Hanover First Girls Varsity Wins in Crew Season Opener

Hanover — The girls first varsity rowed to a win while the boys varsities nearly swept their races as the Hanover High crew team opened its spring season with a dual meet against Glastonbury (Conn.) High on the Connecticut River yesterday.

The Marauder girls split four varsity races and two novice contests with the visitors. The first squad of coxswain Hannah Glenshaw and rowers Claire Callahan, Caroline Howell, Katie Brechbuhl, Emily Oseid, Lizzy Brighton Sarah Wagner, Alexis Williams and Valentina Sedlacek had the day’s signature result, racing to a winning time of 5 minutes, 16.1 seconds over 1,500 meters, good for a victory of nearly 16 seconds.

Hanover’s first varsity boys — cox Mira Kehler with rowers Martin Harris, Parker Gardner, Ricardo Addante, Cole Harris, Skye Cudney, Andy Madden, Henry Butler and Wiley Little — rowed neck and neck with Glastonbury before the visitors nipped the Marauders at the line by 1.3 seconds, winning in 4:36.6. The Marauders’ second and third boats came out with victories in their events.

Nearly four dozen novice rowers also got their first taste of competition for Hanover, which claimed the second novice boys race by nearly 20 seconds. Glastonbury also picked up a win in fours over a pair of Hanover boats.

The Marauders return to the water on Saturday in a dual match against Exeter High.

College Baseball

Dartmouth 4, Harvard 2
Dartmouth 9, Harvard 4

Boston — The Big Green completed a four-game weekend sweep of the Crimson at O’Donnell Field, two victories that gave Dartmouth a program-record 31 victories for the season.

Dartmouth (31-7 overall, 15-5 league) is bound for this weekend’s Ivy League Championship Series at Columbia, which gained home-field advantage for the best-of-three series by virtue of its 16-4 league mark. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday and a third game, if required, on Sunday.

Mitch Horacek went the distance in the opening game for the Big Green, limiting Harvard (10-30, 7-13) to just four hits and a walk against four strikeouts.

The Crimson scored the first run in game one, but Dartmouth went ahead to stay with a three-run fourth built on three hits and two errors, with Joe Purritano and Matt MacDowell driving in runs.

The Big Green didn’t get its first hit in the nightcap until two down in the fifth inning, scoring twice in the sixth for the lead and four more times in the seventh. Dustin Selzer drove in a pair of runs in the latter rally.

Dartmouth wraps up regular-season play by hosting Amherst tomorrow.