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Local Roundup: Hanover Boys Lax Roars to First Win

  • Kyle Rozzi

  • Momo Biele



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Hanover — There was no doubt about this one.

Winless coming in, the Hanover High boys lacrosse team erupted for a 17-4 victory over visiting Manchester Central on Monday afternoon at Merriman-Branch Field to finally break into the win column and end a five-game losing streak.

Kyle Rozzi had five goals to pace the Marauders’ attack. Charlie Baughman and Colter Lingelbach-Pierce each added three goals. Brendan Brigham was 21-for-24 on faceoffs and had 11 ground balls.

Graham Penfield added two goals and four assists. Brian Pattison had two goals. Pete Warhold and Hill Carter each had a goal. Colin Rozzi had a pair of assists. Baughman and Sylas Oberting each had one assist.

Goaltenders Mason Winter, Elijah Putnam and Robbie Barnum combined to make four saves for the Marauders (1-5), who will host Salem on Thursday.

Hartford 11, Montpelier 6

White River Junction — Reece Thompson had five goals and two assist to lead the Hurricanes (3-0).

Hunter Hutchinson added three goals and an assist. Dawson Nalette had two goals and one assist. Andrew Daley scored and Jonas Spaulding added one assist. Goaltender Kyle Prior made five saves for the Canes.

Hartford looks for four in a row at Mount Mansfield on Wednesday.

Baseball

Woodsville 12, Colebrook 0 (5)

Colebrook, n.h. — The Engineers threw a combined one-hitter to improve to 4-1 on the season.

Brendan Walker went the 2⅔ innings, allowing a hit while striking out five. Zach Moore and Patrick Reardon-Estes combined for another 2⅓ innings with five more strikeouts.

Donny Bowman was 2-for-3 with a double and a triple and scored two runs to lead the Engineers at the plate. Dakota Hernandez added two hits, walked twice and drove in one. Corey Bemis was 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs.

Woodsville visits Lisbon on Wednesday.

South Royalton 10Blue Mountain 0 (6)

Wells River, Vt. — Dominick Small tossed a five-hit shutout to help the Royals (2-0) top the host Bucks.

Small struck out seven and added a 2-for-4 showing at the plate with three runs scored and an RBI.

Zeb Perreault added a pair of hits, scored a run and drove in one. Carder Stratton had a hit and scored a run. Logan Martin drove in a pair. Jake Hewitt scored twice. The Royals visit Whitcomb-Rochester on Thursday.

Windham 13, Lebanon 6

Lebanon — The Raiders trailed, 8-3, after three innings before rallying to get within a pair of runs, but the Jaguars scored five more times in the sixth inning to pull away.

Sophomore Jon Willeman had two doubles and three RBIs for the Raiders. Freshman Trey Chickering added a single and a double. Ryan Nicholson had two hits, including a double, and a RBI. Kobe Benoit chipped in his first varsity hit.

Kyle Pelletier tossed the first 5⅓ innings, allowing 12 hits and six earned runs. Hunter Boutin went the final 1⅔ innings, allowing two earned runs. Lebanon (1-3) hosts John Stark today.

Fall Mountain 2, Mascoma 1 (10)

Langdon, n.h. — The Royals lost a heartbreaker in 10 innings to the host Wildcats.

Mascoma scored in the top of the first inning when Devin Tetreault reached first on a third-strike wild pitch and then came around to score on a RBI single by Ethan Brueckner. The Royals offense would later fail to convert on a pair of chances with runners on second and third and one out.

“We’re getting close. We had a lot of good pitching today. We’re still figuring out where everyone fits in, but we’ll start jelling as a team,” Mascoma coach David Isom said.

Tetreault started and pitched the first five innings. Brueckner then had one inning of relief followed by four-plus strong innings from Tyler Warner.

The Royals (0-3) host Monadnock on Wednesday and Newport on Thursday.

Softball

Con-Val 23, Lebanon 3 (5)

West Lebanon — Xandra Wishnefsky, Kayleigh Treitsch and Autumn Crowell all scored runs, but the Raiders (0-3) fell at Civic Field.

Lebanon coach Ray Petterson spread the pitching around, with freshman Kaitlyn Eylander getting a strikeout in the third inning and Madison Hunt adding another in the fourth. Freshman Keira Hines nearly turned a double play, grabbing a Con-Val pop-up and narrowly missing on the throw to the plate in an attempt to deny a run.

The Raiders host John Stark today.

Gilford 16, Hanover 1 (5)

Norwich — The Marauders got their run in a pinch, literally, in a loss at the Dresden Athletic Fields.

After Becca Wilson walked in the home fifth, Katrina Randall came on as a pinch runner and advanced to second base on a passed ball. That brought in Arabella Meacham-Snyder to pinch-hit for Emily Jones, and Meacham-Snyder smacked a line drive over the center fielder's head to score Randall.

Sam Gibbs and Wilson split the pitching for Hanover, which hosts Monadnock on Wednesday.

Blue Mountain 16, South Royalton 1

Wells River, Vt. — The Royals issued a combined 14 walks and fell to the host Bucks.

Lilly Hudson, Hannah White and Macey Carbino each had hits for SoRo. White scored the lone Royals run. Blake Southworth, Taylor Rogers and Ashleigh Brown split time in the circle for SoRo.

The Royals visit Williamstown today.

Colebrook 6, Woodsville 3

Colebrook, n.h. — The Mohawks battled Woodsville pitcher Alyssa Prest all afternoon, making frequent contact on the way to a win over the Engineers.

“They’re a good team. Normally we end up with a lot of strikeouts, but only had three today. They made good contact and put the ball in play; we didn’t play well defensively,” Woodsville coach Dana Huntington said.

Prest walked three and allowed just three earned runs. Suzy Bazzell was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. The Engineers committed six errors. Woodsville (5-1) visits Lisbon on Wednesday.

Girls Tennis

Woodstock 7, Otter Valley 0

Brandon, Vt. — Momo Biele and Katie MacMaster each won, 8-0, to lead the Wasps (2-0) over the Otters.

Grace Frazier and Kenzie Biele each added 8-1 victories. Lydia Howe and Olivia Marsicovetere won, 8-0, in doubles. Woodstock added a pair of wins by forfeit and will visit Mount Anthony on Wednesday.

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 9, Goffstown 0

Lebanon — The Raiders (3-1) earned a shutout win over the Grizzlies, who were playing shorthanded due to school vacation conflicts.

Lebanon’s Erik Spaulding rallied from a 6-3 deficit at No. 1 singles to win, 8-6, over Cyrus Fennell. Eric Gessner added an 8-2 victory at No. 2 singles. Jacob Willeman and Roneet Arora won 8-1 in doubles.

The Raiders host Pembroke on May 2.

Men’s Tennis

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Waterville, Maine — The six-time defending champion Chargers will look to defend their North Atlantic Conference East Division crown as the top seed this week at Castleton University.

Colby-Sawyer was a perfect 5-0 in league play (6-10 overall) and will meet No. 4 Castleton in Saturday’s semifinal. Thomas and MCLA will meet in the other semi.

The championship is scheduled for an hour after Saturday’s semifinals conclude. The tournament winner will meet the survivor of the NAC West tourney in May for an automatic NCAA Division III tournament invitation.