May 9th, 2013
NEWPORTâ€“North Country hosted their second of three track and field meets on Wednesday.
Rice and Mount Abraham were the other two teams at the three team meet, and Mte. Abe (48 pts) would win the girls meet and tie for first with Rice (68 pts) in the boys meet.
The Falcons finished in second in the girls meet (47 pts), and the boys came in third (39 pts).
The Falcons will get back at it on the 14th when they travel to compete in a Harwood hosted meet.
For the full story, see the Express on Friday, 5-10-13.
NEWPORTâ€“The Falcons and Lady Rangers rekindled their tennis rivalry on Wednesday afternoon, squaring off on the courts of Prouty Beach.
North Country was forced to forfeit both the number 5 singles and the number 2 doubles, spotting Lake Region to the early 2-0 lead.
With much ground to cover, the Falcons got down to business.
India Bluett and Brianna Fontaine battled all the way to the tiebreaker, with Bluett emerging as the victor, 6-2, 4-6, 12-10.
Danielle Therrien bested Judit Simon 6-4, 7-5, and Meira Buck had the third NCU singles win, defeating Shaylyn Beaton 6-0, 6-1.
SOUTH BURLINGTON-The third tournament of the golf season found two girls from North Country Union High School, and two girls for the Newport Country Club Junior program traveling to the Vermont National Country Club on Wednesday.
The high school was represented by Captain Paige Gagnon and Tanika Demers while the Newport Club was represented by eighth grader Katie Goulet and seventh grader Carley Giroux, both girls come from a long line of golfers.
The National CC is known for its great fairways and greens, and difficult roughs.
Fed up with last summer's long lines and three-hour waits to get through customs with your boat? Well, this year could be different. The rules have been changed thanks to an online service. Read about it in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 9, 2013.
Lowell did it again. The town voted down an appropriation to have the Orleans County Sheriff's Department provide law enforcement. For more on this story, see Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for May 9, 2013.
The START team was at North Country Union HIgh School to show kids why drinking is a bad idea, and why drinking and driving is a worse one. For this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 9, 2013.
ORLEANS-The BFA Fairfax Bullets used seven runs in the 5th inning to break open a close game en route to a 15-1 decision over Lake Region in high school softball Tuesday.
In what has become a recurring theme for the Rangers this season, poor defense opened the flood gates for a Fairfax club that has won 27 of their last 28 games. â€śOffensively, weâ€™ve been doing some good things,â€ť said Ranger coach Matt Tinker. â€śBut defensivelyâ€¦ man, we need to figure some things out.â€ť
ORLEANSâ€“For most of Tuesday's contest between Lake Region and BFA Fairfax, the Rangers' Matt Messier and the Bullets' Alex Chapman engaged in quite the pitchers duel, but a four-run 7th inning broke things open for BFA, and they won 7-1 going away.
With the loss, Lake Region now stands at 4-3, while BFA remains undefeated at 8-0.
Matt Messier took the loss, striking out 10, and walking five.
Alex Chapman won, fanning 11 and walking one.
Next up for the Rangers, they will travel today to face Hazen at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday, 5-9-13.
Jay Peak had a record breaking year on the mountain, and credits some of that to the golf course and water park that turned the ski area into a year-round resort. For more on this story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 8, 2013.
Willoughby Gap is known for its rock slides, but yesterday's was a bit bigger than usual. State crews were busy trying to move the extra large boulders from the highway. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 8, 2013.