Local roundup: Dartmouth athletics administrator accepts Vanderbilt job; Stevens and Hanover win on the links

Staff Reports
Published: 9/15/2020 10:06:28 AM
Modified: 9/15/2020 10:06:27 AM

HANOVER — Dartmouth’s executive associate athletics director for varsity sports is headed to Nashville.

Dr. Kristene Kelly will serve as Vanderbilt’s deputy athletics director for internal affairs, senior woman administrator and liaison to the Title IX office, dean of students and other campus offices.

Kelly arrived in Hanover in 2018 after two years as athletics director at Keene State College. Her first 18 months with the Big Green were spent as the senior associate athletics director before being promoted to executive associate athletic director and overseeing all varsity sports for the then 35-sport program.

“I will forever treasure the time I spent at Dartmouth,” Kelly said in a Vanderbilt news release. “However, this was an opportunity that, when presented, was not something my family and I could turn down.”

GOLF Stevens sweeps past Raiders

NEW LONDON — Stevens golfers posted three of the day’s four lowest rounds to sweep a four-school match from Lebanon, Sunapee and Kearsarge at Lake Sunapee Country Club.

The Cardinals’ Dylan Adamovich had his best round of the early season, shooting 3-over-par 38 on Lake Sunapee’s front nine. Teammate Finn Allen took second (40), and the Cards’ Reeve Wilkinson shared third with Sunapee’s Jackson Sheele at 41.

Zach Bitler and Nate Stark shot matching 47s to pace Lebanon (3-5).

“It was a tough day for our players,” Lebanon coach Matt Dancosse said. “The challenge of the wind and a new course made things difficult for our players. It was a great learning experience.”

C.J. Naugler shot 45 to round out the scoring for Stevens (7-1). Roy Shapard (50) and Alex Blish (51) also scored for Lebanon.

Team scores: Stevens 164, Kearsarge 193, Lebanon 195, Sunapee 206.

Marauders top FM

NEWPORT — The Marauders (4-0) packed all four scoring rounds into a one-shot swing to beat Fall Mountain in a head-to-head match at Newport Golf Club.

Playing the par-35 front nine, No. 2 Spencer Lawe and No. 4 Dylan Japp led the way for Hanover with matching rounds of 8-over 43. No. 1 Ben Plottner, No. 3 Natalie Morhun and No. 5 Casey Graham followed up at 44.

Fall Mountain’s Mitchell Cormier won his third individual medal in three start, joined at 6-over 41 by teammate Kaylee Litner. Hanover hosts Kearsarge and Stevens at Lake Morey Country Club in Fairlee on Thursday.

Team scores: Hanover 174, Fall Mountain 191.

AUTO RACING Fellows’ CMS streak ends

CLAREMONT — Aaron Fellows’ bid at a second straight undefeated Late Model Sportsman season fell victim to mechanical issues from an opening-lap crash in the highlight development from Friday’s action at Claremont Motorsports Park.

Fellows sustained damage to his air dam in a pileup at the outset of the 50-lap feature. The veteran driver, who had won his last 26 LMS starts at Claremont, fought his way to the front by lap 24 but pitted shortly thereafter because of overheating. Ryan Bell took advantage of the situation, passing Ben Poland on a late restart for the victory and moving within 32 points of Fellows in the LSM standings with one race left in the year.

Friday’s other winners included Dave Greenslit (Street Stocks), Hayden Grenier (Mini Stocks), Kodi Sabins (Pure Stocks) and Dustin Thibodeau (Six Shooters). Claremont will be dark this Friday, returning for Championship Night on Sept. 25.

Simmons, Hodge break through at BRS

BRADFORD, Vt. — Richie Simmons and Jeremy Hodge recorded their first feature wins of the season on Saturday night at Bear Ridge Speedway.

Simmons prevailed in the Sportsman Modified division, ending points leader Jason Gray’s four-race win streak. Simmons beat out Matt Lashua and D.J. Robinson for the victory; Gray took fifth and sustained only minimal damage to his division lead.

Hodge took his first Sportsman Coupe feature of the season in the night’s other big development. Tad Kingsbury was third and Josh Harrington fifth, further tightening what had been a 13-point Harrington lead in the standings over Kingsbury entering the night.

Matt Piper (Late Models) and Mike Stender (Dirt Stockers) also won, as did Buddy Welch and Jason Porter in separate 20-lap main events for the Four Cylinders. The Midgets and Sprints will return for a full card of racing on Saturday night.

SUMMER BASEBALLPost 22 prep tryouts

LEBANON — Lebanon Post 22 will hold a tryout for next summer’s 14U Prep program on Sunday on Jim Wechsler Field at Eldridge Park.

The Prep program is geared toward 13- and 14-year-olds in middle school and is designed to be complementary to school ball. The team will play weekend doubleheaders from April to June until the middle school season ends before joining the New Hampshire American Legion’s Prep league for the summer.

Players coming to the tryout will be required to follow coronavirus-mitigation procedures and will be required to wear a face mask to and from the field. Social distancing will be enforced on the field during the tryout, which will run from 3-5 p.m. If a second tryout is required, it will be held on Sept. 27 at Eldridge, also from 3-5 p.m.

For more information, contact Pete St. Pierre at jgsandpgs@aol.com.

RECREATIONSprouty going virtual

SHARON — The month’s 10th edition of The Sprouty is being held in virtual form.

The race included a 5K run/walk and a 10K run. Participants may sign up for the 5K (cost: $15) or 10K (cost: $20) before running or walking the distance either outdoors or on a treadmill, recording their time and submitting it, if desired, to runsignup.com.

The event is a fundraiser for the Sharon Elementary School’s Farm-to-School program. Runners, donors, sponsors and volunteers last year combined to raise $4,000, which went toward purchasing local foods for the school lunch program, new equipment for the school kitchen, and outdoor clothing and gear for students to use for the school’s forest and garden activities.

The virtual participation window is open through Sept. 28. Visit www.thesprouty.com for more information or to register.

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