Local roundup: Stevens football enters win column

Staff Reports
Published: 9/11/2021 10:13:32 PM
Modified: 9/12/2021 10:23:55 AM

TILTON, N.H. — The Stevens High football team has a new entry in the win column.

Keyed by senior Hunter Christian and junior Jai-Lique Ribeiro, the Cardinals rumbled to a 35-8 win over Winnisquam in an NHIAA Division III contest on Saturday. Christian rushed for a pair of touchdowns of 3 and 5 yards, and Ribeiro — who had more than 100 yards rushing and receiving combined — went in from 7 yards out. The Cardinals (1-1) were up 13-0 after a quarter and 27-0 at halftime.

Also finding the end zone was junior Kaden Thyne on 10-yard pass from senior Zack Bundy. Senior Pascal Lemieux closed out the scoring with a 5-yard touchdown run.

Lemieux and sophomore Cam Cummings added conversion runs, and Aiden White kicked an extra point. Thyne and Lemieux also had interceptions..

“I am proud of the team for bouncing back with a big day, on the road again, after a tough opener at Pelham,” said Cardinals coach Paul Silva. “The offensive line was outstanding today, opening holes and allowing Zack time to throw. They don’t get enough credit but deserve it today.”

Stevens is at home against Laconia Friday night at Barnes Park.

Girls soccer Hanover 1, CVU 1

HINESBURG, Vt. — After a scoreless first half, Hanover junior Riley McGuire had an unassisted goal from the right side at the 26:50 mark for a 1-0 lead. CVU’s Chloe Pecor answered less than three minutes later with an assist from Emma Crum.

Kaye Lindsay had eight saves for the Marauders (2-3-1).

“Great work and key saves from senior Kaye Lindsay,” said coach Doug Kennedy, who also credited junior Casey Havrda, McGuire and sophomore Maeve Lee for creating lots of opportunities and “challenging CVU throughout the latter part of the game.”

Kennedy said the team played much better in the second half after a sluggish start. “Hanover dominated through the two overtimes, but couldn’t get it in. Our best effort to date. The team is starting to work together,” Kennedy said.

Nashua South comes to Hanover on Wednesday.

Thetford 4, Peoples 3

THETFORD — Senior Madi Powers broke a 3-3 tie with her second goal of the game with three minutes to go in regulation on a assist from senior Kiran Black to give the Panthers the win.

The teams were tied at halftime, with Thetford getting goals from junior Naima Bolles, Black and Powers. Junior Addie Cadwell and senior Lily Welch had assists on the day.

Junior Maddie Mousely anchored the defense, and freshman Heidi Hewes had five saves.

“A hard-fought contest between two determined teams,” said Thetford coach Dave Williams.

Thetford (2-0-0) travels to U-32 on Monday.

Fair Haven 4, Hartford 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (1-2-0) came back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game early in the second half, but a Fair Haven goal with less than a minute to play was the difference.

Seniors Beth Dobrich, Grace Pfenning and Sarah Howe scored for Hartford. Senior Nora Knudsen had two assists

“We got into an early hole today, climbed back even, but just didn’t have quite enough left in the tank at the end to close the deal,” said Hartford coach Jeff Acker.

Hartford plays Woodstock at home on Tuesday.

Boys soccer Peoples 5, Thetford 0

THETFORD — The Panthers could not convert against the defending vpa Division III champions.

“We had a solid midfield game but could break through to the goal,” said coach Ray Thorburn. “Freshman Hunter Clay had a solid game for us on defense.”

Thetford (0-2-0) travels to Lyndon on Tuesday.

Essex 1, Hanover 0

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — The host Hornets won the title of their own Jay Brady Classic on a 65th-minute goalmouth conversion from Shaka Mitra, handing Hanover (4-1-1) its first loss.

Hanover had two good chances in the closing minutes, coach Rob Grabill said. Becket McCurdy narrowly missing heading home an Eric Ringer corner kick, and Carter Guerin had a point-blank shot blocked by a diving defender.

Ty Nolon made five saves, including two spectacular denials, for Hanover. Ringer and McCurdy both made the all-tournament team.

Hanover visits Nashua South at Stellos Stadium on Monday.

Field Hockey Hartford 7, Fair Haven 0

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Senior Kaedence Brower’s two goals and two assists led the Hurricanes (3-0-0) in the win.

Also with a goal and an assist were sophomore Maddi Willey and freshman Madi Barwood. Junior Alice Piper and Dakota Smith had a goal each, and senior Chloe Jensen and junior Marina Grassi had one assist each.

“It was a beautiful day for a game and great to get everyone in and watch the next generation play” said coach Heather Scudder, who was not sure who tallied that last goal for Hartford.

Hartford plays at Lebanon on Wednesday.

Cross country Harriman fronts Raiders

DURHAM, N.H. — Lebanon’s Birhanu Harriman ran to a fourth-place finish to lead the Raiders at the Oyster River Bobcat Invitational.

Harriman’s time of 16 minutes, 43 seconds over 5 kilometers was just 17 seconds behing that of Gilford winner Patrick Gandini. Thomas Wolfe (18:36) followed in 23rd for Lebanon, which was sixth as a team.

Izzy Hastings was 27th (22:53) for the top finish by the Lebanon girls, who didn’t post a team score. Zoe Chinn, one of the Raiders’ top runners, missed the meet to take the ACT.

“Both the girls and boys for Lebanon ran particularly well on the hilly course,” coach Kevin Lozeau noted.

Lebanon’s next meet is the Manchester Invitational on Sept. 25.   

Boys team scores (top six): Concord 49, Oyster River 64, Exeter 113, Sanborn 144, Dover 155, Lebanon 166.

Girls team scores (top six): Dover 52, Hopkinton 76, Concord 88, Exeter 88, Oyster River 95, Bedford 116.

Hanover at Souhegan Relays

AMHERST, N.H. — In a relay format Souhegan High’s Freestyle Farm, the Hanover boys’ trio of three-person teams had scores of 8, 9 and 12 for a total of 29, which was good for third place in a tiebreaker loss to Souhegan among seven teams.

The girls’ relay teams finished sixth among eight teams with scores of 5, 18 and 21 for a total of 44, one point behind Nashua South.

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