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Local Roundup: MVCS girls gain with victory

  • Hanover High's Noah Phipps (3) and Simon Phipps (7) pull away from the field on their way to a 1-2 finish in a 4.8-kilometer freestyle cross country ski race at the Connecticut Valley Championships held at Proctor Academy, in Andover, N.H., on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

  • Lydia Eastman

Staff Reports
Published: 2/13/2020 10:03:05 PM
Modified: 2/17/2020 1:43:43 PM

POULTNEY, Vt. — Sisters keep doing it for each other.

With older sister Sydney Goodwin out with the flu, sophomore Hayley Goodwin picked up the scoring slack for the Mid Vermont Christian School girls basketball team on Thursday night. The younger Goodwin hit for a career-high 35 points as the Eagles (12-4) blew past Poultney, 51-29.

Goodwin canned five of her six 3-point attempts and 10 baskets altogether, essentially outscoring the Blue Devils all by herself. Goodwin, who added eight rebounds and eight as well, is unofficially 23 points from 1,000 for her high school career.

“It wasn’t by design,” MVCS coach Chris Goodwin said. “She just knew we were missing some offense, so she was a little more aggressive. She didn’t force anything. The game just came to her.”

Lydia Eastman backed Mid Vermont Christian with 10 points and six rebounds. Coach Chris Goodwin also lauded Molly Kinnarney for her defense in the fourth quarter, when MVCS outscored Poultney, 19-0, to turn a close contest into a rout.

The win unofficially moved Mid Vermont into fourth place in VPA Division IV with four games to play. The Eagles visit No. 2 Proctor on Saturday.

West Rutland 44, WRV 38

SOUTH ROYALTON — A slow start doomed the Wildcats against the undefeated Golden Horde.

“We could not get it going in the first quarter and we were down by 10 but played them even the rest of the way,” White River Valley coach Tim Perreault said. “We gave them a heck of a game.”

Sarah Howe had 15 points, Sophie Howe had six, and Sylvie Coltey and Ella Perreault added four each.

White River (10-6) travels to Rivendell on Monday.

Rivendell 32Leland & Gray 24

TOWNSHEND, Vt. — The Raptors (5-8) completed a Southern Vermont League season series sweep of the Rebels.

Rivendell visits Blue Mountain on Saturday.

BOYS BASKETBALLWindsor 70Woodstock 67

WINDSOR — The Wasps hit 13 3-pointers, but it was not enough to overcome a balanced scoring attack from the hosts.

Owen Abrahamsen led the Yellowjackets with 19 points, followed by 11 from John Cook and seven from Caden Lockwood.

Harrison Morse scored 20 for Woodstock and Manny Pacheco had 17, including five 3s.

Windsor (6-11) is at Hartford on Saturday. Woodstock (2-16) is at home against Burr & Burton on Tuesday.

MVCS 67Christ Covenant 47

QUECHEE — The Eagles opened up an 18-point halftime lead, then withstood Christ Covenant’s 3-pointer-fed comeback bid before pulling away in the fourth quarter.

Hunter Cooper led MVCS with 28 points. Joel Roberts had 16 and Cade Paquette 10.

MVC (6-8) host Craftsbury on Monday.

NORDIC SKIINGRaider boys take race

GILFORD, N.H. — Despite not putting a skier on the podium, the Lebanon High boys used their depth to claim team honors on a tiebreaker during a 5K freestyle race at Gunstock Mountain.

Hopkinton's Theodore Mollano nipped Concord's Gavin Graham at the line for the individual win in 13 minutes, 39 seconds. Lebanon started showing up after that, with Sawyer Weale fourth (13:57), Nate Magari seventh (14:12), Seth Carl ninth (14:31) and Daniel Mladak 10th (14:33). Although tied with Hopkinton on points, the Raiders earned the team win based on a superior combined time of their four scoring racers.

Lebanon's girls were third, with three Raiders making the top 10. Ayla Weale took sixth (15:51), Zoe Chinn was eighth (16:01) and Maya Barnett tied for 10th (16:04) for Lebanon, which also saw Maria Goodwin in 14th (16:14).

Boys team scores: Lebanon 374, Hopkinton 374, Concord 367, Bow 365, Manchester 330.

Girls team scores: Hopkinton 383, Concord 369, Lebanon 367.5, Bow 345.5, Manchester 345.

FIELD HOCKEYEgner hired asnew Dartmouth coach

HANOVER — Mark Egner was hired as the new coach of the Dartmouth College field hockey program on Thursday.

Egner is the fifth coach in the 48-year history of Big Green field hockey. The native of Ireland spent the last five years at William & Mary, the most recent two as associate head coach, following a two-year stint as an assistant at Longwood.

Egner takes over for Amy Fowler, who was released by the college in December following a 20-year run as head coach.


Scores that missed Thursday’s paper due to deadline. Find updates online at www.vnews.com.

NORDIC SKIINGMarauders sweep CVCs

ANDOVER, N.H. — Hanover High placed four boys in the top five and four girls in the top eight to sweep the Connecticut Valley Conference title at Proctor Academy on Wednesday.

The Marauders’ Noah Phipps (12:52.8), Simon Phipps (12:53.6) and Adam Gilbert-Diamond (13:27.0) claimed the three podium positions in the boys race. Diego Aspinwall completed Hanover’s scoring in fifth place (13:29.5).

Kearsarge’s Marlia Richer won the girls race (15.05.6), but Hanover depth won the team decision. Meg Frost (15:53.7), Sage Gilbert-Diamond (16:13.2), Elsa May (16:25.2) and Britta Arvold (16:40.2) recorded a 3-5-6-8 result for the Marauders.

Boys team scores: Hanover 11, Kearsarge 36, Fall Mountian 40, Keene 54.

Girls team scores: Hanover 22, Kearsarge 26, Fall Mountain 33, Keene 55.

GIRLS HOCKEYHanover 2OR-Portsmouth 2 (OT)

WEST LEBANON — A Bobcat power-play goal with 3:46 left in regulation ultimately handed the Marauders (8-5-2, 8-3-2) their first blemish against NHIAA competition this winter.

Hanover’s Sage McGinley-Smith scored twice in a 91-second span of the third stanza to answer an OR-Portsmouth goal, with Gail Morse and Meredith Morhun earning assists.

Hanover goaltender Katie Smith (16 saves) and OR-Portsmouth counterpart Amelie Cowieson (35 saves) both excelled in the extra frame, each making six stops.

BOYS HOCKEYKUA 6, Phillips Exeter 0

MERIDEN — The Wildcats (21-5-1) used a 52-12 advantage in shots on goal to dominate Phillips Exeter at Akerstrom Arena.

KUA had a 2-0 lead through eight minutes on goals from Bryce Bollman and Grant Eastwood. Sullivan Mach struck for two goals later in the contest, with Adam Fantilli and Zach Whitehead (assist) providing the others. Tomas Mazura, Donte Pierre and Bobby May each contributed two assists.


MERIDEN — The Wildcats put four players in double figures for their latest NEPSAC Class AA win.

Rob Brown and Rob McRae shared game-high honors with 19 points apiece for Kimball Union (18-3).

Lebanon 67Kearsarge 62

NORTH SUTTON, N.H. — The Raiders (11-3, 9-2) shook off any effects from Monday’s OT loss to Hanover by edging the Cougars to complete a two-game season series sweep.

Jon Willeman hit two big 3-pointers to help clinch the win for the visitors, finishing with 20 points.

Springfield 53Woodstock 41

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Despite getting 17 points from Manny Pacheco and 11 from Harrison Morse, the Wasps came up short in a los to the Cosmos at Dressel Gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALLOxbow 58Williamstown 33

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians built a 33-9 lead at halftime in a win over the Blue Devils.

Tiffany Longmoore drained four 3-pointers on her way to 14 points for Oxbow (10-4). Emma DeGoosh added 13 points and Arianna Bolles had 10 points. Melanie Neil chipped in eight points.

Oxbow will host Lamoille on Saturday in a makeup game.


Mid Vermont Christian School sophomore Hayley Goodwin had a career-high 35 points in the MVCS girls basketball team’s 51-29 win over Poultney on Thursd ay night. Joel Roberts scored 16 points in the MVCS boys basketball team’s 67-47 defeat of Christ Covenant on the same night. Goodwin’s class was incorrectly reported, and Roberts was incorrectly identified, in an earlier version of this story.

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