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Cougars Roll Past Vikings

Kearsarge Pitcher Does It All in Rout

  • Hanover’s Amara Nichols, right, reaches for the ball as Pembroke’s Sarah Swanson dives toward home plate during yesterday’s game at Huntley Meadows in Norwich. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Hanover’s Amara Nichols, right, reaches for the ball as Pembroke’s Sarah Swanson dives toward home plate during yesterday’s game at Huntley Meadows in Norwich. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover’s Amara Nichols pitches against Pembroke. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Hanover’s Amara Nichols pitches against Pembroke. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover’s Katie Fenton (19) throws the ball to teammate Elise Austin-Washburn at second base as a Pembroke baserunners is caught in a rundown yesterday. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Hanover’s Katie Fenton (19) throws the ball to teammate Elise Austin-Washburn at second base as a Pembroke baserunners is caught in a rundown yesterday. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover's Halli Valentine prepares to throw the ball to pitcher Amara Nichols. (Valley News - Libby March)

    Hanover's Halli Valentine prepares to throw the ball to pitcher Amara Nichols. (Valley News - Libby March) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover’s Amara Nichols, right, reaches for the ball as Pembroke’s Sarah Swanson dives toward home plate during yesterday’s game at Huntley Meadows in Norwich. (Valley News - Libby March)
  • Hanover’s Amara Nichols pitches against Pembroke. (Valley News - Libby March)
  • Hanover’s Katie Fenton (19) throws the ball to teammate Elise Austin-Washburn at second base as a Pembroke baserunners is caught in a rundown yesterday. (Valley News - Libby March)
  • Hanover's Halli Valentine prepares to throw the ball to pitcher Amara Nichols. (Valley News - Libby March)

New Ipswich, n.h. — Brad Donnelly had a game to remember for the Kearsarge Regional High baseball team, who beat host Mascenic 13-2 yesterday afternoon.

Donnelly stifled the Vikings’ bats all afternoon, throwing a complete game with nine strikeouts against one walk while scattering eight hits. At the plate, Donnelly hit a grand slam home run and finished 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored.

“He’s been on a slide lately, but he stepped up today. It was nice to see him take control like that,” Kearsarge coach Travis Pelletier said.

Berkeley Stevens was 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles.

The Cougars broke open a reasonably close game with seven runs in the top of the seventh before Donnelly recorded the final three outs in the bottom half of the frame.

“We played some pretty solid defense, it was just a really good team effort,” Pelletier said.

Kearsarge (4-6) hosts Mascoma tomorrow.

Newfound 6, Mascoma 0

West Canaan — The Bears’ Dahlton Fairbank struck out 15 Royals and allowed only one hit for the victory.

Walt Hammond started and threw four innings for Mascoma, allowing five runs on seven hits. Kyle Kosiorek threw two innings of relief, allowing a run on three hits. Adam Dutille reached base three times against Fairbank with a hit and two walks.

The Royals (4-3) visit Kearsarge tomorrow.

Pembroke 11
Hanover 0 (6)

Norwich — The Marauders had just three hits and struck out eight times in falling to 4-3 with the loss. Hanover looks to get back on track tomorrow afternoon at Hollis-Brookline.

Goffstown 12, Lebanon 0

Lebanon — The Raiders (1-7) lost to Goffstown at home.

Grayson Hardy had two hits for the Raiders, who host Pembroke tomorrow.

H.S. Softball

Mascoma 14, Newfound 6

Bristol, n.h. — The Royals brought their bats on the road and pounded the Bears for a blowout victory.

Brianna Furman was 5-for-5 with four runs scored and three RBIs. Catie Mylott added three hits, three runs and drove in a pair. Leadoff hitter Tori Makalinaw was 2-for-3 with a pair of stolen bases and scored two runs. Mascoma played one of their stronger defensive games of the season, committing just two errors.

The Royals (2-5) visit Kearsarge tomorrow afternoon.

Woodsville 10
Groveton 0

Groveton, n.h. — Danelle Huntington threw a three-hitter to help Woodsville improve to 4-3.

Huntington struck out 11 and walked three in her latest complete game victory. The Engineers scored seven runs in the fifth inning on the strength of three consecutive doubles. Cassidy Townsend started the fun with a bases-loaded, two-run double. Julia Bowman followed with a two-run double of her own and then Lottie Page drove Bowman in with her double.

Kat Emley finished 2-for-4, while Becca Hanley had two hits and scored a run.

Woodsville hosts a doubleheader with Blue Mountain on Saturday.

Pembroke 10, Hanover 2

Norwich — The Marauders fell victim to defensive miscues in falling to the Spartans.

Amera Nichols tossed a complete game, allowing just three earned runs while allowing seven hits and striking out one. Charlotte Goodrich was 2-for-3 and scored a run. Marauders junior Camille Celone picked up her first varsity hit. Hanover (0-7) visits Hollis-Brookline on Friday.

Goffstown 10, Lebanon 0

Lebanon — The Raiders (1-7) lost to the visiting Grizzlies and will play host to Pembroke tomorrow afternoon.

Proctor 13, KUA 2

Andover, n.h. — A seven-running fourth inning enabled Proctor Academy to pull away from Kimball Union.

KUA pitcher Cayla Crumb struck out four batters, and Lizzie Palker had two hits for the Wildcats.

Girls Lacrosse

Lebanon 14
John Stark 12

Weare, n.h. — Emily Perryman had seven goals and a pair of assists to lead the Raiders (4-2) in a nail-biter.

The score was tied at 6-6 heading into halftime and the teams battled for the lead for the duration. The Lebanon defense turned the tide late, causing multiple game changing turnovers in the final minutes to help seal the victory.

“We just took over defensively, we were all over them. Our attackers played phenomenal. It was definitely good in terms of excitement,” Lebanon coach Sara Ecker said.

Shauna Rankin-Byrne added a pair of goals and a pair of assists while Amelia Gage also scored twice and picked up one helper. Erika Moffitt added two goals and Mo Moran had a goal and two assists. Goalie Erin Landry stopped 10 shots.

The Raiders host Burr & Burton this afternoon.

Stowe 11, Hartford 6

Wilder — Hartford (0-3) dropped a home decision to Stowe.

Skyler Gay scored three goals for the Hurricanes, while Mariah Palmer added two and Taylor Johnson one. Johnson and Megan Potter each assisted.

Hartford goalie Jessica Smith made 12 saves, and teammate Emma Patriquin played a strong two-way game, coach Katherine MacPherson said.

Mt. Anthony 16 Woodstock 15

Bennington, Vt. — Woodstock was edged by Mount Anthony, which led 9-8 at the half.

Annie Arthur scored eight goals for the Wasps, followed by Lauren Kaija (two goals), Clancy Farrand, Lauren Horsman, Delaney Little and Abby Kaija (one apiece).

Proctor 12, KUA 10

Meriden — Kimball Union lost to Proctor Academy at home.

Morgan Walsh scored four goals for the Wildcats, while teammates Storm Sideleau (three goals), Kayla Jacobs, Hailey Hart and Ellie Harrigan (one apiece) also found the back of the net. Goalies Christine Bouchat-Bonin and Amelie Poirier each made four saves.

Boys Tennis

Bellows Falls 5
Hartford 2

Westminster, Vt. — Hartford (0-3) fell to Bellows Falls on the road.

Zach Kent (No. 1 singles, 2-6, 6-2, 11-9) and Evan Brown (No. 2, 6-1, 6-1) won for the Hurricanes, and teammates Alex Page (No. 3 5-7, 3-6) and Andrew Files (2-6, 6-7 (6-8)) had competitive losses. Hartford forfeited both its doubles matches.

The Hurricanes visit Mount Anthony tomorrow.

Girls Tennis

Profile 9, Kearsarge 0

Franconia, n.h. — The Cougars were no match for one of the top tennis teams in New Hampshire. Kearsarge (1-6) is right back at it this afternoon when Bow visits.

Mt. Anthony 6, Hartford 1

Bennington, Vt. — The Hurricanes (1-4) lost after the long trip to play the Patriots.

Alex Fogg and Christine Miller won at No. 1 doubles for Hartford, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8. Ossia Dwyer lost a close match at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 2-6, 9-11. The Canes host Springfield tomorrow afternoon.

Golf

Randolph Hosts Three

Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts took third in a four-team match at Montague Golf Club.

Zach Shaw led the Ghosts with a round of 45 on the par-37 back nine at Montague. Vaughn Keenhold added a 51, Geoffrey Doering had 54 and Jamie Barnard carded a 65. Northfield’s Jeremy Quelch and Peoples’ Tyler Fitzgerald claimed a split of the medal with a 42.

Team Scores: Peoples 183, Stowe 188, Randolph 215.

Track and Field

SoRo Visits Union-32

East Montpelier, Vt. — The Royals competed in a seven team meet hosted by the Raiders.

The girls team took sixth place with Larissa Stride finishing third in the javelin and the 4x400-meter relay team of Dana Winters, Maggie Dakin, Callie Wuttke and Stride claiming fourth.

SoRo took the second through fifth positions in the boys pole vault with Michael Dunkle, Dylan Orechoveski, Emmett Lorette and Jason WIlliams turning in strong performances. Brian Striker added a second place finish in javelin, just edging teammate Jesse James who took fourth. Riley Post-Kinney was third in both the 110 and 300-meter hurdles.

College Women’s Lacrosse

5 From Dartmouth Honored

Princeton, n.j. — Five members of the Dartmouth women’s lacrosse team earned All-Ivy League honors for the 2013 season, the conference office announced yesterday.

Big Green seniors Courtney Bennett and Hana Bowers were named to the first team, while fellow senior Kelsey Johnson was named to the second team. Juniors Liz Calby and Kristen Giovanniello earned spots on the honorable mention team.

Bowes led the team in scoring, ending the season with a career-high 53 points on 40 goals and 13 assists. Bennett, the most versatile and dependable player on the team, scored 12 goals and led the team in draw controls with 46 and caused turnovers with 20. Johnson had a career-high 17 caused turnovers to rank second on the team. Her 31 ground balls also ranked second

Dartmouth will square off with Princeton in the first semifinal of the 2013 Ivy League Tournament tomorrow at Penn’s Franklin Field at 4 p.m. The second-seeded Tigers and third-seeded Big Green will play prior to No. 1 Penn and No. 4 Cornell’s 7 p.m. match-up.

Winners of tomorrow night’s semifinals will advance to the championship game on Sunday at noon.

College Men’s Lacrosse

2 From Dartmouth Honored

Princeton, n.j. — A pair of Dartmouth seniors were honored by the Ivy League as defender Pat Flynn was named to the All-Ivy second team and goalie Bernie Susskind garnered honorable mention status.

Flynn was honored for the second straight season. He ended his career at Dartmouth by causing 12 turnovers and scooping 29 ground balls this season.

Flynn became the first Big Green defender to earn back-to-back All-Ivy honors since Casey Hingtgen made the second team in 2009 and 2010.

In his first year as a starter, Susskind made 160 saves with a save percentage of .530 and a goals-against average of 10.23.

College Baseball

Dartmouth Freshman
Wins Award

Hanover — For the second time in three weeks, the Ivy League named Dartmouth freshman Joe Purritano its Rookie of the Week honor for baseball upon. Purritano hit safely in all five games last week with eight hits in 15 at-bats (.533), including a double and two triples while scoring six times and driving in eight runs. The native of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., also walked four times and was hit by a pitch for an on-base percentage of .650.

For the season, Purritano is batting .354, fourth in the Ivy League, with a team-best five home runs and 30 RBIs.

Dartmouth (32-7, 15-5 Ivy) travels to Columbia this weekend to take on the Lions (24-19, 16-4 Ivy) in the best-of-three Ivy Championship Series. This is the third meeting in the championship event in the last six years with Columbia winning in Hanover in 2008 and the Big Green emerging triumphant in New York in 2010.

The doubleheader Saturday will start at noon, and the decisive game (if necessary) will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m.