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Newport Coach Steps Down

Newport — Citing personal reasons, Newport High girls basketball coach Dave Muzzey has resigned.

Newport Athletic Director Doug Beaupre said he was caught by surprise when told by Muzzey, who began coaching the team last season and was 0-2 early in the 2013-14 campaign. He also coached the Kearsarge golf team this fall.

“I didn’t see this coming,” said Beaupre.

The resignation will take effect on Dec. 20.

Beaupre said that the team will have tri-coaches for the rest of the season, with Samantha Hemingway and Tim Spanos coaching the team.

“I don’t know if tri-coaches is going to work, but we’re going to try it,” said Beaupre. “You may not see all three of us there all the time, but someone will be around.”

Beaupre has coached the girls before, winning a state championship in 2007, when Hemingway was a sophomore who went on to score 1,000 points. Hemingway graduated from Keene State College and is currently works at the Newport Recreation Department. Spanos, a long-time faculty member at Newport High School, once coached the junior varsity boys.

— Poody Walsh

Bow 40, Kearsarge 29

Bow, n.h. — Kearsarge (1-2) dropped a road decision at Bow, which trailed by four points at the half and outscored the Cougars 22-7 the rest of the way.

Kearsarge coach Kurt McCandless credited Bow with switching to a zone defense in the second half after employing a man-to-man defense in the first.

Anna Cahill led Kearsarge with 18 points.

The Cougars visit Stevens on Monday.

Men’s College Hoop

Colby-Sawyer 75, Johnson State 66

New London — Wol Majong scored 15 points as Colby-Sawyer (3-4, 2-0 NAC) defeated Johnson State (2-5, 0-4)

Mike Dias had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Chargers, who host Lyndon State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Women’s College Hoop

Colby-Sawyer 64, Johnson State 41

New London — Katie McCarthy scored a career-high 18 points to lead Colby-Sawyer (3-5, 2-0 NAC) over Johnson State (2-6, 2-2). The Chargers visit Lyndon State on Saturday at 3 p.m.


Dave Muzzey was the coach of the Kearsarge golf team last fall. His school affiliation was incorrect in an earlier verison of this story.