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September 1, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 7 rain storm stalls g at Bear Ridge i Sports ! _. ........... Nine nominees for VSSA was seen doing major straightening to the rear of the race car after that race. Keene stated that he returned to Bear Ridge because he owes his fans the best possible race he can drive, and that he returned to do just that. Street heats and semi The street division qualifiers were won by Doug Pike (41-Fairlee) in the first race. Carroll Porter (I1-E. Corinth) won a strong second qualifier race, while Dustin driver of Car 98 from Downing (13-E. Corinth) also a. Keene said that after showed strength in his Chevy- from Bear powered Nova, winning the week, he received third heat handily. telephone calls from" Duncan McKay (18-Barre) fans asking him to who is current street division ;racing. point leader, settled for first in week, after a the consolation race after he with Dan Beede was unable to qualify in the in which Keene heat race. Dale Fadden (16-N. to the hard hit he Haverhill) powered his way to the rear of his car around the oval for a win in Rain was in start of racing at 'one was Would hold off until feature races were As with all"un- the clouds within the first few feature race. started out as Les, but eventually : a torrent as the red stop the race. Keene returns SUrprise to many fans the return of Frank the semi-feature race, with Frank Weigel (23-White River Jct.) sewing up second and Downing in third place. Porter, who was leading the semi, lost a wheel coming out ! Beede car after the decided race as long as the was still in the line- also contended that an additional the Beede car on of the second turn and had to Beede admitted to pit, losing his chance to win. Keene on Coupe heats and semi "hit" Dan Beede easily won the row. The Keene crew first heat as he outpaced Bob Thoughts on the DOrS by Gary W. Moore BOARD SPLITS ON DUCK SEASON Fish and Game Beard met in Winooski last and split 3-2 on the 1982 waterfowl season. In the Board chose to go with a plan that was presented the week before by John Krupp of Fairfax. proposal that was passed opens the season on season is split, closing on November 10 and on November 16 and closing again on November the department biologist, had recommended ber 13 to protect the wood duck. passed by the Board will allow only one black Myers had said that two would be all right. HEARING DRAWS CROWD of closing the salmon hole on the Winoeski as a petition signed by over 600 people sparked a lot the sportsmen present and the biologists felt that needed protection. There was a great deal of talk how to best accomplish that goal without hurting * fish for other species. appear that most would prefer a short closed the lines recommended by biologist Jon biologists have not made any proposals to the and thus none have been given to the Board. It PPear that the situation will soon change. ANTLERLESS APPLICATIONS OUT for antlerless permits are now available agents. They must be correctly filled out and , POStmarked no later than September 15. to follow the directions carefully as those not filled rejected. Many have come in during the that were not signed, did not give the license and letter or had no answer written in indicating if permit the previous year. Percent reduction in permits from last year they come by for those who must enter the lottery. HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION WEEK Hugh J. Gallen has proclaimed the week of through 11 Hunter Safety Education Week in will be held throughout the state to draw the week. Safety is no accident and the fall require that people make a special effort to FISHING TOURNAMENTS Reel Seacoast Fishing Derby will be held sponsored by Salmon Unlimited on Tourism of Portsmouth, N.H. Will bring a variety of events of interest such as lectures, demonstrations, displays and a lot  information call 603436-1118. will get their chance on Sunday, Sep- will be the second year of the Bomoseen Bass relent. First prize is $2,500. Is sponsored by Lakes Region Vermont and the Bass Association. The entry fee is $25 per registration forms are available from Beverly 77, Bomoseen, Vt. 05732. The phone number is GOOD READING just out make fine reading and excellent ad- library. Yankee Wildlife by is published by Equity Publishing of It is a fine collection of essays on land that is easily read. Beautiful pen done by Kenneth T. Fogg add to the en- the New Hampshire Fish and Game Where he worked for many years as a biologist. of the fauna of New England is readily ap- his book. Certainly he had the best of ago when he served under the great Aide ersity of Wisconsin. rds of North American Big Game is the authorative work of the Boone and recognized as the only official source of Its copyright scoring system is the only ;ystem for native big game. data for nearly 7,000 trophies in 31 measurements are given along with kill the name of the hunter. are a dozen chapters by a variety ofex- hunting. Two chapters black bear and the everyday life of ,trations that add a great deal be the source of settling arguments date for publishing the next adition. 29.50 plus $2.00 shipping. It is available in or may be ordered from Boone and 205 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Va. Waters (22-Washington, Vt.), Herbie Gray (00-Fairlee), and Raymond Heath (16-Warren). Arnie Stygles (77- Bradford) won the second qualifier and Frank Keene drove the "big blue" across the finish line in the third race of the evening in the coupe divisidn. HOW THEY FINISHED STREET Week of August 27, 1982 I st Qualifier 1.42 Doug Pike 2.09 Reg Dailey 3.78 Ed Tobin 4.35 Phil McCuin 2nd Qualifier 1.11 Carroll Porter 2.23 Frank Weigel 3.16 Dale Fadden 4.44 Gene Pierson 3rd Qualifier 1.13 Dustin Downing 2.73 Thomas Forward 3.17 Jim Morgan 4.96 Robert Chaffee I st Consolation 1.18 Duncan McKay 2.01 Thomas Spooner 3.57 Alex Sutherland 4.69 Doug Boyce Semi-feature 1.16 Dale Fadden 2.23 Frank Weigel 3.13 Dustin Downing 4.41 Doug Pike 5.09 Reg Dailey 6.78 Ed Tobin COUPE Ist Qualifier 1.53 Dan Beede 2.22 Bob Waters 3.00 Herbie Gray 4.16 Raymond Heath 2nd Qualifier i. 77 Arnie Stygles 2.09 Doug Roberts 3.93 Dale Williams 4.36 Ricky Roberts 3rd Qualifier I. 98 Frank Keene 2. 3Orin Howe 3. 6ButchElms 4.28 Bob Shepard I st Consola tion I. 54 Chuck Beede 2. 1 Brother Eastman 3.56 Clayton Hatch 4.14 Bob Adams Semi-feature 1.53 Dan Beede 2.77 Arnie Stygles 3.98 Frank Keene 4. 6Butch Elms 5.93 Dale Williams 6.00 Herbie Gray 7.09 Doug Roberts quick exit as his car ex- perienced serious wheel , problems in the third qualifier, tie finally qualified ! second in the consolation race !, after Chuck Beede { 54-Barre). The semi-feature coupe race was dominated by Dan Beede, as he controlled the lead spot for most of the race. tte was followed by Stygles, Keene, C.V. Elms (6-N. Haverhill ), and Dale Williams {93-E. Ryegate). Dan Beede, who won his qualifier and the semi, has a chance to win the triple crown if he can repeat his winning ways next week when they complete the feature event before the regular card of racing. No cautions An interesting note for Bear Ridge is that not one yellow flag was flown up to and including the semi-feature race last Friday evening. Each race was run to com- pletion and flagmen merely had to wave the green flag for the start and the checkers for the finish. Street feature a circus The street feature only completed a few laps before rain cancelled the race. Even before the rain, at least two yellow flags flew for spin-outs. Finally, as the rain soaked ADULT BICYCLE RACES--- Bear Ridge presented an extra feature during last Friday's events, the adult bicycle races. Winners in the event were: (l.r) Ist-- John Parker, Pike; 2nd-- Doug Emerson, Bradford; and 3rd-- Gary Prior, Bradford. New England's biggest boat race due Sept 11.12 LITTLETON-- Hydroplanes =,-  ............ . .......... and speed boats will be .... .... . ....... ...................... competing for more than , ................. .............. :: $20,000. in prize money and ..... ' :: ......... > " will be traveling at speeds :' ................. ; .... :, :- ............ approaching 180 miles per  ........ . .... ..... :: ........... ' .... ..... into the clay of the track, the hour. The event known as the drivers had very little control N. H. Chrysler-Dodge over the direction of their International Regatta is Water spinning slated for September 11-12 at wheels down the trent New England Power's Moore machines. straightaway or sliding around turn three, the drivers were careening into each other or to the infield to avoid hitting one another. The red flag came out just before a heavy downpour sent cars and crews scurrying for cover. A't] t bicycle  races An added feature during intermission brought a few adults with their bicycles for the adult races. The first three winners were: John Parker, Pike : Doug Emerson, Bradford; and Gary Prior, Bradford. Feature re-scheduled The two feature races for the street and coupe division were re-scheduled for Friday, Sept. 3. A regular card of racing will then be presented, along with go-cart racing. It is also Firenwn's Night at Bear Ridge. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and racing will begin at 8:00p.m. Labnr Day special Bear Ridge Speedway will also present the annual Labor Day Special on Sunday, Sept. 5. Gates on this race will open "Brother" Ervine East- at 5:00 p.m. and racing will man (1-Thetford) made a beginat7:30p.m. Triathlon relay race to benefit hospital LITTLETON-- On Saturday, Dam on Route 18 in Littleton, just off L93 North. The event is presented by the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce September 18, the Littleton Hospital Emergency DepartmenL of Littleton, N.H. will sponsor their first annual Triathlon. The Triathion will be a relay race consisting of three segments, running, canoeing, and bicycling. The race will start at Lit- tleton Hospital on the morning of the 18th. A field of runners will run through the main streets of Littleton, 6.0 miles to the New England Power Company public launch on the Moore Dam reservoir. The canoeists will then sprint to the Moore Dam, portage around the Dam and continue the spring down the Con- necticut River approximately 23 miles back to the Littleton Hospital to the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each class. The proceeds from the Triathlon will go towards the purchase of advanced life support training systems for the Littleton Hospital " Emergency Department. Individuals and teams in- terested in participating should contact the Littleton Hospital Triathlon Com- mittee, 107 Cottage Street, Littleton, N.H., 03561 or call (603) 444-7731, ext. 205. Fundr00 effort for tennis court NEWBURY-- Newbury needs a new tennis court and a group of people from the Athletic Council has set a goal of $5,000 to see that the town gets one. Since the end of July the sale of raffle tickets has been going on to raise the needed amount. A deluxe weekend for two at Top Notch in Stowe is the first prize. Second and third prizes are $150 dollars respectively. Other prizes have been donated by local merchants. Labor Day is the date for the drawing and will he broadcast on WYKR. Area residents may pur- chase tickets at the Newbury General Store or from Athletic Council members and are urged to support this project. and is in its fourth year on the ............... o ............. race circuit. Last year's event .... . :: ..... attracted more than 20,000 " ": spectators and has been termed for 1983 as one of "New Hampshire's top five events" as reported by Pat Van Vliet of the N. H. Office of Vacation and Travel. The event will feature eight classes with the main feature being the Grand National World Championship, spon- sored by Coca Cola. Last year's World Champion was Duff Daily from Miami, Florida who piloted the "Oh Mona" with the number GN 333. Irving Wallace, Representative from Coca Cola says "we are very ex- cited about sponsoring the Grand National World Championship as part of this year's regatta. We believe the event is not only great for the north country, but the entire state of New Hampshire". This year, Coca Cola has been named the official regatta soft drink. The Grand National class uses the Le Mans start and will run 1-30 minute heat on Saturday as a preliminary event and 1-30 minute final on Sunday for the World Championship of that class. Del Daily, father of last World Championship Racing year's champion also from days. Free and ample parking Miami and owner of last with a shuttle bus service year's winning boat says, provided by Easter Seals will "Littleton's course is ideal for be made available. A portion breaking a world record in our of the proceeds of the event class. Competition for the have been earmarked to World Championship honors benefit this same will be much stiffer than last organization. year", he reported. Com- The earthen dam serves as a petitors in this class and the man made amphitheater other seven classes will not which provides excellent only be coming from Florida, viewing from a high vantage but also as far away as point. There are no seats California, Ohio, Michigan available, however, many and parts of Canada. families bring lounge chairs The Grand Prix Inter- and blankets, similar to "a national Class will return as a day at the beach, etc." and spectator race favorite enjoy the fantastic beauty of sponsored by Sanel Auto Moore Dam while they wit- Parts, Inc. Spectators will hess New England's largest remember towering rooster boat racing spectacle. tails making beautiful rain- Two day advance discount bows against the blue sky at tickets are now available. Moore Dam, with their They are $6.00 for adults thunderous enginesroaringas (covers both Saturday and they barrel down to the Sunday ) , while children under starting line. Last year's 12 are free. Separate gate Canadian champion, Jules prices for Saturday are $4.00 LeBeauf, 55 years young will and $5.00 on Sunday. Advance return to defend his title as tickets are available by Grand Prix Champion. contacting your nearest N. H. Six remaining classes are Chrysler-Dodge dealer, Sanel scheduled and will run both Auto Parts store, Easter Seals days. They will include the 145 Representative or by calling BETWEEN THE STRIPES class, 280's, 360's, 225, 5 litre the Littleton Area Chamber of combined, SE, JP. SS and SK Commerce (603) 444-6561 orby Pro Comp combined Racing writing P.O Box 105, Lit- by Vidian Roe will begin at 11:30 m. both tleton, N.H.03561. A BIG AND LONG OVERDUE THANK YOU to John Fesseden for his yeemans work compiling the weekly statistics for the Wells River Valley softball league. John puts together unbelieveable (no pun intended) stats for each team and individual member Of the league. Most weeks we are unable to run all of the numbers he provides because of space limitations. The usual hatting averages are provided along with the week's scores and standings. Also, fielding averages, hits allowed per innings, runs allowed per inning and much more. Thanks again John for helping us out. WELLS RIVER VALLEY SOFTBALL league all-star team will be announced next week in the Journal Opinion. Pictures of each member will also be included Keep an eye out for it, there may be a few surprises. FALL SPORTS ARE UNDERWAY at area high schools, with practices starting in most programs this past week. Blue Mountain opens its field hockey season with a home game against Woodsville, Thursday Sept. 9th while the Buck soccer team entertains Thetford Panthers Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. Oxbow's perrinnel soccer powerhouse hosts equally strong Woodsville, Friday Sept. 10th at 4 p.m. while the Olympian field hockey team travels to Thetford, Sept. 6th for a 4 p.m. game. Cross country action sees BMU hosting Thetford Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. and Oxbow, starting late, running at Harwood on Sept. 14. All fall sports start at 4 p.m. week- days and 11 am. on Saturday unless otherwise noted. VERMONT ATliLETE OF THE MONTH award would like to have your imput. If you feel a local athlete is being neglected in the news media or should receive more recognition, drop us a line as to the person's performance during a given month. The Journal Opinion nominates one or more person each month in either the 'high school" or 'open division' category. All the names from all over the state are then compiled and sent to members of the VSSA, with each member getting one vote as to the 'most outstanding monthly sports accomplishment' by an individual. Although its tough to become a monthly winner, the nomination is quite an honor. We'd like your input ! HARTFORD LEGION FALLS IN REGIONAL PLAY after taking Vermont State Crown with two come from behind victories over Bellows Falls Legion Post No. 26 from Har- tford won its first state championship this past week, but fell in double elimination fashion in regional play to the eventual winner and runner-up. Named to the State All Star Team were Charlie Grant, Gary Hayward and Ron Huntington. Those three, along with pitcher Dave Stever were important parts of the Hartford team, ending with a 35-12 record, a 25-4 league mark. PEAKED MOUNTAIN BICYCLE CLUB I SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE Family Rides every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. from Piermont, N.H. Post Office about 15 miles at a leisurely pace. September 4, 10:00 a.m. -- Meet Piermont, N.H. Post Office -- Ride a loop via E. Corinth, Groton, Wellg River of about 50 miles. September 6-- 10:00 a.m. -- Meet Haverhill, N.H. green-- Ride to Franconia via Benton and Easton; about 50 miles. September 10 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Monthly Meeting Shields' home Piermont, N.H. Program -- "Cycling in Yugoslavia". September 11  10:00 a.m.  Meet Orford, N.H. green -- Ride a loop via Tbefford Hill, Vt., Union Village, Norwich about 50 miles. September 18 -- 10:00 a.m, -- Meet Warren, N.H., band- stand -- Ride loop via No. Woodstock and Plymouth; about 50 miles. September 25 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Meet Haverhill, N.H. green Ride loop via Monroe, Tinkerville, Lyman, Lisbon, Bath and Center Haverhill about 50 miles. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL is coming to a close in the next couple of weeks. We'll let you know how the two local men came out at season's end . . . Jim McDonald from Woodsville and Bob Valliant from Bradford. BIKES ARE READY-- The Peaked Mountain Bicycle Club is preparing to leave for a Sunday ride from Piermont. oo sv sotv em "Athlete of the Month" BURLINGTON-- The Vermont Sportswriters and Sport- scasters have announced the July nominees for Vermont Athlete of the Month. In the months of July and August, ont: the Open Division receives nominations. The individual high school division is resumed again in September. NAME SCHOOL-TOWN SPORT Jim LaRose Montpelier Little League Baseball Kevin Smith Montpelier Legion Baseba II Alexis Miller Winooski Swimming Kevin Porter Springfield Swimming Bill Davine Rutland Legion Baseba II Jeff Eels Rutland Legion Baseball Scott Morse Bellows Falls Legion Baseba 1| Tony Russo Rutland Golf ,Dave Vignoe Rutland Legion Baseball COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CAR P ET &" VINYL FLOORS HALE FURNITURE & CARPET 802-222-5758 ' IUDfORD, VT. NOTICE BRADFORD BOTTLE CENTER ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW FALL HOURS and LIMITS ON BOTTLE RETURNS. blONDAY thru FRI. 1:00 P.M. tii 7:00 P.M. SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. til 5:00 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS BOTTLE LIMIT -- BOTTLE RETURNS DURING THE WEEK WILL BE LIMITED TO $5.00 PER PERSON PER DAY. This limit ap- plies to the Monday thru Friday schedule. NO LIMIT ON BOTTLE RETURNS ON SATURDAY, except we require a minimum of 24 hours notification from anyone returning more than $25.00 in BOTTLE RETURNS. STARTING DATE FOR OUR NEW FALL SCHEDULE WILL BE TUESDAY, SEPT. 7TH .,. :.../BRADFC)RD I:* L.  "-* MINI MART'DELI & BOTTLE CENTER ROUTE 5 & 25 222.4701 BRADFORD, l II II Ill l llll ADGE coupe" Bradford, Vermont tJl J Jl L Coupe & Street Stock Divisions DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND v  v v v  v v v  Friday, Sept, 3rd Full Card Of Racing POST TIME 8:00 P.M. Plus: Plus: Go.Carts Fireman's Night Plus: Last Week's Rained Out Features v v v v v v v  v v Sunday, Sept. 5th Labor Day Special FINAL POINT RACE! POSTTIME 7:30 P.M. i Trophies By: H.O.TaylBr , Chevro! et v v v v   v Adults $3.50 Children $1.00 $4.00 Pit Fee II September 1, 1982-The Journal Opinion-Page 7 rain storm stalls g at Bear Ridge i Sports ! _. ........... Nine nominees for VSSA was seen doing major straightening to the rear of the race car after that race. Keene stated that he returned to Bear Ridge because he owes his fans the best possible race he can drive, and that he returned to do just that. Street heats and semi The street division qualifiers were won by Doug Pike (41-Fairlee) in the first race. Carroll Porter (I1-E. Corinth) won a strong second qualifier race, while Dustin driver of Car 98 from Downing (13-E. Corinth) also a. Keene said that after showed strength in his Chevy- from Bear powered Nova, winning the week, he received third heat handily. telephone calls from" Duncan McKay (18-Barre) fans asking him to who is current street division ;racing. point leader, settled for first in week, after a the consolation race after he with Dan Beede was unable to qualify in the in which Keene heat race. Dale Fadden (16-N. to the hard hit he Haverhill) powered his way to the rear of his car around the oval for a win in Rain was in start of racing at 'one was Would hold off until feature races were As with all"un- the clouds within the first few feature race. started out as Les, but eventually : a torrent as the red stop the race. Keene returns SUrprise to many fans the return of Frank the semi-feature race, with Frank Weigel (23-White River Jct.) sewing up second and Downing in third place. Porter, who was leading the semi, lost a wheel coming out ! Beede car after the decided race as long as the was still in the line- also contended that an additional the Beede car on of the second turn and had to Beede admitted to pit, losing his chance to win. Keene on Coupe heats and semi "hit" Dan Beede easily won the row. The Keene crew first heat as he outpaced Bob Thoughts on the DOrS by Gary W. Moore BOARD SPLITS ON DUCK SEASON Fish and Game Beard met in Winooski last and split 3-2 on the 1982 waterfowl season. In the Board chose to go with a plan that was presented the week before by John Krupp of Fairfax. proposal that was passed opens the season on season is split, closing on November 10 and on November 16 and closing again on November the department biologist, had recommended ber 13 to protect the wood duck. passed by the Board will allow only one black Myers had said that two would be all right. HEARING DRAWS CROWD of closing the salmon hole on the Winoeski as a petition signed by over 600 people sparked a lot the sportsmen present and the biologists felt that needed protection. There was a great deal of talk how to best accomplish that goal without hurting * fish for other species. appear that most would prefer a short closed the lines recommended by biologist Jon biologists have not made any proposals to the and thus none have been given to the Board. It PPear that the situation will soon change. ANTLERLESS APPLICATIONS OUT for antlerless permits are now available agents. They must be correctly filled out and , POStmarked no later than September 15. to follow the directions carefully as those not filled rejected. Many have come in during the that were not signed, did not give the license and letter or had no answer written in indicating if permit the previous year. Percent reduction in permits from last year they come by for those who must enter the lottery. HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION WEEK Hugh J. Gallen has proclaimed the week of through 11 Hunter Safety Education Week in will be held throughout the state to draw the week. Safety is no accident and the fall require that people make a special effort to FISHING TOURNAMENTS Reel Seacoast Fishing Derby will be held sponsored by Salmon Unlimited on Tourism of Portsmouth, N.H. Will bring a variety of events of interest such as lectures, demonstrations, displays and a lot  information call 603436-1118. will get their chance on Sunday, Sep- will be the second year of the Bomoseen Bass relent. First prize is $2,500. Is sponsored by Lakes Region Vermont and the Bass Association. The entry fee is $25 per registration forms are available from Beverly 77, Bomoseen, Vt. 05732. The phone number is GOOD READING just out make fine reading and excellent ad- library. Yankee Wildlife by is published by Equity Publishing of It is a fine collection of essays on land that is easily read. Beautiful pen done by Kenneth T. Fogg add to the en- the New Hampshire Fish and Game Where he worked for many years as a biologist. of the fauna of New England is readily ap- his book. Certainly he had the best of ago when he served under the great Aide ersity of Wisconsin. rds of North American Big Game is the authorative work of the Boone and recognized as the only official source of Its copyright scoring system is the only ;ystem for native big game. data for nearly 7,000 trophies in 31 measurements are given along with kill the name of the hunter. are a dozen chapters by a variety ofex- hunting. Two chapters black bear and the everyday life of ,trations that add a great deal be the source of settling arguments date for publishing the next adition. 29.50 plus $2.00 shipping. It is available in or may be ordered from Boone and 205 South Patrick Street, Alexandria, Va. Waters (22-Washington, Vt.), Herbie Gray (00-Fairlee), and Raymond Heath (16-Warren). Arnie Stygles (77- Bradford) won the second qualifier and Frank Keene drove the "big blue" across the finish line in the third race of the evening in the coupe divisidn. HOW THEY FINISHED STREET Week of August 27, 1982 I st Qualifier 1.42 Doug Pike 2.09 Reg Dailey 3.78 Ed Tobin 4.35 Phil McCuin 2nd Qualifier 1.11 Carroll Porter 2.23 Frank Weigel 3.16 Dale Fadden 4.44 Gene Pierson 3rd Qualifier 1.13 Dustin Downing 2.73 Thomas Forward 3.17 Jim Morgan 4.96 Robert Chaffee I st Consolation 1.18 Duncan McKay 2.01 Thomas Spooner 3.57 Alex Sutherland 4.69 Doug Boyce Semi-feature 1.16 Dale Fadden 2.23 Frank Weigel 3.13 Dustin Downing 4.41 Doug Pike 5.09 Reg Dailey 6.78 Ed Tobin COUPE Ist Qualifier 1.53 Dan Beede 2.22 Bob Waters 3.00 Herbie Gray 4.16 Raymond Heath 2nd Qualifier i. 77 Arnie Stygles 2.09 Doug Roberts 3.93 Dale Williams 4.36 Ricky Roberts 3rd Qualifier I. 98 Frank Keene 2. 3Orin Howe 3. 6ButchElms 4.28 Bob Shepard I st Consola tion I. 54 Chuck Beede 2. 1 Brother Eastman 3.56 Clayton Hatch 4.14 Bob Adams Semi-feature 1.53 Dan Beede 2.77 Arnie Stygles 3.98 Frank Keene 4. 6Butch Elms 5.93 Dale Williams 6.00 Herbie Gray 7.09 Doug Roberts quick exit as his car ex- perienced serious wheel , problems in the third qualifier, tie finally qualified ! second in the consolation race !, after Chuck Beede { 54-Barre). The semi-feature coupe race was dominated by Dan Beede, as he controlled the lead spot for most of the race. tte was followed by Stygles, Keene, C.V. Elms (6-N. Haverhill ), and Dale Williams {93-E. Ryegate). Dan Beede, who won his qualifier and the semi, has a chance to win the triple crown if he can repeat his winning ways next week when they complete the feature event before the regular card of racing. No cautions An interesting note for Bear Ridge is that not one yellow flag was flown up to and including the semi-feature race last Friday evening. Each race was run to com- pletion and flagmen merely had to wave the green flag for the start and the checkers for the finish. Street feature a circus The street feature only completed a few laps before rain cancelled the race. Even before the rain, at least two yellow flags flew for spin-outs. Finally, as the rain soaked ADULT BICYCLE RACES--- Bear Ridge presented an extra feature during last Friday's events, the adult bicycle races. Winners in the event were: (l.r) Ist-- John Parker, Pike; 2nd-- Doug Emerson, Bradford; and 3rd-- Gary Prior, Bradford. New England's biggest boat race due Sept 11.12 LITTLETON-- Hydroplanes =,-  ............ . .......... and speed boats will be .... .... . ....... ...................... competing for more than , ................. .............. :: $20,000. in prize money and ..... ' :: ......... > " will be traveling at speeds :' ................. ; .... :, :- ............ approaching 180 miles per  ........ . .... ..... :: ........... ' .... ..... into the clay of the track, the hour. The event known as the drivers had very little control N. H. Chrysler-Dodge over the direction of their International Regatta is Water spinning slated for September 11-12 at wheels down the trent New England Power's Moore machines. straightaway or sliding around turn three, the drivers were careening into each other or to the infield to avoid hitting one another. The red flag came out just before a heavy downpour sent cars and crews scurrying for cover. A't] t bicycle  races An added feature during intermission brought a few adults with their bicycles for the adult races. The first three winners were: John Parker, Pike : Doug Emerson, Bradford; and Gary Prior, Bradford. Feature re-scheduled The two feature races for the street and coupe division were re-scheduled for Friday, Sept. 3. A regular card of racing will then be presented, along with go-cart racing. It is also Firenwn's Night at Bear Ridge. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and racing will begin at 8:00p.m. Labnr Day special Bear Ridge Speedway will also present the annual Labor Day Special on Sunday, Sept. 5. Gates on this race will open "Brother" Ervine East- at 5:00 p.m. and racing will man (1-Thetford) made a beginat7:30p.m. Triathlon relay race to benefit hospital LITTLETON-- On Saturday, Dam on Route 18 in Littleton, just off L93 North. The event is presented by the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce September 18, the Littleton Hospital Emergency DepartmenL of Littleton, N.H. will sponsor their first annual Triathlon. The Triathion will be a relay race consisting of three segments, running, canoeing, and bicycling. The race will start at Lit- tleton Hospital on the morning of the 18th. A field of runners will run through the main streets of Littleton, 6.0 miles to the New England Power Company public launch on the Moore Dam reservoir. The canoeists will then sprint to the Moore Dam, portage around the Dam and continue the spring down the Con- necticut River approximately 23 miles back to the Littleton Hospital to the finish line. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each class. The proceeds from the Triathlon will go towards the purchase of advanced life support training systems for the Littleton Hospital " Emergency Department. Individuals and teams in- terested in participating should contact the Littleton Hospital Triathlon Com- mittee, 107 Cottage Street, Littleton, N.H., 03561 or call (603) 444-7731, ext. 205. Fundr00 effort for tennis court NEWBURY-- Newbury needs a new tennis court and a group of people from the Athletic Council has set a goal of $5,000 to see that the town gets one. Since the end of July the sale of raffle tickets has been going on to raise the needed amount. A deluxe weekend for two at Top Notch in Stowe is the first prize. Second and third prizes are $150 dollars respectively. Other prizes have been donated by local merchants. Labor Day is the date for the drawing and will he broadcast on WYKR. Area residents may pur- chase tickets at the Newbury General Store or from Athletic Council members and are urged to support this project. and is in its fourth year on the ............... o ............. race circuit. Last year's event .... . :: ..... attracted more than 20,000 " ": spectators and has been termed for 1983 as one of "New Hampshire's top five events" as reported by Pat Van Vliet of the N. H. Office of Vacation and Travel. The event will feature eight classes with the main feature being the Grand National World Championship, spon- sored by Coca Cola. Last year's World Champion was Duff Daily from Miami, Florida who piloted the "Oh Mona" with the number GN 333. Irving Wallace, Representative from Coca Cola says "we are very ex- cited about sponsoring the Grand National World Championship as part of this year's regatta. We believe the event is not only great for the north country, but the entire state of New Hampshire". This year, Coca Cola has been named the official regatta soft drink. The Grand National class uses the Le Mans start and will run 1-30 minute heat on Saturday as a preliminary event and 1-30 minute final on Sunday for the World Championship of that class. Del Daily, father of last World Championship Racing year's champion also from days. Free and ample parking Miami and owner of last with a shuttle bus service year's winning boat says, provided by Easter Seals will "Littleton's course is ideal for be made available. A portion breaking a world record in our of the proceeds of the event class. Competition for the have been earmarked to World Championship honors benefit this same will be much stiffer than last organization. year", he reported. Com- The earthen dam serves as a petitors in this class and the man made amphitheater other seven classes will not which provides excellent only be coming from Florida, viewing from a high vantage but also as far away as point. There are no seats California, Ohio, Michigan available, however, many and parts of Canada. families bring lounge chairs The Grand Prix Inter- and blankets, similar to "a national Class will return as a day at the beach, etc." and spectator race favorite enjoy the fantastic beauty of sponsored by Sanel Auto Moore Dam while they wit- Parts, Inc. Spectators will hess New England's largest remember towering rooster boat racing spectacle. tails making beautiful rain- Two day advance discount bows against the blue sky at tickets are now available. Moore Dam, with their They are $6.00 for adults thunderous enginesroaringas (covers both Saturday and they barrel down to the Sunday ) , while children under starting line. Last year's 12 are free. Separate gate Canadian champion, Jules prices for Saturday are $4.00 LeBeauf, 55 years young will and $5.00 on Sunday. Advance return to defend his title as tickets are available by Grand Prix Champion. contacting your nearest N. H. Six remaining classes are Chrysler-Dodge dealer, Sanel scheduled and will run both Auto Parts store, Easter Seals days. They will include the 145 Representative or by calling BETWEEN THE STRIPES class, 280's, 360's, 225, 5 litre the Littleton Area Chamber of combined, SE, JP. SS and SK Commerce (603) 444-6561 orby Pro Comp combined Racing writing P.O Box 105, Lit- by Vidian Roe will begin at 11:30 m. both tleton, N.H.03561. A BIG AND LONG OVERDUE THANK YOU to John Fesseden for his yeemans work compiling the weekly statistics for the Wells River Valley softball league. John puts together unbelieveable (no pun intended) stats for each team and individual member Of the league. Most weeks we are unable to run all of the numbers he provides because of space limitations. The usual hatting averages are provided along with the week's scores and standings. Also, fielding averages, hits allowed per innings, runs allowed per inning and much more. Thanks again John for helping us out. WELLS RIVER VALLEY SOFTBALL league all-star team will be announced next week in the Journal Opinion. Pictures of each member will also be included Keep an eye out for it, there may be a few surprises. FALL SPORTS ARE UNDERWAY at area high schools, with practices starting in most programs this past week. Blue Mountain opens its field hockey season with a home game against Woodsville, Thursday Sept. 9th while the Buck soccer team entertains Thetford Panthers Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. Oxbow's perrinnel soccer powerhouse hosts equally strong Woodsville, Friday Sept. 10th at 4 p.m. while the Olympian field hockey team travels to Thetford, Sept. 6th for a 4 p.m. game. Cross country action sees BMU hosting Thetford Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. and Oxbow, starting late, running at Harwood on Sept. 14. All fall sports start at 4 p.m. week- days and 11 a m. on Saturday unless otherwise noted. VERMONT ATliLETE OF THE MONTH award would like to have your imput. If you feel a local athlete is being neglected in the news media or should receive more recognition, drop us a line as to the person's performance during a given month. The Journal Opinion nominates one or more person each month in either the 'high school" or 'open division' category. All the names from all over the state are then compiled and sent to members of the VSSA, with each member getting one vote as to the 'most outstanding monthly sports accomplishment' by an individual. Although its tough to become a monthly winner, the nomination is quite an honor. We'd like your input ! HARTFORD LEGION FALLS IN REGIONAL PLAY after taking Vermont State Crown with two come from behind victories over Bellows Falls Legion Post No. 26 from Har- tford won its first state championship this past week, but fell in double elimination fashion in regional play to the eventual winner and runner-up. Named to the State All Star Team were Charlie Grant, Gary Hayward and Ron Huntington. Those three, along with pitcher Dave Stever were important parts of the Hartford team, ending with a 35-12 record, a 25-4 league mark. PEAKED MOUNTAIN BICYCLE CLUB I SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE Family Rides every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. from Piermont, N.H. Post Office about 15 miles at a leisurely pace. September 4, 10:00 a.m. -- Meet Piermont, N.H. Post Office -- Ride a loop via E. Corinth, Groton, Wellg River of about 50 miles. September 6-- 10:00 a.m. -- Meet Haverhill, N.H. green-- Ride to Franconia via Benton and Easton; about 50 miles. September 10 -- 8:00 p.m. -- Monthly Meeting Shields' home Piermont, N.H. Program -- "Cycling in Yugoslavia". September 11  10:00 a.m.  Meet Orford, N.H. green -- Ride a loop via Tbefford Hill, Vt., Union Village, Norwich about 50 miles. September 18 -- 10:00 a.m, -- Meet Warren, N.H., band- stand -- Ride loop via No. Woodstock and Plymouth; about 50 miles. September 25 -- 10:00 a.m. -- Meet Haverhill, N.H. green Ride loop via Monroe, Tinkerville, Lyman, Lisbon, Bath and Center Haverhill about 50 miles. MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL is coming to a close in the next couple of weeks. We'll let you know how the two local men came out at season's end . . . Jim McDonald from Woodsville and Bob Valliant from Bradford. BIKES ARE READY-- The Peaked Mountain Bicycle Club is preparing to leave for a Sunday ride from Piermont. oo sv sotv em "Athlete of the Month" BURLINGTON-- The Vermont Sportswriters and Sport- scasters have announced the July nominees for Vermont Athlete of the Month. In the months of July and August, ont: the Open Division receives nominations. The individual high school division is resumed again in September. NAME SCHOOL-TOWN SPORT Jim LaRose Montpelier Little League Baseball Kevin Smith Montpelier Legion Baseba II Alexis Miller Winooski Swimming Kevin Porter Springfield Swimming Bill Davine Rutland Legion Baseba II Jeff Eels Rutland Legion Baseball Scott Morse Bellows Falls Legion Baseba 1| Tony Russo Rutland Golf ,Dave Vignoe Rutland Legion Baseball COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CAR P ET &" VINYL FLOORS HALE FURNITURE & CARPET 802-222-5758 ' IUDfORD, VT. NOTICE BRADFORD BOTTLE CENTER ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW FALL HOURS and LIMITS ON BOTTLE RETURNS. blONDAY thru FRI. 1:00 P.M. tii 7:00 P.M. SATURDAY 9:00 A.M. til 5:00 P.M. CLOSED SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS BOTTLE LIMIT -- BOTTLE RETURNS DURING THE WEEK WILL BE LIMITED TO $5.00 PER PERSON PER DAY. This limit ap- plies to the Monday thru Friday schedule. NO LIMIT ON BOTTLE RETURNS ON SATURDAY, except we require a minimum of 24 hours notification from anyone returning more than $25.00 in BOTTLE RETURNS. STARTING DATE FOR OUR NEW FALL SCHEDULE WILL BE TUESDAY, SEPT. 7TH .,. :.../BRADFC)RD I:* L.  "-* MINI MART'DELI & BOTTLE CENTER ROUTE 5 & 25 222.4701 BRADFORD, l II II Ill l llll ADGE coupe" Bradford, Vermont tJl J Jl L Coupe & Street Stock Divisions DOUBLE HEADER WEEKEND v  v v v  v v v  Friday, Sept, 3rd Full Card Of Racing POST TIME 8:00 P.M. Plus: Plus: Go.Carts Fireman's Night Plus: Last Week's Rained Out Features v v v v v v v  v v Sunday, Sept. 5th Labor Day Special FINAL POINT RACE! POSTTIME 7:30 P.M. i Trophies By: H.O.TaylBr , Chevro! et v v v v   v Adults $3.50 Children $1.00 $4.00 Pit Fee II