High School Roundup: Canes Give a Lights-Out Show

  • Hartford's Nick Porter. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Thetford's Casey MacVeagh. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

  • Thetford's Lily MacVeagh. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Published: 9/16/2017 11:38:26 PM
Modified: 9/16/2017 11:41:20 PM

South Burlington, Vt. — In between a five-hour heat delay and a problem with the lights, the Hartford High football team ran all over Rice for a 42-7 victory on Saturday.

Originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff, the game was delayed due to an 83.5-degree game-time temperature. Vermont Principals Association rules state game-time temps must be 81 or below, so the teams waited. The game was soon moved to South Burlington High School, with the kickoff finally happening at 5:15 p.m.

The Hurricanes scored early and often, building their 35-point lead through three quarters with darkness approaching. The lights did not come on at 7 p.m. as planned, so the game was called. The day full of oddities then concluded when the lights came on as the teams were already changing for the drive home.

Quarterback Tyler Hamilton made plays on both sides of the ball, throwing for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 7-for-9 passing. Hamilton also ran for 92 yards and returned a fumble on defense for 62 yards and a touchdown.

Nick Porter led the Canes with 137 yards rushing. Kody Rhodes had 63 yards on 11 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Austin Gaudette had three receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. Zack Burek added 15 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Hartford (2-1) looks to return to a normal schedule when its hosts Rutland on Friday night.

Stevens 50, Newfound 24

Bristol, n.h. — Damon Roy and Baylor Rozzell each ran for more than 100 yards to lead the Cardinals (2-1) over the Bears.

Roy ran for three touchdowns, scoring from 1, 3 and 13 yards. He also added a pair of 2-point conversions. Rozzell added a pair of touchdowns, contributing to a strong finish to the first half.

Newfound scored and converted for two points to narrow the score to 24-8 in the final minutes before half. The Cardinals’ final possession before halftime swung the momentum back when Rozzell scored from 42 yards out. Stevens led 30-8 at the break and never looked back.

Joe Desilets added a 1-yard touchdown run. Sophomore Matt Jones had his first varsity touchdown, scoring from 20 yards out. Lucas Mudge had a reception for a 2-point conversion.

“Overall, I’m really pleased,” Stevens coach Paul Silva said. “We needed to come out and have a good game. Credit has to go to our line. We asked them today to take control of the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball, and they really opened up some big holes.”

Senior captains Aiden Cahill, Nick Stone and Brendan Bean along with sophomore center Tucker Derosier did the bulk of the heavy lifting in the trenches for the Cardinals. Stevens hosts Newport on Friday night.

John Stark 26, Lebanon 21

Weare, n.h. — The Raiders made it a one-score game on a Ryan Sullivan touchdown in the final minute but saw their comeback attempt come up short when they couldn’t recover the ensuing onside kick.

Lebanon trailed, 20-13, at halftime, and the Generals made it 26-13 when they scored early in the third quarter. There it remained until Sullivan was on the receiving end of a Jon Willeman touchdown pass with 47 seconds left to play. The Raiders closed to within five points after Matt Eylander’s 2-point conversion run to set up the potentially decisive onside kick.

Eylander scored the first two Lebanon touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. Outside of a pair of John Stark touchdown drives on short field position, Lebanon coach Chris Childs saw a lot to like on the defensive side.

“In the second half, we made some nice adjustments and got more pressure on the quarterback. That made a difference. We just gave up some big plays and had some mental mistakes that cost us,” Childs said.

The Raiders (1-1) host Hanover on Friday night.

Monadnock 49, Mascoma 0

Swanzey, n.h. — The Royals (1-2) came out on the short end against one of the top teams in NHIAA Division III. Mascoma hosts InterLakes-Moultonborough on Saturday.

Boys Soccer

Woodstock 2, Mill River 0

Clarendon, Vt. — Wasps midfielder Isaac Emory broke a scoreless tie five minutes into the second half, and Emilio Montano added an insurance goal five minutes later to lift Woodstock to its second win of the season.

Min Purvis and Kyle Weirether finished the game with assists. Owen Tarleton and Steven Bianci made a combined four saves. The Wasps (2-1-1) travel to Northfield on Monday.

Sharon 2, Craftsbury 1

Craftsbury, Vt. — Josh Amodeo scored the game-winner 15 minutes into the second half as the Phoenix stayed perfect through their first three games.

Freshman midfielder Tom Bissaillon put Sharon on the scoreboard in the 35th minute of the first half, tying the game 1-1. Olly Skeet-Browning and Cole Ward finished the game with assists. Dillon Butner made two saves.

Sharon hosts Cabot on Monday.

Windsor 5, Black River 2

Ludlow, Vt. — Hunter Grela had two goals and an assist to lead the Yellowjackets to a victory in the consolation game of the Josh Cole Tournament.

Adam Stapleton added two goals, both coming off corner kicks. Dan Cardillo also scored, Dylan Hodgdon and Justin McKendrick each had assists and keeper Eli Milligan had four saves.

Windsor (2-3) hosts Stevens on Wednesday.

Girls Soccer

Woodstock 3, Springfield 0

Springfield, Vt. — Madison Rieger, Alexa Tsouknakis and Addie Gray scored in the second half to lift the Wasps to their first victory of the season.

Sadie Kuhn, Annabelle Lessard, Faye Stevens and Olivia Marsicovetere provided assists. Woodstock head coach Greg LaBella praised his defensive corps of Olivia Brooks, Audrey Eggum, Alice Sperber and Tierney Dugan for their stellar play in the shutout. The Wasps (1-2) travel to Oxbow on Tuesday.

Thetford 4, Harwood 1

Thetford — Sisters Lily and Casey MacVeagh each scored twice to keep the Panthers perfect through their first four games.

Thetford opened the scoring with two quick goals midway through the first half before Harwood retaliated, making it 2-1. With less than a minute left in the half, Lily MacVeagh headed a cross from Casey to re-establish a two-goal lead. Casey later added to it in the second half with a shot from distance.

Panthers goalkeeper Danielle Robinson made two saves. Grace Davis, Hannah Davis, Lily Brown and Sophie Williams played a strong defensive game. Thetford travels to Montpelier on Tuesday.

Hartford 1, Fair Haven 1 (2 ot)

Fair Haven, Vt. — Hartford junior Alice Dwyer scored the Hurricanes’ only goal, tying the game in the 75th minute.

Morgan White finished the game with three saves. Hartford (2-2-1) travels to Mill River on Friday.

Hazen 5, Oxbow 4

Hardwick, Vt. — Melanie Neil finished the game with two goals as Hazen came alive with three goals in the second half to hand the Olympians their third loss of the season.

Zoe Barton and Emma Parkin scored for Oxbow (2-3). Mason Tomlinson made two saves. Hazen’s Natalie Forster-Pudvah also scored twice and had an assist.

Oxbow hosts Woodstock on Tuesday.

Craftsbury 4, Sharon 1

Craftsbury, Vt. — The Chargers took control on their home field, dropping the Phoenix to 2-2.

Sophia DiGuiseppe scored for Sharon in the final minute with an assist from Novah Conway off a corner kick. Keepers Rory Livingston and Emma Sawyer combined for 10 saves.

The Phoenix play host to Cabot on Monday.

Hillsboro-Derring 4, Newport 0

Hillsboro, n.h. — Keeper Anna Pysz (22 saves) and the Tigers defense had a busy afternoon against the Hillcats.

“We couldn’t get offense generate at all, and (Hillsboro-Deering was) pumped up for their homecoming,” Newport coach Jon Hamel said. “I’m very proud of the girls. Every single game their skills are improving, and they’re always playing better in the second half (of games).”

Keagan Halleck, Haley McNamara, Alyssa Burr and Rachel Stark all had strong games, according to Hamel.

Newport (1-5) visits Bishop Brady on Saturday.

Field Hockey

Bellows Falls 4, Hartford 0

White River Junction — The Hurricanes dropped to 1-2 despite a strong defensive showing against one of the top teams in Vermont D-II.

“We’re a young, rebuilding team, and Bellows Falls is probably the best team we’re going to see all year,” Hartford coach Heather Scudder said.

The Terriers broke the game open with four goals in the second half, two by Molly Kelly. Freshman Hartford goalie Bailey Cameron made 23 saves in what Scudder called an outstanding performance. Defenders Caitlin Gaudet, Morgan Fisk, Emily Ballou and Michalea Ricker also had strong games.

The Canes (1-2) visit Woodstock on Tuesday.

Monadnock 1, Stevens 0 (ot)

Swanzey, n.h. — Cardinals goaltender Tess Whitney made what Stevens head coach Patty Deschaine called her “best save of the season” on a hard shot from the top of the circle, but Stevens fell to 3-3 in overtime.

Clara Avery played a strong defensive game for the Cardinals, who couldn’t seem to find the net despite a strong second half.

Stevens travels to Hopkinton on Monday.

Girls Volleyball

Hanover 3, Somersworth 2

Somersworth, n.h. — The Marauders won a five-set thriller on Friday night, 25-16, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25 and 15-12.

Junior Bri Edler made her debut on the front row and had three hills. Sophia Baron had four digs in the deciding fifth set.

Bella Collins and Lauren Gemery continued their strong play, with Collins providing tough serves and touch passes while Gemery was strong defensively to shutdown the Hilltoppers’ strongest hitter. Hanover hosts Gilford on Monday.

Cross Country

Hanover Third at Bobcat Invite

Durham, n.h. — The Hanover boys and girls teams both finished third at the Bobcat Invitational, hosted by Oyster River.

Trevor Siegel led the Hanover boys in fourth with a time of 19 minutes, 4 seconds, on the 5-kilometer course. Diego Aspinwall was 10th (19:21.6), Eric Goodney was 12th (19:25.5) and Carter Auch finished 13th (19:26.6). Lebanon’s Nathaniel Brown was 36th. Oyster River’s Myles Carrico won in 17:58.9.

Sage Gilbert-Diamond paced the Marauders in the girls race, finishing seventh in 23:09. Teammate Bridget Meehan was 10th in 23:44.3, Catherine Bregou was 11th in 23:48.6 and Geneva Leuven took 34th. Lebanon’s Maria Goodwin finished 62nd.

Oyster River had a perfect team score of 15 in the girls race, claiming the top-five spots overall. Madeline Barretto won in 22:26.

Girls team scores: Souhegan 15, Oyster River 62, Hanover 68, Winnacunnet 92, Kennett 169, Hopkinton 188, Pembroke 202, Spaulding 213, Dover 214, Lebanon 265.

Boys team scores: Oyster River 25, Winnacunnet 54, Hanover 55, Campbell 132, Kennett 157, Kingswood 215, Dover 219, Trinity 219, Lebanon 310.

Woodstock Boys, Oxbow Girls Run Well at U-32

East Montpelier — Oxbow senior Izzy Giesing finished eighth and Woodstock freshman Riley Shepherd placed ninth at the U-32 Invitational.

Giesing finished the 5-kilometer varsity race in 21 minutes, 38.55 seconds. Woodstock’s Grace Vollers took 22nd (22:50.15), Oxbow’s Tyrus Rosten placed 34th (23:26.03) and Hartford’s Katie Trombley finished 70th (26:30.29).

Shepherd, on the boys side, finished in 18:09.68, and Woodstock teammate Matthew Bassette finished close behind him in 18:15.86, in 11th place.

Oxbow’s Keelan Durham finished in 35th place (19:12).

Girls team scores: St. Johnsbury 58, Mt. Mansfield 84, Harwood 85, BFA-St. Albans 107, Colchester 112, U-32 160, Northfield 163, Missisquoi 177, Milton 229, Montpelier 231.

Boys team scores: U-32 33, Colchester 93, Harwood 102, St. Johnsbury 114, Mt. Mansfield 128, Woodstock 203, Middlebury 209, Lyndon 250, Stowe 272, Montpelier 290.

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