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Rangers Fall to Leland and Gray 3-2 in Semi's

June 5, 2011

TOWNSEND-The Leland and Gray Rebels moved past the Lake Region girls in the semi-finals by the slimmest of margins, a 3-2 win in Townsend. Lake Region out hit Leland and Gray 7-4 but an early passed ball with no cover at home, single tallies from a three walk inning, and the only extra base hit recorded by the Rebels, gave the home team a 3-0 lead. Lake Region prevented further damage when left fielder Callie-Rae Cashin pulled in a fly ball and picked off a Leland and Gray runner as she scrambled back to second.

Middlebury Tops Falcons 6-1

May 26, 2011

NEWPORT–Deanna Brandstetter had to battle hard for her 7-5, 7-5 victory over Middlebury's Jane McCabe on Wednesday.
Brandstetter had the was the only member of the Falcons to pick up a win in the match for 6-6 North Country.
Middlebury was dominant in all the other matches, and the only other Falcons to win a set was the doubles team of Rosie Wheeler and Briana Treadwell who won their first set 6-3.

Solons Defeat Falcons 6-1

May 25, 2011

NEWPORT–Martha Petzoldt was the lone Falcon to pick up a win on Tuesday as the North Country girls tennis team fell to Montpelier 6-1.
Petzoldt had been struggling a bit, but Coach Marie George was pleased with the way she battled against the Solons.
"She really came back, she hadn't played well, but (against Montpelier) it was like the old Martha was back."
George said her captain was able to make adjustments in her game that forced her opponent to play to her strengths.

Falcons Battle Hard in 6-4 Defeat

May 25, 2011

NEWPORT–"I have been around high school baseball for a long time, and I haven't seen many better games than this."
Those were the first words from Coach Bonvechio after North Country's tough 6-4 loss to Missisquoi on Wednesday.
"It was well played, not many errors, some exciting plays, well hit balls, good pitching from both teams, it was a fun game to be part of, I'm just sorry we ended up on the losing end."

MVU Pitching Freezes Falcons Bats.

May 25, 2011

NEWPORT–North Country ran into a tough pitching Missisquoi Valley Union Thunderbirds team on Tuesday, as Dakota Raleigh threw seven strong innings in the T-Birds 8-0 win over the Falcons.
"They pitched a lot in to us, and some of them (NCU) couldn't make the adjustment," said Coach Dunn.
The Falcons were in striking distance most of the game, but a five run top of the seventh made it a much tougher mountain to climb.
Kayla Desheneau went the distance for the Falcons, and Mariah Roberts and Anna Bingham had the lone hits for North Country.

Rangers Win Wild Won 18-12 in Ten

May 25, 2011

HARDWICK-It took ten innings but the Lake Region boys finally finished off the Hazen Wildcats by a wide open 18-12 score. Deadlocked at ten, the Rangers exploded for eight runs in the top of the frame.

Ranger Offense Continues to Roll

May 25, 2011

HARDWICK–One day after scoring 14 runs against Oxbow, the Lake Region Lady Ranger’s continued their offensive outburst by scoring 14 runs against the Hazen Wildcats.
With the playoffs looming, Coach Matt Tinker’s Lady Rangers know they need to be firing on all cylinders if they want to make a deep run in the Division 3 Playoffs. On Tuesday afternoon they pounded out 14 runs off of 10 hits, and stole an astounding 18 bases.

Lake Region Moves to 8-3 With Win Over Oxbow

May 24, 2011

BRADFORD–Coming off their 1st loss in 6 games, the Lady Rangers showed why they are a tough team to beat in Division 3 high school softball. Matt Tinker’s scrappy and spunky bunch of girls beat the Olympians of Oxbow, to the tune of a 14-2 drumming on Monday afternoon. The Lady Rangers pounded out 14 runs off of 11 hits. Of their 14 runs, 11 came with 2 outs in the inning, highlighted by the 6 run rally with 2 outs in the 3 inning to blow the game wide open.

Oxbow Nips Lake Region 7-6

May 24, 2011

Bradford-The Lake Region boys dropped a tight 7-6 loss to the 9-3 Oxbow Olympians in Bradford Monday afternoon. Oxbow made a squeeze play work in the bottom of the sixth for the winning margin. Lake Region’s Trevor Royer absorbed the loss for the now 6-6 Rangers. Junior Darik Messier recorded two RBI's and two hits for Lake Region.

Falcons Thump Vikings 13-5

May 24, 2011

LYNDON–North Country took advantage of the mistakes made by an inexperienced Lyndon Institute team en route to a 13-5 win on on Monday.
The Vikings walked 11 batters and committed 10 errors in the game as Coach Bonvechio likened the contest to one of those long drawn out Yankees Red Sox games.
"It was a very sloppy game, there were three catcher's interference calls which created a lot of confusion on the field," said Bonvechio, "I mean when was the last time you saw that?"

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