NCUHS dominates weekend athletics, varsity girls basketball and Kingdom Blades extend winning streaks

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NEWPORT — North Country Union High School celebrated a weekend of victories across multiple sports, with both the varsity girls basketball team and the Kingdom Blades notching significant wins.

The varsity girls basketball team improved their impressive record to 14-1 after a solid 47-36 victory over Lyndon Institute on Saturday afternoon. Maya Auger led the scoring with 11 points, while teammates Addie Nelson and Aaliyah Wilburn each contributed 8 points. The girls are set to face Oxbow on Tuesday with games at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

In junior varsity action, North Country’s JV girls basketball team also came out on top against Lyndon with a final score of 36-24. Ava Patten was the top scorer with 13 points, followed by Danika Phillabaum who netted 10 points.

On the ice, the Kingdom Blades extended their own record to 14-1 after skating to a 4-1 victory against Spaulding at home on Saturday. Isabela Butler scored twice, with Ella Blaise, Izzy Gaudreau, and assists from Alexandra Mosher, Brooke-Lynne Choiniere, and Morgan Rivard rounding out the scoring. Goalie Taylor Blaise contributed with 19 saves.

The Blades are preparing to face Essex on Feb. 14 at 6:15 p.m.

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Varsity Dance also shone at Burr and Burton Academy, securing a 3rd place finish in Jazz and 4th in Pom. They will compete next at the Vermont Dance State Championships on Saturday at Vergennes Union High School at 5:30 p.m.

North Country’s wrestlers had mixed results at a scramble at CVU on Feb. 7. Eoin Comes emerged victorious, pinning Finn McMahaon from Essex in 1:13. Jocelyn Allen won her first match against Randolph’s Alyson Gilmann 18-9 but fell to Jeff Gerson of Essex in her second match. Jeremy Glodgett was pinned by Jackson Ladd from St Johnsbury in 3:11.

Boys Ice Hockey added another win to their strong season (11-2-2) with a convincing 4-0 victory over Milton in Highgate on Saturday night. Adam Dusek and Alex Giroux both tallied a goal and an assist, with Ben West and Tripp Roberge each scoring a goal. Zach Griffith contributed an assist and goalie Konsta Jokio secured the shutout with 19 saves.

The team will host MVU on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

However, it wasn’t all wins for North Country Union as the varsity boys basketball team (11-6) fell 57-46 to Harwood on Friday. Haidin Chilafoux led the Falcons with 15 points, with Brayden Pepin and Hayden Boivin adding 13 and 9 points, respectively. The boys will aim to bounce back when they host Lyndon Institute on Monday with games at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, the JV boys’ basketball team secured a strong 59-31 win. Scott Kingsley led with 18 points, Kamryn Huntington added 9 points, and Trey Patten contributed 8 points.

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