MLT Fall Sports Awards

  • The Conant cross-country team hosted Hinsdale and Fall Mountain for homecoming Thursday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The ConVal field hockey team hosted Hollis-Brookline on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Mascenic golf team hosted Sunapee and Hillsboro-Deering on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Conant golf team hosted Pelham and John Stark at the Shattuck on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Wilton-Lyndeborough boys' soccer team hosted Pittsfield to open the NHIAA Division IV playoffs on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Emari Traffie

  • The ConVal girls' soccer team hosted Sanborn on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • The Mascenic girls' volleyball team played Inter-Lakes in the NHIAA Division III semifinals at Pinkerton Academy on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Wyatt Hutchinson, ConVal football Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 11/12/2021 10:41:05 AM

This year, we’ve changed things up with the Ledger-Transcript’s seasonal sports awards. We’ve selected the top student-athlete from each sport offered at the high schools in the MLT coverage area – and here they are. 

 BOYS’ SOCCER

Dominic Hutchinson, WLC

Nothing deters opposing  offenses like an imposing back-line defender, and senior back Dominic Hutchinson fit the bill, booting away everything in his line of sight for a Wilton-Lyndeborough team that averaged just .88 goals against this fall.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Kendall Larson, ConVal

Senior back Kendall Larson got a foot or a head  on countless would-be threats as she patrolled the Cougars’ back line this season, keeping opponents at bay and handling much of the long kicking duties. 

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Drew Traffie, Mascenic

Chances were good that one of the Traffie boys would take this spot, and on a given day, it could have been Drew or Connor. But at the Division III championship, it was Mascenic junior Drew that led the Vikings, with an incredible third-place finish that paved the way for a team championship. 

 GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Kylie Aho, Conant

The Oriole junior was in a league of her own this fall, separating from the Conant pack with a slew of impressive finishes. Aho was the top local finisher at the girls’ Meet of Champions and has another year yet to reach her full potential.

FIELD HOCKEY

Makenzie Anderson, ConVal

Anderson made 240 saves in net for the Cougars this year, stopping 85.7 percent of the shots she faced. The senior goalkeeper was selected to represent New Hampshire on the Twin State team, which faces the best seniors Vermont has to offer sometime in the summer of 2022. 

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Annika Martel, Mascenic

The Vikings’ big hitter helped carry Mascenic all the way to the Division III championship game this fall and earned Player of the Year honors from the coaches’ association. Martel’s left-handed kills were a thing of beauty; she finished the season with around 150 kills and over 60 aces. 

FOOTBALL

Wyatt Hutchinson, ConVal

When the Cougars needed a yard, a first down, a score or a tackle, Wyatt Hutchinson was their best option. Hutchinson pounded it up the middle as fullback, scoring six touchdowns, and led the defense at middle linebacker.

BOYS’ GOLF

Josiah Hakala, Mascenic

Josiah Hakala’s much-awaited varsity debut did not disappoint, as the bespectacled freshman phenom won the Division IV individual championship and led the Vikings to a team championship along with an undefeated regular season.

GIRLS’ GOLF

Francesca Ketola, Conant

The Conant freshman was the only area girls’ golfer to make the cut for the divisional tournament after golfing right alongside the Oriole boys during the regular season. Ketola picked up where she left off with the Conant varsity as an eighth-grader last year and should be in for a promising career. 




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