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Local roundup: Colby-Sawyer’s Rinde-Thorsen steps down from two coaching jobs


Staff Reports
Friday, July 19, 2019

NEW LONDON — Emily Rinde-Thorsen resigned from two coaching positions at Colby-Sawyer College on Friday, announcing the intention to spend more time with her family.

Rinde-Thorsen has been head coach of the Chargers’ field hockey program since it was reintroduced to varsity status in 2011, including one year as a club program. Colby-Sawyer has gone 34-19 the past three autumns and has visited conference playoffs the last four years.

She also guided the Chargers’ women’s lacrosse team the past eight years, compiling a 69-68 record. Colby-Sawyer is a postseason fixture with 15 straight conference tournament visits. The Chargers were 28-15 under Rinde-Thorsen in North Atlantic Conference play and 7-4 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Legion Baseball

Posts adjust games to combat heat

WEST LEBANON — Lebanon Post 22 and White River Junction Post 84 have both adjusted their schedules in hopes of avoiding some of the high heat predicted for the region on Saturday.

Post 84 has moved up its Maxfield Sports Complex doubleheader with Bennington Post 13 to 10 a.m. from its original noon start. Post 22’s senior division game with Sweeney Post of Manchester at Lebanon High was also moved up to 1 p.m. from its original 3 p.m. first pitch.

The National Weather Service forecast for the region calls for highs of 95 degrees on Saturday.

MEN’S TENNISAlumnus takes reinsat Dartmouth

HANOVER — Dartmouth College has selected former Big Green athlete Xander Centenari as its next men’s tennis coach.

Centenari, whose hiring was announced earlier in the week, graduated from Dartmouth in 2013 and served as the Big Green’s captain for two years. He played professionally for four years after leaving Hanover, also beginning his professional coaching career in 2016 and picked up college coaching stints at the University of South Florida as a volunteer assistant in 2018 and a full-time assistant last year.

Centenari holds a physchology degree from Dartmouth. He’s a three-time All-Ivy League selection and won the ITA’s Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award for the Northeast region in 2013.