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NEWPORTâ€“It wasn't the prettiest win in the history of North Country boys soccer, but it was definitely an important one, as the Falcons defeated Lyndon 2-1 to start the season 1-0 in 2013.
"It was important to start off on a good foot," said North Country coach James McKenny. "Obviously every year you want to start with a "W." It could have been a prettier brand of soccer, obviously it was a little rough out there."
For the full story, see the Express on 9-6-13.
ENOSBURG FALLS-Utilizing late-game heroics from seniors Alex Beauregard and Josh Thibault, Lake Region opened up the 2013 campaign with a 2-1 overtime victory over Enosburg in high school boys soccer Wednesday.
Beauregard tallied in the fourth minute of overtime, that goal coming just six minutes after Thibault bested the opposing goal keeper in the 78th minute of regulation to force extra play.
MONTPELIERâ€“North Countryâ€™s field hockey team got goals from Morgan Greene and Brittney Royer as they came away with a 2-2 tie in their season opener.
ORLEANSâ€“With eight starters lost due to to graduation and other issues, the 2013 Lake Region boys soccer team will have a new look and feel to it this season.
Head coach Tom Evans has been monitoring his fresh faced team closely, and he is pleased with the effort that he has seen from his crew.
"I have been very impressed with their work, but we are going to have a lot of maturation to do," said Evans. "We have only three returning starters, but that is where we are and we are going to look forward. I am very excited."
To read more, see the Express on 9-5-13.
BFA 1, North Country 0
ST. ALBANS-Phoebe Martell-Crawford scored 19:03 into the first half to help give BFA St. Albans the 1-0 win over the North Country Falcons.
"They are a very skilled team and they totally dominated us early on," said NCU coach Peter Alexander.
The Falcons, who are still adapting to their new home in the Metro, where able to gather their bearings and regroup in the second half.
"We had four golden chances to tie the game in the second half, but we just could not finish. They deserved the win." Alexander said. "We are still getting used to the tempo of this level."
LYNDON-Lyndon Institute's Emily Doty has reportedly been sidelined with an ACL injury.
According to people close to the situation, Doty will not be able to participate in the winter sports season, and that could impact the Falcons' move to Division I.
Not much more is available as of this time, but we will update as soon as possible.
NEWPORTâ€“The 2013 North Country Cross Country team is looking get out of the gates a little earlier than they have in past seasons.
Traditionally the Falcons have not been very aggressive in the early going, using a more gradual, progressional style of seasonal maturation.
This season, head Coach Chris Shaffer will have his team at the Essex Invitational this weekend, and he believes that being at the event will help his team in the long run.
MILTONâ€“Chris McClellan scored all five of Milton's touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets defeated the North Country Falcons in the opening game of the 2013 football season.
Despite the loss, North Country coach Tim Simoneau remained positive after the game.
"We came prepared to play, they came prepared to play, they just came out on top today," said Simoneau. "It was a dog fight out there, and eventually things will go our way."
For the full story see the Express on Tuesday 9-3-13.
NEWPORTâ€“When 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.
NEWPORTâ€“Out 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 â€śa hardcore 10+ mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forcesâ€ť.