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May 15th

Hockey Falcons to Play 2 Games in Stanstead in 2013

May 15, 2013

NEWPORT–North Country Athletic Director Mike Kiser has reported that the North Country boys hockey team will play two games at the Pat Burns Memorial Arena at Stanstead College this season.
The games are slated for December 6th and 7th 2013.
As of right now the Falcons’ opponents have not been one hundred percent confirmed, but possible candidates include South Burlington and the Stanstead College junior varsity team.
Times for the games have not been released, but it looks like it could either be a Friday and Saturday night scenario, or a Friday night, Saturday afternoon schedule.

Prue’s Double Breaks up Colchester’s No-hit Bid

May 15, 2013

NEWPORT–The North Country Falcons played a much improved a game against Colchester on Tuesday, compared to their last outing against Milton, but they ran into a tough Laker pitching staff, led by starter Devon Dessormeau, who limited the Falcons to just one run on one hit and a walk in Colchester's 9-1 win.
Colchester is now 8-2 while North Country is 0-9.
The boys travel to take on Mte. Abe today, where Bryce Carter will make his first varsity start for North Country.
First pitch is at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 5-16-13.

Veteran Lakers Take Advantage of Falcons’ Youth

May 15, 2013

NEWPORT-Colchester hurler Emi Eakin was on her game, as she tossed a three hitter striking out 16 Falcons during her team’s 12-0 blanking of NCU.
Eakin struck out the side in the first, fourth and sixth inning. North Country shortstop Anna Bingham had Eakin’s number however as she pounded out a pair of hits and drew a walk in her other at bat.
NCU’s sophomore catcher Victoria Kinney blasted the other Falcon hit hitting the ball in the gap between the center fielder and right fielder.

May 12th

Weekend Round-up: Falcons Golfers Plug Away, LRU Ballclubs Roll Against Hazen, More

May 12, 2013

NEWPORT–Brock Paquette medaled with a 71 to lead Essex past BFA and North Country on Friday afternoon at the Newport Country Club.
Essex shot a match-low 302, while BFA was second with a 335.
For North Country, they had three players finish their round.
Evan Clark shot a 90, Isaiah Carbonneau a 110, and Coty Wright came into the clubhouse with a 112.
The boys travel to Shelburne on Tuesday for a CVU hosted match.

Six hours of driving and five hours of golf is what the North Country Union High School Girls golf team had this week.

May 9th

Milton Keeps Falcons Winless in 2013

May 9, 2013

NEWPORT-Jon Covey drove in Jesse Agan with one out in the top of the 7th to give Milton the 3-2 win over North Country on Monday.
The Yellowjackets had sophomore Luke Covey starting, and he went the distance, fanning 12 batters en-route to his varsity win in his first varsity start.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for the Falcons, going seven innings for NCU.
Both teams scored a run in the first and in the sixth before Milton's winning run in the seventh.
Milton improves to 1-7, while NCU goes to 0-8.
Joel Lamarche and Ryan O'Donnell had a RBI for the Falcons.

North Country Finishes Third in Second Home Meet of the Year

May 9, 2013

NEWPORT–North Country hosted their second of three track and field meets on Wednesday.
Rice and Mount Abraham were the other two teams at the three team meet, and Mte. Abe (48 pts) would win the girls meet and tie for first with Rice (68 pts) in the boys meet.
The Falcons finished in second in the girls meet (47 pts), and the boys came in third (39 pts).
The Falcons will get back at it on the 14th when they travel to compete in a Harwood hosted meet.
For the full story, see the Express on Friday, 5-10-13.

Falcons, Lady Rangers Square off in Girls Tennis Rematch

May 9, 2013

NEWPORT–The Falcons and Lady Rangers rekindled their tennis rivalry on Wednesday afternoon, squaring off on the courts of Prouty Beach.
North Country was forced to forfeit both the number 5 singles and the number 2 doubles, spotting Lake Region to the early 2-0 lead.
With much ground to cover, the Falcons got down to business.
India Bluett and Brianna Fontaine battled all the way to the tiebreaker, with Bluett emerging as the victor, 6-2, 4-6, 12-10.
Danielle Therrien bested Judit Simon 6-4, 7-5, and Meira Buck had the third NCU singles win, defeating Shaylyn Beaton 6-0, 6-1.

North Country Girls Compete at Vermont National

May 9, 2013

SOUTH BURLINGTON-The third tournament of the golf season found two girls from North Country Union High School, and two girls for the Newport Country Club Junior program traveling to the Vermont National Country Club on Wednesday.
The high school was represented by Captain Paige Gagnon and Tanika Demers while the Newport Club was represented by eighth grader Katie Goulet and seventh grader Carley Giroux, both girls come from a long line of golfers.
The National CC is known for its great fairways and greens, and difficult roughs.

May 8th

Porous Defense Does in Lady Rangers Against BFA

May 8, 2013

ORLEANS-The BFA Fairfax Bullets used seven runs in the 5th inning to break open a close game en route to a 15-1 decision over Lake Region in high school softball Tuesday.
In what has become a recurring theme for the Rangers this season, poor defense opened the flood gates for a Fairfax club that has won 27 of their last 28 games. “Offensively, we’ve been doing some good things,” said Ranger coach Matt Tinker. “But defensively… man, we need to figure some things out.”

Baseball Bullets Top Rangers in Well-Played Ball Game

May 8, 2013

ORLEANS–For most of Tuesday's contest between Lake Region and BFA Fairfax, the Rangers' Matt Messier and the Bullets' Alex Chapman engaged in quite the pitchers duel, but a four-run 7th inning broke things open for BFA, and they won 7-1 going away.
With the loss, Lake Region now stands at 4-3, while BFA remains undefeated at 8-0.
Matt Messier took the loss, striking out 10, and walking five.
Alex Chapman won, fanning 11 and walking one.
Next up for the Rangers, they will travel today to face Hazen at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday, 5-9-13.


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