Valley News – Local roundup: WRV girls basketball wins sixth straight game

SOUTH ROYALTON — Junior guard Tanner Drury scored 19 points, senior forward Ella Perreault added 16 and senior guard Jillian Barry had 15 as the White River Valley girls basketball team routed visiting Bellows Falls, 65-31, on Wednesday night struck.

“Another well-rounded game,” said WRV coach Tim Perreault. “Great energy and focus tonight. Newcomer Olivia Tuller (six points) is starting to feel really comfortable in her game and giving us good minutes at both ends of the court.”

The Wildcats (9-3) extended their winning streak to six and will look to make it seven on Friday in strong West Rutland. The Golden Horde defeated WRV on January 10, 57-40.

BOYS BASKETBALLMid Vermont Christian 87, Proctor 30

QUECHEE — Joel Roberts had 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lead the Eagles on Wednesday’s Proctor visit. The senior guard also had five rebounds and six assists.

Junior guard Abel Goodwin added 21 points and 12 assists for Mid Vermont, along with eight boards. Sophomore Carson Meloon earned 18 points. MVCS had seven scorers before halftime, and all but one player scored in the game.

“We played a great, full game and involved everyone,” said Eagles coach Erva Barnes.

MVCS (12-3) is in Arlington on Saturday.

Oxbow 76, Craftsbury 37

BRADFORD — The Olympians drove over the Chargers to win their first game since the season opened on Dec. 9. Oxbow (2-11) play Craftsbury again on Saturday, this time away.

Thetford 63, Randolph 33

RANDOLPH, Vt. – The Panthers conceded 19 points in the first quarter, after that they were three points behind and held the Ghosts to just 14 the rest of the way. Thetford held a 16-2 lead in the second quarter.

Sophomore forward Boone Fahey led the visitors with 15 points and second guard Hunter Clay had 13. The Panthers (9-2) play at Peoples on Friday – Thetford defeated the Wolves 55-36 on Monday.

53 Windsor, 49 Otter Valley

WINDSOR — Senior guard Maison Fortin scored 29 points as the VPA Division III Yellowjackets defeated the D-II Otters and went on a seven-game losing streak.

Windsor (4-9) hosts Woodstock on Friday.

BOYS HOCKEYHartford 9, Woodstock 3

WOODSTOCK — Seniors Connor Tierney and James McReynolds each scored a hat-trick to lead the Hurricanes to a road victory over rival Wasps. Junior Nate Clark and sophomores Logan Caffrey and Nick Daniels also had a goal each.

Daniels and seniors Blaine Gour and Ozzy DeFelice all collected two assists for Hartford, while Tierney, junior Ezra Mock and senior Joseph Barwood had one each. Junior Davey Bradley and senior Sean Kellier made seven saves together.

Senior Will Coats scored twice for Woodstock, and junior Griffin Picconi also scored.

The Hurricanes (11-3) play in Middlebury on Saturday while the Wasps (3-9) host Burlington on the same day.

John Stark-Hopkinton-Hillsboro-Deering 2, Lebanon-Stevens-Mount Royal 1 (OT)

WEST LEBANON – The physical Raiders (1-11) were not rewarded on the scoreboard despite their best performance of the season. Tad Stokes’ laser shot from the left point went just under the bar and into the far post three minutes after extra time.

The General Hawks (4-8) opened the scoring in the first period by finishing some tic-tac-toe passes in the offensive zone. LSMR’s Paddy Clancy scored a breakaway in the second third which was part of an outstanding play from the junior wing. Keegan Dannehy earned the assist.

Evan George made 24 saves, several with sudden flashes of his glove. The Raiders host Hollis Brookline-Derryfield (7-4) Saturday, their third of four contests in six days.

Keene 4, Hanover 1

KEENE, NH — The Bears were down 3-0 after the first half and never recovered. Newcomer Ronan Przydzielski scored Hannover’s only goal, assisted by sophomore Gavin Nartowicz. Newcomer Jo Jo Drent made 19 saves in goal.

“We’ve been through a rough patch. It happens and is bound to happen to every team at some point,” said Bears coach Dick Dodds. “To get out of there we need to simplify our game, improve passing and receiving, make safe and easy plays with the puck, and get pucks in the net and bodies in the net. We made a lot of unforced errors.”

Hanover (5: 5) receives Bishop Brady on Saturday.

GIRL HOCKEYOyster River 3, Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 1

DURHAM, NH — Freshman Sara Forman scored the Raiders’ only goal, assisted by senior Greta Barber and freshman Mirabella Orlen. Freshman goaltender Andy Lindquist made 29 saves even though they gave the Bobcats a 2-0 lead after the first period.

“I’m so proud of our girls for fighting back and making them work hard to win,” said LSK coach Mike Sheehan.

The Raiders (5-6) host St. Thomas on Saturday.

2 Middlebury, 1 Woodstock

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Wasps fell to the Tigers as their seven-game winning streak ended.

Woodstock scored the first goal and went ahead after just 35 seconds through a goal from senior Isabel Konijnenberg. But Middlebury hit back with first-minute goals in both the second and third halves.

The Wasps (11-3) are in Brattleboro on Saturday.

Burr & Burton 2, Hartford 1

MANCHESTER, Vt. – The Hurricanes fell to 5-8 with their fourth consecutive loss against a very tough schedule. Hartford hosts Rice on Saturday.

wrestleMascoma goes to John Stark, Raymond

WEST CANAAN — The royals honored their five seniors, Asa Michetti, Alanna Cilbrith, Garrett Giovagnoli, Nolan Rombow and Viv Mallett, ahead of Wednesday’s tri-meet.

Rombow (first round), second Ethan Lewis (second round) and second Austin Crowder (second round) all won their matches via pin against John Stark, but Mascoma lost 47-18.

Michetti and Rombow, along with Lewis and juniors Connor Hobbs and Damian Nestle, all won by pins in the first round against Raymond, but the Royals still fell 45-36.

ALPINE SKIINGHanover sweeps races at Mount Sunapee

NEWBURY, NH — The Bears had the first three finishers in both the boys’ and girls’ giant slalom events.

Sophomore Maggie Higgins took first place in the girls’ race, with her older sister, senior Sadie Higgins, second, and sophomore Ali Daigle third. Senior Lilly Clapp was sixth.

Lebanon, who finished sixth as a team, were led by junior Olivia Cook (27th), junior Marin Pearson (30th), student Brianna Hastings (47th) and freshman Savannah Therriault (57th).

The boys from Hanover claimed the top four spots – sophomore Gavin Munson was first, sophomore Andrew McGuire was second, junior Nick Reiss was third and senior Ethan Munson was fourth. The Raiders finished third, with senior Roy Shapard finishing 18th, senior Noah LaMontagne 20th, freshman Abe Pearson 25th and sophomore Brett Thorpe 34th.

Newport finished eighth in the boys race, although Logan Rusin finished 16th in singles. Carson Almstrum was 60th, Ben Almstrum 65th and John Wilkins 71st.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIINGBears’ Frost leads the field in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD — Hanover’s Margaret Frost won the girls’ race and Keene’s Sully Sturtz captured the boys’ race during the four-way skate style meetings at Plainfield School.

Frost won in 16:05, three seconds ahead of Sophie Longacre of Lebanon. Hanoverian Elsa May was fourth (16:13), Lebanon’s Sophie Mladek (16:18) was sixth and Lebanon’s Elizabeth Kourbatski (16:20) was seventh.

Hanover’s Heidi Davis (17:28) was eighth and Hanover’s June Clark (17:38) was 10th.

In the boys’ category, Angelo Goodwin (13:30) from Lebanon was second, followed immediately by Hanover’s Adam Gilbert-Diamond (13:37). The Bears’ Nicholas Van Citters (14:03) was fifth, Lebanon James Barnett (14:06) was sixth and teammate Otto Bourne (14:31) was seventh.

William Parker from Hanover (14:36) was eighth and Carson Jones from Lebanon (14:40) was ninth. 46 skiers participated in each race and ConVal was the fourth team at the meeting.

UNIFORM BASKETBALLKeene 58, Hanover 38

HANNOVER — Eli Weintraub scored 10 points for the Bears, and Ellie Havrda, Emily Neily and Asa Henry had six each in Hanover’s Senior Night game.

The Bears (2-3) end the regular season in Winnisquam on Saturday.

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