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May 23rd, 2013
NEWPORTâ€“Fans of the North Country girls hockey team who expected to see the team make another run at the Division II state title will have to adjust their plans, as the Falcons will not be in the running in DII.
They will be in Division I.
North Country coach Claude Paul confirmed the decision on Wednesday when we spoke at the track meet.
To say Paul was less than thrilled is an understatement, although he didn't have time for a quote.
Harwood and Rutland will also be making the jump to DI, while Hartford and Burr & Burton are heading down to DII.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country and Lake Region, along with Spaulding and Enosburg, got together on Wednesday afternoon for the third and final track and field meet at North Country Union High School.
The meet served as a showcase for some of the finer local talent that is currently competing on the track and in the field.
To read about these athletes and for results, see the Express on Friday 5-24-13.
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.