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Local roundup: Windsor softball cruises past Otter Valley

Published: 5/5/2021 1:35:34 PM
Modified: 5/5/2021 1:35:33 PM

BRANDON, Vt. — Windsor High softball took care of business Tuesday at Otter Valley, picking up a 20-6 win in five innings.

Windsor (4-2) rode a 12-run second inning, in which the Yellowjackets batted around twice, to a big lead and never looked back.

Junior Peyton Richardson turned in a solid start for Windsor, striking out seven while giving up just four hits. Senior Hannah Wood led the way at the plate with a 4-for-4 day with a home run, a double, three RBIs, and three runs scored. Senior Paige Kleefisch went 2 for 4 with two singles and three runs scored. Senior Adi Prior went 2 for 4 with a double, five RBIs and three runs scored.

The Yellowjackets return home on Saturday to face Fair Haven.

SOFTBALLOxbow 13, Lake Region 3

BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow (4-0) kept the ball rolling Tuesday at home.

Lake Region grabbed an early two-run lead, but Oxbow came back later with a six-run fourth and five more in the fifth.

Oxbow freshman Faith Eastman had a big day with two hits and five RBIs. Sophomore Makenna Simmons collected a team-high three hits. Sophomore Laila Ellsworth and freshman Lily Lahaye both recorded two hits.

The Olympians will host Randolph on Saturday.

White River Valley 20, Bellows Falls 3 (5 innings)

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — White River Valley (6-0) has won five of its six games by double-digits.

WRV put up nine runs in the fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

Senior Fiona Vaillancourt picked up 13 strikeouts while giving up just three hits. Offensively, Vaillancourt got three hits, including a home run. Senior Blake Southworth also recorded three hits, including two doubles. Senior Chelsie Trask, senior Toni Turner, senior Hannah White, and freshman Tanner Drury all added two hits.

The Wildcats come back home for their next game against Otter Valley on Thursday.

BASEBALL Thetford 15, Oxbow 7

THETFORD, Vt. — Thetford (3-1) racked up 18 hits in its victory over Oxbow (2-5).

Thetford junior Ethan Marshia pitched four innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Marshia also had a solid game at the plate, going 2 for 4. Senior Jackson Kingsbury went 4 for 5 with three RBIs. Junior Ryan Malloy enjoyed a 2-for-4 game with a double and a home run. Senior Logan Brinkman and freshman Justin Robinson both finished 3 for 4.

“We swung the bats well today,” Panthers head coach Phil Chaput said. “We played solid defense behind Ethan. It was a well-rounded team win.”

Thetford will face Randolph at home on Thursday. Oxbow’s next game is also against Randolph, as they play Saturday.

Hartford 5, Lyndon 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (5-0) managed to win despite getting outhit 5-2.

The game was tied 1-1 until Hartford broke it open in the fifth inning thanks to three walks and two Lyndon errors.

Senior pitcher Alex Bushway was in command for Hartford. He pitched six innings, surrendering the one run on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Senior Cam Tucker closed it out in the final frame.

The Hurricanes will look to keep their unbeaten record when they host Mount Mansfield Union on Thursday.

Lebanon 18, Sunapee 7

LEBANON — Lebanon (4-2) avenged Monday’s loss to Sunapee with its big win Tuesday.

The Raiders scored their 18 runs on 10 hits. Freshmen Bennett Hewett and Zach Aldrich stepped up for Lebanon, with a combined seven RBIs. Senior starting pitcher Jon Carrier threw three innings of one-hit baseball, picking up seven strikeouts along the way.

“Our freshmen got hot tonight and the rest of the lineup fed off that,” Lebanon head coach Chauncey Wood said. “We finally hit with runners in scoring position.”

Up next for the Raiders is a Saturday battle with Fall Mountain.

BOYS LACROSSE Derryfield 12, Hanover 5

HANOVER — Hanover High dropped its first game of the season Tuesday.

Hanover (3-1) led Derryfield 3-2 after the first quarter, but fell behind in the second quarter and couldn’t recover.

Freshman Angus Frew scored two goals and recorded one assist in the losing Hanover effort. Senior Brett Simmons also scored twice. Senior Noah Fahey added one goal and one assist, and senior Jack Badams chipped in an assist. Senior goalie Danny Pitiger saved eight shots.

Hanover and Derryfield will play a rematch on Thursday at Derryfield.

GIRLS LACROSSE Derryfield 14, Hanover 4

MANCHESTER — Hanover (4-1) dropped its first game of the year after two straight double-digit wins — and three in its first four games.

Hanover senior Caroline Adams scored two goals and assisted one. Sophomore Lauren Eller and junior Lia Naughton scored one goal each.

Hanover and Derryfield face off again on Thursday at Hanover.

BOYS TENNIS Lebanon 9, Plymouth 0

LEBANON —Lebanon (4-0) earned its second shutout of the season.

The Raiders dominated Plymouth Tuesday, winning all but two matches 8-0. Plymouth won five total games across the nine matches.

Lebanon will look to sustain momentum on Thursday in a rematch against Plymouth.

Burr & Burton 5, Hartford 1

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Hartford (0-5) was shut out for the fourth time in five matches to start the season.

The Hurricanes will try to find their first win Friday when they host Mt. Anthony.

GIRLS TENNIS Bellows Falls x, Hartford x


Hartford will host Woodstock for its next match on Thursday.

Conant 9, Stevens 0

CLAREMONT — Stevens (0-3) fell to Conant in its second home match of the season.

The Cardinals struggled to get going, winning just three total games across the nine matches.

Stevens will get another shot at Conant on Friday on the road.

Lebanon 8, Plymouth 1

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Lebanon (5-1) cruised to victory Tuesday.

Plymouth won the first match, the No. 1 singles match. Lebanon answered by winning the rest of the matches, including all three doubles matches.

The Raiders will rematch with Plymouth Thursday in Lebanon.


SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Hartford and Thetford dominated the three-way meet at Springfield on Tuesday. Springfield won just four events out of 32 total.

Thetford’s Riley Burkins won the men’s 100-meter in 12.03 seconds and the 200-meter in 24.59 seconds. Thetford’s Knute Linehan won the high jump with a 5-foot-6-inch jump and the long jump with a 19-foot-9-inch jump.

Hartford’s Eleanor Hinckley won the women’s 100-meter in 13.18 seconds and the 200-meter in 27.89 seconds. Thetford’s Madelyn Durkee finished in second in the 200-meter at 28.06 seconds, and she won the 400-meter in 1:01.20. Thetford’s Annie Hesser won the 1500-meter in 5:57.93 and the 3000-meter in 12:44.79.

Next up for Hartford is a meet at Green Mountain High on Saturday. Thetford’s next meet is at Bellows Falls on Friday.

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