Archive - Sep 30, 2012 - Sports Article
LOUDON, NH-Joe Gibbs got his 100th career NASCAR victory as an owner Sunday when Denny Hamlin took the flag at Loudon, New Hampshireâ€™s Sylvania 300. Hamlin, in a Toyota, recorded his fifth win of year in the second installment of the Chase for the Cup.
That finish improved his position to third in the Chase , a mere seven points behind leader Jimmy Johnson.
Hamlin has run well at Loudon finishing in the top five in the last seven starts here.
He took over the lead on lap number 94, holding the lead for a total of 193 laps overall.
NEWPORTâ€“St. Johnsbury netted two second half goals in what turned out to be a very physical contest as the Hilltoppers blanked the Falcons 2-0.
"It was a 1-0 game and adrenaline was very high. We are still in the game and then on a goofy play they countered and it kind of took the wind out of our sails," said coach James McKenny.
Said St. J coach Stephen Levesque, "We had to match their intensity. They (NCU) came out from the get-go and I wanted our kids to win their individual battles and we did a much better job of that in the second half."
NEWPORTâ€“UCA's boyâ€™s soccer team had its' largest outpouring of offense of the season, scoring six goals to defeat Concord 6-0 on Saturday.
"We had a great game," said coach Alyssa DeLaBruere about the win. "We worked all week on passing and communication and it paid off."
It was a new look Crusaders who took to the field at Gardner Park.
Jon DeLaBruere took his brother's place in goal while Chris moved up to the mid-field, and for a guy who hasn't played goal since he was eight years-old, Jon put up a good performance.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country field hockey Falcons played a very defensive game against Stowe on Saturday, but came up on the losing end of the 1-0 contest.
"The past three games have been defensive ones for us," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "Stowe always has a good record, so we knew we had to stay with that style of play today."
In the first half, Stowe (5-3), although not on the top of their game as of late due to illness, showed why they usually field a strong club, controlling play and spending roughly eighty-five percent of the time in the North Country end.
Lake Region 4, Oxbow 1
BRADFORD - Billy Cashin provided the eventual go-ahead score on a unassisted tally 10 minutes into the second half as the Lake Region boys soccer team knocked off Oxbow 4-1 in a wet Saturday contest to put a damper on the host team's homecoming weekend.
Shaquille Urie gave the Rangers a 1-0 halftime lead with an early score on a pass from Anthony Wright.