Local roundup: Lebanon’s Arado brothers collide in NHIAA boys tennis singles final

  • Mason Arado

  • Nolan Arado

Staff Reports
Published: 6/8/2022 8:24:01 AM
Modified: 6/8/2022 6:41:18 PM

MANCHESTER — It took running into each other for Lebanon High’s Arado brothers to experience the concept of a defeat on Tuesday.

Mason and Nolan Arado didn’t lose a singles match individually nor a doubles match as a tandem through the Raiders’ run to the NHIAA Division II boys tennis finals this month. The motored through this week’s NHIAA singles tournament as well, colliding in the finals at Southern New Hampshire University. It was there that Mason got court — and household — bragging rights over Nolan with a 6-4, 7-5 decision in the championship encounter.

The Lebanon brothers had to beat another set of brothers to secure their showdown.

Mason Arado took down Bedford’s Logan Mack, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7, in his Tuesday semifinal match. Nolan Arado cruised in his semi againast Mach’s Bedford sibling, Lucas, 6-0, 6-2.

Mason, a senior, won’t have much time to lord it over sophomore Nolan. The brothers have a Thursday date back at SNHU in the NHIAA doubles tournament, beginning with semifinal action at 3 p.m. A win there could set up a championship matchup with Hanover’s Evan Yang and Alex Rockmore, who are playing in Thursday’s other semifinal.

BaseballLyndon 5, Hartford 1

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — An eventful first inning spelled doom for the sixth-seeded Hurricanes in the VPA Division II semifinals.

Hartford benefited from four straight walks in the top half of the first to lead, 1-0. No. 2 Lyndon wasted no time answering, pushing across four runs in the bottom of the frame on five hits and a walk to take a lead they’d never relinquish. The hosts would add an insurance run in the fourth inning.

Hartford managed just three hits against Lyndon starting pitcher Wyatt Mason. Matt Hayes tossed six innings for the Canes, striking out nine while allowing five runs on nine hits. Hayes, Joey Beggs and Zach Johnson had the Hartford hits.

The Canes (9-9) stormed all the way to the semifinals after starting the season 3-7. Hartford will lose Colin Vielleux, Drew Martin, Harrison Gaudet and Noah Arsenault to graduation.

Hazen 9, Thetford 3

HARDWICK, Vt. — Top-seeded Hazen took down No. 4 seed Thetford in the VPA Division III semifinals.

Thetford finished at 11-5 and will graduate just three players: Ethan Marshia, Mack Briglin and Ryan Malloy.

Blue Mountain 14, Rivendell 0

WELLS RIVER, Vt. — The Bucks provided a rude ending to the Raptors’ season in the VPA Division IV semifinals.

Rivendell (8-6) graduates Garrett Stever, Wyatt Underhill, Jameson Gilbert and Atheer Rashid.

SOFTBALLOxbow 10, Lake Region 2

BRADFORD, Vt. — The Olympians are marching onward to the VPA Division III state championship game after routing the Rangers in the semifinals.

Top-seeded Oxbow (13-3) will battle No. 2 seed Vergennes for the state title on Saturday at Castleton University. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. The two teams did not face each other during the regular season.

Prospect Mountain 6, Newport 0

HOLDERNESS, N.H. — The Tigers saw their season come to an end with a shutout loss to the top-seeded Timberwolves in the NHIAA Division III semifinals.

Newport (15-5) has no seniors on its roster, so there’s plenty of reason for optimism looking toward 2023.

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