Local Roundup: Patchwork Wasps Top MSJ

Rutland — Shorthanded and on the mend from a nasty flu bug, the Woodstock Union High girls tennis team pulled out a 5-2 victory at Mount St. Joseph yesterday afternoon.

Kathleen Sheppard (6-0, 6-2), Katie Miller (6-1, 6-0) and Morgan Hartman (6-1, 6-4) all won in singles play for the Wasps (7-2). Emma McLiverty and Emma King parterned for a 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 victory in the match of the day at No. 1 doubles. Woodstock lost a singles match by forfeit, but picked up a doubles victory by MSJ forfeit.

The Wasps are patching together a team at the moment as players, and coaches, recover from a fast-moving bout of sickness. “It was an interesting day, we’re recouping from a stomach bug but we prevailed,” Woodstock coach Tom Hopewell said.

Woodstock now rests up for four matches next week, starting with a visit from Rutland on Monday.

Hanover 8, Pembroke 1

Pembroke, n.h. — The Marauders concluded an unblemished regular season slate with a blowout victory over the Spartans.

Camille Hankel and Hazuki Horiuchi each won 8-0 in singles for Hanover. Kendra McGowan (8-2), Katie Irwin (8-3), Liza Goss (8-5) and Helen Tosteson (8-3) also won. Irwin and McGowan added an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles, while Goss and Willa Kaufman won 8-3. Horiuchi and Emily Acker dropped a tight match, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles.

Hanover (14-0) opens its postseason run against an opponent to be determined on Wednesday at Storrs Pond at 4 p.m.

Sanborn 8, Kearsarge 1

North Sutton, n.h. — The Cougars (1-12) dropped their season finale, with Kathleen Kowalski picking up an 8-5 victory at No. 2 singles.

Senior Brianne Maguire concluded her high school career with a pair of tough losses, 5-8 at No. 1 singles and a 7-9 defeat, teamed with Kowalski, at No. 1 doubles.

Hartford 5, Otter Valley 2

Brandon, vt. — The Hurricanes swept the singles matches in beating the Otters for their third consecutive victory.

Jessie Gofberg won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles while No. 2 Allyse Mullen won 6-0, 6-0. Ossie Dwyer (6-2, 6-1), Kali Covell (6-1, 6-2) and Alex Fogg (6-4, 6-3) also won. Hartford (4-8) is back in action today at Brattleboro.

Boys Tennis

Woodstock 7, Hartford 0

White River Junction — The Wasps (9-0) cruised over the shorthanded Hurricanes (4-4) on a windy afternoon.

Rasmus Eriknauer beat Hartford’s Zach Kent 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 singles. Nathan Fegard (6-3, 6-4), Alex Sheppard (6-4, 6-4) and Ray Kurek (6-0, 6-1) also won in singles for Woodstock. Brendan Geiger and Nate Hinson then teamed for a 6-2, 6-2 victory over the Canes’ Andrew Files and Mark Knapp in doubles. Woodstock also won a pair of matches by forfeit.


Northfield 5, Thetford 3

Thetford — The host Panthers led 3-1 after four innings but surrendered four consecutive hits and the lead in the fifth. Northfield, which scored the go-ahead run when Thetford missed a cutoff man on a throw from the outfield, tacked on its final run in the seventh.

Andrew Cawley had three hits and two RBIs and Jordan Eastman had two hits for Thetford (2-7). Cawley pitched the first five innings, allowing hits and four runs, all earned, while striking out four batters and walking two. Eastman relieved him and struck out one and walked two while allowing two hits and one run.


Whitcomb 10, Lake Region 5

Orleans, Vt. — Reba Hart tossed a six-hitter, striking out four Rangers and walking five while also delivering three hits and two RBIs while batting. Nicole Begin had three hits, including a double and a home run, and two RBIs, and Lindsay LaPerle had two hits and an RBI against Whitcomb’s Division II foe.

The Hornets (9-1) visit Green Mountain on Tuesday.

Thetford 18, Northfield 3 (6)

Thetford — The Panthers’ bats provided more than enough firepower in beating the Marauders.

Shenia Covey had a pair of hits and drove in four for Thetford (6-3). Elise Jackson added three hits and two RBIs while Jackie Jameson had a pair of hits and also drove in two. Michaela Pomeroy and Susie Howard each had two hits with Howard adding a single RBI. Pitcher Kaitlin Hodge scattered four hits while striking out five against three walks in her six innings of work.

The Panthers visit Rivendell tomorrow.

Harwood 7, Oxbow 6 (8)

Moretown, n.h. — The D-II Highlanders went extra innings to finally outlast the D-III Olympians (5-3).

With Oxbow trailing 7-5 with two outs and two runners on in the top of the seventh inning, the O’s Heather White drilled a two-run double to knot the score and force extra innings. White finished 2-for-4.

Shae Brammell was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and one RBI, while Amanda Wheeler had two hits and scored a run. Leah Hanzas went the distance in the circle for Oxbow, striking out seven against three walks.

The Olympians visit Northfield tomorrow.

Merrimack Valley 6, Lebanon 0

Lebanon — The Raiders (2-12) couldn’t muster anything offensively against the Pride.

Chrissy Drake, Ashley Goucher and Liz Shipley enjoyed senior day for Lebanon, which visits Trinity on Monday afternoon.

Boys Lacrosse

Kearsarge 10
Merrimack Valley 5

North Sutton — The Cougars doubled up on the Pride thanks to a commanding defensive effort.

Peter Allen had four goals and two assists for Kearsarge (8-4). Ollie Gallo added three goals and two assists while Robbie Lutz, Andrew VanHooydonk and Travis Newman also scored. Goalie Will Aufranc “played a tremendous game,” according to coach Mike Heffernan.

“Our defense played well with Will being the leader today. We cleared the ball better than we have in a long time,” Heffernan said.

The Cougars host John Stark on senior night under the lights this evening at 7.

Hanover 14, Concord 5

Concord — The Marauders kept things rolling over the Crimson Tide as 13 different players dented the score sheet.

Jesse Brown and Conor Austin each had three goals and an assist. Andrew Forauer added a goal and three helpers, while Jude Arbogast had two goals and an assist. Austin Taylor and Zach Taylor, Worthy Gardner, Jin Kim and Hunter Simpson also scored. Andrew Huizenga added a pair of assists while Carl Keating, Tommy Peters and James Montgomery also assisted.

Goalies Chris Washington and Dan DeRoy combined for 11 saves for the Marauders (13-2).

Bishop Brady 16, Lebanon 3

Concord — The Giants had little trouble with the visiting Raiders (1-12).

Kyler Tang stopped 17 shots for the Raiders, while Jake Mellish had two goals and Dylan Drew scored once.

Girls Lacrosse

Woodstock 18, Hartford 6

Woodstock — The Wasps beat up on the host Hurricanes, dropping Hartford to 1-7 on the season.

Sam Harrington led Woodstock with four goals while Lauren Kaija, Lauren Horsman and Annie Arthur each had three goals. Nicole Stone added a pair of goals, while Delaney Little, Abby Kaija and Eliza Kane each scored once. Lauren Kaija added four assists to finish with seven points while Horsman added a pair of helpers.

Goalie Megan Dalton had five saves for Woodstock (2-7). “We had great play from Elizabeth Lamb in transition while Delaney Little was a force on draw controls,” Wasps coach Hannah Nichols said.

Mariah Palmer led Hartford with three goals while Aberash Ladd, Esme Cole and Heather Illingworth also scored. Tomorrow, the Canes host Burr & Burton tomorrow, while Woodstock hosts Brattleboro.


Wasps Win Title

Springfield, Vt. — Woodstock held off a field of four teams to capture the Southern Conference Championship at Crown Point.

Springfield’s Alex Rumrill was the day’s medalist, shooting an 80 on the par 72, 6,572-yard course.

For Woodstock, Carter Pratt led the way with a 91, followed by Joe Bianchi (92), Jake Kelly (97) and Charlie Kelly (104).

Team scores: Woodstock 384, Mill River 390, Springfield 392, Fair Haven 422.

Rivendell Wins

Fairlee — The Raptors earned a victory in a nine-hole match at Lake Morey Country Club.

Oxbow’s Chase Andrews, playing as an individual, won the medal with an even par 34 on the front nine. Josh Marshall led Rivendell with a 39 while Sam Kamel added a 40, Luke Bell had a 43 and Ryan Landgraf had a 44.

Team scores: Rivendell 166, Green Mtn. 210.

College Baseball

Big Green Rules
All-Ivy Honors

Hanover — Dartmouth placed eight players on the All-Ivy League first team, the most ever for one team in league history. Freshman designated hitter Joe Purritano was named the Ivy Rookie of the Year as well, while the Big Green had a total of 10 players earn All-Ivy honors.

Joining Purritano on the All-Ivy First Team were senior outfielder Ennis Coble, senior pitcher Michael Johnson, junior outfielder Jeff Keller, sophomore third baseman Nick Lombardi, sophomore catcher Matt MacDowell, sophomore reliever Thomas Olson and sophomore second baseman Matt Parisi. Senior pitcher Kyle Hunter was tabbed for the second team, and senior pitcher Cole Sulser earned honorable mention.

Purritano finished the season with a .343 average, five home runs and 30 RBIs in 108 at-bats.


Dartmouth Players Win Awards

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth sophomore Kristen Rumley was named Ivy League Pitcher when postseason honors were announced yesterday. Rumley’s Big Green teammate, freshman shortstop/outfielder Katie McEachern was also honored as the League’s Rookie of the Year.

Rumley led league pitchers in virtually every category. Rumley recorded a 22-9 mark with a 1.74 ERA in 1971∕3 innings. She allowed just 29 walks on the season while striking out a league-high 185 batters.

McEachern hit .331 with team bests of 10 home runs — a single-season school record — and 38 RBIs. She also became the first player in Ivy history to hit for the cycle when she accomplished the feat against Iowa State.

Also earning first-team honors was senior second baseman Hillary Hubert. Megan Averitt was a second-team selection, while Morgan McCalmon earned honorable mention.


Legion Tryouts

Lebanon — The Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball team will be holding tryouts on Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m. at the Lebanon High School field.

Tryouts will also be held again on June 10-12 at 5:30, also on the high school field.

The Legion will host both a Senior and Junior program again this year. The Senior program is open only to players born on or after Jan. 1, 1994. The Junior program is open only to players born on or after Jan. 1 1996. Any player born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 is not eligible to play American Legion baseball.

For more information, contact Pete St. Pierre at 603-448-3429.

Shrine Game Change

Lebanon — Woodstock lineman Jalen Peterson will be entering the Navy immediately upon his graduation in June, thus giving up his place on the Vermont Shrine football team since the Navy is requiring he report in July. His place on the team will be taken by Winooski’s Vedad Cicak.