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October 11th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“With heavy rains falling and field conditions poor at best, North Country (3-7-1) battled through and defeated BFA St. Albans (2-8-1) 1-0 in a much needed win.
"We are feeling great," said coach James McKenny. "The boys deserved it, bouncing back from Mount Mansfield. Coach (Stanley) and I see these guys every day and we know what they put in to it and it is rewarding to see them get the win in front of the home crowd."
ORLEANSâ€“Tyrah Urie had three goals and Tori Adams had the other as Lake Region (10-2) cruised to the 4-0 win over Winooski (2-9) on Tuesday afternoon.
While the win was nice, Ranger coach Brad Urie sees a trend forming with his team that has him concerned.
"We play poorly in the first half and then play pretty well in the second," said Urie. "If you look at our scoring, that is what we do. I don't know why we stay in such a funk, but hopefully we fix that before the end of the year."
Much like Urie said, the girls in white got off to a slow start against the Spartans.
THETFORDâ€“With the rain having soaked the course, the fifty-two boys and forty-one girls teams were faced with less than ideal conditions for the 2012 Woodâ€™s Trail Run on Saturday.
The race featured some of the top teams in New England and New York.
Both Lake Region and North Country were at the race and had a respectable showing.
NCU finished 18th/52 teams (507 points) on the boys side and 32nd/41 teams (833 points) on the girls side.
Alex Cotnoir crossed the line first for the boys team in 62nd place (24th Vermonterâ€“ 18:36).
NEWPORTâ€“The final varsity game of the Maniatty weekend saw the North Country (6-3-1) and U-32 (4-2-3) girls battle it out in front of a loud and supportive mix of Falcon Faithful and Raider Nation.
The weather would go from wet, to dry, from cold to warm, back to cold but try as they might, neither team could break the 1-1 deadlock, so after 100 minutes of action, the two teams were forced to settle for the tie.
"We had a good effort," said coach Peter Alexander. "There was a little too much kickball, but they played hard and it was a gutsy effort."
NEWPORTâ€“North Country (2-7-1) and Mount Mansfield (8-2) engaged in one slobber-knocker of a soccer game on Friday afternoon.
Bodies flying, yellow cards, red cards, screaming and yelling; It was awesome.
Sadly the Falcons lost the match in OT 2-1, but they got their money's worth out of the Cougars, that is for sure.
"It's a tough loss," said coach James McKenny. "They (MMU) capitalized when they needed to and that is the way the game goes. They have to feel pretty lucky getting out of here with a win."
NEWPORTâ€“They say practice makes perfect, but while they are not perfect, nor did they get the win, the North Country football team's hard work paid off as they had their best showing in four weeks, breaking a three game scoreless streak in a 55-20 loss to Bellows Falls on Friday night.
"We made some adjustments and kept drilling them all week and it is starting to pay off," said head coach Tim Simoneau.
Jason Hatin returned to the Falcon line-up, but it was Jacob Buckles under center as North Country started the first series of the game from their own thirty.
ORLEANS-Lake Region picked up their fourth shutout of the season, upending visiting Richford 4-0 in boys varsity soccer action Friday afternoon in the opening contest of the Rangersâ€™ homecoming weekend.
Josh Thibault, Shaquille Urie, Anthony Wright and Alex Beauregard tallied for the Rangers with each score coming in the first half. Thibault and fellow junior Carl Oberg added one assist each.
â€śWhen you score early and often, you sometimes get out of your game plan,â€ť said Lake Region head coach Tom Evans. â€śBut Richford played hard, and that made it a good a match throughout.â€ť
ORLEANSâ€“Tyrah Urie scored her 37th career goal with 25:00 left to play in the second half to break the Lake Region girl's goal scoring record on Saturday afternoon.
The tally was the Lady Rangers (9-2) third of their 4-0 win over Danville (2-6-1).
Lake Region got on the board in the first half when Megan Menard put one in with nine minutes remaining in the opening forty.
Thirteen minutes into the second, Urie off of a strange play in the corner, sent a cross in front to Sarah Burnham, who netted her first goal of the season.
NEWPORTâ€“On a rain soaked field, North Country played host to the Division III Galloping Ghosts of Randolph Union High on Wednesday.
While Randolph gave it all on the field, it was the Falcons, behind Devinnie Davis' hat-trick picking up the 6-1 win.
"These games we expect to win," said coach JoseÂ´ Batista. "I thought at times we looked really good and at times we looked a little slack, but all in all it is a good win for us.â€ť
North Country was the dominant team from the opening kick-off, although Randolph did have some moments where they controlled the pace.
NEWPORTâ€“Missy Hango had two goals in the first and one in the second to lead the Richford Rockets past the UCA girls 7-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
After Laura Libby nearly got free for a break-away in the game's opening minutes, Richford took over and virtually trapped the Crusaders inside their own forty for the bulk of the half.
While not particularly strong in the middle, the key to Richford's play was the ability of the forwards to stop UCA before they could get very far into the middle of the field.