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November 17th, 2014
The annual North-South football contest was held this past Saturday in Castleton. The North Country Falcons had two players selected to be a part of the Team North roster, Connor Hogan and Ira Messier. The North was able to earn their first win in three years, as they picked up the 31-28 victory over Team South.
ORLEANSâ€“The St. John's University baseball program signed their newest pitcher to a letter of commitment on Wednesday, as Lake Region's standout hurler Matt Messier, with his parents by his side, put his name on the dotted line to suit up for the Red Storm of the Big East Conference.
"It is a relief just to have it set it stone, and now I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the team, and the freshman guys especially," said Matt.
For the full story, see the Express on 11-14-14.
MANCHESTER, CT-By now, everyone is looking at the snow and frigid temps and dreaming of winter sport performances, but NCU cross country is still going. We started the season in the summer, raced through the fall and even though it isnâ€™t officially winter, it sure feels like it out there!
On Saturday Nov 8th, Samuel Brunnette, Alexander Cotnoir & Andrew Franklin represented North Country Union High School at the New England Cross-Country Championship in Manchester, CT.
For the full story, see the Express on 11-11-14.
BURLINGTON-The North Country field hockey team was crowned the Division III State Champions after their 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon.
Brittany Fortier's second half goal was the difference in the contest.
For the full story, see the Express on 11-3-14.
The Mountain League Champion Lake Region Lady Rangers were the recipients of seven league awards this season.
Tyrah Urie was named player of the year and selected to the first team.
Haley Kennedy and Jordyn Cowles were also first team selections.
Katie Menard, Megan Menard and Karamae Hayman-Jones were all selected to the second team.
Brad Urie was chosen as the top coach in the league for the second time.
Lake Region was the top ranked team in Division II this year and their season ended when they were upset in the quarterfinals by the Milton Yellowjackets last Saturday in Orleans.
ARLINGTON-The Craftsbury Lady Chargers took their turn in a semi-final match on Wednesday afternoon, as they were hosted by the top seeded Arlington Eagles.
The long bus ride looked as if it took a toll on the team, as the Lady Chargers came out very flat in the first half, falling behind early to the Eagles, who would eventually fight their way to to five goals in the 5-0 victory that would send them to the Championship game.
For the full story, see the Express on 10-31-14.
WILMINGTON-The Craftsbury Chargers played in their first Division IV soccer semi-final game in close to twenty years on Tuesday afternoon when they matched up against the number one seeded Twin Valley Wildcats.
It was their toughest test of the season and the results showed, as Twin Valley was able to dominate in the game, breaking down the Charger defense for 31 shots throughout the contest and finishing with a 3-0 victory.
For the full story, see the Express on 10-30-14.
SO. BURLINGTONâ€“They did it.
After two unsuccessful bids to try to make it to the Division III field hockey finals, for the North Country Falcons the third time was the charm, as they performed the always difficult feat of defeating a team three times in one season, beating the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers 2-1 on Adrianna Fournier's game winning goal to make it to the big dance.
"This is a pure adrenaline rush. I don't even have any words," NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard said when the game was over.
The Falcons will face Stowe at UVM on Saturday at 2:00 for the Division III Title
THETFORD-What an exciting day at the races for North Country cross country yesterday at the VT State Meet in Thetford, VT!
The headline of the day was NC XC has their 2nd ever XC VT State Champion in senior Samuel Brunnette, who took home the win in 17:06. (Daniel Webster took home the VT State Champion Title in 2003 & repeated in 2004).
For the full story, see the Express on 10-28-14.
ORLEANSâ€“Caitlyn Dabagian's goal with 3:53 remaining in the first half was all the offense that the Milton Yellowjackets would need on Saturday, as they topped the Lake Region Lady Rangers 1-0 to advance to the Division II semifinals.
For the full story, see the Express on 10-27-14.