Field hockey

Stowe 4, Harwood 0

Sept. 26

Stowe completed a season sweep of Harwood with another shutout win.

Stella Frame led the Stowe offense with two scores and Natalie Doehla and Abbie Rice each scored once, with Rice and Abbie Fountain chipping in assists.

Stowe goalie Andrea Jackman made two saves; Harwood goalie Kaylee Cameron had eight.

Stowe is now 6-1, Harwood 2-6.

North Country 1, Harwood 0

Sept. 24

North Country scored the only goal of the game as the Highlanders lost their fourth 1-0 contest of the year.

Boys soccer

Harwood 1, Lake Region 0

Sept. 27

Finn O’Hara scored the only goal three minutes into the game as Harwood outlasted visiting Lake Region in a defensive slugfest between two squads battling for playoff positioning.

O’Hara, a sophomore, scored on an assist from freshman Cole Hill and Harwood goalie Ollie Hammond had five saves.

Harwood and Lake Region are each now 5-2-1 and in the top eight of a crowded and competitive Division 2 field.

Stowe 1, Harwood 0 (OT)

Sept. 24

Stowe captain Alex Reichelt nailed a 25-yard free kick two minutes into the first overtime to lift the home team past the Highlanders.

The rivalry has taken on new meaning this year. After winning seven straight Division 3 titles, Stowe moved up to Division 2 this year. Harwood is the defending Division 2 champ and is in the hunt for another title, despite losing a host of seniors after an undefeated season last year.

Harwood goalie Ollie Hammond turned back six shots; Stowe’s Isaiah Schaefer-Geiger made five saves.


Harwood second at Northfield

Sept. 30

The Highlanders finished second to Stowe at a tournament played at Northfield Country Club.

Harwood shot a 227 to finish second; Stowe won with a team score of 170 and Peoples Academy was third with a 239.

The Highlanders were led by Liam Guyette’s 51 and Jon O’Brien’s 53. Jacob Green shot a 59 and Zach Wing a 64.

Stowe’s Chace Newhouse was medalist with a low round of 38; his teammate Max Gentle shot a 39, Bo Graves a 44 and Jesse Brown a 49.

Peoples was led by Andrew McDermott’s 56 and Northfield’s DJ Baroffio shot a 45.

Competing as an individual, Harwood’s Maddie Cheney shot a 56 in the girls tournament. Stowe’s Lexi James earned medalist honors for the girls with a 48, and Northfield won the team event with a score of 104.

The Harwood boys were scheduled to compete at the state-championship qualifying tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 2, after press time, at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington.

Harwood wins at Country Club of Vermont

Sept. 24

Harwood’s Jacob Green earned medalist honors with the low round of the day as the Highlanders beat U-32 and Lamoille.

The Highlanders shot 196 as a team; U-32 was second at 227 and Lamoille third at 251.

U-32 won the girls division with a 101 team score.

Green shot a 43 for Harwood, Jack Lansky 45, Jon O’Brien 52 and Liam Guyette 56.

For U-32, Riley Richards had a 49, Logan Carbo 54, Nolan Lyford 59 and John Mekkelsen 65.

Lamoille’s top golfers were Hayden Peters and Noah Burnham, who both shot 61; Nolin Wuestenberg shot a 63 and Hayden Cheever a 66.

For the U-32 girls, Elizabeth Guthrie’s 50 won medalist honors and Jenna Mekkelsen shot a 51. Harwood’s sole girl golfer, Maddie Cheney, shot a 58 and Lamoille’s Carly Hitchcock shot a 64.


St. Johnsbury 3, Harwood 1

Sept. 27

Host St. Johnsbury won three tightly contested sets to beat Harwood.

St. Johnsbury won the first and second sets, 25-22 and 25-21, then took the fourth set 25-22.

The Highlanders dominated the third set, winning 25-13.

“We ended up switching around the rotations in the third set in hopes to change things up a little,” coach Ali Lake said; the change paid off, but it was too little too late as St. Johnsbury held on for the win.

Harwood is 5-3, St., Johnsbury 3-5.

Harwood 3, Montpelier 0

Sept. 25

The Highlanders handily won three straight sets at home to bounce Montpelier.

Harwood won the first set 25-13, ran away with the second set 25-6 and won the third 25-15.

Girls soccer

Harwood 6, Lake Region 0

Sept. 28

Harwood’s star striker Tanum Nelson struck for four goals to lead her team past visiting Lake Region.

Emma Ravelin and Tela Haskell also scored for Harwood; Amaya Rogers and Sarah Bartolomei split time in net to preserve the clean sheet, with Rogers making nine saves and Bartolomei two.

Harwood is now 6-3, Lake Region 2-5.

Harwood 4, Stowe 2

Sept. 25

Four players scored for Harwood as the Highlanders snapped a two-game losing skid with a road win.

Tela Haskell, Tanum Nelson, Rubi Murphy and Louisa Thomsen scored the goals for Harwood, and Amaya Rogers made six saves in net.

Wren Murphy and Cait Gianni scored one goal apiece for Stowe.

Cross country

Thurston wins at U-32 Invitational Harwood girls second, boys seventh

Sept. 28

Harwood’s Ava Thurston topped her closest competitor by a minute to handily win the annual U-32 Invitational.

Thurston ran a 19:45.; U-32’s May Lamb was second in 20:43.07 and South Burlington’s Sierra Fisher was third in 20:51.53.

The Harwood girls finished second at the event with 50 points; U-32 won with 31 and BFA St. Albans was third with 88.

The Harwood boys finished seventh with 152 points; U-32 won with 52 and Vergennes and St. Johnsbury tied for second with 128 points.

The Harwood girls got strong performances, putting five other runners in the top 25. Britta Zetterstrom finished fifth in 20:56.4 and Caelyn McDonough was 10th in 21:49.47. Jill Rundle (22nd) and Charlie Flint (23rd) were the other scoring members of the team and Julianne Young was just behind them in 24th.

Carlton Cummiskey was the top runner for the Harwood boys, finishing 11th in 18:15.18. Luke Groom (26th), Ebbe Lillis (31st), Zennor DiMario (41st) and Jack Lamphere (43rd) were the other runners scoring for Harwood.

St. Johnsbury’s Evan Thornton-Sherman won the boys race in 16:35.96.


Harwood/U-32 42, Bellows Falls 29

Sept. 28

The cooperative team from Harwood/U-32 earned a road win, upending Bellows Falls in a matchup of two of the top teams in Division 2.

Nathan LaRosa threw for three touchdowns and 188 yards while running for two touchdowns and 141 yards for Harwood/U-32. Carter Pelzel had two receiving touchdowns and Crosse Gariboldi ran for another score.

For Bellows Falls, Jeb Monier ran for two touchdowns, Jeb Lober had another rushing score and McGregor Vancor had a touchdown reception.

The two teams were battling for second place in D-2; Harwood/U-32 is now 4-1, Bellows Falls 3-2.

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