Monadnock Ledger Transcript – Ledger Transcript Fall Sports Awards

Published: 11/23/2022 13:28:56

Modified: 11/23/2022 13:28:45

The fall 2022 high school athletic season didn’t produce any local team state champions, but there was still much to celebrate. Mascenic field hockey, ConVal boys soccer, and the undefeated Mascenic girls volleyball team all made the last four in their respective tournaments, and Conant and Mascenic sent cross-country teams to meet the champions.

There was a singles champion, Mascenic golfer Josiah Hakala, and there were many All-State caliber players across the various sports. There were many talents to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to the top local athletes in each sport and apologize to the other deserving student-athletes who would have made this list.

boys football

Wyatt Beaulieu, Sr., ConVal

Beaulieu had 11 shutouts for the Final Four-bound ConVal boys — and made game of the year with his dive stop on a quarter-final overtime penalty.

girls soccer

Bri Fish, Sr., WLC

Bri Fish has played from goaltender to forward for WLC this fall, and her aggressive play and knack for clutch goals has been instrumental in the Warriors’ three wins.

Cross-country skiing for girls

Kylie Aho, Senior, Conant

Aho was Conant’s top senior runner that fall when the Orioles placed third in DIII, and she finished her cross-country career with a 31st place finish at the Meet of Champions.

Cross-country skiing for boys

Drew Traffie, senior, masks

Traffie has been an impressive runner in Division III this season in the fifth-placed Mascenic team, which is part of the Meet of Champions.

girls volleyball

Lyla Buxton, senior, masker

Buxton was a killing machine for the undefeated Vikings as they advanced to the semi-finals and were named Division III Player of the Year by the Coaches’ Association.

field hockey

Lexis Vautour, senior, masker

Vautour’s fire and panache helped propel the star-studded Vikings to their first Final Four spot in decades, and even after losing, she still clinched a few goals.

Soccer

Everett Benham, Sr. ConVal

Both Benham and senior co-captain Caleb Cloutier gave everything they had to their ConVal team this fall, putting their bodies on the line to give Cougar fans something to cheer about.

golf

Josiah Hakala, sophomore, Mascenic

As the only state champion in Ledger Transcript coverage this fall, Hakala won its second straight individual golf state championship with even greater probability on the horizon.



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