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Local Roundup: Raiders, Marauders Ski to Victories

  • Cooper Bourne, of Lebanon, left, and Taj Bagnato, of Hanover, round the first turn in a quarterfinal 900 meter sprint during a cross country ski meet in Meriden, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Bourne took third place in the final sprint. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • The final heat of girls 900 meter sprints including Lebanon skiers, from left, Ayla Weale, Celia Barnett, Ana Goodwin, and Brianna DeBanico, takes off from the starting line in Meriden, N.H., during a meet with Hanover and Kingswood Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Seth Carl, of Lebanon, gets help replacing a lens that fell out of his sunglasses from teammate Simon Amaro after finishing their cross country ski races at a meet in Meriden, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Hanover's Aidan Biglow, left, approaches the finish line in a semifinal heat of 900 meter sprints followed by Axel Plache, of Kingswood, middle, and Peter Burnham, of Hanover, on Lebanon's home course at the Plainfield School in Meriden, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Biglow finished second in the final with Burnham placing fifth and Plache in sixth. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Jack Smyrski, of Lebanon, left, and Aidan Biglow, of Hanover, glide down a hill during a 3 kilometer race to determine the seeds for sprints later in a meet in Meriden, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Meriden — Hanover’s Glen Passow and Aidan Biglow swept the top two spots for the boys and Lebanon placed four girls in the eight-skier finals to highlight Tuesday’s Nordic skiing sprint meet at the Plainfield School.

The Marauders and Raiders both put three boys in the seven-athlete final, with Passow coming out on top ahead of teammate Biglow. Concord’s Cam Brochu won the qualifying race in 12 minutes, 32 seconds, with Passow placing fourth (13:21), Phipps sixth (13:57) and Biglow seventh (14:01). Homestanding Lebanon had Cooper Bourne (14:47), Jack Smyrski and Nate Magari in the final, but the Marauder duo outraced the field for the top two spots and the team victory.

Kingswood’s Sarah Peternal won the girls’ final ahead of Hanover’s Megan Smith and the Lebanon pair of Ana Goodwin and Brianna Debanico. Ayla Weale and Celia Barnett — putting away her hockey gear in favor of skis for a day, at least — also made the final for the Raiders. Barnett had the best qualifying time among Upper Valley competitors, earning the second seed in 16:53, followed by Smith (17:03) and Hanover’s Margot Davis (17:19).

The Marauders and Raiders shared the team win in the girls sprint race.

Boys team scores: Hanover 391, Lebanon 381, Kingswood 362.

Girls team scores: Lebanon 381, Hanover 381, Kingswood 372.

Boys Basketball

Hartford 65Bellows Falls 55 (ot)

White River Junction — The Hurricanes (1-10) broke a season-opening 10-game losing streak as Shea Bean exploded for a career-high 35 points — highlighted by six 3-pointers on the night and seven of his team’s 12 overtime points — to beat the Terriers.

Down 26-15 at the half, Hartford erupted for 23 points in the third quarter to take the lead. Bean buried three trifectas in the third and added another in the fourth, but BF stayed close enough to set up an extra four minutes of game time.

Hartford owned the overtime, particularly at the free-throw line. Bean, Danny Bushway, Alex Bushway and Dylan Morse combined to go 8-for-10 at the charity stripe to along with Bean’s last two hoops of the night to earn their first win of the campaign.

Alex Bushway finished with 11 points and Danny Bushway contributed 10 for Hartford, which travels to Lake Region on Friday.

White River Valley 58Twinfield 42

South Royalton — The Wildcats (6-4) broke a three-game losing streak after bolting to an 18-10 lead after one quarter.

Troy Walker’s 14 points paced White River Valley. The Wildcats also picked up 11 points from Dominic Craven and eight-point nights from Carder Stratton, Zeb Perreault and Jacob Hewitt.

“Tonight was the first night we put four good quarters together this year,” WRV coach Mike Gaudette said. “We beat a good team.”

The Wildcats stay home on Thursday evening to entertain Craftsbury.

Mount Royal 65, Hinsdale 47

Sunapee — The Knights (5-4, 6-6) won their sixth straight game, with sophomore Brendan Moorehouse pumping in a career-high 18 points to set the pace.

Mount Royal owned a 29-16 lead at the half. Moorehouse helped put the Pacers away by scoring 11 of his points after halftime. Philip Dahlberg and Andrew Normanden both contributed 13 points to the cause, and Louis Larosiliere finished with 10.

The Royals host Epping on Thursday.

Hanover 76Manchester West 47

Hanover — The Marauders (7-2, 8-3) methodically worked their way to a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, then blew away the Blue Knights with a 17-0 run in the fourth.

Hanover, which has lived and died by the 3-ball all season, had a modest (by its standards) eight triples on the night, led by four from Liam Collins. Charlie Adams nailed a pair and finished with a team-high 22 points, and Collins finished with 14 for the Marauders, who drained 17 3s in a win on Friday.

Still, that only netted a 51-41 lead with 7½ minutes to go when Hanover used its big charge to finish off the visitors.

“What happened was we got them to turn the ball over, and we hit three of our eight 3-pointers in the fourth,” Hanover coach Tim Winslow said. “We were able to get baskets out of transition.”

Hank Pikus contributed seven points for Hanover, which heads to Merrimack Valley on Friday.

Woodsville 80, Gorham 33

Woodsville — Brendan Walker nailed five 3-pointers, including three in a 46-point first half as the Engineers (5-4, 5-6) rolled.

Walker finished with a game-high 15 points for a prolific Woodsville offense. Conner Maccini and Patrick Reardon-Estes both had 10 points in the first half for the Engineers; Maccini ended up with 14 points and Reardon-Estes settled in with 12.

Elijah Flocke (11 points) and Billy Green (nine) also had good nights from the floor for the Engineers, who visit neighboring Blue Mountain on Thursday night.

Sharon 52, Rivendell 37

Sharon — The Phoenix’s Fisher Kelley scored just about everywhere on a 24-point night that sent Sharon (6-4) past the Raptors (1-8).

Kelley had nine points in the second quarter as TSA grabbed a 26-9 lead at the break. Olly Skeet-Browning had 12 points and Ty Chapin added 10.

“He spread it out evenly,” TSA coach Blake Fabrikant said of Kelley. “In the beginning, he was running out on transition and used his athleticism to get out and score easy hoops. Once they keyed on him, we got the ball inside to him and he did a nice job finishing around the hoop.”

Freshman Kyle Carter had a 15-point game to pace Rivendell, which also received seven points each from Tanner Siemons and Isaac Martel.

Mascenic 67, Mascoma 57

New Ipswich, n.h. — The Vikings piled up 41 first-half points to put away the Royals (4-6, 5-7).

Ben Seiler led Mascoma with 22 points, the third time in the Royals' last four games in which the freshman has hit for at least 20. Caleb McAlister contributed 10 points, and Liam Hemmerling finished with nine.

The Royals are off until hosting Franklin on Tuesday.

Girls Basketball

Woodsville 39, Gorham 31

Woodsville — The Engineers (10-1) eschewed the 3-pointer in favor of finding Olivia Sarkis inside after halftime, producing an 18-2 third quarter and another win.

Down 16-13 at the break, Woodsville coach Russ Wilcox ordered the ball down low to sophomore Sarkis, who finished with a game-high 19 points. Fellow sophomore Emily Prest finished with 11 points for the hosts.

“We just started pounding the ball inside to Sarkis and stopped relaying on the 3,” Wilcox said. “Going 14-for-57 from the floor makes every game tight.”

Woodsville is back in action tonight, hosting Blue Mountain.

Hanover 54Manchester West 41

Manchester — Hanover coach Dan O’Rourke gave nine Marauders their varsity debuts and put 19 different players on the floor during the team’s sixth straight victory.

Bolting to a 35-15 halftime lead had a lot to do with it. Hanover spread the scoring around, with Anna Kirkpatrick netting a team-high nine points to go with eight each from Melissa Whitmore and Charlotte Johnson. Thirteen Marauders contributed at least a point.

Hanover hosts Merrimack Valley on Friday.

Thetford 67, Oxbow 22

Thetford — The Panthers (9-1) enjoyed a 24-for-30 night at the free-throw line and used full-court defensive pressure to overwhelm the Olympians (5-6) at Vaughan Gym.

Grace Davis paced Thetford with 16 points. Kiana Johnson and Emi Vaughan each contributed 14 for the hosts, who owned leads of 12-2 after one quarter and 30-10 after two.

“We were hitting the open person tonight and used a full-pressure defense for the first three quarters,” TA coach Eric Ward said. “We’ve got a lot of people who can do a lot of good things for us. The more we can play together, the more we can win.”

Thetford visits Randolph on Saturday in a battle between second-place teams in their respective VPA divisions.

Monadnock 55, Newport 37

Newport — The visiting Huskies used a 23-6 second quarter to outdistance the Tigers (4-7, 6-8) at Towle Gym.

Greysan Beaulieu netted the game’s only 3-pointers en route to a team-high 13 points for Newport. Eliza Bates followed with 10 points, and Selena Coronis ended up with seven.

The Tigers visit Windsor on Thursday night.

Hinsdale 48, Mount Royal 29

Sunapee — The visiting Pacers concentrated all of their scoring around three players, and it was enough to stop the Knights (7-3, 9-4).

Megan Roberts had five 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 17 points for Hinsdale. Delaney Wilcox sank four shots from beyond the arc and posted 16 points, while inside threat Angelina Nardolillo scored 15.

Alexis Matte had 14 points to top the Mount Royal scoresheet. The Knights host Epping on Thursday in a game postponed by Saturday’s snowstorm.

Men's Volleyball

CSC 3, SVC 1

New London — The Chargers kicked off the first match in program history with a 3-1 victory over Southern Vermont, rallying from a set down by scores of 15-25, 25-15, 25-17, 25-18.

Colby-Sawyer (1-0) dropped the opening set despite owning a 10-5 edge in kills, coming back with double-digit kills in the final three sets. Freshman Orlando Plagata set the table for the hosts with 16 kills and 25 digs, and fellow freshman Eric Miller delivered 15 kills. Freshman A.J. Gnieski had 34 assists, and junior Zach Allen contributed 10 digs and five kills.

Colby-Sawyer hosts Newbury on Saturday.