Local Roundup: Longtime Hartford High Coach Steps Down
White River Junction — Mike Stone, longtime Hartford High football coach, is stepping down from his post, according to an email sent out by Hartfortd Athletic Director Joe James.
In his 28 years at Hartford, Stone led the Hurricanes to 13 state title games, winning 10 of them.
Stone, who was also a physical education teacher at the school, was unavailable for comment on Tuesday.
UVM Hosts Decathlon Meet
Burlington — Several Upper Valley athletes competed in the Jerry Jasinski Vermont State Decathlon on Monday and Tuesday at the University of Vermont.
Thetford’s Cole Chapman was fourth in the boys decathlon with 5,665 points. His highest finishes were in the long jump (third), 400 meters (third), 100 meters (fifth), high jump (tied for sixth) and shot put (seventh).
Other area participants included Jon Puffer (Oxbow), Jake Senecal (Oxbow), Brian Fay (Oxbow), Lance Whitcomb (Randolph), Adam Craney (Randolph), Julio Lopez (Thetford), Ian Mundy (Thetford), Tanner Fitzherbert (Windsor), Shawn Mason (Windsor) and Roger Barraby (Windsor).
Burlington’s Tobias Muellers won the event with 5,979 points.
Windsor’s Elizabeth McCabe was fifth in the girls event with 3,917 points. Leanna Carriere, competing as an independent, won with 6,846 points.
McCabe was tied for third in the long jump and pole vault and was fourth in the javelin.
Other Upper Valley competitors included Giovanna Carlson (Oxbow) and Abhlin Moye-Linehan (Thetford).
Dartmouth Hosts Tourney
Hanover — The United States Men’s Collegiate All-Americans rugby team will kick off a three-game weeklong tour by hosting England’s Cambridge University in a match at Dartmouth College’s Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse fields on Saturday at 1 p.m.
The U.S. team is made up of the nation’s best collegiate rugby players who are selected annually based on their performances on the field.
The team coming to Dartmouth will include current Big Green junior Madison Hughes, the Dartmouth captain and a key contributor to the Big Green’s recent appearance at the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship in suburban Philadelphia.
The Cambridge University squad is a wholly amateur student club that features three teams; the varsity unit will compete against the Americans at Dartmouth. Former Dartmouth co-captain and All-American Nate Brakeley, the first Big Green graduate to suit up for Cambridge’s first squad, will present his varsity blue jersey to Dartmouth at halftime of the June 21 match.
The event will include a second rugby match pitting the Collegiate Barbarians, a squad of university students from Ontario, against the Collegiate All-Americans second team at 3 p.m. The doubleheader is free.
For more information on the event or the Dartmouth rugby program, contact head coach Gavin Hickie at email@example.com or 603-646-1505.
Touchline 4, Claremont 3
Claremont — Short-handed Touchline Women edged Claremont Women in New Hampshire Soccer Conference action.
Touchline’s Mickey Pomeroy had a hat trick, including the game-winner, while Kate Yamahiro scored her first goal of the summer. Keeper Aisha Pryor made several critical saves throughout to keep Touchline close.
Touchline plays its third game in four days today in its home opener at Huntley Meadows in Norwich against Hartford Soccer Club.