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Heart and Hustle Not Enough, Williamstown Beats LR 58-54

January 8, 2014

ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers hosted the Blue Devils from Williamstown in a fight to the finish that ended with LR’s third loss of the season.
“I was very happy with our defensive effort,” said LR Coach James Ingalls of his players.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-9-14.

Lady Rangers Fight to the Finish in Loss to Rockets

January 5, 2014

ORLEANS–What started as a one-sided display of domination turned into a gritty battle to the finish as the Lake Region girls squared off against the Richford Rockets.
Although Lake Region would ultimately lose 48-43, their second half effort gave the fans at the Don Harter Memorial a glimpse of what this team is capable off when the chips are down and their backs are against the wall.

Weekend Round-up: Hockey Falcons Split, Rangers Lose

January 5, 2014

No. Country 3, CVU/SBHS 2
SO. BURLINGTON–After falling behind 2-0 in the first period, the North Country girls rallied back, scoring once in the first and twice in the second to get the win and move to 5-3 on the season.
"It was a really good game," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "Several players stepped up for us, including Mikaella (Doran) who showed us some glimpses of what she is capable of and Emilie (Paul) who played lock-down defense while covering one of their top players."

North Country’s Defense Too Much for Lyndon Institute

January 5, 2014

NEWPORT-North Country was looking for their second win against the Lyndon Institute Vikings on Saturday afternoon, and they got it, winning by the score of 41-29. For the full story, see the Express on 1-6-13.

Lakers Top Falcons 79-46

January 3, 2014

NEWPORT-With temperatures hovering near minus 15 degrees, the North Country boys basketball team ran into a hot shooting Colchester Laker squad, and came out on the tough end of a 79-46 score.
The game featured the return of Marquel Taylor-Webster to the area.
Marquel was a member of the UCA squad last season, but transferred to Colchester this school year.
He would put up 6 points in his return.
The Falcons were led by Rejean Roberge, who scored 9 points in the loss.
1-4 North Country will travel to face South Burlington on Monday. Tip-off is at 6:30.

Lady Rangers get 1st Win, Boys Suffer 1st Loss

January 2, 2014

ORLEANS-It was a night of firsts for the Lake Region basketball program on Thursday.
First, the Lake Region girls won their first game of the season, defeating Lyndon 47-38.
Emily Lawson led the way for the 1-4 Lady Rangers with 14 pts.
Said LR coach Joe Houston on getting the all important first win, "It feels really good. We talk about how we're patient, and that the losses are ok because we are building, but it does definitely feels good to get one in the win column."

North Country Boys Get First Win Against BFA

January 1, 2014

NEWPORT-The North Country boys basketball team took on the BFA Bobwhites in a Metro Division basketball game on Monday night.
These two teams were closely matched skill-wise, but the Falcons were able to hang on and defeat the Bobwhites 50-45 to earn their first win of the season.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-2-14.

Late Surge Sends Falcons Past Hartford

December 30, 2013

JAY-IT was not the prettiest of wins, but the North Country girls will take it, as they beat Hartford 4-2 on Monday evening.
All six goals were scored in the third period, with Hartford's Meghan Boardman getting the Hurricanes on the board first.
Savannah Alberghini-Giroux immediately tied the game on the very next shift, followed by two goals by Jenna Moss to make it 3-1 North Country.
Whitney Bernier upped the lead to 4-1 when her attempt at an empty net goal was blocked by a thrown stick, which automatically gave her the goal.

Colchester Slides Past North Country

December 30, 2013

JAY-Despite being heavily outshot for most of the game the game, the North Country boys hockey team was skating neck and neck with the number two ranked Colchester Lakers before eventually falling by the score of 2-1.
Jared Antoniak had a goal in the first and one in the third to make it 2-0 Colchester before Nate Marsh brought the Falcons to within one at 2-1, and that is how the game ended.
North Country now stands at 4-2-1, and will get back at it on Saturday when they face top ranked CVU at the Cairns Arena. Puck drops at 8:15.

DeLaBruere Goes Over 100 Career Points on a Busy Saturday For Kingdom Athletes, UPDATED!

December 28, 2013

Ross DeLaBruere scored points number 99, 100, 101, 102 and 103 as the Falcon Hockey boys' win over MMU headlined a great Saturday of local high school sports.
Sticking with the NCU boys hockey team, the Falcons defeated Mount Mansfield 7-3, with Ross netting a hat trick and adding two assists.
"It's fantastic, it feels great and all of the credit goes to my teammates," Ross said on the phone while riding home on the NCU bus.
Staying on the ice, despite out-shooting Colchester 20-17, the North Country girls were defeated by the score of 1-0 at home by the Lakers.

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