Archive - Sports Article
February 23rd, 2014
CRAFTSBURYâ€“On Saturday afternoon in front of a packed house full of excited, passionate basketball fans, the Craftsbury Lady Chargers defeated the Whitcomb/Rochester Hornets 43-35 to advance to tonight's Division IV semi-final contest in Barre.
"These girls deserve this,â€ť said Craftsbury coach Rick Thomas. "For us to be present, to be the smallest school (in Barre) and to be relevant in this conversation speaks volumes to how focused (the girls) have been all year. This has been our objective and we have set our performances standards to meet this and these guys are going (to Barre)."
ORLEANSâ€“The Lake Region Rangers closed out the 2013-2014 regular season in grand fashion by running over the BFA Fairfax Bullets 74-48 on Friday evening.
With it being senior night, Ingalls had elected to start all five of his seniors, and the move would pay dividends early, as Lake Region came out of the gates on fire.
For the full story, see the Express on 2-24-14.
MILTON-Coming off a decisive victory in their opening round match-up against the Vergennes Commodores, the Lake Region Lady Rangers faced off against the Milton Yellowjackets in a Division II quarter-final game Saturday afternoon.
JAYâ€“The final regular season game for the North Country Falcons held important play-off implications.
If they could defeat Rutland and if Colchester lost, then they would lock down the number four seed and earn a home play-off game.
Lose and they would have to hit the road to open the post-season, something they have not had to do in three years.
JAYâ€“Senior Night was an appropriate title to describe the North Country Falcons' evening on Wednesday.
With senior netminder Chase LaCourse between the pipes, all four senior forwards scored at least one goal, with Ross DeLaBruere and Ryan Paul each netting two, as the Falcons picked up a 7-2 win over the Rutland Red Raiders to close out the regular season.
Craftsbury 67, Websterville 14
CRAFTSBURY-Sitting in fourth place in Division IV, the Craftsbury girls started their journey to the Barre Auditorium by hosting 13th ranked Websterville on Wednesday night.
They did not disappoint the fans in attendance, as the rolled to a 67-14 win to advance to the quarter-finals.
Janet Bohannon paced the Lady Chargers with 21 points.
With the win, Craftsbury will now host Whitcomb with a trip to Barre on the line.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“The Chelsea Red Devils play in the paint during the third quarter gave them the separation they needed to pull away from the Craftsbury Chargers and pick up a 61-42 win on Tuesday evening.
"We fought hard from start to finish," said Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano. "Chelsea has a great inside-outside game and tonight they caught us with that inside game and made it tough for us to defend in the second half."
Before play got underway, the Chargers honored their two out going seniors, Logan Masse and Paul Saaman.
ORLEANS-For the Lake Region Lady Rangers, itâ€™s been an up and down year.
A slow start left them at 0-4 but it has become obvious over the course of the season the young crew has gotten better.
Visiting Vergennes found that out the hard way as the blue and white put the hammer down with heavy pressure early and ran away with a 40 point play-down victory.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Falcons utilized a balanced scoring attack, and made some timely shots late to pick up a 61-58 win over the Spaulding Crimson Tide on Monday night.
"We saw a lot of heart out there tonight," NCU coach Ed Duncan said about his team after the game. "In each of the games over the last couple of weeks we have been there, but we haven't put in the full four quarters together to finish it out. But tonight we displayed that we are capable of doing that."
CRAFTSBURYâ€“What started out as a good back and forth contest ended with foul-filled fourth quarter as the Craftsbury Charger boys fell to the Mid-Vermont Christian Eagles 56-47 on Saturday afternoon.
"Defensively, Mid-Vermont went into a one-three-one zone and we couldn't crack it," said a visibly upset Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano after the game. "I think it was as simple as that and we got frustrated offensively and it filtered down throughout the rest of the team."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-17-14.