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April 3rd

Coventry’s David Gratton Heading to Hoop Shoot Nationals

April 3, 2014

NEWPORT–If you attend the Coventry school's after-school program, which is held in the gymnasium, you might see a student standing on the corner of the free throw line practicing his shooting technique.
He is a quiet fellow, and he may be sporting a shirt bearing a character from the Marvel Universe, or perhaps a Celtics logo with his favorite player Jeff Green's last name and number on the back.
His name is David Gratton.

March 24th

Morin, Bernier Heading to Nationals With U-16 Shamrocks

March 24, 2014

MANCHESTER, NH–The U-16 Vermont Shamrock team is heading to the USA Hockey Tier II National Tournament for third straight year, as they defeated the Connecticut Stars 4-0 to win the New England Regional Championships on Sunday afternoon.
Vermont's U-19 team also made it to the regional finals, but they fell 1-0 and had to settle for second place.
There is still an outside chance that the U-19's could make it to Nationals, but that would require another team that qualified to drop out.
This year's National Championships will be held in Buffalo, NY in early April.

March 19th

DeLaBruere and Paul Look to Their Hockey Futures

March 19, 2014

North Country hockey players Ryan Paul and Ross DeLaBruere have not waited long to start exploring their future options in the game of hockey.
Prior to their appearance in the Essex Rotary Classic All-Star game, the pair, along with their coach Ryan Jacobs, took a trip down south to skate with a couple of junior teams, the Junior Bruins out of Boston, and the Junior Monarchs from Manchester, NH.

March 16th

Falcons Have Strong Showing at Essex Rotary Classic

March 16, 2014

ESSEX–Five members for the North Country hockey program who headed over to the Essex Skating facility on Saturday to take part in the 2014 Essex Rotary Key Bank Hockey All-Star Classic.
Crystal Moss and Corrina Cota represented the girls team, while Ross DeLaBruere, Ryan Paul and Nate Marsh were there for the boys.
For the full story, see the Express on 3-17-14.

March 11th

North Country Snowboarders Wrap Up Season at State Meets

March 11, 2014

North Country had a solid year of riding and competing during the 2014 season, despite the beginning of the season being full of weather-related cancellations.
A team that maintains a strong philosophy developed by their coaches Natalie Guillette and Ryan Anderson, allowed the athletes to focus on being good citizens, while also maintaining their physical and mental health, as all athletes should.

March 6th

Fourth Quarter Scoring Sends Randolph Past Lake Region and into the Finals

March 6, 2014

BARRE-Lake Region's quest for a spot in the 2014 Division III Finals fell one game short as they lost to the Randolph Galloping Ghosts 70-59.
Clint Provoncha had a great game for the Rangers, scoring 24 points, that included six three pointers.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 3-10-14.

March 2nd

Falcons Lose in Semi-Finals for Third Straight Year

March 2, 2014

ESSEX–The biggest game of the weekend for North Country sports fans took place deep in Hornet Country, as the Falcons and the Essex Hornets took to the ice with a trip to the Gutterson Field House for the Division I State Title on the line.
A sluggish start proved to be the Falcons' undoing, as Essex notched two goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 win.

Ranger Defense, Depth Stifles Wolves 59-42

March 2, 2014

ORLEANS-The rematch was no contest. After a close regular season tilt with visiting Peoples Academy, the play-off sequel was a mismatch. A consistent press and a long bench paved the way to an impressive 17 point win over PA in the Division III quarter-finals.
Lake Region got a big boost from the season’s largest crowd in Orleans as the Don Harter Memorial Gymnasium was nearly packed and emotion was high as the contest tipped off.
For the full story, see the Express on 3-3-14.

Chelsea Completes Second Half Comeback to Oust Craftsbury

March 2, 2014

CHELSEA–The 5th ranked Craftsbury boys basketball team had an excellent showing in their quarter-final battle with the number 4 Chelsea Red Devils, but ended up on the short end of the stick, as they fell 50-47 to close out their season.
"Those boys played their hearts out," Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano said about his team after the game. "(Chelsea) took a lead late, and they were up by nine, but we battled back to get within one and I am so proud of them."
For the full story, see the Express on 3-3-14.

February 27th

Skate Deflection Sends Lakers Past Falcons 1-0

February 27, 2014

JAY–Sometimes you have it, and sometimes you don't, and Wednesday was one of those nights for the North Country girls hockey team, as they fell to Colchester 1-0 in the Metro Division quarter-finals.
"I think we might have been a little off in spots, but full credit to Colchester. They are probably 12 deep in skaters, and they don't have any off-skaters," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "I knew it was a tough draw when we got them, but we wanted that home ice, and that is where we landed."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-28-14.

 

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