Local Roundup: Hanover boys win NHIAA ski jumping title

Schuyler Clapp

Schuyler Clapp —BigZig Photography

Jai Gregory

Jai Gregory —BigZig Photography

Published: 02-16-2024 6:19 PM

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SKI JUMPING

Hanover boys win
third consecutive
state championship

Key players: Hanover — Schuyler Clapp (third consecutive individual title) and Jai Gregory were first and second, separated by .5 point in the Bears’ latest state ski jumping championship, held at he Chip Henry Ski Jump in Conway. Sunapee’s Celia Osborne placed third and Lebanon’s Helena Mielcarz was sixth in the girls competition.

Highlights: Hanover placed all six jumpers (Schuyler Clapp, Jai Gregory, Charlie Forbush, Adam Goodney, Sean Smith, Hayden Clapp) in the top 11. Sean Smith earned the Gene Ross Cup, which goes to the top scoring first-year jumper in the state.

Coach’s quote: “A great season finale. Up and down the roster this team has exhibited some of the most aggressive and stylish jumping I have witnessed on the high school circuit. They are fun to watch.” — Hanover’s Tom Dodds, assisted by Cooper Dodds

Team scores: Hanover 386, Kennett 360, Plymouth 354, Merrimack Valley 273, Mascoma 96, Concord 91, White Mountains 87, Sunapee 82, Lebanon 81

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Thetford 41, Lake Region 32

Key players: Thetford — Whitney Lewis, 22 points, Kelsey Bogie, 9 points; Lake Region — Kiera Quintal, 11 points, Madison Bowman, 8 points.

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Highlights: Thetford worked hard. Key shots and effort on both ends of the floor led the team to their 11th win of the season.

Records: Thetford 11-7; Lake Region 2-15

Spaulding 55, Oxbow 38

Key players: Spaulding — Taylor Keel; Oxbow — Libby Swift, Brooke Osgood

Highlights: In a game of runs, Oxbow got up early in the game and Spaulding came back to lead by 10 points at halftime. Oxbow came right back in the third quarter, tying the game at 34-34. Spaulding went on a big run in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Coach’s quote: “The team played really hard together tonight. I see bits and pieces of who we could be. We just have to put it all together for four quarters.” — Oxbow’s Barry Emerson

Records: Spaulding 8-10; Oxbow 9-8