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Local roundup: Newport football routs Franklin, stays perfect

Staff Reports
Published: 9/18/2021 10:16:02 PM
Modified: 9/20/2021 2:55:06 PM

Staff Reports

NEWPORT — So far, so good for the Newport High football team.

The defending NHIAA Division IV state champion Tigers had no problem with Franklin on Saturday, as six different players reached the end zone in a 54-8 rout at Maryn Field.

Karter Pollari and Kyle Ashley led the way on offense for Newport (3-0), coach John Proper said. Devyn Heino and Logan Ash powered a defense that kept Franklin (0-3) bottled up all afternoon.

Newport visits Fall Mountain on Friday.

Woodstock 42, Mill River 6

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — Colby Eaton tossed three touchdown passes — two of them to Corey White — as the Wasps (2-1) ran away from the Minutemen.

Junior Conner Dinn ran for a career-high 182 yards and scored twice for Woodstock. Eric Blanchard caught Eaton’s other TD pass, and Eaton ran for one score as well.

The Wasps were up 35-6 at halftime and were able to play a lot younger players in the second half.

“It was a good day for us,” said Woodstock coach Ramsey Worrell. “We scored on some big runs and threw the ball well.”

The Wasps return to western Vermont on Saturday, visiting Poultney.

Hanover 29, HDH 8

HILLSBORO, N.H. — Seamus Murphy ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns to keep Hanover (3-0) perfect on the NHIAA Division II season in a win over Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton (0-2).

Josh Bucci had a big day on defense for Hanover with nine tackles. The RedHawks stayed close, trailing just 14-8 through three quarters before the visitors pulled away.

Hanover returns to Merriman-Branch Field to face John Stark on Friday night.

Otter Valley 26, Oxbow 0

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians (0-2) couldn’t get on the board in a VPA Division III loss to the league-leading Otters (3-0).

Oxbow is back home to face Springfield on Saturday.

Boys soccer

Hanover 3, Portsmouth 0

HANOVER — After a scoreless first half, Hanover got going on senior Oscar Miller’s breakaway goal at the 52-minute mark followed by a pair of goals by junior Jack Gardner within a six minute span with assists from seniors Eric Ringer and Connor Hamlin.

Senior Murphy Hunt assisted on Miller’s goal, and junior Ty Nolon had two saves for his third shutout of the season.

Hanover coach Rob Grabill said “outstanding midfield performances” by junior Becket McCurdy, senior Zach Tracy and sophomore Ryder Hayes were keys to the win.

Hanover (5-2-1) visits Salem on Tuesday.

Hartford 2, Otter Valley 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Junior Mario Diaz de Rada Beltran scored at the 10-minute mark and junior Sawyer Albrecht added an insurance goal in the second half for Hartford’s win.

Freshman Nolan Morlock assisted on de Rada Beltran’s goal, and freshman Tighe Hrabcheck assisted on the second goal in the 52nd minute

Jacob Singelais had five saves for the Hurricanes, including “one big save to start the second half to keep it 1-0,” said Hartford coach Kevin Guilbault

“Great week for the team. A couple of big character wins,” he added.

Hartford travels to Brattleboro on Wednesday.

U-32 3, Thetford 0

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Panthers and U-32 were scoreless for 60 minutes before the Raiders broke through on a strike followed by a second score off a rebound.

“We had some really good chances today,” Thetford coach Ray Thorburn said. “U-32’s goalkeeper made a couple of great saves to keep us off the board.”

The Raiders’ last goal was a penalty kick.

Justin Robinson and Gus Byrne combined for 12 saves for Thetford (0-4-0), which is home against Hazen on Wednesday.

Green Mountain 3, Rivendell 0

LUDLOW, Vt. — Rivendell finished second in the four-team Josh Cole Memorial Tournament in Ludlow on Saturday.

"Green Mountain moved the ball really well, and Rivendell hunkered down and absorbed the attacks," said Rivendell coach Kevin Brooker

Green Mountain scored in the first half at the 17-minute mark then added two goals late in the game.

Carter Bacon had 10 saves for Rivendell.

Rivendell (4-2-0) plays at Leland and Gray on Tuesday.

Girls soccer

Sharon 3, Twin Valley 1

WHITINGHAM, Vt. — Seniors Mary Gage Donohue, Alix Livingston and Brandy Lewis all hit the twine to give the Phoenix (1-2-0) its first win of the season.

Eighth grader Reese Croutworst put the Wildcats in front two minutes into the contest. Donohue equalized seven minutes later, and goals from Livingston and Lewis staked TSA to a 3-1 halftime lead.

Mcallister Gray and Phoebe Quackenbos marshalled Sharon’s defense the rest of the way.

“We came out very tight and nervous in the first half, causing us to misplace simple passes and dive into tackles needlessly,” Sharon co-coach Andy Ruddell said. “In spite of that, we still managed to get three goals in that first half and were able to calm down and control the game in the second half. This wasn’t our best performance, but it’s nice to get a win on the record.”

Sharon is off until a visit to Poultney on Saturday.

Missisquoi 1, Oxbow 0

BRADFORD, Vt. — A point-blank Missisquoi goal by Alexandra Brouillette at the 68th minute was the difference in a hard-fought contest.

Missisquoi dominated the first 15 minutes, but Oxbow took control and was the stronger team up until halftime, said coach Daniel Thomas.

Both teams went back and forth with good chances going both ways in the second half, but the Thunderbirds regained control and had the best opportunities before finally scoring.

Thomas noted the strong defensive play of seniors Emma Parkin, Darcy O’Connell and junior Brianna Gray.

“Although we lost this game, there are a lot of good things we can take from it. This is one of those games that can make a great impact on the positive growth of a team. We had some brilliant saves from our (junior) goalkeeper Makenna Simmons tonight and even with all the chances our opponents had, we did an admirable job of matching their intensity.”

Oxbow (2-2-0) travels to Craftsbury on Tuesday.

Lake Region 1, Thetford 0

BARTON, Vt., — The Panthers couldn’t get the equalizer after the Rangers scored from long range in the second half.

“Lake Region played a determined game, and Thetford worked hard, especially down the stretch, to even the score,” said Thetford coach Dave Williams.

Heidi Hewes had 10 saves for Thetford (2-1-1), which hosts Woodstock on Tuesday.

Newfound 5, Mascoma 1

WEST CANAAN — Sophomore Emily Seiler scored her third goal of the season for Mascoma, but Newfound had more firepower.

Junior Madisun LaCasse and sophomore Izzy Adams picked up their first assists of the season on Seiler’s goal. Emma Bill made seven saves for Mascoma (0-6-0), which visits Gilford on Tuesday.

Portsmouth 2, Hanover 0

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Hanover played well on the road defensively and had scoring chances but could not break through.

“Hanover had some opportunities in both halves, but a strong Portsmouth back line kept them away,” said Coach Doug Kennedy. “Our Division I learning curve is stretching out a bit.”

Kennedy said junior Danielle Rudd and senior Skouly Kachikis were strong defensively “against a talented attack.” Portsmouth scored a goal in each half. Senior Kaye Lindsay and Emma Kleber had four saves for Hanover (2-4-1), which is home against Salem on Tuesday.

Cross country

May paces Hanover

NORTHWOOD, N.H. — Spencer May led the Hanover boys to a third-place team finish at Saturday’s talent-packed Coe-Brown Homecoming meet.

May, a senior, finished the 5K course in fourth place with a time of 17 minutes, 17 seconds. Junior Mack Levy finished sixth (17:35), with sophomore Will Parker 14th (17:59), senior Luke Holmes 15th (18:03) and sophomore Caleb Zuckerman crossing in 21st place (19:01). Hanover’s 60 points was behind only Oyster River with 45 points and meet winner Coe-Brown with 34.

Sophomore Sarah Glueck was first among the Hanover girls with a time of 21:26, good for ninth place. Junior Lauren Eiler was 17th (22:53), senior Charlotte Tagupa 23rd, (23:21), sophomore Ayla Wager 33rd (24:18) and freshman Lucy Wilcox 39th (25:15) for Hanover.

Right behind Wilcox in 40th and 41st place were freshman Elizabeth Staats (25:31) and sophomore Lily Terry (25:40).

“It was a brutal concentration of New Hampshire top-10 teams,” said Hanover coach Eric Picconi. “The boys ran well and in control to earn third, and the girls got gobbled up at the start and had their work cut out for them as they came in fifth.”

Hanover’s next meet is Saturday at the Manchester Invitational.

Boys team scores (top five): Coe-Brown 34, Oyster River 45, Hanover 60, Souhegan 96, Hopinkton 120.

Girls team scores (top five): Souhegan 42, Oyster River 49, Hopkinton 59, Coe-Brown 82, Hanover 114.

Mascoma second up north

WHITEFIELD, N.H. — The Mascoma boys finished second among five teams at Saturday’s White Mountains Invitational.

Gunner Currier, in ninth place, was the top finisher for the Royals with a time of 19:52. Jack Buffington was 11th (20:07), Michael Loynds 14th (21:01), David Caron 17th (21:13), Stephen Felice 22nd, (22:27) and Brayden Cilbrith 30th (25:22) for Mascoma.

Danielle Caron finished in 19th place in 26:37 and Leah Caron was 21st (27:29) for the Royals, who didn’t post a team score in the girls’ race.

Boys team scores: Newfound 29, Mascoma 73, Berlin 116, Profile 134.

Girls team scores: Kennett 15, Newfound 61, Mascoma no score.


Mascoma 3, Belmont 2

BELMONT, N.H. — Getting 10 kills from Opal Shinnlinger and 22 assists from Cardigan Loupis, the Royals (2-3) claimed a five-setter from the Red Raiders (3-3).

Mascoma also used its serve game well, recording 23 aces. Anna Sullivan accounted for seven of them for the Royals.

Mascoma visits Moultonborough on Monday.

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