Sugarbush Resort announced that it has acquired the Blue Tooth, a Warren restaurant and bar located on the Sugarbush Access Road.Formerly owned and operated by Hobs Moyer for more than 20 years, the Blue Tooth was built by Tom Storrs in 1963. Once named one of the top ten ski resort nightclubs in the country, the Blue Tooth has a rich history as part of the Mad River Valley apres-ski scene of the 1960’s through 1980’s.According to Sugarbush president and general manager Bob Ackland, the resort plans to add “new life” to the restaurant without making large changes in the immediate future. Sugarbush’s acquisition of the property is intended to provide more diversity for on-mountain entertainment.“We plan to make small but noticeable changes immediately,” said Ackland. “A new menu was created and we will continue with the tradition of casual dining. We’ll also continue with the apres-ski traditions that made the Blue Tooth famous—free popcorn and hot soup as well as live music.”Sugarbush Resort is also pleased to announce that it has added World Cup Freestyle Skier David Babic to its corps of Sugarbush Ambassadors. Babic, a native of Washington, Vermont, is a member of the 2003 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. He appears in the new Warren Miller film, “Storm.” As a member of the Sugarbush Celebrity Ambassador Team, Babic will make appearances at Sugarbush between competitions in the U.S. and abroad.In his first World Cup competition of the season in Tignes, France, Babic placed sixth overall. He qualified for the event’s finals with a run that included an off-axis 720 on the bottom jump. In the finals, Babic was one of only two skiers to perform a newly allowed off-axis jump in competition. According to Babic, “I stomped the landing and the crowd erupted. This 6th place finish in my first competition of the season was a welcome result after intensive off-season preparation.” Babic now looks forward to competitions in Italy and Finland. “I am proud and thrilled to represent Sugarbush and Vermont as I compete on the World Cup Circuit,” Babic noted.“David Babic will be a wonderful addition to our already spectacular team of Ambassadors,” noted Sugarbush President Bob Ackland. “We look forward to his visits to the resort. David will present clinics which our guests can attend. He’ll also perform some of his stunning big air moves live for our guests. This harks back to Sugarbush’s glory days when Stein Eriksen would perform his trademark aerial somersaults right behind the base lodge.”
Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve. St. Louis 5th Grade Boys basketball finished their season Wednesday night against Greendale Middle School. Greendale started out on fire and took a commanding lead, ending the first quarter ahead 19-4. The St. Louis boys refused to give up and outscored Greendale 15-4 in the second quarter, Greendale was still winning at halftime 23-19. The Cardinals outscored the Tigers again in the third quarter, but Greendale held on to the lead 29-28. The Cardinals came out strong in the fourth quarter and quickly gained the lead. The St. Louis defense held Greendale to only 3 points and St. Louis won with a final score of 37-32.Jaiden Kuria lead the Cards in scoring with 16 points, Ben Greiwe and Caleb Mohr each had 8 points, Tyler Reder had 4 points and Jack Freeland had 1 point. Aiden Greiwe, Brady Wonnell, Vincent Meneses, Leo Canessa and Sam Richardson played outstanding defense. It was great to see the Cardinals end the season with a win. This group of boys played great together and should be extremely proud, their record was 10 wins 5 losses. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Tim Reder.The 6th Grade St. Louis Cardinals took on Greendale on Wednesday, December 12th. The Cardinals ended up losing the game by a score of 37-11. The boys were led in scoring by Ben Miller with 7 points, followed by Ryan Duerstock and Sully Hill each with 2 points. Max Amberger and Ryan Duerstock led the team in rebounds with 5 each followed by Adam Meer with 4, Santiago Schutte with 3, Sam Laloge with 3, Sully Hill with 3, Christian Mack with 2, and Marc Meneses and Max Richardson with 1. Mack led the team in steals with 3. Henry Wanstrath, Zavier Tekulve, and Max Amberger each pitched in with 1 assist a piece. The Cardinals finished their season with 4 wins and 13 losses, but definitely showed improvement as the year went on.