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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.

You Had to Be There, Falcons Defeat Bobwhites, Updated!

February 26, 2014

ST. ALBANS-The North Country Falcons defeated the BFA St. Albans Bobwhites 5-4 on Tuesday night to advance to the Division One Semi-finals. Ryan Paul scored the game winning goal, but the story of this game is a lot more complex.
To see how it all unfolded, just find Mike Olmstead in Jay on 2-26-14, see it on twitter at @neksports, or wait for the 27th, any which way you slice it, the options are there.
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North Country will take on Essex on Saturday at 5:00 in Essex.

Craftsbury Starts Out Hot, But Proctor Comes Back to Get Win

February 25, 2014

BARRE–The Craftsbury girls basketball team had a great start to their semi-final contest against Proctor, but the Lady Phantoms got hot from beyond the arc in the second quarter, and they built up a lead that was too much to overcome, and the Lady Chargers season came to a close with 60-36 loss at the Barre Auditorium.

Lady Chargers Heading to Semi’s After Defeating Hornets

February 23, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–On Saturday afternoon in front of a packed house full of excited, passionate basketball fans, the Craftsbury Lady Chargers defeated the Whitcomb/Rochester Hornets 43-35 to advance to tonight's Division IV semi-final contest in Barre.
"These girls deserve this,” said Craftsbury coach Rick Thomas. "For us to be present, to be the smallest school (in Barre) and to be relevant in this conversation speaks volumes to how focused (the girls) have been all year. This has been our objective and we have set our performances standards to meet this and these guys are going (to Barre)."

Huge First Half Sends Lake Region Past BFA Fairfax

February 23, 2014

ORLEANS–The Lake Region Rangers closed out the 2013-2014 regular season in grand fashion by running over the BFA Fairfax Bullets 74-48 on Friday evening.
With it being senior night, Ingalls had elected to start all five of his seniors, and the move would pay dividends early, as Lake Region came out of the gates on fire.
For the full story, see the Express on 2-24-14.

Lake Region Falls in Quarter-Final Action Against Milton

February 23, 2014

MILTON-Coming off a decisive victory in their opening round match-up against the Vergennes Commodores, the Lake Region Lady Rangers faced off against the Milton Yellowjackets in a Division II quarter-final game Saturday afternoon.

Four Goals in the First Sends North Country Past Rutland

February 20, 2014

JAY–The final regular season game for the North Country Falcons held important play-off implications.
If they could defeat Rutland and if Colchester lost, then they would lock down the number four seed and earn a home play-off game.
Lose and they would have to hit the road to open the post-season, something they have not had to do in three years.

Senior Scoring Does the Talking as Falcons Fly Past Raiders

February 20, 2014

JAY–Senior Night was an appropriate title to describe the North Country Falcons' evening on Wednesday.
With senior netminder Chase LaCourse between the pipes, all four senior forwards scored at least one goal, with Ross DeLaBruere and Ryan Paul each netting two, as the Falcons picked up a 7-2 win over the Rutland Red Raiders to close out the regular season.

Craftsbury Advances, Falcons Fall in Girls Play-off Action

February 20, 2014

Craftsbury 67, Websterville 14
CRAFTSBURY-Sitting in fourth place in Division IV, the Craftsbury girls started their journey to the Barre Auditorium by hosting 13th ranked Websterville on Wednesday night.
They did not disappoint the fans in attendance, as the rolled to a 67-14 win to advance to the quarter-finals.
Janet Bohannon paced the Lady Chargers with 21 points.
With the win, Craftsbury will now host Whitcomb with a trip to Barre on the line.

Red Devils Go Off in the Third to Upend Craftsbury

February 19, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–The Chelsea Red Devils play in the paint during the third quarter gave them the separation they needed to pull away from the Craftsbury Chargers and pick up a 61-42 win on Tuesday evening.
"We fought hard from start to finish," said Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano. "Chelsea has a great inside-outside game and tonight they caught us with that inside game and made it tough for us to defend in the second half."
Before play got underway, the Chargers honored their two out going seniors, Logan Masse and Paul Saaman.

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