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Local Roundup: Another Seale Cracks 1,000-Point Mark

  • Rachel Seale gets a congratulatory hug from her Mid-Vermont Christian School teammate Sydney Goodwin after scoring her 1,000th point on a free throw against Twin Valley in Quechee, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Seale became the last of four sisters to achieve the 1,000 point mark for the school. Charlotte Crouse is at right, and Hayley Goodwin is second from right. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to James M. Patterson

  • Hayley Goodwin, of Mid-Vermont Christian School, right, shoots under the reach of Tayler Courchesne, of Twin Valley, at Mid-Vermont Christian School in Quechee, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Mid-Vermont Christian School won 55 - 37. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to James M. Patterson

  • Rachel Horner-Richardson, of MVCS, right, fights Maria Page, of Twin Valley, left, for posession of a loose ball at Mid-Vermont Christian School in Quechee, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Mid-Vermont Christian School won 55 - 37. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to James M. Patterson

  • Mount Royal's Sophie LaRose. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)

Published: 12/14/2017 12:08:40 AM
Modified: 12/14/2017 5:37:06 PM

Quechee — Rachel Seale crossed the 1,000-point barrier for her career while leading the Mid Vermont Christian girls basketball team to a season-opening 55-37 victory over visiting Twin Valley on Wednesday night.

Seale stood at 996 points entering the season. The Eagles started slowly, trailing 16-9 through the first quarter. Seale was fouled while shooting early in the second; the senior then missed the first from the line before draining the second for point No. 1,000.

Officials paused the game to honor the accomplishment. After a photo with her parents and a commemorative ball were presented, Seale and the Eagles turned their attention back to the court and solving the visiting Wildcats.

Seale became the last of four sisters to achieve the 1,000-point mark for the school, following Abbie, Anna and Phoebe. A brother, Eli Seale, also reached 1,000 for MVCS.

The middle two quarters belonged to MVCS as the hosts outscored Twin Valley, 36-12, to take control of the game. Seale finished with a game-high 20 points. Eighth-grader Hayley Goodwin added 14, freshman Nyah Jenks had 10 and freshman Sydney Goodwin had nine points.

“Not sure if we have had first-game jitters or what, but our offense came off our defense all night,” MVCS coach Chris Goodwin said. “We did a good job getting hands in passing lanes. Jenks made two 3-pointers to start the second half, and we were off the races.

“Everything got comfortable; we didn’t take any bad shots. I’m really happy with how we played in the second half. Hopefully that’s something we can build on.”

The Eagles (1-0) visit Chelsea on Tuesday.

Rivendell 50, Oxbow 9

Orford, Vt. — The Raptors found another gear with 37 points in the second half to pull away from the Olympians in both teams’ season opener.

Riley Thomson had 16 points for Rivendell. Mikayla Stever added 11 points and eight steals. Mikayla DeBois had two points, five steals, seven assists and seven rebounds, and Sienna Carter came off the bench and contributed eight points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Raptors. Coach Hank Tenney praised the defensive effort of Jenna Gilbert (six points).

Mariah Shumway had six points for Oxbow (0-1). Both teams will be home on Friday night, when the Olympians host Springfield and Rivendell (1-0) hosts Thetford.

Mount Royal 41, Nute 24

Milton, n.h. — Sophie LaRose buried a career-high 21 points and the Knights (2-0) kept the scoring among three players in a win over the Mules.

Alexis Matte finished with 18 points, and Hannah Fraoili provided the remaining basket. Erin Diebold had four rebounds and a pair of assists for Mount Royal, which used a 16-point second quarter to reverse an 8-5 deficit after the first.

The Knights host Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday.

KUA 60, PEA 28

Meriden — Maddy Haynes and Christina Ryan each had 15 points to help Kimball Union beat Phillips Exeter in its final home game before the holiday break.

Ryan drained five 3-pointers to account for all of her points. Taylor Soule added 11 points, and Catherine Beaupre had 10. KUA improved to 2-2 with the win.

Boys Basketball

Mount Royal 77, Nute 43

Milton, n.h. — The Knights (2-0) had too much firepower for their hosts, jacking 10 3-pointers and getting four double-digit performances.

Andrew Normandin led the way for Mount Royal, burying six trifectas en route to a game-high 29 points. Alex Normandin (17 points), Louis Larosaliere (13) and Kolbe Bocko (12) also had big offensive games for the visitors, who had a 45-12 lead by halftime.

Mount Royal is home to Wilton-Lyndeborough on Tuesday.

Sharon 68, MVCS 22

Sharon — Sam Knoerlein kicked off his senior season with 18 points to lead the Phoenix over Mid Vermont Christian.

Fisher Kelley added 16 points. Josh Amodeo filled the stat sheet with eight points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and six steals, and Austin Gaudette had 14 points. Sharon led, 37-9, at halftime and will look for two in a row when West Rutland pays a visit on Friday night.

Cade Paquette led MVCS with nine points on a trio of 3-pointers. The Eagles (0-1) visit Christ Covenant on Saturday.

Whitcomb-Rochester 46West Rutland 34

West Rutland, Vt. — The Mountaineers scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to earn their first win of the season.

After struggling from the free throw line in their season opener, the Mountaineers shot 19-for-27 in beating the Golden Horde. Colby Washburn led Whitchester with 24 points, including 10 from the line. Eddie Bray added seven points.

The Mountaineers (1-1) host Northfield on Saturday.

Williamstown 62Hartford 42

East Montpelier, Vt. — The Hurricanes found out what a lot of teams around Vermont already know: Nathan Poulin and the Blue Devils are pretty good.

Poulin netted three 3-pointers and posted a game-high 27 points, leading Williamstown to a win at U-32 High’s Corey Plante Tournament. Tyler Orton followed up with 19 for the Blue Devils, who have played in the last VPA Division III state finals, winning five of them.

“Their program is very good,” Hartford coach Steve Landon said. “Their program is built on basketball; that’s what they do.”

Dylan Tucker “had a great game,” Landon said, scoring a team-high 14 points for the Canes (0-2). Hunter Gaudette added 13 points, and Landon also credited Hunter Perkins’ play on defense.

Hartford returns to U-32 on Friday to play the host Raiders.

Hopkinton 60, Mascoma 25

Contoocook, n.h. — The Royals were outpaced from the start by the host Hawks.

Mascoma trailed, 33-8, at halftime. Tyler Warner led the visitors with five points. The Royals (1-1) look to regroup when they host Merrimack on Friday night.

Boys Hockey

Hanover 4, Londonderry 1

Hooksett, n.h. — With a 2-for-4 performance from the power play, a 24-save effort from goalie Harris LaRock and goals from four different players, the Marauders (1-0-0) kicked off their season with a solid win at Tri-Town Arena.

Elias Zinman struck on the man-up in the first period and Owen Stadheim did the same in the third as Hanover built a 3-0 lead. David Lehmann scored in between, and Sylas Oberting added his first varsity goal into an empty net after the Lancers scored with two minutes left in regulation.

Matty Gardner had two assists for the Marauders, and Oberting, Lehmann, Braxton McNulty and Joey Goff earned one helper apiece.

“It was a strong performance from top to bottom, a total effort,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said. “Each of the lines contributed. It was a great effort for our first game of the season.”

Hanover opens its Campion Rink home schedule against Salem on Saturday afternooon.

St. Johnsbury 7, Hartford 5

White River Junction — The Hurricanes (0-2-0) spotted the game’s first five goals, then nearly stole the contest from the Hilltoppers at Wendell A. Barwood Arena.

Tyler Hamilton and Clayton Groenewald both had two-goal, two-assist games for Hartford, which closed to within 5-3 entering the final period and was down, 6-5, late before St. Jay (1-1-0) netted an empty-net dagger.

Korrigan Allen provided Hartford’s other goal, Nick Cameron had an assist and goalies Ross McFate and Billy Mann combined on six saves.

Hartford heads to Jay Peak and a date with defending VPA Division II champion North Country on Saturday.

Windham 6Lebanon-Stevens 0

West Lebanon — The young Raiders came out on the short end in their season opener against the Jaguars.

“It’s going to be a learning curve for a lot of the guys. We gave up a few quick goals in the second period and the game got away for us,” Lebanon-Stevens coach Jim Damren said.

Nate Chickering played a strong game according to Damren. The Raiders (0-1) visit Goffstown on Saturday.

Woodstock 10North Country 2

Jay, Vt. — The Wasps (2-0-0) had no trouble controlling the defending VPA Division II champs at Jay Peak’s Ice Haus. Woodstock is off until a visit to Northfield at Norwich University’s Kreitzberg Arena next Wednesday.

Girls Hockey

Woodstock 2Northfield 2 (ot)

Woodstock — Hannah Coates notched the game-tying goal with 62 seconds to play in regulation, and the Wasps (1-0-1) skated to a draw with the Marauders at Union Arena.

Liz Currier put Woodstock on the board by converting passes from Khara Brettell and Faye Stevens early in the second period. Northfield struck twice only to have Coates force overtime on a Lauren Forgione assist.

Goalie Bridgit Black had a big game in net for the Wasps, making 27 saves. Woodstock visits Rice on Saturday at Cairns Arena.

Lebanon-Stevens 6Kingswood 2

Wolfeboro, n.h. — Lena Nowell had two goals and an assist to pace the Raiders in a season-opening victory over the Knights.

Erin White, Elizabeth Jones and Julia Tibbits each added a goal and an assist. Celia Barnett had one goal. Mackayla O’Meara picked up three assists, and Lily Barber had one assist.

“We came out with a lot of energy. It was a good start (to the season),” Lebanon coach Brad Shaw said.

Goalies Halle Drew and Adrianna Maccioli combined to make 16 saves for the Raiders (1-0), who play host to Bishop Guertin on Saturday.

Missisquoi 10, Hartford 2

Highgate, Vt. — The Hurricanes (0-1-0) scored on a pair of first-period power plays, but it was all Thunderbirds after that in the season opener for both teams.

Kendyl Boisvert converted a Lauren Miller pass and Morgan Pero netted a Caitlin Gaudette assist for a quick 2-0 lead in the debut of new Hartford coach Bill Goldsworthy. Missisquoi (1-0-0) piled up 10 unanswered goals after that, with Alyssa Audet’s unassisted power-play goal in the middle stanza serving as the game-winner. Audet and Mae Gates both had hat tricks for the hosts.

Jacqueline Gour made 15 of her 28 saves in the opening period for Hartford, which hosts Spaulding in its home opener on Saturday.

Lebanon-Stevens 6Kingswood 2

Wolfeboro, n.h. — The Raiders (1-0-0) got their campaign off to a flying start by topping the Knights at Pop Whalen Arena. Lebanon-Stevens hosts Bishop Guertin at Campion Rink on Saturday night.


Winnisquam 42, Newport 27

Tilton, n.h. — The Tigers earned five match victories, but fell to the host Bears.

Gavin Lovely won with a pin just 21 seconds into his match in the 195-pound weight class. Matt Hennig, Dylan Palmer and Jordan Warburton also won with pins. Josh Sharron won, 8-2, at 138 pounds.

“Winnisquam is a young, up-and-coming program. We knew we were going to have secure a number of pins in our contested matches; it just didn’t shake out in our favor tonight,” Newport coach Cole Boone said.

The Tigers will compete at the Hollis Brookline Nor’easter Invitational on Saturday.

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