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Key Win for Raider Baseball

  • Lebanon's Matt Eylander. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Hanover's Mahler Meyerrose. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)



Friday, May 12, 2017

Lebanon — The Lebanon High baseball team tightened up defensively and executed timely hitting for what Raiders coach Doug Ashey called “our most important win of the year,” a 7-3 decision over John Stark in a makeup game at home.

Derek Griffin (three strikeouts, two walks, three earned runs) emerged with his second complete-game win this season.

Caleb Broughton sparked the hosts with a leadoff home run during Lebanon’s first at bat of the game. The Generals (6-4) seized a 2-1 lead in the top of the third, but the Raiders bounced back with five runs in the bottom of the same inning.

Matt Eylander, Hunter Marsh (bases-loaded walk) and Nate Perkins had RBIs during the rally, the latter a two-run single.

Lebanon is back at home on Monday against Sanborn, at the same time holding a fundraiser for Operation Hat Trick, a nonprofit proving equipment and services to injured veterans. Local vets will be honored in an on-field ceremony, Ashey said.

Woodstock 11Long Trail 1 (5)

Woodstock — Owen Tarleton twirled an abbreviated complete game and Andy Seiple had a big day at the plate as the Wasps improved to 4-4.

Seiple had a two-run single in the first inning, dropped a sacrifice bunt in the third to help set up another run and cranked a three-run triple in the fifth inning.

Seiple even scored the run that ended the game via mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth, coming home on an error.

Tarleton went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Devon Mumford (1-for-3) scored four runs for the Wasps. Woodstock visits Arlington today.

Fall Mountain 4, Mascoma 1

West Canaan — The Royals (0-9) stranded 11 runners and stayed winless. The Royals mustered four hits, one each by Devin Tetreault (RBI), Ethan Brueckner, Micah McCullough and Tyler Warner.

Mascoma visits InterLakes on Monday.

Groveton 8, Woodsville 4

Groveton, n.h. — The Engineers fell to 9-3.

Starting pitcher Cooper Davidson had no walks in 5⅓ innings, but allowed 10 hits and suffered from seven Woodsville errors. None of the Purple Eagles’ runs were earned.

Erin Thornton had a two-RBI double and Zach Moore went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Woodsville, which hosts Littleton on Monday.

Windham 12, Hanover 4

Norwich — The Jaguars plated eight runs in the top of the sixth, quickly answering a tying rally from the Marauders (4-5).

Down 4-1, Hanover scored three in the home fifth to tie. Joey Perras and Kegan Silovich singled, Will Smith’s two-out infield single brought Perras home, and Silovich and Smith later followed on wild pitches. The Marauders’ defense didn’t offer much help to pitchers Moises Celaya and Joey Perras, committing five errors that led to six unearned Windham runs. Celaya threw well, coach John Grainer said, eventually taking the loss after 5⅓ innings of six-hit, three-strikeout, two-walk work.

Celaya reached base four times on a hit and three walks, Perras had a hit and a walk and Silovich scored twice for Hanover, which visits Hollis Brookline today.

Softball

Whitcomb-Rochester 20 Williamstown 1 (5)

Bethel — The Mountaineers made quick work of the Blue Devils.

Jordan Galluzzo had a grand slam, and the Vaillancourt sisters contributed both in the circle and at the plate for Whitchester. Laura Vaillancourt, a senior, struck out six in three innings with one hit before eighth-grader Fiona Vaillancourt had four strikeouts in two innings of relief.

Fiona was 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs and four RBIs, while Laura had a home run and two bases loaded walks.

Galluzzo finished with five RBIs, and Hayley Mears went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBIs and three runs for the Mountaineers.

Whitchester is right back at it today against Vermont Division IV rival West Rutland.

Woodsville 10, Groveton 8

Groveton, n.h. — McKenzie Dennis went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and performed well as the Engineers’ starting pitcher as they improved to 7-5.

Kyleigh Lamarre had a triple and RBI and Emma Restelli had an RBI and a double for Woodsville.

Dennis struck out four and allowed no runs in four innings before Maggie Daly (three innings, four hits, five walks, strikeout) finished the game in the circle.

The Engineers host Littleton on Monday.

Newport 4, Stevens 1Newport 15, Stevens 14

Newport — The Tigers’ Lacey McNeel struck out 15 and Newport held on after scoring three runs in the first two innings to beat the Cardinals in the opener of a home-and-home doubleheader.

McNeel allowed two hits and walked one. Stevens’ Sarah Ruest also was strong, allowing three hits and two earned runs while striking out four and walking one.

In the nightcap in Claremont, the Tigers rallied from a 9-2 deficit, scoring twice in the top of the seventh to edge the Cardinals. Stacia Dame drove in McNeel for the winning run to complete the sweep for Newport.

McNeel went 3-for-4 with four runs and four RBIs in game two. Megan Howard (2-for-3, three RBIs) also stood out at the plate for the Tigers.

Stevens’ Marti Milan (3-for-5, 5 RBIs) and Kate Chambers (3-for-5, two RBIs) were among the top hitters for the Cardinals, who led by seven runs after four innings.

Stevens (6-5) hosts Monadnock on Monday, while the Tigers visit Hinsdale on Wednesday.

Fall Mtn. 7, Mascoma 1

Langdon, n.h. — The Royals dropped to 4-7 with the loss, the fifth in their last six contests. Mascoma goes to InterLakes on Monday.

Franklin 9, Hanover 1

Norwich — The Marauders (0-11) continued the search for the season’s first victory at Gilford on Monday.

Boys Lacrosse

Hanover 11 Thornton Acad. (Maine) 8

Hanover — Graham Penfield amassed four goals and an assist and the Marauder defense was steadfast against a Thornton team averaging 17 goals per game.

Brian Seltzer added three goals and an assist, Jake Acker had two goals and an assist and Griffin Johnson had a goal and two assists for Hanover.

Reed Winter added a goal and an assist and Brian Pattison and Kyle Rozzi tallied one assist each for the Marauders. Joe Warhold made nine saves for Hanover, which visits Merrimack today.

Trinity 12, Lebanon 7

Manchester — The Raiders fell to 2-7.

Nate Damren and Aaron Damren scored twice each, Jordan Hammond had two goals and an assist and Nate Chickering had a goal and an assist for Lebanon.

Defender Sam Buckman added an assist for the Raiders, while Caiden Skakalski made 12 saves.

Lebanon is back on the road at Gilford on Monday.

Girls Lacrosse

Hanover 17Hollis Brookline 7

Hanover — The Marauders shuffled their lineup in order to spread the scoring around — and it clearly worked. Ten players scored at least one goal as Hanover improved to 6-3.

Johanna Copeland scored four times, while Jess Seibel, Maddie McCorkle and Perrin Milliken all contributed two goals and one assist.

Sonthaya Lacy scored twice, and Hailey Fahey, Amelia Lubrano, Mahler Meyerrose, Jasmine Lou and Isabelle Sangha each had one goal. Meyerrose added seven draw controls.

The Marauders play today at noon at Oyster River.

Con-Val 11 Lebanon 10 (2 OT)

Lebanon — The Raiders forced overtime on Clara Cole’s goal with two minutes remaining in the second half but succumbed in a second extra session for the second time in as many games.

Just as in Wednesday’s loss at InterLakes-Moultonborough, Lebanon (1-7) had late scoring chances and paid for its failure to convert them. Con-Val, which earned a yellow card with 18 seconds remaining in the second half and was down a player for the next two minutes, improved to 4-5.

Zoe Soule had three goals, Katie Berthasavage and Izzy Peress each had a goal and an assist and Bunten and Cecilia Webber each had an assist. Raiders goaltender Elizabeth Jones was a standout, making six saves during the first 11 minutes and 16 during the game. Lebanon, which has six games remaining and needs to win five of them to get 23rd-year coach Sara Ecker to 200 career victories, hosts Gilford (5-3) on Monday.

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 7, Trinity 2

Lebanon — The defending NHIAA Division II champion Raiders improved to 11-0.

Owen Johnstone (8-2), Brodie McPherson (8-5), Nathan Magari (8-5), Eric Spaulding (8-6) and Roneet Arora (forfeit) garnered singles wins for Lebanon, while Peter Elder-McPherson (8-2) and Eric Gessner-Ben Tichner (forfeit) won at doubles.

Woodstock 4, U-32 3

Woodstock — Five of six matches played went to tiebreaks as the Wasps eked out a win over the Raiders.

Oliver Wilson (0-6, 6-2, 10-4) and doubles tandem Carl Gebhardt-Gardner Gottshegen (6-2, 3-6, 10-7), dug out tiebreak wins, while and Quest Holding-Micah Lockhart won via forfeit. Kyle Rasmussen had the only straight-sets win taking No. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-2, to clinch the match.

The Wasps (4-4), winners of four straight, host Burr & Burton on Tuesday.

Girls Tennis

Hanover 9, Spaulding 0

Rochester, n.h. — The Marauders (10-1) swept their fourth straight foe to retain a share of the NHIAA Division I lead with a week left in the regular season.

Rine Uhm, Margaret Werner, Mindy Wu, Bri Laycock, Ellen Lamm and Grace Li had little resistance in taking the singles points. Uhm, Werner and Wu picked up new faces for doubles partners and completed the sweep. Hanover hosts Bishop Guertin on Monday in its final home match of the season.

Golf

Hartford Hosts Two

Quechee — The Hurricanes came close to reaching coach Mike Hathorn’s sub-400 goal while also getting a good look at some of the best players in the state over 18 holes on the Quechee Club’s Highland course.

Rutland’s Logan Broyles shot a 1-under-par 71 to win the individual medal. Hartford picked up scores from Brady Hathorn (92), Kody Wessel (101), Ben Healy (104) and Jack Heller (105).

Hartford sophomore Billy Mann came in at 106, a score good enough to ensure he’ll join his four teammates at Rutland Country Club on Monday when the Canes take on Mount Anthony, Burr & Burton and the host Raiders.

Team scores:Rutland 304, Hartford 402, Mount Anthony no score.

Women’s Tennis

Kentucky 4, Dartmouth 2

Ann Arbor, Mich. — The Big Green saw its season end with a first-round NCAA Tournament loss to the 17th-ranked Wildcats at the University of Michigan.

Dartmouth (17-5) was down early, 2-0, and rallied to tie the match before Kentucky (17-8) pulled away.

Kentucky opened by grabbing the doubles point and fifth singles. Dartmouth rallied behind victories from No. 3 Kristina Mathis (6-1, 6-3) and No. 4 Julia Schroeder (6-2, 7-5). After Kentucky took the lead back, Aldila Sutjiadi nicked the Big Green’s Taylor Ng at No. 1, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4, to take the match.

Chargers Advance

Brunswick, Maine — Colby-Sawyer grabbed a first-round NCAA Division III tournament win for the second straight season with a 6-0 shutout of Bridgewater State at Bowdoin College.

Lauren Blanchard and Ashley Woodside clinched the decision simultaneously for the Chargers (17-5). Blanchard grabbed a 6-0, 6-3 win at fifth singles as Woodside was closing a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 1.

The Chargers play regional host and eighth-ranked Bowdoin in the second round today.

Women’s Hockey

Stacey on Canada Roster

Calgary, Alberta — Dartmouth graduate Laura Stacey is among 28 players named to the Canadian national women’s hockey team’s centralization camp that will serve as the core of next winter’s Olympic team.

Stacey, who graduated in 2016, earned the Canadian Women’s Hockey League’s rookie of the year award last season, scoring 24 points in 22 games. Canada will be coached by current Dartmouth women’s hockey coach Laura Schuler.