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Hand, Foot and Mouth Continues to Plague NCU Athletics, UPDATED

September 16, 2014

NEWPORT-The outbreak of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease continues to be a problem for the North Country athletic department.
Tuesday’s varsity soccer games against the Lyndon Institute Vikings have been canceled, as have the jv games scheduled for Wednesday.
Wednesday’s varsity field hockey game against Milton has also been canceled.
No make-up dates for any of the contests have been announced as of this writing.
The games were canceled because the visiting schools did not want to send their kids up to Newport for fear of catching the highly contagious disease.

Weekend Rdp Falcons, Lady Rangers Remain Undefeated, More

September 15, 2014

NCU 2, Montpelier 0
MONTPELIER–The North Country Falcons field hockey team kept their winning streak rolling on Saturday, as they picked up a shut-out win over the Montpelier Solons on Saturday afternoon.
"It was a great game," said NC coach Chantelle Bouchard. "There was quite a bit of rain falling, but we dominated the whole game. It was a huge team effort."
Kaitlyn Young scored in the first half to open up the scoring and giving the Falcons a 1-0 lead.
Adrianna Fournier had the assist on the goal.

Brunnette Takes First Place at Burlington Invitational

September 15, 2014

Reporting for NCU cross country at the Burlington Invitational at not-so-sunny North Beach in Burlington, VT.
The day started with overcast skies, light winds and temps in the 50s that changed to drizzle by the boys varsity race (And then let go with a steady rain following the award ceremony).
Note on the course – it was advertised as a “fast and flat” course – it left out the half-mile hill at the start of the race, a gravel hill stretch and the fact that the course was a bit long this year, so basically not so fast nor flat.

Second Half Scoring Sends Falcons Past Vikings

September 11, 2014

NEWPORT–After a slow start in the first half, the North Country field hockey team picked up their pace in the second and went on the attack, scoring two goals in twenty-three minutes to pick up the 2-0 win over the Lyndon Institute Vikings.
"We finally woke up," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard, referring to the difference in play between the first and the second half. "They were real flat in the beginning and we just could not get anything in the goal."
As the coach said, things were a little flat in the first half.

Brunnette, Ellis Win at Inaugural Kingdom Cup XC Meet

September 10, 2014

DERBY-The North Country Falcons held their annual home cross country meet on Wednesday afternoon, but this year it came with a little twist.
Known in years past as just the home cross country meet, this year the team re-branded the event as the Kingdom Cup.
"The Kingdom Cup is a lead in to leagues," said NCU coach Chris Shaffer. "We needed more competition up here and it is great to have more numbers for competition. Hopefully we can keep this tradition going."
With the re-branding came a new course design that will allow for a little more flexibility with course length.

Peoples Academy Shuts Out North Country 1-0

September 10, 2014

NEWPORT–The North Country Falcons just could not find to back of the net against the Peoples Academy Wolves, and a goal by the Wolves' Shawn-Dee Baird ten minutes into the second was all the visiting team needed to pick up the win.
"It was definitely a game of two halves," said NC coach James McKenny. "We were not doing what was working for us in the first half, not using the space, not playing the feet and we got into that kick and run game and it is not going to be successful anywhere you play these days.”
For the full story, see the Express on 9-10-14.

UCA Crusaders Fall to Mid-Vermont Eagles 4-2

September 8, 2014

NEWPORT–The UCA Crusaders boys team was in action on Monday afternoon, playing host to the Mid-Vermont Eagles at Gardner Park.
While the Crusaders showed improvement from their first match with Richford, it would be the Eagles flying a little higher, rallying back from a 2-0 hole in the second half to with the contest 4-2.

Falcons Win Maple Barrel Bowl 47-22, End Winless Streak!

September 7, 2014

NEWPORT–It's over.
Forget about it.
Yep, that's right, the North Country Falcons football team took their two-year winless streak and kicked it straight through the uprights as they fought for, and rightly earned, a well deserved, and long time coming, 47-22 win over the Lyndon Institute Vikings on Friday night at Veteran's Field.

Urie Siblings Record Hatricks, NC Field Hockey Wins, More

September 7, 2014

Lake Region 7, Enosburg 0
ORLEANS-Tyrah Urie scored three goals and Jordyn Cowles stopped three shots as the Lady Rangers improved to 2-0 with their win over Enosburg on Friday afternoon.
"We got a lot of contributions from a lot of different players," said LR coach Brad Urie. "We get scoring from up and down the line-up, which only makes us stronger. Our veteran players stepped up and our new players are learning what to do in order to help us win."

United Christian Girls Fall to Rockets 5-0 in Season Opener

September 4, 2014

NEWPORT–The UCA Lady Crusaders opened play on Thursday afternoon as they hosted the Richford Rockets for a little Division IV soccer action.
While UCA gave it their all out on the field, the end result would be in favor of the visiting Rockets, as Richford came away with a win to move on 1-0 on the young season.
"The girls had an amazing effort,"said UCA coach Lyne Limoges. "We have a lot of new players and we've got our seasoned players and I think they held their own very well."
For the full story, see the Express on 9-5-14.

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