High School Roundup: Records Fall at Dartmouth Relays

  • Thetford's Eli Dunnett.

  • White River Valley's Toni Turner.

  • Lebanon's Celia Barnett.

  • Abayomi Lowe, of Hartford, lunges to a second place finish in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.65 seconds at the Dartmouth Relays in Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. Lowe took fifth in the finals with a time of 6.67 seconds. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Aries Merritt, left, who holds the world record of 12.80 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles, signs an autograph for Chris Deyoung, of Kingston, N.H., during the 50th annual Dartmouth Relays at Leverone Field House in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hanover — Some of the Upper Valley’s top track and field athletes made their presence felt at the Dartmouth Relays on Saturday at Leverone Field House, coupled with the breaking of a 34-year-old boys shot put record by Innovation (Mass.) Academy senior Aiden Felty.

Felty threw 63 feet, 11.75 inches for the record, last set in 1984 by Liverpool (N.Y.) High’s J.J. Grant. Tewksbury, Mass., sophomore Makayla Paige also broke a meet record in the girls 800 meters, finishing the event in 2 minutes and 12.49 seconds. The result broke a record set in 2007 by Scotia-Glenville (N.Y) High’s Caroline King.

Hartford High and Hanover High had strong days at the 50th annual Relays, particularly from their top male athletes.

Abayomi Lowe, the Hartford senior who holds the VPA Division II record in both the boys 55 meters and 300 meters, broke his own state record in the 300 with a 36.45-second run. He finished third behind La Salle (R.I.) Academy’s Steven Doss and Bedford High’s Zach Verow. Lowe also took fifth (6.67) in the 55. Canes junior Aaron Mitchell finished 55th (2:53.27) in the 1,000.

Kyle Doucette, the Hanover junior sprinter, placed eighth (6.77) in the boys 55 and ninth (37.10) in the 300. Hanover senior Colm Seigne took third (1:26.54) in the 300 and junior Quincy McBride placed 30th (56.78) in the 400.

Newport’s Mason Martel took sixth (7.93) in the boys 55 hurdles, Lebanon’s Cody Davis placed 18th (4:36.93) in the mile and Oxbow’s Jarrett Rock placed 16th (37.58) in the 300, a school record, 10th (41-01.25) in the triple jump, also a school record, and 22nd (6.95) in the 55.

On the girls side, Hartford junior Kennedy Mullen finished ninth (1:42.91) in the 600; Hanover’s Christine Aman placed 10th (1:42.91) in the 600. Mullen also took 18th (44.28) in the 300. Hanover’s Jess Lichtenstein placed 34th (1:10.39) in the girls 400.

Boys Basketball

Thetford 57, Rivendell 30

Thetford — Eli Dunnet had the game-high of 14 to boost the Panthers over the Raptors.

Thetford took the lead early in the game and never let go, racing to a 28-14 lead at halftime. Eamon Deffner had nine points, including two 3-pointers. The Panthers spread the scoring around evenly with nine players recording at least a field goal.

Isaac Martel led Rivendell with 12 points. Luke Senn added eight points.

Thetford (6-2) hosts White River Valley on Monday; Rivendell (0-6) visits Craftsbury on Wednesday.

Girls Basketball

White River Valley 42 Williamstown 40

South Royalton — Hannah White had team-high 14 points to lead the Wildcats to .500.

The Wildcats made several clutch free throws down the stretch to ensure the win. White had five of her points from the free-throw line. Sarah Howe contributed 12 points. Toni Turner added eight points and 15 rebounds.

White River Valley hosts Sharon at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Woodsville 54, Rivendell 33

Orford — The Engineers (8-1) made five 3-pointers in the second quarter to put the game away against the Raptors (0-7).

Emily Prest had the game-high 13 points for Woodsville. Olivia Sarkis added 11 points. Mackenzie Kingsbury contributed three 3-pointers for nine points.

Shaunna Simmons had a double-double to lead the Raptors with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Simmons was credited by Woodsville coach Russ Wilcox for her effort on the boards. Casey Ghio and Emily Hebb each had six points for Rivendell.

Woodsville travels to Newmarket on Friday. Rivendell travels to Blue Mountain on Tuesday.

Boys Hockey

Hanover 3, Pinkerton 2

West Lebanon — The Marauders dropped the Astros from the ranks of the unbeaten with a strong performance in front of the home crowd at Campion Rink.

“This was a terrific high school hockey game. It had great pace, good skill on both sides of the puck, solid goaltending and action up and down the ice,” Hanover coach Dick Dodds said.

The Marauders struck first with a Charlie Plottner goal, assisted by Patrick Daley and Cameron Woods, to lead, 1-0 after the first period. Hanover added a shorthanded goal 25 seconds into the second by Woods, with Daley picking up another assist.

The Astros broke through late in the second to cut the lead in half.

Sylas Oberting scored in the third to help Hanover regain the two-goal advantage. Matty Gardner and Daley assisted. Pinkerton (7-1-0) scored with eight minutes left in the period but the Marauders defense, anchored by goaltender Ben Plottner (21 saves), held the line from there.

“This is exactly what we needed. It was fun to be a part of; we wish they all could be that way,” Dodds added.

Hanover (7-3-0 overall, 6-1-0 league) hosts Windham on Saturday.

Lebanon-Ste.-MRA 1, Kingswood 0

Wolfeboro, n.h. — Jon Cloud’s goal with 23 seconds left in the second period proved to be enough for the Raiders to top the Knights.

“It was a really tight game; I’m really proud of the guys. We put together a 45-minute effort for the first time this year. It was outstanding,” Raiders coach Jim Damren said.

Goalie Hunter Robb made 29 saves to earn the shutout. Aidan Yates assisted on Cloud’s goal. The Raiders play host to St. Thomas at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Burr & Burton 2Hartford 0

White River Junction — The Bulldogs shut out the host Hurricanes (0-5-1) at Wendell A. Barwood Arena.

Hartford goaltender Ross McPhate had 18 saves. The Canes are back in action on Wednesday against Brattleboro at home.

Kimball Union 4, St. Paul’s 1

Meriden — The Wildcats won their eighth straight game, improving to 14-3-0.

Paul Dore and Brian Carrabes each had a goal and an assist. Christian Felton and Zach Taylor added a goal each. Tomas Mazura, Seth Stadheim, Arlo Merritt and Drew Bennett all had assists.

Goalie Zach Paputsakis made 23 saves for the win. The Wildcats visit Deerfield on Wednesday.

Girls Hockey

Lebanon-Ste.-MRA 9Bishop Guertin 5

West Lebanon — Marissa Pickman had two goals and three assists to lead the Raiders (3-5-0) over the Cardinals.

Lena Nowell added two goals and one assist. Celia Barnett had a goal and two assists. Mackayla Maccioli scored and assisted once. Mackayla O’Meara, Lilly Gogan and Maya Barnett each chipped in with one goal. Lily Barber picked up a pair of assists and Brianna Frisbee had one assist.

Netminder Paige Hoegler went the first two periods for the Raiders, making 40 saves. Kayleigh Trietsch added six saves in the third period. The Raiders host Keene on Friday.

Burr & Burton 6, Hartford 1

White River Junction — The Hurricanes (0-9-0) came out on the short end against the Bulldogs.

Isabel Stack scored for the Canes. Greer McCarty and Jasmine Wilson each picked up assists. Goalie Zoey Pfeiffer made 27 saves.

Hartford hosts Kingdom — a co-op of North Country and Lyndon — on Wednesday.

Rice 4, Woodstock 1

Woodstock — The VPA Division II Wasps (3-7-0) came up short against the undefeated D-I Green Knights (8-0-0).

Rice scored early to lead, 1-0. Faye Stevens answered for Woodstock later in the first period, scoring with an assist to Lizzy Peck. The Green Knights added two goals in the second and another in the third to seal the win.

Goalie Bridgit Black made 29 saves for the Wasps, who play at BFA-St. Albans on Saturday.

Kimball Union 2Holderness 0

Meriden — The Wildcats improved to 5-3-1 with the shutout victory.

Angelina Tommola and Molly Flanagan scored for KUA. Gretchen Dann and Olive Scull each had assists. Goaltender Seana Perkins made 16 saves.

KUA hosts Vermont Academy on Wednesday.


Windsor Second

Rutland — The Yellowjackets lost a three-game thriller to Fair Haven in the Baker Bowl final.

Fair Haven won the first game of the final, 203-155. Windsor then won the second game, 144-143, when a Fair Haven bowler needed a strike to tie the game on the final ball but settled for nine pins. The Slaters then won the title with a 208-176 win in the rubber game.

Rayce Gilbert led Windsor in qualifying with 192 and 195. Gilbert leads the state in individual average at 208.4. Grayson Frazer had 150 and 202. Jacob Underhill added 141-169 and Samm Erskine had 144-118.

The Yellowjackets travel to Barre to play Randolph and White River Valley on Saturday.

Hartford Fourth

Claremont — The Hurricanes qualified fourth and finished fourth, depsite taking a game from top-seed Randolph in the opening round of the Baker bowl, at Maple Lanes.

Camden LeBrun led Hartford in qualifying with 154 and 143. Dalton Lemay had 146 and 143.

Howard Stockwell led Randolph with 181-209. The Galloping Ghosts also had Joseph Warner (178-202) and Jared Wheeler (172-200) with strong showings in qualifying.

Hartford won the middle game against Randolph in the first round of Baker, 164-149.

The Ghosts won the other two and beat second-seed South Burlington in the final.

Hartford hosts Essex, Fair Haven and Brattleboro back at Maples Lanes on Saturday.

Nordic Skiing

Hanover, Lebanon At Con-Val Classic

Plainfield — The Marauders won the boys race and the Lebanon girls took second on a cold and sunlit day in the Con-Val Classic.

Celia Barnett led the Raiders in the girls 5-kilometer race, taking second in 16:53. Allison Carl was seventh, Maria Goodwin took nine, Ana Goodwin was 10th and Ayla Weale finished 12th.

The Hanover girls had just three skiers and were led by Megan Smith in third (17:03). Margot Davis took fourth and Leila Trummell was 13th.

The Marauders took three of the top seven places in the boys race, including a fouth place finish by Glen Passow (13:21). Noah Phipps took sixth and Aidan Biglow was seventh.

Hanover also had strong races from Taj Bagnato in 13th and John Meehan in 14th.

Cooper Bourne paced the Lebanon boys in eighth with a time of 14:47. Nate Magari was 10th followed by Jack Smyrski (14th), Taylor Boardman (17th) and Tyler St. Martin (20th).

The Raiders host a home meet in Plainfield at 11 a.m. next Saturday.

Boys team scores: Hanover 374, Bow 358, Plymouth 358, Lebanon 356, Con-Val 321, Souhegan 308, Concord 274.

Girls team scores: Concord 384, Lebanon 376, Plymouth 343.5, Bow 340.5, Souhegan 314, Hanover 285, Con-Val 81.