Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
STOWE-What a day at the races for North Country cross country today.
The XC team was down at Stowe for a meet against Stowe, Lamoille, Lake Region, and Hazen.
The day prior to the meet, the race director/coach of Stowe sent an email and within the email she told me the course records for the boys and girls on this course.
They were both ironically set in 2010 (16:51 by Josef Bourgeois NCUHS and 20:21 by Jamie Thomas, Harwood) under similar conditions to todayâ€™s race â€“ high 50s/low 60s and overcast.
Would the 2014 Falcons be able to set new records?
There is no other way to describe the North Country boys soccer team.
On Monday afternoon the Falcons took on the Spaulding Crimson Tide for the second time in as many games, and despite putting thirteen shots on goal and having a penalty kick, the team could not find the back net as they fell to visiting squad 2-0.
ORLEANSâ€“A bright and beautiful Saturday morning that found the Northeast Kingdom awash in a sea of changing leaves served as the backdrop for a Division II-Division III soccer showdown between the Lake Region Lady Rangers and BFA Fairfax Bullets.
BFA would strike first, but a late surge by the Lady Rangers would see the blue and white tie the game in the final ten minutes of regulation and eventually win the contest in overtime, as Brooke Morley set up Tyrah Urie for the deciding goal in the extra session.
Burke 3, Craftsbury 0
EAST BURKEâ€“The Craftsbury girls soccer team was in action against the Burke Burkies on Saturday.
The Lady Chargers knew from the opening kickoff that this was going to be a very fast paced match. In the opening minutes, both Craftsbury players and fans were taken aback by a bullet of a shot that rattled off the near post off the foot of a Burke striker. Despite being targeted for 13 shots in the first half, Charger goalkeeper Paige Coolbeth kept her cool and defended her net, allowing the team to be knotted in a 0-0 draw at halftime.
BURKEâ€“After the first game of the girls/boys Alumni Day soccer doubleheader, fans, parents and alumni alike once again gathered on top of the hill to witness the Craftsbury Charger and the Burke Burkie boys do battle.
It would be a low scoring affair, as each team netted a goal in regulation, but in the extra session it would be the Burkies coming out on top, as they picked up the 2-1 victory.
For the full story see the Express on 9-29-14.
ORLEANS- In a bruising contest that saw both coaches get yellow cards, the Bullets defeated the Lake Region Rangers 3-1.
BFA went up two to nothing in the first half before Austin Roberge cut the deficit by one with a goal in the second.
But despite a ton of pressure and a lot of chances, the Rangers could not find the equalizer.
BFA would add another one late, as they picked up the win.
We will have the full story in the Express on 9-29-14.
NEWPORTâ€“If it seems like the North Country field hockey team has been strangely absent from these pages you would not be the only one.
It has been a long time since the Falcons have last played a game, and when they finally resume their schedule this Saturday against Spaulding it will be exactly two weeks to the day since their last game on September 13th when they defeated the Montpelier Solons 2-0 to get to 4-0 on the season.
What could be the reason for this?
Well technically it is a two-part answer
Did the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease play a roll in this situation?
ORLEANSâ€“On Wednesday afternoon it was the Lake Region girls soccer team's turn to square off against Danville, just one day after the boys had won convincingly over the Indians.
The score would not be as high, but the result was the same, as Lake Region shut out Danville to earn their sixth win of the year.
ORLEANSâ€“The Lake Region boys soccer team was in action on Tuesday afternoon, hosting the Danville Indians.
After a slow start the Ranger offense started to click and the team went on to score four goals in each half to come away with the 8-0 victory.
"The score is what is," said LR coach Tom Evans. "Danville is a young team and I thought they had some players that had some nice feet and did well with the ball. They did some good stuff, but they were just out-manned today. Hats off to them and we'll move on to Fairfax."
For the full story, see the Express on 9-24-14.
NEWPORTâ€“The UCA Lady Crusaders were in action on a chilly afternoon at Gardner Park, squaring off against the Concord Wildcats in Division IV high school soccer action.
It was another hard fought game for UCA, but Concord was the better team on this date, coming away with a 6-1 win to improve to 3-4 on the year.