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NEWPORTâ€“For the 2013-2014 North Country girl's basketball team, the future is wide open.
Only four players are returning to coach Christiane Brown's squad this year, and that means every position is up for grabs.
"Who are we... that is a great question," Brown said as our interview got underway. "We are so young and it might be a little too early for me to tell you who we are as we need to grow and develop as team before I can tell you that, but I can tell you that we are a group that is dedicated, very focused, eager to learn and so far, look to be great teammates."
STANSTEAD,QE-Ryan Paul scored three goals, and three other Falcons had a goal each as North Country defeated Alexander Galt in the final game of the Can-Am Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Paul had a goal in all three of the periods, while Ross DeLaBruere, Ryan O'Donell and Dawson Cote had the other three Falcon goals.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 12-9-13
STANSTEAD,QE-The North Country boys opened up their 2013-2014 hockey season with a 6-0 win over Greeley High from Cumberland, ME in the second game of the Can-Am Hockey Classic.
After a slow start, the Falcons picked up their game late in the first, as Ross DeLaBruere opened up the scoring with 5:18 left to go.
In the second, North Country kept improving, and they pumped home another three goals to make it 4-0.
Ryan Paul, Ross and Travis Tetreault had the three goals.
JAY-The North Country girls hockey team opened up the 2013-2014 season with a 3-1 win over Stowe on Wednesday night.
After a scoreless first period, the Falcons got two goals in the final four minutes of the second, and one in the first minute of the third.
Jenna Moss and Savannah Alberghini-Giroux tallied in the second, while Whitney Bernier scored in the third.
The Falcons peppered Stowe goalie Danielle Mayo with 52 shots, as apposed to allowing just five shots to reach their goalie Mikaella Doran,
For the full story, see the Express on 12-6-13.
JAY-One year removed from coming within a goal of winning the Division II State Championship, the North Country girls hockey team finds themselves in a whole new world.
With two years of success after several trying seasons, it was deemed appropriate to move the program to Division I, a division that has seen just two teams become state champions (BFA St. Albans, Essex) since the league's inception.
JAY-The 2013-2014 North Country boys hockey team will be a family affair as the team is loaded with four pairs of siblings.
Said captain and older brother Ryan Paul on the familial feel of the team, "It is a really good thing. The team going to be much closer with so many siblings on the team, that is just the way it is."
The Falcons are coming off of a very strong 2012-13 season where they finished 15-6-2, and made it into the semi-finals for the second straight year.
Under new coach Ryan Jacobs, North Country is looking to make it as far, or further in 2014.
NEWPORTâ€“When UCA announced that they would not be fielding a basketball program for the 2013-2014 season, it left multiple players without a venue to display their love of the game.
One athlete in particular was hit especially hard by the news; UCA senior Paul Saaman.
The high-flier, whose ariel assaults at the opposition's baskets have been known to leave jaws on the floor, had just endured a rough a soccer season where the team struggled to find a win, and now he was being grounded before he could take off for his final season on the hardwood.
NEWPORTâ€“With numbers dwindling, interest waning and schedules conflicting, the United Christian Academy Crusaders will not be fielding a boy's or girl's basketball team this season.
Tony DeLaBruere, who by the end of last season was coaching both teams, expressed his feelings about his former teams not returning in 2013.
"It is too bad that they won't be able to put teams out there," DeLaBruere said on Tuesday. "We had a lot of success last year and I really feel for the kids that wanted to play, especially the seniors."
For the Full Story, See the Express on Wednesday 11-27-13.
NEWPORTâ€“What started out as a holiday tradition six years ago has now blossomed into two months of fundraising workouts to benefit oncology patients at the North Country Hospital.
Local fitness instructor Sharon Stewart has been hosting morning workouts at the Wellness Center on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day to raise funds for patients that are fighting with cancer, and this year, with help from the hospital and the Wellness Center, she has expanded the workouts to every Sunday in November and December.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 11-18-13.
NEWPORTâ€“With Ed Duncan taking over the North Country boys basketball varsity coaching position, an opening was created at the JV level.
Late last week the school filled that position when they hired George Azur II as the new junior varsity boys basketball coach.
"I am really excited to get this opportunity and I can't wait to start the season," Azur said about his hiring.
For the Full Story, See the Express on Friday, 11-15-13.