Local Roundup: Kearsarge Tames Pelham
South Royalton's David Ballou.
Valley News - Tris Wykes
Windsor's Brooke Hurd.
Valley News - Tris Wykes
New London — Thanks to a waterlogged home field on their own campus, The Kearsarge High girls lacrosse team was forced to visit nearby Colby-Sawyer College for Thursday afternoon’s game against Pelham. The Cougars felt right at home anyway in a convincing win over the Pythons, 21-11.
Kearsarge put forth a balanced attack offensively, with Libby Brooks leading the way with five goals and two assists. Anna Stowell (two assists), Eleanor Angus (three assists) and Kaileigh Davis all had hat tricks, while Jonnalyn Burt scored twice and Brianna Blakeman (two assists), Geneva Heffernan, Kate Scheuch, Maici Hansen and Ali Sailor each scored one goal. It was the first varsity goal for Sailor, a junior.
Anya Nowick (seven saves) and Bryna Carey (three) combined for 10 saves for the Cougars (3-1), who play at Con-Val on Tuesday.
Lebanon 15, Pembroke 9
Lebanon — Emily Perryman scored eight times and added a pair of assists as the Raiders improved to 3-1.
Erika Moffitt (four goals, assist), Emma Forman (two goals, two assists), Ellie Brine (goal, assist) and Sam Roberts (assist) also contributed offensively for the Raiders.
In net, Erin Landry made six saves.
The Raiders led 7-4 at halftime and stretched their advantage to as large as 15-7 before the Spartans scored a pair late.
Lebanon is right back at it today, hosting Hopkinton.
Harwood 12, Randolph 9
Randolph — Sam Tuller scored eight goals for the Galloping Ghosts, who fell to 1-5.
Sasha Anderson scored the other goal for Randolph, while goalie Kim Buckholts made 11 saves in the Ghosts’ net.
Randolph is back at home Saturday against U-32.
Pinkerton 7, Hanover 3
Hanover — The Astros (7-2) knocked off the Marauders (5-3) to maintain their stronghold on second place in New Hampshire Division I.
Brendan Forauer scored twice for the Marauders, while Jin Kim had one goal and Tom Peters two assists.
George Geraghty added an assist for Hanover, who received a strong game in net from Chris Washington (15 saves).
Hanover faces another test Monday, at Souhegan.
Oxbow 11, Rivendell 2
Orford — The Olympians took care of their neighboring rivals as both teams moved to 3-2.
O’s pitcher Tyler Gillis tossed a complete-game gem, giving up five hits with one walk and nine strikeouts. He also had a double and two RBIs at the plate.
Hunter Torrey (2-for-3) Ethan Johnson (3-for-3) and Eddie White (RBI double) also contributed offensively for the Olympians.
Nate Eastman cranked an RBI double in the sixth inning for Rivendell, while starting pitcher Scott Calhoun (six hits, three strikeouts, one walk) allowed three earned runs.
Rivendell plays the third of a five-game home stand Monday against Central Vermont League Rival Williamstown. Oxbow is on the road against another nearby rival in Thetford.
Whitcomb 7, Chelsea 6
Bethel — Cody Snelling (six hits, four strikeouts, no walks) tossed a complete game in just 82 pitches and had the winning hit as the Hornets improved to 3-2.
Whitcomb was down 6-5 in the sixth inning when Snelling’s two-run double put the Hornets ahead by the winning margin.
“It was a great all-around game from Cody today,” said Hornets coach Les McIntyre.
Paul Fleming (two hits, two RBIs), Sam Ennis (two hots, RBI) and Forrest Peront (3-for-4) also had strong days at the plate.
Whitcomb hosts Black River on Saturday.
S. Royalton 16, Twinfield 3
South Royalton — The Royals scored 13 runs in the fifth inning to break open what had been a close game against the Trojans.
South Royalton batted around the order almost two full cycles in the fifth, when David Ballou (2-for-2, four RBIs) and Sam Berk (2-for-4) each got both of their hits.
Hunter Brock (2-for-3, two RBIs), Dalton McDougall (2-for-3) and Keanan Thompson (two RBIs) also had strong days at the plate.
Brock, a senior, started his first career game on the mound as the Royals played their third game in four days. He allowed two hits and walked one in 3 2⁄3 innings. Ballou (1 1⁄3 innings. one hit) got the win in relief.
The Royals (7-1) will make it four games in six days on Saturday, at Woodstock.
S. Royalton 12, Twinfield 10
South Royalton — The Royals overcame an 8-4, second-inning deficit in rallying past the Trojans.
Rachel Moore hit a bases-clearing triple and Summer Spaulding had three hits and three RBIs to aid the comeback.
Rebecca Paige (seven innings, five strikeouts) gave up 13 hits and walked two for the Royals (5-3), who host Woodstock on Saturday.
Fair Haven 12, Hartford 3
White River Junction — The Hurricanes fell to 2-2.
Colby Frechette, Kayla Lancor and Jenna Yee each had two hits for the Canes. Yee allowed 10 hits and struck out 10 in a complete game.
The Hurricanes host Bellows Falls on Friday.
Windsor 10, Woodstock 3
Woodstock — The Yellowjacks (4-3) won their third straight to break .500 for the first time this year while the Wasps (0-5) stayed winless.
The teams combined for just seven hits, with Brooke Hurd issuing a double and a triple for the Jacks. Emily Anderson and Mariah Marsh were the only others to hit safely for Windsor.
Loretta Blakeney (single, double) and Gabrielle Rozumek had the lone hits for Woodstock.
Ashlee Bly (two walks, six strikeouts) got the win in five innings, while Hurd pitched two innings of relief.
Brittany Sawyer (four strikeouts) pitched a complete game for the Wasps, who issued four walks and gave up seven runs in the fourth inning.
Woodstock plays at South Royalton on Saturday.
Lyndon 8, Randolph 3
Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts cranked out 14 hits in the loss to the Vikings.
Johanna Sargent and Jenna Sprague tagged three hits apiece and Kelsey Stratton, Kalie Warner and Abi Caswell each had two for Randolph.
Ghosts pitcher Rachel Johnson (six hits) struck out 14, but also threw eight walks.
Randolph hosts Harwood on Tuesday.
U-32 4, Hartford 3
East Montpelier, Vt. — The Hurricanes (1-6) were competitive in a loss to the Raiders.
Loriston Fennell (No. 1; 6-1, 6-0) and Evan Brown (No. 2; 6-2, 6-3) played to singles wins for the Canes, while George Spearing won via forfeit at No. 5.
Hartford had to forfeit its own match at No. 2 doubles, where Spearing and newcomer Peter Tsongalis played to an unofficial 7-6, 7-6 win. The Canes forfeited the match because Tsongalis hasn’t practiced enough times for his matches to count yet, Canes coach Joe Denny said.
“He did a great job for his first match, even though it didn’t count,” said Denny. “He’s a very talented soccer player and he’s going to help us this year.”
Woodstock 4, Bellows Falls 0
Woodstock — The Wasps blanked the Terriers in a match shortened due to rain.
Kathleen Sheppard (6-1, 6-3), Amelia Sheppard (6-0, 6-1) and Katie Miller (6-4, 6-0) earned singles wins for the Wasps, while Emma King and Elise Geschardt combined for a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 1 doubles. The Wasps are back at home today against Hartford.
Mascoma Slalom On Saturday
Lebanon — After a two-week delay because of dangerously high water levels and currents, the Mascoma Slalom will take place this Saturday.
Registration is at 10 a.m. at Baker’s Crossing Conservation Area, near the Packard Hill Covered Bridge off of Bank Street Extension in Lebanon.
According to Dartmouth College’s Ledyard Canoe Club, which stages the event, the Mascoma Slalom the longest continuously running collegiate slalom race in the U.S.
Saturday will mark the 51st edition and is expected to attract about 50 paddlers.