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Marauders Rally Past Raiders in Seventh

Norwich — Hanover High baseball senior Isaac Fleming-Steinberg picked the right time for his bat to come alive.

In a taut battle with visiting rival Lebanon yesterday, Fleming-Steinberg went 3-for-3 and delivered a walk off-hit in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Marauders came back to beat the Raiders, 6-5.

Hanover improved to 4-1 with the win, while the Raiders slipped to 1-5.

“Isaac had been a little quiet offensively, but he’s our No. 4 hitter and we knew he would come around,” said Marauder coach Mike Jackson. “It was nice to see him get some hits and drive in a big run.”

Hanover jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Lebanon scored five times in the fourth inning to go ahead, 5-3. Austin Pelletier and Ryan White had RBI hits and Hanover starting pitcher Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris (six innings, five hits, one walk, three strikeouts) hit a batter with the bases loaded to bring in a run during the rally.

The Marauders tied it in the bottom of the sixth, then began the winning rally in the seventh when Rothwell-Ferraris (2-for-4, two runs, RBI) led off with a single and stole second base. Fleming-Steinberg singled down the left field line for the winning hit.

“No matter what sport it is, we know you can throw records out the window when it’s Hanover versus Lebanon,” said Jackson. “Lebanon really came at us today, to their credit. For us to be down ahead early and then go down with only a couple of innings to play. ... Our guys did a nice job hanging in there and coming back.”

Joe Cravero pitched the seventh inning for Hanover, while Cameron Broughton (three innings, four hits, one walk, two strikeouts) and Grayson Hardy (four innings, five hits, no walks, four strikeouts) split time on the mound for the Raiders.

Both teams are back at it tomorrow, the Marauders traveling to Goffstown while the Raiders begin a five-game home stand against Windham.

Whitcomb 17, Craftsbury 3 (5)

Bethel — The Hornets had a productive all-around day while improving to 2-3.

“It was an excellent team effort,” said Whitcomb coach Les McIntyre. “This was the pickup we needed after a couple of tough losses.”

Pitcher Cody Snelling surrendered five hits with four strikeouts and two walks for the win, while Caleb Chase had three walks, three runs and three steals at the plate.

Paul Fleming (hit, two runs), Alex Messier (bases-clearing triple), Chris Decoff (hit, run, RBI) and Scott Nickerson (two sacrifice bunts) also got in on the fun for Whitcomb.

The Hornets host Chelsea on Tuesday.

S. Royalton 6, Williamstown 0

South Royalton — Senior Thomas Ingham had a no-hitter with three strikeouts and two walks as the Royals improved to 6-1.

“He’s battled injuries over the last couple years, so this was a really nice win for him,” said South Royalton coach Mike Ballou.

Blue Devils ace Justin Beaudin also had a fine game, registering 14 strikeouts, but the Royals bats came alive at key times.

The Royals scored three times in the fourth inning, once on a triple by Hunter Brock to score David Ballou (double). The next two scored on passed balls.

South Royalton hosts Concord (Vt.) tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Oxbow 4, Rivendell 2

Orford — The Olympians (2-1) plated a pair of unearned runs in the top of the seventh to leave town with a win.

Jobin Messenger cranked an RBI hit in the second inning, one of just three hits on the day for the O’s.

Kolin Huntington had an RBI double and Scott Calhoun drove in a run with an infield single for the Raptors, and the game was tied 2-2 after six.

Winning pitcher Sully Carter gave up one hit and struck out three with no walks in three innings for the Olympians.

Nate Eastman gave up three hits, struck out five and walked four for Rivendell, pitching all but the final 1∕ 3 inning.

Both teams are on the road against area rivals on Tuesday, Oxbow heading to Thetford and Rivendell to Blue Mountain.

KUA 8, Vt. Acad. 3

Meriden — Weston Loving allowed three runs on five hits in five innings as Kimball Union defeated Vermont Academy, a day after the Wildcats defeated VA 7-4.

Ben Bates, of Newport, struck out out five batters in two innings of relief.

Alex Wesoja, of Newport, Niko Rufo, Doyle Somerby and Bates each had two hits.

Softball

Hartford 7, Hanover 3

White River Junction — The Hurricanes improved to 2-1-1, while the Marauders slipped to 0-5.

Winning pitcher Kaitlynn Woodward (complete game, two earned runs, 11 strikeouts, two walks) went 3-for-3 with two doubles and three runs and Paige Laramie went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for the Canes.

Hanover’s Amara Nichols had an RBI double and while giving up five earned runs and seven hits, striking out one and walking one in the circle.

Elise Austin-Washburn went 3-for-4 for Hanover, which travels to Goffstown tomorrow.

Hartford hosts Springfield on Tuesday.

Windsor 14, Green Mtn. 6

Chester, Vt. — The Yellowjackets improved to 4-2.

Nikki Kibling had a double and two triples and scored five runs, Katey Comstock went 2-for-4 and Tierra Huntley and Mariah Marsh had two RBIs each.

Marsh also pitched effectively, giving up six hits and three earned runs in a complete game.

Windsor is at Burr & Burton on Tuesday.

S. Royalton 22
Williamstown 1 (5)

South Royalton — The Royals rolled over the Blue Devils at home.

Sophomore Alexis Madore struck out five and walked two in a one-hitter, also contributing at the plate with a pair of hits and three RBIs.

Kim Lakin (three hits, three runs) and Rebecca Paige (triple, RBI) also stood out at the plate for the Royals.

South Royalton (4-1) hosts Concord (Vt.) on Tuesday.

Oxbow 29, Rivendell 0 (5)

Orford — Olympians pitcher Leah Hanzas tossed a five-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts and three walks as the O’s improved to 2-1.

Hanzas helped her own cause with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate with five runs scored, while Cassie Hutchinson (2-for-4, triple, three runs) and Shae Brammell (2-for-5, two runs) also chipped in offensively.

The O’s host Whitcomb on Monday.

Thetford 16, Woodstock 1 (5)

Thetford — The Panthers improved to 2-0 with the win.

Ashia Pryor had a solo home run for the Panthers, while Kaitlin Boyce, Susie Howard and Emma Yurkosky had two hits apiece. Michaela Pomeroy and Shenia Covey both hit doubles.

Senior Emma Blaiklock scored the lone run for Woodstock, coming home on an error after singling in the third inning.

Kaitlin Hodge gave up five hits, walked four and had two strikeouts for the Panthers, who host Rivendell tomorrow. The Wasps host Leland & Gray on Tuesday.

KUA 13, Holderness 2 (5)

Holderness, n.h. — KUA pitcher Kayleigh Coombs, of Claremont, struck out 12 batters in five innings as the Wildcats defeated Holderness.

Coombs also had a productive day at the plate, rapping a double and a triple and knocking in four runs. Evie Whittemore added two hits for KUA and Kylie Shields scored three runs.

Boys Lacrosse

Hanover 12, Essex (Vt.) 7

Hanover — The Marauders improved to 8-2 while bettering their visitors from Vermont Division I.

Jesse Brown scored five goals, Conor Austin had two goals with an assist, and Worthy Gardner and Brendan Forauer scored two goals each.

Senior Josh Martin scored his first varsity goal and Zach Taylor, Andrew Huizenga and Jin Kim had one assist each.

Chris Washington made eight saves for the Marauders, who were in a 4-4 deadlock at halftime.

Hanover hosts Souhegan tomorrow.

Woodstock 6, BFA-St. Albans 2

Woodstock — Hunter Schmell had a hat trick with two assists as the Wasps improved to 3-0.

Oliver Kaija had two goals and one assist and Haven Lantz scored a goal.

Ben Orr made eight stops for the Wasps, who play Tuesday at Hartford.

Holderness 8, KUA 5

Holderness, n.h. — The Wildcats dipped to 1-7.

Eric Megnia had three goals, Morgan Dewdney had three assists and Mike Robertello and Andrew Jarrett had three assists each for Kimball Union

Cats goaltender Santaigo Morales made nine stops.

KUA plays at Gould Academy on Wednesday.

Girls Lacrosse

Hanover 20, Bow 5

Hanover — The Marauders stayed perfect (7-0) with another lopsided win.

Evie Keating had five goals and two assists, Hannah Seibel had four goals, two assists, JJ Daniell had four goals and Christine Croitoru had a hat trick for Hanover.

Rachel Boghosian, Allie Clark and Liesel Robbins (assist) scored one goal each for the Marauders, who received strong defensive games from Eileen Daley, Georgian Lubrano, Araya Lacy and Suriya Lacy.

Emily Gougelet made four saves for Hanover, which hosts New Hampshire Division I opponent Keene tomorrow.

Green Mtn. Valley 17
Randolph 7

Waitsfield, Vt. — The Galloping Ghosts fell to 0-4.

Zoe Listro and Emma Renner had three goals each and Brittney Malik scored one for the Ghosts, while Randolph goalie Brooke Slocomb made 12 saves.

The Galloping Ghosts are at St. Johnsbury on Tuesday.

Holderness 12, KUA 6

Holderness, n.h. — Holderness scored the game’s first three goals and never looked back on a win over Kimball Union.

Morgan Walsh scored three goals for the Wildcats, while Storm Sideleau had two and Ellie Harrigan one. Senior Kayla Jacobs, of Norwich, picked up an assist. Goalie Christine Bouchet-Bonin earned nine saves in net for the Wildcats, who face Proctor Academy on Wednesday.

Boys Tennis

Hanover 8, Coe-Brown 1

Northwood, n.h. — The Marauders (6-0) stayed unbeaten.

Freshman Kotaro Horiuchi, Brendan Barth, Jackson Greenspan, Sandy Yu, Graham Dickson and Richard Qiu had singles wins, while Qiu-Greenspan, Yu-Dickson and Miles Campbell-Jeffrey Li combined for wins at doubles.

The Marauders play at Lebanon tomorrow in a battle of unbeaten teams.

H.S. Track & Field

Raiders Run
At Brattleboro

Brattleboro, Vt. — The Lebanon boys team tied with Monadnock in a 15-team running relay meet in Brattleboro late Friday.

The Raiders’ sprint medley team of Nevin Kapucinski, Craig Telfer, Martin Gradijan and Teddy Bessette broke the school record by 6 seconds. Telfer and Kapucinski, joined Tanner Singleton and Will Merchant for second place in the 4x100 in a New Hampshire Division II-leading time of 45.7 seconds.

Telfer teamed up with Galen Moynihan, Lee Cogan and Merchant for second in the 110 meter shuttle hurdle relay. Bessette, Gradijan, Evan O’Reilly and Zach Kinsman earned second in the 4x800. The 4 x200 meter relay team of Singleton, Merchant, John Cioffredi and David Hampton also placed second for the Raiders.

The Lebanon girls sprint medley team of Kelly Ludew, Katie Colt, Moria Morton and Bella Vice-Van Heyde broke the school record by more than seven seconds. The girls 4x100 meter relay team of Lauren Simard, Heather King, Colt and Ludew took second place in a season best time by more two seconds.

King, Ludew, and Morton teamed with Emma Greenough and improved their 4x400 time by 13 seconds to 4:21.