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August 7th, 2012
It has been a busy summer at Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy, owned and operated by 7th Don Master Rick Dunlavey â€“ highest ranking Master in the Northeast Kingdom. More than 40 of his Tae Kwon Do students participated in the Derby 4th of July Parade. The float, provided and driven by Gosselin Water Wells, held a host of Dragons (mostly aged 3-6) while the Tigers, adult students and family members, marched alongside. The students wowed the crowd with Kibon One throughout the route. Later in July, the school moved to a new location at 292 Shattuck Hill Road in Derby.
Thought you were competing only in a Triathlon? Wrong. We had an open water swim going on and we had some very, very strong swimming going on in Lake Seymour.
We may not have had the wherewithal to recognize you at the Award Ceremony, (our woodal machine broke down and we didnâ€™t have the times available yesterday afternoon). But all of you Aqua and Ollie and Swim Only participants were also in a swim competition (whether you knew it or not), and we are proud to announce the winners of the 3.5 mile Seymour Swim AND the 1.75 mile Seymour Swim.
Wrongway Joe Kurtz finds his way to being the top Aquaman, Laurie Hugg Threepeats, Daniel Soucy and Michelle Patrick claim the Ollie, Johnny Appleseed a/k/a Speedy Petee and Kristen Skulte take the Sprint. The Fresh Corn by Lee and Crew, The Crazy Good Music by Reckless Breakfast, and the wonderful good spirit everywhere were OUTSTANDING. Making it all happen: The battle hardened, IROC Staff and Hearty Volunteers (including another return by Julie Gunn), The Seymour Flotilla, and Lake Salem Association, ADA Flaggers, and the many, many wonderful sponsors of The Kingdom Summer Games 2012
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Heat Invitational Baseball Tournament took place this weekend at Gardner Park and the home team did not disapoint, going 4-0 to win the event.
"The tournament went really well," said Heat Coach Mike LaCourse. "We got to see some new players that played with us that we may see next year at the high school. It was a good opportunity for the players to be in different roles and in a different environment."
The North Country 15-U Heat will be hosting two teams this weekend for their summer baseball invitational tournament. The team will be looking to rebound from last yearâ€™s tourney in which they bowed out in the semi-finals.
All games will be played at Gardner Park starting at 10:00 on Saturday morning and going through until Sunday evening.
There will also be a home run derby Saturday evening at 7:00.
DERBYâ€“The staff at IROC is getting ready for Saturday's 5th Annual Kingdom Triathlon and Seymour Swim.
"We are expecting around one-hundred and fifty people this year," said Sue Engel.
The event draws people from all over the United States and internationally as well.
Staff members spent Thursday gathering materials in preparation for Friday's jaunt around the NEK to set up for the event.
There will be an early registration and sign in at IROC Friday from 1:00-7:00 PM and the "Crazy Nuts Dinner" that evening from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Eastside Restaurant.
It was the first word that came to my mind when I entered Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy studio.
Master Christina Deslandes was working with a student when I arrived, and there was no fooling around.
The youngster was focused, going through his workout with a business-like attitude rarely seen in a child of his age.
But at Blue Wave that is the norm, not the exception.
Students at the Academy learn the five tenets, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit.
Express Publisher Ken Wells was at the opening day of Patriots camp, and snapped this photo of Tom Brady signing autographs for the fans
NEWPORTâ€“Anthony Bathalon is ready to make the next step in his basketball career; Teacher.
The former high school standout, who also dabbled in semi-pro ball as a practice player with the Frost Heaves as well as playing with the Little Rock Lightning of the ABA, has decided to switch his playing kicks for a set of coaches shoes and a whistle.
Riverside Speedway is home to some of the friendliest, most helpful people in the racing business. If a racer is in need, there are usually five people jumping to help. This is especially important in the higher divisions, where higher speeds sometimes bring bigger problems. A helpful hand is always welcome, and one of the first people to lend a hand is the Northeast Kingdomâ€™s Aaron Smith.
The Irasburg native drives a mint green Chevy Impala in the Sign Depot Outlaw Sportsman division, but hasnâ€™t always been privy to racing.