Hanover Cross-Country Skiers Earn Sweep

Stafford — The Hanover High cross country boys and girls ski teams slid to victory yesterday, each of them defeating Lebanon, Con-Val, Souhegan and Fall Mountain. The Marauder boys were led by first-place finisher Tucker Cadow, who recorded a time of 10:18. The girls squad’s highest finisher was Sarah Haedrich, who crossed the line in 13:33, good for third.

Lebanon finished third in the boys competition and second in the girls meet. Lincoln Crutchfield (11:28) had the fastest time among the Raider boys and Kelsie Atwater (13:12) led the Raider girls.

Other top performers among the girls included Hanover’s Liza Goff (fifth, 17:36), Kay Torrey (ninth, 14:32) and Clare Snyder (11th, 14:52) and Lebanon’s Hallie Bergwall (sixth, 14:17), Sarah Berman (ninth, 14:32) and Brenna Peterson (15th, 15:37). On the boys side, notable performers included Hanover’s Colin Pogue (fifth, 11:21), Sam Guerwit (seventh, 11:32) and Chris Powell (eighth, 11:51) and Lebanon’s Zach Liebold (12th, 12:10) and Jeff Taylor (14th, 12:19).

Boys team scores: 1. Hanover 383, 2. Fall Mountain 370, 3. Lebanon 357, 4. Souhegan, 351, 5. Con-Val 322.

Girls team scores: 1. Hanover 375.5, 2. Lebanon 372.5, 3. Con-Val 362 , 4. Souhegan 356, 5. Fall Mountain 261.

Boys Basketball

Oxbow 58, Lamoille 54

Bradford, Vt. — Caleb Lafaille poured in 25 points and Andrew Lyman added 20 as the Olympians improved to 3-12.

“We came up with some big rebounds and took care of the ball at the end,’’ said Oxbow coach Rich Thornton, whose team hosts Randolph tomorrow. “I think we’re figuring out how we need to play to be successful.’’

Blue Mountain 63
Sharon 48

Wells River, Vt. — The Phoenix (7-6) were outscored 23-7 in the second quarter and couldn’t recover on the road. Trenton Morrison had 14 points and Tanner James had eight, while Andy Bando-Hess and Jay Knoerlein each chipped in seven.

Sharon, which received five points and 20 rebounds from sophomore center Brandon Tracy, hosts Whitcomb on Saturday. Blue Mountain improved to 7-5.

Thetford 58, Lyndon 53

Lyndon, Vt. — Brandon Gray drained a quintet of 3-point shots and the Panthers (11-4) pulled closer to a top-four finish in the Vermont Division III standings. Such a placement would guarantee Thetford its first two playoff games at home.

Gray, a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard, also played strong defense on a 6-6 opponent. Teammates Ian Weider, Dominic Chatot and Aidan Cleaves combined for 30 points. The Panthers visit Randolph on Saturday.

Twinfield 65
South Royalton 37

South Royalton — The Royals (2-11) trailed 19-2 after the first quarter before rallying in the second half. Hunter Brock had 11 points and Ian Kinnarney added 10.

“We were flat and played uninspired basketball in the first half,’’ said South Royalton coach Jeff Moreno, whose team hosts Hazen tomorrow. “Ian Kinnarney had another solid game and Hunter Brock is really becoming a player to watch down the stretch.’’

Girls Basketball

Hopkinton 55
Kearsarge 30

North Sutton, n.h. — Anna Cahill had 14 points and Morgan Johnson added eight but the Cougars fell to 1-14. Kearsarge, which trailed 21-10 at halftime, visits Mascoma on Friday.

Tilton 65, KUA 49

Meriden — Kimball Union (8-6) dropped a home decision to Tilton School (15-2).

Fiekah Fataar led KUA with 18 points and teammate Shannon Walsh added 16. The Wildcats trailed 32-17, but were outscored by only one point in the second half, 33-32.

Girls Hockey

Hanover 6
Bishop Brady-Trinity 0

West Lebanon — Sarah Wagner had two goals and an assist and Eliza Laycock had two goals as the Marauders improved to 15-1 overall and 14-0 in NHIAA play. Matti Hartman had three assists, Julie Montgomery and Caroline Howe each scored and Grace Tecca had a single helper.

Hanover, which received 11 saves from Katie Fenton, hosts Con-Val on Saturday.

H.S. Wrestling

BFH 3rd at Mt. Masnfield

Jericho, Vt. — The Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team was third out of 15 teams in the Jason Lowell Memorial Tournament on Saturday at Mount Mansfield Union High.

Hartford’s Austin Viens improved his season record to 31-6 and was crowned champion at the 113-pound weight class, and teammate Steve Cerrone improved his season to 24-5 and won his first high school tournament championship at 132 pounds.

Junior Captain Nolan Viens improved his season record to 36-1 and was crowned a tournament champion for the sixth time this season at 145 pounds.

Men’s Basketball

Colby-Sawyer 94, NEC 62

New London — Zach Bean scored 22 points as Colby-Sawyer (10-11, 10-4 NAC) defeated New England College (1-20, 1-13).

Wol Majong added 19 points for the Chargers, and Corey Willis scored 11 and dished out seven assists. Colby-Sawyer’s Stephen Thorpe had a game-best eight assists and moved into 10th in the school’s all-time career list with 226.


Oxbow Grad Named
To Hall of Fame

Jasmyn Huntington, an Oxbow High graduate, was announced as one 12 people elected to the Vermont Principals Association Hall of Fame yesterday.

Huntington was a basketball standout in the mid-1990s, playing for legendary coach Mona Garone. In her senior season, she averaged 32.1 points per game for the Olympians, including 46 in a loss to Windsor in the Division III final.

She played collegiately at Nevada and North Carolina for two years each.

The Class of 2013 will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 3 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier.