Local roundup: Hartford girls hockey ends three-game skid

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Published: 01-07-2023 11:01 PM

STOWE, Vt. — The Hartford High girls hockey team got back to its winning ways after a three-game losing streak as Madison Barwood scored twice in a 3-1 defeat of Stowe.

While Hurricanes coach Kylie Young was pleased to even the record, she had hoped for more against the 0-6 Raiders.

"Stowe’s goalie had a phenomenal game. We just didn’t show up to play as a team and let in a weak goal at the end of the first," Young said. “I am glad to see us back to an even 4-4, but we have a long way to go."

Grace Hayes opened the scoring and after Stowe tied it in the first, Barwood, who had an assist on the first goal, tallied one each in the second and third periods.  

"What hurt us most was our seven penalties," Young said.  That’s not the team we are, and although we had some great short handed shifts we played most of the second and third short handed and only had one full play opportunity the whole game." 

Hartford is home against Brattleboro on Saturday.

Hanover 4, Berlin-Gorham 0

WEST LEBANON — Maeve Lee was dominant, converting a breakaway, adding an assist and tying the Mountaineers in repeated knots for the Bears (6-1). 

Rory Seelig also had a goal and an assist and Rachel Rockmore and Kali McDonnell had goals for Hanover, which visits Bishop Guertin on Tuesday.

Woodstock 4, Harwood 0

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MORETOWN, Vt. — The Wasps fired 52 shots on net against the winless Highlanders, scoring three times in the second period.

Kassidy Haley had two goals with Izzy Konijnenberg and Lila Beckwith one each. Hannah Gubbins and Gracelyn Lapere had two assists each.

Woodstock (4-2) is at Kingdom Blades on Wednesday

Boys hockeyHartford 11, Lyndon 2

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — After two losses to open the season, the Hurricanes have won five straight, outscoring their opponents 38-3 in that span.

In Saturday's lopsided win, Ozzie DeFelice had four goals, James McReynolds two goals and four assists, Ezra Mock added two goals and Blaine Gour, Connor Tierney and Nolan Morlock a goal each. Gour also had three assists.

Hartford goalies Davey Bradley, Sean Kelliher and Frankie Cushing combined for seven saves.

The Hurricanes (5-2) host St. Johnsbury on Wednesday.

Berlin 6, Lebanon-Stevens-Mt. Royal 1

WEST LEBANON — Tyler Christian scored off an Easton Wykes pass during the first period, but the Raiders (0-6) fell to the two-time NHIAA Division III champions. 

Freshman Evan George made 35 saves for LSMR, which visits Kearsarge on Wednesday. 

Londonderry 4, Hanover 2

WEST LEBANON — Henry Cotter scored a minute before the second intermission to pull the host Bears into a 2-2 tie but the Lancers tallied twice during the NHIAA Division I game’s final eight minutes. 

Hanover coach Dick Dodds noted his team has entered the third period leading or tied in every game this season, yet is just 2-5. The Bears need to think and play faster, said the veteran bench boss. 

Jack Wilkinson also scored for Hanover, which hosts Exeter on Wednesday.

Boys basketballLong Trail 54, Mid Vermont Christian 48

QUECHEE — The Eagles cut a 10-point second half deficit to one with about two minutes left but were unable get over the top with poor foul shooting taking its toll.

Joel Robert led MVCS with 20 points, including six from beyond the arc. The Eagles had a six-point lead after one quarter, 23-17, but quickly gave that up and more as Long Trail took command in the third before MVCS rallied.

“We could never get over the hump and had to play the foul game," Eagles coach Erva Barnes said. "We shot 8-18 from the line as a team. Had we made free throws we would have won."

Abel Goodwin and Roman Goeppner had 10 each for Mid Vermont and Carson Meloon seven.

The Eagles (6-2) is home Friday against Sharon.   

Bellows Falls 48, White River Valley 45

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — The Wildcats (3-3) saw their three-game winning streak end in a close contest on the road.

Wyatt Cadwell led White River with 13 points followed by Donovan Craven, 12 and eight rebounds Brayden Russ with 10 points  

White River (3-3) play West Rutland at home on Monday.

Hartford 83, St. Patrick's Academy (R.I.) 36

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The long bus ride did not affect the Hurricanes as they increased their six-point first quarter lead to a 48-24 advantage at the break and cruised to victory.

Brody Tyburski and Brayden Trombley had 15 each for Hartford, with Sean Dunton adding 13 and Brady Olmstead 10. In all, nine Hurricanes scored.

Hartford (6-1) travels to Division I Brattleboro on Thursday.

Stowe 60, Oxbow 49

BRADFORD — The Olympians dropped to 1-6 and will welcome Twinfield/Cabot on Tuesday.

Girls basketball Windsor 80, Otter Valley 36

WINDSOR — Sydney Perry had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Yellowjackets, who got 15 points and 10 boards from Sophia Rockwood with Audrey Rupp adding 16 and Brianna Barton 14.

Windsor raced out to a 25-3 first quarter lead and was up 49-11 at halftime.

The Yellowjackets (7-2) are at Woodstock on Tuesday.

Bedford 57, Hanover 25

BEDFORD — Hanover lost its first game of the year against the undefeated NHIAA Division I Bulldogs. 

Hanover (4-1) is at Bow on Tuesday.

Woodstock 34, Randolph Union 28

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps outscored the Ghosts, 16-7, in the fourth quarter to come away with the win. Georgia Tarleton led the way with 13 points, and Norah Harper added 11.

Woodstock (3-4) welcomes Windsor on Tuesday.

WrestlingMascoma finishes 1-2 at Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.H. — The Royals defeated Alvirne 48-21 in the final match with pins in the first round by senior Asa Michetti and sophomores Ethan Lewis and Angus Shampaey.

In the first match of the day for Mascoma, Michetti won by a pin but the Royals lost 69-6 to Plymouth and in its second match, Mascoma was defeated 60-24 by Spaulding with Michetti, Damian Nestle and Lewis  winning with pins in the first round.

Mascoma will wrestle Wednesday at home against Newport and Pelham.  

Indoor trackHartford boys finish second

ST.JOHNSBURY, Vt. — The Hartford boys placed second among 11 teams at the VPA Division II Northeast Invitational with first place finishes by Bennett Moreno in the 600 meters, Jordan Davis in the triple jump, and the 4-by-400 relay team of Gavin Farnsworth, Conner Beland, Moreno and Jack Fournier-Stephens, who also ran second in the 600.

Davis' triple jump of 38 feet, 8 inches was a school record, as was the time of 1:44.61 by the 4-by-200 relay team of Nolan McMahon, Payton Bessette, Davis and Gabe Guillette, which finished second. Guillette was also fourth in the 3,000.

The Thetford girls were third among nine teams, with Ava Hayden taking first in the 1,000 meters and second in the 1,500. White River Valley's Amara Calhum-Flowers was third in the 300 meters and fourth in the 600. The Hartford girls were second in the 4-by-200 with Alice Piper, Geneva Durgin, Dakota Smith and Bella Boeri, while the WRV team of Norah Harwood, Pauline Mendau, Sadie Kinsley and Calhum-Flowers were second.

Oxbow's Ulysses Junker-Boyce took first in the long jump, with Davis third and Evan Rich of Thetford fourth. Ben Mattern of Thetford placed second in the 1,500.

Results: Boys, St. Johnsbury 102, Hartford 57, U-32 44, Thetford 30, Fair Haven 24, Lake Region 14, Montpelier 13, Spaulding 12, Northfield 7, Harwood Union 4, White River Valley 1;Girls: U-32, 66, St. Johnsbury 56, Thetford 34, Mt. Mansfield Union 30, Fair Haven 29, Lake Region 28, Northfield, 18, White River Valley 17, Hartford 8.

Royals fifth at Plymouth State

PLYMOUTH, N.H. — Gunner Currier's first places finishes in the 1,000 and 3,000 meter helped the Royals to a fifth-place finish in an eight-team NHIAA Division III meet at Plymouth State University.

The Mascoma girls, tied for fifth, were led by Jenny Lutz, second in the 55 meters and fifth in the 300 and high jump. Elena Trempe was third in the 55 hurdles and the 4-by-200 relay team of Trempe, Braelyn Stone, Ann Buffington and Lutz took second. For the boys, Carter Nadeau was second in the 300 and fourth in the 55.

Results: Boys: Alvirne 85, Timberland 47, Merrimack Valley 45, Sanborn Regional 28, Mascoma Valley 26, Goffstown 24, Epping 16, Kennett 7, Girls: Alvirne 85, Sanborn Regional 43, TImberlane 42, Merrimack Valley  34, Goffstown 24, Mascoma 24, Kennett 10, Epping 4

BowlingWindsor second, Hartford third at Maple Lanes

CLAREMONT — Brattleboro came out on top in the finals of the Baker round with a 2-0 win over Windsor, which was the No. 2 seed after the qualifiers.

Windsor advanced to the finals by beating Hartford, 2-1. White River Valley, seeded fourth, lost to Brattleboro in the Baker round first match, 2-0.

In the qualifying rounds, Conner Fredholm of Hartford bowled a 179 and 151 while teammate Joey Galant had scores of 131 and 125. Windsor's top qualifiers were Avery Bean (150, 170,) Alyssa St. Louis (152, 160) and Sam Russell (125, 143). For White River, Bennett Hanson bowled 121 and 98 and Connor Hurdle, 102 and 108.