Lamoille 13, Milton 7
The Lancers went on the road and nearly doubled up Milton, finishing the regular season with a winning record of 7-5.
Lamoille clinched the No. 5 seed in Division 2, and was scheduled to host a rematch with Milton in the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday, after press time.
Lamoille 11, Spaulding 9
Lamoille star Morgan Burnham poured in nine goals, matching the offensive output of the entire Spaulding team, as the Lancers got a road win.
Ryley Cota and Savannah Aiken scored the other goals for Lamoille, which built a 6-4 lead by halftime and then played Spaulding even after the break.
Lamoille goalie Anna Schwartz made three saves; Spaulding’s Analie Choquette stacked up 13 saves.
Lia Rubel and Hailey Lafaille each had hat tricks for Spaulding, Madison Henderson scored twice and Morgan Mast had a single goal.
U-32 16, Lamoille 4
U-32, playing at home, blew past Lamoille to get its first win of the season in a matchup of winless teams.
Lamoille finished the regular season 0-12. Ranked No. 13, the Lancers were scheduled to open the Division 2 postseason at No. 4 Stowe on Wednesday, but instead decided to forfeit. The problem: A shortage of players.
Harwood 15, Lamoille 1
Seniors Ely Kalkstein and Jake Lynn teamed up for nine goals to power Harwood to a home win over Lamoille on Senior Day.
Kalkstein scored four goals, Lynn had four, classmate Jake Wells had two and fellow senior Aiden Wright made seven saves in goal. Other seniors playing their last regular-season home game for the Highlanders included Eamon Gilhuly, Eli Moskowitz and Reid Spaulding.
Ezra Bechtoldt scored Lamoille’s goal.
Peoples Academy-Stowe 17, U-32 2
The Eiden brothers, both underclassmen, paced the PA-Stowe offense as the Raiders blasted visiting U-32 on Senior Day.
Eames Eiden finished with a hat trick, and his older brother Atticus had two goals and two assists. Seniors Jace Boerger, Clark Brown and Kevin Crawford also had productive days offensively for PA-Stowe, which improved to 9-4.
Along with Boerger, Brown and Crawford, seniors honored before the game included Noah Lepikko, Noah Levine, Flynn Kearney, Wes Pinkham, Jake Ramos, Nate Rice, Sam Robertson and Ethan Wright.
Rice split time in goal with Oliver and Connor Ogden; together the trio made eight saves.
Josh Ehret and Nick Hood scored for U-32 and goalies Max Kissner and Xavier Swan made 18 saves.
Ranked fourth to start the Division 2 playoffs, PA-Stowe was scheduled to host No. 13 Lamoille in the opening round of the postseason on Wednesday, but Lamoille decided to forfeit, citing a shortage of players.
PA-Stowe will host a playoff game Saturday at 4 p.m. against either Otter Valley or U-32.
Lamoille 18, U-32 10
Lamoille scored in every inning, securing the No. 5 seed in the Division 2 playoffs.
After a hot start by Lamoille, U-32 came back to tie it at 6-6, but the Lancers rebounded with five more runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to pull ahead for good.
Jake Vance led the Lamoille offense, going 3-for-3, and Caleb Gale and Teddy Levin had two hits apiece. Matt Selby got the win for Lamoille, allowing five runs and four hits over five innings.
For U-32, Carter Pelzel went 3-for-3 with a double and Owen Kellington and Owen Guthrie each had two hits; U-32’s final rally plated three runs in the bottom of the seventh before running out of steam.
Lamoille improved to 8-6 and was scheduled to host No. 12 Lake Region, the team that beat the Lancers for the D-2 title last year, in the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday, after the News & Citizen went to press. U-32 finished 8-5, good for the No. 6 seed in Division 2.
Peoples Academy-Stowe 12, Enosburg 11
Down 7-2 after three innings, PA-Stowe came storming back with a combined 10 runs in the fourth and fifth innings, then turned a game-ending double play to thwart Enosburg’s comeback bid in the bottom of the seventh.
Nick Holbrook went 3-for-4 to lead the PA-Stowe offense, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Max Carr drove in two runs with his one hit, Lou Angione was 3-for-6 and Eben Osborne drew two walks, scored once and drove in a run.
Angione also got the win for PA-Stowe on the mound, pitching into the sixth, striking out four and allowing three hits and three earned runs.
Brandon Parent had a triple for Enosburg and the team’s ace, Nik Saborowski, took the loss, giving up three earned runs and four hits in an inning and two-thirds on the mound.
In the bottom of the seventh, with Enosburg threatening to tie the game with no outs, the Wolves recorded a force out at home to get the first out of the inning. Enosburg attempted to score the game-tying run with a bunt, but Carr tagged the runner coming from third, then fired to Angione at third, who tagged the runner advancing from second to end the game.
PA-Stowe finished at 9-6, winning its last seven games. The victory over Enosburg, which dropped to 11-2 and is the No. 2 seed in Division 2, means the two teams split their season series, with each winning on the other’s field.
The win locked up the No. 7 seed in the Division 3 tournament for PA-Stowe; the Wolves were set to host No. 10 Randolph in the opening round on Wednesday, after press time.
Harwood 14, Lamoille 2 (6 innings)
Harwood scored seven runs in the first three innings, then blew the game open with seven more in the fifth and sixth in a road win over Lamoille in a battle for playoff positioning.
The game was called after the sixth under the mercy rule.
Garrett Martin, who had one of Lamoille’s two hits, took the loss for the Lancers, who scored twice in the fourth to make it 7-2 before Harwood put the game away with four runs in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Skyler Platt got the win for Harwood, striking out seven and allowing just two hits in four innings.
Charlie Zschau’s three hits included a triple, and he had three RBIs for Harwood. Chase Reagan was 2-for-4 with a double and Chris James drove in three runs with his two hits.
Lamoille 16, U-32 14
Down 14-11 in the final inning, Lamoille scored five runs to earn the win at U-32.
The win was Lamoille’s sixth in its last seven games, and the Lancers finished the regular season with a record of 7-8.
Lamoille built an 11-8 lead by the end of the third inning, but U-32 scored the next six runs to retake the lead. Mirrisa Bidwell led the way for the Lamoille offense, going 3-for-3 with a triple and scoring four runs. Abi Cote was 3-for-4 with a triple and 4 RBIs, Kaylie Kneeland also had two hits and freshman Olivia Demag had a double and a triple and scored twice.
The Lancers recorded four straight singles to spark their comeback and took advantage of four U-32 errors on the day.
For U-32, Sage Warner’s four-hit, five-RBI day included a two-run homer, Cady Burgess was 3-for-3 with a double and Elizabeth Guthrie was 3-for-5.
Hannah Lafountain earned the win for Lamoille; Guthrie took the loss for U-32.
Lamoille’s hot streak late in the season allowed the Lancers to earn a home playoff game as the No. 7 seed in Division 2. They were slated to host No. 10 Rice on Wednesday, after press time. U-32 dropped to 7-6 and earned the No. 6 seed in D-2.
U-32 18, Lamoille 7
U-32 blew open a close game with seven runs in the top of the seventh to leave Hyde Park with the win, snapping Lamoille’s five-game winning streak in the process.
U-32’s Sage Warner had two triples, Allie Guthrie had a triple and Cady Burgess and Maia Castonguay all went 2-for-5.
Grace Johnson earned the win for U-32; Hannah Lafountain took the loss for Lamoille and Anika Stevens had two hits.
Lamoille 24, Harwood 8 (5 innings)
Lamoille jumped on Harwood early, scoring nine runs in the first inning, then piling up more runs in the next four innings to complete a season sweep of the Highlanders.
The game was called after five innings under the mercy rule.
Hannah Lafountain was the winning pitcher, giving up six hits. The Lancers outhit Harwood 8-6; one of those eight hits was a bases-clearing double from Alyssa Hull that drove in three runs.
Cassie James took the loss for Harwood.
Lamoille 18, Harwood 1 (5 innings)
Lamoille got a strong outing from starting pitcher Hannah Lafountain, who gave up just four hits over five innings and recorded seven strikeouts.
Lafountain helped her own cause with a double, and Abi Cote had a double, triple, 4 RBIs and scored three runs. Senior left fielder Mirrisa Bidwell also helped Lafountain out, making five “outstanding catches in left field,” according to coach Carolyn Stames.
Cassie James took the loss for Harwood, even though she allowed just five hits; walks aided the Lamoille offense.
Enosburg 11, Peoples Academy 7
Peoples Academy built an early 7-2 lead, but Enosburg came roaring back with six runs in the bottom of the second to take a lead it would never relinquish.
Ali Dash and Eliza Blake each had two hits and two RBIs for Enosburg, which got four innings of scoreless pitching from reliever Dana Elkins.
Amber Everett and Hannah Judkins each had two hits for Peoples; one of Judkins’ hits was a double.
Peoples dropped to 7-9 but did earn the No. 8 seed in the Division 3 playoffs. The Wolves were scheduled to host No. 9 Williamstown, a team they split with during the regular season, on Wednesday.
Enosburg improved to 10-3 and earned the No. 3 seed in Division 2.
Track and field
Lamoille and PA-Stowe at Essex Invitational
Athletes from Lamoille Union and the cooperative team from Peoples Academy-Stowe headed to Chittenden County over the weekend to compete in the highly competitive and highly selective Essex Invitational.
The meet, which features the top athletes across all of Vermont’s track and field divisions, serves as a final tune-up for the state championship meets and as a qualifier for the New England Championships.
Here’s a look at some of the top finishers for the Lancers and Wolves.
1,500 meters: Lamoille’s MegAnne Gilmore second.
3,000 meters: MegAnne Gilmore third.
100-meter hurdles: Lamoille’s Isabelle Sullivan sixth.
300-meter hurdles: Isabelle Sullivan third.
Javelin: Peoples Academy-Stowe’s Lucy Kelly second.
1,500 meters: PA-Stowe’s Ben Craig fifth.
4x400 meter relay: PA-Stowe fourth.
Triple jump: Lamoille’s Braeden Decker second.