Local Roundup: Raiders Run to Victories

  • Runners take off at the start of the boys’ 1,500-meter run during yesterday’s track meet at Windsor High School. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Runners take off at the start of the boys’ 1,500-meter run during yesterday’s track meet at Windsor High School. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Lebanon junior Hayley Perron throws the discus while warming up during yesterday’s track meet at Windsor High. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

    Lebanon junior Hayley Perron throws the discus while warming up during yesterday’s track meet at Windsor High. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Runners take off at the start of the boys’ 1,500-meter run during yesterday’s track meet at Windsor High School. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)
  • Lebanon junior Hayley Perron throws the discus while warming up during yesterday’s track meet at Windsor High. (Valley News - Sarah Priestap)

Windsor — The Lebanon High track and field team turned in an impressive performance at yesterday’s Connecticut Valley Conference qualifying meet at Windsor with the girls teams cruising to victory while the boys team took second behind Kearsarge.

Kelly Ludew won the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles for the Raiders, while Lauren Anikis leapt her way to victories in the high jump and triple jump. Katherine Colt added a victory in the 100-meter dash, and freshman Emily Kovacs announced her presence on the big stage with a victory in the 200-meter dash. Moriah Morton capped a strong day with a win in the 1,600-meter run while Nell Houde won the 3,200-meters. Kelsie Atwater won the pole vault and Haylay Perron won the javelin.

Martin Gradijan (800-meter dash), Josh Fontaine (3,200-meters) and Will Merchant (pole vault) won for the Lebanon boys.

“We had some nice performances from some of our younger kids,” Lebanon coach Andrew Gamble said. “We focus on one meet a year — the states — and we had some things go really well today to help us get closer to our goal.”

Hanover had a pair of wins with Lindsey White winning the 400-meter dash and Aiden Bardos winning the 800-meter run. Bridgette Huff won the shot put for Newport ,while teammate Jordan Howard won the discus. Windsor’s Kylie Borque won the long jump.

Gabe Carter won a trio of events to lead the first-place Kearsarge boys, taking the 110-meter hurdles, the long jump and the triple jump. Reed Bell added a victory in the 400-meter dash for the Cougars while Jason DiGeronimo won the shot put.

Stevens sprinter Akeem Bailey won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, and the Cardinals’ Jeff Kozikowski won the 300-meter hurdles. Peter Jaarsma strong-armed his way to the discus and javelin titles for the Windsor boys, while the Yellowjackets’ Leo Patenaude won the high jump. Benjamin Chaimberg, of Hanover, won the 1,600-meter run.

Boys team scores: Kearsarge 168.5, Lebanon 100, Hanover 81.5, Stevens 56, Windsor 45, Sharon 7, Hartford 6.

Girls team scores: Lebanon 199, Hanover 128, Kearsarge 44, Hartford 36, Stevens 27, Windsor 20, Newport 11.

Royal Sets Record

— The Royals’ Eliza Phillip set a Vermont Division IV record in winning the pole vault at 9 feet, 6 inches during a home meet with Randolph, Chelsea and Whitcomb. The senior also won the high jump at 4-6, the shot put at 26-1/2 and was second in the javelin at 69-8. Phillip scored 38 of South Royalton’s victorious total of 108 points.

On the boys’ side, South Royalton’s Brian Striker won the javelin and was second the shot put. Michael Dunkel was second in the pole vault and the javelin, while Garrett Chase won the discus.

In other girls action, Cora Honigford won the discus and Larissa Stride won the javelin. The Royals filled the former event’s top six slots and the latter’s fifth.

Boys team scores: South Royalton 99, Randolph 72, Whitcomb 23, Chelsea 16.

Girls team scores: South Royalton 108, Randolph 46, Whitcomb 29, Chelsea 0.


Thetford 10, Montpelier 7

— The Panthers notched their first victory by scoring four runs in the sixth inning to take a 10-5 lead. Nolan Howard had three hits, three RBIs and two stolen bases.

Thetford starter Andrew Cawley went five innings, allowing 11 hits and five unearned runs as his defense committed a pair of untimely errors. He struck out six Solons and walked none. The Panthers visit Blue Mountain tomorrow

Randolph 12, Northfield 4

Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts remained undefeated on the strength of six strong innings by starting pitcher Ross Caswell.

Caswell allowed just four hits while striking out eight against one walk. Brandon Keyes pitched an inning relief. Mackenzie Poirier had a single, a double and a pair of RBIs. Jacob Sprague had a hit and drove in three while Nick Jickling was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Dylan Jacobs added a single and a triple.

The Ghosts (6-0) visit Lyndon tomorrow.

South Royalton 17 Twinfield 1

— Nathan Moore had a double and two triples, Leif Johnson had three hits, including a triple, and Darren Cilley had three hits for the Royals, who had 15 hits. Thomas Ingham had a home run and a double and four pitchers surrendered only one hit for South Royalton (9-1), which visits Whitcomb on Tuesday.

Mascoma 18
Inter-Lakes 1 (5)

Meredith, n.h. — The Royals banged out 17 hits in a blowout victory, led by Adam Dutille, who went 5-for-5 with seven RBIs and three runs scored.

Spencer Pierce added three hits, including two doubles, and drove in six. Walt Hammond was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Kyle Kosiorek threw 60 pitches in five innings for the victory, walking three.

Mascoma hosts Stevens today.

Oxbow 6, Winooski 2

— Olympians starter Andrew Lyman allowed two runs in the first inning on four walks and a wild pitch but went seven innings without allowing a hit. He struck out 11 batters, walked four and contributed two hits to the offense.

Hunter Bingham had three hits and two RBIs and Sully Carter had two hits for Oxbow (5-1), which visits Montpelier tomorrow.

Rochester 9, Rivendell 8

Rochester, Vt. — The Raptors (2-4) led 5-1 after the third inning prior to the Rockets’ staging a comeback for the victory.

Brandon Gardner and Shawn Farnham were each 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Logan Gardyne had a single, drove in two and pitched the first six innings, striking out four. Scott Calhoun added a pair of hits. Rivendell hosts Chelsea tomorrow afternoon.


Oxbow 19, Winooski 1 (5)

Winooski — Leah Hanzas struck out nine in her five innings of work as the Olympians improved to 5-2.

Hanzas allowed just three hits and walked one, surrendering one unearned run. Cassie Hutchinson led the attack with a single, a home run and a pair of RBIs. Amanda Hatch was 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored and three RBIs. Oxbow hosts Harwood one week from today.

Rivendell 20
Rochester 2 (5)

Rochester, Vt. — The Raptors outslugged the host Rockets to improve to 2-5.

Emily Spaulding had a single, two triples and drove in four for Rivendell. Kaitlin Maddock added three hits and scored three times while Megan Landgraf had a pair of base hits and scored twice. Nicole Wurtz had a single, a triple and had three RBIs.

Brianna Wood tossed all five innings for Rivendell, striking out eight while walking six and allowing one earned run. The Raptors visit Williamstown tomorrow afternoon.

Mascoma 13, Inter-Lakes 6

Meredith, n.h. — The Royals had 18 hits in dominating the Lakers.

Tori Makalinaw was a standout out of the leadoff hole, going 4-for-5 with four runs scored and seven stolen bases. Starting pitcher Morgan Coleman threw five innings and was 3-for-3 with three runs scored.

Becky Gravel aded three hits and drove in three. Freshman Mikayla Clifford threw a pair of innings in relief, allowing just one earned run.

Mascoma hosts Stevens today.

Randolph 16, Northfield 4

— Rachel Johnson and Kate Poirier each had three hits and starting pitcher Brooke Jacques allowed eight hits, while striking out three batters and walking one in five innings. The Galloping Ghosts (4-1) visit Lyndon tomorrow.

Green Mountain 17 Woodstock 3

— Shelby Gault had two hits and Brittany Sawyer and Gabbi Rozumek each had one, but the Wasps fell to 0-7. Woodstock hosts Mill River tomorrow.

Rutland 8, Hartford 4

Rutland — The Hurricanes surrendered six runs in the sixth inning, just two of which were earned, to squander a 3-2 lead at the Raiders.

Kaitlynn Woodward threw a complete game with seven strikeouts and allowed three earned runs. Woodward also had a pair of hits and drove in two. Jenna Yee and Mikayla Hastings also had hits for Hartford, which gets another chance against Rutland on its home diamond tomorrow afternoon.

Twinfield 11
South Royalton 4

Plainfield, Vt. — The Royals fell to 6-3 with the loss. Rachel Moore had a pair of triples and scored two for SoRo, which hosts Thetford on Monday.

Girls Tennis

Woodstock 6
Otter Valley 1

Brandon, Vt. — The Wasps earned a quality road victory at the Otters and stand at 5-2.

Twin sisters Amelia Sheppard (6-3, 6-0) and Kathleen Sheppard (6-1, 6-0) won out of the top two spots in singles. Lizzy Miller (6-3, 6-1), Marissa Farbman (6-1, 6-3) and Katie Miller (6-3, 6-3) also won. Elise Geschardt and Emma McLiverty partnered for a 6-4, 1-6, 10-5 victory in doubles for the Wasps as Geschardt, a freshman, earned a victory in her first career varsity match.

“She came out and did a great job. We’ve still got a lot to work on, but it was a great day to be out there playing tennis,” Woodstock coach Tom Hopewell said.

The Wasps host Bellows Falls tomorrow afternoon.

Boys Lacrosse

Kearsarge 16
Kingswood 9

— The Cougars led at 9-6 at halftime, but scored the next six goals with the aid of a 3-minute, illegal stick penalty called on Kingswood coming out of the break.

Peter Allen had five goals and an assist, Travis Newman had four goals and two assists and Oliver Gallo had four goals and an assist for the hosts, who improved to 5-4.

Will Aufranc made 15 saves and Matt Pickman had nine ground balls and eight faceoff victories for Kearsarge, which visits Gilford tomorrow.

Boys Tennis

Fair Haven 6, Hartford 1

Fair Haven, Vt. — Alex Page won 7-5, 7-5 at No. 3 singles for Hartford (0-5).

“We’re learning, a lot of young players learning the game. Despite the record, the kids are getting better,” Canes coach Joe Denny said.

The road ahead for Hartford gets no easier as the Canes visit Burr & Burton this afternoon.


Woodstock Edged at Home

Woodstock — The Wasps’ boys were edged by a pair of teams in a tightly contested home match on the front nine at Woodstock Country Club.

Joel Bianchi led with a 48, Jake Kelly and Charlie Kelly each had 49 and Andrew Becker had a 50 for Woodstock. Johan Russell of Mill River won the medal with a 42. Woodstock’s Lauren Mayer won medalist honors for the girls with a 48.

The Wasps tee it up at home once again tomorrow afternoon.

Team Scored: Mill River 190, Green Mountain 194, Woodstock 196.

H.S. Hoop

TSA Ace Heads to GMC

Poultney, Vt. — Sharon Academy senior Trenton Morrison will be taking his game to Green Mountain College, men’s basketball coach Daryle Tucker announced yesterday.

Morrison, 6-foot native of Turnbridge, is the Phoenix’ all-time leading scorer with 1,246 points. Morrison scored 25 points or more nine times last season on his way to his second straight selection on the Central Vermont All-League Team.

Morrison will join a GMC team that graduates just one senior from its 2012-13 squad and will be relying on Morrison and fellow recruits to help continue building a program to compete within the North Atlantic Conference.

Men’s College Tennis

Chargers Heads to NCAAs

New London — Colby-Sawyer will play Nichols College, of the Commonwealth Coast Conference, on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The match will be played in Williamstown, Mass., home of Williams College. The time of the match will be announced later this week.

The Chargers (14-7) will make their first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bison (18-5) won a second straight CCC title.

The winner of the Colby-Sawyer/Nichols match will play host Williams on Saturday.

Hanover — Three Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse players were named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Northeast team.

Seniors Courtney Bennett and Hana Bowers were tabbed as members of the first team, while classmate and fellow tri-captain Kelsey Johnson earned a spot on the second team.

Bowers leads the team in goals (48), assists (15) and points (63). Bennett leads the team in both draw controls (52) and caused turnovers (21) this year. Johnson has set career highs in caused turnovers (20) and ground balls (35) during her senior season.

The Big Green is back in action this weekend as it travels to Syracuse, N.Y., to take on Boston College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at 4 p.m. — Staff Report

The winner of that match-up will move on to the second round to play No. 4 Syracuse on Sunday at 3 p.m.


Photo Gallery: CVC Qualifying Track and Field Meet

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Local teams competed in the Connecticut Valley Conference qualifying track and field meet in Windsor, Vt., on May 7, 2013. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …