Local roundup: WRV girls basketball wins sixth straight game

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Published: 02-02-2023 9:35 AM

SOUTH ROYALTON — Junior guard Tanner Drury scored 19 points, senior forward Ella Perreault added 16 and senior guard Jillian Barry had 15 as the White River Valley girls basketball team routed visiting Bellows Falls, 65-31, on Wednesday night.

"Another well-rounded game," WRV coach Tim Perreault said. "Great energy and focus tonight. Freshman Olivia Tuller (six points) is really starting to get comfortable in her game and giving us good minutes on both ends of the floor."

The Wildcats (9-3) extended their winning streak to six and will look to make it seven at powerful West Rutland on Friday. The Golden Horde defeated WRV, 57-40, on Jan. 10.

BOYS BASKETBALLMid Vermont Christian 87, Proctor 30

QUECHEE — Joel Roberts had 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead the Eagles over visiting Proctor on Wednesday. The senior guard also had five rebounds and six assists.

Junior guard Abel Goodwin added 21 points and 12 assists for Mid Vermont, along with eight boards. Sophomore Carson Meloon chipped in with 18 points. MVCS had seven scorers before halftime, and all but one player scored in the game.

"We played a great, complete game and got everyone in on the action," Eagles coach Erva Barnes said.

MVCS (12-3) is at Arlington on Saturday.

Oxbow 76, Craftsbury 37

BRADFORD — The Olympians cruised over the Chargers, winning their first game since the season opener on Dec. 9. Oxbow (2-11) plays Craftsbury again, this time on the road, on Saturday.

Thetford 63, Randolph 33

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RANDOLPH, Vt. — The Panthers allowed 19 points in the first quarter, after which they trailed by three, then held the Ghosts to just 14 the rest of the way. Thetford had a 16-2 edge in the second quarter.

Sophomore forward Boone Fahey led the visitors with 15 points and sophomore guard Hunter Clay had 13. The Panthers (9-2) are at Peoples on Friday — Thetford defeated the Wolves, 55-36, on Monday.

Windsor 53, Otter Valley 49

WINDSOR — Senior guard Maison Fortin scored 29 points as the VPA Division III Yellowjackets defeated the D-II Otters, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

Windsor (4-9) hosts Woodstock on Friday.

BOYS HOCKEYHartford 9, Woodstock 3

WOODSTOCK — Seniors Connor Tierney and James McReynolds each posted a hat trick to lead the Hurricanes to a road victory over the rival Wasps. Junior Nate Clark and sophomores Logan Caffrey and Nick Daniels had a goal apiece as well.

Daniels and seniors Blaine Gour and Ozzy DeFelice all picked up two assists for Hartford, while Tierney, junior Ezra Mock and senior Joseph Barwood had one each. Junior Davey Bradley and senior Sean Kellier combined for seven saves.

Senior Will Coats scored twice for Woodstock, and junior Griffin Picconi also tallied.

The Hurricanes (11-3) are at Middlebury on Saturday, while the Wasps (3-9) host Burlington on the same day.

John Stark-Hopkinton-Hillsboro-Deering 2, Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal 1 (OT)

WEST LEBANON — The physical Raiders (1-11) weren’t rewarded on the scoreboard, despite their best effort of the season. Tad Stokes’ laser shot from the left point zipped just under the crossbar and inside the far post three minutes into extra time.

The General Hawks (4-8) opened the scoring in the first period, finishing some tic-tac-toe passing in the offensive zone. LSMR’s Paddy Clancy scored on a second-period breakaway, part of an outstanding game by the junior wing. Keegan Dannehy earned the assist.

Evan George made 24 saves, several with sudden flashes of his glove. The Raiders host Hollis Brookline-Derryfield (7-4) on Saturday, their third of four contests in six days.

Keene 4, Hanover 1

KEENE, N.H. — The Bears trailed, 3-0, after the first period and could never recover. Freshman Ronan Przydzielski scored Hanover's lone goal, assisted by sophomore Gavin Nartowicz. In goal, freshman Jo Jo Drent made 19 saves.

"We've hit a rough patch. It happens and is bound to happen to every team at some point," Bears coach Dick Dodds said. "For us to get out of it we need to simplify our game, improve on passing and receiving, make safe, simple plays with the puck, and get pucks to the net and bodies to the net. We made a lot of unforced errors."

Hanover (5-5) hosts Bishop Brady on Saturday.

GIRLS HOCKEYOyster River 3, Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 1

DURHAM, N.H. — Freshman Sara Forman scored the Raiders' lone goal, assisted by senior Greta Barber and freshman Mirabella Orlen. Freshman goaltender Andy Lindquist made 29 saves, though they did spot the Bobcats a 2-0 lead after the first period.

"I'm so proud of our girls for battling back and making them work hard for the win," LSK coach Mike Sheehan said.

The Raiders (5-6) host St. Thomas on Saturday.

Middlebury 2, Woodstock 1

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — The Wasps fell to the Tigers as their seven-game winning streak was snapped.

Woodstock scored first, taking the lead after just 35 seconds of action on a goal by senior Isabel Konijnenberg. But Middlebury struck back with opening-minute goals in both the second and third periods.

The Wasps (11-3) are at Brattleboro on Saturday.

Burr & Burton 2, Hartford 1

MANCHESTER, Vt. — The Hurricanes fell to 5-8 with their fourth straight loss against a very tough schedule. Hartford hosts Rice on Saturday.

WRESTLINGMascoma falls to John Stark, Raymond

WEST CANAAN — The Royals honored their five seniors, Asa Michetti, Alanna Cilbrith, Garrett Giovagnoli, Nolan Rombow and Viv Mallett, before Wednesday's tri-meet.

Rombow (first round), sophomore Ethan Lewis (second round) and sophomore Austin Crowder (second round) all won their matches by pin against John Stark, but Mascoma lost, 47-18.

Michetti and Rombow, along with Lewis and juniors Connor Hobbs and Damian Nestle all won with first-round pins against Raymond, but the Royals still fell, 45-36.

ALPINE SKIINGHanover sweeps races at Mount Sunapee

NEWBURY, N.H. — The Bears had the top three finishers in both the boys' and girls' giant slalom events.

Sophomore Maggie Higgins took first place in the girls' race, with her older sister, senior Sadie Higgins, in second and sophomore Ali Daigle in third. Senior Lilly Clapp finished sixth.

Lebanon, which finished sixth as a team, was led by junior Olivia Cook (27th), junior Marin Pearson (30th), sophomore Brianna Hastings (47th) and freshman Savannah Therriault (57th).

The Hanover boys swept the top four positions — sophomore Gavin Munson was first, sophomore Andrew McGuire second, junior Nick Reiss third and senior Ethan Munson fourth. The Raiders took third, with senior Roy Shapard 18th, senior Noah LaMontagne 20th, freshman Abe Pearson 25th and sophomore Brett Thorpe 34th.

Newport was eighth in the boys race, though Logan Rusin finished 16th individually. Carson Almstrum was 60th, Ben Almstrum 65th and John Wilkins 71st.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIINGBears’ Frost tops field in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD — Hanover’s Margaret Frost won the girls race and Keene’s Sully Sturtz captured the boys race during four-way skate-style meets at the Plainfield School.

Frost won in 16:05, three seconds ahead of Lebanon’s Sophie Longacre. Hanover’s Elsa May was fourth (16:13), Lebanon’s Sophie Mladek (16:18) was sixth and Lebanon’s Elizabeth Kourbatski (16:20) was seventh. 

Hanover’s Heidi Davis (17:28) was eighth and Hanover’s June Clark (17:38) was 10th.

Lebanon’s Angelo Goodwin (13:30) was second on the boys side, followed immediately by Hanover’s Adam Gilbert-Diamond (13:37). The Bears’ Nicholas Van Citters (14:03) was fifth, Lebanon’s James Barnett (14:06) was sixth and teammate Otto Bourne (14:31) was seventh.

Hanover’s William Parker (14:36) was eighth and Lebanon’s Carson Jones (14:40) was ninth. There were 46 skiers in each race and ConVal was the meet’s fourth team.

SWIMMING AND DIVINGHanover dominates in last regular-season meet

LEBANON — The Bears had first-place finishes in 22 out of 24 events in Tuesday’s meet at the CCBA.

Among the standouts were sophomore Elizabeth Staats, who won the girls’ 200 yard individual medley and 500 freestyle, and also contributed to two relay wins. Rosie Keith won the 200 and 100 free. Sara Gaspard of Stevens won the 100 butterfly.

On the boys’ side, Gabriel Clerkin of Hanover won the 200 IM and the 500 free.

The state championship meet will take place Feb. 11 at the University of New Hampshire.

UNIFIED BASKETBALLKeene 58, Hanover 38

HANOVER — Eli Weintraub scored 10 points for the Bears, and Ellie Havrda, Emily Neily and Asa Henry each had six in Hanover's Senior Night game.

The Bears (2-3) finish the regular season at Winnisquam on Saturday.

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