September 6th, 2013
NEWPORT-Against a very young, inexperienced UCA girls soccer team, the Craftsbury Lady Chargers unloaded 17 goals in a ruthless 17-0 win over the Lady Crusaders.
Iva Wright and Meghan Brown led the way with three goals apiece. Meghan Pennock, Melanie Sergiev and Abbie Martin each had a pair of tallies, with five other players finding the back of the net as well.
However, the hardest working player on the field was not a Charger, it was UCA netminder Drew Andrews.
NEWPORT-After 80 minutes of relentless action could not produce a goal, or a winner, the North Country and Lyndon Institute girls headed into overtime knotted at 0-0.
With under two minutes left in the first overtime period, Crystal Moss worked her way into the Vikings' 18 where she was taken down by a Lyndon defender.
The referee signaled a PK and Chelsea Bianchi took her place at the line.
The senior wasted no time blasting the ball into the left side of the net, sending both players and fans alike into a frenzy, as the home team earned the 1-0 win.
DERBY â€“ Local children's author Ray Perkins and Rick Dunlavey, owner of Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy, are sponsoring a Family Fun Day to benefit cancer research. This event will feature Tae Kwan Do demonstrations, a bouncy house and slide, face painting by Donna Bousquet, a book signing, Wellness Center demonstrations (including board breaking), Jedâ€™s Cotton Candy, burgers and hot dogs, and some cool giveaways. Buy a book and get a complimentary two-week pass for the whole family to participate in Master Dâ€™s Black Belt Academy.
DERBY CENTER â€“ Every fall students return to school and get acclimated to a schedule of classes, lunch, study hall and physical activity. One routine that goes back generations is the fire drill. Students, faculty and administrators at North Country Union Junior High School participated in a fire drill Wednesday and quickly showed they were up to task.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 6, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“It wasn't the prettiest win in the history of North Country boys soccer, but it was definitely an important one, as the Falcons defeated Lyndon 2-1 to start the season 1-0 in 2013.
"It was important to start off on a good foot," said North Country coach James McKenny. "Obviously every year you want to start with a "W." It could have been a prettier brand of soccer, obviously it was a little rough out there."
For the full story, see the Express on 9-6-13.
ENOSBURG FALLS-Utilizing late-game heroics from seniors Alex Beauregard and Josh Thibault, Lake Region opened up the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 overtime victory over Enosburg in high school boys soccer Wednesday.
Beauregard tallied in the fourth minute of overtime, that goal coming just six minutes after Thibault bested the opposing goal keeper in the 78th minute of regulation to force extra play.
MONTPELIERâ€“North Countryâ€™s field hockey team got goals from Morgan Greene and Brittney Royer as they came away with a 2-2 tie in their season opener.
DERBY LINE â€“ The Derby Line Trustees hosted a joint meeting with the Derby Select Board for an update of the Elm Street water project. Wayne Elliott, from Aldrich and Elliott, presented the latest version of the entire proposal, which includes upgrading the water pipe on Main Street.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Fire Chief Jamie LeClair will ask the city council Monday evening to hold a special bond vote to buy a new heavy rescue truck. The city purchased the existing truck, a used 1987 Pierce, 10 years ago. It carries equipment and firefighters to scenes. However, the truck is aging, is not reliable, and needs extensive repairs. The truck has 226,000 miles and 107,000 hours of driving on it. If it were a traditional over-the-road vehicle, it would have over a million miles, LeClair said.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 5, 2013.
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort was not accepted into the pilot program that would have allowed the resort to pay for extra officers at the Canadian/U.S. Port of Entry inspection station.
Visitors coming from Canada sometimes wait about a half hour or more at the North Troy Port of Entry on their way to the resort. Just over half of skiers at Jay Peak are from Canada, resort co-owner Bill Stenger reports. Stenger attempted to enter the pilot program, even though it would have cost him thousands to pay for more customs officers.
ORLEANSâ€“With eight starters lost due to to graduation and other issues, the 2013 Lake Region boys soccer team will have a new look and feel to it this season.
Head coach Tom Evans has been monitoring his fresh faced team closely, and he is pleased with the effort that he has seen from his crew.
"I have been very impressed with their work, but we are going to have a lot of maturation to do," said Evans. "We have only three returning starters, but that is where we are and we are going to look forward. I am very excited."
To read more, see the Express on 9-5-13.