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May 8th, 2013
ORLEANS-The BFA Fairfax Bullets used seven runs in the 5th inning to break open a close game en route to a 15-1 decision over Lake Region in high school softball Tuesday.
In what has become a recurring theme for the Rangers this season, poor defense opened the flood gates for a Fairfax club that has won 27 of their last 28 games. â€śOffensively, weâ€™ve been doing some good things,â€ť said Ranger coach Matt Tinker. â€śBut defensivelyâ€¦ man, we need to figure some things out.â€ť
ORLEANSâ€“For most of Tuesday's contest between Lake Region and BFA Fairfax, the Rangers' Matt Messier and the Bullets' Alex Chapman engaged in quite the pitchers duel, but a four-run 7th inning broke things open for BFA, and they won 7-1 going away.
With the loss, Lake Region now stands at 4-3, while BFA remains undefeated at 8-0.
Matt Messier took the loss, striking out 10, and walking five.
Alex Chapman won, fanning 11 and walking one.
Next up for the Rangers, they will travel today to face Hazen at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday, 5-9-13.
NEWPORTâ€“They fought long and hard, but in the end, the North Country boys tennis team fell to the Mount Mansfield Cougars by a score of 6-1.
The loss moves the Falcons record to 1-4, and they will hit the courts again on Saturday when they travel to Waterbury to face Harwood at 10:00.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 5-8-13.
Montpelier 5, Lake Region 0
ORLEANSâ€“Always a tough competitor, the Montpelier Solons came into Lake Region and swept the Lady Rangers on Monday.
Annie Jones felled Judit Simon 6-0, 6-2 at the number one position.
Caitlyn Bushara kept the Solon train moving with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Brianna Fontaine.
Alexis Buicider brought down Shaylyn Beaton 6-1, 6-1.
Maddie Dunn had Alyssa Lawson's number, winning 6-0, 6-0, and finally Rhea Constantino went over Crystal Triebe by the same score.
ORLEANSâ€“When members and guests of the Orleans Country Club stop by the pro shop to sign in, or head into the bar for a post-round beverage, they will be find a new look OCC, as many of the club's members, in tandem with local business' get together to give the building a face lift.
"We wanted to change the club up to make it new and exciting," said Tony Daniels, a local contractor who was one of the lead men on the project. "We want to have younger people coming in and participating. We have been doing things the same way for quite awhile and we are looking to do different things."
ORLEANS-There was a good old-fashioned donnybrook at Lake Region Thursday afternoon, as Danville and LR squared off in high school softball action.
By the time everyone in attendance finally exhaled, the host Rangers had escaped with an exciting 9-8 victory.
Danville starter Kaylynn Zangla took the loss, striking out four without allowing a walk. Hannah Leroux went the distance for LR, allowing 6 hits, striking out 5 and walking 6.
LR moves to 4-2 with the win, and hosts undefeated and defending D2 champion Fairfax Tuesday. Danville evens their record at 4-4.
MVU 8, NCU 1
NEWPORTâ€“Missisquoi scored six runs in the first two innings and never looked back, defeating North Country on Thursday afternoon.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for the Falcons, Nick Sicard had two hits and Chase LaCourse drove in the lone NCU run.
Sophomore Bryce Carter got his first taste of pitching at the varsity level, working four innings of relief.
On Friday, the Falcons fell again by the same 8-1 score, this time to South Burlington.
According to multiple news outlets across the sate, including the Burlington Free Press and WPTZ, News Channel 5, local police have cited three area athletes in a local soda bottle bomb explosion.
Joshua Tompkins (19), Jason Hatin (18) and Collin Brennon (16) were cited with possession of destructive devices and unlawful mischief, according to Newport Police.
The trio are scheduled to appear in court May 7, 2013.
Details to follow in the Express as they unfold.
NEWPORT-With two outs and Madison Mosher on first base, Missy Morse drilled a ball deep to left-center in the bottom of the 7th to bring home the game winning RBI and give North Country their second win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Missisquoi Valley Union.
For a full recap of how, NCU won what coach Leslie Dunn said was "one of the biggest games" she has ever been a part of, and the follow up photo of the one above of how the team looked after the game, check out the Express on Monday 5-5-13.
ORLEANSâ€“he Lake Region golf teams got their season rolling on Wednesday, as they hosted Hazen, Richford and Enosburg at the Orleans Country Club.
The boys took home the win with a team score of 209, followed by Hazen 233 and Enosburg at 256.
Richford had only three players, who came in at 199.
Carl Oberg led the pack, medaling with a 46, Noah Racine and Holden Poirier each shot 52, Dusin Bodette had a 57, Derek Rodgers a 67, and Connor Gaboriault hit the clubhouse with a 76.