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JERICHOâ€“After performing well in her final two regular season starts, coach Leslie Dunn opted to go with Taylor Blake out of the shute for the Falcons opening round game against Mount Mansfield.
â€śShe was great against Essex and MVU, so I figured we might as well go with her as she performs much better as a starter than as a reliever,â€ť said Dunn.
Blake gave it her all, but MMU jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first, so the coach brought in the ever-reliable Kayla Descheneau mid-way through the second to finish out the contest.
WATERBURYâ€“Harwood was the best team while Matt Morin of Lake Region was the top individual at the Division II sectionals on Wednesday.
Morin shot a 1 over 73 to earn the win.
The highlight of Morinâ€™s round was a 17th hole Eagle to pull ahead of Harwood's Brooks Curran who finished 2nd with a very nice 76.
Another Lake Region score of note was Carl Obergâ€™s very respectable 88.
It was not quite good enough to send him to States as an individual but still a very good effort on his part.
Team Results were as follows:
Harwood 1st with a total of 326.
Lyndon Institute 2nd with total of 343.
ORLEANSâ€“In their final regular season tune-up, the Lady Rangers dropped a tough one to the Richford Rockets 15-3.
"We spanked every ball we hit, but gave up seven unearned runs in two innings,â€ť said coach Matt Tinker. "We get behind by five or six runs and the girls start to push too hard and instead of getting anything we get nothing."
After a 1-2-3 top of the first, Lake Region jumped out to 1-0 lead as Kayla Royer singled and came around to score the game's first run.
ORLEANSâ€“This just wasn't Lake Region's year.
The baseball Rangers finished off their season losing 6-3 to Richford on senior day last Thursday, ending 2012 in last place in Division II with a 2-13 record.
But the future looks bright for the team.
Lake Region has a core of young players, as well as some coming up the pipe, which could spark a turnaround in the blue and white's future.
"We had a freshman on the mound today, and there are some great young kids that are coming up, said coach Eric Degre. "This year we just didn't get the bounces, but the youth is there.
BARREâ€“In their final two regular season matches of the season, North Country's boys tennis team blanked Spaulding 7-0 in back-to-back matches to close out the season with a 9-1-1 record, 4th overall in Division I.
In the first match the Falcons went with their traditional line-up and won with a combined score of 56-7.
In the second match they juggled their line-up and still won easily with a 56-13 total score.
"Dave was his usual workman-like self, Thomas' serve was clicking and his was strong at the net, and Maoz simply overwhelmed his opponent," said coach Gary Atchinson.
ORLEANSâ€“Matt Morin medaled for the fifth straight time this season, shooting a 34, but it was not enough as the Lyndon Institute and Harwood tied atop the leader board to win the match.
Other Lake Region boys scores were Devin Morley and Carl Oberg, each with a 49, and Derek Rodgers shot a 58.
In the girls side Celeste Lussier took second place shooting a 54.
Next up for the team is sectionals, scheduled for next Wednesday at 10:00 AM.
NEWPORTâ€“It was senior day at Prouty Beach for the North Country girls tennis team. Members of the class of 2012, Kelsey O'Donnell, Carlie Diette and Rhiannon Rosamillia were honored by their coach before the game with framed pictures of themselves as a memento for their four years with the team.
The seniors were not the only ones that will be departing from the team, head coach and co-founder of the program Marie George has decided to hang up her coaching racquet after twenty-five years with the team.
NEWPORTâ€“The home portion of a trying season came to a close for the Falcons on Tuesday.
Mount Mansfield came into North Country's ball yard and defeated the home team 15-3 on senior day.
The Cougars jumped out to leads of 1-0, 4-0, 9-0 and 13-0 before the Falcon offense got going in the fifth.
The Falcons plated three runs in the inning to cut the lead to ten, but Mount Mansfield added two more runs late to finalized the win.
NEWPORTâ€“Things were looking promising for the North Country softball team on Tuesday afternoon.
After paying tribute to their departing seniors, junior Anna Bingham staked her team to a 1-0 lead in the first, going yard off of MMU's pitcher Colleen Davis.
In the second the Cougars decided to crash the party, scoring two runs in the frame to take the lead.
North Country continued the fight in the bottom of the frame with Mariah Roberts singling, scoring and knotting the contest at two.
MMU took back the lead in the third on Autumn Hallock's double that scored Sydney LeBourveau.
The Lake Region Rangers softball team was clearly in the giving mood Tuesday, as ten errors in the field combined with a handful of mental mistakes led to a 10-9 extra-inning loss to Enosburg.
While the defense did everything they could to give the contest away, the offense kept coming back, tying or taking the lead on three different occasions after falling behind.
Ranger starter Michelle Thibeault also did her part, striking out a career high 7 batters, but in the end could not overcome a porous Ranger defense that made a least one error in every inning of play.