Local roundup: Hanover’s Joseph Davis cracks top five in Alpine skiing MOC 

Staff Reports
Published: 2/18/2021 10:10:31 PM
Modified: 2/20/2021 9:37:02 AM

Staff Reports

HANOVER — Former Dartmouth College athletic director Harry Sheehy’s top deputy, Bob Ceplikas, will retire at the end of the month. The news came in a Thursday afternoon release.

His departure comes less than two weeks after Sheehy announced his own retirement. This all comes in the wake of the Jan. 29 decision to reinstate the five teams previously cut in July to comply with Title IX and avoid a possible class-action sex discrimination lawsuit.

Ceplikas, a 1978 Dartmouth alumnus, served as the college’s acting director of athletics for 14 months when Josie Harper retired in 2009. When Sheehy was hired in September 2010, Ceplikas returned to his post as deputy director of athletics, a role in which he’d served since 1994.

Over the 26 years on the job, Ceplikas was coaches’ liaison to the admissions and financial aid offices at Dartmouth. He was responsible for supervising the external relations staff, too.

“Working for Dartmouth Athletics has been a labor of love, interacting every day with extraordinary colleagues, coaches, alumni and student-athletes, but I think it’s time to pass the baton on to others,” Ceplikas said in the release.

Ceplikas worked in the college’s admissions office for 11 years upon graduation. He was also an assistant coach on the Dartmouth women’s ice hockey team from 1979-85 and head coach of Lebanon High’s girls hockey program for three season, reaching the NHIAA Division I final in 2009.

ALPINE SKIING

Davis in MOC top five

FRANCONIA, N.H. — Hanover High’s Joseph Davis posted a pair of fourth-place results to highlight Upper Valley participation in the NHIAA Meet of Champions at the Mittersill Ski Area.

Davis claimed fourth in the two-run giant slalom, clocking a time of 1:18.66, and followed that with an identical placement in the slalom (1:52.82). Hanover teammates Wesley Stocken (1:21.52) and Dylan Hendrick (1:21.88) were 11th and 13th in the GS; both finished outside the top 20 in the slalom.

The Marauders’ Katherine Stannard had the top result in the girls meet, placing 14th in the GS (1:27.21). Hanover’s Ella Goodney (1:30.66), Lebanon’s Cassidy Adams (1:30.98) and Stannard (1:31.57) were 15-16-17, respectively, in the slalom.

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Lebanon 71, Fall Mountain 37

LEBANON – Karsten Hansen had 16 points and Jack Stone added 14 as the Raiders picked up their second consecutive win in as many days. 

Nyeoti Punni, who finished with four points, had a monster one-hand dunk in the fourth quarter. Braeden Falzarano had nine points for Lebanon, which led 35-23 at the half. 

The Raiders improve to 9-0 and have a date at archrival Hanover on Tuesday. 

Hartford 60, Windsor 53

WINDSOR – Down 46-44 entering the fourth quarter, the Hurricanes rallied thanks to Tarin Prior scoring 10 of his 27 points in the frame. 

Prior pulled down eight rebounds and grabbed five steals, too. Danny Bushway had 12 points for Hartford (3-0) and Dylan Morse finished with nine. 

Windsor (1-1) was led by Ethan Lawyer’s 13 points and Jordan Place had 12 points. Ben Gilbert also had 10 points for the Yellowjackets, who travel to Bellows Falls on Monday. 

Brattleboro 68, Woodstock 48

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Woodstock’s 3-point threat Manny Pacheco knocked down five treys for a team-high 15 points. 

Corey White added 11 points but the Wasps were outscored 19-9 in the third quarter. 

Woodstock (0-2) travels to Hartford on Monday. 

Mount Royal 64, Newport 31

NEWPORT – After being sidelined with COVID-19 hurdles, the Tigers finally opened the season. 

Chase Hamilton had a team-high nine points and Devyn Heino and Mal Regan each recorded six points. 

Newport (0-1) travels to Newport on Friday. 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Thetford 52, Oxbow 43

OXBOW – Namya Benjamin scored 11 of her 15 points in the second half to help the Panthers erase a three-point halftime deficit. 

Macey Smith had 13 points for TA (1-0) and Addison Caldwell dropped 10. 

The Olympians were paced by Emma Parkin’s game-high 18 points. Alexa Kosakowski and Arianna Bolles each had eight. 

Oxbow (2-1) travels to Montpelier on Monday. The Panthers 

Fall Mountain 48, Lebanon 38

LANGDON, N.H. – The Wildcats handed the Raiders their first loss of the season, dropping them to 8-1. 

Lebanon hosts Hanover on Tuesday. 

Sunapee 48, Mascoma 46

WEST CANAAN – The Royals came close to pulling out their first win of the season. 

Mascoma (0-10) hosts Sunapee again on Saturday. 




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