Local roundup: Hartford boys, WRV girls snag SVL cross country honors

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Published: 10/22/2022 9:50:48 PM
Modified: 10/23/2022 12:03:55 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The Hartford High boys cross country had four runners finish in the top 10 to win the Southern Vermont League B championship Saturday at Hartford High School.

The White River Valley girls edged Hartford, 18-19, led by Anita Miller (first, 19:55) and Anya Young (secnd, 21:12).

White River Valley’s Lincoln Miller won the boys race in 18:52, with Hartford’s Gavin Farnsworth second in 19:09. Hartford’s Jack Fournier-Stephens was fourth (19:18), with teammates Bennett Moreno sixth (19:52) and Hugh Wendling ninth (20:16).

Windsor’s top finisher was Liam Attwood (11th, 21:22). Others in the field of 37 were Hartford’s Joey Knapp (18th, 21:59), Windsor’s Hudson Ranney (19th, 22:06) and Hartford’s Conner Beland (21st, 22:42) and Alexander Smith (25th, 22:58).

Rylee Burnham was the Hartford girls’ top finisher (fourth, 23:59). Hartford’s Monet Nowlin was 12th (27:58), and teammate Barrette Ouelette was right behind her in 13th (28:02).

Other finishers were White River Valley’s Madelyn Gibson (14th, 28:21), Windsor’s Olivia Martaniuk (15th, 28:28), Hartford’s Meg MacLaury (16th, 29:24), the Hurricanes’ Cecilia Wendling (17th, 29:44) and WRV’s Hannah Collins (18th, 30:07).

Boys team scores: Hartford 16, Springfield 40, Long Trail 43, Mill River 59, Green Mountain 72.

Girls team scores: White River Valley 18, Hartford 19.

Thetford second at SVL A championships

RUTLAND, Vt. — Both Panthers teams were runners-up on Friday, behind Burr & Burton. The Woodstock boys and girls each finished fourth.

For the Thetford boys, junior Ben Mattern was fifth individually in the 5K race (17:49.97) and sophomore Brady Sloop was seventh (18:13.76). Junior Jasper Jones, sophomore Ramona Spelman, senior Harley Ransom and sophomore Wendell Durham also factored into the Panthers’ scoring. Wasps senior Zed McNaughton finished second with a time of 17:20.49, and senior Daniel Smith and junior Keller Pauly also turned in strong performances.

On the girls side, Thetford senior Madelyn Durkee finished third in 20:53.90 and sophomore Ava Hayden came in fifth in 21:08.20. Junior Charlize Brown (14th), junior Annie Hesser (17th) and senior Abby Egner (28th) also competed for the Panthers. The Woodstock girls were led by junior Logan Knox in seventh place, with sophomore Myra McNaughton, junior Lila Beckwith and sophomore Izzy Cellini also in the top 25.

Boys team scores: Burr & Burton 44, Thetford 76, Rutland 79, Woodstock 83, Mount Anthony 89, Brattleboro 143.

Girls team scores: Burr & Burton 57, Thetford 64, Stratton Mountain 67, Woodstock 98, Rutland 101, Mount Anthony 145, Brattleboro 157, Bellows Falls 191.

Boys soccerWoodstock 3, Fair Haven 1

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Woodstock’s Declan McCullough had a hat trick with assists from Bode Wood, Ezra Lockhart and Alec Smail as the Wasps wrapped up the regular season 9-5-0.

McCullough netted two first-half goals, but the Slaters (3-10-0) were down only a goal at halftime.

“A goal in the first minute of the second half settled the nerves a little,” said Woodstock coach Rob Stainton. “But despite better play, Woodstock could not add to their goal tally.”

Harwood 2, Thetford 0

THETFORD — The Panthers held the Vermont Division II Highlanders (11-2) scoreless for 60 minutes before allowing two goals 10 minutes apart.

Thetford finished the regular sason 6-6-2 in VPA Division III.

Otter Valley 2, White River Valley 1 (OT)

BRANDON, Vt. — The Wildcats’ six-game winning was snapped by the Otters (7-7-0) in Saturday’s regular-season finale.

White River outshot Otter Valley, 12-7, with Finn Bailey scoring and Brayden Russ earning the assist. Ty Couture had five saves for White River, which ended regular season at 8-5-1.

Girls soccerWhite River Valley 0, Stratton Mountain 0

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vt. — With neither team able to breakthrough, the Wildcats finished the regular season at 10-2-2 and ranked fifth in VPA Division III.

Oxbow 0, Enosburg Falls 0

ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt. — The Olympians closed the regular season at 3-6-5.

Field hockeyJohn Stark 3, Hanover 0

WEARE, N.H. — The eighth-seeded Bears fell to the top-seeded Generals in the NHIAA Division II semifinals and end their season 8-6-1.

Hanover coach Jean Essex said the game was evenly matched with five corners for each team and six saves for each goalie. She praised her seniors for their solid play and leadership.

“The score isn’t indicative of the heart with which my team played,” she said. “I am proud of the way they persevered and came together as a team despite the numerous challenges they faced this season.”

FootballWindsor 43, Woodstock 26

WINDSOR — The Yellowjackets broke a 14-14 halftime tie to improve to 8-0. The Wasps fell to 4-4.

Windsor quarterback Maison Fortin ran for three scores and threw to Travis McCallister for another. Brody Osgood, Corey Lockwood and Logan Worrall rushed for touchdowns, and Gavin Martin had a two-point conversion for the hosts.

Gilford-Belmont 35, Hanover 8

GILFORD, N.H. — The Golden Eagles (8-0) overwhelmed Hanover (6-2).

The Bears, who received a rushing touchdown from Jeffrey Vidou and a two-point conversion on a Roger Lucas pass to Teddy Sumner, finish the regular season at home against Pelham on Friday night.

Mount Abraham 40, Oxbow 24

BRISTOL, Vt. — The Olympians end the regular season at 3-5. The Eagles (4-4) unofficially secured the final spot in the upcoming VPA Division III playoffs at the Olympians’ expense.

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