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Falcons Defeat Hilltoppers 70-68 in OT Thriller

January 4, 2012

NEWPORT–Already 3-0 at home this season, the North Country boys won their fourth game of the year in dramatic fashion on Tuesday evening as they picked up the 70-68 victory over St. Johnsbury on the back of Colton White's game winner in double-overtime.
"It was very, very intense," said White of the game, "We played with a lot of heart. In the beginning our offense wasn't really flowing, so we had to gain some momentum to get it going."

Huskies No Problem for Chargers in Twin Bill

January 4, 2012

CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers hosted the Cabot Huskies Tuesday night as part of a Varsity girls/boys twin-bill between the two schools. The Chargers started off slow, but once the team settled into the game, they never looked back.
They led at the end of 1 by a score of 11-7, with 5 different players scoring points for the blue and white. But, it was the 2nd quarter that blew the game wide open. Craftsbury held the Huskies to just a single point, while they torched the hardwood by pumping in 16, including 8 by Hattie Brochu, to build a 27-8 halftime lead.

The North Country Nordic Teams Open Season at Mt. Hor

January 4, 2012

WESTMORE– The North Country nordic team hosted their first meet of the season this past weekend at Mt. Hor. On the Boys side, MMU emerged as the team victor, scoring 21 points while the Falcons took home 10th place with 206 pts.
MMU went 1, 2, 3 with Ben Hegman, Henry Harmeyer, and NIck Shallow in the top spots. The Falcons top finisher was Brian DeLaBruere with a time of 17:34, a shade over three minutes behind the leader Hegman.

Falcon Boys Mean Business, KO BFA 71-66

December 31, 2011

NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons finally put away visiting BFA St. Albans after halting several Bobwhite runs to take a 71-66 win at Falcon Gym. The last contest played during the 2011 calender year gave NCU their third triumph of the season, one more than they achieved all last winter.
BFA fought to the end, erasing a 16 point Falcon lead down to three with 8 seconds to go. Their attempted tying three pointer caromed off the back iron.

Falcons Avenge Earlier Loss, Drub Vikings 61-35

December 31, 2011

NEWPORT–Revenge is a dish best served cold. With temperatures hovering around the single digits on Thursday night, the Falcon basketball girls avenged their season opener loss to Lyndon Institute with a resounding 61-35 beat down of their neighbors from the south.
Signs pointed to a rough and tumble rematch for North Country. Emma Joslin was on the bench early with two fouls, but the team rallied around her by spreading out the offense to build a 13-7 first quarter lead.

Early Deficit Too Much, Essex Defeats NCU 5-2

December 31, 2011

JAY–After a magnificent game the last time these two teams met back in March (albeit the post game stuff was not so great), the anticipation level was high when the Essex Hornets came in to square off against the North Country boys hockey team Friday night at Jay Peak.
Instead, despite a revamping of the lines in hopes of generating more offense, the Falcons fell 5-2 to the boys in gold and blue.
However, in the loss, coach Andrew Roy was quick to talk about the positives from the game.

Rangers Drop 5th Straight 49-39 to Vikings

December 31, 2011

ORLEANS–Lake Region dropped its’ 5th straight contest Friday night in a match-up against the Lyndon Institute Vikings by the score of 49-39.
The Rangers looked determined to end the losing streak and started off the contest better than their last matchup against the Vikes. In their previous meeting, the blue and white found themselves trailing 19-4 after the first 8 minutes of play.

Windsor Holds Off Late Ranger Surge, Wins 44-37

December 29, 2011

ORLEANS-The Lake Region Lady Rangers and Windsor Yellow Jackets have waged some epic battles in championship play since 2007. The pair of perennial championship contenders have made a habit out of playing big games against each other. Windsor has had the last word winning three of four title clashes. They have combined a strong skill set with a little good fortune, as they have played the LR girls with the Rangers down a key player in the last two title games.

Websterville Warriors Dominate Crusaders 93-27

December 27, 2011

NEWPORT–In the second half of the double-header, it was the UCA boys squaring off against the Websterville Baptist Warriors. The contest could be called a soul crushing defeat for United Christian, as the Crusaders as dropped the game 93 -27 to the Warriors.
"Obviously the score reflects that they were definitely the better team today," said Coach Tony DeLaBruere.
At the start of the game UCA seemed to be able to run with the quick moving Warriors.

Crusaders Burned by Red Devils 65-23

December 27, 2011

NEWPORT–It was a tough day at the court for the UCA Lady Crusaders on Tuesday, as they fell to the Chelsea Red Devils 65-23.
The first quarter started out optimistically for UCA. The two teams traded baskets with Laura Libby putting up six points in the opening eight minutes to lead the Crusaders.
"I was very pleased to have us come out and play in the first quarter," said coach Sarah Roy,"They pressed us and we handled the press ok."

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