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NEWPORTâ€“If there is one thing that you can say about the 2014-2015 North Country boy's basketball team is that they are definitely a tall group of players.
They are also a healthy blend of upper and lower classmen, and judging from what I saw at the end of practice on Tuesday, they are a hard working group that is willing to help out a teammate when learning something new or trying to work out some kinks in the offensive scheme.
For the full story, see the Express on 12-3-14.
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Lady Chargers are coming off a magical year in basketball that saw the team end the regular season with 16 wins, enough to win the Central Vermont League title, tacking on two more wins in the playoffs to earn a bid to the Division IV semi-finals.
With previous head coach Rick Thomas stepping down after several successful seasons with the team, the Craftsbury girls will look to the leadership of new coach Logan Jones this season.
For the full preview, see the Express on 12-3-14.
Head coach Claude Paul is entering his fourth and final season with the North Country girl's hockey program.
It will once again be a season of change for the coach, as the team has gone back to Division II this season after a year in the Metro Division, which could increase the team's chances for success this season.
With hockey season right around the corner, second year head coach Ryan Jacobs will look to get his North Country boy's hockey team back into the Metro Division semi finals, but this season it will be a much tougher row to hoe.
To find out why, see the Express on Monday 12-1-14.
Two recent Lake Region graduates continue to excel at their respective colleges.
Kyle Atwood, a Class of 2012 graduate from LR and a junior scholarship athlete at UVM, fired in 13 points in the Catsâ€™ home opener this past weekend.
Down in Randolph, 5â€™9 power forward Paige Wells continues to be on pace to zero in on 1000 career points.
The 21 year old senior is in her third year of basketball at VTC.
Wells scored 19 during a loss against Central Maine Sunday in Portland, ME.
For the full story, see the Express on 11-19-14.
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.