 Ben Franklin vs. Stoddard Implements 9:00 Stoddard Implements vs. Ben Franklin Thursday, June 3 6:30 Good Neigh. B. vs. Carrier Hammer 7:45 Carrier Hammer vs. Colatina Exit 9:00 Colatina Exit vs. Good Neigh. B. Monday, June 7 6:30 Carrier Hammer vs. Rapid R.R. 7:45 HO. Taylor Hobos vs. Carrier Ham. 9:00 H.O. Taylor Hobos vs. Rapid R.R. Blue Mtn. 3 Woodsville 7 Mascoma 5 Concord I Woodsville 13 Newfound 2 Hanover 7 White Mtn. 7 Woodsville 6 WOODSVILLE-- Despite 22) winning two of their three S. Royalton 5 games this week, the Wood- Randolph 4 sville Engineers were all but Mascoma 11 mathematically eliminated Oxbow7 from post season baseball Woodstock 6 play. A midseason slump that Rochester 4 saw them drop six straight LinWood 8 games after winning the first Woodsville 5 four of the season. -- Oxbow 4 In a mnst-win the Engineers Woodsville 5 completely demolished the LEAGUE SCHEDUI00 !Connecticut Valley Little Friday, June 4 .................................... at Fairlee ......................... at West Fairlee at Newbury No. 1 .. at Thetford White ........................ at Thetford Blue Tuesday, June 8 ' ................................ at Thefford Blue I. at Orford .......................... at Newbury No. 2 I .......................... at Bradford Yellow .......................... at East Corinth Friday, June II ......................... at Bradford Red .... at Thefford Blue ....................... at Bradford Yellow ............................ at Newbury No. 1 ............................... at West Fairlee Tuesday, June 15 at Thetford White .......................... at Bradford Gray ......................... at Newbury No. 1 ................................... at Fairlee ........................ at East Corinth Friday, June 18 ..................... at Bradford Yellow ', I .............................. at West Fairlee ............................ at Newbury No. 2 ..................................... at Orford ..................................... at Fairlee Tuesday, June 22 ................................... at Fairlee ............................. at Bradford Red ............................... at West Fairlee r ............................. at Thetford Blue ............................ at East Corinth Friday, June 25 .............................. at West Fairlee ... at Bradford Red ...................... at Thetford White ' ............................. at Newbury No. 1 ............................ at Bradford Gray LEAGUE SCHEDULE Va//ey L/u/e League Thursday, June 3 ........................ at Brad Green Hornets .................................. at Fairlee ............................... at Orford ............................ at West Fairlee Monday, June 7 .................................... at Topsham ..... " ......................... at Bradford Blue Jays ..... ......................... . ...... at West Fairlee .................................... at Thefford Thursday, June '10 ................. at Brad. Green Hornets ................................... at Newbury ................................ at East Corinth ...................................... at Orford Monday, June 14 ........... at Topsham ............ ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'at Bradl Green Hornets .. .............................. at Newbury ............................... at East Corinth Thursday, June 17 ............................. at Thefford .................................. at Orford ....................... at Brad. Green Hornets ............................... at East Corinth Monday, June 21 .. at East Corinth ............................... at Topsham ... ..................... at Bradford Blue Jays ................................ at Thefford Thursday, June 24 ............................... at Thefford ......................... at West Fairlee , ......................... ...atNewbury .................... at Brad. Green Hornets Monday, June 28 ................................. at Orford ............................ at Thetford , .................... at West Fairlee '.. ,. .................. at Bradford Blue Jays OUT AT HOME-- White Mountain Runner is out at home in last game of the season. The throw came from left fielder Mike Freselone and Ron Magoon is putting on the tag. Newfound Bears, striking out with 17 hits and supported by a fine two hit pitching per- formance by Mike Aldrich. Although allowing seven walks, the defense of the Engineers was more than ready to the task of keeping enemy runners from home plate. Ron Magoon collected three hits while the first four in the batting lineup Dave Nickerson, Bruce LaVasseur, Aldrich and Mike Slayton, along with Fresolone each had two hits. Wo0dsville evened their record at 6-6 with a late inning win over Mascoma. Down 3-0 at the end of one, the Engineers chipped away at the lead, scoring one in the second and going ahead with four runs in the third. Two of the four runs came on Bruce Lavasseur's fourth home run of the year. Mascoma tied the game in the fifth, but Wood- sville struck back with the two winning runs in their half of the fifth. Dave Patten had singled, went to second after a walk to Mike Fresolone, ad- vanced to second and third on a fielder's choice and both road home on a clutch single by second baseman Pat Riggie. Aldrich pitched another strong game in the winning effort, striking out nine, walking four. Against White Mountain it took eight innings, but the modest two game winning streak of the Engineers was snapped, 7-6. With the loss, the Engineer's hope of playoff action also went down the tubes. Two throwing errors led to the winning run crossing the plate after a walk and stolen base. The Engineers bad tied the score in the bottom of the seventh inning to force the extra innings. After Connecticut Valley Little League Standings, 5-27-82 W L Newbury 6 0 Fairlee 4 1 Thefford 3 2 Green Hornets 3 2 Orford 2 2 W. Fa.irlee 1 3 Blue Jays 0 4 East Corinth 0 5 Results for week of May 22 Fairlee 15 Thetford 4 W. Fairlee 13 E. Corinth 2 Newbury I0 Orford 19 Newbury 9 . Thetford 3 . Grn. Hornets 7 W. Fairiee 4 Player of the week: Jeff Brooks of the undefeated Newbury team. Jeff pitched a two hitter against the Brad- ford Blue Jays and has slammed four home runs so far this season. he faced. Blue Mountain's bats went silent against Northfield, supporting Taylor'g pitching with but two hits, going down to defeat 6-3. Behind 6-1 in the final innings, the Bucks struck for two runs, but couldn't overcome the early Northfield advantage. Still stinging from one of their two losses of the year, S. Royalton was waiting for the Bucks to arrive. Walks and two infield errors helped the demise of the Bucks as pitcher Randy Ashford deserved a far better fate than the 4-1 loss. BMU playdown schedule will be found elsewhere in the sports pages. Thetford 2 Rochester 1 Thetford 3 Concord 1 THETFORD-- A four game Thetford Panther losing streak was broken last week, but it wasn't easy, taking 15 innings to accomplish a 2-1 win for John Bourgeouis's playdown-bound team. "It was one of the longest games I've been involved in," the Thetford coach added. "It was a well played game, it still WOODSVILLE ENGINEERS- Coach Tim Whalen urges his squad on in the dugout during a recent game with White Mountain. The Engineers responded, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie, only to lose in extra innings. two walks and an error loaded Huntington's a home run. Huntington, in relief of starter Bruce Jacobs, struck out six of the eight batters he faced. Coming down to the final games of the year, Oxbow needed a laughter, and got it, 31-0, against an outmanned Williamstown team. A seven run first inning set the stage for a 16 run fourth inning. When the dust settled, Oxbow bad scored four touchdowns, four extra points and one field goal in the rout. A 24 hit at- tack, with everyone other than coach Kelly collecting at least one hit was combined with Williamstown's 17 errors in the debacle. Dave Stever pitched the win for Oxbow with relief help from Bruce Jacobs. Stever is now 6-2 for the year for the playoff bound Olympians. Blue Mtn. 4 LinWood 3 Northfleld 6 Blue Mtn. 3 S. Royalton 4 Blue Mtn. 1 WELLS RIVER-- A couple of streaks were broken at Blue Mountain last week, one of them being Andy Taylor's brilliant pitching streak, in the final week of the season. After winning six con- secutive games on the mound, nearly being unhitable, Taylor ran into a strong Northfield Marauder team, losing 6-3 and allowing six hits. The Bucks also dropped one to 11-2 S. Royalton in a rematch of an earlier encounter which the Bucks won. The only win came at the hands of LinWood, 4-3. In the LinWood game, the Bucks struck early, three runs in the top of the first and the winning run in the second. Keith McRae and Scott Darling got on base via singles and came home on a double by the bases for Woodsville, consecutive singles by Nickerson, LeVasseur and Mike Slayton tied the game6-6 in the seventh. Woodsville's final game of the season will be reported on next week. Oxbow 9 Hanover 7 Oxbow 31 Williamstown 0 Northfieid 7 Oxbow 6 Oxbow 8 U-32 4 BRADFORD-- The Oxbow Olympians, although winning three of four games, still are struggling for the spark and finesse that sent them to the semi-finals in the playdowns last year. Dave Stever picked up two of the three wins for the Olympians while Ron Hun- tington picked up the other. The third Oxbow pitcher, Bruce Jacobs pitched well in the three games he was in, seeing important action before the playdowns. Against Northfield, Oxbow held a 6-3 load but couldn't hold it as the Marauders got three in the fourth to tie the game, and won it with an unearned run in the sixth. Oxbow then went on a tear, winning their next rhee games, scoring 48 runs in the process. Hanover was the first victim, going down 9-7. Oxbow was down 4-0 but a three run third and six run fourth in- ning, aided by four errors put the game in the win column for the Oxbow squad. Gary Curley, Charlie Grant, Greg Garone, Dave Stever, power hitter Jac Larabee and Rick Teeter all collected important RBI's in the game. Oxbow was the recipient of BlueJays 1 eight U-32 errors in route to E. Corinth S the 8-4 win in Montpelier. With the game tied four all in the middle innings, Oxbow struck for three runs in the sixth inning and then held the Raiders at bay for their final two at bats Curley, Teeter and winning pitcher Ron Huntington each had two hits, Teeter's included a triple, three hits apiece. Included in the hits were two doubles by Kendall, a triple by Welles and a long home run by Connie Bixby Robin Stocker got the win, her fourth of the year, for the Bucks. Against S. Royalton, the Bucks would have liked to have a few runs they scored against LinWood. It took until the top of the seventh inning before BMU could pull ahead of the Royals for good. Blue Mountain went ahead in the first on three runs, and added two in the fifth, only to have S. Royaltoncome up with three of their own in the fifth to tie the score. BMU wanted the game badly, and got it in the top of the seventh Brenda Wilson stroked a single to lead off the inning but was thrown out at third, trying for the extra base on a hit by B.J. Farman. Sue Kendall then singled and went to third on a double and RBI by Donna Fifield. Merry Savoy then singled home Kendall for an insurance run that wasn't needed. Robin Stocker again went the distance, shutting out S. Royalton in the final three innings. Sue Kendall con- tinued her good hitting, adding three to her years' total and B.J. Farnam went 2 for 3 in the game. Thetford 18 Woodstock 6 Thetford 14 Rochester 4 DOUBLE PLAY-- Softball action between Rapid Rubbish and Colatina Exit was hot and heavy. Here Rapid Rubbish shortstop is turning a nicely executed double play with Dennis O'Donnell trying to break up the play. For The Elderly BRADFORD, VERMONT Now Taking Applications Call 802-222-4703 FOR FUTHER INFORMATION -k -k -k THETFORD-- "We're ready for the playdowns, coach Debbie Lickley was heard saying after her Panther softball team completed a IGRAY'S AUCTION CALENDARi very successful 13-1 cam- paign. Offensively, we're in midseason form, but still Thursday Night, June 10-- for Bob Sylvester, Sutton, making a few mental errors that could be the difference in Vt. Starting at 7 PM. Selling 45 Head Holsteins & a close ballgame." Jerseys. Close ballgames and Thetford softball just don't Saturday, June 26-- Consignment Sale of Farm Machinery, autos & trucks at Gray's Field, Rt. 5, seem to go together this year, Fairlee, Vt. Anyone wishing to advertise their items however. Scoring over 15 runs for sale please contact auctioneers. and collecting more than 12 AUCTIONEERS: C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc. could be going on now. hits a game, Thetford ran East Thetford, Vt. A big factor in the game was roughshod over regular 785-4348o!"785-2161 the pitching of ace Mark season opponents. The one P.S.: AUCTION EACH AND EVERY MONDAY AT loss, against Whitcomb, has to THE EAST THETFORD COMMISSION SALES BARN Godfrey. Going the distance, be considered some kind of Godfrey struck out 25 EAST THETFORD. VT. SALE STARTS AT 2 PM. Rochester batters and pitched fluke. 14 scoreless innings. The In ending the season with    winning run was scored by two wins, Thetford pounded Woodstock pitching for 18 hits, AUCTION Peter Stever, on base via a walk. A long run scoring double by Steward Osgood put the game into the Panther win column. The only other Panther run was unearned, scored by Scott Moore on a single, stolen base and error. Late mmng rallies are becoming part of the Thefford game plan. Against Concord, in the final game of the .regular season, the Panthers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a i-I tie. A fielder's choice and a run scoring single by Dan Baker scored the go-ahead runs. In getting ready for playdown action, Bourgeouls pitched both Andy Moore and Mark Godfrey, allowing five hits. The Thetford squad managed only the one hit, by Baker, for their eighth win of the year. BMU 7 S. Royaiton 5 BMU 25 LinWood 8 WELI. RIVER-- With their backs to the wall, the Blue Mountain Buck softball team won their last two games of the season, upping their record to 5-7, and giving them a chance at post season play. Victorious coach Karla Lemnah was happy... "We needed to win these two games, and the team jmt went out and did it. They've played well throughout the season and we're just glad to be in the (please turn to page I0) STANDINGS Wells River Valley Softball AUCTION W L I. Rapid Rubbish 2 0 I 2 & Q Lounge 2 0 3. HO Taylor Hobos 1 1 3. Colatina Exit 1 1 5. Ben Franklin 0 0 5. Carrier Hammer 0 0 5. Country Gas 0 0 5. Good Neigh. Bank 0 0 5. Peoples Market 0 0 5. Stoddard Implement 0 0 11. Miller High, Life 0 2 11. Tuck Press 0 2 Scores: playdowns." Taylor. Taylor then came They did it with vengence. home on a double by Dave In the first must-win, LinWood Slayton. Taylor. then hit in was the victim. The Bucks McRae with the winning run in broke out fast, collecting 21 the second inning. McRae hits in the process. Steady Sue pitched five plus innings Kendall went on a hitting tear, getting his second win of the stroking out four hits, followed year. Taylor came in in relief, closely by Nuet Wells, B.J. striking out five of six batters Farman and Nok Welles with 2&q 10 Hobos 5 Hobos 11 Tuck Press 9 2&Q 8 Tuck Press 5 Colatina 5 Miller H.L. 4 Rapid gubbish 8 Colatina 2 Rapid Rubbish 3 Miller H,L. 2 Highlights included Bruce Nelson of the Hobos hitting safely seven times in eight attempts. Billy Turner turned in the defensive gems of the first week in helping his team, 2&Q Lounge, to two victories as did his teammate Duane Lynaugh, extending his two season hitting streak in the league to a record 24 games. CORNS?I SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 1982 12:30 P.M. for Mrs. John Cyr in Orange, Vermont. The farm is located just off Route II0 between East Barre and Washington. Auction signs on Route II0. 69 HOLSTEIN CATTLE 09 34 Cattle milking, 4 Springing, 6 Fresh with the balance bred for September through November. Good milk production, always a Cyr goal, is evident here. 14 Bred heifers, August to October. Size and style show their good breeding. 20 Open heifers, I0 of them long yearlings and I0 last fall calves. Exceptionally well grown heifers. 1 Service Bull, 2 yrs. old. SALES MANAGERS' COMMENT: These cattle would not be offered for sale if it had not been for John Cyr's death last year. John took real pleasure from dairy farming and good cattle. All cattle preg. checked, blood and T.B. tested. LUNCH SERVED  SALE POSITIVE TERMS CASH SALES MANAGER BIG G SALES, Div. of Big G. Corp. Bradford, Vt. Tel. no, 802-222-5569 AUCTIONEERS Chris Blake Soft pads protect ] from pain, while Graham Blake medicated disks Bradford, Vt. work to remove RINGMEN corns, Jeff Blake, Barton, Vt. June 2, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 7 m New H00mp00hir00 pl00yoff00 .... I Sp el, BI Oxb r ue Mountain and ow orts division playdowns starting this week WELLS mVE00 '0RD' Vermont leading the list of potential favored Thetford. The Bucks playdowns, a run at the title. Taylor has " W VAU00Y SOFTBAI00 DINGS 27th ) W 12 8 8 6 5S 27th ) W L 13 1 11 4 5 7 6 8 : of May 22) Woodsville 8 Williamstown 0 Blue Mtn. 1 U-32 4 7 Mascoma 5 Rochester 1 I LinWood 3 Oxbow 6 Newfound 2 I J and baseball state champions. Thetford, playdowns begin Oxbow and Blue Mountain will with area teams be represented in Division II and III in both sports. First, in softball, the Thetford Panthers, 13-1, appear to have the best L chance of going all the way. 4 Debbie Lickley's squad from 6 Thetford is flying high and 5 should receive one of the top 7 seeded spots in Division III. Thetford and Lickley have a long tradition of softball ex- cellence and this year should add to it. Blue Mountain, coming on strong in the final two weeks of the season, just squeezed into the playdown picture For them, unfortunately, they will be in the same division as have fallen twice to the Panthers by one sided scores, but the playdowns could be another story. Defending champion Oxbow will again go after the Division II crown. Coach Paul Munn has developed a strong team from Oxbow, after being the doormat of the league for years. Originally put in Division II1, petitioned up to Division II in order to defend their championship trophy. Munn's team however, can easily be labeled as "the team that can lose to any other team on any given day" so their fortunes are questionable. One thing for sure is that they are fortunate in not having to meet Thetford in the Oxbow's baseball team, been a mainstay on the mound although sporting the best all year and is the possessor of record, 12-4, has had a letdown the only no-hit game in the the past couple of weeks, losing key games that could have helped them out in the seedings for the playdowns. Coach Jim Kelly has the pitching, hitting and knowledge for the state championship in Division II but only time will tell. They certainly will have to play better ball than they have in the past few weeks. The Blue Mountain Bucks will be battling it out in Division III. With Andy Taylor on the mound and a host of hitters that seem to come through in the clutch, Bruce Beauvais team will be making area. Standing in the way for the Division III title will be the Thetford Panthers. The Panthers and Bucks have split in their two meetings, and if they play each other in the playdowns, it will be a real dogfight. The Panthers have : relied on good pitching throughout the season, able to .... . r score runs, but not in abun ................................................ dance. Seedings for tour- .... : nament play, and schedules  can be found elsewhere in the sports section. Summaries of last week's games are as  follows: STRIKE ONE-- Playoff hopes of Oxbow Olympians hang on the accurate pitching of sophomore Janine Teeter, winner of eight games so far this year. Angle Dobbins at shortstop is one of the mainstays in the infield. Season down for area Games this Week Tuesday, June 1 6:30 Rapid RR vs. Peoples Mkt. 7:45 Peoples Mkt. vs. Country Gas 9:00 Country Gas vs. RapidR.R. Wednesday, June 2 6:30 MillerH.L. vs. Ben Franklin 7:45 Ben Franklin vs. Stoddard Implements 9:00 Stoddard Implements vs. Ben Franklin Thursday, June 3 6:30 Good Neigh. B. vs. Carrier Hammer 7:45 Carrier Hammer vs. Colatina Exit 9:00 Colatina Exit vs. Good Neigh. B. Monday, June 7 6:30 Carrier Hammer vs. Rapid R.R. 7:45 HO. Taylor Hobos vs. Carrier Ham. 9:00 H.O. Taylor Hobos vs. Rapid R.R. Blue Mtn. 3 Woodsville 7 Mascoma 5 Concord I Woodsville 13 Newfound 2 Hanover 7 White Mtn. 7 Woodsville 6 WOODSVILLE-- Despite 22) winning two of their three S. Royalton 5 games this week, the Wood- Randolph 4 sville Engineers were all but Mascoma 11 mathematically eliminated Oxbow7 from post season baseball Woodstock 6 play. A midseason slump that Rochester 4 saw them drop six straight LinWood 8 games after winning the first Woodsville 5 four of the season. -- Oxbow 4 In a mnst-win the Engineers Woodsville 5 completely demolished the LEAGUE SCHEDUI00 !Connecticut Valley Little Friday, June 4 .................................... at Fairlee ......................... at West Fairlee at Newbury No. 1 .. at Thetford White ........................ at Thetford Blue Tuesday, June 8 ' ................................ at Thefford Blue I. at Orford .......................... at Newbury No. 2 I .......................... at Bradford Yellow .......................... at East Corinth Friday, June II ......................... at Bradford Red .... at Thefford Blue ....................... at Bradford Yellow ............................ at Newbury No. 1 ............................... at West Fairlee Tuesday, June 15 at Thetford White .......................... at Bradford Gray ......................... at Newbury No. 1 ................................... at Fairlee ........................ at East Corinth Friday, June 18 ..................... at Bradford Yellow ', I .............................. at West Fairlee ............................ at Newbury No. 2 ..................................... at Orford ..................................... at Fairlee Tuesday, June 22 ................................... at Fairlee ............................. at Bradford Red ............................... at West Fairlee r ............................. at Thetford Blue ............................ at East Corinth Friday, June 25 .............................. at West Fairlee ... at Bradford Red ...................... at Thetford White ' ............................. at Newbury No. 1 ............................ at Bradford Gray LEAGUE SCHEDULE Va//ey L/u/e League Thursday, June 3 ........................ at Brad Green Hornets .................................. at Fairlee ............................... at Orford ............................ at West Fairlee Monday, June 7 .................................... at Topsham ..... " ......................... at Bradford Blue Jays ..... ......................... . ...... at West Fairlee .................................... at Thefford Thursday, June '10 ................. at Brad. Green Hornets ................................... at Newbury ................................ at East Corinth ...................................... at Orford Monday, June 14 ........... at Topsham ............ ".'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'at Bradl Green Hornets .. .............................. at Newbury ............................... at East Corinth Thursday, June 17 ............................. at Thefford .................................. at Orford ....................... at Brad. Green Hornets ............................... at East Corinth Monday, June 21 .. at East Corinth ............................... at Topsham ... ..................... at Bradford Blue Jays ................................ at Thefford Thursday, June 24 ............................... at Thefford ......................... at West Fairlee , ......................... ...atNewbury .................... at Brad. Green Hornets Monday, June 28 ................................. at Orford ............................ at Thetford , .................... at West Fairlee '.. ,. .................. at Bradford Blue Jays OUT AT HOME-- White Mountain Runner is out at home in last game of the season. The throw came from left fielder Mike Freselone and Ron Magoon is putting on the tag. Newfound Bears, striking out with 17 hits and supported by a fine two hit pitching per- formance by Mike Aldrich. Although allowing seven walks, the defense of the Engineers was more than ready to the task of keeping enemy runners from home plate. Ron Magoon collected three hits while the first four in the batting lineup Dave Nickerson, Bruce LaVasseur, Aldrich and Mike Slayton, along with Fresolone each had two hits. Wo0dsville evened their record at 6-6 with a late inning win over Mascoma. Down 3-0 at the end of one, the Engineers chipped away at the lead, scoring one in the second and going ahead with four runs in the third. Two of the four runs came on Bruce Lavasseur's fourth home run of the year. Mascoma tied the game in the fifth, but Wood- sville struck back with the two winning runs in their half of the fifth. Dave Patten had singled, went to second after a walk to Mike Fresolone, ad- vanced to second and third on a fielder's choice and both road home on a clutch single by second baseman Pat Riggie. Aldrich pitched another strong game in the winning effort, striking out nine, walking four. Against White Mountain it took eight innings, but the modest two game winning streak of the Engineers was snapped, 7-6. With the loss, the Engineer's hope of playoff action also went down the tubes. Two throwing errors led to the winning run crossing the plate after a walk and stolen base. The Engineers bad tied the score in the bottom of the seventh inning to force the extra innings. After Connecticut Valley Little League Standings, 5-27-82 W L Newbury 6 0 Fairlee 4 1 Thefford 3 2 Green Hornets 3 2 Orford 2 2 W. Fa.irlee 1 3 Blue Jays 0 4 East Corinth 0 5 Results for week of May 22 Fairlee 15 Thetford 4 W. Fairlee 13 E. Corinth 2 Newbury I0 Orford 19 Newbury 9 . Thetford 3 . Grn. Hornets 7 W. Fairiee 4 Player of the week: Jeff Brooks of the undefeated Newbury team. Jeff pitched a two hitter against the Brad- ford Blue Jays and has slammed four home runs so far this season. he faced. Blue Mountain's bats went silent against Northfield, supporting Taylor'g pitching with but two hits, going down to defeat 6-3. Behind 6-1 in the final innings, the Bucks struck for two runs, but couldn't overcome the early Northfield advantage. Still stinging from one of their two losses of the year, S. Royalton was waiting for the Bucks to arrive. Walks and two infield errors helped the demise of the Bucks as pitcher Randy Ashford deserved a far better fate than the 4-1 loss. BMU playdown schedule will be found elsewhere in the sports pages. Thetford 2 Rochester 1 Thetford 3 Concord 1 THETFORD-- A four game Thetford Panther losing streak was broken last week, but it wasn't easy, taking 15 innings to accomplish a 2-1 win for John Bourgeouis's playdown-bound team. "It was one of the longest games I've been involved in," the Thetford coach added. "It was a well played game, it still WOODSVILLE ENGINEERS- Coach Tim Whalen urges his squad on in the dugout during a recent game with White Mountain. The Engineers responded, scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie, only to lose in extra innings. two walks and an error loaded Huntington's a home run. Huntington, in relief of starter Bruce Jacobs, struck out six of the eight batters he faced. Coming down to the final games of the year, Oxbow needed a laughter, and got it, 31-0, against an outmanned Williamstown team. A seven run first inning set the stage for a 16 run fourth inning. When the dust settled, Oxbow bad scored four touchdowns, four extra points and one field goal in the rout. A 24 hit at- tack, with everyone other than coach Kelly collecting at least one hit was combined with Williamstown's 17 errors in the debacle. Dave Stever pitched the win for Oxbow with relief help from Bruce Jacobs. Stever is now 6-2 for the year for the playoff bound Olympians. Blue Mtn. 4 LinWood 3 Northfleld 6 Blue Mtn. 3 S. Royalton 4 Blue Mtn. 1 WELLS RIVER-- A couple of streaks were broken at Blue Mountain last week, one of them being Andy Taylor's brilliant pitching streak, in the final week of the season. After winning six con- secutive games on the mound, nearly being unhitable, Taylor ran into a strong Northfield Marauder team, losing 6-3 and allowing six hits. The Bucks also dropped one to 11-2 S. Royalton in a rematch of an earlier encounter which the Bucks won. The only win came at the hands of LinWood, 4-3. In the LinWood game, the Bucks struck early, three runs in the top of the first and the winning run in the second. Keith McRae and Scott Darling got on base via singles and came home on a double by the bases for Woodsville, consecutive singles by Nickerson, LeVasseur and Mike Slayton tied the game6-6 in the seventh. Woodsville's final game of the season will be reported on next week. Oxbow 9 Hanover 7 Oxbow 31 Williamstown 0 Northfieid 7 Oxbow 6 Oxbow 8 U-32 4 BRADFORD-- The Oxbow Olympians, although winning three of four games, still are struggling for the spark and finesse that sent them to the semi-finals in the playdowns last year. Dave Stever picked up two of the three wins for the Olympians while Ron Hun- tington picked up the other. The third Oxbow pitcher, Bruce Jacobs pitched well in the three games he was in, seeing important action before the playdowns. Against Northfield, Oxbow held a 6-3 load but couldn't hold it as the Marauders got three in the fourth to tie the game, and won it with an unearned run in the sixth. Oxbow then went on a tear, winning their next rhee games, scoring 48 runs in the process. Hanover was the first victim, going down 9-7. Oxbow was down 4-0 but a three run third and six run fourth in- ning, aided by four errors put the game in the win column for the Oxbow squad. Gary Curley, Charlie Grant, Greg Garone, Dave Stever, power hitter Jac Larabee and Rick Teeter all collected important RBI's in the game. Oxbow was the recipient of BlueJays 1 eight U-32 errors in route to E. Corinth S the 8-4 win in Montpelier. With the game tied four all in the middle innings, Oxbow struck for three runs in the sixth inning and then held the Raiders at bay for their final two at bats Curley, Teeter and winning pitcher Ron Huntington each had two hits, Teeter's included a triple, three hits apiece. Included in the hits were two doubles by Kendall, a triple by Welles and a long home run by Connie Bixby Robin Stocker got the win, her fourth of the year, for the Bucks. Against S. Royalton, the Bucks would have liked to have a few runs they scored against LinWood. It took until the top of the seventh inning before BMU could pull ahead of the Royals for good. Blue Mountain went ahead in the first on three runs, and added two in the fifth, only to have S. Royaltoncome up with three of their own in the fifth to tie the score. BMU wanted the game badly, and got it in the top of the seventh Brenda Wilson stroked a single to lead off the inning but was thrown out at third, trying for the extra base on a hit by B.J. Farman. Sue Kendall then singled and went to third on a double and RBI by Donna Fifield. Merry Savoy then singled home Kendall for an insurance run that wasn't needed. Robin Stocker again went the distance, shutting out S. Royalton in the final three innings. Sue Kendall con- tinued her good hitting, adding three to her years' total and B.J. Farnam went 2 for 3 in the game. Thetford 18 Woodstock 6 Thetford 14 Rochester 4 DOUBLE PLAY-- Softball action between Rapid Rubbish and Colatina Exit was hot and heavy. Here Rapid Rubbish shortstop is turning a nicely executed double play with Dennis O'Donnell trying to break up the play. For The Elderly BRADFORD, VERMONT Now Taking Applications Call 802-222-4703 FOR FUTHER INFORMATION -k -k -k THETFORD-- "We're ready for the playdowns, coach Debbie Lickley was heard saying after her Panther softball team completed a IGRAY'S AUCTION CALENDARi very successful 13-1 cam- paign. Offensively, we're in midseason form, but still Thursday Night, June 10-- for Bob Sylvester, Sutton, making a few mental errors that could be the difference in Vt. Starting at 7 PM. Selling 45 Head Holsteins & a close ballgame." Jerseys. Close ballgames and Thetford softball just don't Saturday, June 26-- Consignment Sale of Farm Machinery, autos & trucks at Gray's Field, Rt. 5, seem to go together this year, Fairlee, Vt. Anyone wishing to advertise their items however. Scoring over 15 runs for sale please contact auctioneers. and collecting more than 12 AUCTIONEERS: C.W. Gray & Sons, Inc. could be going on now. hits a game, Thetford ran East Thetford, Vt. A big factor in the game was roughshod over regular 785-4348o!"785-2161 the pitching of ace Mark season opponents. The one P.S.: AUCTION EACH AND EVERY MONDAY AT loss, against Whitcomb, has to THE EAST THETFORD COMMISSION SALES BARN Godfrey. Going the distance, be considered some kind of Godfrey struck out 25 EAST THETFORD. VT. SALE STARTS AT 2 PM. Rochester batters and pitched fluke. 14 scoreless innings. The In ending the season with    winning run was scored by two wins, Thetford pounded Woodstock pitching for 18 hits, AUCTION Peter Stever, on base via a walk. A long run scoring double by Steward Osgood put the game into the Panther win column. The only other Panther run was unearned, scored by Scott Moore on a single, stolen base and error. Late mmng rallies are becoming part of the Thefford game plan. Against Concord, in the final game of the .regular season, the Panthers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a i-I tie. A fielder's choice and a run scoring single by Dan Baker scored the go-ahead runs. In getting ready for playdown action, Bourgeouls pitched both Andy Moore and Mark Godfrey, allowing five hits. The Thetford squad managed only the one hit, by Baker, for their eighth win of the year. BMU 7 S. Royaiton 5 BMU 25 LinWood 8 WELI. RIVER-- With their backs to the wall, the Blue Mountain Buck softball team won their last two games of the season, upping their record to 5-7, and giving them a chance at post season play. Victorious coach Karla Lemnah was happy... "We needed to win these two games, and the team jmt went out and did it. They've played well throughout the season and we're just glad to be in the (please turn to page I0) STANDINGS Wells River Valley Softball AUCTION W L I. Rapid Rubbish 2 0 I 2 & Q Lounge 2 0 3. HO Taylor Hobos 1 1 3. Colatina Exit 1 1 5. Ben Franklin 0 0 5. Carrier Hammer 0 0 5. Country Gas 0 0 5. Good Neigh. Bank 0 0 5. Peoples Market 0 0 5. Stoddard Implement 0 0 11. Miller High, Life 0 2 11. Tuck Press 0 2 Scores: playdowns." Taylor. Taylor then came They did it with vengence. home on a double by Dave In the first must-win, LinWood Slayton. Taylor. then hit in was the victim. The Bucks McRae with the winning run in broke out fast, collecting 21 the second inning. McRae hits in the process. Steady Sue pitched five plus innings Kendall went on a hitting tear, getting his second win of the stroking out four hits, followed year. Taylor came in in relief, closely by Nuet Wells, B.J. striking out five of six batters Farman and Nok Welles with 2&q 10 Hobos 5 Hobos 11 Tuck Press 9 2&Q 8 Tuck Press 5 Colatina 5 Miller H.L. 4 Rapid gubbish 8 Colatina 2 Rapid Rubbish 3 Miller H,L. 2 Highlights included Bruce Nelson of the Hobos hitting safely seven times in eight attempts. Billy Turner turned in the defensive gems of the first week in helping his team, 2&Q Lounge, to two victories as did his teammate Duane Lynaugh, extending his two season hitting streak in the league to a record 24 games. CORNS?I SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH, 1982 12:30 P.M. for Mrs. John Cyr in Orange, Vermont. The farm is located just off Route II0 between East Barre and Washington. Auction signs on Route II0. 69 HOLSTEIN CATTLE 09 34 Cattle milking, 4 Springing, 6 Fresh with the balance bred for September through November. Good milk production, always a Cyr goal, is evident here. 14 Bred heifers, August to October. Size and style show their good breeding. 20 Open heifers, I0 of them long yearlings and I0 last fall calves. Exceptionally well grown heifers. 1 Service Bull, 2 yrs. old. SALES MANAGERS' COMMENT: These cattle would not be offered for sale if it had not been for John Cyr's death last year. John took real pleasure from dairy farming and good cattle. All cattle preg. checked, blood and T.B. tested. LUNCH SERVED  SALE POSITIVE TERMS CASH SALES MANAGER BIG G SALES, Div. of Big G. Corp. Bradford, Vt. Tel. no, 802-222-5569 AUCTIONEERS Chris Blake Soft pads protect ] from pain, while Graham Blake medicated disks Bradford, Vt. work to remove RINGMEN corns, Jeff Blake, Barton, Vt.