May 3rd, 2012
The nets have been strung, lines have been painted and the grass has been mowed in anticipation of the 2012 Derby Wildcat season.
At the helm of one of the girls U-14 teams are Eric and Jenn Daigle and Chris Goulet. They are taking on the job of shaping, mentoring, and improving the skills of 16 young women and tasked with bringing them together to work as a team.
"Montpelier has a superb team. It is the strongest in our league and the girls are very experienced and powerful players."
That is what coach Marie George had to say after North Country's 6-1 loss to the Solons on Wednesday.
In singles action, Rhiannon Rosamilia (#1)Â lost to Carly Watson 6-0, 6-0. Kelsey O'Donnell(#2)Â lost to Annie Jones 6-1, 6-1. India Bluett played (#3) and had the most competitive game losing 6-2, 6-4 against Andria Parento. Their game lasted almost 2 hours. Carlie Diette (#4) lost to Stassy Furber 6-2, 6-0. Annie Arcoleo (#5) lost 6-2, 6-0 to Mary Cain.Â
FAIRFAXâ€“The Lake Region boys picked up a win while the Lady Rangers fell in Wednesday's make up game against BFA Fairfax.
Behind four innings of work by Kyle Perry and three innings by Logan Harper, the Rangers won a close one 3-2.
"We played some great defense behind our pitching today," said coach Eric Degre.
Cory Whitten had a double in the win.
The softball team did not have as much fun, losing 8-1 against one of the top teams in the Mountain Division.
Four of the eight runs were unearned.
Both teams will head to Stowe on Saturday for a doubleheader against the Raiders.
NEWPORT â€“ The Shops at the Eastside in Newport are expanding and now offer bridal gowns, formal dresses, tuxedos, new shoe lines and all the accessories. The shops are in the same building as the Eastside Restaurant, a family run business.
Jarrett Gray, who runs the shops, says the new products offer customers options for shopping in the area. Gray is focusing on quality customer service. When needed, he goes out in the field to help people prepare for events and is flexible in offering to accommodate those with busy schedules.
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QC. - The 108th Season at the historic Haskell Opera House opens the Weekend of May 13th.
The only International Opera House in the world that celebrates the arts in a variety of offerings, all listed on its website with ticket locations and prices (www.haskellopera.com and our new partner, www.catamountarts.org).
The big news for the season is that the Haskell will start showing movies as part of the Tech Upgrade integration. The Vermont International Film Fest will showcase their 2012 Season Kickoff at the Opera House.
CHARLESTON, VTâ€” Lyndon State College (LSC) business students are stepping out of their classroom into the great outdoors to consult with NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston.
Professor Mark Hiltonâ€™s students have developed a marketing strategy to help guide NorthWoods toward its 25th anniversary in 2014.
This real world experience for the Lyndon State students is a legacy of former College President Dr. Carol A. Moore. Moore was elected to the NorthWoods Board of Directors last year and facilitated a connection between NorthWoods and LSCâ€™s business program.
TROY â€“ Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) and Troy residents are at odds over money, which could leave Troy looking for a new ambulance service.
Scott Rappold, president of Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service, asked for $23,460 two years ago, but voters turned it down. At this year's town meeting, he again asked for the $23,460, and was again denied.
"Our expenses are exceeding our revenues," said Rappold. I asked the towns to kind of help out and pay the difference. Where are we suppose to come up with that kind of money?"
NEWPORTâ€“Peter Alexander is looking for an alternative to the regular selection of spring sports offered at North Country Union High School.
Since the day he saw a spread about ultimate frisbee in a newspaper roughly a year ago, he has been on a mission to bring the sport up to Falcon Country.
"It was a story about the state championship in St. Johnsbury, hosted by Lyndon. So I buzzed down there after sending an email to the two coaches," he said.
Since viewing the action last May, he has been hooked.
MONTPELIERâ€“NCUâ€™s trip to U-32 was highlighted by the boysâ€™ first place finish at the event.
Barry Shelton, Riley Simoneau and Jason Webster all threw over 40â€™ to sweep the shot put.
Simoneau, Shelton, Josh Brien and Webster finished 2 â€“ 5 in the discus.
Colton White, after a two week exchange trip to Germany and a starring role in the IMusical, returned to the team, taking 2nd in the javelin. He hopes to return to the form that qualified him for the New England championships last year.