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Newport Gets Ugly to Beat Royals

  • Mascoma High first baseman Catie Mylott tags out Newport runner Noel Peterson yesterday during the teams’ NHIAA Division III game in West Canaan. The teams wore pink as part of a cancer awareness effort. The Tigers won 10-4 and improved to 13-2 this season. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

    Mascoma High first baseman Catie Mylott tags out Newport runner Noel Peterson yesterday during the teams’ NHIAA Division III game in West Canaan. The teams wore pink as part of a cancer awareness effort. The Tigers won 10-4 and improved to 13-2 this season. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mascoma sophomore Noah Richer takes in yesterday’s softball game with Lucky, his 12-week-old Redbone Coonhound puppy. Richer is a lineman on the Royals’ football team. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

    Mascoma sophomore Noah Richer takes in yesterday’s softball game with Lucky, his 12-week-old Redbone Coonhound puppy. Richer is a lineman on the Royals’ football team. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Newport High shortstop Spencer Coronis, left, attempts to turn a double play yesterday after forcing Mascoma’s Walt Hammond at second base during the Tigers’ 8-6 win. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

    Newport High shortstop Spencer Coronis, left, attempts to turn a double play yesterday after forcing Mascoma’s Walt Hammond at second base during the Tigers’ 8-6 win. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Mascoma High first baseman Catie Mylott tags out Newport runner Noel Peterson yesterday during the teams’ NHIAA Division III game in West Canaan. The teams wore pink as part of a cancer awareness effort. The Tigers won 10-4 and improved to 13-2 this season. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)
  • Mascoma sophomore Noah Richer takes in yesterday’s softball game with Lucky, his 12-week-old Redbone Coonhound puppy. Richer is a lineman on the Royals’ football team. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)
  • Newport High shortstop Spencer Coronis, left, attempts to turn a double play yesterday after forcing Mascoma’s Walt Hammond at second base during the Tigers’ 8-6 win. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

— Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but Newport High baseball coach Bob Bates didn’t see much of it in evidence during the Tigers’ 8-6 defeat of Mascoma yesterday. The teams combined for 10 errors during the NHIAA Division III contest.

“It wasn’t pretty to watch,’’ said Bates, whose team improved to 7-8. “We made (starter Andrew) Houde throw way too many pitches.”

Mascoma bench boss Guy Serviss was also downcast. His club struck out 11 times and made four errors while falling to 7-7.

“We must have swung at six pitches that would have been ball four,’’ Serviss lamented. Houde “did a good job, but we helped him an awful lot by taking away potential baserunners who could have made a difference.”

Houde allowed only five hits and walked four Royals. Meanwhile, his teammates smacked a combined 10 hits off Mascoma starter Walt Hammond, who went three innings, and reliever Cam Braley.

Houde also had a good showing at the plate, collecting four hits, including two doubles, and three RBIs. Matt Bocco had two hits for Newport, which hosts Conant tomorrow.

Mascoma got its hits from Adam Dutile, Spencer Pierce, Hammond, Braley and Thomas Englehart. The Royals host Fall Mountain tomorrow and Newfound on Thursday.

Thetford 6, Union-32 2

— Nolan Howard and Aidan Cleaves each had two hits, the former contributing a double, a home run and two RBIs. Cleaves had a double, a triple and an RBI. Henry Nichols tossed a three-hitter, allowing one earned run while striking out nine batters and walking one.

Thetford, which took a 4-0 lead after an inning, improved to 3-7 and visits Oxbow on Thursday.

Hartford 8
Bellows Falls 1

— Dylan Terino had three hits and two RBIs and Joe Sweeney had a single, a double and four RBIs to lead the Hurricanes (5-6), who had eight hits total. The hosts broke out with six runs in the fourth inning, when Sweeney delivered a two-out double that scored three runs.

Terino also pitched a four-hitter, allowing an unearned run while striking out 11 Terriers and walking two. Hartford, which hosts Mill River today, made one error.

Woodsville 5
Rivendell 3

Woodsville — Jacob Tetley pitched into the seventh inning as the Engineers (5-10) picked up a much-needed victory.

Tetley struck out six and allowed just two earned runs. Garrett Phelps got the last two outs for the save. Dan Roy led the Woodsville offense with a double, a single and two RBIs while scoring twice. Phelps added a double. “We needed a win today, and the kids buckled down and got one. Good to get some momentum as we head into the playoffs,” Woodsville coach Willy Kingsbury said.

Scott Calhoun tossed the first five innings for Rivendell, allowing three earned runs. Brandon Gardner had three hits, while Ethan Jayne had a pair of base hits.

Hanover 12
John Stark 3

Weare, n.h. — Liam Gantrish tossed a complete-game six-hitter, striking out nine against four walks to lead Hanover (9-5).

Isaac Fleming-Steinberg led the offensive attack, going 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs and four runs scored. Joe Cravero added a pair of hits and scored twice, and freshman Matt Whalen had a two-run single in the sixth inning for the Marauders.

Hillsboro-Deering 3
Stevens 2

Hillsboro, n.h. — The Cardinals got a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to tie the score at 2-2, but surrendered a run in the bottom of the frame to fall to 9-5 on the season.

Starting pitcher Ryan Tanguay and Bryar Rouillard had back-to-back singles to start the rally in the seventh. Mike Puksta walked to load the bases, and the runs came home on Josh Carroll’s ground ball through H-D third baseman’s legs and Chase Hussey’s sacrifice fly to center field.

Tanguay pitched into the seventh inning, striking out eight while allowing just five hits.

Hopkinton 9
Kearsarge 1

Hopkinton, n.h. — The Cougars left 12 runners on base, leaving the sacks full three times, in dropping their regular-season finale.

Seniors Brad Donnelly (three hits) and Zach Lobdell (double) had successful days. Kearsarge (6-10) awaits a potential berth in the New Hampshire D-III playoffs depending on the outcome of other action this week.

Softball

Oxbow 6, Twinfield 5

Bradford, vt. — Holly Lund led off a tie game in the bottom of the seventh inning with a triple and came around to score when Cassie Hutchinson’s foul pop was fielded by the Trojans in a position that enabled Lund to come home with the game-winner.

Leah Hanzas tossed a complete game for Oxbow (7-3), allowing four hits and four walks while striking out six. Shae Brammell was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Hutchinson finished with a pair of hits and scored twice. Amanda Wheeler was 2-for-3 with a walk and also scored twice.

Newport 10, Mascoma 4

— The Tigers rapped out 11 hits and improved to 13-2. Mindy Carl had three hits and three RBIs, and Katrina Batista had three hits for the visitors. Carl pitched the first four innings, and Stephanie Carl threw the last three. The sisters combined to strike out seven Royals and walk four while allowing seven hits.

Catie Mylott had a single and a double and Becky Gravel had two singles for Mascoma (6-8). Royals pitcher Morgan Coleman, in her second game back from a dislocated kneecap, struck out two Tigers and walked seven.

Coleman, a senior who lost classmate and friend Amanda Foden to cancer earlier in the school year, spearheaded an effort that saw both teams wear pink during yesterday’s game.

Windsor 16
Burr & Burton 1 (6)

— Reserve Taylor Tyminski came off the bench to deliver two hits, including a triple, and four RBIs as the Yellowjackets improved to 8-4.

Nikki Kibling had three hits and four RBIs, and pitchers Mariah Marsh and Ashlee Bly combined to allow nine hits while striking out five Bulldogs and walking none.

Windsor, which had eight hits, visits Mill River tomorrow.

Woodsville 18
Rivendell 0 (5)

Woodsville — The Engineers (11-3) had little trouble with the visiting Raptors.

Julia Bowman led Woodsville, going 4-for-4 with a home run and a double, driving in two. Sadie Matteson was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and two RBIs, and Dianah Joslin was 2-for-2 with three runs scored.

Pitchers Danelle Huntington and Lottie Page combined to shutout the Raptors.

Union-32 15
Thetford 0 (5)

Thetford — The Panthers (6-4) got just two hits, from Carlie Ulman and Rozzlyn Kidder, in falling to the Raiders. Thetford hosts Oxbow on Thursday.

John Stark 11
Hanover 3

Weare, n.h. — Elise Austin-Washburn was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored for Hanover (2-13).

Amara Nichols added a pair of hits and drove in two for the Marauders, who host Trinity tomorrow afternoon.

Stevens 15
Hillsboro-Deering 0

Hillsboro, n.h. — The Cardinals improved to 10-4 and will get another chance at the Hillcats at home on Thursday.

Hopkinton 15
Kearsarge 1 (5)

Contoocook, n.h. — The Cougars closed their season at 0-16.

Trinity 13, Lebanon 1

Manchester — The Raiders now stand at 2-13 and will close the season at Milford on Thursday.

Boys Lacrosse

Bishop Guertin 7
Hanover 6 (3 ot)

Nashua, n.h. — The Marauders (13-4) dropped a heartbreaker in three overtimes to the Cardinals at Stellos Stadium.

Jesse Brown had four goals for Hanover while Austin Taylor had two. Zach Taylor added a pair of assists, Conor Austin had one helper and goalie Chris Washington (20 saves) anchored a very strong performance by the Marauder defense. Noah Huizenga, Carl Keating and Teddy Geherety all played standout games defensively according to coach Jeff Reed.

“It was a great defensive effort, a very disciplined game,” Reed said. “It was like a playoff game, their senior day. We had opportunities to win it on overtime.”

Hanover looks to get back on track when Salem visits tomorrow afternoon.

Middlebury 8
Woodstock 7

Middlebury, vt. — The Tigers scored as time expired to edge the Wasps (6-5).

Hunter Schmell had five goals and an assist for Woodstock. James Durand added a goal and an assist, while Connor McCarthy also scored for the Wasps. Ben Orr stopped 15 shots in net for the visitors, who host Mount Anthony under the lights at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Derryfield 19, Lebanon 1

— Tate Singleton scored for the Raiders, who fell to 1-12. Kyler Tang made 18 saves during the first three quarters, and Joey Rogers added two more in the final stanza for Lebanon, which closes the regular season at John Stark tomorrow, its fourth consecutive road game.

John Stark 13, Stevens 3

Weare, n.h. — Cullen Eaton, Spencer Root and Dan Seaman scored for the Cardinals (2-10). Stevens plays host to Kearsarge tommorow night at 7 p.m. for senior night.

Girls Lacrosse

Hanover 22
Bishop Guertin 12

Nashua, n.h. — The Marauders improved to 14-1 behind 10 goals and six assists from Hannah Seibel. Hanover led 12-8 at halftime against the third-ranked team in NHIAA Division II.

Rachel Boghosian and J.J. Daniell each had four goals, Liesel Robbins had three and Mason McNulty also scored for the Marauders, who received nine saves from Emily Gougelet and host Dover tomorrow.

Girls Tennis

Rutland 4, Woodstock 3

Woodstock — The Wasps (7-3) won three of five singles matches but lost a tight one to the Raiders.

Kathleen Sheppard won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3 singles, and Lizzy Miller (6-1, 6-4) and Marissa Farbman (6-4, 6-3) also won. Sophie Leiter lost the match of the day at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 3-6, 9-11. “That was a great toe-to-toe battle of two groundstrokers. Sophie came up just short in the end, but it was a great match,” Woodstock coach Tom Hopewell said.

St. Johnsbury 5
Hartford 2

St. Johnsbury, vt. — The Canes (4-10) had no answer for their hosts. Allyse Mullen won 8-6 at No. 2 singles while Alex Fogg was an 8-3 victor at No. 5 singles. Hartford visits Woodstock today.

Boys Tennis

St. Johnsbury 7
Hartford 0

St. Johnsbury, vt. — With the threat of bad weather, the Hurricanes traveled north for what was originally a scheduled home match and were shutout indoors at Saint Johnsbury.

Hartford (1-10) hosts a doubleheader of matches against Burr & Burton today on senior day in a make up from an earlier rainout.

Golf

Hartford Third
At Rutland

Rutland — Zach Temple and Mak Lyford each fired eight-over par rounds of 80 at Rutland Country Club as the Hurricanes took third out of four teams. Jackson Dwyer added an 83 and Chris Bateman had 95 for the Canes. Rutland’s Drake Hull took the medal with a 79.

Team scores: Rutland 301, Burr & Burton 329, Hartford 338, Mount Anthony 393.

College Crew

Dartmouth Men
At Eastern Sprints

Worcester, Mass. — The Big Green lightweight first varsity eight took third place at the Eastern Sprints on Sunday.

Dartmouth took second in the morning heat with a time of 6:25.53 and then took third in the grand final behind Harvard and Yale. The second eight also took third place in the petite finale, finishing just in front of Georgetown and behind second place Penn.

The Big Green heavyweight crew claimed fifth place in the morning heat and then edged Columbia in the third level final by four seconds.

Big Green Women
At Ivy Championship

Pennsauken, n.j. — Dartmouth placed two boats in the grand final in closing out the season with an eighth place finish at the Ivy League Championship.

Princeton won the title with 81 points. Dartmouth’s top boat was seventh in the grand final with a time of 6:53.42, edging Penn by two seconds while falling just short of Cornell in sixth. The second varsity eight was strong in the regatta and reached the grand final with a second place finish in their heat before taking sixth in the main event.