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Hanover Grad Swims Channel

Dover, England — Hanover High School graduate Gabriela Kovacikova has completed a swim of the English Channel as part of an awareness-raising effort for the Violence Intervention Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

According to an online track of a support boat aiding her swim, Kovacikova entered the channel around 7:30 a.m. local time (2:30 a.m. Eastern time). A post on the web page of the Wellesley College women’s swimming and diving team said Kovacikova completed the 21-mile swim to the French coast near Calais in 11 hours, 25 minutes. Kovacikova is a senior health and society major at Wellesley and a member of the swim team, where she specializes in the butterfly.

Kovacikova, who graduated from Hanover High in 2010, chose the CHOP program after spending last summer doing work and research in its Center for Injury Research and Prevention.

Women’s Hockey

Stacey Joins Canada U22s

Calgary, Alberta — After a strong performance during Canada’s national development team selection camp, Dartmouth’s Laura Stacey has been selected as one of nine forwards for the nation’s women’s under-22 squad.

Stacey was part of a group of 40 players invited to attend the weeklong camp that concluded on Sunday at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Hockey Canada’s home arena at Canada Olympic Park.

Stacey impressed and was tabbed as one of 13 players selected who will join Team Canada’s centralized 27-player national roster for a three-day camp this week in Calgary.

Boys Soccer

Hanover Fundraiser
For Grassroot Soccer

Hanover — The Hanover High School boys soccer team will play a traveling squad from England on Friday in a fundraiser for Grassroot Soccer.

The game between the Marauders and the Royal Grammar School of Newcastle will be held on Merriman-Branch Field, with a 6 p.m. kickoff. There is a suggested donation of $10 for spectators to attend the match; concessions will be available as well. Contact Hanover High coach Rob Grabill at 603-443-0218 for more information.

Additionally, Hanover is seeking boys soccer alumni to play in this evening’s alumni game, also at Merriman-Branch Field, starting at 7 p.m. Contact Grabill to reserve a spot to play.