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February 17th, 2013

North Country Shrugs off Shaky Start to Best Brattleboro

February 17, 2013

JAY–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.

UCA Wins 2012 Mona Gerome Sportsmanship Award

February 17, 2013

NEWPORT–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.

Round-up: Busy Week for Local Basketball Teams

February 17, 2013

Staff Reports
GIRLS BASKETBALL
No. Country 43, St. Johnsbury 36
NEWPORT– 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."

Roger L. Shaffer

February 17, 2013

Shaffer–- Roger L., 74, of Barton, VT passed away at his home on February 12, 2013.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Lois Morin

February 17, 2013

Morin–- Lois, of Jay, VT, passed away on February 12, 2013 at the age of 81.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

John E. Washburn

February 17, 2013

Washburn–– John E., age 71, of Newport, died Monday, February 11, 2013, in Burlington.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

February 16th

Wow, What a Weekend!

February 17, 2013

Breathe,
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.

February 14th

SMALL TOWN, BIG TALENT

February 14, 2013

BURLINGTON - The basketball career of Albany’s Kylie Atwood has continued at the University of Vermont.
Atwood, a freshman, has gotten good minutes for the Lady Cats this season, including six starts for the 7-17 ballclub. Atwood played 25 minutes against American East foe and power Boston University Wednesday night. The Cats lost by nine to the 21-4 Terriers. The former Lake Region Lady Ranger has made the switch to Division One woman’s basketball and is enjoying the ride.

For more on Kylie's story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Feb. 15, 2013.

TOWN NEEDS NEW FIRE TRUCK

February 14, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – Newport Center needs a new fire truck, and the town will ask voters on Town Meeting Day to approve $25,000 a year for the next four years for the purchase.
Chief Kurk Flynn said the department wants to replace a 1975 pumper truck that has massive amounts of rust, which makes it unsafe.

Falcons Defeat Bobwhites for the First Time in Four Years

February 14, 2013

JAY–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.

 

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