Local Sports Shorts
AAU Basketball - The Vermont Spirit 17 Girl's AAU Team heads for top-flight basketball competition in Washington, D.C. this week.
The team is made up of Carolynne Erwin of Mt. Abraham Union, Libby Smith of Essex Union, Katie Turpin of Mt. Mansfield Union, Liz LeFebvre and Missy Provost of Milton, Theresa LaRocque of Randolph Union, Hilary Goodrich of U-32, Erica Sleeper and Tiffany Perkins of Oxbow, Christina Raiche of Mill River, Sarah Bergman of Mt. Anthony Union and Emily Boucher of North Country Union. They will be playing basketball at the prestigious Junior National Invitational Tournament, held at American University, July 26-30.
The Vermont Spirit Team, coached by George Huntington, father of two of Vermont's most prolific girl's high school scorer's, Jade and Jazz Huntington, will compete against 108 of the best teams east of the Mississippi in this five-day event. Two Vermont Spirit Teams recently returned from very successful performances at the National AAU Tournament held earlier this month in Chattanooga, Tenn. Both teams finished the Chattanooga Tournament with identical 2-3 records.
The Spirit 18 team came in third in the consolation bracket, winning bronze medals for each player and a trophy for the team. The Spirit 18 team was the first in Vermont history to advance this far in a national AAU basketball tournament.
Golf Clinic - The Littleton Driving Range and Think and Swing Golf Academy will sponsor a free adult clinic on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Littleton Driving Range on Route 302 in Littleton.
Dr. Richard Thomas, Golf Pro, will give the clinic. Adults of all ages are invited to attend.
Border Minor Hockey Association - The Border Minor Hockey Association will hold their registration for the 1997-1998 hockey season on Aug.20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Stanstead town hall (same as last year) in Stanstead, Quebec.
UVM Players Sign Pro Contracts - Former UVM hockey players Martin St. Louis (left wing) and Eric Perrin (right wing) have recently been signed to multi-year contracts with the Cleveland Lumbeijacks Professional Hockey Club.
The two UVM graduates emerge from the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference as the UVM quot;French Connection,quot; combining for 523 career points during their four seasons of collegiate hockey.