May 15th, 2012
NEWPORT- The Falcons girls' tennis team played a doubleheader against U-32 on Monday, as part of a make-up from an early season cancellation.
Playing under "Pro-style" rules to speed up the game, the Falcons won the first match 5-2 and then finished off the Raiders 4-3 in the second.
"These matches were really important to us," said coach Marie George. "The victories gave us wins number three and four on the season, and we really needed them."
In singles play, Erin Connor defeated Rhiannon Rosamillia 8-4 for the Raidersâ only singles win as the rest of the Falcons all won their matches.
NEWPORTâThis one was not even close.
The Falcons scored sixteen runs on fourteen hits, six walks, two hit-by-ptches and eight wild pitches, defeating CVU 16-0.
"This was a big win. I feel it got our confidence up. Getting hits and laying down the bunts when I asked them to was key," said coach Leslie Dunn. "Defensively we didn't make any mistakes and we looked really good."
North Country got off to an interesting start, as Maddie Mosher scored the game's first run without the benefit of a hit.
NEWPORTâThe North Country girls' golf team hosted the 28th Annual North Country Invitational on Monday. It was orginally posted as the 25th, but was actually the 28th.
31 girls competed in the 18 hole tournament with 11 school sending players. On a day that had rain and possible thunderstorms predicted, it turned out to be a fantastic day for golf. Teeing off at noon, the tournament was completed in 4 1/2 hours, a good pace. Â Team scores are determined by the best total of two players (details below).
JAY â âService above selfâ has long been Rotary Internationalâs motto. Now, with the assistance of the Newport Rotary Club, that tradition is moving to a new generation of Rotarians, with North Country Union High Schoolâs Interact Club.
Members of the Interact Club and the Newport Rotary Club met at Jay Peak Resort Friday for Interact Clubâs official kickoff. The day included inspirational speeches, time at the resortâs water park and a luncheon.
DERBY â Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NEKHS) is moving forward on its plan to construct a facility in Derby's commercial district on the Crawford Road.
Currently, NEKHS has three locations in the Newport area: one on Dutchess Street in Newport, one on the Lake Road, and the other on Citizens Road in Derby. These locations will be combined into one location in Derby.
Plans are to construct a 30,200-square foot facility with approximately 132 parking places on five acres. A new water and sewer line will be installed along with a fire hydrant.
April 28, 1968-May 11, 2012
Kimberly Anne (Underhill) Morin, 44, of Second Street, Newport died Friday, May 11, 2012 at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center, Burlington. Kimberly was born in Franklin, NH on April 28, 1968, the daughter of Robert E. Underhill, Jr. and Lynda M. (Charles) Underhill.
She grew up in Salisbury, NH and was a 1986 graduate of Bishop Brady High School and received her associate degree in business administration from the Concord Technical Institute, Concord, NH. She also completed police standards training.
ORLEANSâThe Lake Region softball team rallied in the first to tie the game, the bottom of the sixth, which eventually forced extra innings, the eighth to push the game to the ninth, but in the bottom of the ninth they could not come up with enough runs to force a tenth as they lost a well played game to the Peoples Academy Wolves on Prom Saturday.
"We kept coming back and coming back. Even though we lost, I think it bodes well for us," coach Matt Tinker said after the game.
The Lady Rangers battled all game long, and it started in the first.