Local Roundup: Lebanon Girls Dismantle Con-Val

  • Hartford High defenseman Lucas Butterfield, right, lugs the ball upfield ahead of Rutland’s Isaac Wright (33) yesterday at Kilowatt Field in Wilder. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

    Hartford High defenseman Lucas Butterfield, right, lugs the ball upfield ahead of Rutland’s Isaac Wright (33) yesterday at Kilowatt Field in Wilder. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Purchase photo reprints »

  • Hartford High defenseman Lucas Butterfield, right, lugs the ball upfield ahead of Rutland’s Isaac Wright (33) yesterday at Kilowatt Field in Wilder. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)
Mo Moran

Mo Moran

The Lebanon High girls lacrosse team routed Con-Val 17-2 yesterday in a tuneup for one of its biggest games of the season. That contest is tomorrow at 4 p.m. against visiting Kearsarge and will serve as not only a rematch between two of the top teams in NHIAA Division III, but as a way to raise money for the Raiders’ Not in Our House fund to aid young victims of domestic violence.

The fund was started last spring following the murder of Lebanon High teacher Natalie Perriello, who allegedly was shot by her husband in their Grantham home. Raiders coach Sara Ecker encouraged her players to come up with a way to honor Perriello’s memory.

“These cases fall from the mind’s eye until the trial starts and the bad news comes back,” Ecker said. “Mrs. Perriello was like a mom to a lot of her students and starting a fund to help kids is something she would have appreciated.”

The Not in Our House fund is administered by the nonprofit WISE crisis aid organization in Lebanon and provides opportunities such as summer camp, art class enrollment or sports equipment for children affected by domestic violence.

Lebanon players will wear purple warmup shirts and socks prior to tomorrow’s game and similar shirts, bracelets and baked goods will be for sale during the contest. Donations of clothing and shoes, which will be sent to Planet Aid in return for a fund donation, will also be accepted.

Yesterday’s game featured five goals and four assists from the Raiders’ Mo Moran. Emily Perryman had five goals and two assists, Amelia Gage had four goals and two assists, Shauna Rankin-Byrne had two goals and three assists and Hallie Bergwall also scored for Lebanon, which received six saves from Erin Landy and improved to 8-3.

Boys Lacrosse

Rutland 10, Hartford 5

— John Lewis had four goals for the Hurricanes, but the Raiders led 7-1 at halftime and got a boost shortly before the break when Hartford midfielder John Borchert was ejected for his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of the game.

James Young and Gareth Stevenson each played a half in the hosts’ goal and combined for 11 saves. John Bielecki, Taylor Thompson, Kyle Kolenski and Zach Summarsell also scored for the Hurricanes (3-5).

South Burlington 8 Woodstock 7

— The visiting Wasps led for eight minutes before falling into a 7-7 tie with a minute remaining and surrendering the deciding goal with 40 seconds to play. South Burlington improved to 6-3 while Woodstock fell to 5-3.

Hunter Schmell had five goals and an assist, Oliver Kaija had a goal and an assist and Haven Lantz had a goal for the Wasps, who received 12 saves from Ben Orr and host Brattleboro tomorrow.

Kearsarge 10, Con-Val 6

Oliver Gallo had four goals and an assist and Peter Allen had four goals to lead the Courgars to victory. Robbie Lutz and Andrew Van Hooydonk also scored for Kearsarge (7-4), which received 12 saves from Will Aufranc and hosts Merrimack Valley tomorrow.

Hopkinton 13, Stevens 3

— Josh Casey had a hat trick for the visiting Cardinals, scoring all three goals while wielding a 6-foot pole. The senior midfielder tallied once unassisted and took passes from Cullen Eaton and Kieran Cochrane on the other two strikes. Joe Marsinelli made 15 saves for Stevens (2-9), which trailed 8-0 at halftime and visits Derryfield on Friday.

Merrimack Valley 17 Lebanon 9

— Trailing 14-9 early in the fourth quarter, the Raiders were penalized for a stick shorter than the allowable 42 inches and were assessed a three-minute, non-releasable penalty. The Pride scored its final three goals during that man-up opportunity.

Lebanon (1-10) received two goals and an assist from Scott Colburn and a goal and an assist each from Tate Singleton, Dylan Drew and Jeff Taylor. Ryan Damren, Phil Hwang, Lucas Gerow and Jake Mellish also scored for the Raiders, who got 13 saves from freshman netminder Joey Rogers.


Rivendell Prevails

— Henry Sherman earned medalist honors for Mid Vermont Christian by shooting a 37 at Tater Hill Golf Cours,e but the Eagles finished second to Rivendell, which was led by Luke Bell and his score of 39.

Rivendell also received a 41 from Josh Marshall, a 49 from Ryan Landgraf and a team-leading 39 from Sam Kamel. MVCS’ other scorers were Austin Sayers (42), Wyatt Sherman (47) and Liam Kusak (64).

The Raptors are next in action tomorrow at Fairlee’s Lake Morey Country Club, when they host Green Mountain, Springfield and Windsor.

Team Scores: Rivendell 168, MVCS 190, Green Mountain 201, Black River 210.

Hartford’s scorers were Zach Temple (78), Mak Lyford and Jackson Dwyer (89), Chris Bateman (91) and Mike Follensbee (99). The medalist was Burr & Burton’s Joe Shahadi, who shot a 76.

Team Scores: Rutland 325, Burr & Burton 337, Hartford 347, Mt. Anthony 375.


Williamstown 1, Rivendell 0 (9)

— The Blue Devils won the game when a runner reached first on an infield error, stole second and raced home on a two-out single. That hit was one of only four allowed by Raptors pitcher Nate Eastman, who struck out 13 batters and walked none in a standout performance.

“He was incredible,” said Rivendell coach Eric Reichert, whose team is 3-5 with four of its losses coming by a combined four runs. “His curveball was on and he was able to throw it during fastball counts. He carried us and I know the guys would have liked to score some runs. We had some opportunities and just couldn’t cash in.”

Rivendell catcher Ryan Farnham did his part, throwing out three would-be base stealers at second. Brandon Gardner had the lone hit for the Raptors, who visit Woodsville on Monday.

Stevens 8, Newfound 1

Logan Batchelder struck out 11 in a three-hitter as the Cardinals improved to 8-3. Batchelder walked two and his lone run allowed came unearned.

Don Pellerin (double), Chase Hussey and Mike Puksta all had a pair of RBIs for the Cards, while Bryar Rouillard, Trey Dansereau, Puksta and Hussey all had two hits.


Whitcomb 12, S. Royalton 3
Whitcomb 9, S. Royalton 3

Reba Hart pitched a combined 13 1 3 innings for the victorious Hornets, allowing four hits while striking out 18 Royals and walking 11.

Jonnie Thompson and Hart each had two hits for Whitcomb in the first game while Jenna Townsend and Mackenzie Delia had two each in the second contest. One of Delia’s hits was a double. Whitcomb (8-1) visits Lake Region tomorrow.

Fair Haven 3, Hartford 2

— The Hurricanes got a pinch-hit single from Jordan Schaal and a sacrifice bunt from Kayla Lancor to put the tying run in scoring position in the seventh inning, but fell to 3-7-1.

The Slaters led 3-0 after three innings and the Hurricanes answered with two runs in the fourth. Jillian Bushor drove in one run with a single and Taylor Wilson drew a walk to score the second for the hosts, who played errorless ball.

Kaitlynn Woodward allowed eight hits while striking out four batters and walking two for Hartford.

Newport 9, Hinsdale 7

Newport — Mindy Carl was 4-for-4 with two doubles as Newport defeated Hinsdale on Monday. Noelle Peterson, Steph Carl, Ally Doucette and Katrina Batista each got two hits for the Tigers.

Carl pitched four innings. She struck out four, gave up 12 hits and three runs. Steph Carl pitched the last three innings and gave up two hits while striking out three.

Williamstown 15, Rivendell 5

The Raptors outhit the Blue Devils 14-2, yet fell after their pitching issued 17 walks and three hit batsmen.

Freshmen Nicole Wurtz (4-for-4; two doubles, RBI), Taylor Acheson (two hits, two runs) and Megan Landgraf (3-for-4, run) all had productive days at the plate for Rivendell (2-6), which stranded the bases loaded twice and 13 runners overall.

The Raptors host Thetford on Saturday.

Boys Tennis

Fair Haven 4, Hartford 3

— The Hurricanes earned victories at No. 1 singles from Zach Kent, at No. 2 singles from Evan Brown and at No. 1 doubles from Andrew Files and Mark Knapp. Hartford hosts Woodstock today.

Lebanon 9, Trinity 0

— The Raiders improved to 11-1 behind shutout victories by Will Sanborn at No. 3 singles, Jacob Ryder at No. 5 singles and Donncha Coyle and Jason Lane at No. 3 doubles. Lebanon visits Hanover today.

Pelham 6, Kearsarge 3

— The visiting Cougars (2-12) closed their season with victories from Drake van Kannewurff at No. 5 singles, Jake Van Etten at No. 6 singles and the duo of Van Etten and Sam Bourcier at No. 3 doubles.

Girls Tennis

Hartford 6, Mt. St. Joseph 1

— The Hurricanes earned victories at the top four singles slots from Allyse Mullen, Ossia Dwyer, Kali Covell and Alex Fogg. Ashley Fogg and Christine Miller teamed for a triumph at No. 1 doubles and the Mounties forfeited at No. 2 doubles.

Hartford (3-8) hosts Woodstock today, the third of five matches in as many days this week.

Track and Field

Ludew Takes Three

Raiders senior Kelly Ludew captured both hurdles sprints and the long jump during yesterday’s Last Chance Meet at Lebanon High School.

Ludew won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.9 seconds and the 300 in 48.6. Her long jump was 15 feet even.

Also winning for the Raider girls were Emily Kovacs (200 dash; 27.7), Kelsie Atwater (pole vault; 9 feet even), Heather King (triple jump; 32-9.75), Moriah Morton (shot put, 31-10.5) and Haylay Perron (discus; 68-04).

Hanover got wins from Hannah Mahon (high jump; 5 feet even), Siobhan Seigne (javelin; 83-6) and the 4x100 relay team of Karina Lukovits, Katherine Vincelette, Katrina Menard and Melanie Subbiah (52.2).

On the boys side, Hanover’s Jermiah Leonard won both the long jump (17-6.5) and triple jump (37-04) while teammate Christopher Stocken took both the discus (109-5) and javelin (129-10).

Lebanon got wins from Martin Gradijan (800; 2:07.5) and Galen Moynihan (high jump; 6 feet even). Hartford sophomore Jason Hebert won the 400 in 1:01.10.

Auto Racing

Canaan Race Rescheduled

Canaan — Last weekend’s postponed Subway Fresh Fit 150 has been rescheduled to Sunday, Aug. 11, as part of a tripleheader weekend at Canaan Fair Speedway.

The weekend kicks off on Aug. 9, with a Canaan Fair dirt event, followed by the NASCAR Crate Mods with a pair of 25 lap main events at Cannan’s asphalt track on Aug. 10.

Sunday’s race starts at 1:30 p.m.

College Rowing

Dartmouth Captain
Named to U-23 Camp

Princeton, n.j. — Dartmouth senior lightweight crew captain Josh Konieczny earned a spot at the USRowing Under-23 Lightweight Sweep Camp, it was announced Monday.

Konieczny, a four-year member of the lightweight crew team, was a member of the first varsity eight that earned silver medal honors at the 2012 IRA National Championship and is a two-time All-Ivy selection.

The Ohio native is one of 12 athletes that have been accepted into the camp, which will be held in Philadelphia and West Windsor, N.J.


This article has been amended to correct an earlier error. The following correction appeared in the Thursday, May 16 edition of the Valley News.

Rivendell freshman golfer Sam Kamel shot a team-leading 39 over nine holes at the Tater Hill Golf Course on Tuesday to help the Raptors defeat Mid Vermont Christian. Kamel's score was incorrect in yesterday's local sports roundup.