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September 4th, 2013
BFA 1, North Country 0
ST. ALBANS-Phoebe Martell-Crawford scored 19:03 into the first half to help give BFA St. Albans the 1-0 win over the North Country Falcons.
"They are a very skilled team and they totally dominated us early on," said NCU coach Peter Alexander.
The Falcons, who are still adapting to their new home in the Metro, where able to gather their bearings and regroup in the second half.
"We had four golden chances to tie the game in the second half, but we just could not finish. They deserved the win." Alexander said. "We are still getting used to the tempo of this level."
LYNDON-Lyndon Institute's Emily Doty has reportedly been sidelined with an ACL injury.
According to people close to the situation, Doty will not be able to participate in the winter sports season, and that could impact the Falcons' move to Division I.
Not much more is available as of this time, but we will update as soon as possible.
NEWPORTâ€“The 2013 North Country Cross Country team is looking get out of the gates a little earlier than they have in past seasons.
Traditionally the Falcons have not been very aggressive in the early going, using a more gradual, progressional style of seasonal maturation.
This season, head Coach Chris Shaffer will have his team at the Essex Invitational this weekend, and he believes that being at the event will help his team in the long run.
MILTONâ€“Chris McClellan scored all five of Milton's touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets defeated the North Country Falcons in the opening game of the 2013 football season.
Despite the loss, North Country coach Tim Simoneau remained positive after the game.
"We came prepared to play, they came prepared to play, they just came out on top today," said Simoneau. "It was a dog fight out there, and eventually things will go our way."
For the full story see the Express on Tuesday 9-3-13.
NEWPORTâ€“When embarking a new adventure, it is always handy to have strong leadership at the top of your expedition crew.
For the 2013 North Country girls soccer team, the new adventure is a jump into a full time Metro Division schedule, and the leadership comes in the form of the eleven seniors who are returning for their final season of wearing the maroon and white.
"We are excited about having all of these seniors on our team," said coach Peter Alexander on Wednesday.
NEWPORTâ€“Out of all of the fall sports team at North Country, last year's field hockey team had the most impressive finish, making it all of the way to the semi-finals in the Division III play-offs.
The experience and wisdom gained during that run is what head coach Chantelle Bouchard is hoping motivates and drives her team in 2013.
"I think (last year) really opened their eyes, as they were good enough to make it as far as they wanted to," said Bouchard. "They had never gone that far, which I think kind of held them back, but now they know they can achieve this."
WEST DOVER-On Saturday, August 10, 2013 a team of ten people representing Fortitude Fitness Systems in Derby and Lyndonville completed Tough Mudder New England at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont.
I know this because I was a member of the team.
I went into this event terrified I would not be able to finish and would let my team down. I finished the event knowing I had the strength and determination to accomplish anything.
The website, www.toughmudder.com, touts Tough Mudder as â€śa hardcore 10+ mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forcesâ€ť.
NEWPORTâ€“Last season was a tough road to travel for the North Country soccer team, as they went 3-9-1 for the year.
This season they are looking to change that, but it will not be easy.
Overall, the number of kids playing soccer is down, and at one point it looked like there may not have even been a JV team, but thankfully the numbers were high enough to have both squads.
Head coach James McKenny will field a smaller team than last season, but he is ready to once again tackle the challenges of the ever competitive Metro Division.
For the full story, see the Express on Tuesday 8-27-13.
NEWPORTâ€“2013 is new year and a fresh slate for the North Country football Falcons.
Any thoughts of the 2012 football season, a season where the team went winless, have been banished to the garbage bin.
Instead of thinking about last year's campaign, the team, along with their coaching staff, is leaving the past in the past and are moving forward with a real feeling of positivity and good will.
For the full story, see the Express on 8-23-13.
CRAFTSBURY-When Krister Barclay was four years-old his mother Kim introduced him to the sport of Tae Kwon Do by having him sign up for classes at Dunlavey's Black Belt Academy.
Nine years later, he has traveled around the country and across the globe in pursuit of Tae Kwon Do excellence.
Last week I went out to meet Krister and Kim and discuss his career, his travels and everything in between.
Kim, who is from Korea, spoke about how she got her son involved in the sport.