Thursday, July 21, 2011

THURSDAY: Ousted and Athletes

RCP one and done, Athletes of the Week, and some good golf highlights Thursday's sports cover.

One local Legion team's season is done. RCP got cremated by Stamford at home (at least they can spread the ashes on their home turf). These guys have had horrid playoff luck -- last year they were the No. 1 seed in the state, and lost two straight in the main draw for an extremely early exit.

Scorching hot day, and the Red Sox scorched the O's Wednesday. Yanks couldn't make the print deadline, but Curtis Granderson helped them to a win as well.

And, of course, your Thursday special ... the Middletown Press Athletes of the Week. Dave Grande was the lone bright spot in RCP's loss, getting on base four times. Look for him in a Quinnipiac baseball uniform this upcoming year. The female athlete is an outstanding golfer from East Haddam, Ellie Dutch. You may remember her as the lone female of the Hale-Ray boys golf team back in 2006. She finished ninth in the New England Amateur in Kensington on Wednesday.

But more on the New England Amateur here.

And for a little extra, this RCP-Stamford picture from photo editor Catherine Avalone. Check out the dirt trail leading to the ball!

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