Local Roundup: Hanover boys soccer repeat in win over Windham

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Published: 09-18-2023 1:31 PM

HANOVER — The Hanover High boys soccer team defeated Windham, 3-2, on Saturday. The Bears beat the Jaguars in an NHIAA Division I semifinal last year and improved to 6-1 this season.

Bears Andrew McGuire and Zach Tracy each scored during the first 10 minutes. Windham (5-2) halved its deficit soon after and nearly forged a 2-2 tie, but defender Sam Calderwood cleared a ball off the goal line.

Windham goalkeeper Blake Berton stopped two penalty kicks before Ryder Hayes put the Bears up, 3-1, with an assist from Carter Guerin. Windham closed the scoring with 11 minutes to play. Hanover hosts Alvrine (1-5) on Tuesday.

Thetford 5, Lyndon 0

THETFORD — The Panthers improved to 4-0 while dropping the Vikings to 0-3 and host Hazen on Wednesday.

Girls soccerMissisquoi 3, Oxbow 2

SWANTON, Vt — Olympian Ainsley Smith scored twice during a loss to the Thunderbirds (1-2). Netty Morse had one assist for Oxbow and Caleigh Bean made five saves.

Oxbow (2-3) travels to Paine Mountain on Tuesday.

Thetford 5 Lyndon 1

THETFORD — The Panthers jumped to 1-3, dropped the Vikings to 0-3 and visit Lake Region on Thursday.

Cross countryHanover girls first,boys fifth at Nashua

NASHUA — Hanover’s Lea Perreard won the 5K race in 18:02, leading the Bears to first place among 12 teams. The boys were fifth in a field of 16 teams with Lucian Gleiser finishing ninth (16:03) among 132 runners.

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For the girls in the field of 96 runners, Lila Muirhead was fourth in 18:31 followed by Megan Faris (6th, 18:45), Lily Terry (12th, 19:35), Millie Larrick (21st, 20:30), Sarah Glueck (22nd, 20:30) and Mary Westrich (25th, 20:51).

Hanover coach Eric Picconi said Perreard took an early lead and her teammates pushed through the field that included Division I Pinkerton and Bedford.

“Everyone ran their fastest times of the season and most all ran all-time personal records,” Picconi said.

Also scoring for the boys were Ryan Faris (11th, 16:11), Will Parker (24th, 16:47), Ben Groves (31st, 16:58), Owen Welch, (36th, 17:04), Alexander Valentino (45th,17:24) and Ben Hourdequin (49th, 17:27).

The boys “had an avalanche of fast time and, like the girls, most were all-time personal bests,” Picconi said.

Results: Girls – Hanover 42, Pinkerton 45, Bedford 63, Nashua North 141, Winnacunnet 146, Bishop Guertin 173, Windham 182, Merrimack 255, Nashua South 275, Alvirne 277, Londonderry 280, Hollis-Brookline 281.

Boys: Nashua-South 63, U-32, 93, Pinkerton 99, Salem 108, Hanover 111, Bedford 140, Bishop Guertin 159, Londonderry 185, Windham 237, Winnacunnet 311, Merrimack 313, Alvirne 346, Nashua-North 372, Hollis-Brookline 411, Manchester Memorial 414, Tyngsborough 460.

Lebanon runs at Coe-Brown Homecoming

NORTHWOOD, N.H. — The Raiders boys finished third out of four teams with the Raiders’ Nick Engert finishing seventh in a field of 49 runners.

Engert crossed in 18:27 followed by teammates Augustin Ramos-Glew (9th, 19:04), Chip Silver (10th, 19:05), Ryle Isuga (17th, 19:40), Doyen Kodiweera (21st, 19:44), Alstair Smith (31st 21:03) and Koen Christie (36th, 22:16)

In the girls race, with 37 runners, Lebanon’s Olivia Hanna finished 9th in 24:14. Also scoring were Katherine Herring (12th, 24:40), Sophia Mladek (16th, 25:10), Malloer Eshbaugh (19th, 25:39), Annabell North (21st, 25:52) Sara Smith (23rd, 25:57) and Olivia Cook (26th, 27:41)

Results: Boys – Coe-Brown 36, Souhegan 43, Lebanon 63, St. Thomas Aquinas 82.

Girls – Souhegan 20, Coe-Brown 38, Lebanon 70.

Field hockeyOtter Valley 3, Windsor 2 (OT)

WINDSOR — Gabby Gilbert scored twice and MacKenzie Kleefisch had an assist but the Yellowjackets fell to the Otters (2-2). Windsor’s Sydney Perry had 14 saves.

Windsor (2-2) plays at Brattleboro on Tuesday.

Newport 3, Stevens 1

NEWPORT — Stevens (3-2) plays at Hopkinton on Monday. Newport (2-1) is on the road Tuesday at Conant.

FootballWindsor 33, Milton 6

MILTON, Vt. — Daniel Steffensen caught three touchdowns and Brady Olmstead and Brooks Ruderman each ran for one as Windsor crushed Milton (1-2).

Olmstead threw two of the touchdowns to Steffensen and Ruderman tossed one. Windsor coach Greg Balch praised the solid play of Dante Roy, Cory Lockwood and Gavin Martin. His 3-0 team visits Mt. Mansfield on Saturday.

Campbell 42, Stevens 0

LITCHFIELD — The Cardinals suffered their second consecutive shutout, falling to 0-3 while the Courgars moved to 3-0. Stevens (0-3) hosts Kearsarge (0-3) on Friday.

Oxbow 34, Missisquoi 14

SWANTON, Vt. — The Olympians are 1-2 after dropping the Thunderbirds to 0-3. Jaxon Griffin rushed for 100 yards and added 60 yards receiving while Griffin Pike had 80 yards rushing and Jamal Saibou rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown and threw for 60 yards and two touchdowns.

“We were dominant on both sides of the ball all day,” said Oxbow coach Chad Wescott, whose team hosts Poultney (0-3) on Saturday.

Newport 54, Winnisquam 0

NEWPORT — The Tigers (2-0) received four rushing touchdowns from Kyle Ashley and single scores from Colbie Curtis, Amilio Urista, Cayden Forand, and Aidan Hodge.

Ashley ran it in twice while playing quarterback and twice at running back. Newport hosts Franklin (1-1) on Saturday.

Bass fishingLebanon duo 4th onConnecticut River

WALPOLE, N.H. — The Lebanon team of Zach Illsley and Connor Noyes captured fourth place out of 17th teams.

The pair caught the eight-fish limit with seven small-mouth bass and one large-mouth bass weighing 3.39 pounds. The total weigh of the catch was 15.26 pounds.

Keene teams took first (23.57 lbs.) and second (22.71) with Monadnock third (17.22).