Editor's Note: We welcome sports writer Fred Pockette back to the Outlook after a brief illness.
On Saturday, Aug. 14, at Otter Valley Union High School FL Punt, Pass and Kick registration starts at noon and the competition starts at 1 p.m. The event is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 (as of Dec. 31, 2010)
The kids will participate in 1 of 8 divisions based on their age and gender.
Every participant will receive a certificate. The top three in each division receive a ribbon.
The winner of each division will move onto the sectionals. There they will have a chance to qualify for the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS team championship to be held at a Patriots home game this season. If they get that far they will be competing for a spot in the national championship, which will be held at a conference championship game in January.
Parents are asked to bring a copy of each participants birth certificate for proof of age.
For further information please call Fred at (802)247-6722
Lake Monsters Cool Off as August Starts
After opening the final full month of the regular season with a 13-4 win over the Lowell Spinners on August 1st, the Vermont Lake Monsters dropped their next three to open up the month 1-3. The Tri -Valley Cats swept the Lake Monsters in a brief two game set played in New York Aug. 2 and Aug. 3.
The Monsters then returned home Aug. 4 where they lost the opening game of a three game series against the Auburn Doubledays 6-3. Following that game Vermont fell to 25 - 20 on the year, and their lead over the Connecticut Tigers in the New York - Penn League's Stedlar division had shrunk to a mere half game.
Tri-City scored seven runs in the bottom of the third inning as the ValleyCats opened the two-game series with a 10-1 victory Aug. 2 at Bruno Stadium.