Local Roundup: Newport Freshman Tosses Gem

  • Newport's Katrina Batista.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes

    Newport's Katrina Batista.
    Valley News - Tris Wykes

  • Rivendell's Chris Dunn.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes

    Rivendell's Chris Dunn.
    Valley News - Tris Wykes

  • Newport's Katrina Batista.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes
  • Rivendell's Chris Dunn.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes

Newport — Freshman pitcher Dylan McNamara made his first varsity start a memorable one for the Newport High baseball team Wednesday, delivering a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and no walks as the Tigers defeated Hinsdale 7-0.

Tigers coach Tim Spanos said he’d been looking to reward the rookie after bringing him into bases-loaded jams earlier in the season.

“I have put that kid in horrifying positions several times but I wanted him to get a chance to warm up properly and make a start and show what he can do,” Spanos said. “He’s a little kid and he struggled a bit with his curveball today, but he can pitch.”

Matt Bocko and Andrew Houde each had two hits, including a double, and Tanner Sherman, Brady Bates and Jeff Quimby each had two singles.

Newport (6-4) hosts Monadnock today.

Stevens 8, Mascoma 0

— Ryan Tanguay (12 strikeouts, three walks) threw his second no-hitter of the season as the Cardinals improved to 7-3. The Royals fell to 2-8.

“He made a lot of strides last year and this year he’s throwing the ball about as well as you can throw it,” said Stevens coach Paul Silva of a player who’s headed to Rhode Island’s Salve Regina University in the fall. “He’s got a real good fastball but his changeup and breaking ball were as good as I’ve seen today.”

Caleb Beckley had a double and Tyler Woodman had a two-run triple in the sixth inning for Stevens, which visits Hanover on Saturday. Mascoma hosts Winnisquam on Friday.

Woodstock 14, Poultney 3

— Zach Cole threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and stroked a pair of doubles at the plate, driving in two runs as the Wasps improved to 9-0.

Connor Joyce had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, and Doug Avellino had two hits. Woodstock plays at Leland & Gray on Saturday.

Rutland 6, Hartford 3

— Steve Cerrone had two of his team’s eight hits but the struggling Hurricanes fell to 5-4.

“We’re not playing well and I can’t figure it out,” said Hartford coach Jarrod Grassi, whose team hosts Brattleboro on Friday. “It’s been a strange, strange year.”

Dylan Spencer started on the mound for the Hurricanes, allowing five runs, four of them unearned, during 2 2⁄ 3 innings of work. He struck out two batters and walked three.

Rivendell 18 Craftsbury 1 (5)

— Brothers Phil and Chris Dunn combined to toss a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and Cody Williams had three hits and four RBIs for the Raptors (6-3).

Colin Gould and Dakota Floyd each had a hit and two RBIs. Rivendell visits South Royalton on Tuesday.

Williamstown 6, Whitcomb 0

Williamstown, Vt. — The Hornets (two hits, two walks) reached base just four times while falling to 5-6.

“We had far too many 1-2-3 innings,” said Whitcomb coach Les McIntyre. “(We had) too many fly outs and too many groundouts.”

Gorham 10, Woodsville 0

Gorham, n.h. — The Engineers were outhit, 11-4, and fell to 1-9.

Woodsville plays at Moultonborough on Friday.


Hartford 4, Rutland 1

White River Junction — Kaitlynn Woodward hurled a one-hitter with six strikeouts and delivered a three-run double in the first inning to put the Canes on top 3-0.

Courtney Murray added an RBI double in the third inning for Hartford (6-3) which has won five in a row.

Woodward and Murrya were also credited with outstanding defensive games by Hartford coach Gary Gervais, who also lauded shortstop Jenna Yee.

“They all made good plays,” said Gervais, whose team hosts Brattleboro on Friday. “Today was about pitching and defense.”

Newport 6, Hinsdale 0

— Samantha McNeel tossed a one-hitter with seven strikeouts to propel the Tigers’ record to 6-3.

Katrina Batista had a triple, Lindsy Desmarais a double and Gabby Scanlon a single and two RBIs for Newport, which hosts Monadnock today.

Whitcomb 7, Wiliamstown 2

— Nicole Begin homered, tripled and had five RBIs as the Hornets improved to 3-5.

Krista Townshend went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and pitcher Laura Vaillancourt (seven hits, three walks, two strikeouts) tossed a complete game.

Whitcomb plays at Concord tomorrow.

Woodsville 9, Gorham 0

Gorham, n.h. — Lottie Page (four strikeouts, one walk) allowed two hits in five innings for the win and delivered at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Kat Emley went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBIs, Tori Clough went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Julia Bowman went 2-for-3 with a triple for Woodsville.

The Engineers (9-2) are back on the road Friday at Moultonborough.

Hanover 8, Lebanon 2

Hanover — The Marauders (2-8) completed a season sweep of the Raiders (0-11) at Dartmouth Softball Park.

Amara Nichols went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Erika Tischbein was 3-for-3 for Hanover. Camille Celone, Delia Nehabedian and Nora Anderson all had two-hit days for Hanover.

Starting pitcher Darby Phillips gave up one hit in four innings for the win for the Marauders.

Shauna McGrath pitched a complete game for Lebanon, which hosts Stevens on Saturday.

The Raiders play at Goffstown on Friday.

KUA 22, Holderness 5 (5)

— The Wildcats advanced to the semifinal round of the Lakes Region Tournament.

Lexi Uryase (three runs, four RBIs) had a bases-clearing triple, Tori Chermin had two hits and two RBIs and Kayleigh Coombs had two hits, two RBIs and two runs for the Cats.

Kimball Union (5-6) plays at Proctor on Saturday in the semis.

Boys Lacrosse

Green Mtn. Valley 9, Hartford 3

Wilder — The Hurricanes fell to 3-6.

John Borchert scored twice and Walkker Judd once for Hartford, while James Young made 12 saves in the Canes’ net.

Hartford plays at Randolph on Saturday.

Monadnock 13, Stevens 5

— Nick LaCaillede had a goal and two assists, Tim Barry scored twice, Matt Leclair had a goal and an assist and Tommy Sewell scored once for the Cards (0-11).

Joe Marsinelli made 10 stops for the Cardinals, who play at Hopkinton on Wednesday.

KUA 8, Proctor 6

— The third-ranked Wildcats won a quarterfinal matchup in the inuagural Lakes Region Conference tournament behind three goals from Kenny Speak and two each from Sam O’Shea and Mike Robertello.

Rick Kronenwett made 12 saves for KUA (9-7), which visits New Hampton on Saturday for a semifinal clash.

Girls Lacrosse

Kearsarge 15, John Stark 8

— Anna Stowle had five goals and Libby Brooks had four and an assist and the Cougars (7-2) avenged their season-opening loss.

Geneva Heffernan had three goals, Eleanor Angus had two and Hanna Anderson one. Haley Brooks had three assists and Jonnalyn Burt had two.

Kearsarge, which lost to Laconia on Monday, visits nearby rival Lebanon on Friday in a rematch of a 2013 NHIAA Division III semifinal clash.

Lebanon 19, Pelham 6

— Emily Perryman had 10 goals and three assists, Erika Moffitt had five goals and an assist and Emma Forman had two goals and two assists as the Raiders improved to 8-2.

The hosts also received a goal and four assists from Elle Brine, a goal from Kyra Taylor and single assists from Izzy Walker and Brenna Peterson.

Erin Landry made seven saves and Anwen Morgan three for the Raiders, who host Kearsarge on Friday.

— Esme Cole continued her scoring onslaught, accounting for each of her team’s tallies in a loss that dropped it to 0-9.

Emily Ruffing and Alexis Lowell each had assists and Leea Seaver and Jaden Sanborn combined to make 11 saves for Hartford, which visits Woodstock on Monday.

Proctor Acad. 15, KUA 10

Andover, n.h. — KUA led 7-4 at the half, but succumbed to Proctor’s relentless attack in the first round of the Lakes Region playoffs.

Ellie Harrigan lead KUA (4-9) with three goals and an assist. Teammates Maya Karosas and Aurora Braswell each scored two goals while Mallory Schell, Julia Surgenor and Morgan Walsh added a goal apiece.

Goalie Kate Fowler made 11 saves.

— The Marauders improved to 9-2 in what coach Chris Seibel called his team’s best game to date.

“It was just a fabulous effort,” Seibel said. “It’s something I’m hoping we can build off of, because we’ve got a tough schedule coming up.”

Rachel Boghosian scored seven times for Hanover, while Hannah Seibel had five goals and two assists and J.J. Daniell added two goals and two assists.

Sophie Lubrano had three assists, Molly Seibel scored once and Joanna Copeland had one assist. Emily Gougelet made four saves for Hanover, which hosts Portsmouth on Friday.

Boys Tennis

Derryfield 8, Lebanon 1

— The Raiders (10-2) got their victory from the No. 1 doubles pairing of Max Reed and Jeff Purdy and visit Plymouth on Monday.

Woodstock 5 Brattleboro 2

Brattleboro, Vt. — The Wasps (8-2) got singles victories from No. 1 Nathan Fegard, No. 2, Ray Kurek, No. 3 Alex Sheppard and No. 5 Alex Beaudoin, along with a doubles triumph by the No. 2 pairing of Davis Reed and Ted Morley.

Woodstock visits Mount Anthony on Friday.

Girls Tennis

Hanover 6, Plymouth 0 Hanover 6, Plymouth 0

— The Marauders (11-0) swept both ends of a doubleheader, with Camille Hankel and Kendra McGowan winning twice each in singles action.

Hanover hosts Souhegan on Friday.

Wilton-Lyndeborough 5 Kearsarge 4

Wilton, n.h. — The Cougars narrowly missed their first victory, receiving singles victories from No. 2 Sabrina Duquette, No. 3 Emily Irick and No. 4 Lahtesha Nelson.

The No. 3 doubles pairing of Nelson and Elise Paquette also triumphed.

Kearsarge (0-11) hosts Conant today.

KUA 7, New Hampton 2

Meriden — KUA completed a 7-0 season and earned the Lakes Region league championship by taking five of six singles matches.

Sunapee’s Carly Jefferson (6-2, 3-6, 9-7), Lindsey Landwehrle (6-3, 6-3), Meriden’s Molly Adams (6-1, 6-1), Olivia Lombard (6-0, 6-1) and Hannah Madden (7-5, 6-0) each delivered singles victories.

In doubles, Sewall-Adams and Madden-Lombard were victorious.

Woodstock 7, Hartford 0

— The Wasps improved to 6-3 while the Hurricanes slipped to 3-8.

Amelia Sheppard, Kathleen Sheppard, Marissa Farbman, Katie Miller and Morgan Hartman all earned singles victories for Woodstock, the match of the day coming at No. 3 as Farbman edged Hartford’s Christina Miller, 7-6, 2-6, 10-5.

Wasps’ tandems Emma King-Emma McLiverty and Lauren Ross-Elise Geschardt got doubles victories.

Both teams play at home Friday, the Canes hosting Burr & Burton and Woodstock visiting Springfield today.


Hartford, Woodstock 3rd At Southern Conf. Meet

Springfield, Vt. — The Hartford and Woodstock golf teams took third place in their respective divisions Wednesday at the Southern Conference golf tournament held at the Crown Point Country Club.

Rutland’s Drake Hull was the medalist with a 2-under-par score of 70 in leading his team to victory. For Hartford, senior Michael Follensbee was low man with a career-best 79, two days after shooting a 97. He was followed by Mak Lyford (83), Mark Rogenski (110) and Riley Horan (115).

In the Division II meet, Springfield remained undefeated with a team score of 350, edging Mill River (363), Woodstock (381) and Otter Valley (390).

Springfield’s Alex Rumrill was medalist with a 77. For Woodstock, Carter Pratt and Andrew Becker tied for the team lead with a score of 91 followed by Joe Bianchi (97), Andrew Borden (102) and Dawson Gibson (113).

Team scores: Rutland 325, Burr & Burton 33, Hartford 387.

Stowe 193, Oxbow 218

— Oxbow’s Chase Andrews (43) earned medal ist honors, but the Olympians fell to the host Raiders at Stowe Country Club.

Matt Thomson (52), Jon Clements (56) and Jordan Fornwalt (67) also scored for Oxbow, with Anthony Giesing one shot behind.