Local roundup: Punni-powered Raider boys second at CVC track championship

  • Nyeoti Punni —Tris Wykes

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Published: 5/14/2022 9:49:53 PM
Modified: 5/16/2022 12:24:17 PM

HANOVER — Lebanon High senior Nyeoti Punni won the boys 100- and 200-meter dashes during Saturday’s Connecticut Valley Championships to help the Raiders’ track and field team to a second-place finish among 14 teams with 54 points. Hanover and Green Mountain tied for third with 53 points each.

Punni, also a football and basketball player at Lebanon, has committed to run track for Holy Cross starting in the fall. He produced a 100 time of 11.14 seconds and a 200 mark of 22.50 seconds on Saturday.

Hanover senior Pierce Seigne was first in the 1,600-meter run, second in the 800 and third in the pole vault.

Lebanon junior Birhanu Harriman took third in the 1,600. Hanover’s Lucian Gleiser was second in the 3,200, with Thomas Wolfe of Lebanon third. Lebanon won the 4x100 with Windsor second, while Hanover finished second in the 4x400.

Stevens’ Dylan Chambers was third in the 100 and 200 meters. Charlie Rowe of Hartford won the pole vault, with Thetford’s Finn Linehan second. In the long jump, Uly Junker-Boyce of Thetford was second, and Ben Gilbert of Windsor won the shot put and second in the discus.

Hartford’s Jordan Davis took second in the shot put and third in the discus. Newport’s Kyle Ashley was second in the javelin.

Sharon, the smallest school at the meet, got a second-place finish from Jaxon Nichols in the 110 hurdles and a third-place finish from Riley Eastman in the 400. The Phoenix’s 4x800 boys team also took second.

For the girls, second-place Thetford had runner-up finishes in the 400 dash and pole vault from sophomore Charlize Brown, as well as second-place finishes in the 100 and long jump by junior Madelyn Durkee. The Panthers finished with 76 points, just six shy of victorious Keene.

Other top finishes for area girls included:

■Janiah Young of Windsor, who won the 100, 200 and long jump.

■Isabella Bovell of Stevens, who claimed third in the 100.

■Freshman Maddox Lovely of Newport, who won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and was third in the 200 dash.

■Hanover sophomore Mia Bagnato, who was third in the 400.

■Taylor Fellows of Newport, who won the triple jump and was third in the 800.

Hanover’s Emma Kelber won the high jump with teammate Amelia Berthold third. Windsor, Lebanon and Stevens finished first, second and third in the 4x100 relay. The Bears were second in the 4x800.

Boys team scores: Keene 135, Lebanon 54, Hanover 53, Green Mountain 53, Thetford Academy, 50, Windsor 49, Hartford 35, Monadnock 35, Fall Mountain 30, Sharon 24, Newport 13, Stevens 12.

Girls team scores: Keene 82, Thetford, 76, Bellows Falls 71.33, Hanover, 54.66, Newport 50, Windsor 48, Brattleboro 45, Fall Mountain, 26, Stevens 23, Green Mountain 21, Lebanon 21, Hartford, 19, Monadnock 18.

BaseballWoodstock 7, Arlington 3

WOODSTOCK — Holden Larmie had two hits and two RBIs to help boost the Wasps to 3-3. Starting pitcher Memphis Begin, who went four innings, and reliever Alex Rice held the visitors to seven hits and one earned run.

Woodstock, which committed three errors, is at Bellows Falls (9-3) on Tuesday. Arlington is 6-3.

Thetford 17, Oxbow 7

THETFORD — The Olympians led, 4-3, after two innings, but the Thetford bats came alive during the third with 12 runs en route to victory.

Nolan Pepe, Justin Robinson, Jacob Gilman and Mack Briglin drove in two runs each. Briglin, who was 3-for-4 with a double, got the pitching start, giving up four runs on six hits.

Zander Clark allowed no runs in two innings, and Boone Fahey surrendered three runs on three hits in the final inning for Thetford. Pepe had three hits on the day, and the Panthers’ Ethan Marshia was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

“We had some early jitters, but we responded well in the third,” said Thetford coach Phil Chaput. “We started tough and put in some quality at-bats. It’s good to get a win at the end of a tough week for us.”

Thetford (6-3) is home to Craftsbury on Monday, while Oxbow (1-9) is at Hazen (10-1) on Tuesday.

Windsor 13, Rivendell 2

ORFORD — Sophomore Jonathan Clark allowed one run during three innings of pitching, had two hits and drove in a run for the Yellowjackets.

Windsor had only five hits but scored three times during the first and led, 9-0, after two innings. Lee Bevis and Dalton Clifford drove in a run each for Windsor, and Clifford pitched two innings.

Windsor (3-7) is home to Otter Valley (5-7) on Tuesday.

White River Valley 9, Williamstown 6

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. — Finn Bailey’s RBI single with two outs in the seventh put the Wildcats up for good.

Robby McShinsky threw five innings, striking out nine while producing two hits and scoring three runs. Austin Tracy, who gave up no runs during two innings of relief, had two hits and scored a pair of runs.

Dominic Craven, Donovan Craven, Weston Trombly, Mason Gauthier and Macin Gaudette each had one hit.

White River Valley (8-3) travels to Northfield (2-7) on Tuesday.

SoftballWindsor 21, White River Valley 5

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets improved to 3-7 behind Meagan Holling’s two hits and two RBIs. White River Valley, which won the Vermont Division III title in 2019 and reached the semifinals last spring, is 0-11.

Windsor hosts Otter Valley (6-4) on Tuesday. WRV hosts West Rutland (7-3) the same day.

Oxbow 19, Thetford 3 (5)

THETFORD — Oxbow pitcher Anastase Bourgeois allowed three unearned runs and four hits over five innings, striking out 12 Panthers and walking one. She also contributed a double and a triple at the plate for the Olympians.

Sophomore Hadlee Allen also hit a double and a triple and scored four runs, and senior Taylor Bean had three hits and scored three times. Oxbow pounded out 17 hits, stole 15 bases and did not strike out.. Thetford junior Madi Mousley and freshman Rebecca Osgood each doubled.

The Olympians (8-3) are at Lake Region (3-6) on Thursday, while the Panthers (4-5) host Craftsbury (0-3) on Monday.

Hartford 13,Burr & Burton 2 (5)

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hurricanes (5-5) had a healthy lead when the game was called because of lightning.

Junior Marina Grassi pitched four innings for Hartford, giving up a run without a hit while striking out seven. Hailie Defabiis, Paige Vielleux and Harper Robinson each had three hits, with Defabiis and Vielleux each posting a single, double and triple.

Hartford hosts Fair Haven (3-6) on Monday.

Girls lacrosseHanover 11, Timberlane 8

PLAISTOW, N.H. — Lia Naughton and Caroline Adams had four goals each and Charlotte Robinson made 16 saves for the Bears.

Kali McDonnell scored three times for Hanover (7-3) which hosts Kingswood (6-4) on Monday.

Boys lacrosseWoodstock 18,Brattleboro 3

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (4-5) dominated the Colonels (0-8) and host Burr and Burton (9-1) on Monday.

CrewHanover hosts pair

HANOVER — Hanover’s boys second boat took the only win of the day in a three-school regatta with Duxbury and St. Paul’s on the Connecticut River.

The Hanover girls first four boats and the boys third boat finished second. The boys and girls first boats lost by less than two seconds each during their 1,400-meter race.


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