Local roundup: Hanover ski jumpers repeat as state champs

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Published: 2/16/2023 11:39:08 PM
Modified: 2/17/2023 8:10:03 PM

MILAN, N.H. — Make it back-to-back state championships for the Hanover High ski jumping team, which defended its title NHIAA crown on Thursday afternoon at the Nansen Ski Jump.

Schuyler Clapp won the individual championship for the Bears, with Charlie Forbush in fourth place, Jai Gregory fifth and Adam Goodney 10th. Angelo Goodwin of Lebanon finished second, and Mascoma’s Benton Smith was seventh.

Jhala Gregory, also of Hanover, was the top female finisher.

“I’m just incredibly proud of this group. Each of them accomplished a lot,” Bears coach Tom Dodds said. “It’s as if all of our jumpers were coming into their own in the last couple weeks. It’s been a really exciting crew to watch.”

Hanover finished with 384 points as a team, ahead of second-place Kennett with 352. Plymouth finished third (349), and Merrimack Valley was fourth (271). Lebanon took fifth with 180 points, and Mascoma seventh with 94.

BOYS BASKETBALL Lebanon 56Hollis-Brookline 45

HOLLIS, N.H. — The Raiders overcame an 11-point deficit in the third quarter to bring their record above .500 at 9-8. Lebanon has won six of its last seven games.

Senior guard Sam Bates led the Raiders with 18 points, including four 3-pointers, junior guard Nick Brill added 12 points, and sophomore Declan Brandis came off the bench to score 11.

Lebanon concludes the regular season Tuesday at home against Bishop Brady.

Hartford 56Springfield 24

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Hurricanes scored 22 points in the first quarter to blow out the Cosmos at Riverside Middle School.

Junior Brody Tyburski led a balanced Hartford offensive attack with 11 points, senior center Ian Murphy added nine points, and junior guard Brady Olmstead chipped in with eight.

The Canes (16-2) are at Mount St. Joseph on Monday.

Rivendell 65Mill River 33

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. — The Raptors won their sixth straight game, improving to 13-4. Rivendell is at Springfield on Saturday.

Woodstock 48Otter Valley 46

BRANDON, Vt. — The Wasps edged the Otters to snap a five-game skid. Woodstock (5-11) is at Fair Haven on Saturday.

Bellows Falls 67
Windsor 57

WESTMINSTER, Vt. — Senior guard Maison Fortin scored 27 points for the Yellowjackets, reaching 1,000 points for his high school career in the process, but it wasn’t enough for Windsor to get past the Terriers.

Fortin became the 16th player in program history to join the comma club.

The Yellowjackets led by a point at the half before Bellows Falls turned up the heat offensively. Senior forward Rodger Petermann added 15 points for Windsor.

Next up for the Jacks (6-12) is a trip to Woodstock on Monday.

Green Mountain 43White River Valley 37

SOUTH ROYALTON — The Wildcats fell to 10-7 with the loss.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Thetford 39, Harwood 23

THETFORD — Junior guard Addie Cadwell led the Panthers with 19 points, and junior forward Charlize Brown and senior guard Madi Mousley added seven apiece in the victory.

“We played solid defense in the second half,” Thetford coach Jolene Cadwell said. “It was a great team effort.”

The Panthers finished the regular season at 14-5 and await their seed for the upcoming VPA Division III playoffs.

Lyndon 55, Oxbow 29

BRADFORD, Vt. — The VPA Division III Olympians fell to the D-II Vikings. Sophomore guard Maggi Ellsworth had 14 points for Oxbow, which finished the regular season at 11-9.

Lyndon’s Brookelyn Robinson had a monster game with 35 points, including seven 3-pointers.

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