Local roundup: Hartford’s Stone part of VPA Hall of Fame class

  • Hartford's Davan Murphy.

Published: 2/4/2019 10:07:04 PM

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MONTPELIER — Longtime Hartford High football coach Mike Stone was named as part of the 12-member 2019 Hall of Fame class for the Vermont Principals Association. Four of the 12 have ties to the Upper Valley.

Stone, the current athletic director at Lebanon, coached the Hurricanes for 28 seasons, racking up 13 appearances in the VPA Division I state championship game. The Canes won 10 state titles under Stone, including the first ever three-peat in D-I (2010-12). Stone spent 35 years in the Hartford School District teaching physical education with additional stints as junior varsity basketball coach and varsity baseball coach.

Windsor High graduate Callie Ewald was also named to the Hall of Fame. Ewald was a four-sport star for the Yellowjackets and finished with over 100 points in her soocer career. Ewald was also a three-year starter for the girls basketball team, including an all-league honor as a senior, and was a runner-up as an individual in the D-II girls golf. Ewald went on to play soccer at the University of Vermont and was a team captain for the Catamounts.

Terry Harlow of Woodstock was named to the Hall as a referee. Harlow was a lacrosse referee from 1986 though 2016 with additional long stints manning the whistle for soccer (from 1999-2016) and both girls and boys basketball (1986-2000).

Harlow also has served as home clock operator for Woodstock High football. Off the field, Harlow has worked with area youth as a social worker and with court diversion programs.

David McGinn was also named to the class of 2019. McGinn was a three-sport start at Brattleboro Union High School in the late 70s and went on to coach boys basketball at both Oxbow and Thetford.

The full class of 12 will be inducted in a ceremony on May 3 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center on State Street in Montpelier.

Boys Basketball

Thetford 64, Randolph 57

THETFORD — Eli Dunnet had 20 points to lead the Panthers over the Galloping Ghosts in a game played with playoff-like intensity.

The score was knotted up at 29-29 at halftime. Thetford closed with a 20-point fourth quarter to hold off Randolph for the win.

“It was a really good game,” Thetford coach Jason Gray said. “We opened up the fourth quarter with three straight steals and that defense led instantly to offense.”

Alex Emerson had 14 points for the Panthers. Jake Colby added 11 points and Owen Defner had nine. Thetford (10-3) hosts Lake Region on Wednesday.

Oxbow 61, Stowe 47

STOWE, Vt. — The Olympians used a 17-2 run in the second quarter to beat the Raiders.

“We tightened up the defense (in the second quarter) and that led to some easy scores for us,” Oxbow coach Steven Carson said. “Everybody contributed tonight, it was all hands on deck on a long road trip.”

Bryce Ilsley had a team-high 19 points for the Olympians. Seth Carson made five 3-pointers on his way to 17 points. Matt Emerson added nine points.

Oxbow (8-5) visits Lyndon on Wednesday.

Mascoma 64, Franklin 50

WEST CANAAN — The Royals opened the game on a 17-9 run and held off a late Franklin charge to get the win.

Ben Seiler had 27 points for Mascoma (6-6). Dakota Decocq added 15 points. The Royals will host Newport tonight.

Girls Basketball

Springfield 58, Hartford 46

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Cosmos built a 32-22 lead at halftime and held on to beat the Hurricanes (2-11).

Davan Murphy had 11 points to pace Hartford. Kennedy Mullen added nine points. Jasmine Jenkins and Beth Dobrich each had seven points. The Canes visit Otter Valley on Thursday.

Bellows Falls 55, Woodstock 22

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Terriers led, 30-8, at halftime and cruised over the Wasps (5-9).

Morgan Meyers had eight points for Woodstock, which plays host to Twin Valley on Thursday.

Woodsville 41, Blue Mountain 31

WOODSVILLE — Emily Prest had 16 points, including a 10-for-15 showing from the free-throw line, to lead the Engineers (12-2).

Olivia Sarkis added 12 points for Woodsville. Coach Russ Wilcox praised the defensive effort of McKenzie Dennis (six points), who marked Blue Mountain star Lauryn Alley all night.

The Engineers visit Moultonborough tonight.

Windsor 81, Leland & Gray 18

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — Olivia Rockwood (18 points) and Angelina Bigwood (17) carried the Yellowjackets in a dominant win over the Rebels.

Evelyn Page added 11 points and Reese Perry had eight. Twelve different players scored for Windsor, which has now won four straight games.

The Jacks (11-3) will host Mount St. Joseph on Thursday.

Girls Hockey

Essex 4, Woodstock 0

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — The Wasps fell to 4-10-1 with the shutout loss at the Hornets.

Goalie Bridgit Black made 49 saves for Woodstock. The Wasps host U-32 on Wednesday.

Hanover 3, Exeter 1

WEST LEBANON — The Marauders scored two goals in the third period to earn the win over the Blue Hawks.

Bryn Kable scored in the second period for Hanover with an assist to Emma Tysinger. Exeter tied it up early in the third period before Violet Sperry and Maggie Lee both scored to give the Marauders the win.

Tysinger added another assist. Kable and Sperry also had assists. Coach John Dodds praised the play of netminder Claire Yegian (12 saves) along with the rest of the blueliners.

Hanover (7-5-1 overall, 6-4-1 league) visits Oyster River on Wednesday.

Unified Basketball

ConVal 67, Hanover 40

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. — Avery Hunnewell and Ellie Harda each scored 16 points for the Marauders (0-2) in a loss at the Cougars. Hanover will return to action on Monday at White Mountains.

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