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January 6th, 2013
NEWPORTâ€“After a high scoring affair that saw St. Johnsbury defeat North Country 101-75 Thursday night, the Falcons were back on the court on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Essex Hornets.
Things did not go much better for the hometown team in this one either as they fell 85-67.
While they did not get the win, the boys did not shy away from their opponent, showing great fortitude in the second half as they tried to rally back into the game.
STOWEâ€“Finally, after years of being on the losing end of things, the North Country girl's hockey team picked up a win against Stowe, defeating the Raiders 2-0.
The score could have been much higher, but Stowe's netminder Danielle Mayo was a rock in the nets, stopping sixteen shots in just the first period alone.
"We had a good first period, but Mayo is a tough goalie to beat," said coach Claude Paul.
Mayo stood tall until the third period, when the Falcons were finally able to get a pair past her.
BURLINGTONâ€“Two minutes into overtime, Ryan Paul cut through the slot and fired a high back-hander in the glove side of the net to complete the Falcons comeback and give North Country a 5-4 win over Colchester to move their record to 5-0 on the season.
"We are very excited with the win, and to be 5-0 on the season," said head coach Andrew Roy.
The boys had to battle all game long against the Lakers, and were down 2-0 after one period of play.
With 7:59 left in the second, Logan Fortier popped in his first goal of the night to cut the lead to 2-1. Ben Pecue had the assist on the score.
December 30th, 2012
NORTHFIELDâ€“The Falcon hockey girls overcame a 1-0 first period deficit to defeat Northfield 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.
A late arrival at the Kreitzberg Arena led to more first periods trouble for North Country, as the Marauders (2-4) went up 1-0, putting the Falcons once again behind the eight ball.
"It was one of those typical first periods that seem to be plaguing us as of late," said coach Claude Paul.
In the second the girls played a little better, but still could not find the back of the net, and headed into the third still down a goal.
JAY-Another game and another night of poor road conditions for the boy's hockey team from North Country.
They must really like that holiday favorite 'Let it Snow,' because each of the last two times out, the weather was frightful, but inside was indeed delightful, as the Falcons once again scored five third period goals, besting 1-3 Rice to stay undefeated at 4-0 in the young season.
"We pressured early, controlled the pace, but did not get any return on our efforts in the first two periods," said coach Andrew Roy.
LYNDONâ€“After three close quarters, the North Country girl's basketball team shook loose for seventeen fourth quarter points en-route to a 42-25 win over the Lyndon Institute Vikings.
The Falcons weren't helped out at all by the officials, as they had four players with four fouls by gameâ€™s end.
"It is tough to adjust to officials when they change the way they are calling the game mid-way through," mused coach Christiane Brown.
Early on, the refs were letting the girls play a fairly physical style of B-ball, but by the end, as Brown puts it, "they were calling some real ticky-tack stuff."
NEWPORTâ€“BFA St. Albans completed the season sweep over the North Country boy's basketball team on Saturday, defeating the Falcons 88-63 to move to 2-3 in 2012.
"We struggled in every facet of the game," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio. "It was a very tough outing to say the least."
At one point the game was tied 11-11, but the Bobwhites went on a mad tear, and at the break, they were up 49-2.
In the second half they salted it away to put the Falcons' record at 1-4.
HYDE PARKâ€“Drew Gallup's nineteen points paced the Lake Region Rangers, as they moved to 5-0 after defeating Enosburg (3-1) to win the Lamoille Holiday Tournament on Saturday.
Shaquille Urie chipped in eight points in the victory, and now the team will ready itself for Matthieu St. Amour's antics on Thursday as they will host Missisquoi at 7:00.
MT. HORâ€“ It was a tough day at the races for the North Country Nordic ski teams this weekend, as both the boys and girls finished last their respective divisions.
JAYâ€“While the weather outside was frightful, the Falcons were so delightful, firing home eleven goals en route to a 11-0 holiday thrashing of the woeful Burlington Seahorses.
"We had a lot of fun out there tonight," said coach Andrew Roy. "Our upperclassmen played well as did our younger guys, who are finding ways to help out in our offense."
The fun got started right off the bat, errr, uh $200.00 composite stick.
Kody Halikas scored the first of his three first-period goals 1:14 into the game, sniping home a low shot past Stephanie Landry from the slot.
JAYâ€“The North Country girls hockey team continued their pattern of disorganized play in the first period, which eventually led to their downfall, as they lost 3-1 to the Harwood Highlanders on Saturday night.
"Maybe the holiday's started early," quipped head coach Claude Paul. "I don't know what it was, but we couldn't seem to do anything right."
The night started off with starting goalie Mikaella Doran sitting on the bench due to illness, so that opened the door for junior Brianna Bocelli to make her first start of the season.
The Highlanders would not be kind to her.