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DeLaBruere Scores a Pair as Falcons Defeat Rutland 5-3

February 17, 2013

JAY–Saturday night's boy's hockey game had a little bit of everything in it, as North Country was able to come from behind twice to defeat Rutland 5-3 to move to 12-4-1 on the season.
"The guys picked it up in the third period, came out firing and with a lot of determination, corrected some of the mistakes we were making earlier in the game," said NCU coach Andrew Roy.
Saturday was also senior day for NCU, as the team honored their four seniors, Adam Viens, Chris Bronson, Kody Halikas and Logan Fortier before the start of the game.

North Country Shrugs off Shaky Start to Best Brattleboro

February 17, 2013

JAY–The North Country girls exacted a measure of revenge on the Brattleboro Colonels Saturday night, defeating their opponents 4-0 to even the season series at 1-1.
"It was a good solid win," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "I don't think we gave too many chances for them to score, and we shut down their top player Maddie Rollins."
Mikaella Doran recorded her ninth shut-out of the year, stopping seven shots as the Falcons move to 14-3-1.
Alex Fellows had eleven saves for 4-12 Brattleboro.

UCA Wins 2012 Mona Gerome Sportsmanship Award

February 17, 2013

NEWPORT–In between the Crusaders' doubleheader with Mid-Vermont Christian Academy, the United Christian Academy was presented with the 2012 Mona Gerome Award.
The winner of the award is determined by basketball referees throughout the state who vote on which school most exemplifies an excellence in sportsmanship throughout the season.

Round-up: Busy Week for Local Basketball Teams

February 17, 2013

Staff Reports
GIRLS BASKETBALL
No. Country 43, St. Johnsbury 36
NEWPORT– The Falcons got out to a 19-9 lead in the first half and never looked back, exacting a little revenge on the Hilltoppers for defeating them earlier this season.
"It is nice to see the kids be happy," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "When you win you are happy, when you play well, you're happy. It was nice to see them go out and execute our game plan, playing at our tempo."

Wow, What a Weekend!

February 17, 2013

Breathe,
And, here we go.
UCA won the Mona Gerome Sportsmanship Award for 2012.
North Country's Boys basketball team lost on Thursday and Saturday.
North Country's Girls Basketball team won on Friday, and the game will be available for replay on nsnsports.net soon.
Lake Region's Girls basketball team got their Pink On!
North Country's Nordic team held their night relays in Craftsbury, again. Thanks Snow.
Hockey Night in Jay continues to be the hottest ticket in town, and why not?
If you build it, they will come, oh yes, they will come.
And they did.

Falcons Defeat Bobwhites for the First Time in Four Years

February 14, 2013

JAY–It has been four years coming, and it was worth the wait, as the North Country boy's hockey team finally defeated the BFA Bobwhites by a 3-2 margin on Wednesday night at the Ice Haus Arena.
"I was very happy for the guys to come away with the victory, especially with all of the stories that they have heard about BFA," said NCU coach Andrew Roy. "It was a good game of hockey, we limited their scoring opportunities, had a few of our own and won the game."
Chris Bronson stopped 17 shots as North Country improves to 11-4-1. The two Bobwhite goalies combined to stop 16 for 6-8-2 BFA.

Green Knights Control Play Early, Defeat Falcons 52-22

February 13, 2013

NEWPORT–In the second game of a back-to-back, the North Country girls fell to second-seeded Rice Memorial on Tuesday night at the Falcon Gymnasium.
Said NCU coach Christiane Brown on playing two nights in a row, "It was not tough for us because we were the underdogs. If we had been the favorites in the game, then it might be a different story."
Friday night will wrap up a busy week for the 5-10 Falcons, as they welcome in 3-12 St. Johnsbury.

Bernier’s Late-Game Heroics Lead Falcons Past Raiders

February 10, 2013

JAY-North Country out-shot U-32 38-9, but had to rely on some last second magic by Whitney Bernier to come away with 3-2 win.
"We worked really hard, and got it done," said Emilie Paul, the team's leader in on-ice minutes.
Mikaella Doran had seven saves for the 13-3-1 Falcons while Cheyenne Smith stopped thirty-five for 2-12 U-32.
The girls have a week off before their next contest, a 5:00 rematch on Saturday with Brattleboro, who upset the Falcons 2-1 last month.
For the full story, check out Monday's Express on 2-11-13.

Essex Defeats NCU 3-2 in Heartbreaker

February 10, 2013

JAY-Essex coach Bill O'Neil has seen a lot of things in his forty-plus year career as a coach, so while it was not a surprise when his Hornets overcame a two goal third period deficit to defeat North Country 3-2, it was pretty touch and go for his charges on Saturday night.
"I thought they gave us a hard time for two and three-quarter periods and we just got the bounces," said O'Neil. "The league is like that this year. Anybody can beat anybody on any given night, and we knew coming in that it was going to be a battle."

Burlington Holds off North Country, Wins 67-49

February 10, 2013

NEWPORT–A strong inside presence and the ability to force turn-overs helped the Burlington Seahorses take down the North Country Falcons on Thursday night.
Despite the loss, NCU coach Brian Bonvechio saw some really positive things from his players.
"I am really happy with the intensity were are playing with on defense. We are really hustling, and I saw some great minutes from Jesse Breault and Chris LePage.

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