Local Hoops Action
The Green Mountain Union High School girls' hoop team recently dominated rival Black River, 68-22, at Nason Gym in Chester.
Sophomore McKala Benson led the way for the Lady Chiefs with 15 points, while Georgia Ladd, Emma Lisle and Carley Stauffer pitched in with 14, 12 and 10 points respectively. The win put Green Mountain at 9-2.
Katlynd Palmer led the way for Black River with seven points.
In BF recently, the Springfield Cosmos went into Holland Gym and handed the Lady Terriers a 45-23 loss. The win was just the second for Springfield this season.
Lady Cosmos senior Desmond Dana led all scorers with 16 points, while Brittany Grant pitched in with seven points. Sara Dumont led the way for Bellows Falls with 11 points. Marissa Smith pitched in with four.
In Townshend, the Leland & Gray Lady Rebels recently lost a tough one to West Rutland, 66-42. The loss put the Rebels at 3-7 on the season.
Katie Lincoln led the way for the Golden Horde with 19 points.
Bethany Robinson had a great game for Leland & Gray with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, while Aly Morrow pitched in with 15 points and seven rebounds.
Staying in Townshend, the Rebels boys' hoop team recently notched an impressive, 63-27 win over West Rutland. The win (at press time) put Leland & Gray at 7-3 on the season.
Tyler Russell led the way for the Rebels with 18 points and eight rebounds while Josh Fontaine had 16 points and eight rebounds.
The game was close and tied at 11 after one quarter, before the Rebels went on an impressive 25-1 run to blow the game open. Adan Garcia led the way for Westside with 11 points.
In Manchester the Burr & Burton Lady Bulldogs are on a roll, recently winning their sixth game (at press time) in a row with a 57-38 win over Hartford.
The win put BBA at 9-1 on the season, not bad for a team that just moved up to Division I this season.
Jenna Hoffman and Nina Shehadi led the way for the Lady Bulldogs with 14 points each, while Kelsey Kelleher pitched in with 11. Stephanie Parker led the way for Hartford with 10 points.
Okay, folks, so after five long years in hiding, former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire has finally come out of the woodwork to admit to everyone that he used steroids during his career, including the 1998 season in which he broke Roger Maris' home run record.
Of course, every baseball fan under the sun already knew this anyway.
It is painfully obvious that the only reason Mr. Mcwuire has decided to come clean after all this time, is the fact that he is ready to come back to baseball as the Cardinals' new hitting coach.
This is all well and good because everyone makes mistakes in life, Mark made his and it will probably cost him a ticket to the Hall Of Fame.
However, the thing that gets me is that when he decided to come out and talk and admit his mistakes, he chose a private interview with Bob Costas, as opposed to holding a press conference and facing the media questions.
And what makes it even worse? McGwire has the audacity to actually state he only took steroids to "recover from injury and not to get stronger. Steroids did not help me hit more home runs." Are you kidding me?
Before his steroid use, McGwire was averaging around 40 homers a year and had about a .250 career batting average.
While using steroids, McGuire hit 70 home runs and batted around .270. Um, case closed.
Have you noticed that not one of these athletes who has come out and admitted steroid use, has actually said, "yeah, I used steroids to get bigger, stronger and to become a better player."
For Mark McGuire to come out and say such things and insult our intelligence? He was better off to stay in the shadows and not say anything at all.
It's a sad day when the only one who seems to be telling any of the truth at all is Jose Canseco and David Letterman.