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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.

Friday Night Lights; Lake Region and North Country Hoops!

December 28, 2013

ORLEANS-The Lake Region girls made a significant amount of progress in their 68-61 loss to Oxbow on Friday.
To find out what Coach Joe Houston thinks, see The Express on Monday, 12-30-13.
In other news, North Country's boy's basketball team fell to Lyndon at home 57-40 while the Lake Region Boys Went Big over MVU, 64-47, and earned a spot in the Title Game of the Lamoille Holiday Tourney.
The full stories, this Monday in the Newport Daily Express.

Lady Rangers Attack Late, But Lamoille Holds on for the Win

December 24, 2013

ORLEANS–The Lake Region Lady Rangers started their game against the Lamoille Lady Lancers by hanging close to their opposition, but as the game wore on Lamoille was able to gain separation and come away with the 62-49 win.
"We had a couple of nice spots tonight where a player did a good job of boxing a kid out, plus Tyrah really came on late for us, but we are young and we still have some work to do," said LRU coach Joe Houston.

Cancellations Galore For Weekend of 12-21, 22, UPDATED on 12-23-13!!

December 20, 2013

Here are the following cancellations and make up dates for the games scheduled for Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd.
12/21: NCU @ MMU girls basketball: canceled, no make up
12/22: NCU vs Lyndon boys basketball moved to 12/27, time is the same.
12/22: NCU vs Rice boys hockey moved to 1/6/14 at 4:00
12/22: NCU @ Harwood girls hockey moved to 1/27/14 at 3:30
12/22: LRU @ Lyndon girls basketball moved to 2/15/14 4:30 JV, 6:00 varsity
12/30: NCU vs Colchester boys hockey now starting at 4:00 instead of 8:00

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