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Youth sports roundup: Hanover Peewees win state hockey title

  • The members of the Hanover Hockey Association Peewee Green youth team heads off with the championship trophy after winning the New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association Tier IV state championship on Feb. 28, 2021, at Everett Arena in Concord, N.H. Hanover defeated Seacoast Girls in the title game, 6-1.

Staff Reports
Published: 3/10/2021 12:03:21 AM
Modified: 3/10/2021 12:03:20 AM

CONCORD — The Hanover Hockey Association Peewee Green youth team scored 20 goals and swept four opponents to win the New Hampshire Amateur Hockey Association Tier IV state championship at Everett Arena on Feb. 28.

Every player on the Wild roster had at least one goal or assist over the course of the tournament. Goaltender Liam McConnell surrendered just five goals and picked up all four victories.

Hanover played twice on Feb. 27, opening with a 5-1 win over Keene and a 4-1 defeat of Manchester.

A 5-3 victory over New Hampshire East the following day set up a championship game against Seacoast Girls, which the Wild claimed, 6-1. Timothy Rudd scored two goals in the final to lead Hanover.

The roster: Rudd, Cam Freeman, Katharine Moseley, Colin Murphy, Ollie Smith, Jack Richardson, Hunter Pipe, Jake Rotchford, Ben Lewis, Carter Dube and McConnell.

ALPING SKIING U14s stage title events

WATERVILLE VALLEY — Ford Sayre’s Sam Ames and Andrew McGuire both recorded top-10 finishes to highlight the club’s results at the New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association’s boys U14 giant slalom state championships Sunday.

Competitors had three runs, with the first two counting toward overall ranking. McGuire landed in sixth overall, going sixth and 11th in his two attempts. Ames was fourth in the third run (48.54 seconds).

Racing the same day at Wildcat, Sadie Ross took 20th and Hailey Pastel was 23rd in overall girls GS ranking, with Pastel placing 14th and Ross 23rd in the additional run.

The U14 slalom finals took place on Friday. At King Pine, Ford Sayre’s Harper Traendly was third and Rachel Kohl ninth for the girls. Henry Steffen was 15th in the boys’ meet at Waterville Valley.

U12s hold dual festival

LYME CENTER — Ford Sayre’s Owen Osterberg produced a pair of top-five finishes to highlight the boys’ half of the NHARA’s U12 dual festival.

The boys held a pair of two-run parallel slaloms at Dartmouth Skiway on Feb. 28, and Osterberg led Ford Sayre with a fifth-place result (53.79 seconds) in the opener and a third-place finish (48.55) in the nightcap. Rhys Winchester was 16th and 14th in his two races.

The girls held their dual festival at Ragged Mountain on Feb. 27. Deming Dwyer was the only Ford Sayre skier in the top 20, taking 18th and 19th.

FSA fills Macomber results

FRANCESTOWN, N.H. — Ford Sayre Academy athletes filled four of the top 12 girls slots and four of the top 10 boys positions at the Feb. 28 Macomber Cup slalom at Crotched Mountain.

Timing glitches forced organizers to reduce the event to a single two-run competition. Still, FSA’s Molly Hackett finished a team-best sixth (1:36.76), with teammates Siena Curtis (1:38.49), Mia Madden (1:39.72) and Casey Havrda (1:39.98) coming in 9-11-12.

The boys had a strong result, with Owen Smith second (1:29.62) and Joseph Davis third (1:30.08). Schuyler Clapp took sixth (1:32.89), and teammate Nick Reiss was ninth (1:34.06). Clapp and Reiss were the second- and third-fastest U16s at the event.

Davis twice finishes in top five at Gunstock

GILFORD, N.H. — Ford Sayre Academy’s Joseph Davis was third and fourth in a pair of Macomber Cup giant slaloms at Gunstock on Feb. 21.

Davis (1:06.24) led a 3-12-15-16 result in the opening race for Ford Sayre that included teammates Schuyler Clapp, Jack Ross and Connor Hamlin. Davis then claimed fourth in the second race (1:04.10), with Dylan Hendricks 10th, Clapp 14th, Owen Smith 19th and Ethan Munson 20th.

Molly Hackett was 11th in the opening race for the FSA girls.

■One day earlier, Nick Reiss placed 11th in a Technica Cup slalom at Proctor Academy, aided by the eighth-fastest second run. Clapp was 18th and Munson 35th.

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