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Home school students freshman Thomas Gouge (left) and junior Meles Gouge (right) of Marshfield play on the Danville baseball team.

by Ken Brown

Wolves Edge Danville

DANVILLE – The Danville baseball team dropped a pair of games to powerhouse Blue Mountain and Peoples Academy (PA) last week, falling to 3-9 on the season. Twinfield’s Meles and Thomas Gouge are on the Bears’ varsity roster this spring.

Blue Mountain’s Ricky Fennimore struck out three over five innings to no-hit Danville for the second time this season in a 19-0 rout on the road last Tuesday. Fennimore also went 3-3 at the plate with a double and three stolen bases. Karson Blood, Evan Dennis, and Brody Kingsbury combined for six hits and seven RBI’s in the win as the Bucks stayed a perfect 14-0 on the season. Denver Lindstrom pitched well for the Bears, giving up just three hits through four innings, before the Buck’s exploded for nine runs in the top of the fifth to break the game open.

Jack and Garrett Lund belted a home run apiece and combined for five RBI’s to help PA edge Danville on the road over the weekend 9-8. Meles Gouge led the Bears’ offense with two hits, including a double, three RBI’s, and two stolen bases. John Morgan added a pair of hits for Danville and Sebastian Eldred drove in a pair of runs in the loss. The two-time defending division III state champs improved to 12-2 on the season.

Danville welcomed BFA-Fairfax to town on Monday and will host Williamstown and Lake Region on Thursday and Saturday to wrap up the regular season.

Peoples Academy Drops a Pair on the Week

MARSHFIELD – The Peoples Academy (PA) softball team fell to Twinfield-Cabot-Danville (TCD) and Richford last week and are still in search of their first win of the season. Hazen Union’s Sarah Collier, Haley Michaud, Royelle Crown, and Gracie Crown are on the Lady Wolves varsity roster this spring, with Collier being a captain.

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Hazen Union students playing on the Peoples Academy softball team are (from left): Royelle Crown, Haley Michaud and Sarah Collier. Missing: Gracie Crown.

Kendall Hale struck out seven to earn the win and blasted a home run to lead TCD to a 25-12 home win over the Lady Wolves last Tuesday. Aleacya Moshinskie added a home run of her own and Aydyn Paige was a perfect 6-6 at the plate as the Lady Trojans improved to 6-5 on the season. Collier led PA with three hits and Michaud struck out four in taking the loss in the circle.

Sierra Derby earned the win with a complete game effort to lead Richford to a 22-7 road win last Thursday. The Lady Rockets won their ninth straight game to improve to 11-2 on the season.

PA hosted Blue Mountain on Tuesday and will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Lyndon Institute.

Lady Chargers Lose Pair of Nailbiters

NORTHFIELD – The Craftsbury Academy (CA) softball team battled through injuries last week in a pair of close battles with Northfield and Twinfield-Cabot-Danville, falling to 2-8 on the season.

Northfield earned their third win of the season last Tuesday, edging the Lady Chargers at home 22-20. The Lady Marauders forfeited the back end of the home and home with CA on Friday, putting their record at 3-8 on the year.

Maddi Duke struck out seven in a complete game effort and went 3-4 with a triple to lead TCD to a 14-12 home win over the Lady Chargers on Saturday afternoon. Kimlinh DeBona had a pair of hits, including a home run and Sophie Mancini made a game saving catch to kill a bases loaded rally for CA in the bottom of seventh to end the game. Savannah Boyce went 3-3 with two walks for the Lady Chargers in the loss and Ella Gillespie added a pair of hits.

CA will look to get back on track this week with a four-game sprint to end the regular season. They hosted BFA-Fairfax on Monday and Richford on Tuesday on Senior Night, before hitting the road against Williamstown and Lamoille on Thursday and Friday.

Record Breaking Week for Hilltoppers

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The two-time defending division I state champion St. Johnsbury Academy (SJA) boys’ track and field added to their lore over the weekend, breaking two VT state records at the Eddy Meet at Schenectady High School.

Former Craftsbury Academy track star Charlie Krebs, teamed up with Gerardo Fernandez, Nathaniel Bernier, and Andrew Thornton-Sherman to set a new state record in the 4X800m relay event. Krebs helped the Chargers claim their first boys’ Division IV state championship last spring and is now a senior for the Hilltoppers. Andrew Bugbee, Alejandro Orozco Kuri, Fernandez, and Thornton-Sherman also teamed up to set a new state record in the 4X400m relay. Bugbee is the son of former Hazen Union alum Andrea (Fair) Bugbee.

Krebs, Bugbee, and the Hilltoppers will look to make it a three-peat on June 3, at Burlington High School at the Division I state meet.