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Local roundup: All-American honors for Hanover’s Adams

  • Charles Adams, of Hanover, keeps the pressure on a long cross that fell into the grasp of Bedford keeper Aidan Wisherd during their NHIAA Division I championship at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The score was 0-0 at the half. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Photographed in West Lebanon, N.H., on May 31, 2019, Hanover High junior Charlie Adams is one of the Valley News Athletes of the Year. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to

  • Adams

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Published: 12/5/2019 9:41:10 PM
Modified: 12/5/2019 9:40:59 PM

HANOVER — It seems coaches beyond the Upper Valley have learned how well Charlie Adams plays soccer.

The Hanover High senior forward added another accolade to his playing resume on Thursday when the United Soccer Coaches named Adams to its fall high school All-American team. New Hampshire gets one such selection a season, and Adams earned it after breaking all of the Marauder program’s career scoring marks and leading Hanover to an NHIAA Division I state championship.

A total of 131 athletes made the USC boys and girls All-American roster.

“Charlie was single-minded this year; records and honors meant little to him,” Hanover coach Rob Grabill said in an email. “All he wanted was to win a state title with his teammates. His leadership, work ethic and unselfish play were a driving force for us this year.”

Adams is the eighth USC All-American in Hanover program history. The others: Ned Harris (1978, ’79), Graham Sellers (1980), Tommy Clark (1987), Jamie Clark (1993), Eric Jayne (2010), Daniel Hazlett (2013) and Asa Berolzheimer (2015).

Adams obliterated the Hanover scoring record book during his four years. He finished with 64 goals, 54 assists and 118 points, all new program standards.

Adams had 23 goals and 20 assists this fall in bringing Hanover its first boys state soccer title since 2013. After 100 minutes of scoreless regulation and overtime play in the D-I final with Bedford on Nov. 9, Adams was one of three Marauders to convert from the penalty spot to give Hanover a 3-2 decision in the tiebreaker.

Adams will attend Brown University next fall and will play soccer for the Bears. He’s in Orlando, Fla., this weekend for a senior all-star game with 40 of the nation’s top high school players.

MEN’S HOCKEY Dartmouth hosts toy drive

HANOVER — The Dartmouth College men’s hockey team will again hold its annual toy drive for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth as part of this weekend’s Thompson Arena games with Colgate and No. 2 Cornell.

Fans are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to either contest. Members of the Big Green will collect them prior to each game; the team also will do a third collection during its Skate with the Big Green event at Thompson on Sunday at noon. The toys will later be delivered to children at CHaD.

Dartmouth hosts Colgate on Friday night and Cornell on Saturday. Both games start at 7 p.m.

For more information on contributing to the drive, contact Dartmouth associate director of varsity athletics communications Patrick Salvas at


Scores that missed Thursday’s paper due to deadline. Find updates online at


Loyola Chicago 61Dartmouth 40

CHICAGO — The Big Green (3-2) managed to hit just 28% of its shots from the floor to drop a nonleague game to the undefeated Ramblers (7-0).

Dartmouth trailed in all four quarters, starting with a 16-8 gap after the first. The Big Green also had little success in drawing fouls, earning just three free throws on the night.

Loyola outscored Dartmouth off turnovers, 22-7, and owned a 54-39 advantage on the glass. Abby O’Connor led four Ramblers in double figures with 15 points.

Anna Luce paced Dartmouth with 13 points. The Big Green visits Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.

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