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Falcons Have Strong Showing at Essex Rotary Classic

March 16, 2014

ESSEX–Five members for the North Country hockey program who headed over to the Essex Skating facility on Saturday to take part in the 2014 Essex Rotary Key Bank Hockey All-Star Classic.
Crystal Moss and Corrina Cota represented the girls team, while Ross DeLaBruere, Ryan Paul and Nate Marsh were there for the boys.
For the full story, see the Express on 3-17-14.

North Country Snowboarders Wrap Up Season at State Meets

March 11, 2014

North Country had a solid year of riding and competing during the 2014 season, despite the beginning of the season being full of weather-related cancellations.
A team that maintains a strong philosophy developed by their coaches Natalie Guillette and Ryan Anderson, allowed the athletes to focus on being good citizens, while also maintaining their physical and mental health, as all athletes should.

Fourth Quarter Scoring Sends Randolph Past Lake Region and into the Finals

March 6, 2014

BARRE-Lake Region's quest for a spot in the 2014 Division III Finals fell one game short as they lost to the Randolph Galloping Ghosts 70-59.
Clint Provoncha had a great game for the Rangers, scoring 24 points, that included six three pointers.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 3-10-14.

Falcons Lose in Semi-Finals for Third Straight Year

March 2, 2014

ESSEX–The biggest game of the weekend for North Country sports fans took place deep in Hornet Country, as the Falcons and the Essex Hornets took to the ice with a trip to the Gutterson Field House for the Division I State Title on the line.
A sluggish start proved to be the Falcons' undoing, as Essex notched two goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 win.

Ranger Defense, Depth Stifles Wolves 59-42

March 2, 2014

ORLEANS-The rematch was no contest. After a close regular season tilt with visiting Peoples Academy, the play-off sequel was a mismatch. A consistent press and a long bench paved the way to an impressive 17 point win over PA in the Division III quarter-finals.
Lake Region got a big boost from the season’s largest crowd in Orleans as the Don Harter Memorial Gymnasium was nearly packed and emotion was high as the contest tipped off.
For the full story, see the Express on 3-3-14.

Chelsea Completes Second Half Comeback to Oust Craftsbury

March 2, 2014

CHELSEA–The 5th ranked Craftsbury boys basketball team had an excellent showing in their quarter-final battle with the number 4 Chelsea Red Devils, but ended up on the short end of the stick, as they fell 50-47 to close out their season.
"Those boys played their hearts out," Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano said about his team after the game. "(Chelsea) took a lead late, and they were up by nine, but we battled back to get within one and I am so proud of them."
For the full story, see the Express on 3-3-14.

Skate Deflection Sends Lakers Past Falcons 1-0

February 27, 2014

JAY–Sometimes you have it, and sometimes you don't, and Wednesday was one of those nights for the North Country girls hockey team, as they fell to Colchester 1-0 in the Metro Division quarter-finals.
"I think we might have been a little off in spots, but full credit to Colchester. They are probably 12 deep in skaters, and they don't have any off-skaters," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "I knew it was a tough draw when we got them, but we wanted that home ice, and that is where we landed."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-28-14.

Ranger Boys Buzzsaw Olympians Into Submission

February 27, 2014

ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers have lived by their defensive pressure all season long.
The visiting Oxbow Olympians got a first hand look at that during their play-down visit.
The end result was a dominating defensive effort by the number three seeded Rangers as they blew out number 14 seed Oxbow by 41 points.
For the full story, see the Express on 2-28-14.

DeLaBruere Hits 1,000 Pt. Plateau in Chargers Win Over Blue Mtn.

February 27, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–Chris DeLaBruere, the former United Christian Academy standout and Current Craftsbury Charger, scored his 1000th point for Craftsbury Academy, as they won their Division IV playoff game versus Blue Mountain on Wednesday night by the score of 51-45.

Basketball Falcons Fall to Burr and Burton 78-54

February 26, 2014

MANCHESTER-Although they did not get the win, the Falcons' boys basketball team gave a fine performance in their play-down loss to Burr and Burton Academy on Tuesday.
"The boys played well, but their shots didn't fall," said NCU coach Ed Duncan, who wraps up his first year behind the bench with a 7-14 record. "I wish our two seniors the best of luck moving forward, and I would like to thank all of the parents and our fans."
B&B got out to the fast start, posting a ten-spot on the board before the Falcons got their first basket.

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