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September 25th

Waltrip Racing Controversy Puts Added Pressure On Bowyer

September 25, 2013

LOUDON-With the final weeks of the NASCAR season in play, you don’t really need any distractions.
For Clint Bowyer it hasn’t worked out that way.
A suspicious spinout during the final race in Richmond paved the way for teammate Martin Truex to make the final 12 drivers for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The powers that be in NASCAR came down hard, knocking out Truex and heavily fining the Michael Waltrip team.
While Bowyer is saying little about the incident, there is still a Chase to run.

Massi Leads Chargers Past Concord Wildcats 2-0

September 25, 2013

CRAFTSBURY–Austin Massi had a goal and an assist as the Craftsbury Chargers defeated the Concord Wildcats 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
"We are getting the concepts down and moving the ball much better than we were last year, we just need to do it a little a faster," said Craftsbury coach Mike Reutz.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 9-26-13.

Local High School Round-up Falcons Show Improvement, Rangers Suffer Loss, More

September 25, 2013

BOYS SOCCER
BHS 1, NCU 0
BURLINGTON–Despite losing 1-0, the North Country Falcons had what coach James McKenny called the "best showing of the season" when they took on the Burlington Seahorses on Tuesday.
"This was a big turn around for us," said McKenny. "We came together and played a full eighty minutes of soccer. We hung with (BHS) and I am pleased with our results."
The Falcons and Seahorses took a 0-0 tie into the half, and it was not until the 28 minute marker that Burlington was able to beat NCU keeper Ryan Paul for the eventual game winner.
Paul finished the game with 8 saves.

September 21st

Bobwhites Sweep Season Series With North Country

September 21, 2013

NEWPORT–In a rematch of their second game of the season, the North Country soccer boys once again fell at the hands of the BFA St. Albans, this time by the score of 3-0.
"We came out flat, it is as simple as that," said NCU coach James McKenny. "We missed a lot of chances, a lot of set pieces we had inside their defensive third and we weren't able to capitalize on any of them.
"Hats off to BFA, they played eighty minutes of soccer and we didn't."
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-23-13.

September 20th

Bocelli Nets Three to Lead Falcons Past Solons

September 20, 2013

NEWPORT-Briana Bocelli's first-half hat trick was all the Falcons would need, but they added one more, defeating Montpelier 4-1 in their long-awaited home debut on Friday.
Bocelli scored the first three goals of the game before Montpelier's Samantha Ringer broke up NCU keeper Myrriah Gonyaw's bid for a second straight shut-out.
Brittany Fortier had the fourth goal for the Falcons who improve to 3-0-1, good for second place behind Bellows Falls in Division III.
They will look to keep the ball rolling next Thursday when they travel to Waterbury to take on Harwood.

Weekend Round-up: UCA Boys, Falcon Girls Fall Short, Lake Region Girls Win, Updated!

September 20, 2013

NEWPORT-Both the UCA boys and the North Country girls soccer clubs picked up losses at home, while the Lake Region girls earned a win on the road in Friday's high school soccer action.
UCA got underway first against Trinity Baptist, and the visiting squad unloaded six goals on the home club before Justin Limoges broke the shut-out with a penalty kick goal late in the second half.
6-1 was the final in the contest as the Crusaders move 0-4 on the year.
Over at North Country Union High School, the Falcons were hosting the BFA Comets in a rematch from their first game of the season.

September 19th

Thibault’s Overtime PK Keeps Rangers Undefeated in 2013

September 19, 2013

MORRISVILLE-Josh Thibault drove home a penalty kick with 4:55 remaining in overtime to lift Lake Region past Peoples Academy 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon in high school boys soccer.
Thibault's strike continues the Rangers' unbeaten streak in the same fashion they began: overtime victories.

Falcons Pick up Wins on the Road

September 19, 2013

FILED HOCKEY
No. Country 1, Milton 0
MILTON Mara Spates' goal in the second half was the difference as the Falcons defeated the Yellow Jackets to improve to 2-1 this season.
"It was a beautiful game," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard. "The play was very even, and fortunately we came out on top."
In addition to scoring the Falcons' goal, Spates was very instrumental in the team's overall play, contributing anything that was needed to help move North Country down the field.
Said Bouchard, "She had a great game. She was everywhere we wanted her to be, and her goal was absolutely awesome."

September 18th

High School Round-up UCA Soccer Boys Lose, Falcon Soccer Girls Win, More

September 18, 2013

BOYS SOCCER
Mid-Vermont 7, UCA 2
NEWPORT–After being tied at a goal apiece early on, the Mid-Vermont Eagles picked up their pace and came away with the win against the UCA Crusaders.
Justin Limoges had both goals for UCA, with Ji Hoon Park assisting on one and Caleb DeLaBruere getting the helper on the other.
UCA now stands at 0-3, and will host Trinity Baptist next time out on September 20th.
GIRLS SOCCER
NCU 3, Lyndon 1
LYNDON CENTER– Coming off of a rainy battle with Peoples, the North Country girls got back in the win column with a victory over Lyndon Institute.

September 17th

Beauregard Scores Three, Roberge Two, as Rangers Win

September 17, 2013

ORLEANS–Alex Beauregard kept up his torrid goal scoring pace, netting three goals in Lake Region's 6-2 victory over Hazen on Monday afternoon.
"Anytime you score six goals you have got to be happy," said LR coach Tom Evans. "I thought we did well in the attacking third, but hats off to Hazen, I thought they really out-played us in the midfield, but we finished and they didn't."
Said Beauregard on his early success this season, "Things are just happening. I'm getting good touches on the ball and getting good passes from my teammates."
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 9-18-13.

 

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