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Local Roundup: Hanover, Lebanon set for girls hockey showdown

  • Clayton Wadsworth

  • Kayleigh Treitsch

  • Meredith Morhun

  • Pembroke forward Preston Wallis (left) gets the ball stolen by Lebanon guard Jon Willeman during the first half at Pembroke Academy on Tuesday evening, February 4, 2020.

  • Pembroke senior forward Shea Shackford (center in white) is surrounded by Hanover players Logan Falzarano (left) and Calvin Bates as they combine to steal the ball during the first half on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

Staff Reports
Published: 2/4/2020 10:41:20 PM
Modified: 2/4/2020 10:41:13 PM

WEST LEBANON — The Hanover High girls hockey team has had the rest of the Granite State under its thumb all winter. Now a new challenger is readying for a test.

Hanover and Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge posted back-to-back victories in a girls hockey doubleheader at Campion Rink on Tuesday night. The Marauders had their hands full in the opener, holding off Bishop Guertin, 3-2, to improve to 7-0-0 against NHIAA teams this winter (7-5-1 overall). The Raiders (6-3-2) controlled Keene-Monadnock-Fall Mountain in the nightcap, 9-3.

The two teams collide in their sole regular-season encounter on Saturday night.

Hanover never trailed against the Cardinals but also couldn’t gain any distance on them.

Sage McGinley-Smith gave the Marauders their first lead with an unassisted goal. After BG tied the contest early in the second, Meredith Morhun struck on McGinley-Smith and Gail Morse passes to reestablish the one-goal lead. Morhun scored again midway through the third period — with McGinley-Smith and Lily Seeling assisting — to answer the visitors’ second tying goal.

Katie Smith made 16 saves for the victory in the Hanover goal.

Marissa Pickman led Lebanon’s assault with a hat trick plus an assist, and Lily Barber set up four goals as well as scored one. Lena Nowell had two goals and two assists, and Claire Falcone, Emma Leute and Mackayla O’Meara provided the other goals.

Lilly Gogan, Makayla Finnell, Elena Robb and Ella Lindsay finished with assists. Goalie Kayleigh Treitsch had 11 saves.

Girls Basketball Stevens 46, Fall Mtn. 45

CLAREMONT — Sydney Miller hit two key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and the Cardinals (7-8, 5-7) clamped down on defense to break the Wildcats’ 11-game winning streak with an upset at Carr Gymnasium.

Miller finished with four treys on the night and a game-high 20 points for Stevens. Her other two triples came in 23-point third period for the Cards that included six of Alyssa Paquette’s eight points on the evening.

Jaci Morin and Zahna Rice both added seven points for Stevens, which hosts Plymouth on Friday.

Lebanon 58Pembroke 25

LEBANON — The Raiders struggled in the first half on the offensive end but outscored Pembroke, 20-4, in the third quarter on their way to a comfortable win.

Becky Wright scored 20 points and Sally Rainey 13 to lead Lebanon. Megan Gradijan, Molly Smith, Caroline Borger and Catherine Cole had five points each.

The Raiders (10-2, 12-3) held Pembroke to one point in the first quarter and 12 for the half and led at the break 21-12.

Lebanon travels to Coe-Brown on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL Stevens 50, Fall Mtn. 38

CLAREMONT — Clayton Wadsworth scored 12 of his career-high 28 points in the opening quarter, giving the Cardinals (1-8) a good start at Carr Gymnasium toward their first win of the season.

Stevens never trailed after a 16-6 opening quarter, ending a 12-game losing streak dating back to a 54-51 win over Newport on Feb. 11, 2019. Wadsworth had 49 points on the season entering the night, but the Wildcats found no way to slow him down. It was also the second win for coach Dan Ryan since he took over the program last winter.

Owen Taylor and Matt Jones both contributed five points for the Cards, who visit Plymouth on Friday.

Lebanon 88Pembroke 70

PEMBROKE, N.H. — The Raiders raced out to a 32-19 lead in a fast-paced first quarter and led, 54-30, at the break.

“The first quarter was played at an incredible pace,” Lebanon coach Kieth Matte said. “Offensively we played great, and I’m pleased with our defense. We rebounded well had a good defensive field-goal percentage.”

Calvin Bates led the Raiders with 21 points, and Jon Willeman had 19. Logan Falzarano added eight and Wade Rainey seven.

Lebanon (10-2, 8-1) plays at home on Friday against Coe-Brown.

Hartford 53
Springfield 51

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Hurricanes (7-9) built an eight-point lead entering the final quarter and held on for a Southern Vermont League victory at Dressel Gym.

Shea Bean had a big second half to lead Hartford, scoring all of his team-high 12 points after halftime. Jacob Seaver added 10 points as the Canes picked up at least one point from nine different players.

Hartford hosts Windsor on Friday.

Bellows Falls 44, WRV 36

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Wildcats (9-5) ran out of steam late, allowing too many second- and third-chance opportunities to the Terriers, who pulled away from a 27-27 game entering the final period.

Dominic Craven led White River Valley with 16 points, and Weston Trombly and Jacob Barry contributed seven apiece. WRV is back in action on Wednesday night at next-door-neighbor Sharon.

Sharon 70, Long Trail 45

SHARON — Olly Skeet-Browning exploded for 19 points in the first quarter and 34 for the game including five 3-pointers to lead Sharon to the easy win. Tyler Chapin added 25.

Sharon plays White River Valley at home on Wednesday.

Williamstown 54Thetford 50

THETFORD — The Panthers (7-8) couldn’t get out of their slide, dropping their fifth straight game as the Blue Devils made the plays late.

Jacob Tassie had a game-high 26 points for Williamstown. Thomas Parrott clinched the victory by going 7-for-8 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Eli Dunnet and Eamon Deffner led Thetford with 14 points. The Panthers visit Lyndon on Thursday.

Lamoille 68Oxbow 64 (OT)

HYDE PARK, Vt. — Despite getting a season-high 38 points from Bryce Ilsley, the Olympians (3-12) came up short in an overtime loss to the Lancers.

Lamoille clamped down on Ilsley in the extra session, holding him to a single bucket. The Lancers clinched the victory by going 5-for-6 from the charity stripe in overtime.

Cooper Simmons provided 14 points for the O’s, who entertain Montpelier on Thursday.

Mascoma 74, Franklin 29

FRANKLIN, N.H. — Ben Seiler hit five 3-pointers to lead the Royals to the win.

Gabe Rock added 13 points and Connor Thompson 12. Up 18-8 after one quarter, Mascoma extended the lead to 35-19 at the half and held the Golden Tornadoes to 10 points in the second half.

Mascoma (8-5, 7-4) plays at Newfound on Friday.

NORDIC SKIING Hanover boys win PA race

ANDOVER, N.H. — With limited snow on the ground, the Hanover boys prevailed in a combination freestyle sprint and relay meet at Proctor Academy.

Noah Phipps took second place, Simon Phipps was sixth, Diego Aspinwall was seventh and Jack Meehan landed in 12th for the Marauders in the sprint, which was contested over a 1.4-kilometer course. The Hanover girls took fourth place in their sprint race, with Meg Frost (16th), Britta Arvold (22nd), Elsa May (26th) and June Clark (37th) doing the scoring.

Boys team scores (top five): Hanover 424, Concord 400, Fall Mountain 390, Kennett 379, Hopkinton 365.5.

Girls team scores (top five): Hopkinton 415.5, Concord 415, Kennett 405.5, Hanover 368, Bow 367.5.

ALPINE SKIING Wasps compete at Bromley

PERU, Vt. — Abi Masillo and Stephen Bianchi posted the top finishes as the Woodstock girls took second and the boys grabbed third at five-school Dave Pinder Memorial Senior Day slalom at Bromley.

Masillo took third (1:32.88) and teammate Alice Sperber (1:34.16) was fourth for Woodstock behind the Burr & Burton duo of Francesca Levitas (1:31.40) and Annabell Gray (1:32.38). Elizabeth Dixon took ninth for Thetford (1:38.36).

BBA’s Michael Duddy won the boys race in 1:26.16. Bianchi clocked the seventh-best combined time (1:37.34), with Woodstock’s Max Hambsch (1:37.82) one spot back.

Boys team scores: BBA 20, Rutland 26, Woodstock 28, MSJ 58, Mill River 83.

Girls team scores: BBA 16, Woodstock 27, Rutland 40.

SWIMMING Hanover sets marksat UVAC meet

WHITE RIVER JUNCITON — Hanover High swimmers set several pool records in the final meet of the season at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center.

Grace Wenger high school pool records in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.44) and 100 butterfly (1:00.11), and her twin sister, Maggie, set a pool record in the 100 free (53.79).

The Marauders’ Chris Reiseberg added pool standard in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.9) in addition to a win in the 200 individual medley, and the Hanover girls relay team of Grace and Maggie Wenger, Emma Dunbar and Jocelyn Hazen set a record in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:48:55.

Other winners for Hanover included the boys 200 medley relay team of Brian Tso, Rieseberg, Benton Cesanek and Aidan Lackstrom) as well as individual wins from Cesanek (boys 100 fly); Dunbar (girls 500 free) and Will Golec (boys 500 free). The Wengers, Dumbar and Isabel Brennan took the girls 200 free relay.

For Lebanon, Zethan Moss won the 100 backstroke in 1:03.13. The NHIAA Division II state meet is next on Feb. 14-15 at UNH, where Hanover will look to make it three state championships in a row.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY UNH 3, Dartmouth 1

DURHAM, N.H. — The Wildcats (14-12-3) built a 3-0 lead by the second-intermission, handing the Big Green (5-15-3) its eighth straight defeat.

Catherine Trevors scored an unassisted goal at the seven-minute mark of the third period to avoid the shutout for Dartmouth. Kayla Wormsbecher held up well in net, making 30 saves.

Dartmouth, which has six ECAC Hockey games left on its schedule, is home to Colgate on Friday afternoon.


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Boys Basketball Hanover 63, Milford 46

HANOVER — Charlie Adams (18 points) and Nolan Gantrish (13) carried the offensive load to help the Marauders beat the Spartans to remain perfect (12-0 overall, 10-0 NHIAA Division II) on the season.

Jai White added 10 points and Hank Pikus had seven for the Marauders.

“We had some big minutes from Nolan and Charlie; they led the way for us tonight. They both did a nice job,” Hanover coach Tim Winslow said.

The Marauders host Kearsarge on Wednesday night.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Bellows Falls 54Rivendell 23

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Terriers overpowered the Raptors in a Southern Vermont League contest.

Adele Tilden had a game-high eight points for Rivendell, with Alex McFate adding seven and Kylie Taylor contributing six. The Raptors welcome Green Mountain on Saturday.

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