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Local roundup: Lebanon golf sweeps at Eastman

  • Roy Shapard, left, and Alex Blish, right, of Lebanon, follow the trajectory of a competitor's ball during a match with Conant and Monadnock at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, N.H., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Lebanon won the match with 71 points over Monadnock's 53 and Conant's 47 with Shapard and Blish tying for first place with Monadnock's Gabe Hill, all contributing 19 points. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to Valley News photographs — James M. Patterson

  • Lebanon golf coach Matt Dancosse, left, talks with Zach Bitler, right, before he steps up to the tee on the 17th hole of Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, N.H., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Bitler shot a 48, contributing 14 points to Lebanon's win. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Alex Blish, of Lebanon, hits up to the green over the water on 11 at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, N.H., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Blish shot a 43, contributing 19 points to Lebanon's win. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to James M. Patterson

  • Gabe Hill, of Monadnock, finished in a three-way tie with Lebanon's Roy Shapard, left, and Alex Blish, at Eastman Golf Links in Grantham, N.H., on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to James M. Patterson

Staff Reports
Published: 9/30/2021 11:09:28 PM
Modified: 10/1/2021 7:11:14 PM

Staff Reports

GRANTHAM — Buoyed by the play of Roy Shapard and Alex Blish, the Lebanon High golf team swept a three-school match on Eastman Golf Links’ par-35 back nine on Thursday to maintain its position near the top of the NHIAA Division III standings.

Shapard and Blish both amassed 19 Stableford points to share medalist honors with Monadnock’s Gabe Hill. Sean Miller posted 17 points and Nate Stark had 16 for the Raiders, who got at least 14 points from six of their seven golfers and are now 15-1 on the season and trail only Bow and Pelham (both 18-1) on the D-III ladder.

Lebanon wraps up the regular season on Tuesday, meeting Pelham, Sanborn and host Bishop Brady at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord.

Team scores: Lebanon 71, Monadnock 53, Conant 47.

Hartford-Windsor tops Woodstock

QUECHEE — A combined Hartford and Windsor team topped Woodstock by 10 strokes in a match on the front nine of the Lakeland course at the Quechee Club.

Hartford’s Joseph Barwood won medalist honors with a 3-over-par 38 in cold, windy conditions on the exposed Lakeland track. Woodstock’s Owen Kross was just behind with a 39. The Hartford duo of Jaden Poirier (41) and Matt Tsouknakis (44) also had solid rounds.

Windsor’s Gavin Martin and Woodstock’s Will Coates each carded 45. The Wasps also had Ethan Dean with a 46, Chris Bradley with 48 and Jake Carey with 56. Lee Bevis shot 50 for Windsor.

Team scores: Hartford-Windsor 168, Woodstock 178.

Stevens tops two

LACONIA, N.H. — The Cardinals’ depth proved to be a winning recipe in a match at Laconia Country Club.

Five different players scored at least 10 Stableford points for Stevens, led by Reeve Wilkinson and Cedric Allen with 18 each. CJ Naugler and Ian Gersberg each added 16 points. Aubree Herzog chipped in with 10 points.

Evan Rollins won the medal with 25 points for host Laconia.

Team scores: Stevens 68, Bishop Brady 49, Laconia 40.


Hanover 2, Windham 0

WINDHAM, N.H. — Hanover got a small measure of revenge for a loss to Windham in last season’s NHIAA Division I semifinals by going on the road to take down the Jaguars.

Eric Ringer got things started for Hanover in the 14th minute, scoring on a cross from Jacob Kubik-Pauw. Hanover would outshoot Windham, 13-1, in the first half but led just 1-0 at the break.

The insurance goal came just two minutes into the second half when Oscar Miller redirected a shot by Kubik-Pauw into the back of the net. Ringer and Miller are now tied for the team lead with five goals each.

Keeper Ty Nolon was required to make just one save for the win, but the one was a diving stop in the second half to preserve the shutout. Hanover (8-2-1) is off until it hosts Londonderry on Thursday.

Rivendell 3, Leland & Gray 0

ORFORD — The Raptors (6-3-1) bounced back from a tough loss by shutting out the Rebels.

Chris Pierce scored the first goal for Rivendell with an assist to Garrett Stever. Atheer Rasheed followed with a goal on a rebound of a Josiah Welch shot. Gabe Wright-Swain then headed home a missed defensive clear for the third goal.

“Tuesday’s loss to Sharon (a 4-1 defeat) was a huge turning point for us, and we are better having played them,” Rivendell coach Kevin Brooker said. “The boys responded and played some really good soccer today.”

Keeper Carter Bacon made three saves for the Raptors. Brooker praised the defensive work of Keo Hallmartell along with the attacking play of freshmen Will Knowles and Rowen Lockerling.

Rivendell hosts Bellows Falls on Tuesday.

Sharon 4, West Rutland 1

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. — Normally the Phoenix’s backup goalkeeper, Jack Doris made the most of some rare field time, taking a Daniel Henderson pass and driving it home for his first varsity goal to highlight Sharon’s win over the Golden Horde.

Henderson finished with a goal and two assists, and Riley Eastman accounted for Sharon’s other two goals. Sam Simone also had an assist. Goalie Parker Bogardus was required to make just one save for the victory.

Sharon is now 6-1-0 on the season and is off until hosting Arlington on Oct. 8.

Montpelier 6, Thetford 0

THETFORD — The Panthers trailed just 2-0 at halftime against a very skilled Montpelier team.

“We just ran out of gas in the second half,” Thetford coach Ray Thorburn said.

Keepers Justin Robinson and Gus Byrne combined to make nine saves for the Panthers, who visit Randolph on Wednesday.

Girls Soccer

Hartford 2, Brattleboro 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (3-4-1) picked up a quality win in front of a packed crowd in their annual breast cancer awareness game.

The Canes scored both goals in the first half, with Izzy Sirois and Sarah Howe finding the back of the net. Goalies Erin Thompson and Sydney Stillman combined to lead a good effort by the Hartford defense to slow the Colonels’ attack.

Coach Jeff Acker also singled out center backs Jenna Jasmin and Katie Blood for helping limit Brattleboro to just two shots on goal.

“The girls played with a lot of energy tonight under the lights and in front of a huge home crowd. It was a great atmosphere and a great high school sporting event,” Acker said.

More than $500 was raised for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center through donations at the gate by those in attendance. Hartford is now off until Thursday when the Canes hit the road to play Fair Haven.

Newport 4, Hinsdale 0

NEWPORT — Riley Skarin had two goals to lead the Tigers (3-3-0) in a shutout at home.

Torrey Williams added a goal and two assists for Newport. Bella Coffin scored once. Cassie Sanborn and Emma O’Conner also had assists.

Newport goalie Zeta Morris anchored a strong defensive effort, saving three different breakaways in the first five minutes alone. Coach Gary McCall also praised the backline work of Aura Parker, Alicia Urista and Cheyenna Hunnum.

Newport hosts Holy Family on Monday.

Field Hockey

Mascoma 8, Littleton 0

WEST CANAAN — Ann Buffington and Kylie Rogers had three goals and an assist each to lead the Royals (1-8-0) to an emphatic first win of the season.

Morgan Towne added a goal and three assists. Chloe Crate had one of each, and Mackenzie Labore chipped in an assist. Coach Jenn Hammond praised the defensive pair of Hailey Miller and Kara Miller.

“The entire team played a great game today,” Hammond said. “We executed our offense and capitalized on scoring off corners and post plays. I’m hoping to use this win as motivation moving into the weekend as we face Bishop Brady. Beating them would be huge for us.”

Mascoma hosts Bishop Brady on Saturday at 10 a.m. for homecoming. The Royals lost to the Giants, in overtime, in the de facto NHIAA Division III state title game last season.

Stevens 15, Franklin 0

CLAREMONT — Brianna Frisbee had six goals to pace the Cardinals (4-3-0) over the Golden Tornadoes.

Izabela Eitapence added two goals and three assists. Sofia Aldecoa and Kirsten Martel each had two goals. Richelle Girard and Sara Faro each had a goal and an assist. Emily Stevens had one goal. Aldecoa and Cameron Ferland had one assist each.

Stevens visits Bishop Brady on Monday.

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