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Hartford Girls Earn First Victory

  • Hanover's Hazuki Horiuchi serves to Windham's Aleesha Zandiek during a match at Storrs Pond. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

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  • Hanover's Emily Acker volleys the ball to Windham's Kelsey Federico during their match at Storrs Pond in Hanover. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Hanover's Emily Acker volleys the ball to Windham's Kelsey Federico during their match at Storrs Pond in Hanover. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hanover's Hazuki Horiuchi serves to Windham's Aleesha Zandiek during a match at Storrs Pond. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
  • Hanover's Emily Acker volleys the ball to Windham's Kelsey Federico during their match at Storrs Pond in Hanover. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Wilder — The Hartford High girls lacrosse team earned its first victory of the season yesterday, knocking off Randolph, 16-8. Taylor Johnson poured in eight goals, Esme Cole had three and Megan Potter and Skyler Gay each added two. Mariah Palmer had a goal and two assists.

“It was an intense game,’’ said first-year Hartford coach Katherine MacPherson, who credited Emma Patriquin with strong defense. “We held our ground the whole time and we were able to play a lot of our younger girls today.”

Hartford was 2-14 last season and is a combined 7-51 the past five campaigns. The Hurricanes visit Brattleboro on Monday.

Kearsarge 10, Hopkinton 7

Hopkinton, n.h. — The Cougars improved to 7-0 by scoring the game’s final three goals during its last three minutes. Haley Brook had three goals and three assists and Caitlin Anderson had three goals and an assist.

Jonalyn Burt had two goals and Anna Stowell and Gemma Bready each scored once. Morgan Galluzzo made eight saves for Kearsarge, which hosts John Stark on Monday. Hopkinton is 6-3, with two of its losses to the Cougars.

St. Johnsbury 10, Oxbow 6

Bradford, Vt. — Emily Speck struck for four goals and added an assist but the Olympians tumbled to 3-2. Mikayla Hodge and Amber Strock had the hosts’ other tallies and Savannah Fay made eight saves. Oxbow travels to BFA-St. Albans on Monday.

Baseball

Hopkinton 5, Newport 2

— The Hawks parlayed two hits, a walk and two Newport errors into a three-run first inning. Tigers pitcher Spencer Coronis, a sophomore righthander, allowed four hits and four earned runs while striking out four batters and walking two.

Newport (2-7) had six hits, two each by Taner Sherman and Devin Wade. Brady Bates had a hit and an RBI for the Tigers, who host Kearsarge on Monday.

Pembroke 7, Lebanon 5

— Connor Greeley had two hits, including a bases-loaded triple, and three RBIS, but the Raiders slipped to 1-8. Tanner Simms had two hits and Mike Servant had a hit for Lebanon.

Whitcomb 11
Craftsbury 9

Craftsbury, Vt. — Cody Snelling had three hits and two RBIs and also threw the first six innings as the Hornets’ pitcher. He allowed six hits and nine runs, four earned. Whitcomb committed three errors and Craftsbury scored on a walk and a hit batsman.

Caleb Chase had two hits and Spencer Taylor, Alex Messier and Tim Patch also had hits. The Hornets (4-3) visit Chelsea on Monday.

Hartford 7
Mount Anthony 6

— Sophomore right fielder Steve Cerrone singled home Connor Brooks from third with two outs in the sixth inning to put the Hurricanes ahead for good. Hartford entered that frame trailing 6-4 but combined three hits and an error for its comeback.

Dylan Terino started for the visitors, allowing seven hits and six runs, four of them earned, while striking out six batters and walking four. Brooks relieved him and pitched the seventh, allowing a lone hit.

Hartford (1-4) visits Rutland on Tuesday.

Hanover 10
Hollis-Brookline 7

— The Marauders led 10-4 entering the bottom of the seventh inning and improved to 5-3 despite allowing three runs in that final frame. Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris had four hits, including a double and triple, and drove in four runs. Joe Cravero had two doubles and four RBIs and also started on the mound, going five innings. He was relieved by Liam Gantrish, who pitched the sixth and seventh.

Hollis-Brookline (6-1) had 10 hits and Hanover, which hosts Merrimack Valley on Monday, had 12.

South Royalton 6
Blue Mtn. 4

— The Royals (8-1) scored four times in the sixth inning and were paced by Hunter Brock, who had two doubles and a triple and drove in a run.

David Ballou had two hits, including a two-run double that tied the game 4-4 in the sixth. Nathan Moore’s sacrifice fly and a throwing error plated the go-ahead runs. Moore also started, going four innings and teaming with Thomas Ingham on a 2-hitter. South Royalton is at Twinfield on Tuesday.

Softball

Mount Anthony 10 Hartford 0

— Elizabeth Bergeron and Jillian Bushor each had a hit as the Hurricanes fell to 2-3. Hartford visits Rutland on Tuesday.

KUA 20, Holderness 2

— The hosts led 10-2 after an inning and scored nine more times in the second. Kylie Shields had five hits and three RBIs for the Wildcats, who received three each from Michaela Igo and Lexi Uryase, who also had four RBIs.

Mascoma 14, Kearsarge 9

— Tori Makalinaw had three hits, including a triple, and three RBIs for the Royals (3-5), who also received three hits and five RBIS from Morgan Coleman. The visitors accumulated 18 hits and visit Inter-Lakes on Tuesday.

Blue Mountain 9
South Royalton 5

— The host Royals dropped to 6-2.

Pembroke 8, Lebanon 0

— The Raiders had four hits in falling to 1-8.

Hollis-Brookline 11 Hanover 0

— The Marauders lost to the Cavaliers 35-1 during a five-inning game last year, so yesterday’s result was a vast improvement despite the score. Rachel Alibozek, Elise Austin-Washburn and Halli Valentine had single hits for Hanover, which trailed 4-0 after an inning.

Darby Phillips pitched for the visitors, allowing 15 hits while striking out five batters and walking four. Hanover (0-8) hosts Merrimack Valley on Monday.

Boys Tennis

Mount Anthony 7 Hartford 0

— The Hurricanes dropped to 0-4, forfeiting both doubles matches. Evan Brown lost the tightest match of the day at No. 2 singles, falling 6-2, 6-4. Hartford visits Fair Haven on Tuesday.

Portsmouth Christian 6 Kearsarge 3

— Tim Berube won at No. 3 singles and Drake van Kannewurff did so at No. 6 singles, but the Cougars fell to 2-8. Kearsarge also earned a doubles victory from the No. 3 duo of Sam Bourcier and Jack Van Etten and hosts Monadnock on Monday.

Lebanon 8, Con-Val 1

— Wyatt Goodwin triumphed 8-0 at No. 5 singles and paired with Jacob Ryder to win at No. 3 doubles by the same scored. Lebanon improved to 7-1 and visits Bishop Brady on Monday.

Girls Tennis

Con-Val 5, Lebanon 4

— The hots Raiders got singles victories at No. 1 from Haley Jones (8-3) and at No. 2 from Brianna Li (8-0), but saw their record tumble to 4-5. The doubles pairings of Jones and Li and Brielle Giaccone and Ashley O’Keefe also triumphed for Lebanon, which hosts Bishop Brady on Monday.

Springfield 4, Hartford 3

— The Hurricanes (1-5) received singles victories from Jessie Gofberg at No. 1, Allyse Mullen at No. 2 and Christine Miller at No. 5. Hartford hosts Mount Anthony on Monday.

Rutland 4, Woodstock 3

— Sophie Leiter won at No. 1 singles for the Wasps, going 2-6, 6-2 and 12-10. Lizzie Miller at No. 3 singles and Marissa Farbman at No. 4 singles earned the other points for Woodstock (4-2), which visits Otter Valley on Tuesday.

Girls Tennis

Hanover 9, Windham 0

Hanover — The Marauders made it a perfect 9-0 with a 9-0 victory over Windham. In all, Hanover players lost only five games while shutting out their opponents in two singles matches.

Camille Hankel started off the victory parade in No. 1 singles (8-0) followed by Katie Irwin (8-1), Hazuki Horiuchi (8-0), Liza Goss (8-1), Emily Acker (8-2) and Rania Siegel (8-1).

In doubles, the teams of Hankel and Zoe Yu, Irwin and Kendra McGowan and Helen Tosteson and Willa Kaufman all won by 8-0 scores.

The Marauders travel to Con-Val Monday.

College Baseball

Husson 1, Colby-Sawyer 0

Castleton, Vt. — Second-seeded Husson (24-17) scored in the bottom of the eighth to defeated third-seeded Colby-Sawyer (19-19) in the North Atlantic Conference Championship Tournament.

The Eagles notched three consecutive singles against Charger ace Kevin Keith in the eighth, after he allowed just three in the first seven innings.

Husson’s Brandon Reilly (5-3) tossed a complete-game shutout.

The Chargers threatened in the first, as a double steal put runners on second and third with two outs. However, Reilly induced a groundout to short to end the inning.

Colby-Sawyer will play host Castleton in a win-or-go-home game on this morning at 9.

Men’s College Tennis

Charger Named
Top Player

New London — Colby-Sawyer’s Nathan Taschereau was named North Atlantic Conference East Division Men’s Tennis Player of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches. Taschereau was a perfect 6-0 at first singles and doubles in conference play, leading the Chargers to their second-straight unbeaten NAC East season.

Sophomore Clay Allen and sophomore Justin Pinard joined Taschereau on the All-NAC singles first team. Taschereau and doubles partner senior Reeve Fidler landed on the All-NAC doubles first team.

College Football

Dartmouth Players Honored by NFF

Hanover — Four Dartmouth players — defensive lineman Mick Davis, tight end Justin Foley, offensive lineman Patrick Lahey and linebacker Garrett Wymore — were named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society yesterday by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

The honor society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career. A total of 703 players from 259 schools qualified for membership in the society’s seventh year, marking the highest school participation in the history of the program, which began in 2007.