Local Roundup: Thetford Brings the Bats, Outslugs Harwood

  • Thetford's Lawson Ouellette. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Dartmouth rowing coach Wyatt Allen. (photograph courtesy Dartmouth Sports Information)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thetford — Practice made perfect Thursday for the Thetford Academy baseball team, which scored five runs in the sixth inning to beat visiting Harwood, 13-10.

“We hit the ball well all day,” said Thetford coach Phil Chaput. “It’s something we’ve been preaching in practice.”

The Panthers led, 2-1, after the first inning, but the Highlanders built a 7-6 lead in the fourth. Owen Deffner answered for Thetford with a two-run single in the bottom of the inning to give the hosts the lead for good.

Deffner finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Lawson Ouellette drove in five and was 3-for-4 with a double. Oullette keyed the five-run sixth with a two-run single. Ryan Pepe had four hits and scored a pair of runs.

Harwood loaded the bases with two out in the seventh inning against relief pitcher Seth Boyce, who induced a ground ball to Oullette at third base. The throw to Deffner at first was low, but he scooped it to record the game-ending out.

“It was a great defensive play; If that ball gets by him, they’d have scored a couple runs,” Chaput said.

Connor Brown went the first four innings on the mound for the Panthers, striking out three batters while walking three and allowing eight hits. Brown surrendered seven runs, five of them earned. Boyce went three innings with a strikeout while allowing three runs on five hits.

Thetford (6-7) visits Montpelier on Saturday.

Hanover 10, Laconia 3

Hanover — The Marauders scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning to build a 7-0 lead. Kegan Silovich had a single, double, triple and four RBIs and Will Smith singled and had two RBIs.

Moises Celaya allowed nine hits in a complete-game pitching effort that featured nine strikeouts, two walks and two earned runs. He had a two-run single at the plate.

Hanover (5-7, which likely needs to win its last four games to qualify for the NHIAA Division II playoffs, visits Kingswood today.

South Royalton 15, Rivendell 0

South Royalton — Freshman Logan Martin had three hits and five RBIs to lead the Royals (11-0).

Dalton McDougall had two triples and four RBIs and Nicholas Howe and Andy Moore each had two hits. Josh Scoskie pitched the first five innings, allowing one hit while striking out 11.

McDougall pitched a clean inning of relief with two strikeouts. Dashiel Fukushima singled for Rivendell.

White Mtns. 15, Mascoma 10

West Canaan — The Royals led, 6-4, through five innings but fell to 0-13.

Tyler Warner was 4-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Mark Olsen, Tyler Findley and Micah McCullough each had two hits and scored a run. McCullough pitched the first 5⅓ innings, allowing seven runs, six earned, while allowing seven hits and two walks.

Mascoma hosts InterLakes on Monday.


Thetford 28, Harwood 20

Thetford — Panthers starting pitcher Taylor Hollis was 4-for-4 with five runs scored and three RBIs. Molly Higgins was 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs. Thetford (7-6) hosts Randolph on Tuesday.

S. Royalton 19, Rivendell 4 (6)

South Royalton — The Royals’ Anna Meeks had three hits, scored four runs and stole four bases.Maegan Carbino added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs.

SoRo pitcher Mara Southworth went all six innings, striking out four while allowing five hits and four walks. Eadie Molesworth singled and had a sacrifice bunt for Rivendell.

SoRo (4-6) hosts both Williamstown (2 p.m) and Cabot (4:30 p.m.) on Saturday.

Boys Lacrosse

Hanover 14, Souhegan 8

Hanover — The Marauders battled back from a 5-1 deficit at the end of the first quarter, led by Graham Penfield, who scored five times.

Jake Acker had four goals and three assists. Reed Winter had four goals and added an assist.

Griffin Johnson had two assists. Goalie Joe Warhold made six saves.

Longstick midfielder Alex Mosenthal scored on a breakaway after intercepting a third-quarter clearing pass with the score 7-7 and scored on a breakaway. The hosts held the lead for good.

Owen Brooks won 17 of 24 faceoffs and grabbed 15 ground balls for Hanover (10-6), which closes the regular season Thursday at Londonderry.

Girls Tennis

Hanover 8, Bishop Guertin 1

White River Junction — The Marauders (13-1) closed their first NHIAA Division I regular season by sweeping singles play. No. 1 player Rine Uhm won the closest match, 8-3.

Mindy Wu added an 8-2 victory. Margaret Werner and Bri Laycock each won 8-1. Ellen Lamm and Grace Li added 8-0 victories. Werner/Lamm and Wu/Chiara Rothwell-Ferraris both won 8-1 in doubles. The playoffs begin Wednesday.

Boys Tennis

Bedford 8, Hanover 1

Hanover — Hanover’s Benny Gantrish beat Rohit Yerram, who was undefeated in singles this season, at No. 2, 8-6. Noah Borell lost a tight match at No. 1 singles, 6-8. Matty Siegel and Will Bonner fell by an 8-6 score in their doubles match.

“We played the best we ever have against Bedford. It was a very fun, long match to watch,” Hanover coach Jarrod Shaheen wrote in an email. Hanover (10-3) closes the regular season today at Concord.


Hartford Wins at Woodstock

Woodstock — The Hurricanes topped the host Wasps in an 18-hole match at Woodstock Country Club.

Brady Hathorn led Hartford with a 21-over par round of 91. Kody Wessel shot 100, Jack Heller had 103. Jarod Vanderpot and Bill Mann each shot 106. Otter Valley’s Tom Kingsley won medalist honors with an 84.

Hartley Walker-Money paced the Wasps with a 111. Erik Weiss had 119, Harrison Morse had 124 and Jarrett Hoisington shot 128.

Team scores: Hartford 400, Woodstock 482.

Track & Field

Raiders, Marauders Victorious

Hanover — Lebanon’s Emily Ball and Kim Merchant each won a pair of events. Ball won the 100 and 200-meter dashes and Kim Merchant won the shot put and javelin.

Kath Merchant added a first-place showing in discus for the Raiders and Sophia Miller tied for first with Hanover’s Peiper Thomas in the long jump at 15 feet, 4.5 inches. Miller added a victory in the triple jump. Corinne Kennedy (400-meter dash) and Grace Furlong (3,200 meters) also triumphed for the Raiders.

Leila Trummel (800 meters), Hannah Wittmann (pole vault), Anna Stafford (300-meter hurdles) and Emily Bregou (1,600 meters) each won for Hanover. Thetford’s Macy Lawson won the high jump.

The Marauder boys had four victories: Colm Seigne (400-meter dash), Morgan Baughman (1,600 meters), Henry Mackall (3,200 meters) and Andrew Chen (110-meter hurdles).

Marcus Roper had a meet-best three victories for the Lebanon boys, winning the 300-meter hurdles, the shot put and the discus. Ryan Milliken won both the 100 and 200-meter dash. Will Tanski won the pole vault and Zach Petrin won the triple jump.

Noah Perry (javelin) and Clifford Ransom (800-meters) each finished first for Thetford.

Boys team scores: Hanover 166.5, Lebanon 142.83, Thetford 118.66, Rivendell 26.

Girls team scores: Lebanon 155.5, Hanover 141.5, Thetford 137.

Tigers Boys,Royals Girls Finish On Top

Newport — Mason Martell led the first-place Newport boys by taking first in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. Peter Thibault won the shot put and the discus. John Thibault won the 200-meter dash and Dylan Palmer won the 400-meter dash. Ethan Ritondo was first in the 1,600-meters.

Mascoma’s Sheldon Farnsworth won the 100-meter dash and the long jump and Joe Stone won the javelin. Stevens’ Ethan Sweet won the triple jump and Sunapee’s Carson Garland claimed the 3,200-meter run.

Mascoma’s Elizabeth Jones won the 1,600 and 3,200 meters to lead the first-place Mascoma girls. Teammate Lindsey McDonald won the 100 hurdles, Haley Bissonette took the shot put and Kayleigh Bean won the javelin.

Newport’s Selena Coronis won the 200 meters, and Anna Pysz took top honors in the discus.

Stevens won the 4x100 relay. Sunapee’s Katie Frederick won the 400 meters, and Maryann Cousens took the 800.

Boys team scores: Newport 193, Mascoma 138, Stevens 69, Sunapee 42, Fall Mountain 37, Mount Royal 6.

Girls team scores: Mascoma 117, Sunapee 87, Stevens 79, Newport 73, Fall Mountain. 58, Mount Royal 18.

College Baseball

All-Ivy Teams Announced

Hanover — Dartmouth College senior Beau Sulser was honored as Ivy League pitcher of the year on Thursday. He was 6-1 with a 1.40 ERA that ranked sixth among Division I hurlers. Sulser had 52 strikeouts while walking just five batters during 45 innings while holding opponents to a .201 batting average.

Three Dartmouth players were named to the All-Ivy second team. Starting pitcher Michael Danielak was 7-2 and led the team with 55 strikeouts while compiling a 2.64 ERA. Reliever Chris Burkholder led the Ancient Eight with eight saves, appearing in 17 games while posting a 2.20 ERA during 28⅔ innings. Kyle Holbrook led the Big Green in batting average (.329) and RBIs (31) while reaching base in 38 of 40 games during the season.

First baseman Michael Ketchmark and designated hitter Michael Calamari each were named honorable mention.

College Softball

All-Ivy Honors Announced

Hanover — Dartmouth College junior catcher Claire Bird, senior infielder Alyssa Jorgensen and senior outfielder Karen Chaw were named to the All-Ivy first team. Bird batted .292 with 13 RBIs, Jorgensen hit .317 with 12 RBIs. Chaw led the Big Green with a .522 slugging percentage while racking up five home runs and 19 RBIs.

Morgan Martinelli and Lourlin Lara earned second-team honors and Breanna Ethridge and Calista Almer were on the honorable mention list.

Heavyweight Rowing

Allen is Ivy CoachOf the Year

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth men’s heavyweight rowing coach Wyatt Allen is Ivy League coach of the year. The Big Green won six of its seven races against ranked opponents and spent the entirety of the season in the national rankings with a peak ranking of No. 6.

Men’s Lacrosse

Osborne, Burke Honored

Newton, Mass. — Dartmouth seniors Wiley Osborne and Timmy Burke are on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Academic All-New England Team.

Osborne was fourth on the Big Green with eight goals and second in assists with 12. Burke, a defenseman, started all 13 games and led the team in ground balls (57) while forcing 17 turnovers.