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Hartford Boys Drop Tennis Opener

White River Junction — For the lack of two players, the Hartford High boys tennis team came up a match short in a season-opening 4-3 loss to Bellows Falls at Hartford High School on Monday.

Tied 3-3 through five singles matches and one doubles affair, the Hurricanes (0-1) forfeited second doubles for not having anyone to fill the void. But Hartford didn’t lack for success, with Loriston Fennell, Andrew Files and George Spaulding putting the Canes in position for a win by taking their respective singles matches.

Fennell gained the Canes’ first point with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of Tim Guyon at No. 2. Files followed with a 6-4, 6-7, 10-8 defeat of Connor Neathawk at No. 3, and Spearing boosted Hartford’s possibilities to topping Gus Slater-Dixon at No. 5, 7-6, 7-6.

Hartford plays its first match on the road with a trip to Rutland on Thursday.

Boys Lacrosse

KUA 10, St. Paul’s 9

Concord — The Wildcats (1-2) built a 6-2 halftime lead, then held off a late-game St. Paul’s comeback for their first win of the season.

Goalie Rick Kronenwett made a last-second, point-blank save to preserve the victory. Eric Megnia and Mike Robertello both had hat tricks for KUA.

Girls Lacrosse

St. Paul’s 11, KUA 1

Meriden — High-powered St. Paul’s ran off the game’s final nine goals to stop the Wildcats (1-1).

Kimball Union’s Aurora Braswell cut into an early 2-0 SPS lead with a third-minute goal. Rose Abendroth recorded five saves in the KUA net.

Men’s Rugby

Dartmouth 52, Harvard 3

Hanover — Kevin Clark reeled off four tries in the match’s opening 32 minutes, three of them followed by Madison Hughes conversion kicks, as the Big Green routed the Crimson at Scully-Fahey Field on Saturday night for the Ivy League championship.

Wilson Chockley also scored in the first half for Dartmouth, which held a 33-0 lead at the break. Robbie Anthony, Zack Fowler and Jack Bruan added second-half tries, and Hughes — back with Dartmouth after touring with the USA Eagles sevens over the winter — went 5-for-7 on conversions to pace the rout.

The Big Green picks up with Varsity Cup play when Clemson visits on Saturday.