Upper Valley soccer standouts noticed for field and classroom work

  • Rivendell's Moria Haehnel. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) vn

  • Lebanon's Logan Falzarano. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) vn

Staff Reports
Published: 7/27/2020 9:28:03 PM
Modified: 7/27/2020 9:35:25 PM

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon High’s Logan Falzarano and Rivendell Academy’s Moria Haehnel are heading off to college with one final honor to their collective credit.

Falzarano and Haehnel were each named an academic all-American by the United Soccer Coaches organization late last week. The award recognizes soccer standouts from around the country for both their on-field and classroom work.

Falzarano propelled the Raiders to the NHIAA Division II state finals last fall on the strength of a 19-goal, 18-assist campaign, one that eventually netted selection to the Twin State Lions Cup. The midfielder posted a 4.67 grade-point average as a senior and is scheduled to join the men’s soccer program at Johns Hopkins University this fall.

Haehnel oversaw the defense for Rivendell girls soccer, helping the Raptors to reach the VPA Division IV state final back in November for the first time since 2010. The Orford resident amassed a 4.50 GPA in her senior year and will be heading to Brigham Young University this fall. Haehnel is the second member of her family to receive national USC academic recognition, following older sister Quenla in 2016.

BASEBALL Dartmouth pitchers in majors

HANOVER — Two former Dartmouth College pitchers are on major league rosters at the outset of the 60-game coronavirus-shortened season, both of them 2012 graduates.

Kyle Hendricks began his seventh big-show campaign with the Chicago Cubs on Friday night, throwing a 3-0 shutout of Milwaukee at Wrigley Field. Hendricks’ effort was the first complete-game shutout by a Cubs pitcher since 1974.

Former teammate Cole Sulser landed on the Baltimore Orioles’ roster as a reliever, news he learned on Wednesday.

Sulser grabbed his first career save on Sunday, throwing the final two innings of a 7-4 defeat of Boston at Fenway Park.

AUTO RACING Siemons wins at Bear Ridge

BRADFORD, Vt. — Tanner Siemons cut into Jason Gray’s Sportsman Modified momentum, taking the division’s feature race on Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway.

Gray had won three of the first four features of the season, but Siemons grabbed the checkers ahead of Walt Hammond and Gray in last weekend’s main event. Cody Gregoropoulos (Sportsman Coupes), Will Hull (Midgets), Jason Porter (Four Cylinders) and Eric Lundblad (Enduro) also claimed victories.

The Sprint Cars of New England join Bear Ridge’s weekly divisions for this Saturday’s 6 p.m. show.

Riendeau wins CMP duel

CLAREMONT — Chris Riendeau outdueled four-time winner Dave Greenslit for his first Street Stock win of the season to highlight Friday night’s racing at Claremont Motorsports Park.

Despite the runner-up finish in the feature, Greenslit remained comfortably in front of the division on a night that saw Late Model Sportsman driver Aaron Fellows remain undefeated and Kodi Sabins win his sixth Pure Stock feature of the summer. Matt Boucher (Mini Stocks), Paul Colburn (Six Shooters) and Brett Meservey (Pro-4 Modifieds) also picked up victories. Angelo Belsito took the 100-lapper for the Granite State Pro Stock Series in caution-free fashion.

Friday’s 7 p.m. show will feature a pair of 35-lap Modified races and the third round of the summer’s Enduro series.

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