Archive - 2011
ORLEANS CO. â€“ Flood waters were still rising Thursday following even more rain as rescue crews searched the area for stranded residents. Washouts were common and more rain is expected over the weekend, only not as bad as what weâ€™ve seen so far.
Sandbags were used to protect the Chamber of Commerce building on the Causeway in Newport, next to the flooded Gardner Park.
Owners of camps and homes are holding their breath as flood waters surround their properties. According to some, this is the worst flooding they have ever seen.
BARREâ€“ Once again it came down to the number one doubles pair for the North Country girls tennis team.
With the rain having caused a delay in the action, the decision to go to the pro set format, which is a race to 8 games, was made.
Having already won in their number 1,2, and 3 singles matches, the Falcons needed just one more win to pick up the victory over Spaulding, and the duo did not disappoint.
Rosie Wheeler and Ariana Treadwell answered the bell, played well and came out on top over Faith Ahran and Lauren Singer by the score of 8-2.
The Kingdom Storm won the VT Lady Hoopsters Invitational in Lamoille, in the 10th/11th grade division.
This team went 3-1 in the tournament, winning a close Championship game.
The team stands 4-2 on the season, and are registered to play in tournaments in Rutland and Barre in the coming month.
NEWPORTâ€“ North Countryâ€™s boys tennis team defeated a significantly under-manned Spaulding boys tennis team at Prouty Beach on Wednesday by the score of 7-0.
It was a strong performance by the team as they managed to go the entire day without losing a set in any of the matches played.Â
The Crimson Tide was able to bring only five of their ten players to the match so they chose to default first and second singles and first doubles putting them down 0-3 before the other matches got underway.Â
ORLEANS CO. â€“ Tuesdayâ€™s heavy rains caused numerous roads to flood in the Northeast Kingdom. Local roads underwater include Route 5 between Newport City and Coventry and between Barton and Orleans as well as Route 100 just before Troy, the River Road between Orleans and Coventry, and numerous back dirt roads. Flooding also forced numerous schools to close throughout the state and more rain was expected.
Corrina Cota was name one of the Express' Athlete's of the Week. The lead off hitter for the Lady Rangers had three hits and three stolen bases in the team's season opener.