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Sluggish Start Spells L-o-s-s for North Country Girls

December 23, 2012

JAY–The North Country girls hockey team continued their pattern of disorganized play in the first period, which eventually led to their downfall, as they lost 3-1 to the Harwood Highlanders on Saturday night.
"Maybe the holiday's started early," quipped head coach Claude Paul. "I don't know what it was, but we couldn't seem to do anything right."
The night started off with starting goalie Mikaella Doran sitting on the bench due to illness, so that opened the door for junior Brianna Bocelli to make her first start of the season.
The Highlanders would not be kind to her.

Craftsbury Sweeps Stephen Willey Memorial Tournament

December 23, 2012

CRAFTSBURY–Christmas came early to the Craftsbury Academy, complete with a visit from Bill "Santa Claus" Lee, as both the boy's and the girl's teams won their respective divisions of the Stephen Willey Memorial Tournament on Saturday.

Lake Region Enters the Holiday Break in Great Shape, Falcons Lose at MVU

December 23, 2012

ORLEANS–Drew Gallup had 16 points, and three other Rangers tied with 8 as Lake Region rolled over Peoples Academy 58-29 on Thursday.
The boys set the stage early, outscoring the Wolves 19-2 in the first quarter.
Gallup, Caleb Prue and Dennis Newland each had four points in the opening frame.
From there the points kept on coming.
Fourteen in the second, seventeen in the third, and finally eight in the fourth to wrap things up.
Every member of the team, save for one got in the scorebook on Thursday, making the win a very dominating team effort.

Falcons Win in Convincing Fashion, 54-23

December 21, 2012

NEWPORT–Anna Bingham led all scorers with fifteen points and the North Country defense held the Cougars to single digits in all four quarters, as the Falcons rolled over Mount Mansfield 54-23.
"I think we played really well together today," said senior Michaela Stanley. "We made a lot of passes on offense and on defense our pressure was intense."
It was evident form the tip-off that North Country was going to have an easy time of it.
Bingham opened the scoring, followed by four points from Desiree Coffin and two form Britni Jewer before the Cougars' Rebecca Rapacz got MMU on the board.

Viens, DeLaBruere Each Net Two in Falcons 5-3 Win

December 20, 2012

JAY–The North Country boy's hockey team made their home debut on Wednesday evening, defeating the Spaulding Crimson Tide 5-3 to push their record to 2-0 on the young season.
The team was led by Ross DeLaBruere, who netted two goals and added two assists in a very productive four point night.
Already playing with a short bench, injuries to defensemen Brody Jacobs and Nate Marsh made it that much more of a challenge for coach Andrew Roy to find bodies to fill the holes vacated by these two.

Doran Shuts-out Burlington in 1-0 NCU Victory

December 20, 2012

BURLINGTON–Whitney Bernier scored nine seconds into the second period and Mikaella Doran stopped twenty-eight shots as the North Country girl's hockey team avenged an earlier 3-1 loss, defeating Division I So. Burlington 1-0 on Wednesday night.
"It was a slow start for us, and Mikealla really kept us in the game until we found our stride," said coach Claude Paul.
Indeed it was a rough start for the Falcons, as So. Burlington posted 14 shots on Doran in the first.
As the game went on, the Falcons got better.

Alpine Falcons Start Season

December 20, 2012

The North Country Alpine team got their season underway at the St.J hosted "Pre-Christmas Carnival Slalom.”
Many new faces hit the slopes of Burke Mountain for the Falcons, and here are some of the results.
Girls Combined 2 runs
1.Shelby Kantor, St.J 1:48.21
2.Pearce Bourassa, Linwood 1:49.54
3.Tori Harrington, MMU, 1:49.61
36. Janey Maci, NCU
Boys Combined 2 runs
1. Liam Genereaux, LI 1:39.88
2. Kyle Polson, MMU 1:40.80
3. Alvaro Catalan, MMU 1:46.60
26. Braxton Birchard, NCU
42. Jacob Swanson, NCU
43. Evan Clarke, NCU
44. Sam Bradley, NCU

Falcon Hockey Wins Out, Updates to Follow.

December 20, 2012

NCU hockey picked up wins tonight across the board.
Boy's 5-3 over Spaulding.
Girl's 1-0 over South Burlington.

Falcon Wrestlers Compete in Only Home Meet of the Season

December 19, 2012

DERBY–The North Country wrestling team welcomed St. Johnsbury Academy and Champlain Valley Union to IROC for their lone home meet of the year on Tuesday night.
The night got underway with round one of action, pitting CVU against St. Johnsbury in their first matches of the evening, as the the Falcons stood in the wings, watching and waiting for their turn on the mat.
After the two visitors wrapped up, coach Chris Mandigo took to the mic to honor his seniors, Trevor Roberts, Josh Tompkins and Makenzie Steele.
After the ceremony, the Falcon-Redhawk matches got underway.

Duncan, Hatin Lead Falcons Past MVU 94-90

December 16, 2012

NEWPORT–The weekend's most anticipated game in Orleans County had to be the showdown between MVU and North Country in boy's basketball action.
The NCU gym was packed with the biggest crowd I have ever witnessed, all waiting to see how the new look Falcons fared against the state's top player Matthieu St.Amour and the rest of the Thunderbirds.
Players from Lake Region and UCA flooded into the gym, eager for play to begin.

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