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Rangers Thump Marauders 71-44

February 16, 2012

ORLEANS–It was a complete group performance by the Lake Region boys on Wednesday evening as everybody on the team made an offensive contribution in the Ranger's 71-44 win over Northfield.
Said coach James Ingalls, "It was a great team effort, all the guys worked hard, shared the ball, and that is why we got the W."
"It felt pretty good to go out there and run the plays right," said senior center James Margolla on his team's play against the Marauders.
Right from the get go, the Rangers took the action to Northfield, and it started with Alex Beauregard,

Falcons Go 0-3 Wednesday on the Road

February 16, 2012

Rutland Wins 5-3
RUTLAND–The Falcon hockey girls lost their second in a row Wednesday afternoon, falling to Rutland 5-3 in game one of the North Country-Rutland double-header.
“It wasn't a bad game," said coach Paul, "We did some different things with our breakout that worked and our power-play looked the best it has all year."
Rutland had the upper hand all game, starting in the first where they were able to get two past goalie Tara Langmaid.

Python Wrestling Sending Six to New England Tournament

February 15, 2012

The NEK Pythons hit the road on Sunday, making their way to the New England qualifier's tournament in Essex Junction.
The team had an excellent showing, and will be sending six of their wrestlers to the New England Championships on March 10th in Plymouth New Hampshire. The rest of the team will head to Mount Mansfield to compete in a regular season event.
The six wrestler making the trip to Plymouth are Josh Roberts, Codey Lamere, Logan Gerrow, Aiden Maher, and Logan and Jacob Sylvester.
Below are the results from Essex for each of the Python wrestlers.

Atwood Records #1001 in Win Over Bullets

February 14, 2012

ORLEANS – In front of the largest crowd of the season, Lake Region easily disposed of the BFA-Fairfax Bullets, while honoring their 6 seniors for 4 years of hard work and dedication, in the annual “Senior Night.” Emily Comins, Sarah Bedard, Sara Piette, Autumn Beaton, Caylin Gallup, and Kylie Atwood have “represented what it means to be a Lady Ranger,” in the words of coach Mark Tinker.

Falcons Lose Heartbreaker to Essex, 61-59

February 14, 2012

NEWPORT–This one hurt.
Coming so close to an important victory and having it land just out of your reach can be maddening. That is what happened Monday night when the Essex Hornets were able to snatch victory from the hands of defeat, coming back and trumping the North Country boys basketball team 61-59 in a highly emotional Metro Division showdown.

Chargers Defeat Eagles 55-32 to Win Inaugural Stephen Willey Tournament

February 12, 2012

CRAFTSBURY–With the sun shinning outside a packed Craftsbury Academy gymnasium, the Chargers took home the inaugural Stephen Willey Memorial Tournament Championship with a 55-32 win over Mid-Vermont Christian School.
The event honors the late Stephen Willey, a former Craftsbury player who passed away in 2010, and according to the Academy's athletic director Joe Houston, the event could not have gone any better.

Up and Down Weekend for North Country Basketball

February 12, 2012

BARRE–North Country's girls basketball team gave Spaulding all they could handle on Friday before finally succumbing to the Tide 50-41 in overtime.
It was a very evenly matched game, but the difference came down to free throws for the Falcons.
The team was an overall 7/15 from the line, including a dismal 3/8 in the fourth quarter. Making any one of those eight freebies could have keyed a win, and coach Christiane Brown knows it.
"We had plenty of chances to seal the win, but we we did not finish and that is something we must tighten up."

Haggerty’s Three Helps Sink Falcons 5-2

February 12, 2012

JAY–In the second game of the doubleheader, the Falcons boys went up against one of the more surprising teams in division one this year, the Stowe Raiders.
Stowe made the jump to the top level of hockey this season and have done well, accruing only four loses on the season to date.
The Raiders feature one of the best players in the state, Ross Mandigo, but the electrifying forward almost missed the game as he forgot his jersey at home.
However, teammate Connor Meehan gave up his sweater and watched the game in street clothes to help bolster his team's chance of winning.

Raiders Shut-out North Country 2-0

February 12, 2012

JAY–The North Country girls hockey team had an improved showing on Friday night when they hosted the Stowe Raiders at the Ice Haus. Coming off of a sloppy win against Woodstock, the girls played a much more disciplined game, but fell short in their efforts, losing a quiet contest by the score of 2-0.
"I thought the girls all played pretty well," said assistant coach Tom Bernier, "Stowe is a tough team and we haven't played against a top seed in awhile and this was an eye opener for us."

UCA Takes Fourth at Willey Tournament

February 12, 2012

CRAFTSBURY–In the consolation game of the Stephen Willey Memorial Tournament, the Whitcomb Hornets built a 43-24 lead at the half en-route to the 64-39 win over UCA.
The Crusaders, who were already shorthanded to start with, became more limited as Chris DeLaBruere was tagged for four fouls in the opening sixteen minutes, leaving him unable to compete at full strength.
Ji Kim had three fouls in the opening half, and would eventually bow out of the game with 2:33 left in the fourth.
The first quarter was a fairly close eight minutes of basketball.

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