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Lady Rangers Win Wild One 9-8 Against Danville

May 5, 2013

ORLEANS-There was a good old-fashioned donnybrook at Lake Region Thursday afternoon, as Danville and LR squared off in high school softball action.
By the time everyone in attendance finally exhaled, the host Rangers had escaped with an exciting 9-8 victory.
Danville starter Kaylynn Zangla took the loss, striking out four without allowing a walk. Hannah Leroux went the distance for LR, allowing 6 hits, striking out 5 and walking 6.
LR moves to 4-2 with the win, and hosts undefeated and defending D2 champion Fairfax Tuesday. Danville evens their record at 4-4.

Round-up Busy Weekend for Local Athletes

May 5, 2013

BASEBALL
MVU 8, NCU 1
NEWPORT–Missisquoi scored six runs in the first two innings and never looked back, defeating North Country on Thursday afternoon.
Wyatt Prue took the loss for the Falcons, Nick Sicard had two hits and Chase LaCourse drove in the lone NCU run.
Sophomore Bryce Carter got his first taste of pitching at the varsity level, working four innings of relief.
On Friday, the Falcons fell again by the same 8-1 score, this time to South Burlington.

Local Athletes Cited in Soda Bottle Bombings

May 4, 2013

According to multiple news outlets across the sate, including the Burlington Free Press and WPTZ, News Channel 5, local police have cited three area athletes in a local soda bottle bomb explosion.
Joshua Tompkins (19), Jason Hatin (18) and Collin Brennon (16) were cited with possession of destructive devices and unlawful mischief, according to Newport Police.
The trio are scheduled to appear in court May 7, 2013.
Details to follow in the Express as they unfold.

Softball Falcons Take Down MVU!

May 2, 2013

NEWPORT-With two outs and Madison Mosher on first base, Missy Morse drilled a ball deep to left-center in the bottom of the 7th to bring home the game winning RBI and give North Country their second win of the season, a 2-1 victory over Missisquoi Valley Union.
For a full recap of how, NCU won what coach Leslie Dunn said was "one of the biggest games" she has ever been a part of, and the follow up photo of the one above of how the team looked after the game, check out the Express on Monday 5-5-13.

Lake Region Golfers Win Four Team Match

May 2, 2013

ORLEANS–he Lake Region golf teams got their season rolling on Wednesday, as they hosted Hazen, Richford and Enosburg at the Orleans Country Club.
The boys took home the win with a team score of 209, followed by Hazen 233 and Enosburg at 256.
Richford had only three players, who came in at 199.
Carl Oberg led the pack, medaling with a 46, Noah Racine and Holden Poirier each shot 52, Dusin Bodette had a 57, Derek Rodgers a 67, and Connor Gaboriault hit the clubhouse with a 76.

Montpelier Girls Hand North Country a 6-1 Loss

May 2, 2013

NEWPORT–While the weather conditions were fantastic, the end result was not as bright as the shinning sun, as the North Country Falcons ran into a very good Montpelier tennis team on Wednesday, losing the match 6-1.
The girls will host Lake Region next Wednesday in a rematch from their contest last month.
It should be an interesting bout, since both teams were missing their number one player, amongst others, the last time these two teams met.
Game time is at 3:30.
For the full story, see the Express on 5-3-12.

Lady Rangers Capitalize On Free Passes, Defeat Peoples 18-3

May 1, 2013

ORLEANS–Already up six to two after three, the Lady Rangers exploded for seven runs in the fourth, en-route to an 18-3 win over the defending Division III champion Peoples Academy.
"This is the first time we have beaten Peoples in three years, and it is always nice to get a W against someone you haven't beat in a while" said LRU coach Matt Tinker.
Peoples used the three pitchers in the game, with Megan Lamare taking the loss.
Michelle Thibeault went the distance for the Lake Region, fanning 6 and walking just 1.

Falcons Edge Out Bobwhites 4-3 in Home Opener

April 30, 2013

NEWPORT–For the second straight match, the North Country Falcons got wins from their top three singles players, but unlike their previous contest with Spaulding, they were able to win that elusive fourth match to beat the BFA Bobwhites 4-3 in boys tennis action.
The team will be back in action this Saturday, when they host St. Johnsbury at Prouty Beach at 10:00.
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 5-1-13.

Falcons Dominate in First Home Meet of the Season

April 29, 2013

NEWPORT–On Friday, North Country hosted the first of three track meets that will take place at the school this season.
Phoenix Alix, who took second place in the girls high jump, spoke about her day at the track, saying, "It was only my second time doing it (high jump), and when I started, I couldn't jump over anything, so I was pretty pleased with how well I did."
Due to a technical snafu, the results were delayed in getting to the offices of the Express.
Also, thanks to the limited personnel available, and the vacation-induced roster shortages, team results were not kept.

LR Baseball Moves to 3-1

April 28, 2013

Lake Region's baseball team picked up two wins late last week to improve their record to 3-1.
On Thursday, the boys traveled to Danville, where they earned a hard fought, 11 inning 4-3 win over the Indians.
Alex Menard, Dustin Bathalon and Logan Harper each doubled for the Rangers, while Matt Messier improved his hitting streak to 3 games in a row. 
Messier started the game, going 6 innings and allowing two runs. Logan Harper came in for relief for 4 innings to get the win, and Isaac Sweeney earned the save.
On Saturday, Lake Region won a high scoring affair against Winooski 12-10.

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