Wasps Invade Shrine Roster
Lebanon — Three-time Vermont Division III champion Woodstock earned four places for this summer’s upcoming Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl football team.
Along with Woodstock’s quartet of Tom Baumann, Zack Cole, Sam Cole and Oliver Kiaja, Hartford placed two players — Patrick McGrath and Gregg Shinn — on the Vermont team. On the New Hampshire side, Stevens placed Donald Pellerin and Kai Kleyenstuber, while Hanover is represented by Shawn Cavallaro.
The 61st annual game will be played under the lights Saturday, Aug. 2, at Dartmouth College’s Memorial Field at 5:30 p.m. The game features the top 36 seniors from each state. New Hampshire leads the series, 45-13-2.
Vermont coach Mike Williams, trying to halt New Hampshire’s 13-game win streak, selected four members of the Wasps’ high-scoring backfield.
Kiaja scored 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,273 yards during the undefeated season. He scored five TDs against U-32 and four TDs against Winooski. He also rushed for 195 yards against Oxbow. Baumann’s numbers were equally glittering. He rushed for 1,119 yards and had 22 TDs.
Sam Cole had 377 yards rushing and five TDs, while Zack Cole rushed for 314 yards and scored four TDs.
Shinn, the Hartford quarterback, threw for 324 yards and a score, while also rushing for an additional 143 yards and three TDs. McGrath controlled both sides of the line for the Canes, either opening holes for the running backs, or closing holes on the opposition.
On the New Hampshire side, Pellerin is coming off a big year for the Cardinals with1,339 yards rushing including a 237-yard game against Campbell. He also picked up 81 yards receiving and scored 25 TDs.
Teammate Kleyenstuber played tackle most of the time, but still found time to rush for two scores.
Hanover’s Cavallaro, headed to UNH in the fall, did it all for the Marauders last season. He rushed for 567 yards, scoring 10 TDs and threw for another 489 yards and two scores.
H.S. Girls Hoop
Bishop Brady 65 Newport 37
Concord — Sarah Thomas scored 24 points as second-seeded Bishop Brady eliminated No. 18 Newport in the second round of the NHIAA Division III playoffs.
“There’s a reason why they’re No. 2,” Newport co-coach Doug Beaupre said. “The positive thing for Newport was we played hard the entire night. I was impressed with they way we moved the ball around offensively, then they kind of clamped things down defensively in the third quarter.”
Stephanie Carl led the Tigers with nine points, followed by Kaitlyn Batista (eight) and Chrissy Merritt (seven).
Hanover 53, Windham 42
Hanover — Eileen Daley scored 14 points and JJ Daniell had 10 as Hanover (16-3 overall, 15-2 NHIAA D-II) clamped down on Windham.
“We played excellent defense,” Hanover coach Dan O’Rourke said. “I was very proud of our defense and we had contributions from a number of kids.”
Marauder guards Christine Croitoru and Molly Cornell held Windham’s Claree Putnam, a career 1,000-point scorer, to 13 points.
Lexie Hamilton and Cornell added nine points apiece for the Marauders, who greet Manchester West on senior night today at 5 p.m.