Archive - May 15, 2011
NEWPORT â€“ Fantasy is in the air this time of year as high school students head to the prom, some as traditional couples and others, more recently, in groups of girls or guys.
Lake Region Union High Schoolâ€™s prom was Saturday, May 14th at the Elks Club in Derby and North Country Union High Schoolâ€™s prom is in the gym Saturday, May 21st. The United Christian Academy held its senior banquet at the EastSide Restaurant Saturday.
The Lake Region baseball team went 1-1 in weekend action.
Friday saw Lake Region unload on Stowe for a 14-4 victory, but Saturday was a much tougher day as they fell to Winooski 6-3.
Tyler Jacobs picked up the win in game one while Kyle Perry was saddled with loss in game two.
ORLEANS-There are many ways to win a softball game, and when one way doesnâ€™t work, manager Matt Tinkerâ€™s team has found other ways to get it done.
The Ranger girls broke open a close 2-2 game in the fifth with four runs only to see Stowe get four of their own in the top of the seventh, sending the game into extra frames.
It ended in the bottom of the ninth as Stephanie Merchant laid down a perfect suicide squeeze, plating Whitney Poginy with the game winner, giving the Lady Rangers their best nine game start in school history at 7-2.
NEWPORTâ€“ The North Country girls tennis team defeated Lake Region by the score of 7-0 on Friday afternoon at Prouty Beach.
The Falcons lost only two sets during the match, as they out played the Rangers all afternoon.
Lake Region was forced to place their number one player Desirae Colorado in the number three spot, as she was dealing with some injury issues and not functioning at one hundred percent. She would eventually lose to Kelsey Oâ€™Donnell, NCUâ€™s number three. Taking her spot at number one was Kelly Leblanc who fell to Falcons ace Martha Petzoldt.
North Country took third place in their first home match of the year on Friday with a team score of 336.
Here are the NCU Individual Results: Dylan Gobeil 82, James Grondin 82,Nick Kincaid 85, Logan Fortier 87, Brendan Betts 99.
NEWPORTâ€“ Cris Buckles came in to pitch in the top of the 2nd with the bases loaded and one out and never looked back. The senior reliever ended up going the rest of the way, striking out eight while only surrendering one run as North Country came back from an early 5-0 deficit to beat St. J on Saturday.
Jason Hatin was 4-4 with 2 doubles, and Tom Blake was 3-4 for the Falcons.
The North Country Girls softball team raised close to $1,600.00 on Saturday to help fight cancer. They held a variety of events at the team's field after their loss to St. Johnsbury. The event included such activities a fun run for kids and homerun derby.