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May 18th, 2011
NEWPORTâ€“ Milton came in to town on Tuesday and dealt the North Country softball team their eighth straight loss by the score of 7-3.
"Defensively we struggled, we made too many errors which led to runs," said Coach Leslie Dunn, "Offensively it was better, we were hitting the ball, but we were hitting it right at somebody."
Emily Pecue and Katie Ste. Marie each had a hit for the Falcons.
NEWPORTâ€“ Jason Hatin is on fire. The sophomore outfielder is ten for his last eleven at bats, and has driven in ten RBI's, five of them coming in Tuesdays 16-6 win over Milton.
Coach Brian Bonvechio is more than pleased with the production he is getting from Hatin, but knows that the guys hitting in front of him are big part of his success.
"Miller and Blake are getting on sixty percent of the time, and he is coming through with big hits."
Speaking of Taylor Miller, he had three hits in the contest and also contributed three RBI's.
NEWPORTâ€“Eight schools participated at the 24th NC Girls Golf Invitational at the Newport Country Club on Monday, May 16th.
North Country placed 5th, behind the scoring of captain Bailey Walker, who shot a 101, and Eilish Muir with a 118.
Both juniors dealt with some challenging weather in the 18 hole tournament.
Bailey carded a 45 on the back nine, one of her best scores for the 9 track.
Eilish continues to whittle away on her score, improving every tournament. St Johnsbury took 1st place, followed by Harwood and Essex.
On Friday May 13 the Lake Region Boys competed at the Bobwhite Relays. The boys took 16 athletes to this event and competed in 6 field relays and 7 track relays. There were 12 different schools at this meet from all three divisions. The Rangers set many personal records at this meet and beat a few of the schools relay records from past Bobwhite Meets.
The Lake Region baseball team went 1-1 in weekend action.
Friday saw Lake Region unload on Stowe for a 14-4 victory, but Saturday was a much tougher day as they fell to Winooski 6-3.
Tyler Jacobs picked up the win in game one while Kyle Perry was saddled with loss in game two.
ORLEANS-There are many ways to win a softball game, and when one way doesnâ€™t work, manager Matt Tinkerâ€™s team has found other ways to get it done.
The Ranger girls broke open a close 2-2 game in the fifth with four runs only to see Stowe get four of their own in the top of the seventh, sending the game into extra frames.
It ended in the bottom of the ninth as Stephanie Merchant laid down a perfect suicide squeeze, plating Whitney Poginy with the game winner, giving the Lady Rangers their best nine game start in school history at 7-2.
NEWPORTâ€“ The North Country girls tennis team defeated Lake Region by the score of 7-0 on Friday afternoon at Prouty Beach.
The Falcons lost only two sets during the match, as they out played the Rangers all afternoon.
Lake Region was forced to place their number one player Desirae Colorado in the number three spot, as she was dealing with some injury issues and not functioning at one hundred percent. She would eventually lose to Kelsey Oâ€™Donnell, NCUâ€™s number three. Taking her spot at number one was Kelly Leblanc who fell to Falcons ace Martha Petzoldt.
North Country took third place in their first home match of the year on Friday with a team score of 336.
Here are the NCU Individual Results: Dylan Gobeil 82, James Grondin 82,Nick Kincaid 85, Logan Fortier 87, Brendan Betts 99.
NEWPORTâ€“ Cris Buckles came in to pitch in the top of the 2nd with the bases loaded and one out and never looked back. The senior reliever ended up going the rest of the way, striking out eight while only surrendering one run as North Country came back from an early 5-0 deficit to beat St. J on Saturday.
Jason Hatin was 4-4 with 2 doubles, and Tom Blake was 3-4 for the Falcons.
The North Country Girls softball team raised close to $1,600.00 on Saturday to help fight cancer. They held a variety of events at the team's field after their loss to St. Johnsbury. The event included such activities a fun run for kids and homerun derby.