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January 29th, 2014
CRAFTSBURYâ€“After a slow first half that saw the Craftsbury Chargers and the Whitcomb Hornets combine for a total of thirty-four points, the two teams ramped it up in the second half with the Chargers gaining the upper hand and coming away with the 52-38 win.
"We were very sluggish from the start," said Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano. "The boys saw (Whitcomb's) record and thought they were going to come in this game and roll over them, but I knew that wasn't going to be the case. (Whitcomb) is a hard working bunch and they created some mismatches for us with their speed."
NEWPORT-The Saint Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers used a high percentage outside attack and a balanced inside game as they captured their ninth straight victory this winter over the North Country falcons by an 84-46 final.
North Country was coached by JV head man George Azur, as well as varsity assistants Mike Gonyaw and Ian Dinzeo, as Ed Duncan sat out the second contest of his two-games due to suspension.
A suspension, according to locals who saw the contest, was unjust at best.
BARTONâ€“"Skiing has been a part of her soul since before she could walk."
Those were the words Judy Robatille-Dunklee used to describe her daughter, United States Olympic Biathlete Susan Dunklee's passion for her sport.
Now of course the Biathlon combines both skiing and target shooting, and we will get to the shooting part later, but the first part, skiing, has long been a tradition in the Dunklee household.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“Entering Monday night's game against the Richford Rockets, Craftsbury's Janet Bohannon needed just three points to reach the 1,000 career point plateau.
She wasted little time getting there, firing home a three pointer ten seconds into the contest, drawing a thunderous ovation from the packed Craftsbury Gymnasium.
"I didn't think it was going in. When I got the ball I thought 'here's my chance.,'" said Bohannon after the game. "Coach and I had talked about shooting the three at the start of the game, and it just happened just like that.
No. Country 2, Harwood 2
WATERBURY-After getting down 2-0 through two periods of play, the North Country Falcons scored twice in the third to force overtime, and the eventual tie with the Harwood Highlanders.
â€śWeâ€™ve played better, but we came to play,â€ť said NCU coach Claude Paul.
It would be the power-play doing the damage for the Falcons in third period.
Working with a 5-3 advantage, Whitney Bernier converted a pass from Taylor Morley to make it 2-1.
JAY-In Monday nightâ€™s make-up game between the North Country Falcons and the Rice Green Knights, the Knights were no match for the stellar offense from the home team Falcons, as Ross DeLaBruereâ€™s hat trick led North Country past Rice 7-2.
Ryan Paul and Travis Tetreault were also big contributors in this game, as each player had two goals.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-29-14
JAY-If you were heading up the mountain on Saturday afternoon to watch the North Country boys hockey team take on BFA St. Albans you were hoping for two things; First was finding a park spot, the second was watching North Country get a win.
While everybody in attendance managed to find a place to put their car, they would not get to see a Falcon victory, as the Bobwhites rallied from a two-goal deficit in the first to earn the 3-2 win.
NEWPORTâ€“After suffering a tough 57-22 loss to Essex on Thursday evening, the North Country girls basketball team suited up again on Friday night to host the Hartford Lady Hurricanes.
After getting out to a huge a lead, the Falcons endured a second half rally by the Lady Canes to hold on for a 36-34 win.
"I am proud and ecstatic for my girls for holding on and pulling out the win," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "It was definitely a game of two halves, and in the second we really showed our mental toughness."
For the full story, see the Express on 1-27-13.
Spaulding 1, No. Country 0 OT
JAYâ€“For the first forty-nine minutes and thirty-two seconds of the game nobody could find the back of the net, but with twenty-eight seconds remaining in overtime, Spaulding's Julia Ormsby shot a puck that went off of Falcon goalie Mikaella Doran's glove and into the back of the net to give the Crimson Tide the win.
"I think we competed well right from the start," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "We had a strategy of matching up with their best player, and we succeeded for the most part, and I think it was really a constant battle the whole game."
CRAFTSBURY-Craftsbury Academy held their annual Stephen Willey Tournament this past weekend, and both the boy's team and the girl's team came away with a first place trophy.
The tournament was in memory of good friend and basketball player Stephen Willey, who past away unexpectedly in January of 2010.
For the full story, see the Express on 1-27-13.