Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
BRISTOLâ€“ The North Country girls played a close game on Saturday against Mount Abraham, but came up a little short, falling 3-2 to the Eagles.
Even worse for the Falcons, they lost Danielle Gabucci for the season when she broke her Tibia in two places while sliding into third base during the second inning.
Defensively North Country once again limited their errors to just one, and pitcher Kayla Desheneau stranded nine Eagle runners on base.
ORLEANS-Manager Matt Tinker has played his first three games without three starters and, with all three making contributions and his veterans continuing to swing heavy metal, the Lake Region girls romped to a 24-6 win, stopped early by the fifteen run rule, over Hazenâ€™s Wildcats.
Karen Potter, returning to the lineup, scored five times and was backed by an offensive onslaught including a long three run homer by Ranger second baseman Paige Wells. LRU blew the game open early as they put up eight first inning runs and notched another six in the second for a impressive early margin.
ORLEANS-Senior Trevor Royer blasted two homeruns including a grand slam as the Rangers cut down the Wildcats 9-3 on Saturday. Royerâ€™s sixth inning longball finished Hazenâ€™s chances as he collected his third hit of the day. Royer had gone yard an inning earlier. Tyler Jacobs added a pair of hits and two RBI as the Rangers put up another high scoring total. Thru four games the Rangers have scored 46 runs while amassing a 3-1 record.
The Rangers spread the pitching among four players starting with Evan Royer who did a good job.
DERBYâ€“After a tough 7-0 loss to Stowe on Friday afternoon, the Lake Region girls tennis team was at it again Saturday morning as they shook off the previous days matches and defeated U-32 by the score of 6-1.
Lake Region has received very strong play in the early going from Desirae Colorado and Kelly Leblanc. Leblanc returns to the number one slot this year while Colorado has been competing in the number two position for the Lady Rangers, an upgrade from number three a year ago.
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
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.
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.