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Galloping Ghosts Ride No-Hitter to Easy Win

Randolph — Ben Jickling will remember yesterday’s Randolph High baseball game for a long time.

The senior right-hander threw the program’s first no-hitter in 12 years, striking out eight Montpelier batters and walking two while the Galloping Ghosts pounded out 14 hits during a 14-0 triumph. The Solons (0-2) conceded the game after six innings.

Five of the hosts had multiple-hit games, including Nick Jickling, who rapped three and drove in three runs. Alex Gilbert had three hits and an RBI and Ross Caswell contributed two hits and three RBIs. Randolph, which improved to 2-0, hosts Enosburg on Friday.

S. Royalton 10, Hazen 0

South Royalton — Thomas Ingham had two hits and two RBIs, Hunter Brock had two hits and Leif Johnson had two RBIs as the Royals (4-1) piled up 11 hits, with every player having at least one. Johnson pitched four innings, allowing two hits and striking out three Wildcats.

South Royalton hosts Rochester tomorrow.

Williamstown 9, Thetford 0

Williamstown — Blue Devils starter Justin Beaudin chucked a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and three walks. Andrew Cawley’s double was the visitors’ lone offensive highlight.

“Our hands were just not quick to the ball, it was like we had bricks on them,’’ said Panthers coach Phil Chaput, whose squad lost its season opener. “We made four errors and they were really costly.”

Thetford hosts Woodstock on Saturday.

Rivendell 10, Twinfield 3

Orford — Raptors starter Logan Gardyne went five innings and allowed two hits and two earned runs. Reliever Scott Calhoun needed to throw only 23 pitches, striking out five Trojans, walking none and allowing no hits. Rivendell (1-0) scored five times in the first inning.

Jason Daley had three hits for the hosts, while teammate Ryan Farnham had two, including a triple, and two RBIs. The Raptors host Oxbow on Saturday.

Concord 16, Whitcomb 14

Concord, Vt. — Caleb Chase smacked a two-run home run but the Hornets fell to 1-4. Whitcomb also received three singles and two RBIs from Paul Fleming and a three-run triple.

Poultney 18, Woodstock 6

Poultney, Vt. — Sam Cole had two hits and two RBIs, Doug Avellino had two hits and Dakota Merrill had his first varsity hit for the Wasps (1-1). Woodstock visits Otter Valley tomorrow.

Softball

Whitcomb 26, Concord 3

Concord, Vt. — The Hornets improved to 4-0 and visit Oxbow on Monday.

Twinfield 20, Rivendell 7

Orford — The Raptors lost their home opener but received three hits, including two doubles, from Emily Spaulding. She also drove in two runs.

Brianna Wood had two hits and two RBIs, and Cassie Gray had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Freshman third baseman Taylor Acheson, making her varsity debut, produced two hits, including a double, and an RBI.

Rivendell surrendered only four hits, but struggled with numerous walks. The Raptors host Oxbow on Saturday.

Thetford 23, Williamstown 13

Williamstown — The Panthers had 27 hits in their opener, including four each by Susie Howard and Michaela Pomeroy and three apiece by Jackie Jamieson, Roz Kidder and Kaitlyn Boyce. The latter had a triple.

Thetford starter Kaitlin Hodge allowed six hits while striking out two Blue Devils and walking one in six innings. The Panthers host Woodstock on Saturday.

Con-Val 14, Hanover 1

Norwich — The Marauders fell to 0-3, scoring their run in the second inning when Halli Valentine singled for the hosts’ lone hit and eventually scored on an error.

Con-Val (5-0) is a 2012 NHIAA Division II semifinalist and didn’t lose any players to graduation, said Hanover coach Mike Landau.

S. Royalton 21 Hazen 3

South Royalton — Rebecca Paige had three hits, including a double and triple, and three RBIs and also allowed only two hits as the Royals’ pitcher for three innings. She struck out two batters and walked six.

South Royalton (2-1) hosts Rochester tomorrow.

Boys Lacrosse

Manchester West 16, Stevens 6

Claremont — The Cardinals never led, trailing 10-6 at halftime and falling to 1-4. Kieran Cochran scored three goals and had two assists for Stevens, which also received a goal and an assist from Cullen Eaton and goals from Dan Seaman and Josh Casey.

Joe Marsinelli made 24 saves for the hosts, who visit Conval on Friday.

“He got peppered,’’ said Stevens coach Jed Hart. “We just had a really off game today. Nothing was clicking.”

Girls Lacrosse

Burr and Burton 10
Woodstock 4

Manchester Vt. — Woodstock (0-1) fell to Burr and Burton in the opening round of the Burr and Burton tournament. The Wasps trailed 8-0 at the half but outscored the hosts 4-2 in the second.

Annie Arthur scored two goals, Delaney Little and Jocelyn Werle added one apiece. Freshman Abby Kaija and senior defender Kelsey Harrington played strong games in their varsity debuts, coach Hannah Nichols said. Goalies Emma Astbury made five saves and Megan Dalton six for Woodstock, which continues tourney action on Thursday against Brattleboro.

Monadnock 7, Lebanon 4

Lebanon — Jeff Taylor scored twice and Dylan Drew and Hunter Crowe once each, but the Raiders fell to 0-5. Jake Mellish made 15 saves and Joe Rogers two for Lebanon, which visits Plymouth (4-0) on Friday.

Girls Tennis

Hanover 7, Hartford 0

White River Junction — Hanover got singles victories from Camille Henkel, Zoe Yu, Kendra McGowan, Katie Irwin and Hazuki Horiuchi. The doubles team of Liz Goss and Sophia Whitcomb also prevailed at No. 1 doubles, while the second doubles match was decided by forfeit.

Golf

MVCS 2nd

Springfield, Vt. — Mid Vermont Christian finished second in a four-team match and was led by medalist Henry Sherman, who shot a 42 to tie Springfield’s Alex Roumrill. The Eagles also received a 45 from Austin Sayers, who returned Monday night from a week on a mission trip to Guatemala.

MVCS’ other scorers were Wyatt Sheerman (47), Tony Petersen (54) and Isaac McIntire (65). Rivendell, which finished third in the competition, came in with Ryan Landgraf (46), Sam Kamel (48), Chase Andrews (50) and Sam Ivey (56).

Team scores: Springfield 183, Mid Vermont 188, Rivendell 200, Green Mountain 231.

College Softball

Dartmouth Players Honored

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth earned a pair of Ivy League honors as Hillary Hubert and Kristen Rumley received player and co-pitcher of the week honors.

Hubert earned Ivy League honors for the first time this season, while Rumley won for the fourth time. Rumley shares this week’s pitching honor with Penn’s Alexis Borden.

Hubert hit .583 (7-for-12) with seven RBIs and 14 total bases last weekend.

Rumley, a left-hander, went 3-0 against the Bulldogs and pitched two shutouts.

College Track & Field

D’Agostino Named Top Athlete

New Orleans — Dartmouth junior Abbey D’Agostino was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division I National Female Athlete of the Week, her fourth individual honor from the organization this year.

D’Agostino’s latest recognition came thanks to her record-setting 5,000-meter race Friday night at the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.

In her first 5,000 race of the outdoor season, she broke her own school record by more than eight seconds as she ran a 15:11.35, just two seconds off the fastest time in the world this year.

She not only broke her own program record of 15:19.98 set last June in the finals of the Olympic Trials, but also was the third-fastest time ever run by a collegiate runner in season. In running that time, D’Agostino surpassed the USA Track & Field “A” Standard and has qualified for June’s U.S. Championship in Des Moines, Iowa.