Windsor Athlete Does Double Duty
Windsor High’s Katey Comstock excelled in not one but two sports Saturday. The sophomore won the shot put at the 14-team New Hampshire Winter League track meet at Dartmouth’s Leverone Field House, then hustled down to Springfield, Vt., where she led the host Yellowjackets to victory during a four-team match.
Steve Bly, Windsor’s bowling coach, didn’t even realize Comstock had competed in track Saturday until informed by a reporter that night. Not that he was surprised. She’s also a football lineman in the fall and an outdoor track and softball performer in the spring.
“Last weekend, she did track in the morning, bowling in the afternoon and basketball at night,” Bly said. “She gives 110 percent at everything she does and she’s a vocal leader for us. I never see her fatigued.”
Comstock threw to shot 34 feet, .25 inches Saturday to beat second-place finisher Taylor Haynes of Mount Anthony, who threw 32-3.5. She then bowled scores of 148 and 193 in the individual competition before anchoring the Yellowjackets in Baker-style, team play. Windsor bested second-place Hartford, two games to one, prevailing 130-115, 165-174,189-127.
Winsdor’s Ashley Bly bowled 168-156 and Tristan McMullen 169-145 during individual play. Hartford was led by Troy Nadeau, who rolled a 164-167, and Hunter Brooks with a 148-180.
Springfield beat Brattleboro, 2-0, to take third place. Windsor hosts Brattleboro and Oxbow on Jan. 4, the same day Hartford and South Burlington visit Randolph.
Thetford 44, Hartford 26
White River Junction — Shyann Josler poured in 17 points, including nine on three-point shots, and the Panthers dropped the Hurricanes to 0-3. Michaela Pomeroy added 10 points for the visitors and Megan Newton led Hartford with nine points.
“Our kids continue to play hard, but we’re struggling to find our identity,” said interim coach Bill Soule, whose team visits North Country on Monday. “We have some inexperienced kids getting some minutes, so it’s a work in progress.”
Whitcomb 49, Arlington 46
Arlington, Vt. — The Hornets improved to 2-0 behind 15 points from sophomore guard Lindsey LaPerle, who sank two free throws with six seconds remaining, and 13 from senior forward Ashley Stearns. Sophomore swing player Phoebe Parrish added 12 points.
Whitcomb hosts West Rutland on Friday.
Twin Valley 52, Woodstock 33
Wilmington, Vt. — Sophomore guard Natausha Smallwood had 12 points and freshman swing player Madison Schulz had 10 but the Wasps fell to 0-3.
Woodstock visits Bellows Falls on Monday.
Williamstown 77, Randolph 46
Randolph — The Galloping Ghosts (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season. Mikaela Farmer and Kelsey Jacobs scored 10 points apiece for Randolph, which hosts Lyndon next Saturday.
KUA 62, Groton 36
Groton, Mass. — The Wildcats finished third in the six-team Lawrence Academy/Groton School holiday tournament.
Junior Abbey Kelly averaged 18 points in three games during the two-day event and was included on the all-tournament team.
KUA hosts Proctor, Brewster and Vermont Academy in Lakes Region League games the week of Jan. 6.
Oxbow 63, Blue Mtn. 20
Bradford, Vt. — Junior guard Miles Garone had 11 points and freshman center Joseph Wood came off the bench to add 10. Jonny Ratel had nine for the Olympians, who improved to 2-0 while dropping the Bucks to 0-2.
“Wood is going to be awesome,” said Oxbow coach Mike Maxwell, who’s been in the business since 1966. “He’s got the best hands of any kid I’ve seen in many years. He’s (6-foot-3) and he’s a big kid with a lot of athletic talent. I’m expecting a lot from him in four years.”
Oxbow hosts Springfield on Dec. 30.
Danville 70, S. Royalton 42
Danville, Vt. — The Royals fell to 1-2.
Kyle Johnson scored 24 points for the Indians, who scored 23 points in the third quarter after leading 30-17, at halftime.
Nicholas Howe scored 12 points and Keanan Thompson had 10 for South Royalton, which is off until hosting Blue Mountain on Jan. 2.
MVCS 48, Trinity Baptist 35
Barre, Vt. — Austin Sayers scored 20 points and Thomas Wiler had 12 as the Eagles (3-1) won the championship game of the Websterville holiday tournament at Barre Auditorium.
The halftime score was 12-12 before Mid Vermont pulled away in the third quarter.
“We started hitting from the outside, which opened up the middle,” said Eagles coach Brian Sayers.
Mid Vermont hosts Trinity on Jan. 4.
Woodstock 6 Brattleboro 0
Brattleboro, Vt. — The Wasps improved to 3-2-1, with Dylan Kuhn and Braden McCarthy each scoring twice. Connor McCarthy assisted three times.
Luc Issa and Kevan O’Connell had one goal each, while seven players — Conor Joyce, Levi Vigh, Haven Lantz, Nick Donaldson, Brian Townley, Will Gault and Daniel Robinson — had one assist.
Brady Stewart made seven saves during the first two periods. Jason Drebber made one save in the third period.
KUA 3, Deerfield 3
Milton, Mass. — The Wildcats received two goals from J.D. Dudek and one from Tyler Bird and advanced to today’s third-place game at the Flood-Marr tournament at Milton Academy. KUA is 7-1-2.
Dover 5, Lebanon 2
Dover, n.h. — The Raiders were down 3-0 after a period and lost their first road game of the winter and fell to 1-1. Tate Singleton scored twice for the visitors, increasing his total to four, and Joe Grout made 33 saves.
Lebanon, which had 32 shots on net, plays at the Salem (N.H.) holiday tournament, starting Thursday.
Lebanon 9, Con-Val 0
Winchendon, Mass. — Eleven Raiders tallied at least one goal or assists as Lebanon routed the Cougars in their season opener.
Loren McEwen had a hat trick with an assist, Emma Forman and Michaela Schones (assist) scored two goals each, Kyra Taylor and Isabella Harriman had a goal and an assist each and Elle Brine, Natalie Cartier and Isabella Walker each had one goal. Sam Roberts (two), Karli Swenson and Sage Ballard had assists.
It was the first varsity points for freshmen Harriman and Ballard as well as Walker, a sophomore. Erika Moffitt wasn’t called on for a save as the Raiders outshot their hosts, 41-0.
Brookline, Mass. — The Wildcats used a first-period goal by Lindsey Landwehrle, assisted by Joanna Schafer, and Amelie Poirier’s strong goaltending to defeat Groton, 1-0, on Saturday.
KUA (3-4) fell to host Southfield School, 6-0, during its second game of the day and is off until a Jan. 11 contest at Holderness.
Lebanon, Hanover Host Alumni Games
West Lebanon — The Hanover and Lebanon High girls hockey teams will host their annual alumni games Monday at Campion Rink.
Hanover’s event is at 10:15 a.m. Lebanon’s follows at 1:40 p.m. Both events are free and play is open to anyone who played for the teams.
Men’s College Hoop
Dartmouth 84, Longwood 64
Hanover — Dartmouth shot 65.2 percent for the game and 75 percent in the second half to defeat visiting Longwood, at Leede Arena. Sophomore Alex Mitola scored 18 points and senior Tyler Melville 17 to lead the Big Green (6-4) to its third straight victory for the first time in five seasons.
Longwood (5-8) got 20 points from Tristan Carey and 16 more from Lucas Woodhouse to account for half of its final total.
Dartmouth outrebounded the Lancers, 31-18, although no one player had more than five rebounds.
Mitola was 6-of-9 on the day, including 4-of-7 from long range, while Melville was even more efficient, hitting 5-of-7 field goals and 3-of-5 from behind the arc to give him his second straight 17-point game. Junior Gabas Maldunas added 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting with a career-high seven blocked shots and five boards, the first of which made him the 19th player in Big Green history to amass 500 rebounds in a career.
John Golden added 13 points, thanks in part to three dunks.