Local Roundup: Hartford Golfers Handle Woodstock

  • Dartmouth College men’s golf coach Rich Parker watches a drive during second-round play at the New England Senior Amateur golf championship on Wednesday at Burlington Country Club.

  • Hartford's Logan Raymond.

  • Mascoma's Amelia Wilson.

  • Woodstock's Claire Coates.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Woodstock — There isn’t a golfer anywhere who couldn’t relate to the days Brady Hathorn and Logan Raymond had in leading Hartford High to a team win at Woodstock Country Club.

Solid all season, Hathorn came within a putt of breaking par on Woodstock’s par-35 front nine on Wednesday. Raymond, meanwhile, rebounded from recent driver difficulties with a 9-over 44 as the Canes topped host Woodstock.

Hathorn won the medal at even par, narrowly missing a birdie putt on the ninth hole for an under-par round. Raymond’s round, joined by matching 50s from Billy Mann and Jared Vanderpot, helped Hartford continue its recent run of good play.

“Logan has had a couple of rough rounds in a row, and it was a nice bounce back for him today,” Hartford coach Mike Hathorn said. “It was good to see. He’s been having driver issues, and he had those solved today.”

Carl Gebhardt led Woodstock at 52. Aaron Wilson shot 57, Emily Dean had a 58 and Luis Mills finished at 64 for the Wasps.

Hartford visits Rutland for a nine-hole match on Monday. Woodstock also returns to action on Monday, visiting Black River, Windsor and host Green Mountain at Bellows Falls Country Club.

Team scores: Hartford 179, Woodstock 218; Green Mountain, no score.

Professional Golf

Hanover’s Temple MakesNational Assistants Tourney

Haverhill, Mass. — Hanover Country Club assistant pro Zach Temple prevailed out of a playoff on Tuesday to qualify for the PGA National Assistants Championship.

Temple shot a 1-over-par 73 on Monday in the first round of a qualifier at Renaissance Golf Club, then had to wait the rainout of round 2 before having to compete in Tuesday’s playoff. With four of the five golfers set to advance, Temple secured his spot in the national championship with a 25-foot birdie on the first playoff hole.

Temple is now in the field for the PGA’s national assistants tournament, set for the PGA Golf Club’s Wanamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Nov. 15-18. Temple is a Hartford High School and Castleton University graduate.

Amateur Golf

Parker Runner-UpAt N.E. Senior Am

Burlington — Dartmouth College men’s golf coach Rich Parker rode a hot front nine at Burlington Country Club to a runner-up finish at the New England Senior Amateur Championship.

Six strokes behind first-round leader Jack Kearney at the start of the day, Parker surged into contention with birdies on four of his first eight holes. The last, on the 185-yard, par-3 eighth, gave him a share of the lead after a triple-bogey 8 from Kearney on Burlington’s par-5 seventh hole.

Kearney righted himself, however, and took the lead for good with a birdie on the par-4 11th. The Massachusetts golfer milked the narrow advantage the rest of the way for a 3-over 74 and an even-par 142 for the 36-hole championship.

Parker, making his first New England Senior Amateur start, finished at 74-69-143. Vermont’s Gary Shover (71-73-144) was a stroke back in third.

Field Hockey

Mascoma 8White Mountains 2

West Canaan — The Royals’ offense exploded for a season-high in goals — nearly matching Mascoma’s output over the last five games — in a one-sided victory.

Mascoma spread the scoring around, with Natalie Poitras, Morgan Prentiss and Amelia Wilson all delivering two goals. Mackenzie Labrie and junior varsity call-up Allie Goulette also provided goals, while Bella Kondi and Katie Pushee contributed a pair of assists each. The Royals kept White Mountains goalkeeper Jen Foller (13 saves) busy from start to finish.

Abby Duhaime had a two-save day in goal for the Royals (7-1-0), who host Newfound for homecoming on Saturday in a rematch of last year’s NHIAA Division III championship game.

Woodstock 7, Fair Haven 0

Woodstock — The Wasps (3-1-1) returned to their winning ways with a hat trick from Mackenzie Yates and two goals from Lilia McCollough, one coming a minute in.

Woodstock dominated, outshooting the Slaters by a 24-0 count. First-year senior Lily Walker-Money provided a goal, Claire Coates had a goal and a helper, and Kelly Gebhardt and Lola Dorsogna finished with an assist apiece. Maggie Parker posted a rocking-chair shutout in goal.

Woodstock heads to Brattleboro tonight in hopes of making up a twice-postponed date with the Colonels.

Windsor 6, North Country 0

Newport, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (4-1-0) also had their offense in overdrive, routing the Falcons.

Angelina Bigwood had the big day for Windsor, scoring two goals and setting up two more. Hannah Wood also scored twice with an assist, and Karen Kapuscinski accounted for Windsor’s other two conversions. Peyton Richardson, Miranda Todt and Ashley Grela finished with an assist each.

Alyssa Slocum and Kaeli Bennett provided the midfield play that kept the Jacks’ attack rolling. It made for easy work in the cage for Glenna Ricard and Madison Leduc, who together didn’t require a save in a shutout that saw the visitors hold a 24-0 advantage in shot attempts.

Windsor hosts Brattleboro on Friday for homecoming.


InterLakes 3, Sunapee 0

Meredith, n.h. — The host Lakers posted a 25-11, 25-14, 25-15 sweep of the visiting Lakers, dropping Sunapee to 1-3 on the campaign.

Mackenzie Wrightington and Grace Clay both went 6-for-7 from the service line for Sunapee, with Wrightington accounting for two of the visitors’ four aces. Clay finished with a team-high four kills, with Molly Reed contributing three and Nicole Malanga adding one.

Sunapee visits Campbell on Friday.

Girls Soccer

Mill River 4, Hartford 0

White River Junction — Behind what Hartford coach Jeff Acker termed a “spectacular” shutout effort from goalkeeper Malori Carlson, the Minutemen blanked the Hurricanes (2-3-0) at Hartford High.

Carlson finished with nine saves for the visitors. Pressed into service for injured starter Kaylyn Bills, Jasmine Wilson recorded four saves in goal for Hartford.

“Jasmine gave a very heroic effort,” Acker said, “but it’s tough to play (goalie).”

The game also capped the Canes’ participation in Fit and Fabulous, a River Valley Club initiative run by Tara Ebejer, the mother of one of Acker’s former players. With the team’s help, Fit and Fabulous collected a variety of items — such as fleece blankets, scarves, makeup, lotions, puzzle books and many others — to go into gift bags given to women undergoing chemotheraphy at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Acker said he left Wednesday’s game with “four Tupperware tubs full of stuff” along with $606 in donations.

KUA 2, NMH 1

Meriden — Bella Paronto struck for both goals as Kimball Union (1-1-0) picked up its first win of the season.

Scout Beaupre, Emily Pariseau, Willa McGough and Kyra Russman-Araya recorded assists on Paronto’s two goals. Olivia Brooker finished with nine saves in the Wildcats’ net.

Gracie Gamache also had a big effect on the KUA attack with a team-high two shots and numerous dangerous crosses into the Northfield Mount Hermon penalty area. KUA hosts Dexter on Saturday.


Hartford Hires Coach

White River Junction — Cean Lieberman will take over the Hartford High bowling program this winter.

Lieberman takes over the Hurricanes from Ryan Hoisington, who had been in charge since 2016. Lieberman, who has bowled since he was 5 years old, competed while in the Air Force and has 13 perfect games to his credit. He also is the special teams coach for the Oxbow High football team.