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November 12, 2014--JOURNAL OPINION--Page 13 Littleton, N.H. Locals go west to win Soccer Monster sized moose at Devil's Bowl • killed this year WESTHAVEN, VT--BearRidge 1 ST. JOHNSBURY--Preliminary sta- Speedway regular Adam Pierson of .... i tistics have been released by the Bradfordmadewinninglookeasyon r • Vermont Fish and Wildlife Depart- Nov. 1 at Devil's Bowl Speedway as ment on the October moose hunting he drove to a dominant victory in the i seasons in Vermont. Autosaver Ford/Springfield Buick- A record size bull moose was GMC Vermont Freedom & Unity ! NO.3DERRYFIELD5 Engineers were right back in the taken during the first day ofarchery 100. Pierson nailed down the j NO. 1WOODSVILLE1 game. season by Kevin Rice in Bloomfield. sportsman modified finale for the LACONIA--Woodsville had to But with 3:39 left in the first The dressed moose weighed 919 inaugural Battle at the Bowl dirt I settle for second place tor the half, Derryfield was awarded a pounds with an antler spread of 52 track series, netting the series second consecutive year as they fell penalty kick. Woodsville goal- inches. It was by far the largest championshipintheprocess. [ to Derryfield in the state champion- Pierson entered the race trailing ship game on Sunday in Laconia. The keeper Tori Clough made a nice moose ever taken in a Vermont diving save on it, but the rebound archery season and the 15th largest by eight points, the equivalent of four positions on the track, for the artificial surface there was lined for went right to Garfield who crossed it since moose hunting started in title. Pierson wasted little time, soccer and football and at times this over to Brummett, who promptly 1993. v r game resembled the latter as much knocked it in for a 3-1 Cougar lead. The total preliminary number of moving into the lead by lap nine and as the former. That was where the score stood at moose killed during the archery stretching out to as much as a half- Derryfield came out and took halftime, season from Oct. 1 through 7 was 22 lap lead. Another driver appeared to control of this one early with pinpoint passing and physical de- The second half saw an already moose by 54 hunters. During the have kept Pierson close enough to physical game get even more so. Oct. 18 through 23 regular moose have sealed the championship, but lense. The first 10 minutes of the Even with someone marking her, season, 147 moose were taken by that car made hard contact with the 289 hunters, according to Cedric backstretch barrier at lap 66 and he Woodsvillec°ntest was endPlayedas Derryfieldm°stly inme.the Brummett managed to score a pair Alexander, the department's moose was knocked out of the race. thodically passed their way through of second half goals to put things out proj ect leader. Pierson sped away to the $2,000 of reach. the midfield. The first was an unassisted tally For the second year in a row, win and the championship, collect- When Woodsville cleared the at the 45:02 mark and the second biologists who surveyed for winter ing a trophy presented by Vermont ball it always seemed to end up on was assisted by Garfield with 29 tick larva on harvested moose found Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott. the foot ofa Derryfield player and significantly fewer numbers. Tick Derek Graham of Woodsville had a they passed their way toward the minutesremaining.After the fourth goal, Woodsville loads were 41 percent lower than solid drive to take the runner-up W dsviLLe looked deflated and disoriented out spot. Richie Simmons of Bradford was playing a lot of defense and not there as the reality of their situation snowpack lasting into April. The pieced seventh and Robert Tucker of getting many offensive looks, became apparent. Still, they contin- reduced numbers of ticks should East Corinth came in 20 The player the Engineers had the ued to battle and started matching help moose come through the Chris Donnelly of Piermont most trouble with was sophomore the Cougars physical defense. This coming winter in better shape than in schooled the rest of the field in the Gabi Brummett. She cut through the led to some calls going against them previous years. Sprint Cars of New England in his Woodsville defense like a hot knife and an eventual yellow card. A final report on Vermont's moose first-ever appearance at Devil's through butter. Even though theIn the end, Derryfield was hunting seasonwillbeavailablein Bowl. Donnelly benefitted from a Engineers were marking her the simply a better team. They con- January when all of the 2014 data broken driveline in race leader Will entire ame, Brummett was still the trolled play for the vast majority of have been received and reviewed. Hull's car in the early laps to inherit the lead, but drove away for an offensive catalyst for the Cougars. the game and the score would have -- uncontested victory to wrap up his She assisted on the first goal, an been 6-1 ifBrummett wasn't called fourth series championship in five Emma Garfield strike at the 23:30 forbeingoffside on what would have Rifle season starts years. . • • mark, with a nice cross from the been her fifth goal of the game. The sportsman coupe division, right side. Then Brummett scored Last year's game was decided this weekend whichbecamefamousatBearRidge offan assist from Garfield a couple with penalty kicks so it could have ofminutes later to make the score 2- gone either way, but not this one. WATERBURY--Vermont deer Speedway in Bradford, ran a special 0. This matched the number of goals The Cougars dominated the game hunters are getting rewed up for the 25-lap, $1,000-to-win event and start of hunting season on Nov. 15. featured Bear Ridge regulars in- Woodsville had allowed the entire from the opening whistle to the final The traditional rifte deer season cluding Enfield's Earl Maxham, who season to this point, hom. Paige Martin brought Woodsville finished their great runs for 16 days through Nov. 30. won the race. Michael Danforth of Woodsville to within a goal when season with an 18-1-1 record. The Priortothebeginningofhunting Corinth took second place in that she picked up a loose ball after a Engineers will lose eight players to season, the Vermont deer popula- race, Gene Pierson Jr. of East tion is estimated at about 135,000 Corinth was third and Jason Homiak direct kick got away from the graduation, including seven starters, with the highest concentrations of of Bradford and JoshHarrington of Derryfield goalie. It looked like the deer found in the southwest, east Topsham were fourth and fifth. central and northwestern regions of Thomas Placey, Jeff Robbins Jr., NH Division 4 the state, according to the Vermont Brian Chaffee, Teddy Salomaa and Fish and Wildlife Department's Richie Simmons, all of Bradford, deer project leader Adam placed sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth Girls Semifinals Youth hunt kill Murkowski. and tenth, respectively. Jeremy No. 1 Woodsville 1 During this period of time, a Beckley of Bath came in eleventh. No. 5 Colebrook 0 down from 2013 hunter is allowed to kill one buck Steven Bresette of Plattsburgh, LACONIA--Woodsville reached the state championship game with an CONCORD--YounghuntersinNew that has at least one antler having two NY won the 15-lap Mini Stock race, overall 17-0-1 record for the Hampshire killed 116 fewer deer ormorepointsoneinchorlonger.A but a re-check of the scores second year in a row. They earned during the 2014 youth deer hunt point must be 1 inch or longer from following the event showedthatRob the berth with a hard-fought game weekend this year. Last year, the base to tip and the main beam counts Gioia of East Thetford clinched the against a determined Colebrook preliminary number of deer taken asapoint, regardless oflength. This division's championship over team on Nov. 6. during the weekendwas 483 andthis means that spike-antlered deer, Bresette by just two points with his The first half of this one was a year it was 367 deer, 24 percent which are mostly yearlings, are fourth place finish. defensive battle as neither team was less. The 2014 total is slightly above protected during this season. In the 30-lap Sprint Cars of New able to score. Woodsville had a theaveragesincetheyouthdeerhunt Regular hunting licenses, in- England feature, Tyler Austin of couple of great chances but couldn't began in 1999. cluding a November rifle season West Fairlee placed 10th. cashin on them. The overall reported deer kill for buck tag and a late season bear tag The Autosaver Ford/Springfield They seemed to be a bit NewHampshirethroughNov.2was for Nov. 15 to 23 are $25 for Buick-GMCeventputawraponthe defensive minded at the beginning 3,692, which was down 18 percent residents and $100 for nonresi- 2014 stock car racing season at and it took a while for their offense from the same time in 2013. It is dents. Licenses for hunters under Devil's Bowl Speedway. Informa- to come around. Meanwhile still the fourth highest total for this age18 are $8 for residents and $25 tion regarding the post-season Colebrook controlledplaythrough- point of the season in the past nine for nonresidents. Licenses are awards banquet andrulebookmeet- out most of the first half. The years, exceeded only in 2012, 2013 available on the fish and wildlife ings will be released in the coming Mohawks had some great opportu- and 2007. website in addition to license agents weeks and months. The Granite State' s muzzleloader statewide. nities but the Woodsville defense season continues through Nov. 11 Hunters and anyone else who held firm. BES VSO The Engineers began making and the regular firearm season walks in the woods are urged to wear BRADFORD-OnNov. 14, the Vermont better inroads the second half. They opens on Nov. 12. A complete a fluorescent orange hat and vest so Symphony Orchestra's "Ah! Cappella" had some pretty good looks at the report on all of the state's hunting they can be seen by other hunters quartet will be performing at Bradford goal before Dee Martin took a pass season will be available early next roaming around during hunting Elementary School at 1 p.m. The from her sister Paige and knocked it year. season, performanCeSstatewide Symphonyare partKidsOf theeducationVSO's in for the eventual winning goal with program. just 13 minutes left in the game. It came off a direct kick and Paige hooked it up over the Colebrook wall. 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