Local roundup: Hanover girls hoop rolls in opener

  • Dan O'Rourke

  • Hanover High's Lilly Clapp (32) looks back as teammate Katie Stannard (31) prepares for her giant slalom run during a high school skiing meet at Mount Sunapee in Newbury, N.H., on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Stannard went on to win the GS, while Clapp claimed a victory in the two-run slalom.

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Published: 1/13/2021 10:06:06 PM
Modified: 1/14/2021 1:23:52 PM

HANOVER — Dan O’Rourke has kept a tally of the number of practices his Hanover High girls basketball team’s had this preseason: 33.

The prolonged time of preparation because of the NHIAA’s delayed start finally came to an end on Wednesday night, as the Marauders dispatched visiting Mascoma, 77-19, in each team’s season opener. Hanover’s Stella Galanes led all scorers with 21 points.

“Practices over the past week or two have started to get a little stale,” said O’Rourke, whose team fell in last season’s NHIAA Division II semifinals. “We’ve started to mix it up in practices to give some newness. It was great to be able to actually play and get out on the floor.”

The Marauders jumped out to a 23-9 first-quarter lead, eventually building up to a 41-14 score at the half. Hanover’s Caroline Adams added 12 points and freshman Sydney McLaughlin had nine buoyed by two 3-pointers.

Madisun LaCasse was the Royals’ leading scorer with five points. The two teams hit the hardwood again on Friday night at Mascoma’s Edward P. Kehoe Gymnasium.

ALPINE SKIINGMarauders sweep races

NEWBURY, N.H. — The Hanover girls and boys teams each picked up wins in their first races of the season, held with five other schools at Mount Sunapee.

The girls took the top four spots and finished with six skiers in the top 10 in giant slalom competition. Katie Stannard won the event with a time of 50.72 seconds. Lilly Clapp (51.42), Ella Goodney (51.61) and Ashley Cotter (51.85) finished out the scoring for the Marauders. Clapp claimed the slalom in 1:12.94, with Goodney (1:13.92), Lia Naughton and Stannard also hitting the top five.

Joseph Davis clocked a two-run time of 47.68 seconds for first place in the boys race. Theodore Ruth (48.32), Zane Shiffman (48.84) and Adam Goodney (48.98) placed 3-4-5 to round out the scoring. Dylan Hendrick (1:03.31) won the slalom for Hanover; the Marauders’ Wes Stocken (1:05.66), Ruth (1:05.94) and Davis completed a top-four sweep.

Newport’s Haden Palmer (1:02.63) was 38th.

Hanover returns to the slopes on Jan. 28 at Crotched Mountain against Hollis-Brookline. The Tigers visit Mount Sunapee again on Tuesday with Sunapee and Derryfield.

Boys team scores: Hanover 785, Hopkinton 749, Sunapee 723, Plymouth 703, Newport 334.

Girls team scores: Hanover 786, Plymouth 757, Sunapee 716, Hopkinton 701.

WRESTLINGNewport: no season

NEWPORT — Newport High has bowed out of the winter wrestling season.

Tigers coach Zakk Sharron confirmed the news in a Wednesday email. The Newport School Board last Thursday voted, 4-0, to allow the program to move forward so long as athletes and their siblings went to remote learning during the season. The board had earlier deadlocked on a decision pending last week’s second vote.

That leaves Mascoma High as the lone Upper Valley school with plans to complete in wrestling this season.

HS AthleticsStevens pause lengthened

CLAREMONT — The Claremont School Board decided to continue remote learning at Stevens High until at least Feb. 1, and with it keeping Cardinals athletics on pause until then.

Stevens was set to begin competition on Jan. 11 like other NHIAA institutions until the school board decided on Jan. 6 to go remote for two weeks because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases in the city and school district.

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