Rec Briefs: Ski Jumpers Go Airborne at Oak Hill, Storrs Hill Meets

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

West Lebanon — Ski jumpers were flying all over the Upper Valley last weekend, with both Hanover’s Oak Hill and Lebanon’s Storrs Hill hosting youth jumping meets.

The Ford Sayre Ski Council hosted its annual home meet at Oak Hill on Saturday, bringing together its own athletes along with those from the Lebanon Outing Club, Andover Outing Club, New York Ski Education Foundation and elsewhere. Winners by ramp and age group, with longest jumps and total points:

K10 Jump

Girls U10: Celia Osborne, FSSC, 4.0 meters, 50.0 points.

Boys U10: Matthew Tourville, LOC, 5.0 meters, 58.5 points.

Boys Open: Austin Valliere, AOC, 3.0 meters, 45.0 points.

K20 Jump

Girls U12: Kai McKinnon, NYSEF, 16.0 meters, 109.0 points.

Boys U12: Charlie Forbush, FSSC, 18.0 meters, 126.0 points.

Boys Open: Nathaniel Weimer, AOC, 15.5 meers, 103.5 points.

K32 Jump

Girls: Kai McKinnon, NYSEF, 22.5 meters, 128.5 points.

Boys U14: Cameron Forbush, FSSC, 31.5 meters, 200.0 points.

Open: Cameron Summerton, LOC, 31.5 meters, 195.5 points.

Jumpers moved over to Storrs Hill for competition on Sunday. The division winners:

K10 Jump

Boys U8: Max Fey, NYSEF, 8.0 meters, 40.5 points.

Girls Open: Kai McKinnon, NYSEF, 8.0 meters, 41.5 points.

Boys U10: Max Fey, NYSEF, 7.5 meters, 140.2 points.

Girls U10: Kai McKinnon, NYSEF, 7.5 meters, 162.0 points.

Boys Open: Henry Gibson, NYSEF, 8.0 meters, 160.1 points.

K20 Jump

Boys U8: Michael Benenati, AOC, 11.5 meters, 56.0 points.

Boys U10: Burke Pekala, FSSC, 11.5 meters, 57.0 points.

Girls U12: Caroline Harrison, FSSC, 10.0 meters, 62.0 points.

Boys U12: Tie, Tate Frantz, NYSEF, 15.5 meters, 88.5 points; and Bryce Kloc, NYSEF, 16.5 meters, 88.5 points.

Girls U14: Elsa Bollinger, FSSC, 14.5 meters, 73.5 points.

Boys U14: Theodore Bush, FSSC, 16.0 meters, 83.0 points.

Girls Open: Dina Hertog-Raz, Hanover High, 12.0 meters, 69.0 points.

Boys Open: Seth Gardner, Salisbury (Conn.) Winter Sports Association, 13.0 meters, 71.0 points.

K25 Jump

Boys U12: Jack Kroll, NYSEF, 21.5 meters, 154.6 points.

Girls U12: Kai McKinnon, NYSEF, 20.0 meters, 138.2 points.

Boys Open: Bill McCrillis, AOC, 21.5 meters, 153.0 points.

Girls Open: Ayla Weale, LOC, 20.5 meters, 145.2 points.

K50 Jump

Boys U14: Cameron Forbush, FSSC, 44.5 meters, 171.3 points.

Boys Open: A.J. King, AOC, 43.5 meters, 151.9 points.

On the Snow

Rozzi Wins Ragged Slalom

Danbury, n.h. — Ford Sayre Academy’s Colin Rozzi dusted the competition by more than three seconds during Saturday’s open slalom race at Ragged Mountain.

Rozzi threw down a two-run time of 1 minute, 32.60 to top the Holderness School’s Brooks Reed (1:35.81) and Topher Davenport (1:38.27). Alex Purcell was close behind in fifth, joined by Colter Lingelbach-Pierce in seventh and Ethan Ross in ninth. Siena Curtis had FSA’s best finish in fourth, while teammates Riley Craft (sixth), Lucy Doyle (12th) and Maya Holmes (13th) also cracked the top 15. Kimball Union Academy’s Willa McGough, of Meriden, was seventh).

The slalom series continued on Sunday with the Richard hanson Memorial Macomber Cup at Pats Peak in Henniker, N.H. Purcell led FSA by placing third, with Ross fifth and Mal Flynn 14th. Eva Schiffman was sixth for the FSA girls.

Schiffman Fourth At Attitash

Bartlett, n.h. — Ford Sayre Academy skier Eva Schiffman took fourth for the club’s top result during the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association’s Speed Week super-G races at Attitash, where mechanical issues and bad weather limited competition to a single day of action serving as the U16 state finals and regional qualifier.

Waterville Valley’s Mae Chiesa won both races. Schiffman took fourth in both in a pair of podium near-misses. Lucy Doyle was 13th and 15th for the FSA girls; Ethan Ross was seventh in one start and Colter Lingelbach-Pierce took 13th and 18th for the Hanover-based team.

Three Win at Skinner GS

Newbury, n.h. — Ford Sayre Ski Council racers took three of the four divisions contested at Sunday’s Bob Skinner Cup giant slalom at Mount Sunapee.

Lucy Curtis (1:41.00) lead a near-sweep of the top 10 for FSSC in the girls U14 division, topping teammate Grace Lewandoski by almost six seconds (1:46.82). Ella Goodney (third), Greta Holland (fifth), Lilly Clapp (sixth), Elena Trempe (seventh), Casey Havrda (eighth), Aurielia Linddkvist Dushane (tie-ninth), Ava Kocher (tie-ninth) and Ashley Cotter all cracked the top 15.

Ford Sayre’s Kate Levy trumped a slew of Mount Sunapee skiers to win the girls U12 division. Levy posted a top time of 1:50.22 over two runs to win by more than 2½ seconds.

FSSC continued its winning ways in the U12 boys, with Nick Reiss (1:47.66) topping teammate Zach Garfield (1:50.18). Charlie Forbush (fourth), Adam Goodney (fifth), Sam Ames (eighth), Andrew Mcguire (ninth), Gavin Munson (11th), Ty Christensen (13th) and Noah Winchester (14th) made the top 15.

Sunapee’s Patrick Wachsmuth (1:39.08) denied Ford Sayre a clean sweep of the divisions by taking the U14 boys. Owen Smith led FSSC in third (1:44.44), followed by Jack Ross (fourth), Ethan Munson (sixth), Zander doyle (eighth), Joey Davis (ninth), Connor Hamlin (11th), Luke Holmes (12th), Mack levy (13th) and Nate Finley (15th).

Storrs Hill Family Fun Night

Lebanon — The Storrs Hill Ski Area in downtown Lebanon will host a Family Fun Night on Saturday.

The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. and will offer families any number of ways to enjoy the evening. The highlight will be a cardboard box race challenge against the host Lebanon Outing Club, with a family season pass up for grabs.

On top of a night for skiing and snowboarding, the evening will include grilling, a campfire, music, snow volleyball, a 50-50 raffle and dancing. The cost to participate is $30 per family.

Visit Storrs Hill’s Facebook page or www.skistorrshill.com for more information.

On the Ice

Hanover Peewees Nip Cobras

Woodstock — Mateo Trimble broked a tie with five minutes to play and goalie Satch Bowie came up big against the extra attacker as the Hanover Peewee White youth hockey team won a 2-1 thriller ov the Keene Cobras at Union Arena on Sunday.

In a battle of first-place teams, Keene drew first blood with a goal on a third-period crease rebound. Devon Pleger brought the Wild level from the slot before Trimble’s eventual game-winner, a shot that redirected off a Keene defender on its way to the yet.

Keene pulled its goalie in searh of the tie, but Bowe made a clutch breakaway save in the final seconds for Hanover.

Bantams Douse Flames

West Lebanon — John Hill scored two goals and Nicholas Lee provided two assists as the Hanover Bantam Greens dropped the Manchester Flames, 4-2, on Sunday at Campion Rink.

Casey Graham and Andrew Duany also scored for the Wild. Griffin Auch and hank Trimble provided an assist each. Manchester scored twice in the third period to make it interesting before goalie Luke Ives shut the Flames down.

Ives finished with eight saves, as Hanover owned a 31-10 edge in shots. The Wild improved to 6-6 in Granite State League Tier II play with four games left to play.

On the Ice, Part Deux

UVCC Learn-to-Curl

White River Junction — The Upper Valley Curling Club will hold its final pre-Olympics learn-to-curl clinic on Saturday at Wendell A. Barwood Arena from 5:45-8 p.m.

The clinic is targeted for people, ages 12 and older, who have never played the sport before. The clinic begins with off-ice instruction before moving onto the rink for further lessons and, if time allows, a short match.

Participants are asked to wear warm clothing and non-skid shoes. All other equipment will be provided by the club. The cost of the clinic is $25.

For more information, email uppervalleycurling@gmail.com or visit www.uppervalleycurling.com.

On the Court

Dartmouth Hoop Clinic

Hanover — In conjunction with its annual breast cancer awareness game, the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team will hold a youth clinic on this evening at Leede Arena.

The clinic, which will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m., is open to girls in grades K-8 and boys in grades K-6. For a suggested donation of $10, participants will get to work with Big Green players for an hour, receive a Dartmouth women’s basketball T-shirt and receive a ticket to the Big Green’s Play 4 Kay game against Columbia, scheduled for Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

Visit www.dartmouthsports.com for the link to register for the clinic.

On The Run

Red Zone 5K

Wilder — The Hartford Parks and Recreation Department is once again prepping for the Super Bowl by hosting its fifth Red Zone 5K fun run and walk on Saturday.

The race, which is open to runners, walkers and families with strollers or leashed dogs, begins and ends at the Dothan Brook School, with a 9 a.m. start time. Participants will cover a route that includes parts of the Wilder Pedestrian Path along with back roads in Wilder village. Proceeds from the day benefit Hartford Parks and Rec scholarship programs.

Race-day registration will be available at 8 a.m., at a cost of $20 per person. Contact Hartford Parks and Rec at 802-295-5036 for more information.

On the Diamond

NHBUA Seeks Umpires

Laconia, n.h. — The New Hampshire Baseball Umpires Association will hold clinics this spring for aspiring arbiters.

Anyone interested in umpiring at the high school varsity, junior varsity, freshman or middle school levels is invited to a clinic at Laconia High School on March 25 at 2 p.m. The cost to attend is $65.

For more information, contact baseball umpire development chairman Gary Noyes at 603-455-2714 or gnoyes76@gmail.com.