Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
On Friday, September 30th, the NCUHS Girls Varsity Soccer team ran a training session for the Junior High program in Derby. The session started with an overview of the high school program, expectations for the pre-season, and the fall try-out procedure explained by Varsity coaches Peter Alexander and Joe Batista. Both coaches Steve Farrow (7th grade) and Amanda Blaisdell (8thgrade) had their players participate in the dynamic stretch routine that mimics the soccer warm-up at UVM.
ORLEANSâ€“"My hats of to Enosburg, and that's all I'm going to say."
Those are the only words spoken to me by Coach Tom Evans after Lake Region's 2-0 loss to Enosburg on Monday night.
Judging by his words and tone, coach, you can imagine how Evans felt about his team's performance on the pitch.
Things started out on the wrong foot for LR personnel wise as sophomore goaltender Alex Beauregard started the game on the bench due to what sources cited as a disciplinary matter.
LITTLE ROCKâ€“Former Lake Region basketball player Anthony Bathalon tried out and made the ABAâ€™s Little Rock Lightning basketball team this weekend.
Bathalon headed down for try-outs late last week and was informed Sunday that he had made the cut for the teamâ€™s inaugural season.
He will head back down to Arkansas the first week of November to get ready for the 2011-2011 campaign.
The Lightning open the season on on November 26th against Conway.
For more information on the team, or to keep up with Bathalonâ€™s efforts in the ABA check www.littlerocklightning.com
MORRISVILLEâ€“North Country had a successful outing on a beautiful Indian summer day at the Peopleâ€™s Academy Invitational on Sat Oct 8th bringing home team trophies in 3 out of the 4 races and every team member earning a medal (top 10 JV & top 20 Varsity) or ribbon (JV: 11-50th, V: 21-50th).
The day started off with 3 top 10 finishes in the JV girls race with Maggie Stuart setting the first of a number of Personal Records (PRs) in 27:17 (2nd) with Annie Arcoleo in 3rd with a time of 27:28. Shannon Smith was 7th in the JV race with a time of 29:22.
By Ken Wells
BELLOW FALLSâ€“Itâ€™s nice to be able to roll along unimpeded during your regular season. The North Country Falcons have for the most part enjoyed that. Most coaches will also tell you learn more from a loss or a stern test than you do winning.
That was the case Saturday as the Falcons got themselves out of a contest that they very well could have loss. NCU came up big with a late game defensive stand and a big play offense as they got by a good Bellows Falls Terrier team 20-18.
ORLEANS â€“ Lake Region jumped out early against the Danville Indians, but it took their 3rd overtime session of the year before the Blue and White could walk away with the 2-1 victory off the foot of the teamsâ€™ leading scorer, Tyrah Urie.
PLAINFIELD -- The Craftsbury Academy Chargers squared off against the Twinfield Trojans and walked away emptied handed, as they were blanked 3-0. Coach Mike Ruetz said that his team, â€śplayed really hard and physical.â€ť And that his team was, â€śdetermined to get the victory, but that luck, just isnâ€™t on their side.â€ť A penalty kick, on a questionable shoulder-to-shoulder contact call, 5 minutes into the contest gave the Trojans an early 1-0 lead and shifted the momentum in their favor.
RICHFORD â€“ After suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to the Hazen Wildcats, the Lake Region Rangers got back to their winning way Thursday afternoon, beating the Falcons of Richford by a score of 7-0. Tony Stuart lead the Lake Region scoring attack with 2 goals; while Caleb Royer, Kyle Perry, Josh Thibault, Corey Whitten, and Brian Mosher each found the back of the net once for the Blue and White. Alex Beauregard recorded his 2nd shutout of the year as the Rangers improve their record to 5-4.
NEWPORTâ€“ A strong second half surge by the Winooski Spartans led to 5-0 loss for the UCA Crusader girls on Friday.
Coming into the start of last week, UCA had played only three games this season: by 6:00 Friday evening they had played six, and might have been on their last legs coming into the contest.
The first half was an even affair with both teams getting chances, but first halves have not really been the forte of UCA in 2011, as more times than not they have found themselves down early and having to play from behind.
EAST MONTPELIERâ€“ The North Country girls soccer team made it three straight shut-outs in a row on Friday, defeating U-32 while playing on the Raiders' varsity football field.
"The field was in terrible condition, very muddy and really torn up," said Coach Alexander, "But the girls did an excellent job keeping the ball out of the trampled middle and pushing the ball outside.
"This is probably our best overall effort this year. We won all the 50/50 balls and we also took some clean fouls. You have to be able to take those kinds of fouls, it is what you need to do."