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Local roundup: Hartford boys basketball squeaks past Windsor

Staff Reports
Published: 1/29/2022 7:57:06 AM
Modified: 1/29/2022 7:55:36 AM

WINDSOR — A strong second half by the Hartford High boys basketball team helped the Hurricanes pick up a 52-47 win at Windsor on Friday night.

The Hurricanes (8-2) and Yellowjackets (5-6) staged a pitched battle all night, with Hartford building a 24-23 lead at halftime and extending that to just 35-33 after three. Brady Olmstead then scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth for the Canes, who tallied 17 in the final frame to edge ahead of the hosts.

Brody Tyburski led a balanced Hartford attack with 12 points. Tarin Prior added 11 points, Brandon Potter had nine and Jacob Seaver chipped in eight points. The win proved a nice bounceback for Hartford after a 74-61 home loss to Fair Haven on Wednesday night.

Maison Fortin had a game-high 18 points for Windsor. Caleb Buchanan added 13 points.

Hartford will host Springfield on Monday. Windsor is off until Wednesday when the Jacks visit Otter Valley.

Mascoma 61, Fall Mountain 31

LANGDON, N.H. — The Royals (9-3) were never threatened at Fall Mountain.

Ben Seiler (20 points) and Zach Thompson (19 points) did most of the damage for Mascoma, which has now won eight of its last nine games.

The Royals host Kearsarge on Monday.

Blue Mountain 65, Mid Vermont Christian 54

WELLS RIVER, Vt. — The Eagles were undone by 20 turnovers in a tough matchup with the Bucks.

Joel Roberts was 8-for-11 from 3-point range and finished with 24 points for MVCS. Roberts added eight steals and four rebounds. Abel Goodwin added 15 points, five boards and five steals. Roman Goeppner had 11 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks.

“We started slow, turned the ball over a lot due to their press and didn’t have any answer to them scoring under the basket,” MVCS coach Erva Barnes said. “Once we settled down and Joel Roberts started knocking down threes, we were somewhat able to get back into the game.”

The Eagles (7-3) will host Sharon on Monday.

Spaulding 74, Thetford 46

BARRE, Vt. — The Crimson Tide were relentless in pulling away from the Panthers (2-8).

Mitchell Parkman and Jacob Gilman each had 12 points for Thetford. Dillon Vance added 10 points. Spaulding outscored Thetford, 38-16, in the second half.

Thetford hosts Randolph on Wednesday.

Girls BasketballRivendell 33, Green Mountain 32

ORFORD — The Raptors (4-7) held off a late charge to save beat the Chieftains.

Savannah Gray had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead Rivendell. Alex McFate and Ryleigh Butler each had six points along with six steals. The Raptors scored 15 points in the third quarter to lead, 28-23, heading into the fourth. The offense went cold in the fourth, but the Rivendell defense did enough to preserve the lead.

The Raptors host West Rutland on Tuesday.

Otter Valley 36, Hartford 34

BRANDON, Vt. — The Canes’ comeback attempt fell just short at Otter Valley.

Hartford trailed, 18-11, at halftime but then chipped away after the break to get within a possession as time expired. Elsie Davis had 14 points for Hartford and Beth Dobrich added seven.

The Canes (7-5) will host a rematch with the Otters on Tuesday.

Alpine SkiingAdams claims top-five spots for Lebanon

NEWBURY, N.H. — Cassidy Adams had a pair of top-five finishes to lead the Lebanon girls at Mount Sunapee.

Adams took third overall in the slalom in 1 minute, 17.12 seconds for two runs down the course. Adams added a fourth-place finish in giant slalom in 50.15 seconds. Teammate Marin Pearson was seventh in slalom (1:27.19). Brianna Hastings was 24th in slalom and 25th in GS. Gwyneth Scachtner added a 28th place finish in GS.

Noah Lamontagne led the Lebanon boys in 16th in slalom (1:20.52). Roy Shapard was 18th in GS and 20th in slalom. Sam Hastings was 23rd in GS and 31st in slalom.

Logan Rush took 15th for the Newport boys in GS (50.58) and 19th in slalom (1:21.92).

SwimmingLebanon impresses at dual meet

NEW LONDON — Angus Hall won a pair of events to lead Lebanon in a dual meet at Colby-Sawyer.

Hall won the 50-yard boys freestyle in 26.29 seconds. Hall then won the 100-yard freestyle as well, clocking in at 58.26. Sarah Cunningham added a victory for the Lebanon girls in the 200-yard free in 2:24.26.

Adaa Karanwal had a pair of seconds for the Lebanon girls, finishing runner-up in both the 50 and 100 free. Joseph Gile was second in the 50 free behind Hall in 27.87

Sara Gaspard won the 200-yard individual medley for the Stevens girls in 2:30.40.

Ski JumpingHanover tops Kennett

MILAN, N.H. — Hanover took down Kennett on Wednesday at the Nansen Ski Jumps in Milan.

Hanover freshman Schuyler Clapp won the individual title with a pair of jumps over 40 meters, the only skier to eclipse that distance. Hanover also had four other jumpers claim top-10 finishes, including Charlie Forbush in fourth. Hanover also had Wes Stocken in sixth, Eric Ringer in seventh and Jai Gregory in eighth.

Team scores: Hanover 385.5, Kennett 378, Plymouth 362, Merrimack Valley 183.5.

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