Local roundup: Thetford’s Marshia tosses no-hitter to top Oxbow

  • Ethan Marshia

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Published: 5/22/2021 11:42:34 PM
Modified: 5/23/2021 9:49:27 PM

BRADFORD, Vt. — Two of Thetford Academy baseball’s three losses this season have been no-hitters. On Saturday at Oxbow High, the Panthers were finally on the right side of that feat.

Junior Ethan Marshia dominated against the Olympians, holding them hitless in a 4-0 Thetford win. Two walks and an error separated Marshia from a perfect game. He struck out eight in his complete-game no-hitter.

“Ethan pitched extremely well today,” Panthers head coach Phil Chaput said. “He mostly used his fastball to keep Oxbow hitters off balance early and used his breaking ball in the late innings to continue to keep them off balance.”

This was Thetford’s first no-hitter in Chaput’s 10 years of leading the program.

Senior Jackson Kingsbury hit an RBI single in the third inning to give Thetford (9-3) a lead, and he then came around to score. Sophomore Jacob Gilman and freshman Justin Robinson hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the sixth inning for insurance runs.

Oxbow (3-9) is at home against White River Valley on Monday. Thetford is home to Lake Region on Tuesday.

White River Valley 22, Mill River 0 (5)

SOUTH ROYALTON — Dominic Craven pitched five solid innings, giving up one hit with no walks and eight strikeouts, and several players contributed to the strong offensive effort as the Wildcats remained unbeaten.

Catcher Tyler Ballentine led the way at the plate with a triple, homer and five RBIs. Wes Trombly drove in four runs, Alex Lober had two hits and two RBI and Carder Stratton was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.

The Wildcats (11-0) are home to Blue Mountain on Tuesday.

Bellows Falls 11, Woodstock 1 (6)

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (4-7) fell to Bellows Falls for the second time this season.

Woodstock hits the road for its net game at Springfield on Tuesday.

Hartford 11, Williamstown 1 (5)

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (11-0) kept rolling at home.

The Hurricanes scored one run in the first, second and third innings for a modest 3-1 lead. They then batted around in the fourth and scored four times, adding four more runs in the fifth.

Senior Jacob Dwinell had a 2-for-4 night with a two-RBI triple and two runs scored. Junior Nick Martin went 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Junior Colin Vielleux went 2-for-3 with a hit by pitch and one run scored. Junior Noah Arsenault finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Senior Cameron Tucker also had a two-hit game.

Marcin Gaudette started on the mound for Hartford. He threw three innings, giving up the one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Zach Johnson gave up one hit and struck out three in two shutout innings in relief.

The Canes will host Fair Haven on Monday.

SOFTBALL Oxbow 15, Blue Mountain 2 (5)

BRADFORD, Vt. — Oxbow (10-1) avenged Tuesday’s loss to Blue Mountain during Saturday’s senior day home game.

Blue Mountain grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Oxbow struck back with two in the bottom half and never looked back.

Oxbow eighth grader Anastase Bourgeois put up a strong start in the circle, recording 11 strikeouts. She enjoyed a three-hit game offensively as well.

Senior Aspen Longmoore also had three hits. Freshman Hadlee Allen and senior Emma DeGoosh each recorded two hits.

“We rebounded great today from the loss the other day,” Olympians head coach Chuck Simmons said. “We came out hungry and it showed. Anastase was on in the circle and the girls backed her up all the way. We hit with power today. I’m proud of the effort.”

Oxbow’s next game is Tuesday at U-32.

Hartford 31, Randolph 13

RANDOLPH, Vt. — Hartford (3-7) earned its most lopsided victory of the season.

The Hurricanes trailed 6-1 after the first inning, but they came back with nine runs in the second to pull ahead.

Madison Willey enjoyed a big game, going 5-for-6 with a double, a triple and three runs scored. Senior Alecia Thompson finished 2-for-4 with a triple, a walk, a hit by pitch and three runs scored. Senior Cassidy Beisler went 2-for-2 with four walks and five runs scored. Junior Hailie Defabiis also scored five runs.

Freshman Logan Evans started in the circle for Hartford but was relieved by sophomore Marina Grassi in the second. Grassi threw two shutout innings, and freshman Miranda Rogers took over for the final two innings.

The Canes will return home Tuesday to face Mount Anthony.

Green Mountain 17, Woodstock 5 (6)

CHESTER, Vt. — Woodstock (0-7) couldn’t hold on to a 3-0 first-inning lead.

Green Mountain tied the game in the bottom of the first. Each team scored once in the second before Green Mountain took off in the third, batting around and scoring seven times.

Sophomore River Miles went 3-for-4 in the leadoff spot for Woodstock with three runs scored. Junior Emma Tarleton also enjoyed a multi-hit game with one run scored and two RBIs.

The Wasps are back in action on Monday at home against Randolph.

White River Valley 38, Mill River 10 (5)

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats stayed undefeated with the win and improve to 12-0.

WRV is home to Bellows Falls on Tuesday.

BOYS LACROSSE Lebanon 12, Pelham 9

PELHAM, N.H. — The Raiders rallied from five down to move to 4-8 on the season.

Ahead by one at the half, Lebanon pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Goals scorers for Lebanon were C.J. Childs, Alisdair Macphail, Hunter Grant, Noah Mekus and Griffin Auch.

Lebanon visits Monadnock on Tuesday.

Woodstock 10, Burr & Burton 2

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (8-2) won its second straight game.

Junior Keaton Piconi paced Woodstock with five goals and one assist. Senior Parker Kuhnert scored three goals and assisted two. Senior Field Willis finished with one goal and two assists. Junior Colby Eaton added one goal, and junior Corey White and senior Louis Mills chipped in one assist each.

Woodstock will face Champlain Valley away on Monday.

GIRLS LACROSSE Mount Abraham-Vergennes 11, Hartford 9

VERGENNES, Vt. — The top-ranked Hurricanes lost their first match of the season to the second-ranked Commodores.

Zoey Pfeiffer, Jasmine Jenkins and Elliot Rupp had two goals each for Hartford (12-1). The other three goals were scored by Addison Caldwell, Chloe Jensen and Reilly Slusser. Bailey Cameron made 13 saves.

Hartford is back in action Monday on the road at Stratton.

Lebanon 6, Pelham 4

LEBANON — An outstanding performance in goal by Lena Nowell and an overall strong defensive effort led the Raiders to the home win.

Nowell made 17 saves on 21 shots while the offense got a pair of goals from freshman Maddie Jewell. Kayla Taber, Sydney Gonyea, Ella Longacre and Catherine Cole also scored. Molly Smith had three assists for Lebanon (10-3)

The Raiders finish the season at Keene on Friday.

BOYS TENNIS Woodstock 5, Mount Anthony 2

BENNINGTON, Vt. — After dropping its first two singles matches, Woodstock rallied to win the rest and improve to 7-2.

Danny Drebber, Noah Anderson and Max Hambsch each won in two sets and Jake Singelais and Nate Satterfield also won their doubles match in straight sets. It was the first varsity win for Singelais. The second doubles was won in a forfeit.

Cooper Dorsogna lost a marathon singles match 0-6, 6-3, 16-14.

“Woodstock’s depth paid dividends,” head coach David Miles said. “They continue to exceed my expectations.”

Woodstock finishes the season Monday at home against Rutland.

TRACK AND FIELDTA at St. Jay meeet

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Thetford Academy competed in a meet at St. Johnsbury Academy along with Bellows Falls and Spaulding, as well as a few competitors from Oxbow.

Thetford’s Knute Linehan won the long jump (20 feet, 8 inches) as well as the triple jump (40-0½). Riley Burkins, Max Higgins, Carter Banks and Tobin Durham brought home the 200m-200m-400m-800m relay in 3:56.10.

On the girls’ side, Thetford’s Sam Spelan, Layla Hanissian, Jada Rich and Kiran Black won the 4x100m relay in 55.60 seconds. Rich, Charlize Brown, Madison Powers, and Madelyn Durkee won the 4x200m relay in 1:54.10. Brown, Powers, Hanissian and Durkee also won the 4x400m relay in 4:31.30.

Powers, Hanissian, Durkee and Abby Egner won the 200m-200m-400m-800m relay in 4:41.80. Spelman, Powers, Black and Brown also won the 4x100m shuttle hurdles in 1:12.90. Durkee also won the long jump (14-4½).

Oxbow’s lone victory in the meet belonged to Sophia Hayes, who won the javelin with a 27.85-meter throw.

Up next for Thetford is the state meet on Saturday at Windsor.

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