McDougall falls in Round of 16 at states
Harwood’s Jesse McDougall lost to Champlain Valley Union’s Joel Ashooh 6-4, 6-3 in the Round of 16 at the boys Division 1 individual state championship tournament.
Ashooh advanced to the state championship match, where he lost to St. Johnsbury’s Mate Koszo 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 for the title.
McDougall advances, Martley and Laino lose
Harwood’s Jesse McDougall notched a win in the Round of 32 at the boys tennis individual state championship, but his teammates Asher Martley and Peter Laino were ousted in the same round.
McDougall beat Mount Anthony’s Michael Niemi 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the Round of 16.
Martley lost to South Burlington’s Sam Walker 6-0, 6-0 and Laino lost to Essex’s David Wrenner 6-4, 6-2.
Middlebury 6, Harwood 1
Harwood’s Peter Laino won at No. 1 singles in both matches of a doubleheader, but host Middlebury won all the other singles and Harwood forfeited the doubles matches for lack of players.
Short players all season, the Highlanders are not participating in the Division 1 playoffs this season.
U-32 5, Harwood 2
Host Harwood won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles in both matches of a doubleheader against U-32, but the visitors took the other three singles points in each match and Harwood forfeited all four doubles points.
For Harwood, Jesse McDougall beat Basil Humke 8-1 at No. 1 singles in the first match, then beat Jacob Bradley 8-2 at No. 2 singles in the second match.
Peter Laino got the other points for Harwood, beating Bradley 8-3 in the first match and then beating Humke 8-7 in the second.
U-32’s Jack Morris beat Alex Miquel by scores of 8-6 and 8-7 and Kayl Humke beat Harwood’s Asher Martley by scores of 8-4 and 8-3. U-32’s No. 5 singles player, Malone Bruce, beat John Henry Bard-Bardes 8-3 in the first match and then beat Nathan Hamel 8-2 in the second match.
U-32 6, Harwood 1
Harwood’s Anda Gully won her team’s only point in both matches of a pro-set doubleheader against U-32.
Gully beat U-32’s Jasmine Toro 8-6 in the first match and 9-7 in the second.
For U-32, Ginger Knight beat Claire McGeorge at No. 1 singles 8-5 and 8-6 and Lucy Krokenberger beat Lilianna Ziedins 8-5 and 9-8. Also winning at singles for U-32 were Addie Hannan and Robyn Dudley, who beat Marcella Grimaldi and Gretchen Kogut, respectively; Hannan beat Grimaldi 9-7 and 8-3 while Dudley beat Kogut 8-6 and 8-5.
In the first doubles matches, U-32’s Sierra Henderson and Zoie Beaureguard beat Claudia Derryberry and Maggie Alberghini 8-0 and Caitlin Dodge-Prescott and Tovah Williams beat Charlotte Mays and Lila Derryberry 8-1. In the other doubles matches, Mia Smith and Anna Knauss beat Alberghini and Mays 8-4 and Maddie O’Kelly and Kate McKay beat Morgan Wing and Anna Alberghini 8-4.
Harwood finished the regular season 0-8; ranked seventh for the Division 2 playoffs, the Highlanders were scheduled to play at No. 2 U-32 in the D-2 quarterfinals on Wednesday, after press time.
GMVS 13, Harwood 4
Green Mountain Valley School locked up the No. 3 seed in the Division 2 playoffs with a dominant road win over rival Harwood in the last game of the regular season.
The Highlanders finish the season 2-10; ranked 10th in D-2, the team was scheduled to travel to take on another rival, No. 7 Stowe, in the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Mount Abe-Vergennes 13, Harwood 1
Jalen Cook struck for seven goals for the cooperative team from Mount Abe-Vergennes.
Grace Harvey added two goals for the visiting squad, which improved to 13-0.
Kelly Tynan scored Harwood’s goal and goalie Kaylee Cameron piled up 16 saves while under fire all day.
Harwood 12, Green Mt. Valley 4
Jake Lynn scored a career-high four goals and teammate Jake Wells added three as the Highlanders blew by rival Green Mountain Valley School, wrapping up the regular season with seven straight wins.
After a 2-2 first quarter, Harwood took a 4-2 lead at the half and blew the game open by outscoring the home team 5-2 in the third.
Ely Kalkstein had two goals for Harwood and Jacob Green, Jon O’Brien and Finn O’Hara all had single scores. Sully O’Hara made 12 saves for the Highlanders.
For Green Mountain Valley, Jackson Jewell scored twice and Riley Kern and Tanner Ketchel each scored once.
Harwood, the defending Division 2 state champ, finished the regular season 10-3. The Highlanders are the No. 3 seed in the D-2 tournament and earned a first-round bye; they’re scheduled to host either GMVS or St. Johnsbury in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday at 3 p.m.
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 five 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.
Rice 26, Harwood 6 (5 innings)
Rice stayed hot offensively, scoring 13 runs in the second inning of its doubleheader against Harwood on its way to a five-inning win.
Brianna Conger went 4-for-5 with six RBIs for Rice, Sierra Butler and Madison Denton each had four RBIs, Amy Hester had three and Jaydenne Garbarino scored four times.
Garbarino, the winning pitcher, gave up 10 hits.
Harwood’s Emma Ravelin smacked a pair of triples.
With one win on the year, the Highlanders did not finish in the top 16 teams in Division 2 and are not participating in the D-2 playoffs.
Rice 17, Harwood 2 (5 innings)
Host Rice broke open a close game with nine runs in the third and seven more in the fourth in the opening game of a doubleheader.
The game was called early under the mercy rule.
Sierra Butler went 2-for-4 for Rice, driving in two runs with one of her hits, a double. Brianna Conger also had a double and winning pitcher Evie Reid had seven strikeouts.
For Harwood, losing pitcher Cassie James and Ashley Proteau both had doubles.
Lamoille 24, Harwood 8 (5 innings)
Lamoille jumped on Harwood early, plating 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, in a win over Harwood.
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.
Harwood 10, Montpelier 0 (6 innings)
Harwood broke open a 1-0 game with five runs in the third, tacked on three more in the fourth and scored its tenth run of the game in the sixth.
The game was called after the sixth under the mercy rule.
Charlie Zschau got the win for Harwood, pitching five innings, striking out six and giving up just three hits. Avery Paul took the loss for Montpelier.
Skylar Platt went 3-for-4 with a double and scored three times to lead Harwood, Bobby Kelly had two hits and scored three runs, and Zschau helped his own cause by scoring twice and collecting two hits.
Harwood, which started the year 0-2, finished the regular season 8-3 and earned the No. 4 seed in the Division 2 playoffs. The Highlanders were scheduled to host No. 13 Milton at 4:30 p.m. in the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday, after press time.
Montpelier dropped to 7-8, 10th in the division.
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.
Skylar 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 dropped to 7-6.