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ORLEANSâ€“Out of all of the varsity basketball teams in the area, the Lake Region girls team lost the least amount of players to graduation last season, as just one senior departed from the team.
"The eight returning girls is a big asset for us," said LR coach Joe Houston. "I think it is a much different situation than last year when we had unproven or un-tested varsity girls. They figured a lot of things out over the season and hit their stride at the end, so having that to build from is a nice thing starting the year."
ORLEANSâ€“The 2014-2015 Lake Region boys basketball team will have a much different look than it did just a year ago.
Five seniors, at which any time there could be four of them in the starting five, have departed the team due to graduation.
"We are going to be inexperienced to start out with, but I think we are going to do big things," said head coach James Ingalls. "We have a rough patch to start out with, but I think that will make us stronger and by the end of the year we will be a pretty good team."
For the full story, see the Express on 12-5-14,
NEWPORTâ€“With just two seniors departing the North Country girl's basketball team last year, this year's squad will feature a host of veteran players when they take to the hard court later this month.
NEWPORTâ€“If there is one thing that you can say about the 2014-2015 North Country boy's basketball team is that they are definitely a tall group of players.
They are also a healthy blend of upper and lower classmen, and judging from what I saw at the end of practice on Tuesday, they are a hard working group that is willing to help out a teammate when learning something new or trying to work out some kinks in the offensive scheme.
For the full story, see the Express on 12-3-14.
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Lady Chargers are coming off a magical year in basketball that saw the team end the regular season with 16 wins, enough to win the Central Vermont League title, tacking on two more wins in the playoffs to earn a bid to the Division IV semi-finals.
With previous head coach Rick Thomas stepping down after several successful seasons with the team, the Craftsbury girls will look to the leadership of new coach Logan Jones this season.
For the full preview, see the Express on 12-3-14.
Head coach Claude Paul is entering his fourth and final season with the North Country girl's hockey program.
It will once again be a season of change for the coach, as the team has gone back to Division II this season after a year in the Metro Division, which could increase the team's chances for success this season.
With hockey season right around the corner, second year head coach Ryan Jacobs will look to get his North Country boy's hockey team back into the Metro Division semi finals, but this season it will be a much tougher row to hoe.
To find out why, see the Express on Monday 12-1-14.
Two recent Lake Region graduates continue to excel at their respective colleges.
Kyle Atwood, a Class of 2012 graduate from LR and a junior scholarship athlete at UVM, fired in 13 points in the Catsâ€™ home opener this past weekend.
Down in Randolph, 5â€™9 power forward Paige Wells continues to be on pace to zero in on 1000 career points.
The 21 year old senior is in her third year of basketball at VTC.
Wells scored 19 during a loss against Central Maine Sunday in Portland, ME.
For the full story, see the Express on 11-19-14.
The annual North-South football contest was held this past Saturday in Castleton. The North Country Falcons had two players selected to be a part of the Team North roster, Connor Hogan and Ira Messier. The North was able to earn their first win in three years, as they picked up the 31-28 victory over Team South.
ORLEANSâ€“The St. John's University baseball program signed their newest pitcher to a letter of commitment on Wednesday, as Lake Region's standout hurler Matt Messier, with his parents by his side, put his name on the dotted line to suit up for the Red Storm of the Big East Conference.
"It is a relief just to have it set it stone, and now I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the team, and the freshman guys especially," said Matt.
For the full story, see the Express on 11-14-14.