Local roundup: Hanover girls tennis blanks Nashua South in tourney opener

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Published: 5/28/2021 10:49:27 PM
Modified: 5/29/2021 3:51:19 PM

NASHUA, N.H. — The Hanover High girls tennis team opened the NHIAA Division I playoffs on a strong note, defeating Nashua South, 8-0, in a preliminary round match on Friday.

Hanover (9-4) won all its matches convincingly; the closest individual score was 8-3 in sophomore Emilia Torresani’s singles win and in senior Lyric Wilson and junior Natalie Feyrer’s doubles decsion.

Junior Eleanor van Aalst earned Hanover’s lone shutout win in singles. Wilson and senior Carly Miles and both won, 8-3, in singles. Sophomores Mackenzie Liu and Noura St. Hilaire each won, 8-2, in singles.

In doubles, van Aalst and Miles teamed up for an 8-2 win. Liu and St. Hilaire led 5-2 when their match was called because of rain.

Hanover will face Bishop Guertin on the road in the quarterfinals on Monday.

BASEBALL Windsor 7, Springfield 2

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Windsor (4-8) closed its regular season with a road victory.

The Yellowjackets led for the entire game after going up 3-0 in the first inning. They added a run in the second and scored another three in the fourth.

Johnny Clark pitched four innings of no-hit baseball, giving up one unearned run via an error while striking out five batters. Ethan Belvin pitched the final three innings, surrendering one earned run on two hits and one walk with two strikeouts.

Belvin had a strong game at the plate as well, going 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and one run scored.

“Johnny and Ethan threw very well tonight, and our defense was pretty good,” Yellowjackets head coach Jamie Richardson said. “We took too many strikes at the plate and were not as aggressive as I like, but did enough to get the win.”

Stevens 16, Fall Mountain 1

LANGDON, N.H. — Stevens (8-5) won the annual Kirby Cup game.

This was the Cardinals’ second straight win and sixth out of their last seven to wrap up the regular season. It’s their fifth win over Fall Mountain out of the last six meetings.

Stevens scored three runs in the first inning to set the tone and exploded in the fourth for 11 runs.

“It was great to win the Kirby Cup. The kids really wanted this one,” Cardinals head coach Paul Silva said. “Owen (Taylor), being a senior, wanted the ball and threw a great game, retiring the last nine batters in order. And he was just as good at the plate with the four hits, and four runs batted in.”

Taylor pitched a complete game, giving up one earned run on four hits and no walks while striking out three. Junior Zack Bundy, sophomore Colby Shepard, and sophomore Ty Theriault all had two-hit games. Shepard chipped in four RBIs.

Rivendell 21, Proctor 14

ORFORD — Rivendell (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak Friday at home.

Wyatt Underhill had the big day for the Raptors, going 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, three stolen basesand five runs scored. Garrett Stever (4-for-5) and Ty Newman (3-for-5) also excelled at the plate.

Rowan Halsey Leckerling earned the win in relief, soldiering through three innings with four strikeouts despite being spiked on a sixth-inning play at the plate.

SOFTBALL Conant 5, Newport 2 (5)

JAFFREY, N.H. — Newport (9-4) played just five innings on the road before inclement weather prevented any further comeback attempts.

Newport and Conant had a doubleheader scheduled Friday, but were only able to complete the first affair.

Tigers freshman Tanya Sanchez pitched all five innings, striking out seven while allowing one walk. Sanchez also scored Newport’s only run, scoring from second on a sacrifice bunt.

Newport will open the playoffs on Wednesday by hosting the winner of Monday’s Monadnock-Kearsarge game.

Stevens 6, Mascoma 0

CLAREMONT — Stevens (9-2) got back on track at home after Thursday’s loss.

Mascoma (6-6) snapped a two-game winning streak to close the regular season.

Mascoma junior Maggie Morse finished 2-for-3 with a triple.

“The girls are not walking off the field feeling a loss, they are feeling like tonight was a win,” Mascoma assistant coach Jason Labore said. “A month ago, Stevens beat us by 27 runs. Tonight, we held them to six runs. Our bats were good, but Stevens made incredible plays.”

The Royals will face Lebanon on the road to open the playoffs Monday. The Cardinals will host Bow on Monday in the first round.


WAITSFIELD, Vt. — Hartford (15-1) picked up its third straight win and sealed the top seed in the Division II playoffs by beating Green Mountain Valley.

Senior Zoe Pfeiffer led the Hurricanes with three goals. Senior Jasmine Jenkins recorded a team-high four assists. Junior Elliot Rupp and freshman Addison Cadwell each finished with one goal and one assist. Senior Ryelee Potwin assisted two goals. Junior Caroline Hamilton scored two, and Sophie Howe scored one. In goal, senior Bailey Cameron saved 13 shots.

Lebanon 14, Keene 6

KEENE, N.H. — The Raiders (11-3) rolled over the Blackbirds to conclude their regular season.

Ella Longacre had a team-high five goals for the Raiders, who received hat tricks from Catherine Cole (assist) and Sydney Gonyea. Maddie Jewell and Molly Smith set up four goals. Kayla Taber struck twice with an assist, and Cassidy Adams also scored. Lena Nowell recorded 11 saves.

Lebanon opens the NHIAA Division III tournament at Kearsarge on Monday night.

BOYS LACROSSE Hartford 10, Milton 5

MILTON, Vt. — Hartford (10-4) won its sixth game out of its last seven.

“Great team win against a very well-coached Milton team,” Hartford head coach Grant Whiteway said.

Sophomore Joseph Barwood led the way with six goals for the Hurricanes. Junior Aidan Boonyaharn scored two goals. Junior Chris Pierce scored one and assisted another. Senior Carter Nalette assisted two goals. Freshman Ezra Mock added one goal, and junior Gordon Willey and sophomore Blaine Gour each recorded one assist.

Hartford will conclude its regular season Saturday at Stowe.

Monadnock 14, Stevens 5

SWANZEY, N.H. — The Cardinals dropped their season finale. Stevens will not participate in the postseason, having reached an agreement with the NHIAA to field five middle schoolers this spring in order to have a roster.

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