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May 2nd, 2013
NEWPORTâ€“While the weather conditions were fantastic, the end result was not as bright as the shinning sun, as the North Country Falcons ran into a very good Montpelier tennis team on Wednesday, losing the match 6-1.
The girls will host Lake Region next Wednesday in a rematch from their contest last month.
It should be an interesting bout, since both teams were missing their number one player, amongst others, the last time these two teams met.
Game time is at 3:30.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-3-12.
ORLEANSâ€“Already up six to two after three, the Lady Rangers exploded for seven runs in the fourth, en-route to an 18-3 win over the defending Division III champion Peoples Academy.
"This is the first time we have beaten Peoples in three years, and it is always nice to get a W against someone you haven't beat in a while" said LRU coach Matt Tinker.
Peoples used the three pitchers in the game, with Megan Lamare taking the loss.
Michelle Thibeault went the distance for the Lake Region, fanning 6 and walking just 1.
NEWPORTâ€“For the second straight match, the North Country Falcons got wins from their top three singles players, but unlike their previous contest with Spaulding, they were able to win that elusive fourth match to beat the BFA Bobwhites 4-3 in boys tennis action.
The team will be back in action this Saturday, when they host St. Johnsbury at Prouty Beach at 10:00.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 5-1-13.
NEWPORTâ€“On Friday, North Country hosted the first of three track meets that will take place at the school this season.
Phoenix Alix, who took second place in the girls high jump, spoke about her day at the track, saying, "It was only my second time doing it (high jump), and when I started, I couldn't jump over anything, so I was pretty pleased with how well I did."
Due to a technical snafu, the results were delayed in getting to the offices of the Express.
Also, thanks to the limited personnel available, and the vacation-induced roster shortages, team results were not kept.
Lake Region's baseball team picked up two wins late last week to improve their record to 3-1.
On Thursday, the boys traveled to Danville, where they earned a hard fought, 11 inning 4-3 win over the Indians.
Alex Menard, Dustin Bathalon and Logan Harper each doubled for the Rangers, while Matt Messier improved his hitting streak to 3 games in a row.Â
Messier started the game, going 6 innings and allowing two runs.Â Logan Harper came in for relief for 4 innings to get the win, and Isaac Sweeney earned the save.
On Saturday, Lake Region won a high scoring affair against Winooski 12-10.
WINOOSKI-For the second time in four contests this season, the Lake Region Rangers softball team took out their whoopinâ€™ sticks, as they trounced Winooski Saturday morning, 37-1 in girls high school action.
Earlier in the week, the Rangers traveled to Danville, where they dropped a tough-to-swallow 8-4 contest.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 4-29-13
NCU 9, Rice 4
So. BURLINGTONâ€“Anna Bingham drove in 3 runs as the Falcons earned their 1st win of the season against Rice.
Taylor Blake got the win for 1-3 No. Country, striking out 9 batters in 7 innings of work.
The girls will look to make it 2 in a row when they travel to take on BFA St. Albans on Tuesday at 4:30.
Rice 15, NCU 0
So. BURLINGTONâ€“Rice's 20 hits were too much for the Falcons on Thursday, as they lost to move to 0-4 in 2013.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for NCU, while Will Conroy picked up the win for the Green Knights.
The Enosburg Yellow Jackets pocketed a 5-4 victory over Lake Region in girls high school softball Monday evening, in a game far different than either had played yet this season.
Enosburg moves to 2-1, while LR drops to 1-1 and travels to Danville Thursday.
For the full story, see the Express on 4-24-13.
ORLEANSâ€“Lake Region's baseball club had a rough go of it on Monday afternoon, as they fell 13-4 to Enosburg in a make-up game from Saturday's rain out.
Alex Beauregard got the start for the Rangers, his first at the varsity level after a brief hiatus from the game.
Beauregard took the loss, going 3 1/3, with 5 K's and 6 walks.
Now 1-1, Lake Region will travel to Danville for their first road game of the year on Thursday.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 4-24-13.
NEWPORTâ€“After a Friday night full of rain, the heavy winds that swirled across the Kingdom dried out the field at North Country Union High School, allowing the Falcon baseball team to play host to the Burlington Seahorses on Saturday morning.
The Falcons' bats came alive over the weekend, as they plated nine runs, but Burlington was two runs better, topping the maroon and white 11-9 for the win.
"Today we were a much better team defensively than the other day," said NCU Coach Brian Bonvechio in reference to Thursday's 14-1 loss to Vergennes.