Local Roundup: Rivendell Coaches Win CVL Honors

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rivendell Academy boys soccer coach Bob Thatcher and girls soccer coach Tim Goodwin were both named the Central Vermont League’s coaches of the year as the Vermont Soccer Coaches Association announced its postseason awards on Wednesday.

Rivendell senior forward Owen Pelletier and center midfielder Max Haehnel were both named to the VPA Division IV all-state boys soccer team.

Whitcomb-Rochester’s Carter Stearns, Gavin Turner and Maxwell Stearns, South Royalton’s Jacob Hewitt and Alvaro Sanabrio and Sharon’s Cole Ward also made the squad.

Hartford’s Pat Brady and Patrick McGlone were named to the D-II all-state team, as were Woodstock’s Griffin Van Niel, Min Purvis and Cullen McCarthy.

Thetford’s Arthur Clayton made it onto the D-III All-State team.

On the girls side, Hartford sophomores Carolyn North and Kendyl Boisvert made the D-II All-State squad. Woodstock’s Annabella Lessard also made the team.

Thetford’s Casey MacVeagh, Lily MacVeagh, Sophie Williams and Grace Davis; Rivendell’s Riley Thompson, Mikayla DeBois, Mikayla Stever and Jenna Gilbert; Windsor’s Ava Sutton; and Oxbow’s Zoe Barton made the D-III All-State team.

Sharon teammates Kaila Skeet-Browning and Novah Conway were named to the D-IV All-State team.

Boys Basketball

Kimball Union 94Bradford Christian 83

Meriden — Back-to-back 3-pointers from Kamal Aubakirov and Nick Timberlake were the difference as KUA opened its season with a win.

The Wildcats took an early 21-7 lead before Bradford battled back, holding onto a 44-41 lead at halftime. The game was tied at 73 with six minutes to play before KUA’s pair of 3s gave the hosts a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Timberlake finished the game with a team-high 24 points. Eze Dike scored 23 points, Enoch Cheeks netted 17, Jordan Huntley scored 11 and Will Engelhardt finished with 10.

The Wildcats host Holderness on Friday.

Women’s Basketball

Army 71, Dartmouth 56

West Point, n.y. — After reeling off four straight wiuns at home, the Big Green (4-1) dropped its first road contest of the season.

Senior Andi Norman led the way for Dartmouth with 14 points. Cy Lippold had 12 points, and Emily Slagle contributed 10.

The Big Green stayed close through halftime, trailing 37-31, when Army began to pull away. The Black Knights used an 11-0 run to take a 55-41 advantage into the final quarter. Army stretched the lead to as high as 24 points.

Dartmouth visits Marist on Saturday night.