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Local Roundup: Newport Pitcher Does It All in Victory

  • Lebanon's Nabeel Khan.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes

    Lebanon's Nabeel Khan.
    Valley News - Tris Wykes

  • Hartford's Evan Brown.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes

    Hartford's Evan Brown.
    Valley News - Tris Wykes

  • Lebanon's Nabeel Khan.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes
  • Hartford's Evan Brown.<br/>Valley News - Tris Wykes

Newport — The Samantha McNeel show was on all screens in Newport on Friday night. The sophomore tossed a complete game and had a walk-off single as the Tigers beat visiting Sunapee 5-4.

With the score deadlocked at 4-4 heading into the home half of the seventh inning, Noelle Peterson had a bunt single and then advanced into scoring position. McNeel followed with the game-winning single to win the hard-fought game with a little walk-off magic.

McNeel collected three hits on the afternoon and drove in two. She also struck out eight in seven innings of work, allowing just three hits as the Lakers benefitted from some Newport errors to collect their runs. The two teams face off again on Monday afternoon, this time in Sunapee.

“Even with the errors behind her, (McNeel) stayed composed out there, got strikeouts at the right time and was the offensive star too,” Newport coach Meredith McAllister said. “We wanted this one, it’s nice to get the win today with facing them again on Monday.”

Woodsville 21 Lin-Wood 1 (5)

Lincoln, n.h. — The Engineers won in a blowout to remain unbeaten at 6-0.

Lottie Page went all five innings in the circle, striking out six against two hits and one walk. Julia Bowman was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Ally O’Shana was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Kate Lalonde added two hits and also had three RBIs. Kat Emly added a pair of hits, including a double, and drove in two.

Woodsville hosts Lisbon on Monday.

Hanover 11, Lebanon 1

Lebanon — Amara Nichols tossed a complete game as the Marauders (1-3) pulled away from the Raiders (0-6).

Nichols struck out five and allowed four hits, walking just one. She also helped her own cause at the plate, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs. Ashley Elder added two hits and an RBI for the Marauders.

Kaylee Rogers started in the circle for the Raiders and also went 2-for-3. Rachel Berg added a double.

Both teams return to action on Monday, with Hanover hosting Goffstown and Lebanon on the road in Windham.

Bellows Falls 8 Hartford 6

White River Junction — The Canes (2-3) lost despite a strong effort from starting pitcher Kaitlynn Woodard.

Woodard went the distance, striking out 11 while allowing three earned runs. Hartford was held to three hits by Woodard, Kayla Lancor and Courtney Murray.

The Canes visit Mill River on Tuesday.


Woodsville 6, Lin-Wood 3

Lincoln, n.h. — Starting pitcher Jacob Tetley supported his own cause as the Engineers picked up their first win of the season.

Tetley tossed a complete game, striking out seven while allowing only two earned runs. He also went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Ty Brown added three hits, scored twice and drove in one.

“It’s been a little bit of a rough start, but we came together as a team and backed each other up. It’s a good performance by the whole team,” Woodsville coach Brent Cox said.

The Engineers (1-5) host Lisbon on Monday.

Thetford 4, Blue Mtn. 0

Thetford — Jordan Eastman tossed a complete game two-hitter as Thetford picked up its first win of the season.

Eastman struck out seven against five walks while helping his own cause with a hit and two runs scored. Connor Brown was 2-for-3 with an RBI double.

“We played a great game coming back from a tough loss last time out, I’m really proud of the team’s effort today,” Thetford coach Phil Chaput said.

The Panthers (1-3) host Oxbow on Tuesday.

Conant 6, Kearsarge 0

Jaffrey, n.h. — The Cougars (4-5) couldn’t get the key hit in getting blanked by the Orioles.

Berkley Stevens pitched the first four innings, allowing five runs, three of which were earned. He struck out three. James Scherer tossed two innings of strong relief. Nick Bailey was on base twice with a hit and a walk. Ryan Stanley had a hit and a sacrifice bunt.

Kearsarge hosts Macenic on Wednesday.

Otter Valley 12, Windsor 7

Windsor — The Otters had seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to emerge in an error-filled contest with the Yellowjackets (2-6).

Tyson Boudro pitched 5 1⁄ 3 innings of strong relief for the Jacks, who were held to five hits. Jacob Meagher had an RBI single and Ethan Hill had a bases-loaded walk for Windsor, which plays at Fair Haven on Tuesday.

Sunapee 8, Newport 6

Newport — The Tigers (2-2) rallied back from a big early hole, scoring five runs in the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead, but the Lakers scored three in the final inning to steal the win.

Andrew Houde tossed a complete game on three days rest for the Tigers, striking out six, walking six and allowing five hits. Taner Sherman keyed the five-run rally with a two-run single. Houde added a base hit, Brady Bates had an RBI single and Matt Boone had a hit and scored a run. Spencer Coronis added an RBI ground out.

Newport gets another crack at the Tigers in Sunapee on Monday afternoon.

Boys Lacrosse

Woodstock 7, Rutland 3

Rutland — Oliver Kaija led the Wasps with three goals and went a perfect 13-0 in faceoffs to lead his side over the Raiders.

Nehemiah Wood added two hits and one assist; Haven Lantz and Daniel Robinson each had goals. Ben Orr had five saves in goal for the Wasps (2-2), who play at Mount Anthony on Monday.

Hopkinton 16, Stevens 0

Contoocook, n.h. — The Cardinals dropped to 0-7 with the loss despite a strong game from goalie Joe Marsinelli (12 saves). Stevens visits Trinity on Tuesday.

Pembroke 5, Kearsarge 2

North Sutton — The Cougars (4-2) came out on the short end in an offensively-challenged game with the Spartans.

Justin Norris had a goal and an assist for Kearsarge. Bryson Barthol also scored. Goalie Will Aufranc stopped seven shots behind a strong defensive effort by Austin Hogancamp, Brandon Butcher and Keatton Hansen.

“The ‘D’ was solid. They did their job, the offense was just nonexistent today,” Cougars coach Mike Heffernan said.

Kearsarge hosts Derryfield on Monday afternoon.

Girls Lacrosse

Lebanon 14, Hopkinton 3

Lebanon — The Raiders (4-1) put together their most complete effort of the season in dominating the Hawks.

Erika Moffitt (five goals, one assist) and Emily Perryman (four goals, one assist) each had six points to pace Lebanon. Emma Forman added two goals, and Elle Brine had a goal and an assist. Christine Jones and Caroline Wren also scored. Goalie Erin Landry made seven saves and picked up one assist.

“Today was the first day that I feel we really pulled together as a team,” Lebanon coach Sara Ecker said.

The Raiders visit Plymouth on Monday.

Hanover 15, Concord 2

Hanover — Christine Croitoru and Hannah Seibel each had four goals to pace the Marauders (5-0).

JJ Daniell added a goal and two assists, while Rachel Boghosian and Molly Seibel each had a goal and an assist. Mason McNulty added two goals, Maddie Lyons and Lillian Stout also scored. Liesel Robbins added a pair of assists. Goalie Emily Gougelet (five saves) and Eileen Daley anchored a strong defensive effort by the Marauders.

Coach Chris Seibel also praised the play of Daniell and Stout for helping to control the midfield along with Evie Keating’s strong work on ground balls.

Hanover hosts D-I powerhouse Exeter this afternoon at 4 p.m.

Rutland 14, Woodstock 10

Woodstock — The Wasps lost a tight matchup with the Raiders despite a seven-point effort from Annie Arthur.

Arthur had three goals and four assists for Woodstock. Lauren Kaija added three goals and had nine ground balls. Lauren French had two goals and an assist. Clancy Farrand and Nikki Sweeney also scored. Goalie Megan Dalton had eight saves.

Woodstock had 15 draw controls to Rutland’s 10. The Wasps visit Hartford on Tuesday.

Burr & Burton 21 Hartford 2

Wilder — The Hurricanes (0-5) dropped a tough one to the visiting Bulldogs.

Skylar Gray and Esme Cole each scored for the Canes. Hayley Sabol led Burr & Burton with six goals. Hartford goalie Jayne Sanborn stopped six shots; the Canes visit Brattleboro this afternoon at 3 p.m.

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 9, Trinity 0

Lebanon — The Raiders (5-1) were dominant, easily taking the match against the visiting Pioneers.

Max Reed, Nabeel Khan, Jeff Purdy and Terran Campbell each won 8-1 in singles. Jacob Peress added an 8-0 victory at No. 5 singles. Reed-Khan won 8-3 at No. 1 doubles and Khan-Campbell won 8-0 in their doubles match. Lebanon picked up forfeit wins at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles.

The Raiders host Plymouth on Monday afternoon.

Hartford 5, Fair Haven 2

White River Junction — The Hurricanes (2-5) picked up a much-needed win over the Slaters.

Evan Brown won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and Inderjit Singh won 6-2, 6-1. Andrew Files added an 8-3 win at No. 4 singles in a rain-shortened match that concluded after Hartford had clinched the win.

George Spearing and Peter Tsongalis won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Tsongalis, a senior, was playing his first career tennis match after two weeks of practice this spring. DJ Clifton and Spencer Rugg also won in doubles.

Hartford visits Brattleboro on Monday.

Woodstock 4 Bellows Falls 3

Westminster, Vt. — The Wasps edged the Terriers thanks to four wins in singles play to stay unbeaten at 6-0.

Nathan Fegard won the match of the day No. 1 singles for Woodstock, 4-6, 7-5 (12-10).

“He did well to battle back after losing the first set, he’s figuring things out and was able to pull out the win,” Wasps coach Rose Cantlin said.

Ray Kurek (6-1, 6-3), Alex Sheppard (6-4, 6-0) and Alek Beaudoin (6-3, 6-1) also won in singles. Woodstock visits Rutland on Monday.

Hanover 9, Coe-Brown 0

Hanover — The Marauders blanked the Bears, improving to 6-0 on the season. Hanover visits Pembroke on Wednesday.

Girls Tennis

Hanover 9, Coe-Brown 0

Northwood, n.h. — Camille Hankel and Izzi Davis each won 8-0 in singles to spark the Marauders (5-0).

Rine Uhm won 8-3, Kendra McGowan won 8-2, Margaret Werner won 8-3 and Willa Kaufman won 8-2 as Hanover swept singles play. Hankel-Davis won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles. McGowan and Emily Acker added an 8-0 doubles win and Liza Goss partnered with Hazuki Horiuchi for an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles.

Hanover hosts Hartford on Tuesday.

Bow 9, Kearsarge 0

North Sutton — The Falcons had little trouble with the visiting Cougars (0-8).

Kearsarge’s Lahtesha Nelson lost a close match at No. 4 singles, 6-8, and Andrea Cutts lost 5-8 at No. 5 singles. Nelson and Haley Andersson lost 6-8 in doubles and Lydia Schoonmaker and Elise Paquette lost 5-8 in their doubles match.

The Cougars visit Gilford on Monday.

Woodstock 7, Hartford 0

Woodstock — The Wasps (5-0) swept the singles matches while dodging the rain drops to beat the Canes.

Kathleen Sheppard won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles for Woodstock. Amelia Sheppard and Katie Miller each won 6-0, 6-0. Marissa Farbman (6-3, 6-0) and Emma McLiverty (6-0, 6-2) also won in singles. Hartford forfietted both doubles matches.

Woodstock hosts Rutland on Monday.