A local competition for the NFL's Punt, Pass and Kick program was held at Otter Valley in Brandon.
The event, which was sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 55, yielded three winners who will move on to the sectionals. Joey Viner of Middlebury won the 8-9 year old boys division with a final score of 112 feet.
Hayden Gallo of Brandon won the 10-11 year old boys division with a final score of 143 feet. And Tyrus Keith, of Bristol, Vermont, won the 12-13 year old boys division with a final score of 298 feet, and 6 inches.
Congratulations to the three winners and good luck at the sectionals.
Squadron 55 would also like to thank Otter Valley Varsity football players Zak Williams and Peter Batista for helping out at the event.
We, and the kids, appreciated the time you gave us.
Lake Monsters Struggles Continue
Coming off a two day layoff the Vermont Lake Monsters dropped a one run decision to the Lowell Spinners (Boston Red Sox Affiliate) at home on Wednesday, August 18th. It was their third loss in four games and they fell to 29-27 on the year. With just 18 games left the Lake Monsters lead in the New York - Penn League's Stedlar Division was a mere game over the Connecticut Tigers.
The third place Tri-City Valley Cats (Houson Astros Affiliate) were only one and a half games back. Of their 18 remaining games, three are against Connecticut. They have no remaining regular season games against Tri-City. The next three weeks could prove to be very exciting. Fpllpwing is a report on that loss to Lowell that was mentioned above.
Bryce Brentz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run as the Lowell Spinners built an early four-run lead and held on for a 4-3 New York-Penn League victory over the Vermont Lake Monsters at historic Centennial Field.