Lebanon Tennis Takes Season Opener
Manchester — The Lebanon High girls tennis team opened its season a strong note with an 8-1 victory at Manchester West on Friday.
The Raiders earned singles victories from Brianna Li (8-1), Brielle Giaccone (8-5), Ashley O’Keefe (8-3), Megan Mason (8-1) and Abby Wilkinson (8-3). In doubles, the duos of Li/Mason (8-3), Giaccone/O’Keefe (8-3) and Wilkinson/Amber Kahtib (8-2) won handily.
Lebanon takes an extended break before it greets Hanover on April 21.
Burr and Burton 6, Windsor 4
Manchester, Vt. — Windsor (0-1) opened its season with a loss at Burr and Burton.
Yellowjackets pitcher Ethan Hill allowed one earned run over four innings. He struck out five, walked six and took the loss. Adam Kapuscinski pitched the last two innings.
Jacob Meagher had two hits and three RBIs for Windsor, and teammate Matt Thayer had a double.
The Jacks visit Otter Valley on Wednesday.
Tigers Host Meet
Newport — Newport High hosted a multi-team meet on Thursday that also included Stevens, Woodsville, Mascoma and Sunapee.
Stevens racked up the most victories, courtesy of Akeem Bailey (boys high jump, 110 hurdles, 100 meters), Nikki Root (girls 100 and 300 hurdles), Aly Lizotte (girls 100, 200 and 400 meters) Brooke Bagley (girls high jump) and Erik Contreras (boys 200 meters), plus the girls 4x800 relay team and the boys and girls 4x400 relay teams.
Mascoma saw winning performances from Isaiah Rock (boys 1,600 meters), Justin Marsh (boys 400 meters) and Ben Jones (boys 3,200 meters), plus the boys 4x100 relay team.
The host Tigers earned a victory from Tyler Currier (boys 800 meters), plus the boys 4x800 and girls 4x100 relay teams.
Sunapee’s Abby Paluin won the 1,600 meters.
New London — Colby-Sawyer (4-12, 1-3 NAC) split a twin bill against Castleton (12-6, 9-2), losing game one 11-4 before taking the nightcap 8-7 in eight innings.
In game one, Andy Lapple went 3-for-3 for the Chargers in his season debut. In game two, Brett Emmertz drove home Alex Fredette in the eighth to lift Colby-Sawyer, which hosts Husson for four games over the weekend.