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Raiders Earn Ski Victories

  • Lebanon's Emily Perryman charges through the woods during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    Lebanon's Emily Perryman charges through the woods during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014.
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  • At the front of the pack, Lebanon's Kenny Weitzman of Lebanon, left, sprints neck-and-neck with Hanover's Tucker Cadow during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    At the front of the pack, Lebanon's Kenny Weitzman of Lebanon, left, sprints neck-and-neck with Hanover's Tucker Cadow during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014.
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  • High School girls finish their final lap towards Plainfield Elementary during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

    High School girls finish their final lap towards Plainfield Elementary during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014.
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  • Lebanon's Emily Perryman charges through the woods during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap
  • At the front of the pack, Lebanon's Kenny Weitzman of Lebanon, left, sprints neck-and-neck with Hanover's Tucker Cadow during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet at Plainfield Elementary in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap
  • High School girls finish their final lap towards Plainfield Elementary during a New Hampshire Division II Nordic Ski meet in Plainfield, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2014. <br/>Valley News - Sarah Priestap

Meriden — Because of lack of sufficient snow cover each of the last two winters, the Lebanon High cross-country ski team hasn’t been able to use its spacious, well-maintained course behind Plainfield Elementary School very much.

The Raiders finally hosted a race again Saturday and felt right at home, winning the girls team race while Kenny Weitzman won the boys race individually. The Raider boys were second to Hanover.

“The conditions were fantastic; it was good to be home,” said Lebanon coach Les Lawrence, whose team took advantage of the approximately five inches of snowfall left over from Wednesday’s storm. “It was so nice, to be able to go and ski without having to worry about rocks, sticks and dirt.”

The Raider girls placed four in the top 10, led by Kelsey Atwater’s third-place run of 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Emily Perryman was fifth in 19:24, followed by teammates Grace Stott (ninth; 20:48) and Brenna Peterson (10th; 20:58).

Lebanon edged the Marauders by just one point as Hanover’s Sarah Haedrich (second; 18:40) and Liesel Robbins (fourth; 19:06) took two of the top five spots. Catherine Torrey (eighth; 20:46) and Sophie Cadinelli (14th; 21:23) followed for Hanover.

Weitzman’s winning time of 14:49 beat Hanover’s Tucker Cadow by one second. Hanover also took the third (Colin Pogue; 15:04), fourth (Sam Gurwitt; 15:41) and fifth (Chris Powell; 15:52) spots.

For the Raiders, Ian Girdwood (seventh; 16:36), Zach Liebold (11th; 17:33) and David Albright (12th; 17:34) helped Lebanon place second.

The Marauders and Raiders now prepare for Wednesday’s NHIAA state meet, hosted by Kennett High at Great Glenn Trails in Gorham.

Boys team scores: 1. Hanover 390; 2. Lebanon 373; 3. Plymouth 356; 4. Keene 349; 5. Fall Mtn. 342.

Girls team scores: 1. Lebanon 377; 2. Hanover 376; 3. Plymouth 358; 4. Con-Val 349; 5. Keene 338; 5. Fall Mtn. 326.

Ski Jumping

Hanover Dominates

Hanover — The Marauders swept the top six spots at the NHIAA pre-state meet at Oak Hill.

Sam Strohbehn and Sam Hastings both jumped 31.5 meters for Hanover, followed by teammates Nathan Roth (30.5), Nate Spitz (31.0), Al Tariot (29.0) and Katie Ball (28.0).

Hanover will prepare to host Friday’s state meet, back at Oak Hill.

Team scores: 1. Hanover 394; 2. Hopkinton 371; 3. Plymouth 365; 4. Concord 343; 5. Sunapee 256.

Boys Basketball

Lyndon 58, Oxbow 40

Lyndonville, Vt. — The Olympians fell to 4-10. It was the second road game in less than 24 hours for the O’s, who won at Harwood Friday night 59-55. Johnny Ratel scored 11 points for the Olympians, who host U-32 on Monday.

Blue Mtn. 52, S. Royalton 49

Wells River — The Royals overcame a 20-point deficit, only to miss a 3-point buzzer-beater at the end of regulation to fall to 4-12.

Keanan Thompson scored 10 points and Alex Berk had nine for South Royalton, while Sam Cota led the Bucks with 15.

Thetford 48, Montpelier 23

The Panthers led just 15-10 at halftime before outscoring the Solons 33-13 in the second half.

Jordan Eastman scored 14 points and Matt Perry had 12 for the Panthers (6-9), who host Harwood on Monday.

Rivendell 70, Woodsville 48

Orford — The Raptors (11-1) won their fourth in a row while the Engineers (8-6, 8-4 N.H. D-IV) lost their second straight.

Rivendell used their press-and-run scheme to jump out to a 22-8 lead after one quarter and led 37-20 at halftime.

Josh Marshall scored 18 points, Nate Eastman had 17 and Scott Calhoun 11 for the Raptors. Joe Abrahamsen led Woodsville with 21 points and the Engineers’ Jaret Beamis had 14.

Randolph 69, Harwood 33

Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts improved to 13-2. Brandon Keyes (15 points), Levi West (13) and Ross caswell (12) led the way for Randolph.

Girls Basketball

Hanover 67, Con-Val 42

Hanover — Christine Croitoru scored a career high 22 points as the Marauders improved to 10-3 (9-2 N.H. Division II).

Croitoru, a junior, sank three 3-pointers, shot 6-for-7 from the free-throw line and did well guarding Con-Val leading scorer Jess Nerd (11 points).

JJ Daniell added nine points, Lexie Hamilton scored eight and Cathleen Beliveau and Erika Hinck scored six each for the Marauders, who host John Stark on Monday.

Burr & Burton 52, Hartford 35

Manchester, Vt. — The Hurricanes fell to 2-15.

Megan Newton scored 12 points and Hanna Hausler had seven for the Canes, who play at Otter Valley on Tuesday.

Springfield 47, Rivendell 40 (ot)

Orford — The Raptors couldn’t hold after leading by nine early in the fourth quarter and by four with three minutes remaining in regulation.

Cosmos leading scorer Chelsea McAllister was held to 14 points in regulation, then scored five of her team’s eight points in overtime.

Jennifer DeBois scored 14 points and Tayo Ameden and Megan Winagle scored nine apiece for the Raptors (8-9).

Whitcomb 52, S. Royalton 22

Bethel — The Hornets rode a strong defensive effort to avenge an earlier loss to the Royals.

Phoebe Parrish scored 15 points, Ashley Stearns had 12 and Lindsay LaPerle and Nicole Begin scored nine each for Whitcomb (12-5).

Summer Spaulding (six points) sank a pair of 3-pointers for South Royalton (4-13).

Cushing 63, KUA 55

Ashburnham, Mass. — Kimball Union (10-5) surrendered a season high for points with Saturday’s loss to Cushing Academy.

Shannon Walsh had 11 points and 10 rebounds for KUA. Teammate Abby Kelly scored a team-high 16 points, while Taylor Ong added 15.

Boys Hockey

Trinity 2, Hanover 1

Manchester — Trinity scored with 8:22 left in the third period to tie it, then netted the winner less than three minutes into overtime.

Gavin Ratliffe scored on a feed from Andrew Huizenga in the first period for the Marauders (8-7-1; 5-6-1 N.H. D-I), who put forth an overall strong performance.

“We played well, and had the opportunity to knock off a top-tier team,” Marauders coach Dick Dodds said. “I think we showed that we belong in the conversation with those upper-echelon teams.”

Luke Ratliff made 19 saves for Hanover behind strong defensive outings from Kordell Lindsay, Jim Kim and Austen Thum.

Hartford 3, Milton 1

Burlington — Nate Lemieux and Nick Terino had a goal and an assist each as the Hurricanes improved to 10-4-2.

Lemieux and Terino scored 20 seconds apart in the second period, the former coming on the power play with assists to Terino and Ben Rouillard.

Jeff Lyford added an empty net goal in the third period after a feed from John Lewis.

Mak Lyford made 14 saves for the Canes .

Lebanon 6, Timberlane 3

Salem, n.h. — The Raiders scored three times in the final 10 minutes of regulation to break open what had been a tight-knit game.

Riley Sleeper’s goal from Dylan Gaudette with 9:58 to play made it 4-3, and Cam Broughton scored from Ryan Damren and Nate Garipey twice down the stretch to seal the win.

Brendan Kelley, Cam Perron (assist) and Cal Garland also scored for the Raiders, while Sleeper, T.J. Barber, Nate Kriplin and Tanner Simms added assists. Joe Grout made 22 saves for the Raiders (5-10-1, 4-8-1 N.H. D-II),.

KUA 4, Holderness 0

Meriden — Ben Finkelstein scored two goals as Kimball Union shut out Holderness to cap a 2-0-1 week.

AJ Greer had a goal and an assist for the Wildcats, while Jacob Paluch had a goal and Tyler Bird three assists. Dennis Cesana, Brendan Riley, Bobby Hall and Jack McCarthy had one assist apiece. KUA’s Gavin Nieto made 12 saves in goal for the shutout.

Girls Hockey

Hanover 2, Lebanon 1

West Lebanon — Margeaux Baker’s shorthanded goal with 43 seconds remaining lifted the Marauders (10-2, 8-1 NHIAA) over Lebanon (8-3 overall and NHIAA). It was much closer than Hanover’s 5-0 win two weeks ago, thanks largely to a 33-save night from Raider goalie Erika Moffitt.

“She just had an outstanding night,” Lebanon coach Brad Shaw said. “Hanover’s very quick and moved the puck very well, and we spent a lot of time on defense. We did a nice job.”

Scoreless through two periods, Maddie Lyons scored from Baker to give Hanover a 1-0 lead at 8:16 of the third. Ellie Brine scored from Karli Swenson two minutes later to make it 1-1, setting up Baker’s shorthanded winner on a feed from Caroline Howell.

Katie Fenton added 13 saves for the Marauders .

Northfield 4, Hartford 1

Northfield, Vt. — The Hurricanes slipped to 6-9. Hartford fell behind 3-0 before Courtney Murray’s goal from Meghan Boardman and Morgan Steadman drew the Canes closer in the third period.

Erin Hudson made 31 saves for the Canes, who go back on the road Monday to visit Rice.

Bowling

Hartford Rallies Past Windsor

Springfield, Vt. — The Hurricanes dropped the first of a three-game championship series to the Yellowjackets, 209-127, but rallied for wins of 159-114 and 174-142 to take a four-team match at Springfield Bowl.

South Royalton also needed three games to beat Oxbow in the third-place series, bettering the O’s 137-80, 83-88, 105-86.

Owen Connor (231, 124), Ethan White (189, 161) and Nick Brooks (154, 211) had strong days for Hartford. Katey Comstock (172, 180), Matt Thayer (176, 150) and Ashley Bly (164, 161) led the way for Windsor.

Oxbow’s Jeremy Daigle (103, 114) and Jessie Sylvester (98, 106) as well as the Royals’ Robert Ingham (121, 119) had strong days.