Local roundup: Hanover ski jumpers win 8-team meet

Schuyler Clapp, of Hanover, soars toward a tie of the Oak Hill distance record of 35 meters on his second jump of a meet in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.

Schuyler Clapp, of Hanover, soars toward a tie of the Oak Hill distance record of 35 meters on his second jump of a meet in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. "I'm not sure the crowd realized what happened," said Hanover jumping coach Tom Dodds, calling Clapp's jumps "extraordinary." He finished with a distance of 34.5 meters on his final jump and earned 99 points for a second place finish. He "sacrificed on style points to achieve what he did," said Dodds. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News photographs — James M. Patterson

Adam Goodney, center, gets a fist bump from Hanover alpine ski coach Gabi Formankova, right, as he climbs the hill with his Hanover ski jumping teammates after a meet at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Goodney placed seventh with 196 points. Hanover won the meet with 393.5 points. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Adam Goodney, center, gets a fist bump from Hanover alpine ski coach Gabi Formankova, right, as he climbs the hill with his Hanover ski jumping teammates after a meet at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Goodney placed seventh with 196 points. Hanover won the meet with 393.5 points. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Jai Gregory jumps 33 meters on his third jump of the meet at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Gregory earned 48 of 60 possible style points on his first two jumps giving him an edge to win the meet. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Jai Gregory jumps 33 meters on his third jump of the meet at Oak Hill in Hanover, N.H., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. Gregory earned 48 of 60 possible style points on his first two jumps giving him an edge to win the meet. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson

Published: 02-02-2024 8:43 PM

Modified: 02-02-2024 9:05 PM


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SKI JUMPING

Hanover wins
eight-team meet

Key players: Hanover — Jai Gregory, Schuyler Clapp, Charlie Forbush and Hayden Clapp swept the top four spots; Sunapee — Celia Osborne was the top finishing girl.

Highlights: Jai Gregory led the field with a 33.5-meter jump and top style points. Schuyler Clapp flew to 35 meters, tying a hill record that has stood for 25 years.

Team scores: Hanover 393.5, Kennett 361, Merrimack Valley 280.5, Plymouth 177, Concord 91, White Mountain Regional 89, Sunapee 88, Lebanon 84.

Coach’s quote: “I was most excited by how each of our six athletes performed at the top of their respective games. It was a very impressive team performance.” — Hanover’s Tom Dodds

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hanover 57
Plymouth 41

Key players: Hanover — Sydney McLaughlin (28 points), Claire Starosta (13 points), Allie McBride (9 points); Plymouth — KK Merrifield (13 points)

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Highlights: After a slow start, Hanover exploded for 31 points in the third period. In total, Hanover made 10 3-pointers.

Coach’s quote: “We had excellent ball movement and inside-outside passing that allowed our shooters to catch in rhythm and knock down shots. ” — Hanover’s Dan O’Rourke

Records: Hanover 9-4; Plymouth 4-9

Oxbow 37, U-32 30

Key players: Oxbow — Brooke Osgood, Braylee Phelps; U-32 — Natalie Beauregard, Clara Wilson

Highlights: Oxbow’s Brooke Osgood led the scoring with a season-high 18 points. Braylee Phelps added 10 for the Olympians.

Coach’s quote: “U-32 is a strong team that’s well-coached. We played hard and worked together. I feel our team is improving every week.” — Oxbow’s Barry Emerson

Records: Oxbow High School 7-5; U-32 5-9