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May 20th, 2012
MONTPELIERâ€“North Country's boys tennis team refuses to lose.
The self-appointed "Junk Yard Dogs" were on the prowl against the Montpelier Solons this past Friday, and once again they took a bite out of their opponents, winning the match 5-2.
In the number one slot Dave Durivage tried and tried and tried again to find a weakness to exploit, but Jackson Watson did not offer one, and Watson took the match 6-0, 6-1.
Travers Parsons-Grayson had what coach Gary Atchinson called "too much game" for Matt Cerce and won easily 6-0, 6-2.
DERBYâ€“Lake Region's tennis team earned their second win of the season on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon as they defeated U-32 5-2.
The team relied on the play of the singles players to get the win. They did not dissapoint, going 5-0 on the afternoon.
The only losses came from the doubles matches, one by forfeit, the other by defeat during play.
Here are the results from a strong day of tennis by the Lady Rangers.
1. Kelly LeBlanc vs. Erin Connor 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8)
2. Desirae Colorado vs. Claire Puleio 6-4, 6-1
3. Miranda Beaudry vs. Phina Sances 7-5, 6-1
WINOOSKIâ€“The Lake Region Lady Rangers used a balanced attack to dispose of Winooski Thursday in schoolgirl softball action, 15-3.
Nine different Rangers got hits, while LR scored in six of seven innings to back the 6-hit pitching of Michelle Thibeault.
The Rangers got things rolling right out of the gates, dropping three runs on the Spartans in the top of the first inning behind Callie Cashinâ€™s two-run double down the right field line. The Spartans came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to make it a 3-2 ballgame, but after that it was all LR.
WILLIAMSTOWNâ€“The Rangers fell to Williamstown 13-7 this past weekend. Lake Region only gave up four hits in the contest, but eight walks, three hit batsmen, six wild pitches and four errors were the teamsâ€™ undoing.
On the other side the boys in blue had a great offensive performance, getting thirteen hits, but they could not string enough together to get more than seven runs.
Standouts on offense for the Rangers were Darik Messier who tripled, had 2 doubles and a single, Matt Messier had a double and a single and Alex Menard had 3 singles.
Matt Messier took the loss in the contest.
Lake Regionâ€™s Matt Morin was the top performer, shooting a tourney low 72 to Medal. Other LR scores were Devin Morley 113, Carl Oberg 111, and Derik Rodgers 120. For North Country Nick Kincaid shot a team low 80, good for fifth place overall, and Evan Clark came in at 113.
DERBYâ€“Lake Region's tennis team picked up their first win of the season as they defeated Spaulding 6-1.
"The girls stayed focused and never let their nerves interfere with the chance to win their first match of the season," said coach Laura Laramee.
Every singles player picked up a win on Wednesday despite the threat of rain under ever darkening skies.
Kelly Leblanc won 8-7, Desirae Colorado 8-2, Miranda Beaudry 8-3, Cassie Desmarais 8-0 and Brianna Fontaine 8-0.
The lone loss came from the number one doubles pair, Shaylyn Beatton and Araceli Derbyshire, as they fell 8-5.
Lake Regionâ€™s boysâ€™ golf team is playing quite well these days. Matt Morin picked up where he left off last year and was the Medalist in his last two meets. The first at the Country Club of Vermont where he shot a 39 and again Monday at the Orleans Country Club where he put up his lowest round of the season, a 33.
The team also got some reinforcements as they welcomed back Devin Morley during Mondayâ€™s meet after he missed some time with a hand injury. In his first meet back he shot a respectable 46 for the Rangers.
Carl Oberg also shot his low round of the season on Monday with a 41.
NEWPORTâ€“When a team is mired in a one win season they need someone or something to rally around.
For the North Country baseball team, that someone is pitcher Joel Lemarche.
Nicknamed "Sheldon" for his resemblance to the character played by Emmy award winning actor Jim Parsons on CBS' The Big Bang Theory, Lemarche came out and threw a masterful eight inning game for a shorthanded Falcon team on Monday against Champlain Valley.
Even though North Country lost the game 6-4 Lemarche's performance was topic of conversation after the game.
"It was a heck of a job," mused Tyler Sanville.
NEWPORT- The Falcons girls' tennis team played a doubleheader against U-32 on Monday, as part of a make-up from an early season cancellation.
Playing under "Pro-style" rules to speed up the game, the Falcons won the first match 5-2 and then finished off the Raiders 4-3 in the second.
"These matches were really important to us," said coach Marie George. "The victories gave us wins number three and four on the season, and we really needed them."
In singles play, Erin Connor defeated Rhiannon Rosamillia 8-4 for the Raidersâ€™ only singles win as the rest of the Falcons all won their matches.
NEWPORTâ€“This one was not even close.
The Falcons scored sixteen runs on fourteen hits, six walks, two hit-by-ptches and eight wild pitches, defeating CVU 16-0.
"This was a big win. I feel it got our confidence up. Getting hits and laying down the bunts when I asked them to was key," said coach Leslie Dunn. "Defensively we didn't make any mistakes and we looked really good."
North Country got off to an interesting start, as Maddie Mosher scored the game's first run without the benefit of a hit.