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Swimmers, Staff Battle the Elements to Complete a Successful 2012 In Search of Memphre

September 11, 2012

Newport, VT and Magog, QC–On September 8th, 2012 seven marathon swimmers undertook the 25 mile, international swim, going the length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec. Swimmers departed in two waves from The Gateway Center in Newport. The first group of four left at 12:12 am with the second wave of three leaving an hour later at 1:12 am. The plan was to start the faster swimmers later so that the distance between swimmers would compress during the night before it spread out later in the swim.

UCA Notches First Win of the Year, Defeat Mid-VT 5-2

September 11, 2012

On Monday, the UCA Crusader boys picked up their first win in their second game of the young soccer season, defeating Mid-Vermont 5-2.
Jon DeLaBruere opened the scoring about 4 minutes into the game with a beautiful shot into the corner of the net from outside the 18.
The Crusaders were just getting started.
Justin Limoge and Dale Martell’s goals increased the lead to 3-0 before Mid-Vermont got on the board on a header by Austin Sayer.
Sayer was able to redirect a corner into the net to cut the lead to 3-1.

Craftsbury Academy's New Gym is a Total Community Effort

September 11, 2012

The construction of the new gymnasium at Craftsbury Academy has been a team effort between the school and members of the community.
Thirty-eight landowners donated approximately 180 trees, including 8,860 feet of Sugar Maple for the main floor and 2,860 of Yellow Birch for the out of bounds area, towards the construction of the new gym.
Tom Lathrop of Vermont Specialty Wood Products from Bristol, VT, manufactured the wood for the school at a huge savings (aprox. $35,000.00).
Don Blake from Morrisville donated all the nails, and Menard’s Agway donated flooring nailers.

Urie Strikes Again, Goes for Four in Win Over Richford

September 9, 2012

ORLEANS–To say Tyrah Urie is off to a good start this season would be like saying that the sun is a relatively warm place to be.
Well, much like the sun, Urie is on fire.
After scoring twice in the season opener at Lyndon, she doubled her output on Saturday, banging home four more goals in a 4-1 win over Richford, bringing her season total to six, leaving her an average of a hat-trick per game in the young season.
"Sometimes when the skill isn't good and everyone's effort stay's up, you can win some soccer games," said coach Brad Urie.

Ranger Boys’ Play Inspiring in 2-0 Loss to Peoples Academy

September 9, 2012

ORLEANS–Folks in attendance at the Lake Region-People's Academy boy's soccer game on Friday came away with a sense of how well this year's Rangers can play, as they more than held their own against a traditionally very good Wolves team in a 2-0 loss.
"I think we played with a lot of heart, a lot of desire, and we created some chances," said coach Tom Evans.
In fact one could argue that for several stretches of play, Lake Region was the better team.
What was working for the Rangers early was their collapsing style of defense.

Falcons Drop Late Week Contests to MVU and MMU

September 9, 2012

NEWPORT–Matt St.Amour's penalty kick goal with 10:50 left to play in the first half was all the scoring that the Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds needed, as they played the role of spoiler in the North Country boys' soccer team's home opener, winning the contest 1-0.
Although this makes two losses in a row, coach James McKenny is philosophical in his take on the situation.
"We do have somewhat of a luxury, being that it is early in the season and we can try and make some moves within the line-up and how we look on the field."

Football Falcons’ Woes Continue, UCA Soccer Sees Improvement in Weekend Round-up

September 9, 2012

FOOTBALL
North Country 30, U-32 40
EAST MONTPELIER–The North Country football team took a 30-28 lead into the fourth quarter, but would never score again as the running game of the Raiders was too much for the Falcons to handle, and they fell by the final score of 40-30.
"Things were going well, but we just could not stop their running attack," said coach Tim Simoneau as he team now stands at 0-2.
"The offense however was doing exactly what I wanted them to do."

Lady Rangers Earn First Win of the Year Against Lyndon

September 6, 2012

LYNDON–After a scoreless first half, Tyrah Urie picked up right where she left off last season, netting both goals in the Lady Rangers 2-1 win over the Vikings on Wednesday.
"We played well at times," said coach Brad Urie, who was happy to get the win, but not one hundred percent pleased with his team's performance on the field.
The first half was a back and forth forty minutes of soccer with neither team getting the upper hand.
Early in the second, Urie netted her first goal of the season, a header off of a pass from Hannah Leroux.

Falcons Shut-out Mauraders 3-0

September 6, 2012

NORTHFIELD–Coach Jose´ Batista's prediction that Devinnie Davis and Crystal Moss were going to be impact players for the Falcons' girls soccer team came true as the duo each had two points to help lead North Country over Northfield 3-0.
"We looked very good. The girls came out hard, played well and we are very pleased with their effort," said Batista after the game.
In the first half North Country went up 1-0 on Davis' first varsity goal. Moss drew the assist on the tally.
Anna Bingham made it 2-0, with Davis getting the helper.

Solons Edge Falcons 1-0 in Tight Field Hockey Contest

September 5, 2012

NEWPORT–After dropping their season opener to Rice by the score of 4-0, the North Country field hockey team had a much better showing against Montpelier, even though they were bested by the Solons 1-0.
"I think they improved on everything," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "Their spacing was good, their talking was good, and Danielle played a great game."
After the Falcons controlled the ball in the early minutes, the Solons started to find their groove.
Montpelier won the race to the scoreboard when they were able to make the best of a scoring opportunity off of a corner.

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