Lebanon Freshman Does A Little Bit of Everything
Hanover — Lebanon’s Corrine Kennedy isn’t letting her freshman status stop her from making waves in track and field circles this winter.
The Raiders’ standout sprinter/jumper won three events yesterday, helping Lebanon place fifth out of 17 New Hampshire and Vermont schools at Saturday’s league meet staged at Dartmouth College’s Leverone Field House.
Kennedy won the 300-meter dash (41.66 seconds), the 55 hurdles (9.16) and the long jump (16 feet, 5.25 inches), and ran the second leg of the Raiders’ third-place 4x200 relay team.
Lauren Simard, Emily Kovacs and Georgia Michalovic also contributed to the relay performance. Kovacs also scored in the 300 (fifth; 45.80) for the Raiders.
Hanover was 13th as Olivia Hinch placed third in the 600 (1:45.77) and Ruby Spitz was fourth in the high jump (4-04).
Windsor placed 15th, led by Katie Comstock’s win in the shot put with a heave of 35-08.
Sharon placed 16th thanks to senior Margaret Gish’s fourth-place run in the 3,000 (11:53.40).
On the boys side, Hanover placed ninth on the heels of third-place showings by Philip Caffry (300; 38.30) and the 4x200 relay team of Konrad Mitchell, Jack Lightbody, Tim Alibozek and Joe Porter. Porter also placed sixth in the 55-meter run in 7.00 seconds.
Lebanon placed 11th, led by Will Merchant’s runner-up finish in the long jump (19-09.50) and a third-place outing from Will Merchant in the 55 hurdles (8.32).
Sharon and Thetford tied for 14th as the Panthers’ Sam Emerson was third in the high jump (5-08) and Cole Chapman sixth in the long jump (17-07). The Phoenix’ Chris Gish was second in the 3,000 (9:31.87).
The Cougars were 18th on the exploits of Reed Bell’s fifth place in the (55 hurdles, 8.67).
Boys team scores: 1. Merrimack 48.33; 2. Londonderry 38; 3. Fair Haven 22; 4. Alvirne 24.33; 5. Mount Anthony 20; 6. Nashua South and Monadnock 19; 8. Salem 17; 9. Hanover 13; 10. Manchester Central 11.33.
Girls team scores: 1. Mount Anthony 42; 2. Londonderry 37; 3. Monadnock 33; 4. Merrimack 35; 5. Lebanon 28; 6. Hollis-Brookline 26; 7. Coe-Brown 24; 8. St. Johnsbury 17; 9. Salem 11; 10. Manchester Central 9.
Conant 62, Lebanon 52
Keene, n.h. — The Raiders (2-2) were outscored 19-6 during the fourth quarter and lost at the Keene holiday tournament.
Kalin Sou had 10 points and Dominick Morrill had three points and eight rebounds for Lebanon.
The Orioles were 18 of 21 from the free-throw line while the Raiders were only 6 of 15.
Lebanon faces Coe-Brown in a consolation game today at 4 p.m.
Plymouth 61, Newport 46
Keene, n.h. — The Tigers trailed by just two points after three quarters before stalling out in the fourth.
Kyle Riesert scored 18 points on 9-for-9 shooting and Galvin Brickley scored 14 for the Bobcats, who outscored Newport 20-5 in the fourth to win going away.
“(Plymouth) has more depth, and they’re a big and strong team compared to what we’re used to,” said Tigers coach Steve Lavolpicelo. “We only shot 17 percent from the floor (in the fourth quarter), so the shots stopped falling for us.”
Newport (2-2, 2-0 N.H. D-III) squares off against Keene today at 1 p.m.
Union-32 63, Hartford 48
White River Junction — The Hurricanes (1-3) dropped their third straight game.
Hartford trailed at halftime, 30-17, after being outscored 20-8 in the second quarter.
“I’m not happy with the effort tonight,” said Hartford coach Steve Landon. “We have some things to figure out right now as a team.”
No one reached double figures for the Canes, though four players had at least seven points. Branson Landon and Kiefer Harrelson had nine apiece.
Hartford hosts Lyndon on Thursday.
Hazen 75, Thetford 69
Thetford — The Panthers led by four points in the third quarter but were undone by continued free-throw woes. Thetford made 20 of 46 shots from the charity stripe and have made fewer than half of their free throws this season.
The Panthers (0-3), who received 21 points from Jordan Eastman and 11 each from Randy Snelling and Matt Perry, visit Windsor on Monday.
Lebanon 61 Hollis-Brookline 38
Manchester — Heather King scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Sam MacDonald added 16 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Raiders (3-2).
Lebanon advanced to face either Trinity or Manchester Central in the championship game of the Manchester Central holiday tournament, which has been pushed back to Monday at 7 p.m. because of weather.
Chelsea 47, S. Royalton 32
South Royalton — The Royals fell to 1-3.
Summer Thompson scored 13 points for South Royalton, while Rachel Moore scored nine and Jacqueline Fulcher eight.
South Royalton is off until Jan.7, when it hosts Green Mountain.
Windsor 63 Leland & Gray 37
Townshend, Vt. — Freshman point guard Ashleay Wilcox scored 17 points, all but two of them on 3-point shots, and the Yellowjackets (3-2) won a Vermont Division III game on the road.
Junior forward Haley Wood had 14 points for Windsor, which led 19-3 after a quarter and is off until hosting Otter Valley on Friday.
Raymond 39, Stevens 28
Epping, n.h. — Alexis Melcher (11 points) and Morgan Busby (10) combined for all but seven of the Cardinals’ points as they fell to the Rams.
Busby added seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals for the Cards (2-4, 1-3 N.H. D-III).
Stevens plays its last game of the Epping Holiday Tournament today against Sanborn.
Kennett 44, Mascoma 33
Farmington, n.h. — The Royals (2-2 N.H. D-III) evened off at 3-3 overall in their final game of the Farmington Holiday Tournament.
The Royals trailed 27-12 at halftime before closing it to a two-possession game in the second half.
“We just had a slow start,” said Mascoma coach Mike Neily. “We only went 7-for-18 from the free-throw line. It would have been closer if we’d made even half of those (misses).”
Amanda Guerin scored nine points and Lindsey Thompson scored seven for the Royals, who are off until Friday against Newfound.
Ludlow (Mass.) 7 Lebanon 3
Salem, n.h. — The Raiders (1-1 New Hampshire Division II) slipped to 2-3 overall on the final day of the Salem holiday tournament.
Sophomore Cormac Coyle scored his first varsity goal and Riley Sleeper and Tate Singleton added scores for the Raiders. Tony Vaickunas and Noah Gaudette added assists for the Raiders, while Ryan Dube and Chad Fazio combined for 27 saves in net.
The Raiders gave up two power-play goals.
Lebanon returns to league play Thursday, at home against Merrimack.
Bedford 7, Hanover 1
Manchester — Ben Acker scored the lone goal for the Marauders, who fell to the Bulldogs as part of the Battle of Manchester Hockey Classic.
“(Bedford) has three solid lines and we’ve got the flu bug going through the team right now,” said Hanover coach Dick Dodds. “We had a bit of a hard time keeping up with the pace of the game, it was a pretty good pace.”
The Marauders conclude the tournament today against either Manchester Central or Merrimack at 1 p.m.
Woodstock 5, Burr & Burton 1
Rutland — Dylan Kuhn had two goals and an assist for the Wasps, who knocked off the Bulldogs int he consolation round of the Barry Van Gerbig Holiday Tournament.
Connor McCarthy, Will Gault and Braden McCarthy (assist) also scored for Woodstock, while Levi Vigh (2), Haven Lantz, Daniel Robinson and Conor Joyce all had assists.
Connor Black made 23 saves for the Wasps (4-3-1), who are off until Saturday, when they host Lyndon.
Rutland 7, Hartford 1
Rutland — Riley Horan scored off assists from Nate Lemieux and Ben Rouillard, pulling the Hurricanes into a 1-1, first-period tie, but the Raiders scored three times in the second and third periods.
Hartford (2-3-1), which got 22 saves from Richie Morrill, visits Harwood on Saturday.
Rice 6, Hartford 3
White River Junction — Caroline Miller had two goals, Meghan Boardman had a goal and two assists and Courtney Murry had two assists but the Hurricanes fell to 3-3.
Hartford, which received 23 saves from Erin Hudson, visits North Country on Monday.
Union-32 12, Woodstock 0
East Montpelier, Vt. — The Wasps fell to 0-4.
Woodstock is off until Saturday, when it plays at Stowe.