Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
NEWPORTâ€“2013 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 Memberâ€“Guest 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, OCCâ€™s 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.
The D&D Electric womenâ€™s softball team recently won the ASA State Tournament in Newport, VT. The team will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Eastern Nationals Tournament August 29th through September 2nd.
NEWPORTâ€“In what may be their final game of their season, the OEC Lightning shook off a couple of tough outings and defeated the Vermont Outlaws 11-8.
The Lightning got off to a good start, scoring early and often to grab a 7-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
After three scoreless innings from Bryce Carter, Seth Prue entered the game.
The Outlaws would strike for seven runs, not all of them earned, and the contest was tied heading into the fifth.
MARLBORO, MA-Competing against some of the top-ranked players in America and Canada, the Vermont Shamrocks went 1-3 in tournament play at the Beantown Classic this past weekend. The weekend opened up with Vermont squaring off against Team Detroit.
In what was described as a well-played, fast-paced game, the Shamrocks got out to an early lead, and had Detroit on the ropes, but the mid-western girls got things going and prevailed in the end 3-1.
In the second game, it was combination of old foes from California facing VT.
NEWPORT-After losing their first game of the tournament, Southbay Supply ran roughshod over the losers bracket, and eventually besting the team that put them there in the first place to win the Vermont Class â€śEâ€ť State Title on Sunday afternoon at Gardner Park in Newport. The team will now start fundraising for their trip to nationals in Ohio.
The title is the first in the team's history.