Woodstock Sophomore Shines; Canes Stunned
Thetford — Woodstock sophomore Carmen Bango placed seventh of 602 runners from across the Northeast at yesterday’s Woods Trail Run at Thetford Academy.
Bango — who won last year’s Vermont Division II championship race as a freshman on the same course — finished the 5-kilometer Dan Grossman Trail course in 20 minutes, 18.53 seconds.
Also in the Seed 1 race, Hanover’s Finley Doyle was 22nd (20:57.39), Woodstock’s Lindsey Stuntz was 37th (21:24.44) and Lebanon’s Nell Houde was 48th (21:46.84).
Woodstock’s girls placed 12th overall; Hanover was 22nd.
In the Seed 2 race, the Marauders’ Liza Goss was 22nd (23:10.89), the Wasps’ Kathryn Bassette was 30th (23:27.69) and Hanover’s Kaiya Adam was 40th (23:43.20).
Defending Vermont D-III champion Randolph placed three in the top 50 of the Seed 3 race, led by Addie Luke-Currier (3nd; 24:36.15).
Brittany LaFreniere (48th; 24:59.43) and Kaitlyn Sargent (49th; 24:59.74) weren’t far behind.
Woodstock’s Kristin Ramsey (fourth; 24:49.16) and Alyssa Rivera (ninth; 25:35.80) led the Wasps in the Seed 4 race, followed by Windsor’s Hannah Achilles (19th; 26:07.97) and Elizabeth Turco (29th; 26:36.06) and Oxbow’s Eliza Russ (41st; 27:13.08).
Thetford senior Autumn Cornelier won the Seed 5 race in 25:26.98, with South Royalton’s Sarah Dunkle (third; 26:49.23) and Panthers’ teammate Jessie Shannon (eighth; 27:50.96) also in the top 10.
Autumn Eastman of runner-up Champlain Valley was the girls’ medalist, winning the Seed 1 race in 18:32.
On the boys’ side, Hanover’s Garrett Ruley (28th; 17:47.39) and Felix Herron (57th; 18:18.56) ran well in the Seed 1 race behind overall winner Christian Alvarado (16:04) of Fairfield (Conn.) Prep.
Thetford’s Ian Mundy (19:24.44) was 39th, while Hanover’s Issac Jacobs (51st; 19:33.81) and Rivendell’s Christian Parenti (53rd; 19:36.82) were just outside the top 50.
Woodstock’s Chris Chase (21st; 19:46.87) led Upper Valley runners in the Seed 3 race, followed by Oxbow’s Brian Fay (31st; 20:06.76) and Tannr Allard (44th; 20:25.48).
The host Panthers placed three in the top 50 in the boys’ Seed 4 race, including Sage Whitecloud’s 12th-place time of 20:46.95. He was trailed by teammates Christian Jones (40th; 21:45.18) and Josh Jacobs-Rebhun (46th; 21:50.69).
Randolph’s Ernie Craney (sixth; 21:48.80) and Adam Craney (25th; 23:20.83) had strong outings in the Seed 5 race.
Boys team scores — 1. South Burlington 60; 2. East Greenwich (R.I.) 77; 3. Fairfield (Conn.) Prep 211; 4. Coe-Brown 260; 5. Timberlane 290; 6. Souhegan 313; 7. Champlain Valley 330; 8. Mount Mansfield 378; 9. White Plains (N.Y.) 408; 10. E O Smith (Conn.) 418.
Girls team scores — 1. Coe-Brown 50; 2. Champlain Valley 60; 3. Essex 160; 4. St. Johnsbury 173; 5. E O Smith (Conn.) 178; 6. Souhegan 198; 7. Winnacunnet 280; 8. South Burlington 320; 9. Burlington 378; 10. White Plains (N.Y.) 432.
Laconia 4, Mascoma 0
West Canaan — The Royals fell to 1-10.
“It was a quick transition game, a lot of back-and-forth,” said Mascoma coach Tanya Rej. “We got some nice shots off. It was a tremendous effort by the entire team.”
Nick Perez stopped 20 shots for the Royals, according to Rej.
Mascoma plays at Stevens on Tuesday.
West Rutland 3
Whitcomb 2 (2 ot)
West Rutland, Vt. — The Golden Horde scored with 90 seconds remaining in the second overtime as the Hornets fell to 2-7-1.
Zak Gillette and Benedikt Augustine scored for Whitcomb, Gillette assisting on the latter after his unassisted tally in the first half.
Derek Gendron and Spencer Taylor combined for six saves for the Hornets, who play at Concord on Tuesday.
Spaulding 3, Hartford 2 (ot )
Quechee — The Crimson Tide scored less than a minute into overtime as the Hurricanes fell to 1-8.
Junior Colby Frechette tallied her first varsity goal for the Canes, assisted by Maraiah Palmer.
Palmer later added a penalty kick to tie the score 2-2 and force overtime.
The contest was a makeup of a game suspended because of stormy weather last month. The Tide had led 1-0 in that game late in the first half, but the game was restarted yesterday.
Katie McGrath made five saves for Hartford, which hosts Rutland on Monday.
Souhegan 1, Lebanon 1
Lebanon — Sophomore Jill Dion scored on a header 25 minutes into the game, but the Sabers scored with 20 minutes left in regulation to tie it.
Rachael Townsend (direct kick) and Georgia Houde assisted on the goal for the Raiders (3-5-2), who received outstanding defensive play from Townsend and Sierra Rogers.
The Raiders host Trinity on Tuesday.
Plymouth 50, Lebanon 11
Lebanon — Grayson Hardy’s 43-yard field goal in the second quarter highlighted the Raiders’ homecoming day loss to the unbeaten Bobcats (5-0).
Hardy’s kick made it 14-3 and broke Jim Damren’s previous team record of 41 yards, set in 1981.
Matt Stebbins scored from 3 yards out for the Raiders’ lone touchdown in the fourth quarter. Ryan Milliken added the 2-point conversion.
Lebanon (1-4) plays at Hanover on Friday in the annual Principals Cup.
Mount Abraham 36, Oxbow 21
Bristol, Vt. — The Olympians fell to 2-4.
Running back Quinten Mahikoa played QB in the second half and helped the O’s get on the board after trailing 36-0 at halftime.
Mahikoa hit Jordan Eastman with a 20-yard scoring pass, then ran for a pair of 2-yard scores on QB sneaks to make it 36-21.
Randy Snelling went 3-for-3 on extra points for Oxbow, which hosts Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.
St. Johnsbury 19, Hartford 18
St. Johnsbury, Vt. — The Hurricanes (3-3) dropped a heartbreaker to the Hilltoppers (2-4).
It was poor day in the kicking game for the Canes, who went 0-for-2 on extra points and missed a 40-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Hartford also failed a 2-point conversion attempt in the fourth after a pair of delay-of-game penalties pushed the Canes back from the 2-yard line to the 12.
“That’s on me,” said Hartford coach Mike Stone, who lost to St. Johnsbury for just the second time in 27 years leading the Hurricanes. “(The offense) didn’t get the play in time and that can’t happen.”
Hartford hurt itself with 10 penalties and two turnovers, including a St. Johnsbury interception in the end zone on the Canes’ first possession.
“It’s time to get back to basics,” Stone said. “I think we might be trying to do too much with the experience that we have.”
Pat Libuda (20 carries, 120 yards) scored two rushing touchdowns and Nick Torino found the end zone once for the Canes.
Hilltoppers quarterback Colton Hudson threw for 150 yards and three touchdowns, including a 27-yard scored Jarrett Bridges with less than three minutes left.
Harftord hosts Mount Mansfield on Friday.
Stevens 1, Newport 0 (ot)
Newport — The Cardinals’ Hannah Scott scored five minutes into overtime to lift Stevens (5-4) over the Tigers. Savannah Ferland assisted.
Cassandra Cutts made five stops for Stevens; Leah Peel made four for Newport (5-4).
The Cards host Littleton on Monday; Newport hosts Derryfield on Tuesday.
Kearsarge 0, Mascoma 0 (ot)
West Canaan — The New Hampshire Division III rival Cougars and Royals played through 60 minutes of regulation and a 15-minute overtime, only to end in a scoreless stalemate.
Mascoma is 2-7-1; Kearsarge 1-7-2.
“We had so many opportunities, particularly in the second half,” said Royals coach Amanda Valliere. “We made a big push offensively with 10 minutes left, but couldn’t finish.”
Jordan LaCroix made four saves for Mascoma, which hosts Hanover on Monday.
Kearsarge plays the fourth of a five-game road swing Tuesday at Newfound.
Rutland 3, Woodstock 0
Woodstock — Natasha McPhee had a goal and an assist as the Raiders (6-4) sent the Wasps to 1-9.
The Wasps host Hartford on Wednesday.
Engineers’ Simano Wins Flight
Salem, n.h. — Woodsville’s Mayghan Simano championed the second-tier Medal Flight on the back nine at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands, shooting an 8-over-par 43 to edge Hillsboro-Deering’s Emma Moore by three strokes.
Kesarge’s Laura Rodgers shot a 53 for sixth place, followed by the Engineers’ Rainie May (56) and Brooke Simano (66).
Bishop Guertin’s Chelsea Sedlar won the 18-hole Championship Flight with a 5-over 76.
Tilton, n.h. — The Tigers finished sixth of 13 teams at the inaugural NHIAA bass fishing championship tournament on Winnisquam Lake.
Newport’s boat reeled in five combined large- and small-mouth bass, registering a total weight of 10.48 pounds.
Prospect Mountain captured the event, its seven fish totaling 21.18 pounds more than six pounds heavier than Exeter, which also caught seven.
All 48 of the fish caught were released alive.
Team Scores — 1. Prospect Mtn. 21.18; 2. Exeter 15.17; 3. Moultonborough 12.38; 4. Bedford 11.92; 5. Con-Val 11.41; 6. Newport 10.48; 7. Milford 6.30; 8. Bp. Brady 5.14; 9. Kingswood 4.25; 10. Hillsboro-Deering 3.73; 11. Winnacunnet 3.19; 12. Alvirne 2.45; 13. Merrimack 0.00.