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ORLEANS- In an efficient five innings, Lake Region baseball defeated guest Danville Friday afternoon before the umpires called the game early due to thunder and rain.
Josh Locke took the mound for the home squad and continued a productive season by doing what he is supposed to: throw strikes. The defense behind him would worry about the rest.
To see the rest of the story, see the Express on 6-2-14.
ORLEANS-North Country's Katie Goulet took home home the individual top spot, but it was the Lake Region team coming in first place at the Orleans Country Club on Thursday afternoon.
Goulet shot a match-low of 45, but the Lady Rangers' Olivia King (48) and Celeste Lussier (49) were right behind her and combined to score a 97 to give the host team the win.
Becky Doucet had a season-best score of 60 for Lake Region.
North Country's Paige Gagnon shot a 57, which along with Goulet's 45 gave the Falcons a team score of 102.
ORLEANS- You might not think a team with a 6-9 record would head into the play-offs with as much optimism as the Lake Region Rangers softball team.
But rarely is a 6-9 team playing with as much confidence as this batch is at the end of the regular season.
The Rangers finished their regular season this past week with the unenviable task of playing four games in four days, splitting the quartet of contests.
For the full story, see the Express on 6-2-14.
NEWPORT-North Country softball fought until the final play Saturday afternoon as they hosted and lost to a strong team from St. Johnsbury Academy.
The first inning was a rather dry one. Taylor Blake took the circle for NCU, finding the zone as the guests managed some weak contact. Maddie Mosher fielded the first hit and hurled the ball to first for the initial out. She fielded the second as well, flipping the ball to second to get one more on a force. St. Jâs Margret Fogarty hit a far foul ball to right that would be caught by Brittany Verge for three.
NEWPORT-In an overtime thriller, North Country Union baseball lost 6-5 to a strong Champlain Valley squad.
âWeâve always thought we could play with the best,â head coach Brian Bonvechio said after the loss. âI think this game proved it.â
For the full story, see the Express on Friday 5-30-14.
The North Country Falcons traveled to Warren, Vermont, as the tenth-ranked team to take on number seven-ranked Harwood.
Unfortunately, the match was held amidst controversy.
High school tennis is played on hard courts, yet the Falcons were forced to play on a very unfamiliar surface on three of the five courts, that surface being clay.
Harwood had hardcourt options they've used frequently this season yet insisted on putting us on clay. It seemed unsporting and unfair. It was all about the âequal playing fieldâ cliche.
ORLEANS- Lake Region softball defeated Peoples Academy 8-7 as the two teams battled neck and neck until the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Rangersâ senior day began with a slow start. Following the pregame celebration honoring the soon-to-graduate second baseman Alyssa Royer, pitcher Michelle Thibeault and catcher Corinna Cota, the home team took the field.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-29-14.
NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons scored nine runs in the first four innings, which helped pace them to an 11-0, complete team win over the Mount Abraham Eagles on Wednesday afternoon.
"We knew (Mt. Abe) had struggled offensively and we talked about getting a lead and scoring some runs early for Wyatt," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio. "I was pleased with the effort, and you can see, we have a nice, deep team we can do a lot of things with."
For the full story, see the Express on 5-29.14.
COLCHESTER-Nine local bowlers from Waterfront Lanes Junior Bowling League, Makenzie Parenteau, Emma Parenteau, Kailyn McGregor, Vincent Illuzzi, Jarid and Noah Mathieu, Evan Poirier, Matthew Dumont and Devin West, participated in the 2014 Vermont State Youth Handicap Singles Tournament at the Spare Times Lanes on May 3rd.
To find out how they did, see the Express on 5-28-14.
NEWPORTâOn Saturday, the North Country baseball team reinforced the notion that they have a flare for the dramatic, as they once again staged a late-inning comeback to walk off with a 6-5 win over the Spaulding Crimson Tide.
"They don't quit and they don't give up," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio about his battle-tested troop of ball players. "It seems that every game we have one bad inning defensively or pitching-wise, but then we have a great inning offensively to overcome those obstacles."
For the full story, see the Express on 5-27-14.