September 16th, 2012
NEWPORTâ€“The first match of the year between the UCA and Craftsbury Academy girls went down to the wire as it took 89:26 of play before Craftsbury's Meghan Brown was able to get one past UCA's Lydia Saaman in overtime to give the Chargers the win.
"I was really happy when the ball crossed the line and we won," said an enthusiastic Brown after the game. "I thought our team worked really well together and we moved to the ball a lot better today."
"It could have gone either way," said Craftsbury coach Ashley Maxfield. "It was just dumb luck that the ball went in for us first."
ORLEANS - Dennis Newland recorded a crucial second half save on a penalty kick and added an assist minutes later to help lift Lake Region to their fourth win of the season, a 2-0 victory over Enosburg.
As Lake Region clung to a 1-0 lead in the game's closing minutes, Newland, a junior goal keeper, blocked a crucial penalty kick and proceeded minutes later to launch a punt bound for fellow junior Alex Beauregard.
Beauregard pocketed the well-placed ball into the back of the net, sealing the Ranger's victory and a 4-1 start to the 2012 season.
RANDOLPHâ€“Lake Region ran in the Three Rivers Invitational on Saturday, where the girls team finished in 3rd place.
Leading the Rangers was Emily Close, who finished in 4th place with a pace of 7:06 per mile.
Haley Kennedy, who took some time off of the soccer pitch to get back in the cross country game, came in 10th with a pace of 7:43 per mile.
Emily Millar ranÂ a 7:55Â pace for 12th place and Elise Morissette completed the team effort.Â
NEWPORT - Fueled by a goal and an assist from freshman Devinnie Davis, the North Country Union High School girls soccer team picked up a 3-2 victory over visiting Mount Mansfield Friday night.
The victory bumps the Falcons' record to 4-0, a solid start after facing Metro League foe Mount Mansfield twice already.
"We're really pleased with our start right now," head coach Jose Batista remarked after the win. "I'd have taken a split with a team like this, so taking two wins from (Mount Mansfield) is icing on the cake."
BARTON - Smashing and crashing his Cadillac Eldorado to his second consecutive championship in the demolition derby at this yearâ€™s Orleans County Fair, one thing his fellow derby drivers have learned about Tim Hunt of Derby Line throughout the years is never to count him out, even when his car is smashed almost beyond recognition.
In addition to these consecutive first place wins, he has numerous other trophies for his many years as a demo derby warrior.
â€śI have a total of about 40 trophies, including my first place wins,â€ť Hunt said.
LOWELL, VT - This Saturday, Sept. 15, participating motorcyclists will leave from Cajun's snack bar in Lowell at 11 AM for a 60-mile tour of the Lowell, Montgomery area of Northern Vermont. The motorcycle ride-in is to raise funds for two non-profit organizations, Project Cuddle and the Rocking Horse Program, for the betterment of families. Road Captains Dana Lesperance, Rich Lawrence and Benoit Guay will get us safely through our travels.
(Editorâ€™s note: Last week, filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven began telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom. He continues his story this week, picking up with his breakthrough, wheedling Berryâ€™s home phone number from his agent at the William Morris Agency, who had called the day before the scheduled Lyndonville show to announce that Berry would not attend.)
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The city council granted permission for the Green Mountain Farm to School Program to sell vegetables out of a 31-foot van at the Northeast Kingdom Community Action building.Â The program received a farmerâ€™s market promotion grant through the United States Department of Agriculture to bring more fresh food into the â€śfoodÂ desertâ€ť of the Northeast Kingdom. Â
NEWPORTâ€“Despite getting twelve shots on net, and a flurry of activity late, North Country's boys soccer team could not quite complete the comeback, falling to the Spaulding Crimson Tide 4-2 on Wednesday evening.
For the Falcons the problem seems to be that of consistency.
They look great for small stretches of time, ten minutes here, five minutes there, but they have been unable to put together the continuous amount of pressure needed to win games in the Metro division.
This lack of on-field continuity has assistant coach Tim Stanley trying to find the solution that best fits his team.
NEWPORTâ€“The Newport Rec. Department hosted the NFLâ€™s annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Prouty beach earlier this week.
The kids, ages 10-15, tested their skills in the three categories, and the winner gets a chance to move and possibly compete at the regionals in Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
Last year Tori Kinney made it all the to the Patâ€™s home where she placed third in New England.
â€śIt was very cool. I have loved the Pats since I was four years old,â€ť said Kinney.
Here are the results from the competition: