Local Roundup: Hanover Junior Named High School Soccer All-American

  • Hanover's Charlie Adams.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

Hanover — Hanover High junior midfielder Charlie Adams has been selected for the first Allstate All-America soccer team, which brings with it the chance of playing in a national all-star contest next summer.

A total of 150 boys and girls, all high school juniors, from around the country were selected for the team, with Adams among eight chosen from New England. The program includes a tryout from which 40-player rosters will be drawn for matches at next summer’s MLS All-Star Game in Orlando, Fla.

Another group of all-stars will be announced in the spring, bringing the pool to 250 from which the summer game rosters will be chosen. Former U.S. national teamers Taylor Twellman, Brian McBride, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain have been recruited as coaches in Orlando.

In an email, Hanover boys soccer coach Rob Grabill indicated Adams has been contacted about the tryout.

Adams was among the top midfielders in New Hampshire during last fall’s NHIAA Division I season. Following a 21-goal, 10-assist campaign in which he established a new Hanover boys soccer career scoring mark. The New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association rewarded him with first-team all-state status in D-I.

Adams recently added to his resume by landing on the United Soccer Coaches’ all-New England team. He was also a first-team all-state choice by the USC, whose all-New Hampshire roster also included two Sunapee High standouts, defender Matt Nangeroni and striker Michael Mullen.

Sunapee boys soccer coach Jack Iacopino also drew two honors. He named the USC’s New Hampshire small school coach of the year and the USC’s New England Region coach of the year for guiding the Lakers to their first NHIAA Division IV championship.

Girls Basketball

Conant 70, Newport 50

Rindge, n.h. — Conant (2-1) handed Newport (1-2) a loss in the Tigers’ first road game of the season.

Newport returns to action on Tuesday, when Fall mountain comes to town.

College Football

Dartmouth, UNH Renew Rivalry

Hanover — The Granite Bowl is alive and well, as Dartmouth and New Hampshire reached an agreement to play six football games between the state’s only two Division I programs from 2021-28.

The first of the six games is scheduled for Oct. 16, 2021 in Durham, with the Wildcats returning to Hanover the following year on Oct. 15. After the Big Green open their 2023 season at Wildcat Stadium , the series will be on hiatus for one year before returning to Memorial Field in 2025. The final two games will be at New Hampshire in 2027 and at Dartmouth in 2028.

The series dates back to 1901 with the Wildcats holding a 19-18-2 advantage over the Big Green. But both sides have enjoyed extended periods of success against the other as Dartmouth won the first 16 meetings — allowing a total of just 42 points — through the 1972 campaign before UNH broke through with its first victory the next year in Durham, 10-9.

After the Green earned a 24-13 triumph in the next showdown in 1976, the Wildcats boasted a 20-game unbeaten streak in the series with 18 wins and two ties. That success came to a halt just two years ago when New Hampshire, ranked 22nd in the FCS poll at the time, was upset by Dartmouth thanks to a 15-point fourth quarter in a thrilling 22-21 comeback victory at Memorial Field.

The Big Green concluded the 2018 campaign with a 9-1 record and 6-1 mark in the Ivy League. New Hampshire suffered through a 4-7 season, missing out on the FCS playoffs for the first time in 15 years.