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April 30th

Falcons Edge Out Bobwhites 4-3 in Home Opener

April 30, 2013

NEWPORT–For the second straight match, the North Country Falcons got wins from their top three singles players, but unlike their previous contest with Spaulding, they were able to win that elusive fourth match to beat the BFA Bobwhites 4-3 in boys tennis action.
The team will be back in action this Saturday, when they host St. Johnsbury at Prouty Beach at 10:00.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 5-1-13.

April 29th

Falcons Dominate in First Home Meet of the Season

April 29, 2013

NEWPORT–On Friday, North Country hosted the first of three track meets that will take place at the school this season.
Phoenix Alix, who took second place in the girls high jump, spoke about her day at the track, saying, "It was only my second time doing it (high jump), and when I started, I couldn't jump over anything, so I was pretty pleased with how well I did."
Due to a technical snafu, the results were delayed in getting to the offices of the Express.
Also, thanks to the limited personnel available, and the vacation-induced roster shortages, team results were not kept.

April 28th

LR Baseball Moves to 3-1

April 28, 2013

Lake Region's baseball team picked up two wins late last week to improve their record to 3-1.
On Thursday, the boys traveled to Danville, where they earned a hard fought, 11 inning 4-3 win over the Indians.
Alex Menard, Dustin Bathalon and Logan Harper each doubled for the Rangers, while Matt Messier improved his hitting streak to 3 games in a row. 
Messier started the game, going 6 innings and allowing two runs. Logan Harper came in for relief for 4 innings to get the win, and Isaac Sweeney earned the save.
On Saturday, Lake Region won a high scoring affair against Winooski 12-10.

Lady Rangers Go 1-1 in Late Week Action

April 28, 2013

WINOOSKI-For the second time in four contests this season, the Lake Region Rangers softball team took out their whoopin’ sticks, as they trounced Winooski Saturday morning, 37-1 in girls high school action.
Earlier in the week, the Rangers traveled to Danville, where they dropped a tough-to-swallow 8-4 contest.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 4-29-13

Weekend Round-up NC Softball Earns 1st Win, More

April 28, 2013

NCU 9, Rice 4
So. BURLINGTON–Anna Bingham drove in 3 runs as the Falcons earned their 1st win of the season against Rice.
Taylor Blake got the win for 1-3 No. Country, striking out 9 batters in 7 innings of work.
The girls will look to make it 2 in a row when they travel to take on BFA St. Albans on Tuesday at 4:30.

Rice 15, NCU 0
So. BURLINGTON–Rice's 20 hits were too much for the Falcons on Thursday, as they lost to move to 0-4 in 2013.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for NCU, while Will Conroy picked up the win for the Green Knights.

April 23rd

Enosburg Come From Behind to Defeat Lady Rangers 5-4

April 23, 2013

The Enosburg Yellow Jackets pocketed a 5-4 victory over Lake Region in girls high school softball Monday evening, in a game far different than either had played yet this season.
Enosburg moves to 2-1, while LR drops to 1-1 and travels to Danville Thursday.
For the full story, see the Express on 4-24-13.

Rangers Drop to .500 With 13-4 Loss to Hornets

April 23, 2013

ORLEANS–Lake Region's baseball club had a rough go of it on Monday afternoon, as they fell 13-4 to Enosburg in a make-up game from Saturday's rain out.
Alex Beauregard got the start for the Rangers, his first at the varsity level after a brief hiatus from the game.
Beauregard took the loss, going 3 1/3, with 5 K's and 6 walks.
Now 1-1, Lake Region will travel to Danville for their first road game of the year on Thursday.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 4-24-13.

April 21st

Seventh Inning Rally Falls Short, Falcons Lose 11-9 to BHS

April 21, 2013

NEWPORT–After a Friday night full of rain, the heavy winds that swirled across the Kingdom dried out the field at North Country Union High School, allowing the Falcon baseball team to play host to the Burlington Seahorses on Saturday morning.
The Falcons' bats came alive over the weekend, as they plated nine runs, but Burlington was two runs better, topping the maroon and white 11-9 for the win.
"Today we were a much better team defensively than the other day," said NCU Coach Brian Bonvechio in reference to Thursday's 14-1 loss to Vergennes.

Burlington Beats No. Country in Extra Innings

April 21, 2013

NEWPORT–Anna Bingham hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh, but Burlington would score in the eighth, as the Falcons fell 4-3 in extra innings.
It was a much better outing for the girls, who were coming off of a 23-2 loss to Vergennes just two days earlier.
While it was a low scoring game overall, things got off to a bang when Erika Lyon went deep off of NCU's starting pitcher Taylor Blake.
Blake would settle down after that, and hold the Seahorses off the board until the seventh.
Meanwhile, the Falcons waited until the 6th inning before tying the game.

Weekend Round-up Messier Throws No-Hitter, Lady Rangers Roll Hazen, More

April 21, 2013

Staff Reports
Lake Region 16, Hazen 0 (5)
ORLEANS–Matt Messier threw five no-hit innings, and went 3-3 at the plate with three doubles and four RBI's as the Rangers won their mercy rule-shortened contest with Hazen on Thursday.
Other highlights form the game included a great game at the plate by Dustin Bathalon, who was 2-2 with a double and four RBI's.
Sam Barbeau added a single and 2 RBI's for Lake Region as well.
Now the 1-0, the Rangers will host Enosburg today at 4:30.
The game was originally slated for Saturday morning, but the field was too wet to play on.



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