Archive - 2011
BARTON â€“ Massive flooding in Northern Vermont stopped freight trains in their tracks Wednesday. Washouts left two sections of rail, their ties hanging from the tracks, dangling over washed out areas.
In the Northeast Kingdom, flood waters undermined the tracks near the Barton River in Barton.
Newport Airport manager Dan Gauvin spotted the washout in Barton as he did a flyover of the area. He called the Newport Express and the report was then passed on to Joe Flynn, Director of the Rail Division for VTrans, who thanked Gauvin for the information.
NEWPORTâ€“ Despite out hitting the Rebels of South Burlington 13-5, the North Country baseball Falcons dropped a tough game on Monday 7-4.
Brian Bonvechio's crew got great pitching from Tom Blake, who went six plus innings, giving up five hits and four earned runs.
The Falcons bats were also sharp in their home opener. Taylor Miller went 3-4 and Nate Stewart was 2-4 with a clutch two run double that plated, at the time, the go ahead runs that put North Country up 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth.
NEWPORTâ€“ North Country's softball team picked up their second win of the season on Monday, defeating South Burlington 14-0. After being pushed back two days due to weather, the Falcons finally played their home opener, and were dominant against Rebels.
"We played a great game," said Coach Leslie Dunn, "We played well both defensively and offensively."
Good games usually start great pitching, and Kayla Descheneau was no exception. The junior hurler went the distance for North Country, surrendering just two hits, while striking out nine and walking three.
NEWPORTâ€“ North Country picked up the 4-3 win over Lake Region in the final match of day. Number 2 doubles pair Michaela Stanley and Mollie O'Keefe picked up the win in three sets, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
Other winners for the Falcons were Deanna Brandstetter, Martha Petzoldt, and Rhiannon Rosamillia.
Sara Gaboriault, Olivia Bernard, and the pair of Trisha Morley and Darcy Burke won their matches for Lake Region.
RICHFORD-The Lake Region Rangers made the most of their eight hits as they used alert base running and took advantage of ten Richford walks en route to a fifteen run rule 17-2 six inning victory over the Falcons.
The Rangers were led offensively by catcher Corey Whitten and third baseman Trevor Royer, who drove in three runs each. Winning pitcher Kyle Perry, who gave up only four hits in five innings, added three hits to aid his own cause.
The Rangers held an 8-1 led going into the sixth inning when they sent 17 men to the plate scoring nine runs to put the contest on ice.
JAY PEAK â€“ Jay Peak had some interesting visitors this past week, as arguably the first snowboarder at Jay Peak came back for a visit and some good times on the mountain he once called home.
Larry McDonald, 68, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away on March 28, 2011. A memorial will be held at a later date on the Echo Lake Farm.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.