June 2nd, 2013
NEWPORTâIn her final game at home, senior North Country Anna Bingham hit her fifth home run of the season in her third at bat to match the number on the back of her jersey in a losing cause against Essex.
"It was awesome, even though we lost," said Bingham on her final appearance as a Falcon in Newport. "I got my fifth home run and it made my day."
For the full story, see the Express on 6-3-13.
BURLINGTONâWith temperatures hovering near 90 degrees, the Division I Vermont State track and field took place at Burlington High Schoolâs athletic complex.
It would be a big day for the Essex Hornets, as they swept both the girls (156.5 pts.) and boys (115.2 pts.) divisions to win both titles.
North Country sent over about a dozen athletes to the meet, and would bring one first place finish, one second, two thirds and a fourth place, placing sixth on the girls side (31 pts.) and 13th on the boys (4 pts.)
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 6-3-13.
FAIR HAVENâLake Region's track and field team was in fine form on Saturday, as they took third place overall in both the boys (63.4 pts.) and the girls (93 pts.) Division III meets.
For the girls, Emily Close had two first place finishes, taking home top honors in the 300m hurdles (48.83) and the high jump (4'8").
Tyrah Urie had a nice afternoon on Saturday.
She was second in the 100m (12.93), the 200m (26.31, .31 seconds from a D III state record) and the long jump (14'6").
Lake Region 10, Williamstown 9
ORLEANSâThe Rangers closed out their season with a run-filled win over Williamstown on Saturday.
Matt Messier drove in 3 runs, while Dustin Bathalon and Alex Beauregard each had a pair of RBI's, and Logan Harper brought in one.
On Friday, the boys defeated Winooski 7-3.
Lake Region is riding a 5 game winning streak, and are playing the right type of baseball at the right time of year.
They are ranked 6th in Division II, and will likely host Harwood in round number one of the post-season.
NCU 9, ST. Johnsbury 8
JAY-On Friday, May 31st, North Countryâs girls golf team competed in its final tournament of the season at the Jay Peak Golf Course.
The abbreviated field had Captain Paige Gagnon shooting a 64 in the nine hole event, with teammate Tanika Demers posting a 77.
âI found the course very difficult, but I certainly enjoyed the setting,â she reported.
Paigeâs feelings were echoed by a number of the other players saying, âI love the course.â
Caplesââ Richard (Rick) C., 65, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 24, 2013 surrounded by his family at the VA Hospital in White River Junction, VT.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
Bears have been getting a bit bold lately, coming into Newport, Troy and Jay and getting into garbage and bird feeders. Read about this in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 31, 2013.
It's the third time around, and attempts by the Irasburg Fire Department to get a badly needed new truck have been doused by voters - again! Read this story in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 31, 2013, and have a nice weekend!
McGavicââ Mary B., 86, of St. Johnsbury, VT died on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Pines Nursing Home in Lyndonville, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.
Fred Shafe is looking at life in prison if he's found guilty on his latest charges and sentenced as an habitual offender. Shafe is accused of stealing a bag of pot from the old sheriff's department building. Find out more in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 30, 2013.