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CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Lady Chargers were able to pick up the 53-49 win in a double OT thriller Monday night, as they took on the Concord Wildcats in their home opener.
In the boy's game the Concord Wildcats suffered a hefty defeat at the hands of the Craftsbury Chargers in a the lopsided game, as Craftsbury pulled out all of the stops to earn their first win of the season 78-34.
For the full stories, see the Express on 12-10-14.
NEWPORT CITY-The North Country Falcon boys basketball team shook off an early 12-2 deficit and outplayed the visiting Lyndon Institute Vikings after that, taking a season opening 59-49 victory.
For the full story, see the Express on 12-10-14.
CRAFTSBURY-Where the Craftsbury girls look to form their team around a new group of talent, the Charger boys enter this season bringing back the majority of their core from last season, entering the year with seven seniors rostered.
Last year the Chargers finished the season regular season 14-6, picking up one win in the playoffs before falling in the quarterfinals to Chelsea in the final seconds by one possession.
Despite the disappointing end to a strong campaign last season, Craftsbury will bring back nearly itâ€™s entire squad for another go around this year.
ORLEANS-The Lake Region Lady Rangers opened up their season with a 49-35 win over the Oxbow Olympians on Friday night.
It was a tight game for the first three quarters before Lake Region was able to pull away in the fourth.
For the full story, see the Express on 12-8-14.
ORLEANSâ€“Out of all of the varsity basketball teams in the area, the Lake Region girls team lost the least amount of players to graduation last season, as just one senior departed from the team.
"The eight returning girls is a big asset for us," said LR coach Joe Houston. "I think it is a much different situation than last year when we had unproven or un-tested varsity girls. They figured a lot of things out over the season and hit their stride at the end, so having that to build from is a nice thing starting the year."
ORLEANSâ€“The 2014-2015 Lake Region boys basketball team will have a much different look than it did just a year ago.
Five seniors, at which any time there could be four of them in the starting five, have departed the team due to graduation.
"We are going to be inexperienced to start out with, but I think we are going to do big things," said head coach James Ingalls. "We have a rough patch to start out with, but I think that will make us stronger and by the end of the year we will be a pretty good team."
For the full story, see the Express on 12-5-14,
NEWPORTâ€“With just two seniors departing the North Country girl's basketball team last year, this year's squad will feature a host of veteran players when they take to the hard court later this month.
NEWPORTâ€“If there is one thing that you can say about the 2014-2015 North Country boy's basketball team is that they are definitely a tall group of players.
They are also a healthy blend of upper and lower classmen, and judging from what I saw at the end of practice on Tuesday, they are a hard working group that is willing to help out a teammate when learning something new or trying to work out some kinks in the offensive scheme.
For the full story, see the Express on 12-3-14.
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Lady Chargers are coming off a magical year in basketball that saw the team end the regular season with 16 wins, enough to win the Central Vermont League title, tacking on two more wins in the playoffs to earn a bid to the Division IV semi-finals.
With previous head coach Rick Thomas stepping down after several successful seasons with the team, the Craftsbury girls will look to the leadership of new coach Logan Jones this season.
For the full preview, see the Express on 12-3-14.
Head coach Claude Paul is entering his fourth and final season with the North Country girl's hockey program.
It will once again be a season of change for the coach, as the team has gone back to Division II this season after a year in the Metro Division, which could increase the team's chances for success this season.