Local roundup: Newport boys near first NHIAA track title

  • Jagger Lovely

  • Ryder Lovely

  • Marius Edwards

Staff Reports
Published: 5/26/2021 10:58:50 PM
Modified: 5/27/2021 4:15:19 PM

Staff Reports

GILFORD, N.H. — The Newport High boys track and field is on the cusp of its first NHIAA state championship.

The Tigers were leading Wednesday’s Division III state meet at Gilford High when it was suspended because of rain with two events left. Newport has 64 points, leading second-place Kearsarge by 14.

Mascoma and Stevens also competed in the meet at Gilford High. Mascoma is in ninth place with 19 points, and Stevens is 13th at 14 points.

Newport senior Marius Edwards won the discus with a throw of 127 feet, 1 inch. He also placed second in the javelin with a 152-foot-7-inch throw. Senior Jagger Lovely won the 300-meter hurdles in 43.42 seconds. Senior Ryder Lovely won the 200 dash in 23.82 seconds.

Newport’s quartet of Chase Hamilton, Eric Wilkinson and the Lovely brothers won the 4x100m relay in 45.19 seconds. Stevens finished second in that race in 45.66 seconds.

Mascoma senior Gabe Rock took home first place in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.46 seconds. Rock also finished second in the 200 dash (24.35).

The boys meet is scheduled to finish on Saturday with the triple jump and long jump remaining on the program. Newport’s Edwards ranks fourth in the former, while Mascoma’s Ian Moulton ranks fifth in the latter. Kearsarge is the defending state champion.


Hartford 17, Milton 4

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford High senior Zoe Pfeiffer passed the 200-point milestone in her record-setting career for the Hurricanes.

Hartford (13-1) won its second straight game, as Pfeiffer recorded seven points on five goals and two assists.

“This is an impressive milestone for Zoe, but also for the program,” Hurricanes head coach Heather Hartford said. “She has been a leader on the offense since she was a freshman. A very unselfish, true team player who has put a lot of time in during the offseason, which has paid dividends.”

Freshman Addison Cadwell scored three goals off the bench for Hartford. Junior Elliot Rupp scored two goals and assisted two more. Senior Jasmine Jenkins recorded one goal and one assist. Junior Chloe Jensen added two goals. Senior Davan Murphy added two assists.

The Hurricanes wrap up their regular season Friday at Green Mountain Valley School.


Woodstock 17, Brattleboro 1

BRATLEBORO, Vt. — Woodstock (11-2) won its fifth straight game.

Thisat wrapped up the regular season for the Wasps, who await their playoff seeding next week.


Hartford 5, Windsor 2 (2, susp.)

WINDSOR — Hartford (12-0) built an early lead at Windsor (3-8), but inclement weather forced an early ending. The game will not be made up.

The Hurricanes are back in action Thursday at St. Johnsbury. Windsor will face Springfield on the road on Friday.

Hanover 5, Lebanon 0 (3, susp.)

HANOVER — Hanover (12-0) saw its attempt to clinch an undefeated regular season momentarily thwarted by Mother Nature, as HHS and Lebanon had to stop play in the third inning.

The teams are trying to make up the game on Thursday.


Lebanon 12, Hanover 3 (3, susp.)

HANOVER — Lebanon (3-9) held a comfortable lead over Hanover (2-9) when their game was suspended because of rain.

The contest will resume Thursday.

Hartford 34, Bellows Falls 33

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford (4-8) outlasted Bellows Falls in a wild affair that lasted 3½ hours.

The Hurricanes trailed, 12-2 after one inning but dropped a 16-run rally on the Terriers in the third. The contest went back and forth from there.

Marina Grassi and Logan Evans split the pitching, with Grassi earning the win by leaving the bases loaded with BF baserunners in the seventh. Evans helped out with two inside-the-park home runs.

The Hurricanes will hit the road to face St. Johnsbury Thursday.


Woodstock 4, Brattleboro 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (6-6) were able to complete three individual matches before thunderstorms ended play, and they won one more by forfeit. Three matches finished incomplete.

Sophie Nisimblat won 6-0, 6-0. Chloe Masillo and Meridian Joy-Piper each earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Woodstock will learn about its playoff seeding next week.

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