Archive - May 2013 - Sports Article
The North Country boys tennis team wrapped up their season with appearances in the singles and team post-season tournaments.
First up was the individual tournament, held late last week and over the weekend.
The Falcons featured five players as active participants, and one as a spectator.
ENOSBURG FALLS-Michelle Thibeault twirled a 2-hitter in leading the Lake Region Rangers to an 8-1 victory over Enosburg Tuesday in girls high school softball action.
Thibeault was also the hitting star for Lake Region, going 2-for-3 with a double on the day.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-30-13.
ESSEX-In the final big meet of the year before States, both Lake Region and North Country had a chance to showcase some of the talent they will be taking to the post-season.
For the Falcons, Cassidy Webster was second in the shot, and Jenna Moss was second in the discus.
Lake Region had several top 6 finishes at the meet, which bodes well for the team.
For the girls, Tyrah Urie tied for 3rd in the 200, Emily Close was 2nd in the 300m hurdles and Kayla Margola was 6th in the shot put.
On Wednesday, North Country Girls Golf participated in an 18 hole tournament at Lang Farm of Essex, with ten schools represented. Essex took first place in the event. The Falcons placed seventh, with scores of 111 from Tanika Demers and 99 from Paige Gagnon. Lang Farm has twelve par three holes, and as golfers know, par threes are the least forgiving. Paige parred three of them. The last tournament before next weekâ€™s States is this Friday at Jay Peak.
Here are the latest updates for this past week's cancellations.
North Country vs. Middlebury baseball/softball, 5/29/13 at 4:30
North Country vs. St. Johnsbury baseball/softball, 6/1/13 at TBA
Lake Region vs. Winooski baseball/softball, 5/31/13 at 4:30
NEWPORTâ€“Fans of the North Country girls hockey team who expected to see the team make another run at the Division II state title will have to adjust their plans, as the Falcons will not be in the running in DII.
They will be in Division I.
North Country coach Claude Paul confirmed the decision on Wednesday when we spoke at the track meet.
To say Paul was less than thrilled is an understatement, although he didn't have time for a quote.
Harwood and Rutland will also be making the jump to DI, while Hartford and Burr & Burton are heading down to DII.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country and Lake Region, along with Spaulding and Enosburg, got together on Wednesday afternoon for the third and final track and field meet at North Country Union High School.
The meet served as a showcase for some of the finer local talent that is currently competing on the track and in the field.
To read about these athletes and for results, see the Express on Friday 5-24-13.
LYNDON-After three innings of Tuesdayâ€™s Lyndon-Lake Region high school softball game, it looked like the Vikings would easily cruise to their 12th victory of the season.
By the 7th inning, that outcome wasnâ€™t quite so obvious.
After falling behind 6-0 after the first three innings, a scrappy Lake Region club scratched and clawed their way back to within a 9-5 deficit, and had loaded the bases with the tying run at the plate in the 7th, before finally succumbing to their powerful D2 foes in Lyndon.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 5-23-13.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Falcons were in action on Monday afternoon, hosting the Spaulding Crimson Tide in a match that had play-off implications.
Knowing that if they could pull out a win they would greatly increase their chances of securing a spot in the post-season, North Country went out, and on the strength of their singles play, won the match 4-3.North Country, originally slated to play on Tuesday at Harwood, will now play Wednesday, wrapping up their regular season.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-22-13.
NEWPORT-Weather halted play early in the NCU-BFA girls tennis match on Wednesday.
The official scoring of the match has not been made available as of this time.