The Lions Cup, Tiger And New Hampshire

By Jack Healey
The Two lions Cup Twin State Soccer games were played at Castleton University this past Saturday as New Hampshire won the girls game 1-0 and leads in the series 18-13 with 5 ties. Rutland High’s Meghan Hamilton played for Vermont. Meghan also scored a goal in the Make A Wish Ice Hockey Game a couple of weeks ago and will be playing college hockey at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. Meghan was named “Miss Hockey” by the Burlington Free Press.
Rutland High’s Keegan Bliss played in the boys game which ended in a 1 all tie. It was quite a year for Keegan who was a starter on Rutland High’s undefeated Division 1 boys basketball state championship team and was undefeated playing doubles for the Rutland High boys tennis team. Keegan will be playing Rugby at the University of Vermont. New Hampshire leads in the boys series 18-17 with 9 ties.
The Lions did a great job with the games, but it would’ve been nice if the Castleton University Sports Information Department was on hand for the official statistics for the games. I’m guessing Castleton was never asked by the Lions to be there for statistics. They will be there for the stats in the Shrine game on August 4th.
By the way the Shrine Game is still special and I’m looking forward to it.
Francesco Molinari won the British Open, but the focus was on Tiger Woods who held the lead briefly during the final round and finished three strokes off the pace. Tiger may or may not ever win another major, but he is back in the ball game!
The New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosted the NASCAR event yesterday. I know there was a rain delay, but if NASCAR is so popular then why wasn’t there a full house? It looked like there were a lot of empty seats to me!
A wonderful gesture by the folks at Mill River Union High School who dedicated their softball field to legendary softball coach Shirley Bruso this past Saturday. Shirley won 303 games as the varsity softball coach at Mill River and two Division 2 state championships and won well over 300 games as the varsity girls basketball coach with the Minutemen!