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Archive - Sports Article

August 9th, 2011

Celtics’ Twiss to Speak at 4th Annual Orleans/Northern Essex HOF Dinner

August 9, 2011

Jeff Twiss, Vice President of Media Service and Alumni Relations for the Boston Celtics, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Orleans/Northern Essex County Athletic Hall of Fame dinner on August 27th. Twiss’ father Bob, an inductee of the Hall two years ago, resides in the area and helped secure his son’s services for the event.
Jeff graduated from UVM in 1977, and prior to his time with the Celtics was a teacher and three sport coach at Randolph High School.
Stay tuned to the Express as more details about the dinner will be coming in the following days leading up to the event.

August 4th

NC Pink and Colombia Forrest to Square off in Championship Game

August 4, 2011

DERBY–The Women’s Soccer League semi-finals were held at the North Country Junior High School on Wednesday night. The twin billing featured number three Colombia Forrest taking on number two Spates and number four Fortin Transportation squaring off against top ranked NC Pink a.k.a. what seems to bare a striking resemblance to the projected 2011 North Country girls high school soccer team.

July 26th

Orleans Country Club Hosts Ladies Summer Medley

July 26, 2011

Shooting a score of 76 were the teams of Marcy Mastin and Kim Haley of Orleans Country Club and Barb Shiffler and Carla Desnoyers of Williston and Champlain. Horace Archer, PGA pro on Thursday, July 21st at Orleans Country Club, declared the two teams co-winners of the tournament. The event was the Ladies Invitational Summer Medley, which attracted golfers from this area and other parts of Vermont. The format consisted of six holes each of Best Ball, Scramble, and Scotch Ball. Net winners were Irene Farrar and Judy Martel of Orleans coming in with a 60.

July 20th

Lake Region Takes Home Babe Ruth Championship

July 20, 2011

NEWPORT–The Junior Babe Ruth Championship of Orleans County was on the line Tuesday night as the North Country Athletics squared off against Lake Region at North Country Union High School.
On a warm and dusty field, Lake Region was able to overcome a two run deficit in the final inning of the contest to get the 7-5 come from behind win.
"I was a little nervous with my guys to be honest with you, but those guys, I was very proud of them, they worked hard till the end and never gave up," said LR Coach Matt Ladd on his team's 7th inning performance.

July 19th

Cutting, Baker Win Horseshoe Championship

July 19, 2011

WESTMORE–The Orleans Lions held their annual Horseshoe World Championships this past Saturday.
With sunny skies and temperatures hovering near ninety degrees, the event drew over 300 spectators throughout the day, and featured 80 participants battling for the chance to be labeled the World Champion.
Steve Cutting and Ben Baker were the best of the best at the competition and they took home the first place trophy.
“I just go out there to have fun,” said Baker, “I don’t expect to win, but it is nice when it happens.”

July 18th

Prouty Beach 2's Advance

July 18, 2011

NEWPORT–In a match they had to win, the Prouty Beach 2’s of the USTA 4.0 Senior Women’s League came through with a 2-1 win over the White River Junction Volley Dolls on Sunday afternoon.
“Well, we did it. We finished with an 8-2 record and have qualified to go to Sectionals in South Hadley, Massachusetts,” said Co-Captain Petey Johnson.
Johnson, along with her doubles partner Ann O’Brien were up 5-4 in their first set when one of the Volley Dolls succumbed to heat sickness and was forced to withdraw from the match giving the 2’s a 1-0 lead.

$1,500 Raised for Former King Lamothe

July 18, 2011

NEWPORT–The OEC Kings held a fundraiser for former King Buddy Lamothe on Saturday at Gardner Park during their doubleheader against the Vermont Jays. The team, with help from members of the Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia County communities, were able to raise close to fifteen-hundred dollars to help aid Lamothe with the cost of his medical bills.
“It was great to see so many former teammates and families come out and help lend a hand,” said OEC Coach Brian Bonvechio.

July 7th

Jenne Selected for Twin State Game

July 7, 2011

Former North Country soccer standout Ashley Jenne was named to Vermont’s team for next weekend’s Lions Twin State Soccer Match. The game, which has been a tradition since 1975,(1983 for the girls) helps raise funds for the Austine Greene Mountain Lions Camp, a camp for the hearing impaired, in Vermont and a variety of different projects in New Hampshire.
Jenne is the lone representative from the Orleans County, although other players, including Emily Pecue from NCUHS and Danika Gallup and Paige Wells from Lake Region, were also invited to try-out for the team.

July 5th

Prue Places 5th in Bodybuilding Debut

July 5, 2011

After 3 years of working out and training at Kingdom Racquet & Fitness Club in Newport, VT, 23 year old Andrew Prue was convinced by owner Dave Gauvin to see how his hard work in the gym compares to others in the sport of bodybuilding.
After finding a competition with a debut class, Prue submitted the fees to the Organization of Competitive Bodybuilders and decided to compete in Amherst, Massachusetts at the OCB Bay State Never Surrender, a natural bodybuilding competition.

June 28th

Lake Region U16 Walks Off With the Win

June 28, 2011

ORLEANS- Bottom of the last inning. Two outs. Bases loaded. Tie game. And the batter comes through with a game winning hit, much to the delight of the hometown crowd and teammates on the bench.
Virtually every kid has dreamed of this scenario playing whiffle ball in their backyard at some point or another, and on Monday night at Lake Region the Ranger’s Haley Kennedy was livin’ the dream. Kennedy’s high chop infield hit scored Chelsea Poginy from third base, giving the Rangers a thrilling 7-6 come from behind victory over the Lyndon A’s.

 

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