Local roundup: Hanover boys hockey off to semis

  • Hanover HIgh's Alex Rockmore goes through the congratulations line after scoring during his team's 7-2 defeat of visiting Londonderry on March 5, 2022, at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. —Tris Wykes —Tris Wykes

  • The Hanover High student section erupts in joy after its team scores in the NHIAA Division I quarterfinals against visiting Londonderry at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H. Hanover's 7-2 victory pushed it into Wednesday's semifinals at Manchester's JFK Coliseum. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. —Tris Wykes —Tris Wykes

  • Hanover High's Jack Gardner, right, posts up with Londonderry's Jayden Hamilton in front of the net. Hanover defeated the visiting Lancers, 7-2, in the NHIAA Division I quarterfinals on March 5, 2022, at Campion Rink in West Lebanon, N.H. (Valley News - Tris Wykes) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. —Tris Wykes —Tris Wykes

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Published: 3/5/2022 11:31:29 PM
Modified: 3/5/2022 11:30:53 PM

WEST LEBANON — A tight NHIAA Division I quarterfinal matchup turned into a rout Saturday afternoon at Campion Rink when the Hanover High boys hockey team erupted for five third-period goals and a 7-2 defeat of visiting Londonderry. 

Defenseman Matt Walsh, only moved to that position earlier this season, scored twice, as did Wyatt Seelig. Nick Lee, Alex Rockmore and Curtis Rice also tallied and Rice added three assists. Senior Luke Ives had a strong game in net, stopping 15 of 16 shots he faced during a middle stanza in which the hosts struggled. Overall he had 27 saves.

“We answered the first goal pretty quick but (Londonderry) had the edge in the second period,” said Hanover coach Dick Dodds, whose fourth-seeded team advanced to Wednesday night’s semifinals at Manchester’s JFK Coliseum against either top-seeded Concord or eighth-seeded Salem. “We showed a relentless attitude and a good offense. We’ve pushed an offensive theme lately and started to score more goals."

Lee opened the scoring in the first minute before the fifth-seeded Lancers equalized late in the opening stanza. Walsh scored the second period’s only goal before the floodgates opened after the second intermission. Three of the goals came in two and a half minute span early in third period.  

Hanover is 9-1-1 since a loss to Bow on Jan. 22. The tie was with defending state champion Concord on Feb. 14. 

“I’m really proud of the way these boys have come down the stretch,” said Dodds, pointing out that his team began the season 4-6. “They’re starting to trust one another a little more and their passing has been fantastic.”

Boys basketballSpaulding 70, Hartford 61

BARRE, Vt. — Up by three after three quarters, the upset-minded Hurricanes struggled offensively in the fourth quarter, scoring just 7 points against the second-seeded Crimson Tide in the VPA Division II quarterfinals.

Hartford, the sixth seed, was down by six after two quarters, 37-31, but scored 23 in the third, including 10 by Jacob Seaver, who had at team high 16 points, to lead 54-51. Spaulding pulled away with a 19-7 scoring advantage in the fourth.

Tarin Prior had 15 for Hartford, Brody Tyburski 14 and Brady Olmstead 10  

Hartford finishes the year at 15-6 and will graduate Seaver, Prior, Brandon Potter, Jaiden Keefe and Dan Adams.

Indoor trackHartford runs in New England Championships

BOSTON — At Saturday’s New England Championship, Hartford performed up to expectations with some personal records.

In the 4 by 400 boys relay, Jack Fournier-Stephens, Gavin Farnsworth, Logan White and Bennet Moreno finished 20th (4:02.73) and Fournier-Stephens, Farnsworth, Moreno and Ethan Michaels were 23rd in the 4 by 800. Both were personal records for the team and the 800 (9:39.02) broke the school record.

Bethany Davis was 17th in the 1,000 meters (3:28.79) Caroline Hamilton 22nd in the 55 meter hurdles (9:58) and the team of Macy Bettwieser, Alice Piper, Bello Boeri and Bethany Davis set a personal record with an 18th place finish in the girls 4 by 400 with a time of 4:50.36. Hamilton was 23rd in the long jump (14 feet, 7 inches)

BowlingWindsor, Hartford go out in quarterfinals

BARRE, Vt. — Windsor and Hartford both bowed out in seven games in the quarterfinals of the VPA High School Bowling Championships at Twin Lanes.

Windsor lost to Brattleboro, 4-3, and Hartford, after defeating Essex, 4-1 in a play-in match, was defeated by Burlington, 4-3.

Windsor won the first, third and sixth matches while Brattleboro won the second, fourth, fifth and deciding seventh match, 179-170.

Windsor Coach Steve Bly said a bright spot for his squad was it had a Baker match average of 180, 25 pins higher than their season average.

Windsor will graduate Patrick Kelly, who is ranked second in the state with a 208.8 average and is on the senior team for the VT/NH senior classic at Maple Lanes on Saturday. Cean Lieberman Jr., is Hartford's lone senior.




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