Local roundup: Newport freshman has a Lovely day at Keene meet

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Published: 5/7/2022 10:16:45 PM
Modified: 5/8/2022 9:23:55 AM

KEENE, N.H. — Newport High freshman Maddox Lovely won the girls’ 200-meter dash and 100 and 300 meter hurdles to help the Tigers to a narrow third-place finish ahead Windsor in a 10-team high school track and field meet at Keene High School.

Lovely’s teammate, Taylor Fellows, also a freshman, won the girls’ 800 meters, and Fellows, Lovely, Emmah O’Conner and Torrence Williams were second in the 4x100 relay.

Two points behind Newport were the Windsor girls, who swept the top three spots in the 100 dash behind eighth grader Kemari Wildgoose, sophomore Meranda Johnson and sophomore Miah McAllister. Wildgoose was second in the 200 meters and ran with McAllister, Rhaiven Esse Kellog and Kiara Wildgoose to a win in the 4x100 relay.

For the boys, Hanover finished second overall on the strength of second place in the 200 meters and first in the 400 by sophomore Joaquin Martin, third place in the 200 and second in the 400 by Aidan Bradley and first place in the 3,200 by sophomore Lucian Gleiser. Martin, Gleiser, Aidan Powell and Bradley won the boys’ 4x400 meter relay.

Mia Bagnato, a Hanover sophomore, won the girls’ 400 meters and joined with Campbell Madden, Eva Simpson and Sophie Wise for a second-place finish in the 4x400. Eighth grader Maeve Bradley was third in the 200 meters for the Bears.

Lebanon sophomore Phoebe Ballard was third in the girls’ 100 hurdles and the Raider boys, who fifth as a team, were led by Talan Patkul, who was second 100 meters, and the third place quartet of Ryle Isuga, Nicholas Petrucci, Augustin Ramos Clew and Palmer Susco in the 4x100.

The Newport boys were fourth in the 4x100 relay with Kyle Ashley, Aidan Couitt, Aaron Fellows and Cameryn Simpson.

Stevens freshman Isabella Bovell was second in the 400 meters and fourth in the 100 meters. For the Stevens boys, sophomore Tyler Christian won the shot put.

Windsor boys had a third-place finish in the 4x400 with Brody Osgood, Kamdin Ovitt, Corey Lockwood and William Blake.

The host Blackbirds swept to team titles in both meets.

Boys team scores: Keene 106, Hanover 69, Monadnock 62, Bellows Falls 27, Lebanon 20, Brattleboro 13, Kearsarge 12, Stevens 10, Windsor 10, Newport 4.

Girls team scores: Keene 74, Kearsarge 72, Newport 52, Windsor 50, Bellows Falls 45, Hanover 41, Stevens 13, Monadnock 10, Lebanon 8, Brattleboro 4.

Boys TennisHanover 6, Bedford 3

HANOVER — After dropping three close singles decisions early, the Bears swept the remaining singles and doubles matches to defeat previously undefeated Bedford.

“This was a match for the ages, and was one of the best matches Hanover has played in D-I,” said Bears coach Jarrod Shaheen. “With this match, Hanover has bested each school in the division since joining in 2015.”

No. 4 Charlie Birkmeyer won, 8-5, with Zach Pearson (8-0) and Sam Ames (8-4) providing Hanover’s other singles wins to lock the match at 3-3.

In doubles, Evan Yang and Alex Rockmore, who were defeated in singles, won at No. 1, 8-6. Kevin Pillsbury and Ames were 8-3 winners, and Birkmeyer/Pearson won 8-3.

Shaheen said the all the matches were demonstrations of quality tennis.

“Every single kid who stepped foot onto the courts today, including exhibition matches, played a level of tennis that is rarely seen,” Shaheen said. “Congrats to both squads for a beautiful day of exceptional tennis.”

Next up for Hanover (10-0) is Nashua North on Tuesday at home.

“We are the last undefeated team left in the division, and we know that with that comes a lot of responsibility not to let our foot off the gas and to buckle down that much more in order to keep our success going,” Shaheen said.

BaseballThetford 6, Harwood 5

THETFORD — Jacob Gilman put out a seventh-inning fire for the Panthers, who saw a 6-1 lead reduced to one run in the top of the frame before the reliever arrived.

Sophomore Justin Robinson had a two-run homer and freshman Boone Fahey had a pair of hits and two RBIs for Thetford. Gilman and senior Ethan Marshia, who pitched four innings and allowed just one run, had two hits each for the Panthers. Thetford scored two runs each in the first, third and fifth innings.

Thetford (5-1) plays at home against Spaulding on Tuesday.

Rutland 2 Hartford 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes got a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Matt Hayes who struck out 10 and gave up just four hits and one earned run but the opposing pitcher was just as dominant, allowing one hit by Hartford junior Joey Beggs with 10 strikeouts.

"Another hard fought game and we just couldn’t get the tying run across," said Hartford Coach Bill Vielleux.

Hartford (2-5) is home against Fair Haven on Tuesday.

Mount Anthony 11, Windsor 1

WINDSOR — Sophomore Trevor Lagrow had Windsor’s sole RBI in the second inning, getting the Yellowjackets within one run, but the Patriots scored five runs in the top of the third and four more in the sixth.

Junior Maison Fortin had two of Windsor’s five hits with a pair of doubles, and sophomore Jonathan Clark also doubled.

Sophomore Lee Bevis gave up seven runs (two earned) in three innings of work.

Windsor (2-5) is home to Springfield on Monday.

Kearsarge 7, Newport 1

NEWPORT — With the game rescheduled from earlier in the week, the Tigers were forced to play without six of their starters, making for a tough afternoon.

Gavin Heino pitched the complete game for Newport and was undone by a few errors behind him.

Newport (1-8) is home to Gilford on Tuesday.

SoftballThetford 18, Harwood 5 (5)

THETFORD — Makalya Stanley struck out five in four innings and Paige Tremblay struck out one to close the game.

"Everyone did well today and contributed at the plate. Fielding was solid as well," Thetford head coach Michelle Morgan said.

Thetford (4-2) is at Spaulding on Tuesday.

Rutland 20, Hartford 8

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Marina Grassi was in the circle, pitching seven innings with five strikeouts and eight walks for Hartford while Rebecca Keelty went three for four at the plate.

Maddie Willey doubled and Logan Evans tripled for Hartford (3-4).

 Singles all brought in by Grassi, Hailie Defabiis, Morgan Curtis, and Paige Vielleux had run scoring singles.

"Rutland hit well in the gap tonight and our hitting has looked better in previous games," said Hartford Coach Danielle Tenney said. "We will shake off today's game and move forward fresh against Fair Haven on the road Monday."


Mount Anthony 28, Windsor 3

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets had hits from Peyton Richardson, Sarah DeSchamp, Fern Day and Brianna Barton, with Meagan Holling reaching base three times.

“I’m really proud of these girls despite the score,” said Windsor coach Kelsey Mason. “We had two underclassman pitch, Piper Vivian and Amber Simonds. Both did a great job in the circle.”

Windor (2-5) is home to Springfield on Monday.

Oxbow 23, Williamstown 6

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. — The Olympians got a strong performance in the circle from junior winning pitcher Brianna Gray and solid hitting led by freshman Maggi Ellsworth, who had four hits with two doubles, and sophomore Lily Lahaye, with two doubles and a triple.

Gray, Alexa Kosakowski, Anastase Bourgeois, Hadlee Allen and Darcy O’Connell each had a hit.

“It was a good day to move girls around in the field and keep everyone engaged in the game,” said Oxbow coach Chuck Simmons. “The girls are playing well and coming together.”

Oxbow (5-3) travels to Harwood on Tuesday.

Boys lacrosseHartford 16, BFA-Fairfax 2

FAIRFAX, Vt. — Hartford junior Joseph Barwood scored his 100th career point in the win, racking up five goals and an assist on the day.

Sophomore Ryan Spaulding, senior Gordon Willey, Mason Chase (his first varsity goals) and sophomore Ezra Mock all had two goals for Hartford. Spaulding had an assist, and senior Aidan Boonyaharn contributed a goal and three assists.

“Defense played well today,” said Hartford Coach Grant Whiteway.

Hartford (7-1) is home to Montpelier Monday.

CrewHanover girls prevail at home


HANOVER — The Bears' girls six boat and two boat came out on top against Bedford and Exeter on Saturday's meet on the Connecticut River.

The girls second boat edged Exeter by less than a half second in the 1,400 meter upstream race.

Hanover had second place finishes in the girls 1, 3, 4, and 5 boats and boys 1, 2, and 3 boats.

"The most exciting races of the day were the G2 race where all three boats were within a second of each other and the B1 race where Hanover and Exeter were 2 seconds apart," said Hanover head coach Julie Stevenson. "Hanover is showing nice speed at this point in the season."

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