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Chargers Pick up First Win of the Season

September 22, 2011

CANAAN -- The Craftsbury Academy boys picked up their first win of the young season with a 4-1 victory over Canaan High School Tuesday afternoon, and ran their overall record to 1-2.
Jason Martin and Kyle Adams each picked up 2 goals for the Chargers en route to the victory. Andrew Marckres played outstanding in net, giving up the loan Canaan goal on a penalty kick with 8 minutes remaining in the contest. Coach Ruetz was very pleased with the way his team played and was thrill to pick up win number 1 on the season.

LR Girls Fall to Oxbow 4-0

September 22, 2011

OXBOW – The Lake Region Lady Rangers suffered their first defeat of the 2011 campaign, as the Oxbow Olympians blanked them 4-0. The Blue and White gave up 4 first half goals and played from behind the entire game. Freshman Goaltender Jordan Cowles made the start in place of the injured Allie Hall. Hall is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain earlier in the week at practice. Coach Brad Urie remained optimistic after the defeat.

Falcons Fall 3-2 to BHS in OT

September 22, 2011

BURLINGTON– The North Country boys soccer team dropped a close game to Burlington in overtime by the score of 3-2.
"It was another strong defensive performance by our squad," said Coach James McKenny.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the final minutes of regulation, Brian DeLaBruere put his head to work, putting in back to back goals off his noggin to tie the game.
The Seahorses would not be deterred by the Falcons late rally.
"Hustle made goals happen (today)," said McKenny.

North Country Officially Welcomes Cheerleading Back into the Fold

September 22, 2011

NEWPORT–It is official.
Cheerleading is making it's long awaited return to North Country Union High. After their second meeting on Tuesday, Head Coach Danielle Gage and Athletic Director Mike Kiser both confirmed the team's status as active.
"We are going to be cheering at the football games on the 30th and the the 21st (of October) and if there is a play-off game we will be there too," said Coach Gage.

Rice Shuts Out Falcons 3-0

September 21, 2011

NEWPORT–The North Country Field Hockey team ran into a talented group of girls from Rice Memorial on Tuesday afternoon as they fell to the Green Knights by the score of 3-0.
Going into the game, Coach Chantelle Bouchard understood her team would be facing an uphill battle, and her girls were prepared to make a stand.
"Our team was playing big defense (today), that is what we knew we were going have to do from the get-go, and hopefully get to 7 on 7 play, but it didn't work out that way."

NCUHS Stages Dramatic Comeback, 28-26 Over Slaters

September 18, 2011

NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons got down by ten points in the first half before rallying for a 28-26 decision over Fair Haven Friday night.
The Falcons senior power back Adam Pothier carried two Slater defenders on his back into the end zone with under five minutes remaining to clinch the win. The Falcons, now 3-0 on the season, showed great resilience and a never say die spirit to complete the comeback.
The contest started on a bad omen early as the Falcons promptly fumbled their first play from scrimmage on their own 35.

Falcons Beat MMU 2-1

September 18, 2011

NEWPORT–When a team is squaring off against a heated rival, and yes MMU has become a rival as of late in the world of North Country girls soccer, the words you do not want to hear are;
"Coach I'm sick and can't play."
While those are not the exact words spoken to the coaching tandem of Joe Batista and Peter Alexander, that is the situation they faced as starting goaltender Lindsay Geoffrey was unable to go on Thursday afternoon against the Cougars.

Rangers Handle Indians, Win 3-1

September 18, 2011

DANVILLE–The Lake Region Lady Rangers traveled to Danville on Saturday, and they didn’t disappoint the fans that made the trip down to see them play. The Blue and White walked away with a 3-1 victory, much to the pleasure of their Head Coach Brad Urie.

Essex Crusies Past NC 5-1

September 18, 2011

NEWPORT–An ugly first half that saw the undefeated Essex Hornets put a four spot on the board set the stage for a 5-1 win over the Falcons in boys soccer action on Friday.
"In this game we learned what works for us as a team," said head coach James McKenny.
And perhaps what doesn't, as things did not get off to a good start at all. Essex was issued a penalty kick early in the game, and while waiting for said kick to take place, NC netminder Logan Fortier was issued a yellow card for taunting the Hornets' Said Gosto.

Solons Upset Falcons 1-0

September 18, 2011

NEWPORT– The Falcon field hockey girls, despite not playing at their best, should have picked up an easy win over the Solons of Montpelier. Instead, they were unable to to get their offense going and fell by the score of 1-0.
"I thought this wasn't our game, honestly I am at a lost for words," said Coach Bouchard after the game.
The Falcons clearly were the better team on the field, and that is even with all the errors that they made, but it was the little things that bothered the coach so much.

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