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Weekend Round-Up: Falcons Lose, Lady Rangers Win, More

January 26, 2014

Spaulding 1, No. Country 0 OT
JAY–For the first forty-nine minutes and thirty-two seconds of the game nobody could find the back of the net, but with twenty-eight seconds remaining in overtime, Spaulding's Julia Ormsby shot a puck that went off of Falcon goalie Mikaella Doran's glove and into the back of the net to give the Crimson Tide the win.
"I think we competed well right from the start," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "We had a strategy of matching up with their best player, and we succeeded for the most part, and I think it was really a constant battle the whole game."

Craftsbury Academy Dominates Stephen Willey Tournament

January 26, 2014

CRAFTSBURY-Craftsbury Academy held their annual Stephen Willey Tournament this past weekend, and both the boy's team and the girl's team came away with a first place trophy.
The tournament was in memory of good friend and basketball player Stephen Willey, who past away unexpectedly in January of 2010.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-27-13.

Thirty-Two Minute Effort Results in Big Win for North Country

January 22, 2014

NEWPORT–Looking at the standings before the start of Tuesday's boy's basketball game between North Country and CVU, I figured that this was definitely a game where the Falcons could make a statement.
Both teams had similar records, and had wins and losses against common opponents.
When I got to the gym, I told public address announcer Bob Currier that this was going to be a good game, and that I thought the Falcons could come away with a win.

Big Second Quarter Play Helps Burlington Past North Country

January 21, 2014

NEWPORT–While the North Country girls basketball team had a tough time scoring on Monday night, they did show some real progress with their defensive game despite losing to the Burlington Seahorses 46-21.
"We showed some real improvement on defense tonight," said NCU coach Christiane Brown.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-22-13.

Spaulding, DeLaBruere Lead Craftsbury in Back-to-Back Wins

January 19, 2014

CRAFTSBURY-The second half of Thursday's Craftsbury-Cabot doubleheader featured a rematch that had the potential for some fireworks.
The first time the Chargers and Huskies met there were heated words, hard fouls and an overall sense that these two teams did not like each other.
But in the end the result was the same, as Craftsbury picked up their second straight win over Cabot, this time winning 56-38.

Lady Chargers Stay Hot, Defeat Cabot and Websterville

January 19, 2014

CRAFTSBURY-I could try and spin everybody a yarn about how this game was a competitive battle between two squads looking to pick up a notch in the win column, but I am not going to.
Instead I will tell it like it is; this game was an out and out blow out win for the Lady Chargers of Craftsbury, as they defeated the Cabot Huskies 64-22 on Thursday evening.

Weekend Round-up: Paul Nets Winner, Duncan Goes Off, More

January 19, 2014

Staff Reports
No. Country 5, Rutland 4 OT
RUTLAND–Ryan Paul, on a pass from Nate Marsh, scored his second goal of the game at the 1:05 marker of overtime to give the North Country Falcons the win over the Rutland Raiders on Saturday evening.
While the win was nice, the Falcons showed the effects of having a ten day break in between games, much to the chagrin of head coach Ryan Jacobs.
"We took too may penalties, and although the penalty killers did a good job, overall we were a little rusty," Jacobs said.

Gritty Team Effort Sends Chargers Past Falcons 55-41

January 16, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–Strong performances from Austin Masi and Paul Saaman helped propel the Craftsbury Chargers past the Richford Falcons by the score of 55-41 on Wednesday evening.
"We ground it out for four quarters and battled offensively and defensively," said CA coach Derek Cipriano about his team's play on Wednesday.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-17-14.

Craftsbury’s Thomas Gets First Career Victory Over Twinfield

January 14, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–Janet Bohannon scored a game-high twenty-five points and Anna Strong chipped in ten to help Craftsbury coach Rick Thomas earn his first ever win against the Twinfield Lady Trojans on Monday night.
"I think the win tonight was a great example of all that our system stands for which is pressure defense, ball security, push the ball up the court and hit the open girl," Thomas said after the game. "Our defense really led to our offense and that is the guts of our system."
For the full story, see the Express on 1-15-14.

Hogan Shines in North Country’s Win Over Missisquoi

January 12, 2014

NEWPORT–The North Country boys basketball team put together arguably their best effort of the season, as they played a complete thirty-two minutes of basketball to pick up a 64-44 win over Missisquoi Valley Union on Saturday afternoon.
"I thought we were very aggressive today," said NCU coach Ed Duncan. "We were after every ball, every rebound and I thought we moved the ball well, we had good looks at the basket and everything was falling for us."
For the full story, see the Express on 1-13-14.

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