Canes Hire Coaches
White River Junction — Hartford High announced the hiring of a pair of new varsity coaches recently.
Matt Trombly will coach the Hurricanes’ football team this fall, and Chirs Cook will take over the girls basketball team.
Trombly, a part of the Hurricane program since 2002, has been the assistant varsity coach alongside former head coach Mike Stone since 2006.
Stone resigned last month after 28 years at Hartford.
Cook has been a student assistant coach for the women’s program at Southern New Hampshire University, the boys varsity coach at Rivendell Academy, the girls varsity coach at Profile (N.H.) School and most recently, the varsity girls coach at Moultonborough (N.H.) Academy.
Cook replaces Bill Soule, who served as interim coach last season after Ed Kehoe left for health reasons.
NHSC D-IV Semis Lebanon Central Supply 4, Bulldogs 0
Henniker, n.h. — No. 2 Lebanon Central Supply posted a rock-solid win over the No. 3 Bulldogs of Bedford on Saturday morning in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference Division IV semifinals.
Martin Gradijan scored two goals, while brother Nathan Gradijan and Nate Gariepy added single strikes for Central Supply. Miguel Hernandez and Jack Taylor shared goalkeeping duties for the shutout, combining to make four saves.
Central Supply (7-1-2) advances to next Saturday’s final in Henniker against Touchline IV.
Touchline IV 2, White Mtns. 0
Henniker, n.h. — Touchline IV (12-5-2) blanked White Mountains Soccer Club IV to reach the NHSC D-IV final.
After a scoreless first half, Jonas Taenzer and Ian Caldwell scored second-half goals to put Touchline on top. Taenzer’s goal was a header off a Jonah Levine corner kick, and Caldwell charges passed three defenders for an unassisted tally.
Touchline keeper Conor Edson made five saves behid the strong defense of Sam Carey and Colby Richardson ad the midfield play of Josh Wallace and Tim Alibozek.
Touchline faces Lebanon Central Supply for the title on Saturday at noon in Henniker. Touchline won the season series, 1-0-1.
NHSC D-V Semis
Lebanon Top Stitch 4, Pembroke III
Henniker, n.h. — Lebanon Top Stitch Embroidery knocked off a higher seed for the second consecutive weekend with a 4-3 win over top-ranked Pembroke III in an NHSC D-V semifinal.
Luke Sandmann opened the scoring for Top Stitch in the 10th minute by converting a Cameron Magari feed, and after Pembroke knotted things up in the 21st minute, Zach Petrin buried a breakaway with an assist to C.J. Coutermanche to give Lebanon a 2-1 halftime lead.
No. 5 Top Stitch (5-5) increased the lead to 4-1 when Marcus Roper scored from Owen Johnstone, and Sandmann added an unassisted strike at 74 minutes, before Pembroke (7-4-1) made things interesting with two goals in the final three minutes of play.
Davis Cole and Erik Spaulding split the duties in goal for Lebanon.
Up next is Touchline V, which defeated Fall Mountain United 5-3 in penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw, in next Saturday’s final in Henniker.
The teams split a pair of regular season meetings, each winning at home.