May 5th, 2013
The State of Vermont will pay off its $2.2 million debt for reconstruction of the North Country Career Center, which leaves board members reassessing financial priorities. Read about it in Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 6, 2013.
ORLEANS-There was a good old-fashioned donnybrook at Lake Region Thursday afternoon, as Danville and LR squared off in high school softball action.
By the time everyone in attendance finally exhaled, the host Rangers had escaped with an exciting 9-8 victory.
Danville starter Kaylynn Zangla took the loss, striking out four without allowing a walk. Hannah Leroux went the distance for LR, allowing 6 hits, striking out 5 and walking 6.
LR moves to 4-2 with the win, and hosts undefeated and defending D2 champion Fairfax Tuesday. Danville evens their record at 4-4.
MVU 8, NCU 1
NEWPORTâMissisquoi scored six runs in the first two innings and never looked back, defeating North Country on Thursday afternoon.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for the Falcons, Nick Sicard had two hits and Chase LaCourse drove in the lone NCU run.
Sophomore Bryce Carter got his first taste of pitching at the varsity level, working four innings of relief.
On Friday, the Falcons fell again by the same 8-1 score, this time to South Burlington.
According to multiple news outlets across the sate, including the Burlington Free Press and WPTZ, News Channel 5, local police have cited three area athletes in a local soda bottle bomb explosion.
Joshua Tompkins (19), Jason Hatin (18) and Collin Brennon (16) were cited with possession of destructive devices and unlawful mischief, according to Newport Police.
The trio are scheduled to appear in court May 7, 2013.
Details to follow in the Express as they unfold.
NEWPORT-With two outs and Madison Mosher on first base, Missy Morse drilled a ball deep to left-center in the bottom of the 7th to bring home the game winning RBI and give North Country their second win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Missisquoi Valley Union.
For a full recap of how, NCU won what coach Leslie Dunn said was "one of the biggest games" she has ever been a part of, and the follow up photo of the one above of how the team looked after the game, check out the Express on Monday 5-5-13.
Police are searching for two 20-something year old men with military haircuts who spent Wednesday night bottle bombing a home on Concord Avenue in Newport City. For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for May 3, 2013.
Traffic accidents jump dramatically at this time of year and students are cautioned to drive smart and drive safe during prom, graduation, and throughout the summer. Fire, police and ambulance personnel were out in the warm sun yesterday to show North Country High students what a "real" accident looks like.
Check out the story and photos on pages 1 and 8 of Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 3, 2013.
Getting elementary students on the same math track and bringing them in line with state standards is a challenge, but local math teachers are sitting down to lunch to work it out. For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 3, 2013.
ORLEANSâhe Lake Region golf teams got their season rolling on Wednesday, as they hosted Hazen, Richford and Enosburg at the Orleans Country Club.
The boys took home the win with a team score of 209, followed by Hazen 233 and Enosburg at 256.
Richford had only three players, who came in at 199.
Carl Oberg led the pack, medaling with a 46, Noah Racine and Holden Poirier each shot 52, Dusin Bodette had a 57, Derek Rodgers a 67, and Connor Gaboriault hit the clubhouse with a 76.
NEWPORTâWhile the weather conditions were fantastic, the end result was not as bright as the shinning sun, as the North Country Falcons ran into a very good Montpelier tennis team on Wednesday, losing the match 6-1.
The girls will host Lake Region next Wednesday in a rematch from their contest last month.
It should be an interesting bout, since both teams were missing their number one player, amongst others, the last time these two teams met.
Game time is at 3:30.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-3-12.