Lebanon dominates ConVal in baseball opener

Published: 04-18-2024 4:33 PM

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Baseball

Lebanon 8, ConVal 0

Key players: Lebanon — Nick Brill, Jack Clary, Bennett Hewett

Highlights: Brill went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three stolen bases as Lebanon opened up with a solid win. Brill also pitched 4⅓ innings with no earned runs, two strikeouts and two hits. Hewett was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Clary was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Lebanon had eight hits, eight runs and one error to ConVal’s five hits and five errors.

Coach’s quote: “Great first game. Only the third time we have been on a baseball field, and they played well. We started out hitting the ball well, played great defense and pitched well. We are dealing with injuries early so players had to step up, and they did.” — Lebanon’s Chauncey Wood

Records: Lebanon 1-0; ConVal 0-3

John Stark 5, Hanover 1

Key players: John Stark — Jackson McBride, Freddie Mierke, Allie Muirhead

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Highlights: Mierke started and took the loss, throwing 1⅔ 2/3 innings and giving up one run, and was pulled to preserve eligibility for Friday’s matchup against Pelham. Muirhead gave up four runs (two earned) over the final 4⅔ innings. Hanover scored its lone run on McBride’s hit-by-pitch. He then went first to third on a bunt by Jake Toulmin and scored on a errant throw by the catcher.

Records: John Stark 2-0; Hanover 1-1

Girls Lacrosse

Woodstock 12, Brattleboro 7

Key players: Woodstock — Jess Baumann, Hannah Gubbins, Grace Laperle, Claudia Shoemaker, Fiona Piconi

Highlights: Baumann was in goal and had a great game with 13 saves. Shoemaker (6 goals, 1 assist), Gubbins (2 goals), Laperle (1 goal, 1 assist) and Piconi (1 goal, 2 assists) led the scoring. Lila Beckwith and Maeve Roylance had a goal each. Olivia Grasso provided an assist.

Records: Woodstock 1-0; Brattleboro 0-2

Laconia 9, Lebanon 8

Key players: Lebanon — Audrey Newton, Annie Hanna, Biff Maher

Highlights: Maddie Jewell (3 goals, 1 assist); Hadley Rich (2 goals); Lindsey Stark, Abby Auch and Angelina MacDonald (1 goal each); Drew Kantor (11 saves)

Coach’s quote: “Today was an improvement over our season opener. We still have a lot of work to do as far as our fundamentals go, but we are starting to work together as a team. We do not lack effort or hustle.” — Lebanon’s Sara Ecker

Records: Laconia 3-1; Lebanon 0-2

Softball

ConVal 3, Lebanon 0

Key players: ConVal — Sydney Borges Lebanon — Ava Kaercher, Olivia Pollard, Rya Wykes

Highlights: Lebanon’s Kaercher struck out 17 batters and walked three. Her defense made two errors. ConVal’s Borges struck out 17 and waked none and her defense made no errors. Pollard and Wykes had the Raiders’ two hits. Lebanon visits Souhegan on Friday.

Records: ConVal 3-0; Lebanon 0-1

Track & Field

Thetford boys and girls
win at Windsor

Key players: Thetford Academy — Ulysses Junker, Ben Mattern, Chase LeFevre, Luke Miller, Charlize Brown, Ava Hayden, Maya Dixon; Hartford — Bennett Moreno, Ayo Lowe, Gabe Guillette, Jack Fournier-Stephens; White River Valley — Anita Miller, Amara Calhum-Flowers, Cassandra Armstrong

Highlights: Junker set a VPA Division III record in the 100-meter dash with his time of 10.95, which is faster than the D-II record.

Coach’s quote: “This was our opening meet of the season, and we were delighted with everyone’s performances and team spirit.” — Thetford’s Emily Silver

Boys team scores: Thetford 231.5, Hartford 118, Springfield 90, Windsor 37, White River Valley 27, Sharon 16.5, MSJ 4, Mill River 3

Girls team scores: Thetford 146, White River Valley 139, Windsor 66.5, Rivendell 49, Sharon 37, Hartford 32.5, MSJ 30, Springfield 22, Mill River 10

Girls Tennis

Hanover 9, Londonderry 0

Key players: Hanover — Ally Lee, Julia Lawe, Shayna Rockmore

Highlights: Great doubles play by Rockmore and Sophia Costa in a sweep of the Lancers.

Coach’s quote: “Impressive play for the third match in three days to start the season.” — Hanover’s Liz Murray

Records: Hanover 3-0; Londonderry 1-3