Hurricanes Undo U-32
White River Junction — The Andrew Atkinson, Jeff Lyford and John Borchet line helped make it clear from the start that the Hartford boys hockey team came to play on Saturday. The Hurricanes’ top line set the tone with 10 points in a 6-1 victory over U-32 at Wednell Barwood Arena.
Atkinson led the attack with a hat trick and two assists, including a goal and a pair of helpers in the first period alone as Hartford led 3-0. Borchert and Lyford also scored in the first period rally.
“They took over the game and really imposed their will on U-32,” Hartford coach Todd Bebeau said.
Borchert finished with a goal and three assists while Lyford added a pair of helpers to his early goal. Griffin Shaw also scored, with an assist to Gavin Shropshire. Jordy Allard and Jeremy McGlone also had assists. Goalie Mak Lyford stopped 14 shots.
The win improves Hartford to 6-4-2 on the season, just one win away from winning 40% of their season’s games which would eclipse Hartford’s self-imposed minimum to enter postseason play.
Borchert leads the Canes with 28 points on 18 goals and 10 assists. Atkinson and Jeff Lyford each now have 20 points with Atkinson tallying 13 goals and Lyford with seven goals.
The Hurricanes have now won four of their last five games and will visit St. Johnsbury on Wednesday night.
Hanover 7, Nashua South 2
Nashua, n.h. — Six different seniors accounting for all seven goals as the Marauders earned a quality road victory.
Jordy Levin had two goals while Ben Hartman, Tom Peters, Sam Carey, Worthy Gardner and Shawn Cavallaro also scored. The Marauders passed the puck well all day, recording 14 assists on their seven goals. Carey added a pair of assists to finish with three points while Ben Acker also had two helpers.
Peters, Gardner, Cavallaro, Kordell Lindsay, Andrew Huizenga, Peter O’Leary, Ben Carson-Turner, Parker Thurston, Ben Chaimberg and Matt Leskovar also had assists. Goalie Mike Stinson had 12 saves.
The Marauders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but the Panthers answererd right back in the first period with two goals of their own. Hartman then responded less than a minute after the equalizer with the game-winning goal.
The Marauders (6-5-1) snapped a two-game losing skid with the win and play host rival Concord on Monday night.
Woodstock 1, Milton 1 (ot)
Woodstock — The Wasps and Yellowjackets battled to a draw, trading goals late in the third period.
Milton broke the deadlock at the 10 minute mark of the third period but Braden McCarthy answered a minute later for Woodstock to knot the score at 1-1. Connor McCarthy and Nick Donaldson had assists for the Wasps. Goalie Conor Black stopped 24 shots in net for the hosts.
“We started slowly and then picked it up. We had our chances in the third period and in overtime, just couldn’t put the biscuit in the basket,” Woodstock coach Charlie Hancock said.
The tie snaps a six game winning streak for Woodstock (9-3-2), which plays at Harwood on Wednesday.
Oyster River 3, Lebanon 1
West Lebanon — The Bobcats scored all three goals in the third period, including an empty-netter, to drop the Raiders to 2-5-1.
Tate Singleton scored at the 13:04 mark of the first period to put Lebanon on top. Nate Gariepy assisted. Goalie Joe Grout stopped 22 shots.
“The team fought really hard, Grout kept us in the game. The puck just didn’t bounce our way tonight,” Lebanon coach Gary Smith said.
The Raiders host Merrimack on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in a makeup game.
Laconia-Winnisquam 7 Kearsarge 3
Andover, N.H. — Freshman Jakob Arnold had his first two varisty goals, but Kearsarge couldn’t overcome its two top defenders missing the game.
Ben Newbern added a goal and an assist. Will Aufranc, Shayne Cashin, Caleb Cochrane and Maddie Folcik also had helpers. Goalie Cody Roy stopped 17 shots for the Cougars (1-4), who visit Berlin on Monday.
South Royalton 50, Whitcomb 35
South Royalton — The Royals (4-8) capped a great day of basketball in South Royalton with an upset victory over the Hornets (9-3).
Playing in front of a packed house as the South Royalton, Whitcomb and Rochester communities came together to help raise awareness and funds for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Royals had 17 points from Jacqueline Fulcher and scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Hornets.
Fulcher had six points from the free throw line in the fourth to help seal the win. SoRo finished with nine points from the line to help the Royals claim a 20-5 advantage from the charity stripe.
“This is the first game we’ve put together 32 minutes of basketbell. It was a packed house, the girls said it was like playing at the (Barre) Auditorium,” South Royalton coach Jim Hewitt said.
Rachel Moore added 10 points for SoRo while Autumn Wing had eight. Lindsey LaPerle led Whitcomb with 11 points; Ashley Stearns and Nicole Begin had eight apiece. Alexis Madore’s tough defense and some early foul trouble spelled a scoreless night for Hornets’ leading scorer Phoebe Parrish.
“We had a cascade of bad things happen,” Whitcomb coach Dennis Wood said. “SoRo was pumped up. It was a big crowd, they were in thegame and they hung in there for a young team.”
With free admission to a day full of games between the SoRo, Whitcomb and Rochester at the varisty, jayvee and middle school levels, over $1,500 was raised for Norris Cotton.
The Royals visit Chelsea on Monday while Whitcomb is off until playing host to Craftsbury on Saturday.
Windsor 52, Leland & Gray 28
Windsor — The Jacks exploded out of the gate, leading 31-10 at halftime to cruise past the rebels.
Haley Wood had 11 points to lead 10 different scorers for Windsor. Ashleay Wilcox added 10, Annie Nelson had eight and Maddy Morse had six points. Coach Bruce Mackay praised the rebounding work of Nelson and Elizabeth McCabe while Morse played well off the bench.
Windsor (8-4) visits Mill River on Monday.
Woodsville 34, Blue Mountain 31
Woodsville — The Engineers (9-1) didn’thave their A-game, but did enough to pick up the win.
Samantha Thurston led Woodsville with eight points while Maggie Kinder and Tori Clough each had seven points. The Engineers trailed 19-11 at halftime and then turned up the pressure defense after the break to rally back.
The Engineers host Gorham on Tuesday.
Arlington 55, Woodstock 28
Woodstock — Julia Lacoste dominated the floor to the tune of a game-high 30 points as Arlington doubled up the Wasps (3-9).
The Eagles (7-5) used quick starts in the first and third quarters to gain control. Arlington opened a 20-5 lead after one quarter and outscored Woodstock 22-9 in the third.
“We made a run in the second quarter and cut it to eight,” Woodstock coach Roger St. Hilaire noted. “They came out smoking in the third quarter, and we couldn’t stop them.”
Hannah Reali hit for a season-high eight points to lead the Wasps. Amber Barcomb netted six points for Woodstock, which visits West Rutland on Monday.
Rochester 70, South Royalton 40
South Royalton — Pavin Parrish had 30 points to lead Rochester over the Royals (3-8).
Jake Kinnarney led SoRo with 11 points while Nicholas Howe added six points. The Royals shot just 3-for-27 in the first half, trailing 37-8 at the break. It was then a tight game in the second half with the Rockets outscoring the hosts 33-31.
“It was hard to dig out of that deficit. We came back, played strong in the second half. We didn’t quit, I’m proud of our boys for that,” South Royalton coach Pete Howe said.
The Royals visit Rivendell on Tuesday.
Twin Valley 57, Rivendell 54
Wilmington, Vt. — The Raptors suffered their first loss of the season, undone by a hot-shooting Twin Valley team that drained 10 3-pointers.
Josh Marshall led Rivendell with 22 points while Nate Eastman had 11 and Scott Calhoun had eight points. The Raptors trailed 9-0 early but battled back to take a 26-21 lead at halftime.
“They made a lot of quality shots towards the end. We battled back for a lead and played a good game, we just missed a lot of easy shots,” Rivendell coach Jeff Huntington said.
The Raptors (7-1) look to get back on track with a visit from South Royalton on Tuesday.
Fall Mountain 52, Kearsarge 39
North Sutton — The Cougars couldn’t overcome a slow second quarter in falling to the Wildcats.
Zach Mattos led Kearsarge with 15 points in addition to pulling down eight rebounds. Trent Noordsij added 11 points and five assists. Coach Nate Camp praised Lucas Courser (five points) for providing a spark off the bench.
Kearsarge (1-9 overall, 0-8 league) hosts Franklin on Tuesday.
Windsor Edges Randolph
Springfield, Vt. — The Yellowjackets won the Baker Bowl final over Randolph, with Hartford bowing out in the playdown.
Randolph earned the top seed thanks to strong efforts in prelims by Jamie Barnard with games of 236 and 178 and Johanna Sargent with 194 and 154. Tristan McMullen led Windsor with strings of 176 and 182 while Kelsey Hannah had 150 and 148. Owen Conner had a 224 and 190 for Hartford followed by Ethan White (169, 146) and Hunter Brooks (145, 170).
Weitzman Seventh At NHNCA Race
Center Sandwich, n.h. — Lebanon High’s Kenny Weitzman posted the best result by an Upper Valley competitor in the top level of Saturday’s New Hampshire Nordic Coaches Association 5K freestyle races at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, taking seventh place in the boys ‘A’ division.
Weitzman raced to a time of 11 minutes, 37.0 seconds, finishing about a minute behind the winner, Jack Schrupp of Concord’s St. Paul’s School (10:31.3). Hanover put two skiers in the top 20 with Tucker Cadow (13th; 11:59.5) and Colin Pogue (16th; 12:14.1). Hanover boys took two spots in the top 10 of the ‘B’ race behind Arturo Johnson (third; 14:09.6) and Lucas Adams-Blackmon (ninth; 14:33.9).
The Marauders’ Sarah Haedrich led all area girls the ‘A’ race, placing 14th in 14:09.3. Representing the Ford Sayre Ski Council, Sara Spencer recorded a 26th-place time of 14:57.8. St. Paul’s Tessa Schrupp won the race in 12:56.6.
Hanover’s Liesel Robbins led a 1-3-4 finish in the ‘B’ division, winning in 15:04.4 with teammates Teressa Snyder (16:14.1) and Sophie Cardenali (16:24.6) close behind. Kimball Union’s Kelsey Pollard was sixth (16:37.0).
Team scores (top 10): Bow 219, Concord 227, White Mountains 238, Holderness 251, St. Paul’s 275, Hanover 303, Lebanon 339, InterLakes 355, Gilford 369, Hopkinton 379.