Winter Sports Roundup.

Girls Basketball’s Incredible Season

The girl’s basketball team finished this season with a 12-6 record and made it to the semi-finals at the Barre auditorium for just the fourth time in Harwood history. Ayden Parrish is a senior who’s been playing basketball since the 3rd grade. When asked if there was something Ayden would have changed she said, “I think if we focused a little bit more during the North Country game, that would have been ideal.” But the future is bright. “All the new people coming into this program have been working with Tom, so they’re definitely prepped for high school basketball,” Ayden explained. It seems like next season we can expect the same if not a better performance from the girl’s basketball team.


Boys’ Basketball Season on the Road


The boy’s basketball team finished this season with an 11-9 record and won their first playoff game in nine years defeating #9 seed Middlebury in the first round of the D2 playoffs. Harwood senior and Varsity captain Iyah Lavit has been playing basketball for eight years now. When asked if there was anything he would change about the season, Lavit said, “Our attitudes. I think we weren’t hungry enough.” Lavit also mentioned that the team played almost all of their games without a home gym and were on the road for the majority of the season.










Hockey Hopes
The boy’s hockey team made it to the first round of the Division 2 playoffs and finished their season with a record of 3-12-1. Senior Adin Combs who has been on the team for two years said, “ It was kind of a rebuilding year. We didn’t do as great as we thought we were going to do. We had a much stronger start to the season than the end of the season. We had a lot of injuries and a lot of sickness.” Despite the down season the future looks bright for this young and talented Harwood hockey team, with many players returning for more next season.






 Wrestling Rebuilding Year

This season the wrestling team had many new ninth-grade wrestlers making it a big rebuilding year, especially because last year’s seniors had moved on. Fortunately, others filled in as new leaders. Sophomore Caleb Durand has been hitting the mats for ten years now having started with the Harwood youth team. When asked what we can expect from this team in the future Caleb confidently said, “ I think we’re gonna come in pretty hot and ready to wrestle. And have a solid season next year.” Caleb noted, “For wrestling, you don’t have a record, you get seeded. it’s a point system for wrestling compared to other sports.” Next year, the team hopes its seed qualifies for the state tournament.






Small but Mighty

The Harwood gymnastics team had an excellent season. Despite only having a small team of seven gymnasts, the team made it all the way to the state championhip, and placed fifth. There were some unique, rhyming cheers yelled, such as “Slay the Day, Tay,” “Addie the Baddie,” and “Reach for the Sky Kai.” Miranda Rayfield would like to shout out Kai McGrath for doing both hockey and gymnastics at the same time. There will be three seniors on the team graduating this year, however Kate Cox said “I think next year is going to be amazing, because we have some middle schoolers that will be rising up into the high school team.”