Obituaries November 27, 2013

obit HendershotCharles T. Hendershot Sr.

Charles T. Hendershot Sr., 70, of Holland died on November 10, 2013, in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He was born on August 15, 1943, in Somerset, New Jersey, to Elwood and Marie (Hagan) Hendershot.  On July 8, 1967, he married Mary Marrolli, who survives him.

He was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Mr. Hendershot was employed by North Country Union High School, where he retired after eight years of service.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, going for rides in the area, football, and NASCAR, especially watching Jeff Gordon.  He loved having his grandchildren come for visits and watching them grow up.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #100 of Montpelier, and a lifetime member of the Sergeantville, New Jersey, Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Hendershot, of Holland; his children:  Lisa Martin and her husband, Luc, of Island Pond, and Charles T. Hendershot Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Georgia; his grandchildren:  Joshua, Jonathan, Fallon, Domini, Jacob, Theodore, and Nicole; and by the following nieces and nephews:  Tracey, Donald E., Dawn, Alicia, Donald Jr., Michael and Luisa; and by his brother-in-law Donald Marrolli and his wife, Maria.

He was predeceased by his brother Donald Hendershot.  He is being missed by his granddog, Millie.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, December 7, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport.  Friends may call at the funeral home on December 7, from 1 p.m., until the hour of the funeral.  Full military honors will be held immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to his daughter Lisa Martin, P.O. Box 502, Derby, Vermont 05829, for family assistance to cover expenses.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

 Lillian (Ethel) Hoytobit hoyt

Lillian (Ethel) Hoyt, lifelong resident of Orleans, died at her home on November 18, 2013, at the age of 104.

She was born on July 9, 1909, in Orleans, a daughter of Elwin and Ethel (Elkins) Wheeler.  She graduated from Orleans High School in 1928, and in June of this year attended the Orleans High School Alumni Banquet and celebrated her eighty-fifth year.  Following high school she worked at the Derick Photography Studio, which was located on the upper floor of the Austin Drug Store building in Orleans.

On September 17, 1932, she married Darrell Hoyt, who predeceased her in January 2002.

After her five children were grown, she worked as librarian at the Jones Memorial Library for many years.

Mrs. Hoyt was a marvelous cook.  Home baked bread, rolls, and doughnuts were among her favorite things to cook and share with family and neighbors.

She is survived by four children:  Shirley and her husband, Dwane Austin, of Jericho, Bob of Orleans, Rick and his wife, Judy, of Orleans, and Mary Lou and her husband, Edward Wood, of California; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Hoyt is also survived by a special friend of many years and, over the last few years, her caregiver, Pauline Fairbrother, of Orleans, who made it possible for her to stay in her home until her death.  For her love, help, and friendship, we are forever grateful.

A son, Ross, predeceased her in 1974.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans Emergency Unit, care of Dot Collier, treasurer, 1327 Dry Pond Road, Glover, Vermont 05839.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.  There are no immediate services planned.  A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.

obit LeBlancGeorgette S. Leblanc

Georgette S. Leblanc, 92, of Troy died on November 22, 2013, in Newport.

She was born January 14, 1921, in Jay to Delphis and Rose (Fortin) Bacon.  On September 28, 1942, she married Laurent Leblanc, who predeceased her in 2007.

Mrs. Leblanc was employed at the Newport Plastic Factory for several years and retired from Indian Head Plywood after 20 years.

She was very active in the Elks and the American Legion.  Among her hobbies, she enjoyed playing bingo and cards.  She loved to work in her flower garden and huge vegetable garden.  We shall miss her cooking, her homemade doughnuts, pies and her famous baked beans.  She was a member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Troy, the American Legion Auxiliary Post #28 of North Troy, and the Ladies of Ste. Anne of Troy.

She is survived by her children:  Lorraine Warner of Locust Grove, Virginia, Rose Marie Pepin of Meriden, Connecticut, Laurent Leblanc, Jr. of North Troy, and Rachel Powers and her husband, Richard, of Coventry; by her grandchildren:  Jamie, Jacqueline, Stephanie, Tara, and Scott; by eight great-grandchildren; by her sisters:  Theresa Descheneau of Derby Line and Lucille Viens of Claremont, New Hampshire; by her sisters-in-law Julie Bourne of Morrisville and Yvette Leblanc of Newport; by her brothers-in-law Gaston Leblanc of North Troy and Leonard Leblanc and his wife, Joyce, of Tampa, Florida; and by several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Constance R. Moore-Lamphere

Constance R. Moore-Lamphere, 59, of Brownington died suddenly on November 16, 2013, at her home.

She was born on March 24, 1954, in Newport, to Constantine and Gertrude (Twombley) Fotiou.

On December 24, 1985, she married John Moore-Lamphere Sr., who survives her.

Her family was her life.  She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and she liked to cook and feed a crowd of people.  She also enjoyed gardening and she was always ready to give a helping hand to anybody who needed her.

She cooked in several of the area restaurants including the Valley House in Orleans, which she ran for over a year.  She also worked at Ethan Allen for about 12 years.  She was always a hard worker.

She is survived by her husband John of Brownington; her children:  Travis Horton of Douglas, Wyoming, Kevin Horton of Westmore, John Moore-Lamphere Jr. of Brownington, and Peter Moore-Lamphere of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and her grandchildren:  Samantha, Molly, Jordan, Jonathan, Trystan, Alexandra, Krista, and Gabrielle; her sister Susan Charron and her husband, Gunther, of Florida.  She will be missed by her ever-present, four-legged companion, Luna.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the Brownington Center Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

Bonita Patricia (Cumby) Riceobit rice

Bonita Patricia (Cumby) Rice, 70, of West Charleston died peacefully on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

She was born in Hopeall, Newfoundland, Canada, on August 2, 1943, daughter of the late Arthur and Mina Cumby.

She grew up in Hopeall.  At the age of 16, she met her lifelong companion, David Rice, who she married three months later, on August 28, 1960, and who survives her.

Mr. Rice was in the Navy and stationed in Argentia, Newfoundland, when they met.  Shortly after his discharge from the Navy, Mrs. Rice moved back to the Rice family farm in Holland.  She helped on the family farm where the first of their six children was born in 1963.  After leaving the family farm, they lived in several locations around the Derby area but finally settled in their home of 40 years in West Charleston.

Mrs. Rice loved tending to her flower gardens, with her favorite flower being the geranium.  She enjoyed spending time with her children and many grandchildren who brought her great joy.  She will be remembered for her home cooked meals and the pride she took in preparing for large family gatherings.

She is survived by her sister Grace Cumby and her companion, West Canning, of Greens Harbour, Newfoundland; her sister Jean Moore and her husband, Eddie, of Blaketown, Newfoundland; her sister Cindy Cumby and her companion, Charlie Hottot, of Macklin, Saskatchewan, Canada; her brother Wayne Cumby of Kelligrews, Newfoundland; her brother Derrick Cumby and his wife, Jackie, of Paradise, Newfoundland; her son David Rice Jr. of Springfield; her daughter Lori Puckett and her fiancé, Buddy Johnson, of South Carolina; her son Donald Rice and his companion, Cathy Rever, of Derby; her son Christopher Rice and his companion, Travis Randall, of Burke; her daughter Deborah Gilbert and her husband, Stephen, of East Montpelier; her 19 grandchildren; and by her 13 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Mina Cumby; her sister Velma Allen; her brothers:  Vic and Howard Cumby; her grandson Ryan Berry; and by her daughter Catherine Shepard.

A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, November 30, at the Freewill Baptist Church in West Charleston, with the Reverend Richard Whitehill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Freewill Baptist Church of West Charleston.

To view an online memorial and to send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.rand-wilson.com.

obit rodgersJewel “Judy” E. Rodgers

Jewel “Judy” E. Rodgers, 74, of Glover died on November 17, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on January 6, 1939, in Teaneck, New Jersey, to Gordon and Jessie (Bennett) Ehrlich.  On August 3, 1994, she married John W. Rodgers, who survives her.

She loved her dogs, Ziggy and Zoey, gardening, sewing, and hooking rugs.  She was very artistic and enjoyed creating things.  She loved people and traveling to Florida every winter where she had many friends.

She is survived by her husband John W. Rodgers of Glover; her children:  Lori Halsey and her partner, Bob Montgomery, of Derby, Nancy Lewis and her fiancé, Jim Flasck, of East Lansing, Michigan, and Lee Perry and her husband, Andrew, of Rochester, New York; her stepchildren:  Nikki, John S. Rodgers and his wife, Brenda, of Glover, Diane and Kelly Young-Rodgers of Montpelier, and Mark Rodgers and his wife, Dawn, of Glover; her grandchildren:  Augie, Lindsay, Jeffrey, Alex, Katie, Annie, Jewel, Jake, Jess, Tyler, Megan, John Finley, Derek, Violet, Ian, Jesse and Alexis; and by her two great-grandchildren:  Noah and Nina.

Funeral services were held on November 22, in Barton.

Should friends or family desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005.  This was very close to her heart.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.

A tribute to Lillian Hoyt:  Orleans loses an icon

by Nick Burdick

With the same quiet dignity that she has always been noted for, on November 18, Lillian Hoyt took her last breath, closed her eyes, and entered eternity.  She was in her own bed on School Street with her daughter Mary Lou, and Lillian’s constant companion, Pauline Fairbrother, at her side.

Four years after graduating high school, Lillian’s life would change drastically.  Darrell Hoyt, a young man seven years her senior, had spotted her and they dated.  Then, in 1932, right in the middle of the Depression, they married, and Lillian stopped working so she could raise a family.  They were blessed with Ross (who died a few years ago), Shirley, Bob (Robert), and Rick.  Then came the baby, the last of the clan, Mary Lou.  With a smile, because Lillian loved all of her children like there was no tomorrow, she was quoted saying that after Mary Lou, she just knew it was time to stop!

Anyone who lived in Orleans within the last 90 years or so has known the Hoyt family.  Darrell was the first mail carrier in Orleans and retired from that position after walking more than 150,000 miles around Orleans Village.  He also played the organ at the Orleans Federated Church for 50 years or so.  He died in 2002.

Lillian’s love of children was well documented.  After her own children were grown and gone, she took a job as one of the librarians at the Jones Memorial Library and continued there for many years.  She would gladly help you find whatever book you needed, and she just as quickly would let you know you were making too much noise.  Other than the holidays, when family always gathered around the matriarch, Lillian also loved June, when Mary Lou would fly home from California to stay with her for about six weeks.

Mary Lou would bring Nancy Lavoie with her, and Martha Jean Sylvester would join them.  This last summer, when the girls were having great fun, Lillian told them they laughed as much as they did when they were in high school.

Lillian would also remind them of things they did as children, such as when Mary Lou and Randy Smith picked all of the tulips at the Manse, where Randy’s grandparents, the Reverend and Mrs. Jack Filler lived.  They picked off all the cups and left the stems.  Or the time that she and Mary Lou went to church one Sunday and then Mary Lou told her she couldn’t go to church anymore because it made dinner too late.

Darrell had left word that he didn’t want a church funeral as he had been to enough of them.  He wanted a graveside service and that was all.  It happened in June of 2002, at the family lot in Pleasant View Cemetery, in Orleans.  Lillian had left the same instructions, adding that she wanted to be buried in June, the same as Darrell.  That will happen this coming June, and family and friends will gather to say a final goodbye.

This family has touched Orleans in many ways.  Darrell loved to tell people that he wasn’t born in Orleans, he was born in Barton Landing.  The name was changed to Orleans just after he was born.  Their house was always open to anyone, and you could walk in and talk about anything and they loved it.

Lillian was as sharp as a tack, right up to the day she died.  After she got to where she didn’t go out much, she still kept track of her community.  Right up until my mother died last February, Lillian sent her a small note every week to say “hi” even knowing that mother’s dementia had reduced her to not knowing anyone or anything.  Lillian sent notes each week to many other people she had known.

After 104 years, Lillian Wheeler Hoyt has laid down her head and gone to be with Darrell and Ross.  But her memory will live on in Orleans and in the hearts of her family and friends for another 104 years or longer.

Rest easy, dear sweet lady.  You have earned it and we, who knew you, know that you rest in the Master’s hands.  We love you.

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Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie comes to Newport

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A barn raising was a community event in Vermont and sometimes still is.

Editor’s note:  The Vermont Movie parts five and six will be shown at the Gateway Center in Newport on Wednesday, December 4.  A showing of part five scheduled for November 27 will not be happening due to the bad weather expected.  On December 4 part five will be shown at 5:30 and part six will be shown at 7:30.

History has long been presented as a story told in chronological order — with each century, decade, and year given its due.  Thankfully, the six-part documentary, Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, which is currently making the rounds in the Northeast Kingdom, doesn’t do that. It doesn’t serve up our past by cutting it into segments like pieces of firewood but rather looks at the past as themes that run like streams of time from the state’s origin to the present day.

Early in part one, A Very New Idea, Jesse Larocque, a twenty-first century Abenaki who combines weaving baskets with fixing computers, says that his people regarded nature as “a common pot” that feeds all people.  And in this documentary a collaborative of filmmakers shows how a land that has come to be called Vermont has shaped generation after generation to make a common identity.

Want a quick, and wonderfully revealing history of how Vermont became Vermont?  Here’s the poet Grace Paley, 1922-2007, wrapping it up in a nutshell.  Once upon a time Vermont, she says, was caught between two dukes — the Duke of New Hampshire and Duke of New York, who were fighting to possess that spit of land that separated them.  But the French and Indians intervened and that land became an independent republic rather than a dukedom.

It’s a funny story that contains just enough of a whiff of truth to make us believe that Vermonters are cut from a different cloth than our closest neighbors.  A cloth that is more like a quilt and one that keeps spreading as the decades go by.

The documentary tells its story through an impressive array of voices that includes farmers, big and small, loggers, school teachers, selectmen, and luminaries such as Scott and Helen Nearing, Chief Homer St.Francis, former editor of Vermont Life Tom Slaton, former governor Madeleine Kunin, Peter and Elka Schumann of the Bread and Puppet Theater, historian Paul Searls, political scientist Frank Byran, and countless others who could easily be your next door neighbor.

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Much of Vermont’s history is the history of farming.

Luckily for me, each part can stand on its own.  I did not have time to review each episode, but the ones I watched were much like reading an anthology of essays.  Nor do you have to view them in order.  The themes overlap like patches, and — most appreciated — the documentary doesn’t preach to people or assume it knows something more than the natives who have lived in the state for four or five generations.  Perhaps thats why we don’t blink when Frank Bryan tells us that old time Vermonters were lazy because they knew how hard real work was, and did whatever they could to avoid it.

Much of Vermont’s history is the history of farming.  And what people learn from working the land is the very stuff that goes into their view of human nature.  “Everybody has to leave their mark on the farm and that’s okay,” says an aging dairy farmer whose son is running the farm and taking it in another direction.

“I don’t go to many farmers markets because I just don’t have the time,” says a weathered organic farmer, who looks like he has been handling a pitchfork ever since he could walk.

“You have to have someone to make you look better,” says another, as he explains the reason behind prejudice toward immigrant farm workers, be they Irish, French Canadians, or Mexicans.

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says that Ethan Allen was “a wild and crazy guy.”  While state Senator Dick McCormick tells us “Jefferson saw Vermont as the way to go.”

Presently, Vermont is attracting people who want to farm small and create markets where locally grown and raised food is the main attraction.  Often they are following in the footsteps of others, but some, like the brew makers, are forging new ground.  Essentially, they are filling a niche.  But if successful, notes one observer, the niche will become the role model.

There are historical truths in the film, as well, and none may be as familiar as the one that there is nothing new under the sun.  Vermont has always attracted people from elsewhere.  Or, as one of the film’s talking heads says, Vermont was never a backwater state.  It stood out from the day it banned slavery in its constitution and became part of a vast underground railway that had little to do with trains and everything to do with hiding and protecting runaway slaves.  But lest we hold our heads too high, the film reminds us it was the Allen brothers, Ira and Ethan, who convinced the Congress that no Native Americans had ever lived in Vermont, so there were no land treaties to resolve before admitting the Republic as the fourteenth state.

Nor was Vermont such a great place for black people to live in once the Civil War ended.  Blacks were not hired by industries like the railroad and were often ignored by mainstream Vermont.  “Things change when you’re not a mascot,” or someone there to be saved, noted one observer.

vermont movie abenaki

Early in part one of Freedom and Unity, the Vermont Movie, a twenty-first century Abenaki says his people regarded nature as “a common pot” that feeds all people. Photos courtesy of TheVermontMovie.com.

One of the most sordid and racial episodes to occur in Vermont’s history came in the twentieth century with what has become the Eugenics Movement.  It involved the practice of state sanctioned sterilization of Indians, people of mixed blood, the poor and feeble-minded, along with other undesirables who did not fit the image that the movers and shakers were trying to market of Vermont following the end of the first World War.

It was a time when Vermont was losing its population, and hillside farms were being abandoned.  And to bring Vermont more in line with the new century, developers and a class that historian Paul Searls calls the downhill Vermonters wanted to transform the state into a place to recreate.  To that end, and with the aid of federal money, they tried to push through a Green Mountain Parkway and create a scenic highway.  But it came to naught as Vermonters in one town meeting after another voted against it, with some expressing fear that it might turn the state into a new Catskills, which was also known as the Jewish Alps.

But, as this six-part documentary makes clear, Vermont has become something more, something larger than the sum of its parts.  In the film the state’s poet laureate, Sydney Lea, attributes civility as Vermont’s most enduring characteristic, stemming from colonial days “when neighbor treated neighbor with decency because he or she knew that one day that neighbor might be a crucial friend in need.”

The entire six-part documentary runs about nine hours.  According to a webpage for the documentary, 36 filmmakers contributed to the project under the leadership of Nora Jacobson.

contact Paul Lefebvre at paul@bartonchronicle.com.

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The Irockets: dedicated young swimmers aim for regionals

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Peter Gyurkovics demonstrates resolve and fine technique as he practices the butterfly stroke in preparation of a weekend of competition at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction. He is a member of the Irockets swim team, which had to start practicing at Lyndon State College when IROC closed. The ten-year-old finished first in several races. Photo by Joseph Gresser

by Joseph Gresser

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LYNDONVILLE — A dedicated pod of young athletes were churning the waters of the pool at the Lyndon State College (LSC) Fitness Center Thursday evening.  It was dark and cold outside, but steamy inside where the 13-member Irockets team was focused in a training regime that requires swimming as much as two miles in an hour and a half session, according to Ted Chitambar, one of the team’s coaches.

The team got its start seven years ago at IROC, hence the Irockets name.  Swimmers decided to keep the name even after the Derby fitness center closed and its building was bought by Sticks and Stuff, a building supply company. Continue reading

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Profile: Garth McKinney talks about life after Vietnam

These photos were taken by Garth McKinney when he was serving in Vietnam, except for the last one, which is a photo of him.

by Paul Lefebvre

copyright the Chronicle, 11-6-2013

GLOVER — The centennial for the start of World War One — the war to end all wars — is just around the corner.  For much of the world, the war began in the summer of 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918 — the year after the United States entered the conflict that, by some accounts, took roughly 35 million lives.  Given that scale of horrific carnage, small wonder it had to be elevated and commemorated as the war that would end all others. Continue reading

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In the UTGs: Has industrial wind worn out its welcome?

UTG webby Paul Lefebvre

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ISLAND POND — Seneca Mountain wind developers stuck their head in the lion’s den here Monday night, and the lion roared back.

Eolian Renewable Energy is proposing a 20-turbine project for Seneca Mountain that would be sited exclusively in the town of Ferdinand, a small, sprawling community and a member of the Unified Towns and Gores (UTG). Continue reading

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Rifle season for white-tailed deer opens November 16

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The weekend before rifle season is set aside for youth hunters. Noah Menard of Barton poses proudly with the spikehorn he shot Sunday, November 10, in Barton. He and his father, Nathan, stopped by the Chronicle for a photo before having the deer weighed, but his first buck, taken at a distance of 55 yards, was big enough to put a smile on the eight-year-old’s face. Photo by Joseph Gresser

by Paul Lefebvre

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Why do deer hunters enjoy less success in the Northeast Kingdom than they do elsewhere?

The 2013 deer rifle season opens Saturday, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife is projecting a harvest similar to 2012 when rifle hunters took 6,159 buck over the 16-day season.

Adam Murkowski, the department’s top deer biologist, said he expects that 16 percent of the state’s deer population will be harvested.  He estimated the herd’s present population at roughly 130,000, and noted that the harvest rate has been stable for the last few years. Continue reading

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In girls volleyball: LR Rangers’ season ends on high note

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Ranger Gratia Rowell (center left) executes a perfect block against Randolph’s Kira Delhagen (left) during Monday’s varsity volleyball match at Lake Region. Backing up Rowell on the play are Rangers Silvia Pelella and Nora Muhonen (right). Photo by Richard Creaser

by Richard Creaser

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ORLEANS — The Lake Region Union High School Rangers varsity volleyball team concluded its season on a high note, edging the visiting Randolph Galloping Ghosts 3-1 on Monday afternoon.  The win, Lake Region’s first of the season, provided the team with just the confidence boost it needs heading into the championship tournament on Saturday, November 9, at Johnson State College.

Monday’s game was not part of either school’s regular season schedule, Randolph Coach Sue Nevins said.  But it was a golden opportunity for both teams to tune up for this coming weekend’s tournament.

“Lake Region came to us earlier this season, so we thought it would be nice to return the favor,” Coach Nevins said.  “Our AD found a way to make it happen so here we are.” Continue reading

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In field hockey playoffs: Raiders trump Falcons 2-1 in DIII semi finals

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North Country’s Brittany Royer (left) challenges Stowe Raider Ginger Turner for control during Wednesday’s DIII semi final at UVM’s Moulton-Winder Field. Photo by Richard Creaser

by Richard Creaser

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“We stuck right through it and gave it all we got,” Falcon Alexis Bussiere said after the game.  “We never gave up.  That’s how we’ve played all year.”

The character displayed by the 2013 squad is what has impressed North Country Coach Chantelle Bouchard about her team.  While referring to a sporting team as a family is somewhat of a cliché, in this case, it is entirely appropriate, she said.

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In boys soccer: Raptors spoil Rangers quest for DIII crown

LR boys soccer catch

Lake Region keeper Danny Epinette (center) makes a brilliant leaping catch during Friday’s DIII quarterfinal showdown against the visiting Rivendell Academy Raptors. Surrounding him are fellow Rangers Josh Thibault (obscured left) and Dylan Lahar, Raptors Tim Stimson (23) and Kolin Huntington and Ranger Ian Strange. Photos by Richard Creaser

 by Richard Creaser

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ORLEANS — It was a subdued group of Lake Region Rangers that walked off the field following Friday afternoon’s DIII quarterfinal match against the visiting Rivendell Academy Raptors.  The Raptors would come from behind to win 2-1.  It was the second early exit for a Lake Region squad that week and the sting was perhaps even more pronounced given the rough and tumble nature of the game.

Both teams displayed an aggression on the field that kept the officials busy.  Much to Lake Region’s chagrin, it also lead to a red card for Alex Beauregard and a yellow card for his Continue reading

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