Local Roundup: Mascoma Pitcher Stifles White Mtns.
Hartford High’s John Bielecki (7) works his way past Randolph defender Malaki Rhodes during the teams’ game yesterday at Kilowatt Field. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »
Hartford High midfielder Zach Summersell (13) sprints upfield on a fast break against Randolph’s Alex Starzec (12) yesterday. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)
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Whitefield, n.h. — Kyle Kosiorek was dominant on the mound to lead the Mascoma Regional High baseball team in a 4-2 victory over White Mountains on their home diamond yesterday afternoon.
Kosiorek needed just 68 pitches in his seven inning four-hitter, striking out four while walking just one. All four of the Spartan hits were singles. The victory is Kosiorek’s first complete game at the varsity level.
While in the midst of an economical performance on the mound, Kosiorek also went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Adam Dutille added a pair of hits and drove in one. Cam Braley and Nate Brown each had hits, with Brown driving in one.
Mascoma had a run in the first inning and three in the sixth with key RBI hits by Kosiorek and Dutille. The Royals visit Newfound on Wednesday.
Randolph 12, Enosburg 1
Randolph — Ross Caswell was a home run shy of the cycle in leading the relentless Galloping Ghosts over the Hornets.
Caswell was 3-for-4 and added a pair of RBIs. Nick Jickling was also 3-for-4 and drove in one while Zach LaPerle and Mackenzie Poirier each had a pair of hits. Jacob Sprague earned the victory on the hill, going five innings while striking out five.
The Ghosts visit Montpelier on Thursday.
Hanover 9, Stevens 0
Claremont — The Marauders shutout the Cardinals under the lights in Claremont.
Liam Gantrish earned the victory for Hanover as he needed just 69 pitches to get through six innings, recording a pair of strikeouts against just two walks. Sophomore Rohan Kumar pitched the seventh and had two strikeouts. Kumar, a first year player on the varsity team, had a key 2-run single early in the game.
“Our kids played well behind (Gantrish), he’s a control pitcher, made them hit it at our guys. He did a great job,” Hanover coach Mike Jackson said.
Hanover (3-1) hosts rival Lebanon today in a makeup game while Stevens (2-4) hosts Newport on Wednesday.
Randolph 5, Enosburg 4
Randolph — Rachel Johnson scattered three hits over seven innings to lead the Galloping Ghosts.
Johnson struck out 10 while walking five and hitting two batters. She also had a triple and a double.
Mary Kate Poirier had three hits, while Jackie Lumbra and Brooke Jacques each had a triple and a single.
The Ghosts surrendered four runs in the top of the third inning to fall behind 4-2 but then answered with three in the bottom half of the frame to take a 5-4 lead. Randolph (2-0) hosts Union-32 on Monday.
White Mountains 9, Mascoma 0
Whitefield, n.h. — The Spartans’ Erika Millett had a perfect game with 17 strikeouts as the Royals fell to 1-5.
Morgan Griswold went the distance in the circle for Mascoma, surrendering eight runs in the first inning before settling down for six strong innings to close the game. The Royals visit Newfound on Wednesday.
Kearsarge 7, Pembroke 6
Pembroke, n.h. — The Cougars survived a knock- down, drag-out battle with the host Spartans.
Kearsarge led 4-2 at halftime, then Ollie Gallo scored less than 30 seconds into the second half to put the Cougars up 5-2. The Spartans then rallied for four straight goals to take a 6-5 lead before Gallo answered with his second goal of the afternoon to knot things up. Andrew VanHooydonk then scored what turned out to be the game-winner with 5 minutes, 40 seconds to play.
Travis Newman had a pair of goals and a pair of assists to lead Kearsarge. Peter Allen had two goals and an assist, while Robbie Lutz had one goal. Goalie Will Aufranc anchored an inspired effort by the Cougars’ defense with 15 saves.
“Our captain (defenseman Jordan Barthol) was out sick today. It was gut check time. It was commendable what they did today,” Kearsarge coach Mike Heffernan said.
Defenders Ben Gambino, Keatton Hansen and Bryson Barthol drew the praise of Heffernan for their work in keeping the Spartans off the board. The Cougars killed off a 6-on-4 disadvantage in the second half.
Kearsarge (4-2) hosts Merrimack Valley on Monday.
Hartford 14, Randolph 3
White River Junction — The Canes (2-1) pulled away from the Galloping Ghosts as the afternoon wore on.
Joe Wood led the way with six goals and a pair of assists. Andrew Atkinson added five goals and an assist while Kyle Kelinski had a goal and three helpers. Luke Butterfield and John Bielecki each had a goal and an assist. Goalie James Young stopped eight for Hartford, which hosts Woodstock on Tuesday.
Con-Val 9, Stevens 7
Contoocook, n.h. — The Cougars earned a victory over the visiting Cardinals (1-4).
Kieran Cochrane had three goals and an assist to lead Stevens. Josh Casey added three goals while Dan Croteau had a goal and two assists. Cullen Eaton and Dan Seaman each had assists. Goalie Joseph Martinelli stopped seven shots for the Cardinals, who host Trinity on Tuesday.
Plymouth 15, Lebanon 3
Plymouth, n.h. — The Bobcats had little trouble with the host Raiders, who fell to 0-6 with the loss. Lebanon hosts Con-Val on Tuesday.
Hanover 9, Coe-Brown 0
Hanover — The Marauders lost only three games in singles play and now stand at 6-0.
Camille Hankel, Zoe Yu and Liza Goss all won 8-0 while Kendra McGowan, Katie Irwin and Hazuki Horiuchi were 8-1 victors. Hankel and Yu won 8-1 in doubles. Irwin and McGowan won the match of the day, 8-5, while Goss and Horiuchi won 8-3.
Hanover hosts Lebanon on Monday afternoon.
Trinity 6, Lebanon 3
Lebanon — Haley Jones and Brianna Li each won two matches for the host Raiders.
Jones won 8-6 at No. 1 singles and then Li was an 8-4 victor at No. 2. Jones and Li then won 8-2 in doubles for the Raiders (4-3), who visit Hanover on Monday.
Woodstock 5, Brattleboro 2
Brattleboro — The Wasps (3-1) swept the singles matches while dodging the occasional rain drop to beat the Colonels.
Sophie Leiter won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles. Also winning was Amelia Sheppard (6-0, 6-1), Kathleen Sheppard (6-4, 6-1), Lizzy Miller (6-4, 6-0) and Marissa Farbman (6-1, 6-1). “It was a very good day, a strong outing. Solid performance 1 through 5, which is nice to see,” Woodstock coach Tom Hopewell said.
The Wasps visit Hartford on Monday.
Rutland 6, Hartford 1
Rutland, Vt. — Ossia Dwyer won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles for the Hurricanes, who fell to the always powerful Raiders.
Allyse Mullen had a nice comeback effort at No. 2 singles, losing 1-6, 5-7. Alex Fogg battled tough, falling 4-6, 4-6. Hartford hosts Woodstock on Monday.
College Women’s Lacrosse
Dartmouth 15, Harvard 8
Hanover — On the strength of career nights from senior Hana Bowers and junior Liz Calby, what once was a close game with visiting Harvard ended in a rout for Dartmouth at Scully-Fahey Field.
Under the lights of its home field for the first time in nearly two years, the Big Green wrapped up the regular season with a victory to post a 9-6 overall mark and a 5-2 record against Ivy League competition. The Crimson dropped their seventh straight to fall to 2-11 overall and 1-5 in Ivy play with one game left in the season.
Dartmouth is the No. 3 seed will play No. 2 Princeton on Friday in the semifinals of the 2013 Ivy League Tournament at Penn’s Franklin Field. Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Calby and Bowers both finished the evening with career highs in both goals and points. Calby scored five times and added two assists, while Bowers netted five goals and posted one assist.
After falling behind 8-7 in the early stages of the second half, the Dartmouth attack opened up and went on an 8-0 run to end the game.
Dartmouth Fifth at Ivy Meet
Owings Mills, Md. — The Big Green stand in fifth place after the first day of the 54-hole Ivy League Championship at the par-70 Caves Valley Golf Club.
James Pleat opened with a 73 to lead Dartmouth and is tied fifth as an individual after day one. Penn’s Max Marsico had a 68 to earn a three stroke lead over second place. Joey Maziar and Harry Boling each had 73 for Dartmouth while Charles Cai shot 82.
Penn leades by six with a team score of 301 heading into today’s round two.
Big Green in Eighth
Bedminster, n.j. — Sarah Knapp shot an 81 at the par-72 Trump National Golf Club to lead the Dartmouth contingent during day one of the Ivy League Championship.
Knapp is in a tie for 21st after the first day while teammate Emily Hyman is one back with an opening round 82. Also competiting for Dartmouth is Savannah Grice, Jane Lee and Lily Morrison. Penn’s Amanda Chin shot the day’s only sub-par round with a 71 to earn a two-stroke advantage on the field. Harvard leads with a team score of 304 while Dartmouth came in at 335.
Women’s Track & Field
Big Green Duo at Penn Relays
Philadelphia — Dartmouth freshmen Mollie Gribbin and Molly Shapiro represented the Big Green at the 119th Penn Relays, each recording a top-20 finish.
Gribbin took 24th in the 100-meter dash with a time of 12.22 seconds and then was eighth in the triple jump. Shapiro took 19th in the second division of the triple jump. The rest of the women’s track team will compete today at the UMass Invitational in Amherst, Mass.
Men’s Track & Field
At Penn Relays
Philadelphia — The Dartmouth men competed at Penn Relays Carnival inside historic Franklin Field.
Freshman Edward Wagner kicked off the day with an early-morning race in the 400-meter hurdles. He ran an impressive 53.20 in the day’s first overall event, taking 16th out of 50 competitors.
Wagner then anchored the team’s 4x100-meter relay group that finished 35th in 42.01. Making up the team besides Wagner were Brett Buskey, Connor Reilly and John Abraham.
Reilly finished 12th in the 100 meters in 10.66 seconds. The distance medley relay team claimed eighth as it posted a 9:54.55. Silas Talbot, Jalil Bishop, Lukas Zirngibl, Curtis King comprised the quartet of Big Green runners in the race.
Jeremy Thibodeau was eighth in the long jump.
Ex-SoRo Coach in Hall of Fame
Gorham, Maine — Gary Fifield, longtime University of Southern Maine women’s coach and a former South Royalton School boys head coach, was elected to the Maine Sports Hall of Fame this week.
Fifield has guided USM to a combined 628-115 record (.845 winning percentage), 20 shared or outright Little East Conference regular season titles and 18 LEC tournament titles. Fifield’s 18 LEC titles includes a string of 11 consecutive championships from 1996-2007.
A 1974 graduate of the University of Vermont, Fifield began his coaching career at Canaan High (Vermont) in 1974 guiding the varsity boys’ team to a 31-31 mark over three seasons. He moved on to South Royalton as the varsity boys coach from 1977-82 and again in 1986-87, compiling a 74-34 record. In between, he served as an assistant men’s coach for one season at Dartmouth College and the men’s head coach at Vermont Technical College for three seasons, rolling up a 41-33 record.