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Dunklees Set for Olympic Adventure

January 28, 2014

BARTON–"Skiing has been a part of her soul since before she could walk."
Those were the words Judy Robatille-Dunklee used to describe her daughter, United States Olympic Biathlete Susan Dunklee's passion for her sport.
Now of course the Biathlon combines both skiing and target shooting, and we will get to the shooting part later, but the first part, skiing, has long been a tradition in the Dunklee household.

Bohannon Eclipse’s 1,000 Point Marker in Lady Charger Win

January 28, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–Entering Monday night's game against the Richford Rockets, Craftsbury's Janet Bohannon needed just three points to reach the 1,000 career point plateau.
She wasted little time getting there, firing home a three pointer ten seconds into the contest, drawing a thunderous ovation from the packed Craftsbury Gymnasium.
"I didn't think it was going in. When I got the ball I thought 'here's my chance.,'" said Bohannon after the game. "Coach and I had talked about shooting the three at the start of the game, and it just happened just like that.

Falcons Tie, Rangers Win, More

January 28, 2014

Staff Reports
GIRLS HOCKEY
No. Country 2, Harwood 2
WATERBURY-After getting down 2-0 through two periods of play, the North Country Falcons scored twice in the third to force overtime, and the eventual tie with the Harwood Highlanders.
“We’ve played better, but we came to play,” said NCU coach Claude Paul.
It would be the power-play doing the damage for the Falcons in third period.
Working with a 5-3 advantage, Whitney Bernier converted a pass from Taylor Morley to make it 2-1.

DeLaBruere’s Hat Trick Leads Falcons Past Rice Green Knights

January 28, 2014

JAY-In Monday night’s make-up game between the North Country Falcons and the Rice Green Knights, the Knights were no match for the stellar offense from the home team Falcons, as Ross DeLaBruere’s hat trick led North Country past Rice 7-2.
Ryan Paul and Travis Tetreault were also big contributors in this game, as each player had two goals.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-29-14

Bobwhites Erase Two-Goal Deficit to Beat Falcons

January 26, 2014

JAY-If you were heading up the mountain on Saturday afternoon to watch the North Country boys hockey team take on BFA St. Albans you were hoping for two things; First was finding a park spot, the second was watching North Country get a win.
While everybody in attendance managed to find a place to put their car, they would not get to see a Falcon victory, as the Bobwhites rallied from a two-goal deficit in the first to earn the 3-2 win.

Caswell’s Lay-Up Sends North Country Past Hartford

January 26, 2014

NEWPORT–After suffering a tough 57-22 loss to Essex on Thursday evening, the North Country girls basketball team suited up again on Friday night to host the Hartford Lady Hurricanes.
After getting out to a huge a lead, the Falcons endured a second half rally by the Lady Canes to hold on for a 36-34 win.
"I am proud and ecstatic for my girls for holding on and pulling out the win," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "It was definitely a game of two halves, and in the second we really showed our mental toughness."
For the full story, see the Express on 1-27-13.

Weekend Round-Up: Falcons Lose, Lady Rangers Win, More

January 26, 2014

GIRLS HOCKEY
Spaulding 1, No. Country 0 OT
JAY–For the first forty-nine minutes and thirty-two seconds of the game nobody could find the back of the net, but with twenty-eight seconds remaining in overtime, Spaulding's Julia Ormsby shot a puck that went off of Falcon goalie Mikaella Doran's glove and into the back of the net to give the Crimson Tide the win.
"I think we competed well right from the start," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "We had a strategy of matching up with their best player, and we succeeded for the most part, and I think it was really a constant battle the whole game."

Craftsbury Academy Dominates Stephen Willey Tournament

January 26, 2014

CRAFTSBURY-Craftsbury Academy held their annual Stephen Willey Tournament this past weekend, and both the boy's team and the girl's team came away with a first place trophy.
The tournament was in memory of good friend and basketball player Stephen Willey, who past away unexpectedly in January of 2010.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-27-13.

Thirty-Two Minute Effort Results in Big Win for North Country

January 22, 2014

NEWPORT–Looking at the standings before the start of Tuesday's boy's basketball game between North Country and CVU, I figured that this was definitely a game where the Falcons could make a statement.
Both teams had similar records, and had wins and losses against common opponents.
When I got to the gym, I told public address announcer Bob Currier that this was going to be a good game, and that I thought the Falcons could come away with a win.

Big Second Quarter Play Helps Burlington Past North Country

January 21, 2014

NEWPORT–While the North Country girls basketball team had a tough time scoring on Monday night, they did show some real progress with their defensive game despite losing to the Burlington Seahorses 46-21.
"We showed some real improvement on defense tonight," said NCU coach Christiane Brown.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-22-13.

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