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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.

Busy Weekend for Craftsbury

January 12, 2014

Staff Reports
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Academy varsity basketball teams both had games this past Friday and Saturday, and for the most part, the results were pretty favorable.
Both teams defeated Concord on Friday.
First up it was the girls, who came away with the 66-27 win, led by Janet Bohannon, who had a game-high 28 points.
In the night cap, the boys picked up the 65-52 win.
Chris DeLaBruere had 23 points and 17 rebounds to lead the way, while Austin Massi added 22.
On Saturday, the boys were up first, as they took on Twinfield.

Lady Rangers Lose Close Contest to BFA Fairfax

January 12, 2014

FAIRFAX-The Bullets of BFA Fairfax secured a hard-fought victory against the Lake Region Rangers at home on Friday night, 49-45.
"Too many first half turnovers (16), and not aggressive enough on offense were our two biggest problems,” said LR coach Joe Houston. “We defended okay, but we threw the ball away a lot early on, and we didn't get ourselves to the foul line like we did the other night." 
For the full story, see the Express on 1-13-14.

Provoncha and Beauregard Too Much For Winooski to Handle

January 12, 2014

ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers took on the Winooski Spartans on Saturday in a matinee match-up, and it would be the Rangers emerging with the 64-33 win.
Clint Provoncha and Alex Beauregard led the way with 23 points each, with Provoncha hitting 5 of 6 three’s in the win.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-13-14.

Opinion Piece: Can the Original Six Do it?

January 11, 2014

I think the picture says it all. If you are a fan of the North Country girl's hockey program, you must be asking, can this crew do what they were expected to in the Metro?
It is up to them. If all of the pieces slide together in the correct order, then I say yes.
If not, then just remember the Falcons, because without any more players, they will not exist anymore.
Go see your favorite players in Northfield or MMU.
Maybe the move to the Metro was not the best of decisions.
You Decide.

Comets' Big First Quarter Sinks Falcons

January 10, 2014

NEWPORT-The BFA Comets ran up a 22-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back as they defeated the North Country Falcons 65-33 on Friday night.
Morgan Greene and Hollie Smith each had seven points to lead the Falcons. Kim Howrigan led all scorers with 12 points.
Now 2-5, North Country will next take on Spaulding on 1-17-14.

Rebels Hold Off Boys, Girls Defeat MMU in Hockey Action.

January 8, 2014

JAY-The So. Burlington Rebels scored three goals in the first and one in the third to beat North Country 4-3 on Wednesday evening.
Matt Beachle had a hat trick, netting two in the first with the other coming on a penalty shot in the third.
The Falcons got a goal from Travis Tetreault in the second and a pair from Ryan Paul in the third, but the Beachle's penalty shot was the difference in the game.
Dana Marsh had 28 saves in the loss.
The 4-4-1 Falcon boys and 6-3 Falcon girls are now off for 10 days before returning to action on the 25th.

Falcons Fall to Defending Champs

January 8, 2014

HINESBURG-The North Country girls basketball team ran into the buzz saw that is the CVU Redhawks on Tuesday night and fell by the score of 73-20.
"When you go into these games you have to have perspective," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "We wanted to work on some things, and we had our moments, but we also broke down and that led to points."
Unfortunately for the Falcons it was a lot of points, as CVU was ahead 45-13 after the first half, and would allow just seven more points to NCU the rest of the way.
Kelsea Cutting had 6 points for the Falcons and Hollie Smith added 4.

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