February 16th, 2014
NEWPORT- Several groups of people braved the cold and took the plunge right into the frigid Lake Memphremagog.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story and more photos.
This retro themed VW bus snow sculpture created by the Twelve Tribes Community - who own and operate the Yellow Deli, Common Sense Bakery, and Simon the Tanner in Island Pond - was both an interactive and organic artistic piece. People could go inside and pose for a photo like these kids. The wheels, hubcaps and license plate were real, and inside there was even a floor mat and a dashboard. There was music playing on the radio too. The yellow coloring on top was made from turmeric spice, and the bottom was colored using a mixture of carob powder and coffee.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“What started out as a good back and forth contest ended with foul-filled fourth quarter as the Craftsbury Charger boys fell to the Mid-Vermont Christian Eagles 56-47 on Saturday afternoon.
"Defensively, Mid-Vermont went into a one-three-one zone and we couldn't crack it," said a visibly upset Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano after the game. "I think it was as simple as that and we got frustrated offensively and it filtered down throughout the rest of the team."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-17-14.
Craftsbury 33, Mid-Vermont 19
CRAFTSBURYâ€“In an uncharacteristically low-scoring game, the Craftsbury Lady Chargers defeated Mid-Vermont in the first game of a basketball doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.
Lentonâ€“â€“ Roseanna Lorraine, 82, formerly of West Seattle, passed away January 31, 2014 in San Tan Valley, AZ.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
ORLEANS-Thursday night was senior night at the Don Harter Gymnasium, and the fans in attendance let the Lady Rangers' lone senior Nicole Roy know how much she was appreciated as they showered her with applause in a pre-game ceremony.
However, when things got underway in the first, things were anything but pretty, as both teams struggled to get anything going in terms of their offense.
However, in the second quarter Lake Region's found their offensive stride, and after scoring 49 points in the second and third they were well on their way to a 65-36 win to improve to 10-9 on the year.
NEWPORT CITY - Adam Page, the 23-year-old man who stole a school bus and later wrecked it pled guilty to his crimes in the Criminal Division of Orleans Superior Court Thursday.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.
No. Country 5, So. Burlington 4 OT
SO. BURLINGTONâ€“Ross DeLaBruere scored 2:10 into overtime to give the North Country Falcons a season series split with the South Burlington Rebels.
"We played well tonight," said NCU coach Ryan Jacobs.
DeLaBruere's game-winner was his third of the evening.
Things did not get off to a great start for the Falcons, as they were down 2-0 before Ross and Ryan Paul evened things up late in the first period.
After a scoreless second, the Rebels jumped ahead 3-2 6:16 into the third.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Nordic team host their annual Kingdom Cup Night Relays on a chilly Wednesday evening.
The race, known more for its wacky costumes than its competitive nature, is a chance for friends, fans and family to gather and watch the team ski and have a little fun at home.
"It is a really good team bonding race," said Alex Cotnoir. "It is not really competitive as far as scores go. It is more about going out and having fun in funny costumes."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-14-14.
SOCHI-Temperatures at the Sochi ski course Thursday reached 54 degrees. Such warm weather turned the course into a slushy mess that made skiing slow for skiers of the Ladies Classic 10km race â€“ including local Barton Lady Ida Sargent.
Sargent, with her first Olympic race behind her, was hoping for a better showing Thursday. But Mother Nature didnâ€™t cooperate, creating conditions that were outside of the northern skierâ€™s comfort zone.