Local roundup: A dominant day for Hanover Alpine skiing

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Published: 01-28-2023 4:26 PM

NEWBURY, N.H. — The Hanover Alpine ski team swept the slalom and giant slalom team scores for both girls and boys at a five-team meet at Mount Sunapee on Friday.

For the girls, the Bears were led by Reilly Loughman (first in the giant slalom and third in the slalom), Maggie Higgins (first in the slalom and second in the GS), Ali Daigle (second slalom), Sadie Higgins (third GS, fourth SL) and Mia Madden (fifth GS).

Top scorers for the Hanover boys were Owen Smith (first in the giant slalom and third in the slalom), Nick Reiss (second in both races), Gavin Munson (third GS), Ethan Munson (fourth slalom), Andrew McGuire (fifth GS) and Adam Goodney (seventh slalom).

“It was a perfect day,” said Hanover coach Gabi Formankova

Results: Girls slalom — Hanover 394, Derryfield 375, Bow 359, Pembroke 342, Windham 340. Boys slalom — Hanover 388, Bow 368, Derryfield 368, Windham 355, Pembroke 85. Girls GS — Hanover 393, Derryfield 375, Bow 354, Pembroke 340, Windham 335. Boys GS — Hanover 393, Derryfield 369, Bow 364, Windham 352, Pembroke 251;

Lebanon fifth at Waterville Valley

WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. — Roy Shapard’s ninth-place finish in the giant slalom and Noah Lamontagne’s ninth-place in the slalom were the best performances for the Raiders at a six-team meet. Lebanon’s other top finishers were Marin Pearson (11th in the slalom) and Olivia Cook (12th in the GS).

Lebanon finished fifth for overall team scores for boys and girls. The Raiders were fourth in the boys GS and fifth in the other events.

Results: Boys — Plymouth 761, Hopkinton 751, Gilford 733, Newfound 667, Lebanon 605, John Stark 183. Girls — Hopkinton 754, Plymouth 753, Gilford 717, Newfound 710, Lebanon 680, John Stark 324.

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