Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Catching Up

A Newsy video put out back when the Ivy League announced its ban on in-season tackling in practices features Dartmouth prominently:

Former offensive guard Clay Adams '93 has been named President and CEO of the local Mascoma Savings Bank. (LINK) Adams, who holds an MBA from Tuck, had been CEO of Vermont handmade glassware manufacturer Simon Pearce. (Thanks for the tip ;-)
Onetime Dartmouth football player Dr. Richard "Dick" Hastings '55 was inducted posthumously into Groton (NY) High School's Distinguished Graduate Hall of Fame earlier this month according to the Ithaca Journal. (LINK) The story notes that Hastings, who had lived in Woodstock, Vt., since retirement in 2000, "mentored many Dartmouth football players, and helped encourage and guide them toward medical and other professional careers." Hastings passed away in January. (LINK)
There's a saying in sportswriting that the smaller the ball the better the story and after covering two Masters, two US Opens, several PGA and LPGA Tour events and more state and regional opens than you can count, I'm here to tell you there's some truth to that. This week I've been staffing the Vermont Open and the young pro I wrote about yesterday has one heckuva story. Mandatory football content: When I saw Athletic Director Harry Sheehy at the Friends of Football Golf Classic Saturday he told me to tell the kid hello. Wonder why? Check out the story HERE.