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March 1st, 2012

Falcon Boys Bow Out of Play-offs, Lose 76-38 to MMU

March 1, 2012

JERICHO–The North Country boys basketball team's season came to an end on Wednesday night with a 76-38 loss to the top seeded Mount Mansfield Cougars.
North Country had a tough time competing with the larger Cougar squad, and while it was close early, MMU was able to power past the Falcons, en-route to the win.
“The score was 10-6 and Caleb had back-to-back drives, but they didn’t go in, and they (MMU) came right back and took what could have been a tie score and made it 15-6,”said Coach Brian Bonvechio.

Falcons Win 4-2, Advance to Quarterfinals vs SBUHS

March 1, 2012

JAY–North Country's boys hockey team came out on Wednesday night and played a hard-nosed, well disciplined game to earn a 4-2 win over Spaulding in the opening round of the Metro Division play-offs.
Said Assistant Captain Nate Stewart on the win, "This is amazing, I can't really explain it anymore than we are ecstatic."
Coach Andrew Roy shuffled his lines, and the combinations produced a well balanced attack for the Falcons.

Rangers Fall 62-55 in First Round to Solons

March 1, 2012

MONTPELIER – The Lake Region Rangers took to the road Wednesday night for the first round of the Division 2 playoffs against the #7 seeded Montpelier Solons. The Rangers were without sophomore Alex Beauregard for the contest who suffered a high ankle sprain during the closing moments of the last game against Richford. After a contest that went down to the wire, the blue and white ultimately fell 62-55.

Craftsbury Moves on With 45-40 Win Over Chelsea Red Devils

March 1, 2012

HARDWICK–It took until the later stages of the game, but Craftsbury was able to put together a 16-3 run to get past the Chelsea Red Devils to advance in the Division four play-offs.
The win earns the team a date with Rochester, who was one of four teams to defeat the Chargers this season.
Kyle Adams had seventeen points in the win, and freshman Alex Vetere had eleven.
Their game against number four Rochester is slated to take place on Friday at the South Royalton high school at 7:00.

Derby Wind Meeting Cancelled

March 1, 2012

DERBY LINE - Tonight's Public Service Board public hearing at the Derby Line Elementary School regarding the Derby wind tower project has been CANCELLED due to bad weather.
Stay tune for further developments. The hearing WILL be rescheduled.

February 29th

Tilting at Windmills

February 29, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Gas prices are soaring sky high. It’s enough to make even Don Quixote dizzy.
But while the great knight may be charging windmills with his trusty lance, other people are wondering if windmills are just the answer we need to high fuel costs.
In the meantime, economic prophets predict gas will hit $5 a gallon this summer.
Does John Deere make a Prius version?

Nursing Assistant Denies Charge of Exploiting Elderly Woman

February 29, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Orleans County Judge Robert Bent released Kellie Peters on conditions Tuesday after the 26-year-old Newport woman pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Peters was working for Bayada Nurses when she started taking care of a 66-year-old Newport woman. Court records identify the woman simply as "the client."

Rangers, Crusaders Win, Falcons Fall in Girls Basketball Action

February 29, 2012

BHS Defeats NCU 46-36
BURLINGTON–A twenty-one point second quarter sealed the win for the Burlington Seahorses as they edged out North Country 46-36 in girls basketball action Tuesday night.
It was 11-11 after the first, then came the disastrous second.
The girls rebounded in the second half, out scoring Burlington in both the third and the fourth, but the hole was just too big to climb out of.
Noelle Pinard continued her strong play, scoring twenty points and grabbing five boards.
"You can't say enough good things about her," said coach Brown, "She is just a pleasure to watch."

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