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May 9th, 2011
NEWPORTâ€“ With a late 4:00 start due to the SAT's the North Country boys tennis team squared off against Montpelier at Prouty Beach.
Both teams came to the match short-handed and the decision was made by both teams to each forfeit one of their doubles match. If the score ended in a tie, the team that won the most sets would pick up the victory.
As luck would have it, the match ended in a tie, and the Solons earned the win by virtue of their 7-6 edge in sets won.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Falcons dropped their second straight game on Thursday afternoon, losing to Mount Mansfield 5-3.
It was a close battle for the Falcons, as they struck early, jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
MMU starter Grant McKinstrie gave up a fluky hit to Taylor Miller, then proceeded to walk five straight batters, plating the three North Country runs.
After that McKinstrie would be unhittable, fanning fifteen, including the final ten batters he faced.
NEWPORTâ€“After plating the go ahead run in the bottom of the fourth inning, a tough top of the fifth sealed the fate of the North Country Falcons softball team.
While squaring off against the Mount Mansfield Cougars on Thursday, the Falcons were playing an exciting back in forth game that saw the lead change hands off and on throughout the first four innings.
In the bottom of the fourth tied 4-4, Mariah Roberts put the Falcons up 5-4 when she scored on a past ball.
DANVILLEâ€“The Danville Indians punched across a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth and held off a Ranger rally for a 5-4 win Saturday.
Lake Region got a booming one out seventh inning double from Tyler Breault scoring Kyle Perry, who had drawn a walk to bring the Blue and White to within one run. Breault was called out trying to stretch his clutch single and appeared safe, but the bad angle call from the umpire put a big damper on the LRU rally.
Lake Regions golf team is poised and ready for the 2011 season. They are bringing back three starters from last year's team, while losing only one senior to graduation.
Junior's Matt Morin and Devin Morley, along with senior Taylor Gallup are the big three that are anchoring this years team, and with Morin already medaling in the Rangers lone tournament this season, coach Dan Lussier sees good things in his top players future.
"Matt will probably be ranked in the top five in division two by the time the year ends," said Lussier.
DANVILLE-The Lady Rangers put up four first inning runs followed by three in the third and three in the fifth to knock out Danville 13-1. Lake Region scored in every inning but the second in the contest.
The Rangers played errorless softball behind the two hit pitching of Danika Gallup.
Dunlavey's Black Belt Academy is very pleased to announce the promotion of several students. The students train with Master Dunlavey at the North Country Hospital Wellness Center on Wednesday and Friday evenings. The Dragon program is for younger students who are just beginning their Tae Kwon Do training.
Bailey Walker and Eilish Muir competed for North Country in the first golf tournament the season this past Monday in Barre.
Walker shot a team high 50 and Muir followed her in with a score of 67.
The combined 117 was good enough for a third place overall finish for the team.
The Middlebury Tigers traveled to Newport on Monday and cruised past the Falcons for their fifth victory.
No Member of the Falcons was able to even win a set as the visitors from down south were too much to handle.
The Falcons will be back in action on Thursday against St. Johnsbury.
Despite losing 18-3 to Essex, North Country found a spark in the play of sophomore Anna Bingham.
The short stop had all three NCU hits, and was a single away from hitting for the cycle as she belted out a triple, a double, and a sixth inning homer to give her team an emotional lift at the end of the game.
The Falcons will take that positive and try to get back on the right track against MMU on Thursday.