Local roundup: Hanover boys tennis dominates with depth

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Published: 5/21/2022 7:50:58 AM
Modified: 5/21/2022 9:13:00 AM

MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Hanover High boys tennis team concluded an unblemished regular season with yet another dominant win, a 9-0 decision at Manchester Memorial on Friday afternoon.

The win should lock up the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming NHIAA Division I playoffs for the Bears (14-0). This match showcased the depth of the Hanover team as several players played, and won, matches despite not competing as regularly during the season.

Zach Pearson picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1 singles for Hanover. Ming Liu added a hard-fought win, 8-5, at No. 5. Sam Ames (8-1), Ian Holmes (8-2), Ryder Wilson (8-2) and Alex Orsino (8-2) also had victories in singles.

Ames/Kevin Pillsbury had an 8-1 win in the top doubles match. Pearson/Charlie Birkmeyer (8-3) and Liu/Pablo Martin-Asensio (8-1) also won in doubles.

“Today saw a lot of players who normally are not in the lineup play matches, and the results are a testament to our depth and to every single player on this team having a desire to play at a very high level of tennis,” Hanover coach Jarrod Shaheen said.

The Bears have earned a bye through the first round of the playoffs and will open their postseason run at home on Thursday.

Lebanon Sweeps Two

GOFFSTOWN, N.H. — The Raiders picked up a pair of wins in a doubleheader at Goffstown, beating the host Grizzlies by a 7-0 final and then taking down Sanborn, 6-0.

Mason Arado (8-2) and Nolan Arado (8-0) each had dominant wins to open the match against Goffstown. Baden Schifferdecker battled for a 9-8 win at No. 3. Will Katz (8-4), Lavi Halwawala (8-6) and Kyle Hines (8-2) also won in singles.

The Arados then added a 8-0 win in doubles. With another match to play, no other doubles contests were completed.

The Arados each started the Sanborn matchup with 8-0 wins in singles. Schifferdecker, Katz and Hines also won 8-0. The Arados concluded their perfect afternoon with another 8-0 win in doubles.

The Raiders visit Portsmouth on Saturday.

Woodstock 7, MSJ 0

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps (8-1) secured their eighth straight match to continue their winning ways with just one week left in the regular season.

Senior Liam Harper made his debut in singles and earned a win in his first solo match. Nixon Malik, Kaelen Lundberg and Jake Singelais also had singles wins. Otto Nisimblat/Reece Sheehan and Nate Satterfield/Kip Gaddis had doubles wins. The Wasps added a final win by forfeit.

Woodstock hosts Hartford for senior day on Monday.

St. Johsbury 7, Hartford 0

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. — The Hurricanes (3-7) failed to take a set in the loss to the Hilltoppers. Senior Andre Amani de Souza was close in both of his sets, forcing a tiebreak in the second, but couldn’t quite pull it out in a two and a half hour match.

Hartford will travel to rival Woodstock on Monday.

Girls LacrosseLebanon 15, Trinity 6

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Catherine Cole had five goals as Lebanon (9-2) won its fourth straight game.

Molly Smith added four goals for the Raiders. Maddie Jewell had two goals and a team-high four assists. Kayla Taber had a goal and three helpers. Angelina McDonald scored twice, and Hadley Rich had a goal and an assist. Ella Longacre and Molly Jane Schutzius had two assists each. Amanda Booker had one assist.

Goalies Drew Kantor and Baillie Mako combined for seven saves to split the win. The Raiders will host Hopkinton on Monday in their “Not in Our House” bake sale fundraiser game.

SoftballHartford 17, Windsor 8

WINDSOR — The Hurricanes (7-5) pulled away in the final innings to beat the Yellowjackets (3-9).

Madison Willey had four hits, including a triple and a double, for Hartford. Logan Evans added a double and two singles. Marina Grassi pitched a complete game, striking out four and walking just three, to pick up the win.

Windsor battled back from an early hole to lead, 8-7, after four innings. Hartford would answer that rally with another 10 runs to put the game on ice.

The Canes visit Woodstock on Tuesday. Windsor hosts Rutland on Monday.

Newfound 22, Mascoma 0 (5)

WEST CANAAN — The Royals (1-12) fell to the Bears.

Freshman catcher Anna Sullivan had a single and several nice plays defensively according to coach Christine Labore. Alyssa Webster, Madison Jasc, Chloe Crate and Emily Webster also had hits.

Mascoma visits Bishop Brady on Monday.

BaseballLebanon 5, Pembroke 2

LEBANON — The Raiders (6-7) scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into an eventual victory.

Cole Fabry’s two-run double capped the four-run rally for Lebanon in the sixth. Nicholas Brill reached on an error earlier in the frame, stole second and came around to score on a wild pitch after being sacrificed to third by Francis Calandrella.

Braeden Falzarano pitched the first six innings for Lebanon, striking out eight while allowing seven hits and no earned runs. Zach Aldrich came in for the save in the seventh, striking out one.

Fabry and Sid Wallace each finished 2-for-3 for the Raiders. Lebanon opens the final week of the regular season at ConVal on Monday.

White River Valley 11, Mill River 1 (5)

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — Macin Gaudette tossed five strong innings to pace the Wildcats (11-3) over the Minutemen.

Gaudette struck out eight, walked two and allowed just two hits. The Cats came out of the gates quick with two runs in the first inning and four in the second.

Weston Trombly was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Austin Tracy had a hit and scored three runs. Dominic Craven had a triple and scored three times. Brayden Ross was 1-for-2.

WRV will host Green Mountain on Tuesday.

Hanover 6, ConVal 5

NORWICH — The Bears (10-3) kept it rolling with their fourth straight win.

John Hill was on base four times with two hits and two walks while also driving in two. Josh Bucci also had a pair of hits. Wes Stocken pitched four strong innings, striking out seven.

Hanover hosts John Stark on Monday.

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