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Lady Rangers Take Down Peoples Academy 8-7

May 29, 2014

ORLEANS- Lake Region softball defeated Peoples Academy 8-7 as the two teams battled neck and neck until the bottom of the seventh.
The Lady Rangers’ senior day began with a slow start. Following the pregame celebration honoring the soon-to-graduate second baseman Alyssa Royer, pitcher Michelle Thibeault and catcher Corinna Cota, the home team took the field.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-29-14.

Falcons Use Entire Line-Up in 11-0 Win over Mount Abe.

May 28, 2014

NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons scored nine runs in the first four innings, which helped pace them to an 11-0, complete team win over the Mount Abraham Eagles on Wednesday afternoon.
"We knew (Mt. Abe) had struggled offensively and we talked about getting a lead and scoring some runs early for Wyatt," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio. "I was pleased with the effort, and you can see, we have a nice, deep team we can do a lot of things with."
For the full story, see the Express on 5-29.14.

Local Bowlers Heading to USBC Jr. Gold Championships

May 27, 2014

COLCHESTER-Nine local bowlers from Waterfront Lanes Junior Bowling League, Makenzie Parenteau, Emma Parenteau, Kailyn McGregor, Vincent Illuzzi, Jarid and Noah Mathieu, Evan Poirier, Matthew Dumont and Devin West, participated in the 2014 Vermont State Youth Handicap Singles Tournament at the Spare Times Lanes on May 3rd.
To find out how they did, see the Express on 5-28-14.

Falcons Rally Back, Beat Crimson Tide In Walk Off Win

May 26, 2014

NEWPORT–On Saturday, the North Country baseball team reinforced the notion that they have a flare for the dramatic, as they once again staged a late-inning comeback to walk off with a 6-5 win over the Spaulding Crimson Tide.
"They don't quit and they don't give up," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio about his battle-tested troop of ball players. "It seems that every game we have one bad inning defensively or pitching-wise, but then we have a great inning offensively to overcome those obstacles."
For the full story, see the Express on 5-27-14.

North Country Falls to Spaulding While Supporting a Good Cause

May 26, 2014

NEWPORT- North Country Union softball lost a hard-fought battle Saturday morning as they hosted Spaulding for their annual Strikeout Cancer Game.
Following a 40 minute weather delay, the skies cleared and the field dried to allow the two teams to play; lively batting separated the two squads guiding Spaulding to their 21-7 victory.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-27-14.

Lake Region Baseball Shuts-Out Enosburg 10-0

May 22, 2014

ORLEANS-Lake Region’s varsity baseball squad defeated Enosburg 10-0 Thursday night as pitcher Matt Messier dominated from the mound.
The game started beneath a black sky, both teams soaked minutes into their warm-ups.
Lake Region made it clear that a little moisture wouldn’t affect their game.
“We practice in the rain,” said head coach Eric Degre after the game. “We don’t stop unless it’s absolutely pouring.”
For the full story, see the Express on Friday 5-23-14.

Montpelier Boys Edge Out North Country 4-3

May 21, 2014

NEWPORT-Wednesday was a bittersweet day for North Country tennis coach Gary Atchinson, as he coached in what will likely be his final home game of his 14 year career as the North Country boys tennis coach as his team took on the Montpelier Solons.
Said Atchinson about the moment, "I have been here forty-four years teaching some kind of tennis... We said it was the last match for the seniors and the last match for me as well and it was very significant.
"There is no doubt I will miss it, but it just feels like it's time to move on."

Falcons Sweep Crimson Tide in Tennis Doubleheader

May 20, 2014

NEWPORT–The North Country boys tennis team welcomed in Spaulding for an eight game, pro set style doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, and the Falcons scored two very one-sided 7-0, 7-1 wins over a depleted Crimson Tide squad.

Falcons Score Ten in the 6th to Soar Past Thunderbirds

May 18, 2014

NEWPORT–Over one month into the regular season, the North Country baseball Falcons finally played their second home game of the season on Saturday, and what a game it was.
Trailing for the majority of the contest, North Country saved their best work for the sixth inning, as they pounded out nine hits and scored ten runs en route to 12-9 victory over the Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds.

Lake Region Shows Fight in Loss to BFA Fairfax

May 18, 2014

FAIRFAX- If there was such a thing as a “Vegas line” on Thursday’s Lake Region vs. Fairfax high school softball game, it probably wouldn’t have been pretty.
On one side, you had Fairfax: Defending state champions, undefeated on the season at 10-0, winners of 30 of their last 31 games. And to top it off, they boast one of the best pitchers in the entire state in Kayla Mathieu, a hurler who started the season giving up just 2 hits in her first 20 innings of work, and has struck out 27 batters in her previous two games.

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