Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
The effects of home court advantage were on full display for the Lake Region Lady Rangers as they split a pair of games with Enosburg this past Thursday and Saturday.
On Thursday night in Orleans, the Rangers turned in one of their most impressive performances of the season, posting 47 points in the second half to overcome a 10 point halftime deficit and win 65-59.
SOCHI-Susan Dunklee made her Olympic Debut Sunday morning, and did herself proud! Her first race was the Womenâ€™s 7.5km Sprint where she placed 14th, the highest finish for any American competing in the event.
Dunklee got off to a good start Sunday, as she was in 17th for the 1st lap and 18th on the 2nd.
Unfortunately, on the 3rd lap she missed her last shot resulting in a penalty lap that cost her an additional 23 seconds.
Her finishing time was 21 min. 48.3 sec., 41.3 sec. behind leader.
NEWPORT-Former North Country basketball player Kendrick Gray made his return to the Northeast Kingdom as his new team, the Rice Green Knights, traveled up from So. Burlington to take on the Falcons.
Playing in front of a packed house, Gray led off the game with a dunk and the Knights never looked back, as they came away with the 74-39 win.
Gray led all scorers with 17 points, followed by the Falcons' Connor Hogan who had 16.
The loss moves the Falcons to 5-9 while Rice moves to 11-3.
For the full story, see the Express on 2-11-14.
The North Country girls had a much better showing than their previous time out against Spaulding, but they still fell short of their goal, losing 53-39 to the Tide on Thursday night.
"We know that we can play with these guys, but we have to play with more discipline," said NCU coach Christiane Brown.
Brown was referring to the Falcons' foul problem. Two players fouled out and Spaulding went 17-34 from the line, compared to NCU's 5-8 performance from the stripe.
Morgan Greene had a double-double, scoring 14 points while grabbing 18 boards. She also had 3 steals.
ORLEANSâ€“After getting down 8-6 with eight minutes in the book, the Lake Region Lady Rangers reached down, pulled up their bootstraps, and fought back to earn a gritty 33-26 win over the Northfield Marauders on Tuesday night.
"We displayed a lot of heart and determination to overcome some things that should be easy for us, as nothing came easy tonight," said Lake Region assistant coach Sarah Roy. "We kept at it and plugged away and I was very impressed with the patience we showed at the end of the game."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-6-14.
JAY-North Country's Taylor Morley scored twelve seconds into the Falcons' contest against the Harwood Highlanders, setting the tone for the maroon and white's 4-1 win at the Jay Peak Ice Haus.
To understand the importance of this game, and how they defeated one of the best goaltenders in the state, see the Express on 2-3-14.
ORLEANS-Austin Roberge came off of the bench for the Lake Region Rangers and was the difference maker, hitting the game-winning three as the white and blue came away with the well-played 55-49 win over the Danville Indians.
To learn how he did it, see the Express on 2-3-14.
NEWPORT-Champlain Valley Union racked up 16 uncontested points in the first quarter of their eventual 54-18 over the North Country Falcons.
The loss drops North Country to 3-11 on the year as they fight to keep their play-off hopes alive.
Mariah LaDeau's three three pointers gave her a team-high nine points.
For the full story see the Express on 2-3-14.
NEWPORT-The first time the North Country Falcons and the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers met, it was a very one sided contest, with St. J winning 61-25.
In this game it was a much close affair, but sadly for the NCU crowd, North Country fell again, this time by the score of 38-18.
JAYâ€“Trailing 3-0 after one period of play, the North Country Falcons, led by their captain Ryan Paul's hat trick, clawed their way back to tie, then eventually defeat the Spaulding Crimson Tide on Wednesday night at the Jay Peak Ice Haus.
"This was huge," Paul said about the win. "We have not come back from any deficit this year to win a game, and I think it shows the character and heart that we have. We just need to put it out there every night."
Dana Marsh stopped 27 shots for the Falcons, who move to 8-6-1, while Ben Ferland had 14 saves for 2-8-4 Spaulding.