Hanover Swimmers Dominate Debut Meet
North Sutton — The Hanover High swimming team opened its schedule in fine fashion by beating five foes in a meet held at Colby-Sawyer College on Friday night.
The Marauders combined on 12 individual and relay victories. In the process, eight Hanover athletes — Elisabeth Brechbuhl, Kristian Hansen, Katie Aman, Connor Koehler, ChiChi Wang, Corrie Presland-Byrne, Katherine Roberton and Mere Mackall — confirmed early reservations by qualifying for February’s state championship in at least one event.
Brechbuhl and Aman led the girls by winning two events each. Brechbuhl claimed victories in the 200 freestyle (2 minutes, 2.59 seconds) and 500 freestyle (5:19.86), while Aman was a winner in the 200 individual medley (2:19.62) and 100 butterfly (1:02.81). Presland-Byrne also won an event, taking the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.10.
Hansen was a double-winner for the boys, claiming the 200 free (2:01.59) and 500 free (5:27.27). Koehler (200 IM, 2:22.47) and Wang (100 free, 53.76). The Marauder girls took the 200 and 400 medley relays as well as the 200 free relay.
Boys scores (head-to-head): Hanover 113, Kearsarge 19; Hanover 85, Bow 50; Hanover 83, Lebanon 56; Hanover 110, Mount Royal 10; Hanover 117, Stevens 0.
Girls scores (head-to-head): Hanover 100, Lebanon 59; Hanover 111, Stevens 48; Hanover 122, Bow 31; Hanover 132, Mount Royal 12; Hanover 138, Kearsarge 12.
Hollis-Brookline 41 Hanover 38
Hanover — Despite getting 10 of John Flory’s game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter, the Marauders (0-1) dropped their season-opener to the Cavaliers on Saturday.
Hollis-Brookline (1-0) held Hanover without a field goal in the third quarter and limited the hosts to just five free throws in turning a 21-12 halftime deficit into a 27-26 lead entering the fourth period.
Rocco Linehan backed up Flory with six points for Hanover, which visits Goffstown on Tuesday.