Local roundup: Hanover boys tennis stays perfect

  • Brendan Kwaku

Staff Reports
Published: 5/4/2022 11:31:18 AM
Modified: 5/4/2022 12:40:11 PM

HUDSON, N.H. — Still undefeated, the Hanover High boys tennis team went on the road and escaped with a 7-2 win over host Alvirne on Tuesday afternoon.

Alvirne earned wins at the top two singles matches behind twin stars Peyton and Ashton Meuse. Peyton beat Hanover’s No. 1, Evan Yang, 8-3, and Ashton earned an 8-5 win over Alex Rockmore. The Bears duo then got some revenge on the Meuses in doubles, partnering for a 9-7 win to help Hanover sweep the doubles matches.

“Evan and Alex played their hearts out separately in singles and together in doubles against the Meuse twins, well known as two of the best boys tennis players in the state,” Hanover coach Jarrod Shaheen said. “At various moments, their coach (Mike Coulter) and I agreed that the four were playing collegiate-level points. It will be fun to see them again in the individual tournaments in June.”

Kevin Pillsbury, Charlie Birkmeyer, Zach Pearson and Sam Ames all won 8-0 in singles for Hanover, now 8-0. Pillsbury/Sam Ames (8-0) and Ian Holmes/Ryder Wilson (8-1) added doubles wins.

The Bears travel back to Keene on Wednesday to complete a suspended match from Monday.

Lebanon 7, Windham 2

WINDHAM, N.H. — The Raiders played without Mason Arado but still picked up the win at the Jaguars.

Nolan Arado stepped up at No. 1 singles and picked up an 8-1 win. Finn Ericson (8-0), Lavi Halwawala (8-2) and Kyle Hines (8-5) all added singles wins. Baden Schifferdecker lost the match of the day at No. 2 singles, 9-8.

Nolan Arado and Halwawala added an 8-0 win in doubles. Schifferdecker/Will Katz (8-1) and Hines/Seth Carl (8-3) also won in doubles.

The Raiders (5-0) will visit Kennett on Thursday.

Woodstock 5, Rutland 2

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (2-1) took all five singles matches to defeat the Raiders.

At No. 1 singles, senior Nixon Malik came back from a set down and then won in a super-tiebreak. The other singles matches all ended in straight sets, with sophomore Kaelen Lundberg and seniors Cooper Dorsogna, Max Hambsch and Jake Singelais all coming away victorious.

Rutland won both doubles matches, needing a second-set tiebreak at No. 2.

“Rutland is always one of our tougher opponents, and any time we get a win against Rutland, I’m happy,” Woodstock head coach Dave Miles said. “Our top players played well today. To get five points out of singles, you can’t ask for more than that.”

The Wasps are at rival Hartford on Friday.

Burr & Burton 4, Hartford 3

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes lost a tight matchup with the Bulldogs which featured four different tiebreakers.

Andre Damiani de Souza won, 6-4, 1-6, 12-10 at No. 1 singles. Owen Parker (6-3, 5-7, 10-8) and Ezra Avery (5-7, 6-3, 11-9) also had tiebreaker wins in their singles matches. Teddy LaFountain and Sebastian Fraser then lost a marathon match at No. 1 doubles, 4-6, 6-7 (11-13). 

Hartford hosts Woodstock on Friday.

Girls TennisWilton-Lyndeborough 5, Stevens 2

WILTON, N.H. — The Cardinals (0-5) picked up a pair of wins in a match at Wilton-Lyndeborough.

Kamdyn Aldrich won her singles match, 8-5. Stevens also won a singles match by forfeit. Amaya and Izabela Eitapence lost an 8-5 thriller in doubles.

Stevens visits Berlin on Thursday.

Burr & Burton 7, Hartford 0

MANCHESTER, Vt. — Maggie Dumont lost a battle at No. 1 singles (6-3, 6-2) against a very strong Bulldogs team. Hartford hosts MSJ on Thursday.

BaseballThetford 7, Lake Region 2

THETFORD — The Panthers played with just nine players and used a four-run fourth inning to top Lake Region.

Ethan Marshia pitched the first four innings, striking out eight while walking just two without allowing a hit. Marshia also walked twice, singled, and scored twice. Justin Robinson pitched the other three innings and was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Boone Fahey was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and one RBI. Mack Briglin had a hit and drove in two.

Thetford (3-1) hits the road to face Lamoille on Thursday.

White River Valley 3, Green Mountain 2

CHESTER, Vt. — Dominic Craven pitched a no-hitter for WRV (6-2), which scored all three of its runs in the third inning.

Craven struck out 10, walked three and allowed two unearned runs to pick up the win. Austin Tracy had a RBI single and Weston Trombly had a two-run single to provide the runs in the third-inning rally. Tracy, Mason Gauthier and Robby McShinsky each scored a run.

“It was a good team win today,” WRV coach Devin Cilley said. “A lot of guys made some tough plays in the field and Dom threw very well with command of all of his pitches.”

The Wildcats host Woodstock on Thursday.

Windsor 5, Otter Valley 3

BRANDON, Vt. — The Yellowjackets (2-4) scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead and held on to beat the Otters. 

Johnny Clark pitched six innings for Windsor, striking out eight. Lee Bevis, Dalton Clifford and Austin Gauld all had RBIs.

The Jacks host Mount Anthony on Saturday.

Woodstock 19, Mill River 7 (5)

WOODSTOCK — Robby Macri was 3-for-3 with four runs scored out of the leadoff spot to lead the Wasps (3-2) over Mill River.

Woodstock had 15 hits as a team and scored nine runs in the first inning to remove any doubt early. Memphis Begin had two hits and drove in five for the Wasps. Alex Rice was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of runs. Josh Hough and Chase Conway each added a pair of hits. Ben Runstein singled and scored three runs.

Rice tossed the first 2 ⅓ innings, surrendering six runs, two earned, on six walks and two hits while fanning four. Runstein pitched the other 2 ⅔ innings, allowing one run while striking out three.

Woodstock visits White River Valley on Thursday.

Hollis-Brookline 4, Lebanon 3

HOLLIS, N.H. — The Raiders couldn’t hold a 3-2 lead and lost for the fourth consecutive time. Lebanon (2-5) received four innings from starting pitcher Dawson Bates, who allowed three hits and two runs, one of them earned, while striking out five batters and walking one.

Reliever Zach Aldrich surrendered four hits and two runs, both earned, while striking out one opponent and walking three. Francis Calandrella was the only Raider with two hits, one of them a double. Hollis-Brookline (6-0) committed four errors.

Lebanon, which had six hits total, struck out 12 times and committed five errors, hosts Plymouth on Friday. The combined record of the Raiders’ opponents during their losing streak is 23-6.

Bellows Falls 1, Hartford 0 (10)

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — The Hurricanes’ Colin Vielleux came out on the losing end in a 10-inning pitcher’s duel against the Terriers’ Jamison Nystrom.

Vielleux struck out 16 in nine innings of work, walking two while allowing just four hits. The Terriers pushed across the game’s only run in the bottom of the 10th inning with runners on first and second and one out. A blooper to center field and a throwing error helped the runner on second come around for the walk-off.

“This was another great game we played. We got excellent pitching from Colin and did very well in the field,” Hartford coach Bill Vielleux said. “In a game like that, one play is going to win the game and unfortunately we weren’t able to make that play today.”

The Canes’ best chance at scoring came in the top of the ninth with a runner on third and one out. A suicide squeeze was called, but the bunt wasn’t put down succesfully and the runner was thrown out at the plate. Nate Clark had two of the three hits for the Canes, but also committed the throwing error that led to the game-winning run. Hartford hosts Otter Valley on Thursday.

SoftballOxbow 31, U-32 2 (5)

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Olympians (4-2) scored 14 runs in the second inning and Oxbow had 13 hits to beat U-32.

Hadlee Allen had four RBIs on a pair of hits to pace the attack. Makenna Simmons was 3-for-3. Alexa Kosakowski added a double. Anastase Bourgeois pitched the first four innings with eight strikeouts and had a single. Brianna Gray added an inning of relief.

Oxbow hosts Lyndon on Thursday.

Hartford 12, Springfield 6

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Canes won their third straight behind a strong pitching performance by Marina Grassi.

Grassi struck out 10 in a complete-game win for Hartford (3-2). Becca Keelty led a potent Canes attack, going 4-for-5. Logan Evans had a home run and two singles. Maddi Willey had a double and a pair of singles. Hailie Defablis added two hits.

Hartford visits Otter Valley on Thursday.

Otter Valley 16, Windsor 4

BRANDON, Vt. — The Yellowjackets dropped to 2-4 with the loss at the Otters.

Starting pitcher Peyton Richardson and Meagan Holling had the only two hits for Windsor. Richardson struck out five in the circle.

Windsor hosts Mount Anthony on Saturday.

Boys LacrosseHanover 13, Pembroke 3

HANOVER — The Bears led, 10-0, at halftime and improved to 3-3 this season. Brendan Kwaku had four goals and an assist for the hosts, who also received three goals and an assist from D.H. Hendrick. 

Brendan Logan and Max Galbraith each had two goals for Hanover, which dropped Pembroke to 0-5. The Bears visit Winnacunnet on Thursday.

Girls LacrosseHartford 15, Colchester 4

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes remain unblemished after a dominant showing against Colchester.

Caroline Hamilton had four goals and an assist for the Canes. Addison Cadwell added three and two. Elliot Rupp had two goals and three assists.

The Canes (6-0) host St. Johnsbury on Wednesday.

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