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Falcons Rally Falls Short in 6-4 Loss to South Burlington

February 7, 2013

SO. BURLINGTON– The Falcons rallied to make it 5-4 with three minutes to go in the third period, but the Rebels were able to add an insurance goal with 2:20 left to play sealing the 6-4 win in the highly anticipated rematch between South Burlington and North Country on Wednesday night.
"It was a hard fought come from behind loss," said NCU coach Andrew Roy.
The Falcons were playing without defenseman Logan Fortier, who is on a school trip.
Thankfully Brody Jacobs has returned to the line-up, allowing a three man rotation, something NCU is more than used to.

Editor's Update, Falcon Hockey Boys Versus So. Burlington

February 6, 2013

North Country's boys hockey team got to within one with 3 minutes left in the third period, but the Rebels were able to add the insurance goal 40 seconds later to thwart NCU's effort at a comeback as the Falcons fell short in their rematch 6-4.
Details in Friday's Express on 2-8-13.

Falcons Best Stowe 2-0

February 6, 2013

NCU got goals from Jenna Moss and Emily Doty in their win over Stowe. The win moves the team to 12-3-1 while Stowe falls 4-9. Next up for the Falcons is a visit from U-32 on Saturday at 5:00 in Jay.

Essex Stings Falcons in Second Half to Earn 53-34 Win

February 6, 2013

NEWPORT–The North Country girl’s basketball team trailed by just two points at the half to the Essex Hornets, but the visitors were able to pull away in the third quarter to defeat the Falcons 53-34 on Tuesday evening.
"I think we want to leave remembering how we played in that first half," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "We came out playing very strong, we were disciplined, but we still need to work on getting back defensively to limit those easy buckets."
Even with limited minutes in the second half, Desiree Coffin still led 4-8 North Country in scoring with 12 points.

Wildcats Declaw Lake Region 67-60

February 6, 2013

ORLEANS-A big third period laid the groundwork for the Hazen Wildcats 67-60 victory over the previously undefeated Lake Region Rangers Tuesday night. The Rangers had run off 14 wins in a row, including a nine point triumph against these same Wildcats in Hardwick three weeks ago.
Hazen was paced by Dimitri Vasiliadis with 21 combined with 12 rebounds. Adam Celley, Hazen’s other 6’3 forward, had 14 and 10 boards as their one–two punch gave the Rangers front court fits.
Drew Gallup had 15 in a strong effort with eleven boards and three blocks while running mate Caleb Prue finished with 14.

Editor's Update, Lake Region Boys and Falcon Girls Come Up Short

February 5, 2013

The North Country basketball girls played a very strong first half, but Essex managed to up their game in the second to win 53-34.
In Orleans, the Rangers tasted defeat for the first time this season, losing to Hazen 67-60.
Story in Thursday's Express on 2-7-13.

M&M’s, Paul Harvey and the Rest of the Super Bowl Spots

February 4, 2013

As I was watching all of the commercials during this year's Super Bowl, I was thinking there were not that many that completely wowed me. But there were a few that stood out this year, not necessarily because they were really funny, but because they were well put together and delivered a great message.
I sat with a notebook in hand, viewing every single ad, and here is my take on the 2013 commercial spots.
First let's look at the ones that would fall into the serious, think-piece category.

Young Guns Lead Falcons to Second Win of the Season

February 3, 2013

NEWPORT–After going almost two long months since their last win, the North Country boys basketball team rallied from an eleven point first quarter deficit to defeat the Colchester Lakers 57-52 on Thursday evening.
"This feels great and it has been a long time coming," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio. "We played these guys to a two point game at Colchester and we thought that we could play with them tonight and we did. We played tough defense and got some great performances out of these young men."

Rangers Dominant in 93-38 Win Over Raiders

February 3, 2013

ORLEANS-Strong defense leads to good offense, and with a smothering press combined with some lights out shooting, the Lake Region boys ran all over the Stowe Raiders en-route to a season-high 93-38 win on Friday night.
“It was an all-around great effort out there, one through eleven. We were missing Clint, but everyone played well," said LRU coach James Ingalls. "We just wanted to work out the kinks on defense, as last few games we have been letting up the last few minutes, but they brought the intensity for 32 minutes tonight."

Hockey Falcons Win, NCU Girls Play Well in Loss, More

February 3, 2013

GIRLS HOCKEY
No. Country 3, Middlebury 1
MIDDLEBURY–Trailing 1-0 after one period, the Falcons were able to rally behind two goals from Crystal Moss to earn a big road win over a much improved Tiger team.
"The girls are starting to learn how to bounce back after a tough first period," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "Overall we had a good second and third, really taking over the game in the final period."
Heading into the second down 1-0, Emily Doty hooked up with Moss for the first North Country goal of the game.

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