The Missisquoi Valley 13- to 15-year-old All-Stars parlayed five hits, 11 walks and seven Danville miscues into 17 runs, as they 10-run ruled the Indians in five innings at Legion Field Tuesday night, 17-4.

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Jessica Baker went the distance allowing one hit in picking up the win, while Danville starter Heather Chamberlain suffered the loss.

Newport's offense was paced by Christian Griggs, Meghan Gyles, Heidi Willoughby, Hannah Bonneau and Baker, who all recorded a hit.

The lone Indians hit came off the bat of Kari Taylor in the fifth inning.

Missisquoi Valley will now play Clyde-Whitmore in a losers bracket game on Friday night at eight.

nbsp;Danville 101 11-4 1 5

Missisquoi 094 4x-17 5 3

D - Chamberlin, Hoffer (3) and Riendeau; MV - Baker and Spates WP - Baker; LP - Chaniberlin

11- and 12-year-olds

Newport 15, Missisquoi Valley 5

The Newport 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars sent 10 batters to the plate in the first inning and 11 batters to the dish in the fifth inning, scoring six runs in both innings as they crushed Missisquoi Valley, 15-5.

Chantel Robert paced the 11-hit Newport offensive attack with a perfect 4-for-4 performance at the plate. Newport also got two hits off the bats of Michelle Robert and Michele Breault.

Missisquoi Valley had five different players get hits, with Ashley Kennison getting a triple to lead the way.

Deveney Degree went the distance in recording the win, while Tia Sprague suffered the loss.

Newport will now meet Clyde-Whitmore in a losers bracket game on

Thursday night at eight.

nbsp;Missisquoi 002 30-5 5 7

Newport 610 26-15 11 2

MV - Sprague and Tetreault; N - Degree and Blais WP - Degree; LP - Sprague 2B - C.Robert (N) 2; 3B - Kennison (MV)

Danville/Hardwick will play Barre in a 11-12-year-old game a

the Capital Kickers Camp at the Colonel Town Field on Aug. 4-8 should be well worth the effort. The director is David Pinkham of the Gilford dynasty and a former Spartan. His success is well documented.

They work in small groups using coaches with a combined 55 years ofexperience. Grades 5 to 8 begin at 9 am. and the kindergarten through 4th grades are at 1 p.m., while the sixth through 12th graders begin at 6 p.m for two hour sessions. A great opportunity for young players to better understand the game of soccer. Call Mike at 788-3321 or Dave at 524-5445.

A new hoop coach for the Crusaders. Littleton's volunteer assistant coach for the past two years, Trevor Howard, has been chosen as the new varsity coach for the Littleton boys. He is a 1990 graduate of Littleton High and a member of that Class M championship basketball team.

Trevor was an All-Tourney and All-State selection and played two years of college ball at Saint Anselms. He now manages the Maplewood Golf Club in Bethlehem. Trevor should bring a lot of knowledge and pride into this new coaching position and we look forward to working with him.

No unbeatens left in the CVSL, but at last look there was one left in the AVSL. Central Paving (the Vincent Judd crew) knocked Berlin from the unbeaten ranks, then were upended themselves by the Merchants (Joelle Roooney's team) last week by two runs. In Littleton, Budweiser, Pete Fillion's unbeaten team of last season still has no dents in its record this season.

Girls now will be able to play baseball in Vermont High Schools. In response to a lawsuit by two 13 year female athletes from Mill River Union, the Vermont Principals Association has adopted a policy that authorizes girls to play baseball. The two had waivers, but wanted to change the underlying rule. So they did.

Actually, if there were a request in New Hampshire, the NHIAA would allow any girls to play baseball and they wouldn't need any waivers either. However, boys would not be able to play softball. Boys playing on girls teams has already been settled in court here.

In 1985, a boy from West Germany was denied access to the Timberlane varsity field hockey team and the host family for the exchange student sued. The NHIAA argued successfully in Superior Court to keep boys off of girls teams.

Research, it seems, shows that boys are bigger, stronger, quicker and faster and eventually would take over the girls sport. They'd play, while a girl would sit on the bench. NHIAA excecutive director Jim Desmarais says that allowing boys to play on girls teams would be the demise of girls sports.

So the girls are allowed to invade boys sports in N.H. if a member school does not offer an equivalent program for girls, because girls can not dominate in boys sports, but boys are prohibited from invading girls sports, because they can dominate them.

We have girls wrestling, golfing and playing ice hockey, but none as yet playing baseball. The captain of the Concord High boys ice hockey team was a girl and now is in the final go-around to make the women's Olympic team.

If for instance, a girl such as Carisa Stelmat, who played soccer on the Profile team, should make a Twin State team, then they would have to play on the girls team for that, as Beth Field of Sunapee did.

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