Windsor’s Balch Coach of the Year

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Windsor High football coach Greg Balch has been named Vermont Interscholastic Football League Division III coach of the year after leading his team to its second consecutive undefeated season.

The VIFL announced All-League teams were divisional awards and All-League teams on Monday.

Windsor quarterback Seth Balch was named to the D-III first team, finishing his season with 1,005 passing yards and 16 pass touchdowns. Trevor Worrall (517 rushing yards, four touchdowns) was named a first team running back, as was Jake Tucker (661 rushing yards, 10 touchdowns). Dakota Page (22 catches, 283 receiving yards, six touchdowns) was named a first team wide receiver. Robert Slocum (seven catches, 222 yards, 3 touchdowns) was named to the second team. Duncan Frazer and Ben Meagher were named to the first team offensive line. Dylan Stillson was a second team offensive lineman. Gavin Harriman was an honorable mention.

Caden White, one of Woodstock’s numerous speedy running backs this fall, joined Worrall and Tucker as a first team running back with 1,009 rushing yards and nine touchdowns; Patrick Potter (814 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns) was named a second team back. Gabe Marsicovetere and Elliot Shoemaker were named first team offensive linemen. Cameron Wescott made the second team for the Wasps.

Woodstock’s Jed Astbury was named a first team punter and kicker. Micah Schlabach made the second team as a kick and punt returner.

In Division I, Hartford High quarterback Tyler Hamilton (1,037 passing yards, nine touchdowns), running backs Kody Rhodes (827 yards, nine touchdowns) and Nick Porter (1,126 yards, 12 touchdowns), fullback Hunter Perkins (598 yards, six touchdowns), wide receiver Austin Gaudette (611 yards, six touchdowns) and lineman Justin Bettis were all given first team honors. Defensive end Zach Burek was a second team selection, as was inside linebacker Reese Thompson.

Women’s Basketball

Lexie Hamilton Named NAC Player of the Week

New London — Colby-Sawyer College sophomore and Sunapee native Lexie Hamilton has been named NAC women’s basketball player of the week.

Hamilton helped lead the Chargers to a 63-51 road win at Suffolk in the team's only game this week. The sophomore netted 18 points and turned in her second double-double of the season with a team best 10 rebounds.

Colby-Sawyer (3-0) hosts Middlebury on Friday.

College Hockey

Dartmouth’s Hesler Out, Could Miss Season

Hanover — Carl Hesler, captain of last season’s Dartmouth College men’s hockey team, is not with the Big Green and could miss the rest of the current campaign for undisclosed reasons.

Hesler, who played in 94 games and produced 37 points during his first three seasons, was named the 118th captain in program history during June 2016. The forward was not in school for either the 2017 summer or fall academic terms, said Pat Salvas, the team’s sports information contact in the athletic department.

Salvas said Hesler, a Boxborough, Mass., resident, could possibly be back with the Big Green when the winter term begins in early January. He declined further comment, citing “privacy issues” on Hesler’s behalf. Dartmouth, 2-5, plays at ECAC rivals Princeton and Quinnipiac this weekend.

— Tris Wykes