Local Roundup: Lebanon’s Kennedy a N.E. Champ
Bridgewater, Mass. — Lebanon High freshman Corinne Kennedy capped a stellar first high school season by claiming the 300-meter hurdles at the 69th New England Interscholastic Track & Field Championship at Bridgewater State University on Saturday, completing a hat trick of victories in the event over the past month.
Kennedy outran a field of 29 from the six New England states for the title, her time of 44.04 seconds nearly one second faster than Winnacunnet runner-up Ann Sheehy. The Raiders also earned a third-place result from John Cioffredi in the boys high jump (6 feet, 5 inches), and Kennedy added a fifth place in the girls 100 hurdles (15.15 seconds). Josh Fontaine took 12th in the 3,200 meters (9:40.87) one day before his runner-up finish at the four-mile Skip Matthews Memorial Father’s Day Run in Lebanon.
Kennedy’s successes added to an already outstanding year. Kennedy won the 300 hurdles and added top-three finishes in the 100 hurdles, 200 dash and long jump at the NHIAA Division II championship in late May. She followed that with another 300 hurdles win at the NHIAA Meet of Champions on June 7, where she also added top-threes in the 200 dash and 100 hurdles.
Lebanon’s Will Merchant and Georgia Michalovic; Hanover’s Benjamin Chaimberg and Chris Stocken; Hartford’s Tayler Larmie and Jackson Dwyer; Woodstock’s Carmen Bango; Windsor’s Katey Comstock, Quincey Smith and Iyanna Williams; Thetford’s Ella and Cole Chapman; Kearsarge’s Logan Maville; Stevens’ Kai Kleyensteuber; and Oxbow’s Dylan Hatin all participated in the championship meet.
Twin State Stars Named
Hanover — The Hanover Lions Twin State All-Lacrosse Games will feature a healthy supply of Upper Valley talent during Saturday’s doubleheader at Hanover High School.
The Vermont and New Hampshire girls will kick off the day at 12:30 p.m. Hanover’s Hannah Seibel (Georgetown), Liesel Robbins (Middlebury) and Evie Keating (Middlebury) will be joined on the New Hampshire roster by Kearsarge’s Libby Brooks (UNH) and Kate Scheuch (Univ. of Chicago). Hartford will contribute Sadie Gay (undecided) and Alexis Lovell (St. Andrews Univ.) to the Vermont roster, joining Oxbow’s Jasmin Clark (Johnson & Wales) and Taren Gendron (Lyndon State). The Olympians’ Lauren Tomlinson (Castleton State) will serve as a Vermont alternate.
Hanover and Woodstock will each have two representatives in the 3 p.m. boys contest. The Marauders’ Teddy Geraghty (St. Lawrence) and Chris Washington (Williams) will suit up for New Hampshire, with the Wasps’ Nick Donaldson (traveling) and Ben Orr (Emmanuel) taking up position for Vermont.
New Hampshire swept the 2013 contests, with the boys winning 12-9 and the girls taking a 19-16 victory.
Lebanon Teams Split Debuts
Langdon, n.h. — Lebanon’s New Hampshire Soccer Conference entries split their season openers on Sunday at Fall Mountain Regional High School, with Lebanon Top Stitch dropping a Division V decision to Fall Mountain, 1-0, while Lebanon Central Supply rolled past CRFC North, 4-1.
The hosts claimed the opening Division V game, scoring on a rare chance in the 60th minute for the victory. Davis Cole had a pair of saves for Lebanon (0-1-0).
Central Supply broke open a 1-1 game in the final 25 minutes to take CRFC North in the D-IV nightcap. Nate Gradijan scored twice for Lebanon (1-0-0), joined by Nate Gariepy and Graham Chickering in the goal-scoring department. Miguel Hernandez needed just one save for the win.
Both teams host Touchline Hanover squads on Sunday at the Plainfield School.
Touchline 6 NC Crusaders 0
Littleton, n.h. — Mickey Pomeroy struck twice and Helen Cleaves, Taylor Kenyon, Taylor Hollis and Lydia Leitschuh all hit the net as well as Touchline Women (1-0-0) rolled in their NHSC opener on Sunday.
Pomeroy and Kenyon marshalled a midfield that proved too strong for the hosts, making Aisha Pryor a shutout winner in goal for Touchline. Leah Herb contributed to the defensive effort, while Hollis added an assist to her goal.
Touchline visits Claremont Women tonight.