Viens Wrestles to Fifth Place at New Englands

Providence, r.i. — Two-time Vermont state champion and Hartford High senior Nolan Viens led five members of the Bellows Falls-Hartford wrestling team by placing fifth at the New England High School Championships over the weekend at the Providence Career and Technical Center.

Competing at 145 pounds, Viens’ finish matched his result at last year’s New England tournament. After dropping his opening match to Milton (Mass.) High’s Jonathan Carrera, 7-5, Viens rolled to three straight victories over competitors from Massachusetts and Maine. Howard Kilpatrick, of Connecticut’s Bacon Academy, earned a first-period pin of Viens, but the Hartford senior rebounded in his final match with a second-period pin of New Britain (Conn.) High’s Brett Leonard to complete a 4-2 weekend.

Viens is bound for the wrestling program at Connecticut’s Sacred Heart University in the fall.

BF-H also sent Austin Viens, Patrick Libuda, Kyle Record and John Harris to the New England championship.

Track and Field

Another D’Agostino Award

New Orleans — For the second straight year, Dartmouth’s Abbey D’Agostino has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Northeast Regional women’s track athlete of the year.

D’Agostino earned her latest accolade after adding to her Ivy League Heptagonal Championship trophy case with three more titles on March 2 at Leverone Field House. The senior and Topsfield, Mass., native won the mile for the third year in a row and the indoor 5,000 meters for the second straight indoor campaign.

The defending national champion in both the 3,000 and 5,000, D’Agostino will look to repeat in both at this weekend’s NCAA Indoor National Championship in Albuquerque, N.M.

Dartmouth Competes at Boston

Boston — The Dartmouth track and field team produced a handful of noteworthy performaces during the second day of the women’s ECAC Championship and men’s IC4A Championship at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center on Sunday.

The Big Green’s Kaitlin Whitehorn had the best result of the day, finishing third in the women’s 60-meter dash in 7.53 seconds, matching her time in Saturday’s semifinals. Meggie Donovan ran the women’s mile in 4:48.35, and Janae Dunchack took 10th in the long jump at 17 feet, 5.25 inches. Dartmouth accumulated 19 points as a team.

On the men’s side, senior Henry Sterlin ran the 3,000 in 8:07.76, good for 12th place, and former Lebanon High standout Josh Cyphers took 10th in the pole vault at 16-2.75.

The meets served as a tune-up for Big Green athletes headed to the NCAA championship meet in Albuquerque, N.M., later this week.


Sargent Wins Vt. States

Springfield, Vt. — Randolph Union High School competitors dominated Saturday’s Vermont State Individual Bowling Championship at Springfield Bowl, filling three of the four slots in the stepladder finals, which the Galloping Ghosts’ Johanna Sargent won in the finals over South Burlington’s Dylan Cota, 155-145.

The top 32 bowlers in the stage converged for the individual finals, rolling to qualify for a 16-slot knockout that would produce the four stepladder competitors. Sargent and Randolph teammates John Hackett and Kalie Warner all reached the finals, while Hartford’s Owen Connor, Ethan White and Troy Nadeau and Windsor’s Katey Comstock — whose spare-strike finish secured the Yellowjackets’ state team title in Barre the previous weekend — all made the round of 16.

Sargent, Hackett and Warner joined Cota in the stepladder finals. The third-seeded Hackett knocked off fourth-seeded Warner, 160-138, before falling to Sargent, 163-143. Sargent then clinched her title with the 10-pin defeat of Cota, who posted the second-best average during the Vermont regular season.

The top high school bowlers from New Hampshire and Vermont will meet in the Senior Classic at Claremont’s Maple Lanes on Saturday at 11 a.m.


Colby-Sawyer 15, Curry 9

Auburndale, Fla. — The Chargers (3-2) erased an early 6-1 deficit to outscore Curry at the Lake Myrtle comples.

The Colonels netted the game’s first six runs in their first at-bat, but it was all Colby-Sawyer after that. Rob Wallace’s RBI fielder’s choice drew a run in the Charger first, CSC erased everything else with a five-run second and a four-run seventh put the Chargers ahead to stay.

Vinny Monahan went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a team-best five runs scored for Colby-Sawyer, which plays a doubleheader against Bowdoin on Wednesday.