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February 20th, 2013
ORLEANSâ€“Whether they were motivated by the Lake Region Pep Band's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner or not, I will never know, but the Ranger boys came out firing on all cylinders, out-scoring BFA Fairfax 25-6 in the opening quarter en-route to the 69-49 win over the Bullets.
"We really competed tonight," said junior Clint Provoncha. "We have not had as good of an effort as we wanted in the last few games. Now it is getting a lot better as we start making our move towards the play-offs."
ORLEANS-It wasn't easy, and at times the game looked to be doubt, but the Lady Rangers were able to strap on their work boots, dig deep and grind out a 44-40 win over the Northfield Marauders.
"Overall, we had a game plan, but our perimeter shooting wasn't what it was the last couple of outings, so we had to find some other places to get points," said LRU coach Mark Tinker. "It was by hook or by crook, but we got the offense when we needed it and our defense created some chances for us."
Drew Neal led all scorers with 26 points, while McMullen had a team-high 20 for Northfield.
JAYâ€“Saturday night's boy's hockey game had a little bit of everything in it, as North Country was able to come from behind twice to defeat Rutland 5-3 to move to 12-4-1 on the season.
"The guys picked it up in the third period, came out firing and with a lot of determination, corrected some of the mistakes we were making earlier in the game," said NCU coach Andrew Roy.
Saturday was also senior day for NCU, as the team honored their four seniors, Adam Viens, Chris Bronson, Kody Halikas and Logan Fortier before the start of the game.
JAYâ€“The North Country girls exacted a measure of revenge on the Brattleboro Colonels Saturday night, defeating their opponents 4-0 to even the season series at 1-1.
"It was a good solid win," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "I don't think we gave too many chances for them to score, and we shut down their top player Maddie Rollins."
Mikaella Doran recorded her ninth shut-out of the year, stopping seven shots as the Falcons move to 14-3-1.
Alex Fellows had eleven saves for 4-12 Brattleboro.
NEWPORTâ€“In between the Crusaders' doubleheader with Mid-Vermont Christian Academy, the United Christian Academy was presented with the 2012 Mona Gerome Award.
The winner of the award is determined by basketball referees throughout the state who vote on which school most exemplifies an excellence in sportsmanship throughout the season.
No. Country 43, St. Johnsbury 36
NEWPORTâ€“ The Falcons got out to a 19-9 lead in the first half and never looked back, exacting a little revenge on the Hilltoppers for defeating them earlier this season.
"It is nice to see the kids be happy," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "When you win you are happy, when you play well, you're happy. It was nice to see them go out and execute our game plan, playing at our tempo."
And, here we go.
UCA won the Mona Gerome Sportsmanship Award for 2012.
North Country's Boys basketball team lost on Thursday and Saturday.
North Country's Girls Basketball team won on Friday, and the game will be available for replay on nsnsports.net soon.
Lake Region's Girls basketball team got their Pink On!
North Country's Nordic team held their night relays in Craftsbury, again. Thanks Snow.
Hockey Night in Jay continues to be the hottest ticket in town, and why not?
If you build it, they will come, oh yes, they will come.
And they did.
JAYâ€“It has been four years coming, and it was worth the wait, as the North Country boy's hockey team finally defeated the BFA Bobwhites by a 3-2 margin on Wednesday night at the Ice Haus Arena.
"I was very happy for the guys to come away with the victory, especially with all of the stories that they have heard about BFA," said NCU coach Andrew Roy. "It was a good game of hockey, we limited their scoring opportunities, had a few of our own and won the game."
Chris Bronson stopped 17 shots as North Country improves to 11-4-1. The two Bobwhite goalies combined to stop 16 for 6-8-2 BFA.
NEWPORTâ€“In the second game of a back-to-back, the North Country girls fell to second-seeded Rice Memorial on Tuesday night at the Falcon Gymnasium.
Said NCU coach Christiane Brown on playing two nights in a row, "It was not tough for us because we were the underdogs. If we had been the favorites in the game, then it might be a different story."
Friday night will wrap up a busy week for the 5-10 Falcons, as they welcome in 3-12 St. Johnsbury.
JAY-North Country out-shot U-32 38-9, but had to rely on some last second magic by Whitney Bernier to come away with 3-2 win.
"We worked really hard, and got it done," said Emilie Paul, the team's leader in on-ice minutes.
Mikaella Doran had seven saves for the 13-3-1 Falcons while Cheyenne Smith stopped thirty-five for 2-12 U-32.
The girls have a week off before their next contest, a 5:00 rematch on Saturday with Brattleboro, who upset the Falcons 2-1 last month.
For the full story, check out Monday's Express on 2-11-13.