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Local roundup: Lacy leads Hanover boys to fourth at D-II state track meet

  • Derek Lacy

Staff Reports
Published: 5/29/2021 10:14:37 PM
Modified: 5/29/2021 10:14:35 PM

PELHAM, N.H. — Senior Derek Lacy produced a trio of top-four results and joined in a winning relay effort to lead the Hanover High boys track team to fourth place at the NHIAA Division II state championship at Pelham High School on Saturday.

Lacy ran the third led in Hanover’s victorious 4x400 relay effort, joining Joaquin Martin, Taj Bagnato and Pierce Seigne to post a winning time of 3 minutes 38.65 seconds. Lacy was also second in the 300-meter hurdles (43.24 seconds), third in the high jump (5 feet, 10 inches) and fourth in the long jump (19-6) to provide 18 individual points to Hanover’s tally.

Ian Solberg contributed a second in the high jump (6-0) and sixth in the long jump (18-8.25). Martin claimed fifth in the 400 dash (53.92), and Seigne grabbed fourth in the 800 run (2:00.58).

Junior speedster Nyeoti Punni provided the bulk of 14th-place Lebanon’s points with a fifth in the 200 (23.73), a sixth in the 100 (11.57) and role in a third-place 4x100 relay effort. Birhanu Harriman was fifth in the 1,600 (4:35.24) for the Raiders.

Coe-Brown, which rolled to the girls team title earlier Saturday, edged Windham by four points in the boys meet to complete the double.

Boys team scores: 1. Coe-Brown 112, 2. Windham 108, 3. Sanborn 56, 4. Hanover 43, 5. Souhegan 28; 14. Lebanon, 11.

baseball Hartford 11, Otter Valley 7

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (14-0) batted around in a seven-run fifth inning to overturn a 7-4 deficit and complete their first undefeated regular season since 1936.

Nick Martin and Aiden Brooks both tripled in the big rally as Hartford amassed seven of their 10 hits on the night to overwhelm the Otters (7-8). Colin Vielleux relieved starter Zach John and got the win, striking out eight.

The Canes will be the top seed in the VPA Division II tournament next week, seeking their first state championship on the diamond since 2009.

White River Valley 3, Bellows Falls 1

SOUTH ROYALTON — Carder Stratton led on the mound and at the plate as the Wildcats completed their second straight undefeated regular season.

Statton pitched a complete game, allowing one hit and striking out 11. He also went 2-for-3 at the plate and drove in two runs.

The Wildcats got on the board in the first inning when Statton doubled home junior Dominic Craven, who had singled. A single by Stratton in the second brought sophomore Robby McShinsky to the plate for a 2-0 lead. WRV added another run when junior Weston Trombly doubled and later scored.

Seniors Jacob Barry and Tyler Ballentine each had a hit.

North Country 9, Oxbow 4

NEWPORT, Vt. — The host Falcons used a four-run rally in the fourth inning to reverse a 3-2 deficit and hand the Olympians (3-12) a regular season-closing eighth straight defeat.

Oxbow took a 2-0 lead in the third when Bryce Ilsley and Andrew Emerson were both hit by pitches before scoring on a two-run single from Chase Lund. When North Country tied the contest, the O’s came right back on Emerson’s RBI single to plate Cameron Roy.

Roy later delivered a run-scoring single to plate Nathan Bachus in the Oxbow fifth.

SOFTBALL White River Valley 9, West Rutland 1

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats completed an undefeated season and now wait to see who their first-round opponent will be in the upcoming VPA D-III playoffs.

Chelsie Trask won her sixth game of the season, going all seven innings and giving up just three hits, striking out 10 with five walks and one unearned run.

At the plate for WRV, (15-0), Blake Southworth had three hits and scored two runs, Toni Turner had a pair of hits and one run scored and Tanner Drury scored four times on a hit and three walks.

Fiona Vaillancourt, Trask, and Sadie Kinsley also had hits.

Oxbow 7, BFA-Fairfax 4

BRADFORD, Vt. — Anastase Bourgeois, an eighth grader, struck out 11 to finish with 100 strikeouts for the season as the Olympians finished at 13-1 heading into the D-III playoffs.

Oxbow collected eight hits, two each by freshman Lily Lahaye and junior Alexa Kosakowski, and Olympians stole five bases, including two by senior Aspen Longmoore.

“It was a great way to finish out the regular season with a win,” said coach Chuck Simmons,

Oxbow finished second in D-III this season.

Otter Valley 12, Hartford 11

BRANDON, VT. — The Hurricanes lost in last inning when a two-out, bases-loaded single brought home the winning run following a controversial call in the sixth inning that would have put Hartford up by a run.

Hartford coach Danielle Tenney said Logan Evans was called out for failing to touch home plate after hitting a three-run homer in the sixth. “We saw her land on home plate, but the coach appealed and they (umpires) said she didn’t step on it,” Tenney said.

With the game tied at 11 in the bottom of the seventh, Hartford got the first two outs before Otter Valley loaded the bases on three walks followed by the game-winning hit.

Becca Keelty went 5-for-5 including a double, and Evan was 3-for-4. Cassidy Biesler, Marina Grassi and Madison Willey also had hits.

Hartford finished 4-9 and now prepares for the playoffs.

Girls lacrosse Woodstock 7, Brattleboro 6

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Sophomore Isabel Konijnenberg had two goals and sophomore Audrey Emery made 18 saves for the win in the Wasps’ final regular season game.

Also scoring a goal each for Woodstock were Hannah Reed, Maggie Mello, Carter Willis, Leah Kuhnert and Molly Shearer. Woodstock led 5-1 at halftime.

Boys lacrosse Hartford 6, Stowe 5

STOWE, Vt. — Five goals by sophomore Joseph Barwood and an outstanding game in goal by junior Tarin Prior led the Hurricanes, who finished the regular season at 11-4.

Coach Grant Whiteway said Hartford led most of the way, but some turnovers late made the game close. He credited Prior with a big part of the win.

“He made some huge save down the stretch,” Whiteway said. “He has been doing that all year.”

Senior Bentley Boonyaharn had the other goal.

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