Local roundup: Raiders stay unbeaten on tennis courts

  • Will Katz —Tris Wykes

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Published: 5/11/2022 10:56:28 PM
Modified: 5/12/2022 7:20:54 PM

HOLLIS, N.H. — The defending NHIAA Division II champion Lebanon High boys tennis team stayed unbeaten with an easy 8-1 road win over Hollis-Brookline on Wednesday despite missing senior Mason Arado and sophomore Will Katz.

Arado’s younger brother, sophomore Nolan Arado, took over the No. 1 singles spot and won in an 8-0 shutout, as did junior Finn Ericson at No. 3 and senior Seth Carl at No. 6, who was making his singles debut. Freshmen Lavi Halawala and Kyle Hines each took home 8-1 wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles, respectively.

Lebanon lost just one game among the three doubles matches. Hollis-Brookline’s only victory came at No. 2 singles, where William Critchfield defeated junior Baden Chifferdecker, 8-4.

The Raiders (8-0) are back in action Friday when they host Oyster River.

Woodstock 7Mount Anthony 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (5-1) shut out the Patriots.

Seniors Cooper Dorsogna, Max Hambsch and Jake Singelais all won their matches easily, while sophomore Kaelen Lundberg clinched via a second-set tiebreak and senior Nixon Malik came back from a set down to win on a super-tiebreak.

The two Woodstock doubles teams — senior Otto Nisimblat and junior Reece Sheehan, and seniors Nate Satterfield and Kip Gaddis — were victorious as well.

“Kaelen’s and Nixon’s matches at the first two singles spots were riveting, full of long rallies with good winners and excellent scrambling defense on both sides of the net,” Wasps head coach Dave Miles said.

Woodstock heads to Mount St. Joseph on Friday.

Rutland 5, Hartford 2

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Seniors Andre Damiani de Souza and Ethan Michaels earned victories for the Hurricanes, but Hartford was winless elsewhere in Wednesday’s loss to the Raiders.

The Canes (3-5) are off until next Wednesday, when they travel to Burr & Burton.

SOFTBALL Brattleboro 6, Hartford 1

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — Junior Marina Grassi went the distance in the pitcher’s circle in the Hurricanes’ loss, striking out 10 batters.

After allowing the Colonels to score the game’s first run in the top of the third, Hartford evened the score in the bottom half when sophomore Harper Robinson singled, stole second and came home on a single by freshman Paige Vielleux. But it was all visitors the rest of the way.

“Every game we see new things and good things happening,” Hurricanes head coach Danielle Tenney said. “There are a lot of improvements this year, and this is a fun group to watch.”

Hartford (4-5) will host Burr & Burton on Saturday evening.

Monadnock 14, Newport 3

NEWPORT, N.H. — The Tigers (7-1) were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten in a loss to the Huskies.

Sophomore Tanya Sanchez got the start for Newport, allowing 10 runs (six earned) on 10 hits over five innings. She struck out eight while walking two and hitting a batter. The Tigers committed five errors behind her, leading to four runs.

Freshman Cheyenne Hannum pitched the last two innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on three hits.

Sanchez also led the way at the plate with two hits for Newport, and freshman Alexis Durgin hit her first high school home run in the first inning. But Monadnock pitcher Grace Laclair kept the Tigers off-balance for most of the afternoon, scattering seven hits and striking out nine in a complete-game win.

Newport will play a home-and-home doubleheader with rival Stevens on Friday, hosting the Cardinals at 3:30 and then making the short trip to Claremont for the 7 p.m. nightcap.

Fall Mountain 16, Lebanon 3 (6)

LEBANON — The Raiders lost their 10th consecutive game, scored three or fewer runs for the seventh time and fell to 1-11.

Lebanon is at Mascoma (1-10) on Friday. The Royals won the NHIAA Division III teams’ first meeting, 32-17, on April 28.

Belmont 23, Mascoma 0

WEST CANAAN — The Royals fell to 1-10 with Wednesday’s blowout loss. Mascoma hosts Lebanon, who it beat for its only win, on Friday.

BASEBALL Lebanon 7, Kennett 1

LEBANON — The Raiders (4-5) scored three runs during both the first and second innings and coasted to an NHIAA Division II victory over the Eagles (3-8).

Pitcher Braeden Falzarano allowed five hits and one earned run, striking out eight batters and walking none during a complete-game effort. Cole Fabry had three hits, one of them a double, and an RBI. Nick Brill had two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs. Lebanon hosts Milford (2-8) on Thursday.

Belmont 5, Mascoma 1

WEST CANAAN — The Royals (0-10) scored their first run in their last six games but stayed winless in a loss to the Red Raiders. Mascoma hosts Newfound on Friday.

Monadnock 15, Newport 2

NEWPORT, N.H. — The Tigers dropped to 1-10 on the season in a loss to the Huskies. Newport plays rival Stevens in a home-and-home doubleheader on Friday.

BOYS LACROSSE Lebanon 17, Inter-Lakes 1

MEREDITH, N.H. — Senior Griffin Auch led the Raiders (7-3) with five goals and four assists in a rout over the Lakers.

Another senior, Hunter Grant, added four goals and three assists for Lebanon, while junior Finn Kopp scored three times. Junior Cesar Salcedo had a team-high five assists and scored once. In goal, sophomore James Barnett made six saves.

Hartford 12, Colchester 7

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (9-1) won their sixth straight game and have scored in double figures in the last five.

Senior goalie Tarin Prior broke the program record for saves and is now up to 420 for his career. Offensively, senior Gordon Willey led Hartford with four goals, while senior Aidan Boonyaharn, junior Joseph Barwood, and sophomores Ryan Spaulding and Brayden Trombly each scored twice. Sophomore Ezra Mock had a pair of assists.

The Canes will be at Stowe on Monday.

Hillsboro-Deering 8, Stevens 3

HILLSBORO, N.H. — The Cardinals (0-10) played their closest game of the year and tied their season-high in goals scored, but could not get past the Hillcats. Stevens is at Inter-Lakes on Friday.

GIRLS LACROSSE Lebanon 17, Inter-Lakes 6

LEBANON — The Raiders (5-1) picked up their fifth straight win since dropping their opening game.

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