Norwich’s Rhim Wins College Cyclocross Championship

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Clemson, s.c. — Hanover High school graduate Brendan Rhim is now a national collegiate cycling champion.

Rhim added a new item to his competitive resume on Saturday when he won the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference championship as part of the Kite Hill Challenge race at Clemson University. A freshman at Furman University, Rhim defeated teammate Nate Morse to win the race. Robert Rimmer, of Tennessee’s King University, was third.

Cyclocross combines mountain biking with obstacle course racing in timed events. Rhim’s win came in a 60-minute race.

In addition to representing Furman, Rhim also races for the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized cycling team.

On the Ice

Hartford Seeking
Alumni Players

White River Junction — Hartford High School boys varsity hockey coach Todd Bebeau is seeking former Hurricanes to join in the program’s annual alumni hockey game.

The game is scheduled for Dec. 24 at 12:45 at Wendell A. Barwood Arena. There is no charge to participate.

Contact Bebeau at todd.bebeau@dresden.us for more information.

Squirt White Second
At Jay Peak Tourney

Jay, Vt. — The Hanover Squirt White youth hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision to Hingham, Mass., on Sunday to take runner-up honors at the weekend-long Green Mountain Avalanche tournament at the Jay Peak resort.

The Wild built a 3-0 lead in the title game before Hingham staged its championship-winning rally. Matt Walsh scored on an Alex Rockmore pass to get the Wild going, and Angus Frew set up strikes from Brandan Cavanaugh and Corwith Simmers before Hingham came back.

Hanover opened with a 16-2 rout of Triboro, Mass., getting two-goal, one-assist efforts from Few, Cavanaugh, Eric Tysinger and John Hill along with a two-goal game from Caitlin Slider and a goal and a helper from Nathan Stark.

The Wild followed that with a 4-1 defeat of Acton-Boxboro (Mass.) on goals from Few, Simers, Walsh and Griffin Auch.

Hanover dropped a 4-2 decision to Hingham in its final round-robin game before meeting the Massachusetts squad in the finals. Few and Auch scored for the Wild.

Luke Ives manned the net through the weekend, aided by Slider, Hill, John Reznek, Andrew Dannehy and Jacob Rimberg on defense.

Peewee Green 
Falls in GSL Game

Wolfeboro, n.h. — Four third-period goals doomed Hanover Peewee Green on Sunday in a 6-5 Granite State League loss to Back Bay at Pop Whalen Arena.

The Wild picked up three-point efforts in the defeat from Ellis DeMars (two goals, one assist) and Casey Graham (one goal, two assists). Quincy McBride converted a Teddy Lyons pass and Ben Ives scored on a Graham pass for Hanover’s other goals.

Gavin Slider finished with 11 saves for the Wild.

On the Slopes

Thursday Night
Race League Returns

Enfield — The Whaleback Ski Area is bringing back its Thursday Night Race League this winter, with the first event set for Jan. 6.

The TNRL is a series of dual giant slalom competitions open to skiers and riders of all levels of ability. The opening event will be a time trial and training session to determine racers’ abilities and place them in appropriate competitive divisions. The racing season officially begins on Jan. 8 and will consist of eight weeks of competition.

Prizes are awarded each week from series sponsors. Contact the mountain at 603-448-5500 for more information on schedules and fees.

On the Tee

NHGA Expands
Rules Clinics

Concord — The New Hampshire Golf Association is expanding its rules clinic program in 2015, going from one spring session to five around the state, including a stop in March at Eastman Golf Links.

NHGA tournament director John Jelley will host each of the sessions, which (unless otherwise noted) will go from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jelley has attended numerous PGA/USGA Rules of Golf workshops and has previously served on the PGA of America’s rules committee. He was also a rules official at the 2000 PGA Championship.

Anybody interested in learning more about the rules of golf is welcome to attend any of the five clinics at a cost of $25. The 2015 schedule:

∎ Jan. 17: Atkinson Resort and Country Club, Atkinson.

∎ Feb. 7: Intervale Country Club, Manchester.

∎ March 7: Eastman Golf Links, Grantham.

∎ March 21: Pease Golf Course, Portsmouth.

∎ April 4: Beaver Meadow Golf Course, Concord (9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.).

Each clinic will include lunch and a copy of the 2012-15 Rules of Golf book for all registrants.

For more information or to register, contact Jelley at jjelley@nhgolf.com.