September 28th, 2014
ORLEANSâ€“A bright and beautiful Saturday morning that found the Northeast Kingdom awash in a sea of changing leaves served as the backdrop for a Division II-Division III soccer showdown between the Lake Region Lady Rangers and BFA Fairfax Bullets.
BFA would strike first, but a late surge by the Lady Rangers would see the blue and white tie the game in the final ten minutes of regulation and eventually win the contest in overtime, as Brooke Morley set up Tyrah Urie for the deciding goal in the extra session.
Burke 3, Craftsbury 0
EAST BURKEâ€“The Craftsbury girls soccer team was in action against the Burke Burkies on Saturday.
The Lady Chargers knew from the opening kickoff that this was going to be a very fast paced match. In the opening minutes, both Craftsbury players and fans were taken aback by a bullet of a shot that rattled off the near post off the foot of a Burke striker. Despite being targeted for 13 shots in the first half, Charger goalkeeper Paige Coolbeth kept her cool and defended her net, allowing the team to be knotted in a 0-0 draw at halftime.
BURKEâ€“After the first game of the girls/boys Alumni Day soccer doubleheader, fans, parents and alumni alike once again gathered on top of the hill to witness the Craftsbury Charger and the Burke Burkie boys do battle.
It would be a low scoring affair, as each team netted a goal in regulation, but in the extra session it would be the Burkies coming out on top, as they picked up the 2-1 victory.
For the full story see the Express on 9-29-14.
DERBY â€” A Newport woman who tried to bash in a mini mart door with her rifle Friday morning led multiple law enforcement officers in a chase that turned into an international affair. Valentina Velasquez, 31, of Newport is being held in Canada where she is facing several charges.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.
NEWPORT CITY â€” Four years ago retiring Dr. John Kuniholm donated the property on which his dentistry practice was located to the United Christian Academy.
Thease see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.
ST. JOHNSBURY â€“ Former Gov. Jim Douglas made a whirlwind stop at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Art Gallery and Public Library Friday to promote his new book â€śThe Vermont Way.â€ť
Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the complete story.
ORLEANS- In a bruising contest that saw both coaches get yellow cards, the Bullets defeated the Lake Region Rangers 3-1.
BFA went up two to nothing in the first half before Austin Roberge cut the deficit by one with a goal in the second.
But despite a ton of pressure and a lot of chances, the Rangers could not find the equalizer.
BFA would add another one late, as they picked up the win.
We will have the full story in the Express on 9-29-14.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Derick Niles walked out of Orleans Superior Court Thursday after a jury found him not guilty of unlawful trespass to an occupied residence, unlawful trespass to land, and disorderly conduct.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.
BROWNINGTON â€” A decision by an insurance assessor that the former school building known as the grange should be condemned isnâ€™t sitting well with Brownington residents.
Please see Friday's Newport Daily Express for the complete story.
NEWPORTâ€“If it seems like the North Country field hockey team has been strangely absent from these pages you would not be the only one.
It has been a long time since the Falcons have last played a game, and when they finally resume their schedule this Saturday against Spaulding it will be exactly two weeks to the day since their last game on September 13th when they defeated the Montpelier Solons 2-0 to get to 4-0 on the season.
What could be the reason for this?
Well technically it is a two-part answer
Did the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease play a roll in this situation?