September 11th, 2011
NEWPORT-You have to wonder how much more productive this offensive machine for the North Country Falcons can be. The 2-0 Falcons ran for 365 yards on the ground and pounded visiting U-32 on both sides of the ball, ransacking their East Montpelier opponents 73-6.
Jason Hatin was the big man in the offense scoring four touchdowns on the ground from 2, 3, 5 and 37 yards out. He added an 84 yard kickoff return for good measure as NCU dominated. Quarterback Tre Sanville scored twice and threw a touchdown pass as well.
NEWPORTâ€“Girls from NCUHS held a car wash on Sunday to help raise funds for the reinstatement of the Falcon Cheer leading program.
Headed by Danielle Gage from Awesome Dance Studio, the team hopes to be up and running as soon as possible.
They will be meeting with NCU AD Mike Kiser today to go over the logistics of the start up process.
Uniforms run about $130.00 per person for everything, and the girls were able to raise $225.00 on Sunday.
With the current number of athletes interested the total cost would be roughly $1,300.00 to dress a squad for the 2011-2012 school year.
JERICHOâ€“ A physical but clean contest went in favor of the Cougars of Mount Mansfield on Friday, as they were able to avoid an early onslaught and defeat the Falcons in girls soccer action on Friday.
â€śWe had about four real quality chances early,â€ť said Coach Alexander, â€śWe hit the cross bar, and were not able to score on the others.â€ť
The senior laden Cougars bounced back from the striking Falcons, and with two and a half minutes to go in the half they were able to to beat Lindsay Geoffrey off of a scramble in front of the NCU net.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers hosted the Rochester Rockets on Saturday afternoon. It was the Chargers first game of the season and they were looking to show off the tools they had worked on during the preseason.
The Lady Chargers got on the board early as Deidre Martin took the pass from Meghan Pennock, and made it 1-0 in favor CA. The lead would be short lived as Rochester would tie the game with just over 13 minutes remaining in the 1st half. The teams would enter the half with the scored tied 1-1.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“ The Craftsbury Academy Charger Boys kicked off their season Saturday, against the Rockets of Rochester. It wasnâ€™t the season opener they had hoped for as they lost a tight contest to the Rockets 1-0.
The game was a hard fought battle as both sides battled for every inch on the soccer pitch. Craftsbury seemed to have the advantage with Rochester having only 10 players on their team, but the Chargers still couldnâ€™t capitalize. The teams would go to the break, deadlocked at 0-0.
BARTON â€“ A 105-pound piece of I-beam from Ground Zero has made its way to the Northeast Kingdom. Thanks to the Kimtek Corporation of Westmore, that piece is now sealed in a special case fabricated of stainless steel and Plexiglass.
The Barton Ambulance Service obtained the piece of I-beam in 2003. It was part of a larger piece removed from the World Trade Center. Local officials are not sure who retrieved it from the site.
The mayor of Washingtonville, NY, presented the piece to members of the Barton Ambulance Service, whose members had made several visits to the New York community.
ORLEANS - State police are looking for the gunman who fired shots into two Northeast Kingdom convenience stores Thursday morning.
Detective Lt. Bob Cushing said that at about 1:50 a.m., state police received a 911 call about a shooting at the Orleans Sunoco.
At 2:40 a.m., state police received a second call about a shooting at the Cumberland Farms Store in Lyndonville.
The clerk at the Cumberland Farms store sustained minor injuries from broken glass from the bullet.
Nobody else was injured.
DERBY â€” Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) reduced a large portion of its debt load Wednesday when Fran Azur and Melanie Gefert, of Newport Center and Pennsylvania, stepped in to help IROC settle a large debt.
Azur negotiated with The Jenesis Group in a deal where Azur paid $65,000 toward the IROC debt of $650,000 and fully eliminated the debt. The unsecured note of $650,000 was to come due Nov. 1 and could have forced IROC into bankruptcy.
NEWPORT CITY â€” About a 100 or so community leaders met at the Gateway Center Wednesday evening to hear what was accomplished in the city and what the future holds.Â
Newport City Mayor Paul Monette said it is amazing how far the city has come since the first visit by the Regional Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) in 2007. One of the most important things that happened is the development of a partnership between the public and private sector.