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Local Roundup: Hanover’s Krass Bypassed for Olympics

  • Julia Krass, of the USA, competes in the ladies' ski slopestyle at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

  • Julia Krass, of the USA, competes in the ladies' ski slopestyle at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Hanover’s Julia Krass will have to wait for another opportunity to show off her slopestyle skiing skills in an Olympic venue.

A member of the U.S. team at the 2014 Winter Games in Russia, Krass was not among the eight athletes named on Monday night for the U.S. roster to compete at Pyeonchang, South Korea. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association chose eight men and seven women to compete in freeskiing at Pyeongchang, split between slopestyle and halfpipe.

A Hanover High School graduate, Krass placed 11th in slopestyle at Sochi in 2014 as a 16-year-old after being a coach’s discretionary pick for the U.S. team. Krass was unable to earn an automatic bid on next month’s squad through a series of competitions, the last of which came at Mammoth Mountain, Calif., last weekend, leaving another discretionary pick as her remaining hope.

Mammoth was the same place where Krass tore two knee ligaments while training three years ago. She is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College.

Caroline Claire, Devin Logan, Darian Stevens and Maggie Voisin will represent the U.S. in freeski slopestyle. Logan also was selected to the halfpipe squad.

Michel Wins Su 6 Telemark

South Pomfret — If one win was good, then Switzerland’s Nicolas Michel apparently liked the idea of two.

Michel completed a very successful weekend on Monday by winning the final race of the three-day FIS Telemark World Cup at Suicide Six. Michel took the second of two sprint races over the weekend, finishing in 1 minute, 44.47 seconds to extend points leads in two World Cup telemark disciplines.

Michel finished second to Slovakia’s Jure Ales in Friday’s opening sprint race before dominating the remainder of the competition. Michel won Saturday’s parallel sprint races before edging France’s Philippe Lau by just .04 seconds on Monday.

With his latest success, Michel upped his overall telemark points lead over Ales to 133 points (625-492) as well as his sprint points lead over the Slovakian to 113 (425-113). France’s Guillaume Issautier remains the dual sprint leader despite finishing runner-up to Michel in Saturday’s race.

Norway’s Trym Nygaard Loeken took third on Monday (1:47.25). New Hampshire native Cory Snyder was the top American on the final day at Suicide Six, taking 12th place with a time of 1:59.14.

Switzerland’s Simone Oehrli beat a field of 10 in the women’s division, winning Monday’s race in 2:01:06. Great Britain’s Jasmin Taylor (2:01.97) and France’s Argeline Tan Bouquet was third (2:02.26).

Girls Basketball

Mount Royal 36, Lin-Wood 20

Lincoln, n.h. — What the Knights lacked in offense they compensated with defense, shutting down the Lumberjacks for a two-game season sweep.

Lin-Wood put 17 points on the board in the fourth quarter of a 40-35 loss in Sunapee two weeks ago, but Mount Royal (7-2, 9-3) held their hosts to just seven second-half points in the rematch. The Knights used an 11-1 final period to pull away.

“It was good to close the game,” MRA coach Derek Tremblay said. “We finished really strong.”

Sophie Larose scored 14 points, Jacinta Hogan matched her season high with a dozen points and Alexis Matte provided nine points, all from the foul line, for the Knights, who visit Concord Christian on Wednesday.

Boys Basketball

Mount Royal 72, Lin-Wood 56

Lincoln, n.h. — Kolbe Bocko produced a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Knights (5-4, 5-6) handled a 3-point barrage by the Lumberjacks.

Bocko’s big game backed up 21 points from Andrew Normandin and another 15 from Alex Normandin. Together, they helped the visitors build a 40-25 lead by halftime, one they comfortably protected the rest of the way.

Phil Dahlberg netted a season-high 13 points along with seven rebounds for Mount Royal, who travel to Concord Christian on Wednesday.

Girls Hockey

NC-Lyndon 8, Hartford 0

Lyndon Center, Vt. — The Hurricanes fell to 1-6-1 with a shutout loss to the North Country-Lyndon co-op team at Fenton Chester Arena.

Jacqueline Gour stopped 24 shots over two periods in the Hartford goal before teammate Zoey Pfeiffer took over for the third. The Canes are home to Woodstock on Wednesday night.

Women’s Basketball

Sunapee’s Hamilton onNEWBA Honor Roll

New London — Colby-Sawyer sophomore guard and Sunapee High graduate Lexie Hamilton landed on the New England Women’s Basketball Association honor roll for her recent play for the Chargers.

Hamilton averaged 18.7 points, 8.3 assists and 7.0 rebounds in a 2-1 week for the Chargers. She began with a triple-double of 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a 65-42 win over Plymouth State. She then posted eight points and 12 assists in 23 minutes in a 78-41 victory over Green Mountain.

In a tough 79-77 overtime loss to in-state rival New England College, Hamilton ended the week with a 30-point, eight-rebound effort against the Pilgrims.

The Chargers (7-2 league, 12-4 overall) will host Johnson State tonight.

Women’s Lacrosse

Dartmouth Adds Staff

Hanover — Dartmouth women’s lacrosse coach Danielle Spencer added two assistant coaches, Nicole Flores and Morgan McDonald, to her staff on Monday.

Flores worked the past year at Division III Trinity (Conn.), helping the Bantams to the national semifinals. McDonald, who will be a volunteer assistant, moves to the college ranks after several years of high school coaching in Ohio and Texas.

Dartmouth opens the 2018 season on Feb. 17 at UMass.