Local roundup: Lebanon softball sweeps wins from Souhegan, Stark

Georgia Kondi

Georgia Kondi

Lebanon High pitcher Ava Kaercher winds up against Coe-Brown during the NHIAA Division II teams' game on April 20, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. Kaercher struck out 13 Generals during a 6-5 victory. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon High pitcher Ava Kaercher winds up against Coe-Brown during the NHIAA Division II teams' game on April 20, 2024, in Lebanon, N.H. Kaercher struck out 13 Generals during a 6-5 victory. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Sean Nam

Sean Nam

Madison Willey

Madison Willey

Audrey Rupp

Audrey Rupp

Published: 04-21-2024 6:01 PM

Modified: 04-21-2024 9:20 PM

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Track & Field

Mascoma boys and girls second at Laconia meet

Key players: Georgia Kondi, Silas Jukosky, Barnaby Diehn, Braelyn Stone, Colin Myers, Gunner Currier, Tanner Moulton, Hank Delault, Emily Brewster

Highlights: Kondi (first place, girls shot put and discus); Jukosky (first place, boys 110- and 300-meter hurdles); Diehn (first place, boys discus; second place, boys shot put); Stone (first place, girls long jump; second place, javelin); Myers (first place, boys high jump; second place, boys discus), Currier (first place, boys 3,200-meter run); Moulton (second place, boys 400-meter run and long jump); Delault (second place, boys 300-meter hurdles); Brewster (second place, girls shot put)

Boys team scores: Laconia 167, Mascoma 133, Newfound 68, Profile 65, Concord Christian 35, Woodsville 34, Moultonborough 29, Mascenic 11

Girls team scores: Laconia 95, Mascoma 91, Newfound 90, Profile 45, Moultonborough 35, Concord Christian 17, Woodsville 4

Coach’s quote: “The kids did a great job adjusting to the wet conditions, which showed with the incredible amount of first- and second-place finishes we had. Georgia Kondi and Silas Jukosky were double event winners, while Barnaby Diehn (discus) and Gunner Currier (3,200 run) broke school records. We’re hoping for some drier weather soon, but the rain hasn’t stopped all of our kids from working hard and improving from meet to meet.” — Mascoma’s Rick Currier

Boys Tennis

Lebanon 9, Coe-Brown 0

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Key players: Lebanon — Augie Church-Cole, Lodi Scholtz

Highlights: Nolan Arado defeated James Larson, 8-1; Will Katz defeated Ciaran Kenner, 8-0; Kyle Hines defeated Landon Beats, 8-0; Lucas Graham defeated Max Heigs, 8-3; Lavi Halwalala defeated Luke Melanson, 8-1; Augie Church-Cole defeated Chase Lachelle, 8-0; Lodi Scholtz defeated their exhibition player, 8-0. In doubles play, Nolan and Will defeated James and Max, 8-1, Kyle and Lucas defeated Ciara and Landon, 8-4, Lavi and Lodi defeated Luke and Chase 8-2.

Records: Lebanon 3-0; Coe-Brown 1-4

Girls Tennis

Lebanon 9, Monadnock 0

Key players: Lebanon — Adaa Karanwal, Hailey Schibuola, Hannah Rich, and Mari Utell, Sophie Longacre, Laura Hines, Peyton Breedlove, Norah Falcone

Highlights: Karanwal, Schibuola, Rich and Utell were singles winners. Longacre/Hines and Breedlove/Falcone were the doubles winners. The match was the fourth in five days for Lebanon. Monadnock only fielded four players, so it forfeited matches at No. 4 and 5 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Lebanon used eight different players: four for singles and four more for doubles. Lebanon dropped only three games total in the seven matches actually played (8-0 in four matches; 8-1 in three matches).

Records: Lebanon 5-0; Monadnock 0-3

Harwood 3
Hartford 1 (ppd.)

Key players: Hartford — Samantha Fraser

Highlights: The match was stopped due the chance of inclement weather. When action was called, Harwood had won first, third and fourth singles. Hartford won a point at No. 2 singles. The No. 5 singles and two doubles teams were on court when the contest was called. Match play will resume on May 10 when Hartford travels to Harwood.

Records: Harwood 1-1; Hartford 1-0


Hartford 12, Bellows Falls 5

Key players: Hartford — Pitcher Zach Johnson

Coach’s quote: “Zach pitched well today. We need to clean up our defense behind our pitchers. Not being outside will hurt us in that department, but I expect we will be better in our next game. We took a little bit to get going but put some good at-bats together and added some pressure to BF in the fifth, scoring 11. But we need to be better on Tuesday against a very good St. Johnsbury team.” — Hartford’s Bill Vielleux

Records: Hartford 2-0; Bellows Falls 2-1

Pelham 9, Hanover 7

Key players: Hanover — Sean Nam, Wyatt Daigle, Alex Boone

Highlights: Hanover went up 2-0 in the second inning on a Sean Nam two-RBI double with two outs. Hanover loaded the bases, down 9-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning with no outs, but failed to score.

Coach’s quote: “As a team, we did a poor job at the plate getting the big hit. They gave us plenty of chances to go ahead or blow the game open, and we didn’t take advantage of it. They had two big innings that killed us. ” — Hanover’s John Grainger

Records: Pelham 3-1; Hanover 1-2

Lebanon 10, Souhegan 4

Key players: Lebanon — Declan Brandis, Bennett Hewett, Ben Achmoody, Ryan Lundrigan

Highlights: Hewett (2-for-3, two RBIs and two stolen bases) got Lebanon started in the first inning with a two-run triple. Brandis pitched 5⅓ innings (7H, 4R, 3ER, 3K, 2BB). Achmoody went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs. Lundrigan went 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Lebanon had 10 hits, 10 runs and one error to Souhegan’s seven hits, four runs and two errors.

Coach’s quote: “Bats started out hot and stayed hot all game. They stayed disciplined at the plate. Declan pitched a great; he got ahead of hitters and let his defense work. They are playing well, and it’s a great team atmosphere.” — Lebanon’s Chauncey Wood

Records: Lebanon 2-0; Souhegan 2-2

Green Mountain 13, White River Valley 9

Key players: White River Valley — Brayden Russ, Wyatt Cadwell, Jacob Benoit, Joey Ferris

Highlights: Cadwell, Ty Couture and Ferris all threw in Saturday’s loss. Cadwell led the Wildcats at the plate, going 4-for-4 on the day. Russ was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Ferris was 1-for-3 with a run and an outfield assist. Benoit was 2-for-3 on the day. Couture had three RBIs on the day and was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Zander Clark added a hit, and Finn Bailey had a hit and scored two runs for the Cats. White River Valley trailed most of the game but mounted a comeback in the bottom of the seventh when it got the tying run to the plate before being retired.

Records: Green Mountain 2-0; White River Valley 1-1

Thetford 16, Vergennes 3

Key players: Thetford — Xander Oshoniyi, JD Farrell, Tommy Amber

Highlights: Thetford had 16 hits on the day, highlighted by Oshoniyi (3-for-3, double, 4R, 2RBIs, 3 SB), Farrell (3-for-4, 4 RBIs, 3R) and Amber (2-4, two doubles, 3RBIs). Oshoniyi (4IP, 1ER, 1H, 2HBP, 9K) pitched the first four innings, with Sam Parkman (1IP, 2ER, 2H, 1K) pitching the fifth.

Coach’s quote: “Xander, Tommy and JD led the way offensively. Xander pitched well. It was a cold, early-season game.” — Thetford’s Phil Chaput

Records: Thetford 1-0; Vergennes

Lyndon 9, Oxbow 1

Highlights: Lyndon had a combined no-hitter with three different pitchers.

Records: Lyndon 1-0; Oxbow 0-2


Lebanon 13, Soughegan 1

Key players: Lebanon — Catie Bachelder, Andy Lindquist, Avelina Pentella, Rya Wykes, Ava Kaercher

Highlights: Bachelder, Lindquist, Pentella and Wykes led the offense with two RBIs each. Kaercher started and earned the win, with help from closer Wykes.

Records: Lebanon 1-1; Souhegan 0-4

Lebanon 6, John Stark 5

Key players: Lebanon — Olivia Pollard, Ava Kaercher, Catie Bachelder, Amy Dixon-Vestal

Highlights: Pollard, Kaercher, Bachelder and Dixon-Vestal led the Raiders offense by driving in four runs. Kaercher went seven innings, claiming 13 strikeouts while yielding four walks. Lebanon broke a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning, parlaying a hit batsman, a groundout and two wild pitches, the latter of which scored Rya Wykes, to upset a foe that was 14-4 last season and reached the NHIAA Division II semifinals.

Records: Lebanon 2-1; John Stark 0-3

Oxbow 14, Lyndon 0

Key players: Oxbow — Anastase Bourgeois, Hadlee Allen, Mazie Bourgeois; Lyndon — Jill Dwyer

Highlights: Oxbow had 13 hits in the game. Allen hit a solo home run, and Anastase Bourgeois hit a two-run home run. Noemi Rosa, Allen and Brooke Osgood each collected multiple hits, and Mazie Bourgeois and Phelps had three hits on the day. Anastase Bourgeois was solid in the circle.

Coach’s quote: “Anastase pitched well, and the defense was solid. I am very proud of the hard work these girls put in today.” — Oxbow’s Chuck Simmons

Records: Oxbow 2-0; Lyndon 1-1

Thetford 16, Vergennes 4

Key players: Thetford — Mckayla Stanley, Layliana Benjamin, Grace Elmer

Highlights: Thetford collected 17 hits on the day in five innings. Elmer went 2-for-4 with a home run and racked up five RBIs. Benjamin collected two RBIs with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning, ending the game. This was her first varsity hit. Stanley went 4-for-4 with a home run and collected one RBI. Stanley also pitched very well and struck out nine batters on two walks. Only four hits allowed and no earned runs allowed.

Coach’s quote: “Today was a great team win! Every player contributed at the plate and in the field. Fielding is improving every day and very proud of their performance today. ” — Thetford’s Michelle Morgan

Records: Thetford 2-0; Vergennes 0-2

Hartford 8, Bellows Falls 7

Key players: Hartford — Faith Brown, Serenitee Martel, Logan Evans, Madison Willey, Miranda Rogers

Highlights: Brown (3-for-3 with three RBIs and two doubles) delivered a double in the seventh inning to reach scoring position for Rogers’ double right after that ended up bringing home Brown for the game-winning run. Martel pitched seven strikeouts. Evans had three RBIs and Rogers had an RBI.

Coach’s quote: “First game of the season always brings the jitters, but I was proud to see how composed we were. We are working to thrive under pressure this season, and it ended up being a great game. ” — Hartford’s Danielle Tenney

Records: Hartford 1-0; Bellows Falls 2-1

Pelham 6, Hanover 2

Key players: Pelham — Caileigh Aguiar Hanover — Jess Lobb, Lily Smith, Abby Campfield

Highlights: Pelham got on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning and four in the second. Hanover rallied in the seventh inning, scoring two runs on hits by Abby Campfield, Jess Lobb, and Lily Smith.

Coach’s quote: “We had a slow start today but battled back with improved defense and strong pitching. After our first week of full games, we have shown we can compete. I have no doubt we will continue to improve. ” — Hanover’s Megan Sobel

Records: Pelham 3-1; Hanover 1-2

West Rutland 16
Windsor 3

Key players: Windsor — Cassie Clark, Mackenzie Kleefisch

Highlights: Clark was 1-for-2 on the day, had a throw-down out at third base and a single in first inning, driving in two runs. Kleefisch was 2-for-4 at the plate.

Coach’s quote: “We had a solid start to the game, scoring three runs in the first inning. We struggled to get that elusive third out in the fourth inning, and the game slipped away. We will look to clean up some fielding errors and keep our bats hot as we head to Fair Haven next.” — Windsor’s Wendy Moody

Records: West Rutland 2-0; Windsor 0-2

Girls Lacrosse

Hartford 7, Spaulding 4

Key players: Hartford — Maddie Barwood, Audrey Rupp, Nella Bowen, Dakin Kovatch

Highlights: Barwood (2 goals, 1 assist); Rupp (3 goals); Bowen (2 goals, 1 assist); Kovatch (9 saves)

Coach’s quote: “This was a hard-fought game with outstanding goalie play by Dakin Kovatch. We got into some foul trouble and had to play a man down the whole fourth quarter. Very proud of the total team effort to achieve a very low scoring/defensive victory.” — Hartford’s Heather Hartford

Records: Hartford 2-0; Spaulding 1-1