Local roundup: Canes’ Hamilton hits career 100-goal plateau

  • Skouly Kachikis

  • Caroline Hamilton

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Published: 5/11/2022 7:56:19 AM
Modified: 5/11/2022 10:28:56 PM

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — Hartford High star Caroline Hamilton surged past the career 100-goal plateau as the Hurricanes girls lacrosse team added another blowout win to what is shaping up to be a memorable season. The Canes dominated host St. Johnsbury on a perfect Tuesday afternoon, 17-4, to improve to 8-0 on the season.

Hartford built an 11-2 lead by halftime and saw a balanced scoring attack overwhelm the hosts. Elliot Rupp led the way with five goals and two assists. Addy Cadwell added four and four, while Hamilton finished with three goals and an assist. Hamilton, a senior, now has 101 goals and 34 assists in her career — this without a sophomore season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Goalie Sarah Howe and the Hartford defense deserved as much credit as the offense for this win, according to coach Heather Hartford.

“It was an outstanding game by Sarah in net. The defense was solid and was able to shut down a strong St. Johnsbury offense. We had beautiful chemistry on offense and in the transition game,” she said.

Chloe Jensen and Beth Dobrich each had a goal and an assist for the Canes. Elsie Davis had a goal, and Sophie Howe had one assist. The Canes will host Vergennes-Mount Abraham on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse Lebanon 13, Pelham 11

LEBANON — Otto Bourne scored five goals to help the Raiders (6-3) edge past the Pythons.

Griffin Auch added two goals and two assists for Lebanon, now winners of three straight. Colin Maher also had two goals. C.J. Childs and Ethan Eshbaigh each added one and one apiece. Hunter Grant and Noah Mekus also scored. Goalie James Barnett had 11 saves.

Baseball Hartford 4, Fair Haven 0

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Colin Vielleux needed just 98 pitches in a complete-game gem to beat the Slaters.

Vielleux struck out 13 while allowing just one walk and three hits. Battery mate Drew Martin threw out two baserunners to further help stifle Fair Haven. The Canes scored a run in each of the first four innings.

The Canes (3-6) host Brattleboro on Thursday.

Spaulding 10, Thetford 2

BARRE, Vt. — The VPA Division II Crimson Tide scored six runs in the fourth inning to break this one open, handing D-III Thetford (5-2) the loss.

Ryan Malloy was 2-for-3 with a RBI single and a double for the Panthers. Mitchell Parkman had a RBI single. The Spaulding rally was keyed by three walks and three errors by the Thetford defense.

Softball Oxbow 17, Harwood 0

MORETOWN, Vt. — Anastase Bourgeois tossed a shutout and the Olympians scored eight runs in the seventh inning to put this one on ice.

Bourgeois allowed just four hits and didn’t walk a batter while fanning 18 in a dominant showing in the circle for the O’s. Bourgeois helped her own cause, going 3-for-5. Hadlee Allen, Alexa Kosakowski, Bourgeois, Lily Lahaye, Darcy O’Connell and Maggi Ellsworth all had RBIs in the seventh inning.

Oxbow did not commit an error, something that had coach Chuck Simmons as excited post-game as the great pitching and offensive showing.

Hollis-Brookline 15Hanover 1 (6)

NORWICH — Skouly Kachikis broke up a perfect game with a fifth-inning line drive that finished as the Bears’ lone hit. The senior also started in the pitching circle, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out one batter and walking three during four innings of NHIAA Division II work.

Jessie Lobb relieved Kachikis, allowing one hit and six runs while walking seven foes. Hollis-Brookline improved to 7-2 while Hanover fell to 1-7. The Bears visit Souhegan (1-8) on Friday.

Poultney 25, WRV 5 (5)

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats dropped a tough matchup with Poultney.

Julia Morse had three hits and scored a run for WRV. Tanner Drury and Liyah Fisk-Turkvan each walked three times, scoring a combined three runs.

Boys Tennis Hanover 9, Nashua North 0

HANOVER — The Bears dispatched the Titans in perfect conditions to remain unbeaten (11-0).

Alex Rockmore, Zach Pearson and Sam Ames all won by 8-0 finals in singles. Evan Yang, Charlie Birkmeyer and Ian Holmes all won, 8-1. Yang/Rockmore (8-0), Holmes/Ryder Wilson (8-2) and Birkmeyer/Pearson (8-1) all won in doubles.

Hanover will begin the final week of the regular season on Monday with a home match against Manchester Central for senior night.




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