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May 22nd, 2013
LYNDON-After three innings of Tuesdayâ€™s Lyndon-Lake Region high school softball game, it looked like the Vikings would easily cruise to their 12th victory of the season.
By the 7th inning, that outcome wasnâ€™t quite so obvious.
After falling behind 6-0 after the first three innings, a scrappy Lake Region club scratched and clawed their way back to within a 9-5 deficit, and had loaded the bases with the tying run at the plate in the 7th, before finally succumbing to their powerful D2 foes in Lyndon.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 5-23-13.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Falcons were in action on Monday afternoon, hosting the Spaulding Crimson Tide in a match that had play-off implications.
Knowing that if they could pull out a win they would greatly increase their chances of securing a spot in the post-season, North Country went out, and on the strength of their singles play, won the match 4-3.North Country, originally slated to play on Tuesday at Harwood, will now play Wednesday, wrapping up their regular season.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-22-13.
NEWPORT-Weather halted play early in the NCU-BFA girls tennis match on Wednesday.
The official scoring of the match has not been made available as of this time.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country Athletic Director Mike Kiser has reported that the North Country boys hockey team will play two games at the Pat Burns Memorial Arena at Stanstead College this season.
The games are slated for December 6th and 7th 2013.
As of right now the Falconsâ€™ opponents have not been one hundred percent confirmed, but possible candidates include South Burlington and the Stanstead College junior varsity team.
Times for the games have not been released, but it looks like it could either be a Friday and Saturday night scenario, or a Friday night, Saturday afternoon schedule.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Falcons played a much improved a game against Colchester on Tuesday, compared to their last outing against Milton, but they ran into a tough Laker pitching staff, led by starter Devon Dessormeau, who limited the Falcons to just one run on one hit and a walk in Colchester's 9-1 win.
Colchester is now 8-2 while North Country is 0-9.
The boys travel to take on Mte. Abe today, where Bryce Carter will make his first varsity start for North Country.
First pitch is at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 5-16-13.
NEWPORT-Colchester hurler Emi Eakin was on her game, as she tossed a three hitter striking out 16 Falcons during her teamâ€™s 12-0 blanking of NCU.
Eakin struck out the side in the first, fourth and sixth inning. North Country shortstop Anna Bingham had Eakinâ€™s number however as she pounded out a pair of hits and drew a walk in her other at bat.
NCUâ€™s sophomore catcher Victoria Kinney blasted the other Falcon hit hitting the ball in the gap between the center fielder and right fielder.
NEWPORTâ€“Brock Paquette medaled with a 71 to lead Essex past BFA and North Country on Friday afternoon at the Newport Country Club.
Essex shot a match-low 302, while BFA was second with a 335.
For North Country, they had three players finish their round.
Evan Clark shot a 90, Isaiah Carbonneau a 110, and Coty Wright came into the clubhouse with a 112.
The boys travel to Shelburne on Tuesday for a CVU hosted match.
Six hours of driving and five hours of golf is what the North Country Union High School Girls golf team had this week.
NEWPORT-Jon Covey drove in Jesse Agan with one out in the top of the 7th to give Milton the 3-2 win over North Country on Monday.
The Yellowjackets had sophomore Luke Covey starting, and he went the distance, fanning 12 batters en-route to his varsity win in his first varsity start.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for the Falcons, going seven innings for NCU.
Both teams scored a run in the first and in the sixth before Milton's winning run in the seventh.
Milton improves to 1-7, while NCU goes to 0-8.
Joel Lamarche and Ryan O'Donnell had a RBI for the Falcons.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country hosted their second of three track and field meets on Wednesday.
Rice and Mount Abraham were the other two teams at the three team meet, and Mte. Abe (48 pts) would win the girls meet and tie for first with Rice (68 pts) in the boys meet.
The Falcons finished in second in the girls meet (47 pts), and the boys came in third (39 pts).
The Falcons will get back at it on the 14th when they travel to compete in a Harwood hosted meet.
For the full story, see the Express on Friday, 5-10-13.
NEWPORTâ€“The Falcons and Lady Rangers rekindled their tennis rivalry on Wednesday afternoon, squaring off on the courts of Prouty Beach.
North Country was forced to forfeit both the number 5 singles and the number 2 doubles, spotting Lake Region to the early 2-0 lead.
With much ground to cover, the Falcons got down to business.
India Bluett and Brianna Fontaine battled all the way to the tiebreaker, with Bluett emerging as the victor, 6-2, 4-6, 12-10.
Danielle Therrien bested Judit Simon 6-4, 7-5, and Meira Buck had the third NCU singles win, defeating Shaylyn Beaton 6-0, 6-1.