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Vermont and Oakland extend affiliation through 2016

The Vermont Lake Monsters and Oakland Athletics have extended their Player Development Contract for the next two years through 2016, the two teams announced today.

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Vergennes Lions Club to sponsor Charity Run

The Vergennes Lions Club is sponsoring a family-friendly Charity Run on Saturday, Sept. 27, to support the Vergennes Area Food Shelf and provide funds for heating fuel assistance for the needy this winter. Beginning at the Vergennes Union Elementary School on East Street, there will be a “Kid 1-Mile Run” starting at 10 am and an “Adults and Family 5-K Run” starting at 11 am.

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Sodbusters play Fall Roundup at Bristol Rec Field

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Members of the Addison County-based Sodbusters Horse Shoe Club joined other Vermont players, as well as those from New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, for the league’s 2014 Fall Roundup Turnament held at the Bristol Recreation Field Sept. 14.

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Todd Stone repeats as Devil's Bowl Modified champ

Devil's Bowl Speedway

Devil’s Bowl Speedway crowned its 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series champions during a busy and picturesque Sunday afternoon at the Mekkelsen RV Vermont 200 Championship Weekend. Todd Stone and Robert Gordon became two-time champions on the asphalt, while Jamie Fisher and Chuck Bradford each celebrated their first titles.

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Monkton Mud Bogs: A muddy mess was a lot of fun

The weather was nearly perfect for the Annual Monkton Volunteer Fire Department Grass Drags, Mud Bog, & Sidewinder Harescramble Sept. 14.

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Lake golf event welcomes new players

The Castleton Community Center is hosting its 10th Annual Golf Outing at the beautiful Lake St. Catherine Country Club on Friday, Sept. 12.

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Hinesburg athlete gearing up for Special Olympics

In the upcoming months, Emily Barboza will experience a series of life-changing experiences. The 16-year-old Hinesburg girl is poised to start her freshman year at Champlain Valley Union High School in her hometown.

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Flo Meiler hits the right mark

Flo Meiler is an octogenarian, but that doesn’t slow the Shelburne resident down.

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Brandon driver to make Adirondack debut

Inaugural NMCS champion Vince Quenneville, Jr., is among the drivers excited to head to Airborne on Saturday. The Brandon veteran finished fifth in a recent weekly event at the 4/10-mile, progressively banked oval, and has momentum on his side after a victory at his home track at Devil’s Bowl Speedway earlier this month.

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Whaleboat race brings locals to Boston

During her thirty-eighth voyage, the Charles W. Morgan visited the National Historical Park at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Mass., on July 18-20.

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Vermont Lake Monsters 7, Lowell 5

Seong-min Kim had a two-out, two-run pinch hit double and Yairo Munoz followed with an RBI tripleduring a three-run sixth inning for a 5-3 Vermont lead as the Lake Monsters rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Lowell Spinners Tuesday night at LeLeceur Park in the opener of an eight-game New York-Penn League roadtrip.

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Lake Monsters beat Hudson Valley

The Vermont Lake Monsters scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to snap a 1-1 tie and got strong outings from four different pitchers in a 3-1 New York-Penn League victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday evening at historic Centennial Field.

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NASCAR: Proctor ends winless streak

Ron Proctor waited nearly two years to carry a checkered flag at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, but the wait became worth it as the veteran driver won the double-points Rutland Herald Mid-Season Championship in dominant fashion on Friday, July 18.

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Vermont’s only rodeo is a touch of the real West

Pond Hill Pro Rodeo Co. in Castleton kicked off its 44th year of producing one of New England’s best and most colorful, summer-long professional rodeo event. The 2014 rodeo season east of the Rockies got underway on the last weekend of June and the Eagle was on hand at Vermont’s sole venue to document the all-American thrill sport.

Lake Monsters feel the touch of Spikes

Rowan Wick hit a three-run homer in the top of the first inning for his New York-Penn League-leading 13th home run of the season and four State College pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Spikes won their fifth straight game with a 7-0 shutout over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Wednesday night at historic Centennial Field.

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