Woodstock Boys Rally Past Green Mtn.

Chester, Vt. — Doug Avellino and Reid Langona filled the stat sheet for the Woodstock Union High boys basketball team, who went on the road to beat Green Mountain 57-51 last night.

Langona had 18 points, eight rebounds and five steals, while Avellino also had 18 points and added six assists and three steals. Connor Fegard added nine points and eight rebounds for the Wasps (3-2). Nehemiah Wood pulled down 13 boards to go along with his seven points. Woodstock trailed 29-23 at halftime and then outscored the Chieftains 19-7 in the third quarter to pull in front for good.

“We turned it up a little bit and started making our shots,” Woodstock coach Jeff Thomas said. “We kept our composure and didn’t give up.”

The Wasps host Mill River tomorrow night at 8, rescheduled from 7:30 because of a blood drive at the Wasps’ gym.

Blue Mountain 67, Sharon 54

Sharon — Down 14-0 out of the gates, the Phoenix rose to take the lead in the second quarter before falling to the Bucks.

Trenton Morrison had a game-high 24 points to lead Sharon (3-1). Brandon Tracy added nine points and Andy Bando-Hess had seven. The Phoenix trailed 16-5 after the first quarter and then rallied for 36 points over the next 16 minutes to claw back into the game.

“This was the first time we’ve been tested all year against a formidable team. I was really proud that we were able to get ourselves back in the game,” Sharon coach Blake Fabrikant said.

The Phoenix visit Williamstown tomorrow night.

Craftsbury 44, Whitcomb 37

Bethel — The Hornets had little answer for Kyle Adams, who scored 30 of the Chargers’ 44 points as Whitcomb fell to 0-5.

Stephen Davis had 14 points to pace the Hornets while Caleb Chase added six. Other than a slow second quarter where the Chargers outscored Whitcomb 13-2, the Hornets stayed close.

“We fought back and played pretty tough,” Whitcomb coach Tim Leavitt said. “The guys never gave up. We’re playing with heart and pride, being competitive.”

The Hornets look for win No. 1 when Chelsea comes to town tomorrow night.

Girls Basketball

Thetford 31, Randolph 21

Thetford — Michaela Pomeroy scored a career-high 17 points to lead the shorthanded Panthers over the Galloping Ghosts.

Playing without starters Ella Chapman and Teagan Pellerin, Pomeroy took the scoring load for coach Eric Ward’s Panthers (5-1). Shyann Josler added eight points for Thetford as she and Pomeroy accounted for 25 of the Panthers’ 31 points in this low-scoring battle.

Thetford led 18-5 at halftime and are off until Tuesday, when it visits Peoples.

Craftsbury 49, Whitcomb 41

Bethel — The Hornets (4-1) dropped their first game of the season as Craftsbury (7-1) pulled away in the second half.

Whitcomb trailed 14-7 after the first quarter and then outscored the vistors 14-4 in the second to take a 21-18 lead at the break. The Chargers then outscored the Hornets 18-3 in the third quarter.

Ashley Stearns led Whitcomb with 16 points while Reba Hart added nine. Janet Bohannon had 12 of her 23 points in the Chargers’ third-quarter rally.

“We got behind early and really played hard in the second quarter,” Whitcomb coach Dennis Wood said. “They’re a quality team, we can’t wait to play them again.”

The Hornets host South Royalton on Saturday.

Boys Hockey

Hanover 2, Nashua North 1

West Lebanon — Down by a goal late, the Marauders rallied for a pair of goals in the last three minutes to stun Nashua North.

The equalizer was scored with three minutes to play as Ben Acker ripped a shot over the glove hand of the visiting goal tender, converting on a feed from Gavin Ratliff. Joe Cravero then scored the game winner at the 13:12 mark of the third period, capping a rush on goal by the attacking Marauders. Mike Yukica and Sam Carey each picked up assists on the go-ahead score.

“It’s a nice win, to keep working like that. The boys did a nice job not giving up, giving themselves all 45 minutes of the game to win it and that’s what it took in this game,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said.

Goalie James Montgomery stopped 12 of the 13 shots he faced for the victory. Hanover outshot Nashua North 24-13 overall, and 8-3 in the third period alone.

The Marauders (3-4-1 overall, 2-2-1 league) host Londonderry on Saturday.

Keene 3, Lebanon 2

West Lebanon — The Raiders (1-4) twice battled back from one-goal deficits before falling to Blackbirds.

After Keene broke the scoreless tie with a goal in the second period, Ryan Damren scored for Lebanon off an assist from Cam Broughton. The Blackbirds regained the lead before the end of the second, then Tanner Simms scored the latest Lebanon equalizer with a nice shot from the point with an assist to Donncha Coyle. Keene scored the game-winner with four minutes to play after picking up a loose puck in the Lebanon zone.

Sophomore goalie Ryan Dube stepped in for injured starter Joe Grout and stopped 18 shots for the Raiders. “Ryan played phenomenal, he made some big saves to keep us in it,” Lebanon coach Gary Smith said.

“Every time we were down, we came back and responded,” Smith added. “We’re a young team, as soon as we can play an entire game without mental mistakes, we’ll improve. It wasn’t a lack of effort, the kids played great.”

Lebanon visits Bedford on Saturday.

Con-Val 10, Kearsarge 5

Peterborough, n.h. — Delaney Stone scored the first goal by a girl in the Kearsarge co-ed hockey program’s history, but Kearsarge was undone by penalties in falling to Con-Val.

Steven Ricker led Kearsarge with two goals and an assist. Matt Pickman and Tristan Rowe also had goals. Ally Folcik gave the Cougars an all-girl point, assisting on Stone’s goal.

Nathan Thompson stopped 38 shots in goal for Kearsarge, while Sarah Beattie added six saves in relief duty. Kearsarge trailed 3-2 after the first period before Con-Val pulled away with four unanswered goals in the second.

The Cougars (1-4) visit Kennett on Saturday.

Girls Hockey

Lebanon 3, Berlin-Gorham 1

Berlin, n.h. — The Raiders improved on their strong start by capping a long road trip north with a two-goal victory.

Lauren McEwan had a pair of goals in the second period for Lebanon, each assisted by Amelia Gage. Sabrina Hewitt scored in the first period with an assist to Mikayla Scones. Goalie Erika Moffitt stopped 12 shots for the Raiders, who outshot Berlin-Gorham 40-13. Berlin-Gorham goaltender Chelsey Caron finished with 37 saves.

The Raiders host Trinity-Bishop Brady on Saturday.

Burr & Burton 3, Hartford 1

Manchester, Vt. — The Canes (2-2-1) played shorthanded in falling at the Bulldogs.

Beth Potter stopped 15 shots for Hartford, allowing a goal in both the second and third periods before Burr & Burton added an empty-netter late.

“We were a little understaffed tonight, the kids played really hard,” Hartford coach Nelson Fogg said.

Hartford hosts Essex on Saturday.

Ski Jumping

Hanover Wins

Andover, n.h. — The Marauders won their season-opener as they placed three jumpers in the top seven spots in the 64-person field.

Nathan Roth took second to pace the Hanover effort. Ethan Winter added a fourth place finish while Parker Gardner was seventh. First-year jumper Asher Brown added a 14th place finish. Lydia Vogt took 32nd overall, but was fourth among girls. Maddy Mulvhill took 35th, fifth among girls.

Team Scores: Hanover 374.5, Hopkinton 371, Plymouth 360.5, Kennett 346.5, Sunapee 340.5, Concord 314.5, Bishop Brady 92.5.


This article has been amended to correct an earlier error. The following correction ran in the Friday, Jan. 4 edition of the Valley News:

Sophomore Delaney Stone scored the first goal by a girl in the three-year history of Kearsarge High's coed varsity hockey program during the Cougars' 10-5 loss to ConVal on Wednesday night. Stone was misidentified in a brief on the game in yesterday's edition.