Archive - Aug 2013 - Sports Article
NEWPORTâWhen embarking a new adventure, it is always handy to have strong leadership at the top of your expedition crew.
For the 2013 North Country girls soccer team, the new adventure is a jump into a full time Metro Division schedule, and the leadership comes in the form of the eleven seniors who are returning for their final season of wearing the maroon and white.
"We are excited about having all of these seniors on our team," said coach Peter Alexander on Wednesday.
NEWPORTâOut of all of the fall sports team at North Country, last year's field hockey team had the most impressive finish, making it all of the way to the semi-finals in the Division III play-offs.
The experience and wisdom gained during that run is what head coach Chantelle Bouchard is hoping motivates and drives her team in 2013.
"I think (last year) really opened their eyes, as they were good enough to make it as far as they wanted to," said Bouchard. "They had never gone that far, which I think kind of held them back, but now they know they can achieve this."
WEST DOVER-On Saturday, August 10, 2013 a team of ten people representing Fortitude Fitness Systems in Derby and Lyndonville completed Tough Mudder New England at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont.
I know this because I was a member of the team.
I went into this event terrified I would not be able to finish and would let my team down. I finished the event knowing I had the strength and determination to accomplish anything.
The website, www.toughmudder.com, touts Tough Mudder as âa hardcore 10+ mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forcesâ.
NEWPORTâLast season was a tough road to travel for the North Country soccer team, as they went 3-9-1 for the year.
This season they are looking to change that, but it will not be easy.
Overall, the number of kids playing soccer is down, and at one point it looked like there may not have even been a JV team, but thankfully the numbers were high enough to have both squads.
Head coach James McKenny will field a smaller team than last season, but he is ready to once again tackle the challenges of the ever competitive Metro Division.
For the full story, see the Express on Tuesday 8-27-13.
NEWPORTâ2013 is new year and a fresh slate for the North Country football Falcons.
Any thoughts of the 2012 football season, a season where the team went winless, have been banished to the garbage bin.
Instead of thinking about last year's campaign, the team, along with their coaching staff, is leaving the past in the past and are moving forward with a real feeling of positivity and good will.
For the full story, see the Express on 8-23-13.
CRAFTSBURY-When Krister Barclay was four years-old his mother Kim introduced him to the sport of Tae Kwon Do by having him sign up for classes at Dunlavey's Black Belt Academy.
Nine years later, he has traveled around the country and across the globe in pursuit of Tae Kwon Do excellence.
Last week I went out to meet Krister and Kim and discuss his career, his travels and everything in between.
Kim, who is from Korea, spoke about how she got her son involved in the sport.
ORLEANS-The long time golfing duo of David Bolduc and St. Johnsbury resident John Gebbie prevailed Sunday afternoon at the 2013 Arthur Mandros MemberâGuest memorial held at the beautiful Orleans Country Club.
For the pair, it marked the third time since 1990 they had outlasted the field.
For the full Story, see the Express on 8-20-13.
I am on vacation this week, so if I do not respond to any emails, calls, etc., you know why.
When I get back, we will swing right into the fall sports season, so get ready!
A heartfelt thank you to all of you who have helped make the Newport Daily Express the best place to go for coverage of Orleans County's athletes.
Now, I have wood to stack, and a bunch of stuff to do before the 2013-2014 campaign begins.
See you all on the fields, courts, slopes, courses, rinks and tracks this year!
For the full story... I guess we will all have to wait and see.
8/19/13, it begins.
ORLEANS-Despite a threatening sky, OCCâs Jr. Golf Outing proceeded with a lot of golf and only a slight sprinkling of rain!
For six Saturdays, clinics were held for our area youth. Over 100 kids attended the clinics, with an average of 35-40 coming out each week. The season culminated with a Junior Golf Outing on Saturday, August 2nd, with approximately 30 youth attending.
For the Full Story, See the Express on Friday 8-9-13.
BARTON-Alex Giroux shot a 39 to take home his first win in the 12-15 year-old boys division of the NEK Jr. Golf Tour in 2013.
Tyler Smith, who had won the three previous times out in this bracket, shot a 44 to come in third. Chad Dupuis was in the middle of the two with a 42.
Katie Goulet continues to amaze, as she came in with a 41 to win her fourth straight match of the tour. Olivia King came in second with a 44, followed by Lauren Goulet with a 60.
In the boys 8-11 division Nelson Eaton shot a day-high 36 to capture the win. Jack King followed him with a 44.