October 1st, 2011
THETFORDâ€“North Country XC ran a cold, muddy, & wet race at Woods Trail in Thetford, VT on Saturday.
The girls had a strong performance finishing 9th overall (6th VT team) led by Senior Captain Steph Watson. Steph finished in 15th place (22:08) out of a field of runners from all over New England on a slow course smeared with mud.
NEWPORTâ€“What a difference a couple of games can make.
When UCA first took on Trinity Baptist, they got walloped by the score of 10-0.
This time it was a complete turn around and the Crusaders barely lost by the score of 1-0 to the Kings.
"I think part of it is being on our fifth game instead of our first," said Coach DeLaBruere, "The first game we came out we played a little scared. We were reacting to the ball instead of playing our game. This game we came out ready to play."
NEWPORTâ€“After being shut-out in back to back games, the North Country girls soccer team came out with guns blazing as they triumphed over Thetford 5-0.
"It was nice to score some goals," said Coach Alexander.
The Falcons got the ball rolling when Cara Worth jumped on a short goal kick by Thetford's Sydney Coulter and found the back of the net fourteen minutes and thirty seconds into the contest.
Noelle Pinard was next on the score sheet when she beat Coulter with a low shot that just barely got under the keeper with 17:38 left to play in the half.
HARDWICK â€“ The Lady Rangers traveled to Hazen Union, Saturday morning, to face-off against the Lady Wildcats, in a wet and sloppy soccer match. Lake Region got down early as Hazen would score just over 1 minute into the contest. Tyrah Urie would knot the game at 1-1 with a successful Penalty Kick at the 18 minute mark, but it would be short-lived as Hazen would go on to add a 2nd goal with 11 minutes remaining in the half to take a 2-1 lead.
WELLS RIVERâ€“The Lady Chargers soccer team picked up a big 3-2 victory over Blue Mountain High School Friday night.
Craftsbury got their 1st goal of the game thanks to Emily Jones, assisted by Meghan Brown. Brown would add the 2nd goal of the game, converting a pass from Melanie Sergiev.
Late in the contest Sergiev would score a goal of her own, giving Craftsbury a 3-2 lead and sealing the win. Emma Spiese stopped 9 saves in the winning effort.
STANSTEAD, QUE. - Despite the bad springtime weather and Tropical Storm Irene, the overall apple crop is doing well, at least in this area.
â€śFrom what Iâ€™ve seen, the apples are looking great,â€ť said Koi Boynton, agricultural development coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
NEWPORT, VT - Tim Daley of Newport last year took over as host and coordinator of the annual Newport Christmas Dinner. The event has been held at the American Legion Post 21 in Newport for more than 20 years.
This year, for the 28th annual dinner, Daley decided that he would not have the party at the Legion with out a lift to assist individuals in getting up the stairs. Daley also said that he would help in the fundraising effort to make the lift a reality.
SHEFFIELD, VT - An oil leak from a turbine on the Sheffield Wind Project now under construction has been cleaned up, according to a spokesperson for First Wind, the Boston, MA, company developing the project.
Officials are blaming the leak on a mechanical problem. A tube inside a gear box leaked about 55 gallons of oil. The leak was discovered on Saturday.
First Wind sought help from an environmental clean-up group from St. Johnsbury.
The turbine is one of 16 recently installed for the wind project, which is nearing completion.