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Local Roundup: Marauders Win to Cap Crowded Week

  • St. Paul's School and Hanover High School during the boys varsity eight race at the Friends of Hanover boathouse in Hanover, N.H., on May 12, 2018. Saint John Regional School won the race. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Head coaches Blair Brooks, left, and Win Piper look at the start of the course before a start of a race at the Friends of Hanover boathouse in Hanover, N.H., on May 12, 2018.(Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • From left, Hanover High School students Jonah Benjamin, Anoushka Alavilli, Alexander Purcell, Sam Kirmmel and Andy Rightmire talk at the Friends of Hanover boathouse in Hanover, N.H., on May 12, 2018. Hanover hosted Northfield Mount Hermon, Saint John Regional School and St. Paul's School. (Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hanover High School freshman Meredeth Olenec gets her hair tied up by Charlotte Stum before a regatta at the Friends of Hanover boathouse in Hanover, N.H., on May 12, 2018. Hanover hosted Northfield Mount Hermon, Saint John Regional School and St. Paul's School.(Valley News - Carly Geraci) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hanover's Marc Hampers.

  • Lebanon's Marcus Roper.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Hanover — No rest, no problem. The Hanover High baseball team capped a very busy week with a 3-2 victory over visiting Hollis Brookline on Saturday afternoon.

The Marauders were 4-1 this past week alone and now stand at 6-3 for the season with a matchup at rival Lebanon looming on Tuesday. The only loss this week was a 3-2 decision at Windham on Friday, a game in which Hanover surrendered three unearned runs.

“We had a tough loss yesterday. I told the kids, you’ve got to turn around, take that game away and come back with the same attitude you’ve had all year,” Hanover coach John Grainger said. “This team is different. We keep finding a way to score runs and get ahead in these games. We have good team pitching to help close out games. This win was icing on the cake for this week.”

Charlie Goodrich had a pair of RBI hits, a double in the first inning and a single in the third. Moises Celaya added a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth to break a 2-2 tie. Goodrich, David Lehmann and Kegan Silovich scored runs for the Marauders.

Starting pitcher Nolan Gantrish lasted just six pitches before departing with a sore arm. Marc Hampers came on and pitched five innings to record the win, striking out three while allowing four hits and two runs, neither of which were earned. Lehmann tossed two innings for the save, fanning two.

Sharon 9, Twinfield 5Sharon 18, Twinfield 11

Plainfield, Vt. — Kyle Hedgepeth pitched a complete game to start the afternoon and then went 5-for-5 to lead the barrage in the second game.

Hedgepeth scattered nine hits and struck out 10 to get the win in game one. He helped his own cause, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run. Alex Olszewski had a single, triple and walked in the opening game.

Hedgepeth was perfect in game two, with four doubles and a triple. Christopher Pellegrino was 3-for-5 and Aiden Trimble had a double and a triple. Sam Knoerlein went the first five innings, striking out three while allowing six runs on four hits and three walks. Kian Kaufman got the win, pitching the last two innings for the Phoenix.

Sharon (4-3) visits Whitcomb-Rochester on Tuesday.

Harwood 17, Thetford 7

Thetford — The Highlanders pulled away with 11 runs combined in the sixth and seventh innings.

Aiden Cudhea led the Thetford attack, going 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored. Owen Deffner had a single and two RBIs. Alden Nichols was 2-for-3.

Thetford (4-5) visits Hazen on Monday.

Chelsea 1, Rivendell 0

Chelsea, Vt. — Dashiel Fukushima took the hard-luck loss when Chelsea walked off with a win in the bottom of the seventh.

Fukushima went the distance for the Raptors, striking out 14 without a walk. The senior hurler is battling an ankle injury but kept his team in the game throughout.

Rivendell (3-3) will host South Royalton on Tuesday.

Mt. Mansfield 4, Hartford 3

Jericho, Vt. — A three-run rally in the sixth wasn't quite enough for Hartford (3-6), which left runners on first and third in the seventh to end the game.

The Hurricanes had only three hits, with Kyle Hamilton collecting two and Alex Bushway one.

Bushway, a freshman, pitched and allowed four runs, three earned over six innings. He allowed six hits and walked no one. He struck out three, and threw 21 first-pitch stirkes to 27 batters

Hartford visits Brattleboro on Monday.

Softball

Thetford 19, Harwood 3 (6)

Thetford — Lily Vaughan pitched a complete game and had three hits to lead the Panthers (4-3).

Vaughan stuck out eight in her six innings in the circle. Maddie Kingsbury was 3-for-5. Harlee Gray had three hits, including a double. Caitlyn Town was 2-for-3. Lexie Rich and Shannon Hayes each had doubles. The Panthers finished with 19 hits as a team.

Thetford will visit South Royalton on Monday.

Girls Lacrosse

Hartford 13, Vergennes 9

Vergennes, Vt. — Alice Dwyer had five goals to help the Hurricanes snap a three-game losing skid.

Hartford led, 7-5, at halftime. Michaela Ricker had three goals and an assist. Morgan Pero and Tayler Simmons each added two goals. Caitlin Gaudet scored and Zoey Pfeiffer had an assist. Goalie Emi Harlow made five saves. The Canes (8-3) visit Colchester on Tuesday.

Winnacunnet 13, Hanover 5

Hanover — The injury bug continues to strike the Marauders, who fell to the visiting Warriors.

Hanna Kingston had two goals for Hanover (5-8), which needs to win all four of the remaining games on the schedule to make the playoffs, according to coach Chris Seibel. Maddie McCorkle, Anna Kirkpatrick and Cate Wagner each had one goal. Katelyn Hurd made seven saves for the Marauders.

Hanover lost Jasmin Lou to injury during the game. Six starters are now out.

“The girls are fighting. A lot of kids are getting quality minutes and the young kids are stepping up. I’m proud of how we’re handling the situation,” Seibel said.

Hanover visits Timberlane on Wednesday.

Boys Lacrosse

Hartford 9, Spaulding 5

Barre, Vt. — Dawson Nalette and Reece Thompson each had three goals to lead the Hurricanes (7-3).

Jacob Derosier added a goal and an assist. Andrew Knight and Adam Parker had a goal apiece. Nick Porter had a team-best four assists and Hunter Hutchinson added two assists.

Goalie Kyle Prior made 15 saves for the Canes, who play at Harwood on Monday.

Hanover 13, Merrimack 6

Hanover — Senior Graham Penfield broke the 100-goal barrier for his career to lead the Marauders (5-8).

Penfield finished with three goals and an assist. His first goal was the 100th of his career. Kyle Rozzi and Pete Warhold each added three goals. Brian Pattison scored twice. Hanover led, 7-3, at halftime.

Charlie Baughman had a goal and an assist. Caleb Morse scored. Rozzi added a pair of assists. Warhold, Calen Thomas and Hill Carter also had assists. Brendan Brigham was 18-for-21 on faceoffs and had 11 ground balls. Toño Correa added seven ground balls.

The Marauders host Nashua South on Tuesday.

Track & Field

Hanover Girls Top CVCs

Langdon, n.h. — The Marauders cruised to the CVC title on the girls side, ahead of second-place Hartford. The Marauders boys came in third.

Ella Maclean and Anna Stafford each had a pair of first place finishes for the Hanover girls. Maclean won the 100-meter dash in 13.24 seconds and 200-meter dash in 27.67. Stafford won the 300-meter hurdles in 50.60 and also took first in the pole vault. Christine Aman added a first place finish in the 800 meters (2:25.27) and was second in the 400-meter dash. Zoe Onyango (200-meter dash) and Leila Trummel (1,600 meters) added second place showings. Alice Garner was third in both the 400 and 800 meters for the Marauders.

Ileana Sirois set a Hartford school record while winning the girls 100-meter hurdles in 16.22 seconds. Sirois added a victory in the triple jump and was second in the long jump. Kennedy Mullen took first in the 400-meter dash in 1:01.65 and was third in triple jump. Morgan White finished second in the shot put. Eleanor Hinckley (high jump) and Maliya Sinclair (discus) each had third place finishes for the Hurricanes.

Kath Merchant was dominant for the Lebanon girls in the field events, winning the discus, javelin and shot put. Kim Merchant added third place finishes in the javelin and shot put.

Grace Davis paced the Thetford girls, winning the high jump in front of teammate Macy Lawson in second place. Meaggie Balch added a second place finish in the 3,200 meters.

Kyle Doucette led the third-place Hanover boys with a pair of wins, taking first in the 100-meter dash (11.35 seconds) and first in the 200-meter dash (22.82). Teammate Colm Seigne was second in both the 400 and 800 meters.

The Hartford boys were led once again by sprinter Abayomi Lowe, who won the 400-meter dash in 51.86 seconds and was third in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes. Dylan Tucker was third in the long jump for the Canes.

Marcus Roper won both the discus and shot put for the Lebanon boys. Eli Milligan took third in the javelin for Windsor.

Mason Martell had a pair of third-place finish for the Newport boys, claiming bronze in the 110-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles. Peter Thibault was second in both the discus and the shot put.

Malcolm Silver-Van Meter was second in the 3,200 meters and third in the 800 meters for the Thetford boys. Teammate Clifford Ransom took third in the 400-meter dash.

Girls team scores: 1. Hanover 133, 2. Hartford 69, 3. Bellows Falls 62, 4. Keene 60, 5. Lebanon 55.5, 6. Thetford 41, 11. Stevens 7. 13. Sharon 1.

Boys team scores: 1. Keene 113, 2. Brattleboro 53, 3. Hanover 52, 3. Newport 52, 5. Bellows Falls 50.5, 6. Lebanon 39, 7. Hartford 32, 10. Thetford 24, 15. Windsor 7, 16. Sharon 5.

Olympians Race in Burlington

Burlington — One day after placing third in the 800 at the Glen Loucks Games in White Plains, N.Y., Oxbow’s Izzy Giesing won the same event at Saturday’s Burlington Invitational.

Giesing set a meet record on Saturday with her time of 2:14.32 after finishing in 2:13.78 in White Plains. She also placed second in the triple jump (34 feet, 8 inches), setting a school record in the process. Tim Hodges was fourth in the boys triple jump with a school-record jump of 39-04.50.

Rivendell’s Owen Pelletier, who trains with Oxbow, won the 100 meter dash (11.31 seconds) and the long jump (22-01) and was second in the high jump (6-01).

Rowing

Marauders Host Regatta

Hanover — Hanover High hosted a multi-team regatta against Northfield Mount Hermon, Saint John Regional School and St. Paul’s School on the Connecticut River. The course was 1,400 meters upstream and there was a tailwind. with some choppy water.

Saint John swept the boys first through fifth races, with Hanover placing second in the first (4 minutes, 18.26 seconds), fourth (5:03) and fifth boats (4:58).

The Hanover girls captured the second (5:19.2) and fifth (5:17, ahead of the Marauders’ second novice in 5:53.7) boats, and placed second in the first (4:58.2), third (5:24.1) and sixth boats (6:01.7).