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Local Roundup: UVAC cancels weekend swim meet

Staff Reports
Published: 3/11/2020 10:22:44 PM
Modified: 3/11/2020 10:22:33 PM

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — With coronavirus concerns in mind, the Upper Valley Aquatic Club announced on Wednesday that it would be canceling its scheduled New England Silvers youth swim meet this weekend.

The event was expected to draw more than 500 competitors to the region. UVAC said in a news release that the decision was made “in accordance with the guidance of the Vermont Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control and medical professionals to discourage and limit large gatherings because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.”

New England Swimming, which oversees youth competition throughout the region, reported on its website that a similar Silvers meet scheduled this weekend at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute was also canceled.

Both meets were slated to run from Friday through Sunday.

COLLEGE SKIING Dartmouth in seventh place after first day of NCAAs

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Junior Tricia Mangan earned first-team All-American status with a fourth-place finish in the women’s giant slalom as the Big Green opened the NCAA Championship in seventh place after the first day of the four-day meet.

Mangan shook off a couple of wind delays to clock a two-run time of 1 minute, 54.28 seconds at Bridger Bowl. Abi Jewett was 22nd for Dartmouth, while Claire Thomas didn’t complete her second run and didn’t score team points. The men also had only two finishers, Kipling Weisel (11th) and Drew Duffy (20th), as Andrew Miller also didn’t complete his second run.

Denver swept to team wins in both races for 172 points, 20 ahead of Utah with Middlebury third at 115. Dartmouth has 71 points heading into Thursday’s cross country races at the Crosscut Mountain Sports Center.

MEN’S BASKETBALL Knight chosen forall-Ivy second team

HANOVER — Dartmouth College junior Chris Knight was named to the all-Ivy League second team for the second straight season on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Madison, Wis., ranked eight in the league in scoring (14.8 points per game) and seventh in rebounding (6.4) while recording six double-doubles. He played in all 29 of Dartmouth’s games, starting 28 (senior day being the exception); during that time, Knight sank 55.4% of his field-goal attempts, good for second in the Ivies and in the top 50 nationally.

Penn’s A.J. Brodeur and Yale’s Paul Atkinson shared the league’s player of the year award.

GOLF Daly coming to Montcalm

ENFIELD — Two-time major champion and veteran PGA Tour competitor John Daly will hold a clinic and play a round with 24 golfers during a visit to Montcalm Golf Club on Aug. 9.

Daly’s visit will be his first at a New Hampshire course. The day will begin with an 11 a.m. clinic at the club’s new practice facility, following by a round on Montcalm’s 6,829-yard layout.

Montcalm members will have first crack at tee times; any remaining will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis starting March 15. A limited number of spectator tickets will also be available through the club’s website, www.montcalmgolfclub.com.

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Scores that missed Wednesday’s paper due to deadline. Find updates online at www.vnews.com.

NORDIC SKIING Phipps wins MOC

ANDOVER, N.H. — Hanover High’s Noah Phipps posted the top times in both the disciplines to win the NHIAA Nordic Meet of Champions at Proctor Academy.

Phipps led the boys field in the classic half of the skiathlon-format race, clocking a time of 9 minutes, 26.0 seconds. After a transition to freestyle skis, Phipps posted the best skate time, 9:01.6, to take the overall title in 18:27.6. Phipps’ brother, Simon, took fourth overall (19:39.2) — between Hopkinton’s Theodore Mollano (18:43.4) and Gilford’s Mitch Townsend (19:11.8) — by taking fourth in the classic and third in the skate.

Hanover’s Adam Gilbert-Diamond (20:14.9) was sixth in both disciplines, and Lebanon’s Sawyer Weale (20:25.4) was one spot back in seventh. The Raiders’ Cooper Bourne finished 24th in the classic and 15th in the skate.

Hanover’s Sage Gilbert-Diamond was sixth in the girls classic (11:35.1), slipping to 20th in the skate (12:21.2) after a rough transition. Lebanon’s Zoe Chinn was ninth in the classic (11:58.5) and eighth in the skate (11:22.7).

The Raiders’ Celia Barnett (11th, 13th), Brianna DeBanico (17th; 19th) and Ana Goodwin (23rd; 21st) also raced in both MOC events. Gilford’s Catherine Stow led the field in both girls races.

The MOC brought in the top 10 finishers from the recent four-division NHIAA state championship meets. The race had been scheduled for the Dublin Nordic Center but was moved to Proctor because of snow conditions.




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