Archive - Sports Article
October 23rd, 2011
NEWPORTâ€“ The North Country Falcons opened the playbook up to a few more new chapters as the hometown boys knocked off Burr and Burtonâ€™s Bulldogs 36-24 on senior night at Veterans Field.
The Falcons got a pair of scoring runs from their outstanding tailback Nick LeClair. The speedy number twenty-four went in from seven yards out as he veered right at the four, shrugging off the last linebacker in the first quarter. In the second quarter, with NC facing a fourth and four from the six, LeClair popped outside and ran over a safety at the goal line on his way to his second scoring play.
ST. JOHNSBURYâ€“On Saturday, NCUHSâ€™s cross-country team raced at the NVAC Mountain Division XC Championships on a hilly and muddy St Johnsbury course.
The North Country girls finished 3rd out of 13 teams with the top North Country runner senior captain Steph Watson leading the charge in 4th (21:47). Haley Jo Tetreault also broke into the top ten with a strong race placing her 9th (22:05). North Countryâ€™s next three scorers were Caitlin Smith (senior), Jordan Howell (freshmen) and Erika Fortin (senior) all finishing in the top 30 to help the Falconâ€™s to the third place finish.
LYNDONâ€“ A late official and ensuing darkness combined to cheat the North Country Field hockey team out of a chance at win number two on Friday.
â€śWe could have had the game,â€ť said Coach Bouchard, â€śWe dominated the second half.â€ť
With only one official at the field for the start of the game the J/V teams got the chance at an early start time, delaying the start of the varsity match.
When the game finally got under way, Molly Manning put North Country ahead just 3 minutes into the contest.
STOWEâ€“The North Country girls soccer team capped off a very successful regular season with a 2-0 win over Stowe.
The win put this yearâ€™s Falcons in elite company in the history of the program, becoming the first team since 1982 to reach double digits in the win column.
â€śWe are very happy with our girls,â€ť said Coach Alexander, â€śIt was a team effort.â€ť
The Falcons got on the board ten minutes into the contest when Cara Worth fed Jaime Kramer who beat Stoweâ€™s Caroline Armbruster to go up 1-0.
ORLEANS -- The Lake Region Rangers pulled out a gutsy 3-2 overtime victory on Senior day against the Winooski Spartans Thursday.
NEWPORTâ€“A long trying season has probably come to an end for the North Country boys soccer team. With their 1-0 loss to Colchester yesterday, the team is mathematically eliminated from the play-offs, although a small ray of hope exists if one Vermont schoolâ€™s budget does not pass, then said school will be forced to put all of their extra curricular activities on the shelf.
As for Thursday's action, it was an emotional, physical game at Falcon field that saw North Country have several chances to score, but fall short in their attempts.
Wednesday afternoonâ€™s relays at Lake Region went well for North Country Union HS. First of all, and to the delight of those in competition, the rain held off during the entire race and running conditions were ideal (overcast with temps in the 50s and no wind). The relay style race was set up to have the first of two runners complete a 1.6 mile loop before passing off for the 2nd runner who ran the same loop. Times were combined for the two runners and medals were awarded to the top three teams in the categories of all boy, all girl, & coed relay teams.
FAIRFAX â€“ The Lady Rangers of Lake Region faced off against a tough BFA-Fairfax Bullets team Wednesday afternoon, and came away empty handed with a 1-0 loss. An early first half score by the Bullets doomed with Rangers, who never were able to mount much of a charge. Jordyn Cowles started in goal for Lake Region and made 12 saves. Coach Brad Urie said that his team, â€śnever responded after trailing early.â€ť
COVENTRY â€“ The UCA Lady Crusaders faced off against the Richford Rockets Wednesday afternoon in a game that was moved to the Coventry Graded School due to unplayable field conditions at Gardner Park. UCA battled hard, but lost by a score of 2-0. Richford got early first half goals by Joslynn Bessette and Krista Murphy. Goalie Sydney Whipple made 17 saves in a losing effort.
CANAANâ€“ The UCA Crusaders fell to Canaan by the score of 2-0 on Tuesday.
â€śWe had a great game in comparison to the last couple of games where we were ridden with injuries. We played well as a team making opportunity after opportunity on offense in both halves,â€ť said Coach DeLaBruere.
Ji Kim Dale Martell, and Isaac LaFoe had numerous shots on Canaan's keeper, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Chris DeLaBruere had another quality night defending the net for UCA where he continues to be a formidable presence. UCA plays their last game of the season in Richford Thursday at 4pm.