March 4th, 2012
SOUTH BURLINGTONâ€“Dylan Columbia's goal twenty-four seconds into the second overtime propelled the North Country Falcons past South Burlington 5-4 in the Metro Division quarter-finals on Saturday.
"Oh my God, you can't describe it," said Columbia about the goal, "I was overwhelmed with joy... it was the greatest feeling in the world."
Setting up Columbia was Logan Fortier, who was in on all the scoring Saturday, and he had the same reaction.
"I can't describe this," said Fortier moments after the game, "I've dreamed of this since I was four years old."
Tied at 40 with no time on the clock and three shots to earn the win, the basketball Gods frowned down upon the Falcons as Emma Joslin was unable to find the bottom of the net, and North Country went on to lose the game 47-43 in overtime.
Now before anyone jumps on Joslin, remember this, it was her hard work and effort that got the Falcons in the position to win the game in the first place, but we will get to that later.
JAYâ€“A very promising season came to unexpected halt on Thursday evening when the Rutland Red Raiders defeated the North Country girls hockey team 4-2.
"We were definitely rusty," said coach Claude Paul, "We hadn't played in two weeks, and it was one of those games where you said it was going to take us a while to get going, but it really never got going."
The Raiders, however got going early, as Erin Reilly tipped home a weak point shot just twenty-six seconds into the game.
SOUTH ROYALTON â€“ Craftsbury Academy headed south to take on #4 Rochester Friday evening. Both clubs tied with identical 16-4 records, but the Chargers lost out on the chance for the high seed and the home game because of a loss they suffered last Saturday in a head-to-head matchup between the two clubs.
The Rockets were in command from tip-off dominating every facet of the game to book a trip to the Barre Aud with a convincing 84-58 victory.
Vermontâ€™s personal highlight reel, Pavin Parrish, led all scorers with 35 points, including a perfect 15-15 from the free throw stripe.
JAY â€“ On Town Meeting Day next week, Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) members plan to pitch the idea of constructing their own building to the communities they serve: Jay, Troy, North Troy, Lowell and Westfield.
MVAS currently leases the former Jay Town Garage. It also leases space at the former Poulin Lumber Building in North Troy, but that is expected to end soon and members are moving out their equipment.
JAY, VT - This old time carriage, seen this week in front of a home on the Cross Road in Jay, reminds us of a time when nobody worried about fuel prices, but "hay," those were the days.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The American Red Cross and Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a shelter training class at North Country Union High School onÂ Saturday. The class will run from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m.
North Country Union High School will be this areaâ€™s Red Cross designated shelter if a mass casualty event were to occur. The school will also be the areaâ€™s mass surge, mass care facility for North Country Hospital.Â
JERICHOâ€“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.
â€śThe score was 10-6 and Caleb had back-to-back drives, but they didnâ€™t go in, and they (MMU) came right back and took what could have been a tie score and made it 15-6,â€ťsaid Coach Brian Bonvechio.
JAYâ€“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.