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Local roundup: Mascoma football blanks Newfound

Staff Reports
Published: 9/4/2021 8:57:00 PM
Modified: 9/4/2021 10:00:05 PM

WEST CANAAN — The Mascoma High football team dominated on both sides of the ball in its Saturday season opener, rolling to a 42-0 NHIAA Division IV shutout of Newfound at Mascoma Valley Regional High School.

The Royals’ offense scored four touchdowns on the ground, three more in the air and forced four turnovers from the Bears (0-1).

Senior Roman Farnsworth rushed for TDs of 11 and 97 yards and caught one of sophomore quarterback T.J. Mardin’s three touchdown passes for another score. Also running into the end zone were sophomore Damian Nestle from 11 yards out and senior Josh Williams from three yards.

Mardin’s other passing touchdowns were to Tyler Mekus for 11 yards and Tyler Stark from five yards. Mascoma had two interceptions and recovered two fumbles.

“I think we have done a nice job developing our young players, and so this is really nice start for us,” said Mascoma coach Kyle Coburn

Mascoma is off until the a Sept. 18 home date with Somersworth.

Windsor 53, Mill River 13

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — Balanced scoring from several players keyed the Yellowjackets’ win in their VPA D-III opening game.

Logan Worrell scored two touchdowns for Windsor, and Travis McCallister, Maison Fortin and Keegan Batchelder accounted for one each. Ben Gilbert also ran for a touchdown and took a kickoff return back for another score.

Windsor (1-0) welcomes Oxbow on Saturday.

boys soccer Hanover 2, Bedford 0

HANOVER — Goals by seniors Murphy Hunt and Oscar Miller kept Hanover perfect so far this season.

Miller scored at the 10-minute mark with his second goal this year off a scramble in front. Hunt added an insurance goal in the 60th minute, taking a pass from Carter Guerin and converting on a breakaway.

Ty Nolon had three saves in goal for Hanover (3-0-0), which travels to Keene on Tuesday.

Milton 6, Hartford 0

MILTON, Vt. — The senior-laden Yellowjackets scored three goals in each half for the win over a young Hartford squad.

The Hurricanes (0-1-0) are home against Lake Region on Wednesday.

Girls soccer Oxbow 3, Hazen 2

HARDWICK, Vt. — Down 2-0 after just 15 minutes, the Olympians cut the deficit in half by halftime on a goal by senior Darcy O’Connell and added a pair of goals late by O’Connell and sophomore Lillian DeGoosh for the comeback win.

Makenna Simmons made 11 saves in net for Oxbow (1-0-0).

Emma Parkin assisted on O’Connell’s first goal, and Hadlee Allen assisted on DeGoosh’s goal.

Coach Dan Thomas said Parkin’s defensive play and opportunities created by Meredith Young and DeGoosh were important factors in the season-opening win.

“We were a bit slow out the gates as we are trying a new formation this year, so we are still finding our place,” said Thomas. “These first few games will be critical to find our form. That is what started to happen during this game, when we turned around a 0-2 deficit into a 3-2 victory.”

Oxbow visits Lyndon on Tuesday.

WRV 4, Windsor 2

SOUTH ROYALTON — Goals by four different players — Jillian Berry, Claire Allen, Wynter Simack and Amara Calhum-Flowers — led the Wildcats to the win in their opening game.

Elliot Rupp scored twice for Windsor, Audrey Rupp had an assist and goalie Sophia Rockwood made five saves.

Strong goaltending by Ellie Predtridge (nine saves,) and solid defense Anita Miller and Emily Bean were also keys to White River Valley’s victory.

White River coach Kim Prestridge said her team was ready to play.

“We did all the things we’ve been saying we wanted to do. The girls really worked together, communicated on the field, anticipated the ball, kept our defense solid, encouraged each other, and that effort made us successful today.”

WIndsor coach Jeff Bachey concurred.

“White River Valley played a tough game, pressured us and really limited our ability to move the ball,” he said. “When we did string passes together, things opened a bit, but it was a tough game.”

Windsor (0-1-0) plays host to Rivendell on Tuesday. White River (1-0-0) plays at Leland and Gray on Tuesday.

Theftord 4, Enosburg 0

ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. — Madi Powers scored twice and had an assist in the win.

Kiran Black and Addie Caldwell also scored, and Maddie Mosely added an assist.

“It was a spirited contest, and both teams played well,” said Thetford coach Dave Williams. “We has a nice solid team effort, and it’s a nice way to start the season.”

Thetford plays Peoples at home on Saturday.

U-32 1, Hartford 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — An early goal at the four-minute mark held up for U-32 in the opening match for both teams.

Hartford coach Jeff Acker said his team was led by strong defense from Katie Blood and Jenna Jasmin, and Nora Knudsen did an exceptional job controlling the midfield.

“We knew this would be a strong test to open against last year’s D-II state champs,” Acker said. “We dominated defensively and controlled the play for long stretches but couldn’t quite find the finishing touch to equalize.”

Hartford travels to Springfield on Wednesday.

Rivendell 0, Mill River 0

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — Neither team could find the back of the net in regulation and a 10-minute overtime. Savannah Gray had two saves for Rivendell.

The Raptors (0-0-1) travel to Windsor on Tuesday.

Field Hockey Hartford 6, U-32 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Senior captain Caroline Hamilton scored unassisted and set up three other goals as the Hurricanes (1-0-0) rolled in the season opener.

Hamilton got her goal six minutes into the contest. Hartford had the lead to 3-0 by halftime on strikes from Elsie Davis and Maddie Willey. Maddie Barwood stretched the cushion to 5-1 with a pair of third-quarter goals, and Allie Piper’s score in the fourth sealed the win.

Hartford coach Heather Schudder gave credit to two other seniors, Chloe Jensen and Grace Gardner, for their play at right midfield, a position still seeking a solution. Jensen normally plays left midfield and Gardner left back.

Alaina Beauregard had the Raiders’ lone goal, in the third period. Hartford goalie Paige Vielleux made nine saves.

The Canes host Brattleboro on Thursday.

Woodstock 4, Fair Haven 0

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Junior Norah Harper had three goals in the win for the Wasps (1-0-0).

Hannah Gubbins scored the other goal, and Lily Gubbins had two assists for Woodstock.

“Overall, we played well and were able to use several combinations of 19 different players in the game,” said coach Leanne Tapley.

Cross Country Hanover, Harriman excel

HOLLIS, N.H. — Hanover’s boys and girls each placed second as teams in Saturday’s meet at Hollis-Brookline, while Lebanon’s Birhanu Harriman of Lebanon was second among individual boys (17:00).

Levy Mack led the Hanover boys (17:18) with a fifth-place finish, and Spencer May was 10th (18:06). Also for Hanover, Will Parker was 15th (18:24) and Caleb Zuckerman 19th (18:59).

Lebanon’s boys placed fifth in the seven-team meet with Thomas Wolfe at 21st (18:46), Carlos Kennelly 25th, (19:43) and Mich Achmoody 34th (20:21).

The Hanover girls were led by Sarah Guleck, who finished sixth (22:07), followed by Lauren Eiler 12th, (23:05), Charlotte Tagupa 13th, (23:09), Wyethe Murray 16th (23:49) and Lucy Wilcox 24th (24:57).

Lebanon, which didn’t have enough runners for team points, saw Isabella Hastings (23:11) and Zoe Chinn (23:19) finish 14-15, with Ella Gessner 23rd (24:52).

Two TA runners in top 10

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. — Junior Madelyn Durkee was seventh among the girls and Tobin Durham claimed 10th among the boys at a meet at Essex High.

Durkee clocked a time of 20:28 for the Panthers. Sophomore Annie Hesser (46th, 22:22) also cracked the top 50 in the 17-school race.

Sophomore Ben Mattern finished 56th in a time of 18:52 for Thetford’s second-best individual result in the boys race.

The Panthers girls were tops among D-II schools and ninth overall. The boys claimed 13th place. TA heads to Bellows Falls on Tuesday.

Moreno wins invitational

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Hartford’s Bennett Moreno finished second (21:11) in Saturday’s Maynard Invitational at Hartford High.

Four teammates followed close behind: Jack Fournier- Stephens (21:23), Finn Walther (21:54), Gavin Farnsworth (22:05) and Zachary Johnson (22:46) in a 3-4-5-6 finish. Windsor’s Liam Atwood was seventh in 21:23.

Leading the way for Hartford’s girls was Bethany Davis in fourth with a time of 25:26. Rylee Burnham was fifth, (27:20) and Ceci Wendling seventh (32:33).

Hartford runs at Bellows Falls on Tuesday.

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