Local Roundup: Thetford boys are Barre-bound after quarterfinal hoops win

Thetford Head Coach Jason Gray watches as one of his team takes a foul shot in the fourth quarter against Hazen in the VPA D-III semifinals at the Barre Auditorium in Barre, Vt., Thursday March 9, 2023. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Thetford Head Coach Jason Gray watches as one of his team takes a foul shot in the fourth quarter against Hazen in the VPA D-III semifinals at the Barre Auditorium in Barre, Vt., Thursday March 9, 2023. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson—Valley News - James M. Patterson

Published: 02-25-2024 8:35 PM

Modified: 02-28-2024 2:20 PM


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BOYS BASKETBALL

Thetford 64, BFA-Fairfax 31

Key players: Thetford — Hunter Clay, Dylan Vance, Mitchell Parkman, Xander Oshoniyi; BFA-Fairfax — Ryan Meuhl, Ryan Sheehan, Shayne Meunier

Highlights: Man-to-man help defense as a team helped the second-ranked Panthers beat No. 7 BFA-Fairfax to advance to Thursday’s VPA Division III semifinals against No. 3 BFA-Fairfax at Barre Auditorium.

Coach’s quote: “Today the boys played help defense as one unit, which led to offensive possession.” — Thetford’s Jason Gray

Records: Thetford 19-3; BFA-Fairfax 13-9

GIRLS HOCKEY

Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 4
Berlin-Gorham-Kennett 2

Key players: Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge — Biff Maher (2 goals), Olivia Pollard (1 goal, 1 assist), Mirabella Orlen (1 goal), Andy Lindquist (11 saves); Berlin-Gorham-Kennett — Mia Bartoli (2 goals), Olivia O’Neil (25 saves)

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Highlights: After Olivia Pollard scored the only goal of the first period, Biff Maher scored two goals in the second to stake the Raiders to a 3-0 lead. BGK’s Mia Bartoli scored twice to narrow the gap to 3-2 before Andy Lindquist stopped a breakaway in the final minute.

Coach’s quote: “Great win by our team. We got here late due to a bus issue, but the team kept a great attitude and got the a well-earned victory heading into the playoffs.” — Lebanon Stevens Kearsarge’s Mike Sheehan

Records: Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge 12-6-0; Berlin-Gorham-Kennett 13-5-0