Local Roundup: Hanover remains undefeated after ski jump win

Published: 02-08-2024 9:16 PM

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Hanover victorious
in six-team meet

Key players: Hanover — Schuyler Clapp, Jai Gregory, Charlie Forbush, Sean Smith, Hayden Clapp; Lebanon — Helena Mielcarz

Highlights: Hanover placed five athletes in the top nine in a strong team showing. Mielcarz had a strong showing for the Raiders, tailing the second-place girl by only 4.5 points.

Coach’s quote: “This is a fun team to watch. I love the enthusiasm, and I love the way first-year jumpers Sean Smith and Hayden Clapp are pushing the veterans.” — Hanover’s Tom Dodds

Records: Hanover Undefeated regular season


White River Valley 73, Woodstock 51

Key players: White River Valley — Zander Clark (22 points), Wyatt Cadwell (22 points), Braydon Russ (21 points); Woodstock — Elvis Lavallee (12 points), Ezra Lockhart (10 points), Asher Emery (10 points)

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Highlights: Good clean fast-paced game. Wildcats maintained pace for a top-four seed in upcoming VPA Division III tournament.

Coach’s quote: “These are games you look forward to. Two hard-working teams getting ready for playoffs. It’s a good time to be in a gym.” — White River Valley’s D.J. Craven

Records: White River Valley 16-1; Woodstock 9-9

Oxbow 61, Northfield 35

Key players: Oxbow — Reece Isley (four 3-pointers, 12 points), Jayden Huntoon (10 points), Zadian Walton (8 points); Northfield — Zeke Gronsey (9 points), Alex Colgan (7 points)

Highlights: Oxbow led 21-16 at halftime. Olympians pulled away 40 points in econd half.

Coach’s quote: “After a slow offensive start, we stayed tough on the defensive end and found ourselves offensively.” — Oxbow’s Jesse Ellsworth

Records: Oxbow 5-11; Northfield 0-18

Woodstock 58, Green Mountain 57

Key players: Woodstock — Ezra Lockhart (20 points), Elvis Lavallee (19 points); Green Mountain — Tanner Swisher (17 points), Matt Murphy (16 points)

Highlights: Woodstock led throughout Tuesday night’s game and held off a hard-charging Green Mountain squad in the fourth quarter for a tough win on the road. It was a hard-fought game against two evenly matched teams.

Coach’s quote: “I was extremely pleased with our effort tonight on the road and how we battled a tough, well-coached team. My guys left it all on the floor from the tip until the final horn, and I was pleased with how they bounced back after a tough loss.” — Woodstock’s Scott Brooks

Records: Woodstock 9-8; Green Mountain 9-8

Woodstock 49
Leland & Gray 44

Key players: Woodstock — Elvis Lavallee (28 points), Caeden Perreault; Leland and Gray — Cody Hescock (13 points), Ely White (12 points)

Highlights: Woodstock got off to a slow start but turned up the defense in the second half to secure the win on Feb. 1.

Coach’s quote: “We faced a lot of adversity this evening, but the one constant all year has been our defensive intensity, and we picked that up in the second half to pull out a tough game on the road.” — Woodstock’s Scott Brooks

Records: Woodstock 8-7; Leland & Gray 2-13


Hanover 50, Milford 38

Key players: Hanover — Sydney McLaughlin (29 points), Claire Starosta (8 points)

Highlights: Hanover began the game on a 16-3 run followed by a 13-3 run by Milford, ending in a 19-16 Hanover lead at the half. Better ball movement, more patience and strong rebounding resulted in a 33-22 second half Hanover advantage.

Coach’s quote: “We started off strong but allowed them to get back into the game in the second quarter. We controlled the tempo in the second half and played patiently and smart. Another solid win against a playoff team.” — Hanover’s Dan O’Rourke

Records: Hanover 10-4; Milford 7-7

Randolph 44, Thetford 39

Key players: Randolph — Ella Messier (14 points), Kaleigh Jarvis-Chabot (11 points), Shiloh Lake; Thetford Academy — Ruth Wilmott (12 points), Whitney Lewis (11 points)

Highlights: It was a close game throughout. Randolph outscored Thetford 13-9 in the fourth quarter to secure victory.

Records: Randolph 5-9; Thetford 9-6


Lebanon 1, Berlin 0

Key players: Lebanon — Biff Maher (one goal), Andy Lindquist (six saves); Berlin — Olivia O’Neil (24 saves)

Highlights: Maher scored the game’s only goal by following her rebound on a breakaway with just under four minutes to go in the second period. Lebanon allowed just one shot on goal in the third period. The Mountaineers lost their third straight after an 11-0 start to the year.

Coach’s quote: “Great job from our team tonight. That was a complete effort, especially shutting them down in the third period the way we did.” — Lebanon’s Mike Sheehan

Records: Lebanon 9-4-0; Berlin 11-3-0

Hartford 4, U-32 2

Key players: Hartford — Braelyn Park, Madison Barwood, Carsyn Weglarz

Highlights: Hurricanes came out flat and had to catch up all but the last five minutes of the game, when Park scored the go-ahead goal on a delayed penalty call. When U-32 pulled the goalie, Hartford put up the fourth and final goal into the empty net.

Coach’s quote: “We proved today that we don’t give up. We were having a hard time holding on to the puck, and things were not going our way. In the end (basically the whole third period), we started playing more of our game.” — Hartford’s Kylie Young

Records: Hartford 11-4-1; U-32 5-10-1


Windham 2, Hanover 0

Key players: Hanover — Jo Jo Drent (25 saves), Will Hopkins (solid defense), Jake Rochfert (hard-working two-way hockey)

Highlights: Windham scored two goals in final five minutes to break open a tight-checking scoreless tie. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the Bears.

Coach’s quote: “Great fast-paced game that was going end to end. We had our chances but couldn’t finish. We never adjusted to playing on the Olympic sheet, and that rink is suited for Windham’s passing game.” — Hanover’s Dick Dodds

Records: Windham 10-2-1; Hanover 9-6