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Local Roundup: Engineers Start Strong

  • Outfielder Paige Martin watches for a throw before scoring from first base on a bunt by Dee Martin in the fourth inning of Gorham at Woodsville softball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 16, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Outfielder Paige Martin watches for a throw before scoring from first base on a bunt by Dee Martin in the fourth inning of Gorham at Woodsville softball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 16, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Outfielder Ally O'Shana makes contact during Gorham at Woodsville softball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 16, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

    Outfielder Ally O'Shana makes contact during Gorham at Woodsville softball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 16, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Outfielder Paige Martin watches for a throw before scoring from first base on a bunt by Dee Martin in the fourth inning of Gorham at Woodsville softball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 16, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)
  • Outfielder Ally O'Shana makes contact during Gorham at Woodsville softball in Haverhill, N.H., on April 16, 2014. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Haverhill — The Woodsville High softball team found no shortage of stars in a season-opening 13-1 rout of Gorham on Wednesday. The game was limited to five innings because of the mercy rule.

Ally O’Shana led the offense with two hits — a double and a home run — with two runs scored and three RBIs. Teammates Paige Martin (3-for-3, three runs, RBI), Tori Clough (3-for-3, run, double, RBI) and Dee Martin (2-for-2, three runs, RBI) also contributed to the offensive barrage.

Pitcher Lottie Page went the distance and allowed two hits and one run with five strikeouts and a walk.

Woodsville visits Blue Mountain on Tuesday.

H.S. Baseball

Gorham 4, Woodsville 3

Haverhill — Woodsivlle (0-1) was nipped by Gorham in its season opener. The Engineers visit Blue Mountain on Tuesday.

Boys Lacrosse

New Hampton 10, KUA 2

New Hampton, n.h. — Kimball Union (3-3) dropped a road decision to New Hampton.

Wildcat goalie Rick Kronenwett made 13 saves. Eric Megnia scored both of KUA’s goals, each one unassisted. KUA visits Proctor on Saturday night.

Girls Lacrosse

KUA 8, Tilton 6

Tilton, n.h. — Kimball Union outscored Tilton 6-2 in the second half to defeat the Rams.

Storm Sideleau lead the Wildcats with five goals, while Aurora Braswell, Ellie Harrigan and Julia Denny added one goal apiece. The Wildcat defense stepped up the pressure in the second half, with Ali Fernsell, Ali Pollard and Ellie Harrigan causing eight turnovers. KUA goalie Rose Abendroth made eight saves.

Girls Tennis

KUA 7, New Hampton 2

New Hampton, n.h. — Kimball Union (3-0) defeated New Hampton in chill and wind to stay undefeated.

Lindsey Landwehrle (6-2 6-3), Molly Adams, of Meriden (6-4 6-1), Olivia Lombard (6-1 6-1) and Hannah Madden (6-1 6-0) all won in straight sets. KUA took all three doubles matches, with the teams of Sunapee’s Carly Jefferson/Landwehrle (8-3), Adams/Maggie Sewall (9-7) and Madden/Lombard (8-1) prevailing.

Colleges

Dartmouth Athletes Named All-Academic

Princeton, n.j. — Ten Dartmouth College athletes were named to the Academic All-Ivy winter team.

To be considered for Academic All-Ivy distinction, an individual must be a starter or key reserve on a varsity team, while also achieving at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the classroom.

The Big Green student-athletes:

Connor Boehm, So., men’s basketball; Annie Hart, Sr., women’s skiing; Lindsay Holdcroft, Sr., women’s ice hockey; Charlotte Kamai, So., women’s swimming & diving; Charlie Mosey, Jr., men’s ice hockey; Fletcher Pease, Sr., men’s squash; Silas Talbot, Jr., men’s skiing; Melina Turk, Sr., women’s squash; Nicola Zimmer, Sr., women’s basketball; Nejc Zupan, senior, men’s swimming & diving.

College Rowing

Races Moved

Hanover — The location for two events this weekend have changed for the Dartmouth men’s lightweight and heavyweight crew teams because of conditions on the Connecticut River.

Originally scheduled for Hanover, the lightweight crew team’s race against Yale will now be held in Derby, Conn., Saturday morning at 9.

The heavyweights will race Boston University and Rutgers in the Bill Cup at the St. Paul’s School in Concord in Saturday.