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Local roundup: Hartford’s Thompson achieves lacrosse scoring milestone

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Staff Reports
Monday, April 29, 2019

MORETOWN, Vt. — Reece Thompson tallied the 200th point of his career to lead the Hartford High boys lacrosse team to a 9-6 victory at Harwood on Monday afternoon.

Thompson reached the milestone with his first of his game-high five goals. Thompson becomes the first player in the Hurricane program’s history to reach 200 points, according to co-coach Bill Elberty.

The Canes improved to 4-1 with the win while Harwood falls to 1-1.

Hunter Hutchinson added three assists for Hartford. Dawson Nalette and Logan Raymond each had a goal and an assist. Andrew Knight and Nemo Arnold had a goal apiece. Carter Nalette chipped in one assist.

Goalie Tarin Prior made six saves for the Canes.

Hartford is now 4-0 this season against fellow VPA Division II foes; the Canes’ lone loss came against D-I contender Mount Mansfield. Hartford will host U-32 on Wednesday night on the high school football field.

KUA 9, Proctor 7

ANDOVER, N.H. — Ethan Howell had two goals and two assists and Carson Moe and Will Kezerian each had three points for the Wildcats (7-4), who visit St. Paul’s on Wednesday.

Hopkinton 15, Lebanon 1

LEBANON — The Raiders lost their fourth consecutive game and fell to 1-4. Next up is a clash at Campbell on Wednesday.

Girls LacrosseHartford 11, Spaulding 1

BARRE, Vt. — Zoe Pfeiffer had four goals to pace the Hurricanes (3-3) in a dominant showing at the Crimson Tide.

Tayler Simmons added three goals. Carolyn North had two goals and one assist. Greer McCarty added one goal and two helpers. Bella Lukowitz had a goal to round out the state sheet for the Hartford attack.

Goalie Emi Harlow made seven saves for Hartford, which plays at Harwood on Tuesday.

Hopkinton 15, Lebanon 3

HOPKINTON, N.H. — The Raiders (0-3) received goals from Izzy Peress, Zoe Soule and Katie Berthasavage and Soule added an assist, but the Hawks, last spring’s NHIAA Division III runners-up, improved to 5-0. Lena Nowell made seven saves for Lebanon, which hosts Campbell on Wednesday.

Bishop Guertin 18Hanover 13

NASHUA, N.H. — The Marauders battled back from a 10-2 halftime deficit but fell to 3-3 with the loss.

Maddie McCorkle and Jasmine Lou each had five goals for Hanover. Jessica Seibel added two goals, and Allie McCorkle had one. Goalie Allison Lichtenstein made 11 saves.

Coach Chris Seibel praised the defensive effort of Riley Craft, Lucy Doyle and Aiden Stone. Hanover visits Pinkerton on Wednesday.

SoftballNewport 10, Sunapee 9

NEWPORT — The Tigers countered Sunapee’s three runs in the top of the seventh inning with two of their own in the bottom half of the frame to walk off with the win.

Alicia Urista had a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the seventh for the Tigers.

Lacey McNeel was 3-for-3 at the plate from the leadoff spot for Newport, scoring two runs. Jenna Maheu was 2-for-3 with three RBIs from the second spot; the pair combined for five of the Tigers’ six hits.

Ellie Frederick was 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored for Sunapee. Elizabeth Bennett singled and drove in two. Frederick took the loss despite striking out 10, while walking eight, in 6⅓ innings.

McNeel struck out 11 in seven innings of work while walking four and surrendering six hits.

Newport (1-2) hosts Conant on Tuesday. Sunapee (3-2) will host a doubleheader with Farmington on Saturday.

Woodsville 17, Lisbon 10

LISBON, N.H. — Mackenzie Kingsbury provided some shutdown relief pitching to key the Engineers’ comeback win over Lisbon.

The Panthers led, 10-5, after three innings before Woodsville scored five in the fourth to tie things up and seven more after that to pull away. Kingsbury pitched the final 4⅔ innings for Woodsville, striking out 10 while walking three and giving up two hits.

“She did unbelievably well, so clutch for us tonight. She came in and shut them down,” Woodsville coach Dana Huntington said.

Emily Prest was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Engineers. Morgan Wagstaff was 4-for-5 with a double and one RBI. McKenzie Dennis had two hits, including a double, and drove in three. The Engineers had 23 hits as a team.

Woodsville (4-1) heads north to face Pittsburg-Canaan on Wednesday.

Hanover 20, Lebanon 6

WEST LEBANON — The Raiders dropped their 28th consecutive game despite pulling within 8-6 after four innings at Civic Field. Hanover had 13 hits, two each by Bella Bardales, Becca Wilson, Arabella Meecham-Snyder and Daria Gundermann. Bardales, who displayed a rocket arm at third base, had three RBIs and scored five runs.

Lebanon freshman Lilly Pettersen started in the circle but struggled with control and was relieved by Kaitlyn Eylander in the sixth inning. Lebanon (0-6), which had four hits including a two-run double from Kaitlyn Veracka, is at Stevens (2-4) on Wednesday. Hanover hosts Hollis-Brookline on Thursday.

Trinity 8, Mascoma 2

MANCHESTER — The Royals (1-5) came up short against the host Pioneers.

Sam Pecararo and Mara Isham each had RBI triples for Mascoma. First baseman Brianna Withington provided a defensive highlight with an unassisted double play when she caught a line drive and then tagged a runner out.

Pecararo pitched a complete game for the Royals, striking out six. Mascoma hosts White Mountains on Tuesday afternoon.

Springfield 11, Windsor 4

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (2-4) were within a run through 3½ innings but couldn’t keep pace with the Cosmos.

Brooke McKeen had two hits for Windsor, the only base knocks for the Jacks all day. Peyton Richardson went all seven innings in the circle, striking out four while walking four and giving up 10 hits. Windsor visits Otter Valley on Wednesday.

John Stark 6, Stevens 0

WEARE, N.H. — The Cardinals were shut out by the defending NHIAA Division II state champion Generals.

Madison Lapsley pitched for Stevens, striking out two while walking three and giving up seven hits in six innings of work. The Cardinals were stifled offensively, striking out 12 times.

Stevens (2-4) hosts Lebanon on Wednesday

Hartford 19, Woodstock 12

WOODSTOCK — Nevaeh Murphy had three hits, Alecia Thompson had two hits, and Bailey Bean and Murphy combined for 10 strikeouts for the Hurricanes (1-2). Hartford hosts Brattleboro on Wednesday and visits Mount Anthony on Friday.

BaseballThetford 12Blue Mountain 0 (5)

THETFORD — Three pitchers combined for a no-hitter to lead the Panthers to their first win of the season.

Jake Colby went the first three innings, striking out four and walking four. Eamon Deffner struck out three, while walking two, in one inning and Alex Emerson fanned a pair in the fifth to close out the win.

“We were good defensively. The walks were kind of troublesome, but when our backs were against the wall, we were able to get a strikeout or make an out,” Thetford coach Phil Chaput said.

Aiden Cudhea was 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored for the Panthers. Nathan O’Donnell had two hits, three RBIs and scored twice. Seth Boyce was 2-for-2 with three runs and a RBI. Ryan Pepe singled, scored twice and drove in one.

The Panthers (1-1) visit Oxbow on Tuesday.

John Stark 3, Stevens 2

WEARE, N.H. — The Cardinals’ Ethan Johnson lost a pitchers’ duel against John Stark ace Nathan Isabelle.

Johnson needed just 76 pitches to go all six innings, striking out two with three walks. Isabelle struck out 11 for the Generals.

Johnson added a RBI single in the second inning. The Generals scored two runs in the bottom of the second to lead, 3-1, before Derrick Stanhope answered with a RBI single in the third inning to bring the Cardinals within one.

Stevens (2-3) will host Lebanon at 4 p.m. on Wednesday; the game was moved up from a 7 p.m. start due to forecasted rain.

Sunapee 14, Newport 1

NEWPORT — Jackson Cooney had three hits and three RBIs, Darren Hulton had a hit and two RBIs and Tony Borelli had a hit, an RBI and two stolen bases for the Lakers (5-1).

Starting pitcher Gabe Hastings allowed two hits and two walks while striking out seven Tigers during a six-inning start. The Lakers host Concord Christian on Friday.

Woodsville 15, Lisbon 5

LISBON, N.H. — Brendan Walker threw three innings without allowing any hits or walks and struck out seven batters for the Engineers (6-0).

Calvin Roy had two hits, one of them a two-RBI double, and Billy Green had three hits, one of them a two-RBI double. Woodsville visits Pittsburg-Canaan on Wednesday.

KUA 7, Vt. Academy 0

MERIDEN — Trey Parker pitched a no-hitter for the Wildcats, who scored five runs in the fifth inning to get the win.

Jeremy Sigl was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Noah Spaulding added two hits and two RBIs. Brian Carrabes had two hits and a RBI.

KUA hosts New Hampton School on Wednesday.

Boys TennisHanover 9, Merrimack 0

MERRIMACK, N.H. — The Marauders didn’t drop a single game to improve to 6-0 on the season.

Alex Rockmore set the tone at No. 1 singles, winning 8-0. Will Tarnowski, Andrew Enelow, Chris Lee, Trevor Siegel and Gary Li also won in singles.

Aidan Biglow and Evan Yang won, 8-0, at the top doubles spot. Will Blinkhorn-Matt Bonner and Tristan Meyer-Kevin Pillsbury also won by shutout.

The Marauders visit Manchester Memorial on Tuesday.

Woodstock 6Burr & Burton 1

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Carl Gebhardt, Blake Heston, Sam Powers and Noah Anderson won singles matches and Henry Greene-Danny Drubber and Asa Gaddis-Charles MacGowan provided doubles points for the Wasps (2-2). Woodstock visits Montpelier on Tuesday.

Lebanon 7, Coe-Brown 2

NORTHWOOD, N.H. — The Raiders (3-1) claimed three matches in tiebreakers.

No. 5 Tyler St. Martin and No. 6 Roneet Arora both posted 9-8 singles wins, with St. Martin taking his tiebreaker, 7-2, and Arora prevailing in his, 7-5. Nate Magari and Kian Schifferdecker also needed a tiebreaker to prevaile at No. 2 doubles, 9-8 (8-6).

Mason Arado, Seamus Hickey and Schifferdecker also provided singles wins and Arado teamed with Hickey for a 9-7 doubles decision. Lebanon visits Plymouth on Tuesday.

Girls TennisHanover 7Merrimack 2

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Brooke Volker, Carly Miles, Emma Watson, Lyric Wilson and Bella Malo earned singles points and the pairings of Volker and Miles and Wilson and Emma Marks came through in doubles. The Marauders (5-0) lost only at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles and visit Manchester Central on Tuesday.

Wilton-Lyndeborough 6Stevens 3

CLAREMONT — The Cardinals came up just short in a tight matchup with the Warriors.

Clara Avery won a thriller at No. 2 singles, 8-6. Riley Murphy added an 8-1 win at No. 6 singles. Lauren Fellows and Quinn McCaffery added an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles for the Cardinals.

Stevens (0-4) will host Kearsarge at Monadnock Park on Tuesday.

North Country 6Hartford 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Top singles player Phelan O’Keefe continued her strong play for the Canes, winning 6-0, 6-1 for the lone Hartford victory.

Nyah Jenks lost a tight matchup at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-4.

Hartford (0-4) visits Brattleboro on Wednesday.

Conant 8, Lebanon 1

JAFFREY, N.H. — The Raiders fell to 2-2 with the loss at the Orioles.

Caitlin McHugh picked up the Lebanon win at No. 6 singles, 8-4 over Samantha Newton. The Raiders visit Profile on Tuesday.

Woodstock 6Burr & Burton 1

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps’ only stumble came at No. 5 singles, otherwise that lineup produced victories by Momo Biele, Lydia Howe, Olivia Marsicovetere and Katey MacMaster.

Doubles points were earned by the duos of Kenzie Biele and Choloe Noble and Tierney Dugan and Julianna Beraldie. Woodstock (4-0) is home against Montpelier on Wednesday.

Men’s TennisDartmouth earnsNCAA tourney berth

HANOVER — The Big Green will be making their third NCAA tournament appearance in the last four seasons and will open the first round playing in Waco, Texas, at Baylor University.

No. 41 seed Dartmouth will battle No. 20 seed Michigan at Baylor’s Hurd Tennis Center on Friday. The teams have played just once previously, a 4-3 Dartmouth win in 2015.

College BaseballCSC 7, Johnson & Wales 6Johnson & Wales 11, CSC 4

NEW LONDON — The Chargers split a doubleheader and finished 7-28 overall and 4-12 in Great Northeast Conference play. Colby-Sawyer is 13-53 the past two seasons and has not posted a winning campaign since 2000.

Correction

Hanover High’s 9-0 win over Merrimack boys tennis on Monday consisted of nine 8-0 matches. Alex Rockmore, Will Tarnowski, Andrew Enelow, Chris Lee, Trevor Siegel and Gary Li won at singles for Hanover, and the tandems of Aidan Biglow-Evan Yang, Will Blinkhorn-Matt Bonner and Tristan Meyer-Kevin Pillsbury at doubles. An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the Hanover players.