Some big news for fans of Twiddle, as the Vermont jam band has detailed plans for their 2017 edition of Frendly Gathering. The festival will return from June 29th through July 1st, moving to its new home at Waitsfield, VT. The festival’s new location of the Sugarbush Resort in Mt. Ellen is sure to be an idyllic home for three days of music.The lineup features two sets of Twiddle at the top, with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Moon Hooch, Kat Wright, Monophonics and more featured on the announcement. Sonny Knight & The Lakers, Cobi, Madaila, Start Making Sense, Annie In The Water, Smalltalker, The New Crew, and DJCre8 round out the initial posting, with a promise that more artists will be announced soon.“We are looking forward to working with Frendly Gathering to host a multi-day cultural event that suits Sugarbush and the Mad River Valley,” said Win Smith, president and majority owner of Sugarbush, in a statement. “Frendly Gathering is known to attract a fun-loving crowd of music lovers who are respectful of their surrounding environment. Mt. Ellen will provide a beautiful landscape for the festival, allowing participants opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the Mad River Valley’s many offerings.”See the lineup announcement below and head to the festival’s website for details.
Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. BANGOR — The No. 1-ranked George Stevens Academy baseball team jumped out to a 5-0 lead over No. 2 Houlton in the Class C Northern Maine championship on Tuesday at Mansfield Stadium. But the previously undefeated Houlton Shires rallied in the second half of the game to close the gap, and the GSA Eagles trailed 8-7 heading into the bottom of the final inning.“It was just a game of punches,” said GSA’s starting pitcher, Beckett Slayton. “Luckily, we were able to throw the last punch.”Slayton, a junior, clinched the regional title for the Eagles with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh for the 9-8 win over the 18-1 Shires. GSA (18-1) will play Southern Maine champion Sacopee Valley (16-3) at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at St. Joseph’s College in Standish.The regional title is GSA’s first since 2009, and the team has not won a state championship since 2004.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“I’m just glad we survived,” GSA coach Dan Kane said. “I knew it would be a good game. A team doesn’t get to 18-0 by accident.”Houlton also averaged regular season wins by nine runs. But, in the first three innings of the regional championship, it didn’t look like it would be much of a game.The Eagles started strong, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. Taylor Schildroth led off with a walk, which Slayton followed with a groundball. The infield attempted the force out at second, but Schildroth beat the throw. Dakota Chipman then singled, scoring Schildroth to put GSA on the board.With no outs, Jacob Keenan loaded the bases by getting hit by a pitch. Will Entwisle then grounded to the shortstop, who attempted to get the force out at home. But the low throw bounced past the catcher, allowing Slayton to score GSA’s second run.With the bases loaded, Chipman scored on a wild pitch for the Eagles’ third and final run of the inning.GSA scored again in the bottom of the second. Schildroth executed a bunt-single, then stole second early in Slayton’s at-bat. More aggressive base running by Schildroth allowed him to score on Slayton’s groundout, pulling the Eagles up 4-0.Keenan opened the bottom of the third with a single. Entwisle followed with a ground ball to the shortstop, who forced out Keenan at second. Entwisle then stole second and advanced to third on a Stefan Simmons groundout before scoring on a wild pitch.“We had so much excitement in the beginning,” Kane said. “That team battled back. A lot of teams would have folded, and they certainly didn’t.”With GSA up 5-0, Houlton finally got on the board in the top of the fourth. Ryan Dee led off the inning with a walk, and a Nick Botting line drive to the outfield put Houlton runners on second and third. A single by Cameron Graham scored both runners for the Shires’ first runs of the night. They caught another break when a throwing error on a ground ball by Connor Grant scored Graham to cut GSA’s lead to 5-3.“Both teams were getting breaks all day,” Slayton said. “All year, we haven’t given up many runs, so you’d think we’d be able to hold that lead.”The Eagles seemed to recover, nearly matching Houlton’s runs with two more of their own in the bottom of the fourth. Tyler Snow was hit by a pitch, then stole second before taking third on a wild pitch to Slayton. Slayton then singled, scoring Snow, and a Keenan single later scored Slayton.Up 7-3, GSA wouldn’t score again for the next two innings. Meanwhile, the Shires added three runs in the top of the fifth — with one starting with a hit by pitch and two resulting from GSA throwing errors. Another GSA throwing error in the top of the sixth gave Houlton the 8-7 lead. The Eagles totaled five errors in the game.Kane said that GSA’s lack of defensive execution is uncharacteristic for his team.“That’s the disappointing part of it,” Kane said. “This team that I have, defensively, can play about as good as most of the teams I’ve ever had.”The top half of the inning ended in what appeared to be a shift in momentum back in the Eagles’ favor. With the bases loaded and Schildroth now pitching, a fly ball flew into foul territory in right field. Slayton, the first baseman, made a running catch over his shoulder and threw home to Chipman, who tagged the sliding runner for the third out. But a double play and a groundout out would prevent GSA from scoring in the bottom of the sixth.“Luckily, we picked ourselves up on offense in a big way,” Slayton said. “We only didn’t score in two innings. It showed we stayed steady.”With Chipman on the mound in the top of the seventh, the Shires threatened to increase their lead. But Chipman would strike out three batters — the final coming with the bases loaded — before Houlton could score any more runs. GSA entered the bottom of the seventh still down by one.“We got it started with the lead off guy,” Kane said. “We put the pressure back on them. We were able to get a couple good bunts down and get it going.”A soft ground ball by Simmons forced an errant throw by the Houlton infield, putting Simmons on first. Tyler McKenney’s bunt hit put runners on first and second. Marshal Lebel hit a ground ball, and Houlton forced McKenney out at second. Lebel then stole second. Another GSA bunt by Snow scored Simmons to tie the game 8-8 and move the winning run, Lebel, to third. Slayton brought him home on an infield hit to the shortstop to end the game, which lasted almost three hours.“As coach always says, sometimes, you need the baseball gods shining on you,” Slayton said. “They were today.” EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Bio
Still, the short-handed Lakers took an early lead 3-0 lead before CBA erased it with Geiss earning an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth and Emily Hall drilling a two-run home run an inning later.That set up the bottom of the sixth, where a pair of infield hits set up Geiss for a go-ahead two-run single. Two more runs raced home on Victoria Hall’s flubbed grounder, and Grace DelPino delivered a two-run single of her own.Battling to the end, Cazenovia notched two runs in the top of the seventh, but Geiss was able to record the final outs, having allowed nine hits overall while recording four strikeouts. Tags: CBAF-MSoftball Fayetteville-Manlius returned to action Thursday, against Baldwinsville, and the Hornets led early, but could not hold on to that advantage as it took a 10-8 defeat to the Bees.Each side produced plenty in the early going, but a six-run second inning had F-M in front 7-4 as Sophie Woodridge hit a home run and got four RBIs, while Patricia Boltman, Lily Fish, Paige Murphy and Annaliese OuYang also drove in runs.The Hornets still led 7-5 when B’ville used a three-run sixth inning and two runs in the seventh to pull out the win, led by Kayla Young’s home run and three RBIs and helped by F-M committing three errors.But F-M got even with B’ville in a wild 14-10 decision a day later, coming back from a 9-6 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning.Then, after the Bees tied it 10-10 in the sixth, the Hornets settled down and kept it that way until the top of the ninth, when it struck for four more runs that B’ville could not answer.Fish had a career-best performance at the plate, twice belting home runs and finishing with six RBIs. Woodridge and Gracie Bishop also went deep, combining to drive in five runs as Katrina Rivera got a pair of RBIs. Murphy pitched four innings of relief to earn the win.Bishop Grimes lost, 17-2, to Weedsport last Thursday afternoon, only getting single runs in the third and sixth innings as Sarah Falgiatano had a double and RBI, with Tori Sikorski and Mary Kate Tweedale scoring the runs and Emma Maher earning two hits.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Before it could gear up for its move to Class A for the Section III playoffs, the Christian Brothers Academy softball team earned some regular-season honors.The Brothers clinched first place in the OSHL Liberty National division last Wednesday when it knocked off unbeaten, state Class B no. 19-ranked Cazenovia 9-5 as second-place Solvay was taking a 2-1 defeat to Mexico.Both teams came into this game short-handed. CBA did not have pitcher Maddy Tallman, replaced by Maya Geiss, while Cazenovia was without catcher Maddie Waite.