Marshall Faulk's high school football coach died of COVID-19 early on in the pandemic. The coronavirus hit home for Rod Woodson when he and his family got sick and his daughter's boyfriend lost his father.
TOKYO (AP) — Sifan Hassan’s bid for a distance treble at the Olympics was nearly derailed Monday when the world champion tripped over another runner and fell at the final bell of her 1,500-meter heat.
BARRE–This past weekend, a team comprised of local players, and some from other parts of the state, competed in the “There’s no Crying in Softball” tournament in Barre.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — He entered the league, to quote his head coach, as an “unknown.” Three years later, J.C. Jackson has made a name for himself as a defensive ballhawk in the New England Patriots secondary.
ST. JOHNSBURY–North Country head football coach Lonnie Wade got his first really good look at the 2021 Falcons this past weekend when the team traveled down I-91 to compete in St. Johnsbury Academy’s annual 7-7 football tournament.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jonnu Smith struggled to contain his tears earlier this offseason shortly after signing a free-agent contract with the Patriots.
NEWPORT–Lake Memphremagog opened her arms wide and welcomed The Return of Kingdom Swim and a couple hundred open water swimmers and yackers from around the country.
LOUDON, NH–Recently NASCAR made their annual stop at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and one local family, along with a friend, were in town to attend the weekend’s activity.
On Sunday afternoon, the ten flight winning duos engaged in a shootout to determine who would be crowned the 2021 winner of the Newport Country Club’s annual Member-Guest Tournament.
NEWPORT–The Newport Parks and Recreation summer field hockey continues to be a popular summertime activity, even though numbers are a bit lower this summer as people return to their familiar summertime activities after last year’s restrictive summer measures.
When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team's family members and friends in the seats.
NEWPORT–Campers at the Vermont Fast Break Basketball Camp got some words of wisdom on Thursday afternoon after lunch from a man who knows a thing or two about coaching basketball.
SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL hit the accelerator on expansion some 30 years ago it brought hockey to untapped markets, warm weather destinations and established a footprint throughout all corners of North America.
Pierre McGuire's knowledge of where seemingly everyone in the NHL played pee-wee, junior or college hockey will now go to use in a setting far more private than national television.
BARTON–The Lake Region 10-U All-Star team wrapped up their season with an appearance at the Cal Ripken State Tournament in Hartford, VT at the Maxfield Sports Complex during the final weekend in June.
NEWPORT–A familiar face to those who follow NBA basketball and North Country athletics will be making a return to his old stomping grounds next Thursday.
Brendan Gallagher lowered his head and began wiping tears from his scarred face, having difficulty accepting the sudden finality of the Montreal Canadiens’ season being over.
MONTREAL (AP) — During a season that has been anything but normal for Dominique Ducharme, the Montreal Canadiens interim coach finds it somehow apt his team is flying into a potential hurricane for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
NEWPORT–The North Country athletic department announced the various award winners for the 2021 spring sports season. For the full story, see the Express on 7-6-21.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When the Stanley Cup Final shifts to Montreal for Games 3 and 4, the Canadiens expect to have coach Dominique Ducharme back behind their bench.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews revealed Wednesday that he missed this past season while dealing with what he described as chronic immune response syndrome.
TAMPA, Fla. - The 2021 Stanley Cup Final will feature the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning, the series will also showcase two former Catamounts in Canadiens Head Coach Dominique Ducharme ‘95 and Lightning forward Ross Colton ‘18. The series begins tonight at 8 p.m. on NBCSN and CBC.
The Vermont women were able to end a four game losing streak against their opponents from New Hampshire in the annual Make-A-Wish Game on Saturday, as they came away with a 4-2 win.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia has been cleared from COVID-19 protocol and could play against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have hired Brooklyn Nets assistant Ime Udoka to be their new coach, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
DERBY–The North Country U-14 and U-16 softball teams got together at the Field of Dreams softball field at the junior high for a little split-squad game.
ORLEANS–A pair of Lake Region golfers were amongst those that earned a scholarship from the Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund for the 2020-2021 scholastic year.
When Chris Therien lost his sister in 2006, Luke Richardson was one of the first people there for support. Therien repaid that in 2010 when Richardson’s daughter Daron died by suicide at the age of 14.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Maybe it was the heat that touched nearly 120 degrees down on the track. Maybe it was the jostling right after the starting gun that sent five or six runners scrambling to keep their feet.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony is returning to its standard seating format, opening the door for another big crowd.
BURLINGTON–The North Country track and field team sent ten of their members to compete in the Vermont State Decathlon Championships at Burlington High School last Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Saturday, June 26th, Korey Champney will suit up with the best female senior high school hockey players to represent Vermont in the 24th annual women’s All-Star Twin State Hockey Classic, aka the Make-A-Wish hockey game.
NEWPORT–Under threatening skies the Newport 12-U Cal Ripken Championships took place, as the Red Sox were the home team against the visiting Cardinals in the final showdown of the season.
BOSTON (AP) — The NHL fined Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy $25,000 on Tuesday for his criticism of the officials after Game 5 of Boston’s second-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.
MONTREAL (AP) — Tyler Toffoli scored at 1:39 of overtime, lifting the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night and a four-game sweep of their second-round playoff series.
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