Three qualify for states
In just the first weekend of the season, Conant seniors Kory Patten and Kali Mailhot, and Mascenic freshman Briana Boulerice have already earned a spot in the Division II swimming championships.
Patten, who took until the final meet of last season to qualify, surpassed the standard time for the 200-free by .77 seconds in the Orioles’ first home meet of the season.
Mailhot, who has swam in the 100-yard butterfly in each of the last two divisional meets, qualified by almost two seconds in her first attempt.
Boulerice, who was two seconds shy of qualifying in the 200-freestyle on Friday, did so in the 100-backstroke at Conant on Sunday.
ConVal wrestling loses tibreaker
The Cougars opened their season at Winnacunnet on Wednesday and after all 14 matches had been decided, including four forfeits, the two teams were tied with 47 points.
After the first seven tiebreakers did not determine a winner, Winnacunnet was awarded the dual meet win for most first point scored in each individual match.
ConVal grad honored
Former ConVal football and current Norwich university punter Drew Banuskevich was named to the Division III Capital One Academic All-America 2nd team.
Banuskevich averaged 36 yards per punt this season, appearing in all 10 games, and posted a career best kick of 59 yards on Sept. 8.
FPU women’s hot shooting
The Ravens shot a season best 69 percent from the floor and were 12-for-18 from three point range, as they scored 99 points in a win over UMass-Lowell on Saturday.
Odd night for WLC
The Warriors came away with 27 steals in Friday’s season opener at Hinsdale, but fell 56-43 after trailing by only one point with four minutes left.
WLC had just four points in the fourth quarter and shot 36 percent for the game.
Former Oriole plays in
Ezra Hodgson, a 2011 Conant graduate, scored 12 points on 50 percent shooting in 28 minutes of play in a 70-64 win at Keene State College on Dec. 4.
Hodgson, who is a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh, played in the KSC holiday tournament while at Conant.
Ravens rally in hockey
The Ravens fought back from a two-goal third period deficit to force overtime in a 5-5 tie with Salve Regina on Saturday.
ConVal girls home opener
to be unique
The Cougars will host Manchester West tonight at Great Brook School due to the ConVal gym renovations.
The game will begin at 5 p.m. to accommodate the high school’s winter concert.