Local roundup: Hanover ski jumpers win NH high school championship over Kennett

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Published: 2/18/2022 9:39:29 AM
Modified: 2/18/2022 9:27:01 PM

ANDOVER, N.H. — The Hanover High ski jumping team edged last year’s ski jumping champions Kennett, 385-381.5, at Proctor Academy’s Blackwater Ski Area to regain the NHIAA state championship after a year’s absence.

Schuyler Clapp once again led Hanover with three jumps of 35 meters each. Clapp has won every high school event he entered this winter and qualified for the Eastern Junior National team at the eastErn championships in Salisbury, Conn., last weekend.

Coach Thomas Dodds said his four first-year jumpers provided a big surprise with Wes Stocken third, Eric Ringer seventh, Jai Gregory eighth and Zane Schiffman 14th.

For the girls, Hanover’s Greta Holland was second and 16th overall.

“She came through in the clutch on her last two jumps, laying down the longest jumps of the night (26 meters) among the girls,” Dodds said. “She was just edged out for the gold based on style points.”

Stocken was also awarded the Gene Ross cup which goes to the top scoring first-year jumper.

Hanover has won three of the last four team titles and six overall dating back to 2013.

Team scores: Hanover 385, Kennett 381.5, Plymouth 359.5, Merrimack Valley 183, Concord 86.

Boys basketball Rivendell 90, Mill River 43

ORFORDA couple of senior guards, Kyle Carter and Chris Pierce, put on a show on Senior Night for the Raptors.

Carter hit a three-pointer in the second quarter to go over the 1,000th-point career scoring plateau, and Pierce exploded for 37 points as the Raptors remained undefeated at 16-0.

Carter and seniors Jameson Gilbert and Garrett Stevers had 11 points each.

Rivendell is at White River Valley on Monday.

Hartford 61, Springfield 28

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — The Hurricanes made quick work of the Cosmos, leading by 24 after one quarter and extending the lead to 44-6 at halftime.

Sophomore Christian Hathorn and senior Brandon Potter led Hartford with 14 points each.

Hartford (13-3) is home to Mount St. Joseph’s for senior night on Monday.

Bellows Falls 70, Windsor 36

WINDSOR — On a night when the Yellowjackets honored retiring coaches Harry Ladue and Don Swinyer, who have spent 39 years each at Windsor, the Jacks could not deliver in a blowout loss to the Terriers.

Windsor (7-9) trailed by 10 points after a quarter, then was outscored 24-6 in the second.

Junior guard Maison Fortin led the Yellowjackets with nine points, and senior guard Kaleb Swett added eight.

“I knew they were big and were going to give us trouble on the boards, but I just didn’t think we got enough going in the first half,” Ladue said.

Next for Windsor is a home date with Woodstock on Monday.

Woodstock 48, Otter Valley 41

WOODSTOCK — The Wasps improved to 5-9 and will play Springfield at home on Saturday.

WRV-GM suspended

CHESTER, Vt. — The Wildcats were ahead by a point, 23-22, as the fourth quarter was about to start when power went out in Chester, WRV coach Mike Gaudette said. The game will be made up at a later date.

Girls basketball Thetford 44, Harwood 41

THETFORD — The Panthers built a 10-point lead after three quarters, 37-27, then held off the Highlanders in the final frame for win.

Thetford coach Eric Ward called it a game of runs, with his Panthers leading by six points after one quarter and Harwood getting within one at halftime, 24-23, before Thetford won the third quarter, 13-4.

“I was very pleased with our defense tonight; starting to have better rotations, working as a unit,” said Ward. “We did struggle at the line; otherwise, we might have won by a bit more.”

Thetford (10-7) finishes the regular season at Lyndon Institute on Saturday.

Girls hockey Hanover 10, Pinkerton 0

WEST LEBANON — The Hanover girls had a convincing win on Senior Night.

Maeve Lee had three goals and an assist, Gail Morse two goals and an assist and Rory Seelig a pair of goals for Hanover.

Kaye Lindsay, Greta Schutz and Kali McDonnell had a goal each, and McDonnell added two assists. Also contributing to the scoring was Mackenzie Liu and Lily Seelig with three assists each and Danielle Rudd with two assists.

Katie Smith had 10 saves for Hanover.

Hanover (12-2-0 league; 12-3-1 overall) travels to Acton-Boxborough, Mass., on Saturday.

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