Local roundup: Kelliher’s netminding keeps Hartford boys hockey perfect

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Published: 1/13/2022 10:50:43 AM
Modified: 1/13/2022 10:49:51 AM

MANCHESTER, Vt. — In his first start in goal for the Hartford High boys hockey team, junior Sean Kelliher made sure the Hurricanes’ late lead stood up.

Kelliher made two great saves in the final two minutes, preserving Hartford’s 3-2 win over Burr & Burton at Riley Rink as the Hurricanes stayed unbeaten at 7-0-0. Hartford has scored 48 goals this season and allowed just 10.

“He was the best player on the ice tonight,” Hurricanes coach Todd Bebeau said.

Hartford trailed, 1-0, after a period before equalizing midway through the second on senior Aidan Boonyaharn’s goal, assisted by junior James McReynolds. The Bulldogs retook the lead on a breakaway five minutes later, but the Hurricanes tied it up again in the final minute of the period on a power play goal from junior Connor Tierney, with assists from junior Joseph Barwood and senior Gordie Willey.

McReynolds scored the game-winner with 4:30 to play, with junior Blaine Gour on the assist.

Hartford heads to Brattleboro on Saturday.

Lebanon-Stevens-MRA 7, Hollis Brookline-Derryfield 3

WEST LEBANON — The Raiders won their fourth straight NHIAA Division III game in a high-scoring affair at Campion Rink.

Junior Will McGee scored a hat trick for Lebanon (6-2-0, 5-1-0 D-III) and also had an assist. Senior Griffin Auch continued his hot streak with a goal and two assists, and senior Nathan Stark also had a goal and an assist.

Lebanon heads to Kennett on Monday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Lebanon 42, Coe-Brown 22

NORTHWOOD, N.H. — The Raiders (7-4) outscored the Black Bears, 28-11, in the second half to pull away for the win.

Senior center Ella Longacre led Lebanon with 15 points, and senior guard Catherine Cole had 13. Coach Chris Boucher praised the defense of senior guard Molly Smith, who had six steals, and senior guard Clara Smyrski.

The Raiders host Oyster River on Friday.

Stevens 61, Campbell 24

CLAREMONT — Sophomore guard Kiley Bundy continued her incredible run of form, scoring 22 points, all on field goals, in a blowout win for the Cardinals, who improved to 6-1.

Junior Alyssa Paquette added 16 points for Stevens, which won its fifth straight. The Cardinals led 25-2 after a quarter.

Stevens hosts Kearsarge on Jan. 19.

Fall Mountain 51, Newport 25

NEWPORT — The Tigers (2-5) could not keep pace with the Wildcats in a blowout loss.

Sophomore guard Tanya Sanchez scored eight points for Newport, freshman guard Maddox Lovely had seven and freshman Taylor Fellows added six.

The Tigers host Newfound on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL MVCS 64, Grace Christian 44

QUECHEE — MVCS led 38-19 at halftime en route to a comfortable win.

The Eagles (4-2) got 19 points from junior guard Joel Roberts, who was 4-for-8 from behind the arc. Junior forward Roman Goeppner filled the stat sheet with 16 points, 17 rebounds, six blocks, four assists and four steals.

Sophomore guard Abel Goodwin added 14 points and eight boards, while freshman guard Jaden Goeppner chipped in with 11 points.

“Good balanced attack,” MVCS coach Erva Barnes said. “Got an early jump on offense with great ball and off ball movement. From there it was coasting the rest of the game, although the boys took their foot off the gas more than I would have liked.”

MVCS heads to Sharon on Friday.

Lebanon 52, Coe-Brown 47

LEBANON — Senior guard Cole Fabry scored a season-high 19 points to lead the Raiders (6-1) past the Black Bears.

Fabry nailed four 3-pointers, all in the first half, and had 16 of his points in the opening two quarters. Senior guard Braeden Falzarano added 14 and sophomore Nicholas Brill had a season-best nine.

Lebanon heads to Oyster River on Friday.

Fall Mountain 53, Newport 32

LANGDON, N.H. — The Tigers were held to just one point in the first quarter as the Wildcats kept them winless.

Newport (0-6) got eight points from freshman Aaron fellows and seven apiece from senior Jayden Conroy and junior Karter Joseph Pollari.

The Tigers head to Newfound on Friday.

NORDIC SKIING Hanover takes third at Proctor Academy

ANDOVER, N.H. — Hanover finished in third place in both the boys and girls races, out of 12 and 13 teams, respectively.

On the girls side, junior Margaret Frost took ninth with a time of 20 minutes, 27.3 seconds. Junior Elsa May was 12th and senior Kathryn Davis 17th.

For the boys, junior Adam Gilbert-Diamond finished 10th in 17:07.7. Senior Luke Holmes was 14th.

“It was a pretty great day of racing,” Hanover coach Tom Masterson said. “The course held up well and there were many more smiles at the finish than tears.”

WRESTLING Newport beats Raymond, falls to Campbell in tri-meet

LITCHFIELD, N.H. — The Tigers defeated the Rams, 30-24, but were edged out by the host Cougars, 19-18.

Junior Eric Wilkinson won his bout by pin against Raymond.

Newport will face Bedford, White Mountains and Spaulding on Saturday morning in Rochester, N.H.

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