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April 26th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“In just their second match this season, the North Country girls' tennis team improved to 1-1 with a 6-1 triumph over Lake Region Wednesday afternoon.
Coach Marie George, looking to get some of her younger players some guaranteed playing time, had the match kick off with the numbers one, four and five singles and number two doubles taking the courts.
In Lake Region's only win on the day, Kelly LeBlanc bested Rhiannon Rosamillia in number one singles action when after splitting the first two sets 6-4, 4-6, she won 11-9 in the race to ten tie breaker.
NEWPORTâ€“Taylor Blake pitched a two hitter in her first varsity start as the Falcon bats erupted, driving in seventeen runs to fuel North Countryâ€™s 17-2 win over Rice.
"She did a great job out there," said coach Leslie Dunn of Blake. "I think she was a little nervous, but as the game went on her location improved."
The lop-sided affair lasted just six innings ,as the fifteen run rule kicked in and mercifully ended the contest for the Green Knights.
NEWPORTâ€“Wyatt Prue pitched 5 2/3 impressive innings in his first varsity start, but North Country had a hard time getting runs in behind him and the Falcons fell late to the Green Knights of Rice 8-1.
"He had appeared three times in relief, so we decided to give him a start," said Brian Bonvechio of Prue. "I thought he was very strong out there."
Prue also had a productive day at the plate with two doubles and the lone Falcon RBI of the game.
In the first, with the wind blowing out to right, Jon Boyer walked, followed by a double by Nate Stewart to put runners on 2nd and 3rd.
Morristown)- Trailing 10-4 entering the final inning the Lake Region Lady Rangers epitomized the oleâ€™ saying â€śnever say die,â€ť plating 5 runs to make the score 10-9, and had the tying run on second base before finally succumbing to defending state champion Peoples Academy on Tuesday.
â€śI donâ€™t know that Iâ€™ve ever been quite so happy after a loss,â€ť quipped Ranger coach Matt Tinker. â€śThese girls just wouldnâ€™t give up, and I couldnâ€™t be prouder of the effort they gave.â€ť
MORRISVILLEâ€“Kyle Perry gave up six runs in the first, and the Peoples Academy Wolves never looked back, as fifteen runners crossed home plate in Lake Region's 15-0 loss on Tuesday.
Despite a rough first inning, coach Eric Degree was impressed with Perry's ability to regroup and focus.
"Kyle's mental toughness was outstanding. They (PA) have a good hitting team, and they earned their runs in the first, but he was able to bounce back and throw some good innings for us."
JERICHOâ€“Having to forfeit their second doubles match due to low numbers, the North Country boys tennis team started out their afternoon already down one match to nothing to the MMU Cougars.
With the momentum against them, they promptly went out and won three of their first four matches to take a three to two advantage with two matches left to play.
Number one singles player Travers Parsons-Grayson had a close first set, winning 7-5, and then had an easier time of it in the second, winning 6-3 to top Dave Brown in straight sets.
ST. ALBANSâ€“The NC track team was led by Riley Simoneau, Jason Webster, Haley Tetreault and Dylan Columbia in a ten-team meet hosted by MVU on Thursday.
Simoneau won the shot put with a personal best of 43â€™ 1.â€ť He was followed by Bubba Collins in third.
Webster led a four man sweep of the discus with a toss of 123â€™ (approaching his state championship form.) He was followed by Simoneau, Barry Shelton and Josh Brien.
Haley Tetreault finished second in the 1500 to NE champion Ellie Purrier, in a time of 5:09. Tetreault came back and won the 800 by a wide margin.
Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy attended the spring championships held at Johnson State College on April 14th. These students went and had a good day of competition and came home with 15 medals total and a bike! They range from the young age of 5 all they way up to adult age. The students went and competed in 3 events, Forms, Breaking and Sparring and showed very good sportsmanship while doing so. The competitors train in Newport weekly attending class from 1 to 3 times a week. Classes are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights for ages 4 and up.
ORLEANSâ€“The Ranger boys earned their first win of the season when they defeated Danville 5-4 on Thursday afternoon.
"It was a great team effort. Everyone had to give their two cents in the win."
The Rangers got the afternoon off to a good start, with Evan Royer coming home to score on a RBI single by Corey Whitten.
After a scoreless second, Danville got on the board in the third when Pat Morrissey drove in Scott Remick with a double.
Morrissey then came home courtesy of a Brett Elliot single, and the Indians were up 2-1.
ORLEANSâ€“After falling 3-1 to Danville on Thursday, the Lake Region softball team picked up their first victory of the season with a 16-7 win over Winooski.
"Certainly the four games we lost were winnable, and I told the girls that we could easily go on another run like we did last year and win ten of our last eleven. Today we got our running game going, we created some stuff, and that led to some good things.
With a grin on her face Alyssa Royer added, "We are definitely excited. The team is all smiley, smiley."