Conant keeps it rolling

Every basketball season it seems like the Conant basketball programs are among the title contenders.

And this one is no different.

Both Orioles’ squads enter play today with perfect records and should remain that way entering their biggest games of their seasons in the coming week.

The boys, who have won all five games by double digits, will play host to Campbell on Monday, who also entered this week with an undefeated record.

And the girls will take on Division III newcomer Bishop Brady, also unbeaten, on Friday.

If both can get past those tests, it should be another thrilling run toward a top seed and hopefully another championship.

Worthy players left off

Last week I got a press release about this summer’s 2nd annual CHaD East-West football game to be held ay UNH on June 29. Included was a list of the rosters for the two NH teams and there was not one player from ConVal.

I know that Cougars did not have the greatest of seasons and likely all the players on the teams are worthy of inclusion, but there are definitely a few ConVal seniors who deserve to showcase their talents in this game, most notable Jeremy Doubleday, Tom Hughes and Chris Queen.

Those three had tremendous seasons and it would be great for them to have one final chance to play.

Anything for a story

I don’t know about you, but I hate the cold. I really should live in a warmer climate.

But my trip to Crotched Mountain last Thursday reaffirmed my displeasure with the winter months.

I’m not sure if you remember, but it was brutally cold with temperature hovering around single digits.

But there I was standing on the mountain taking pictures of the ConVal alpine team for today’s paper and by the end of my stay, I could barely feel my feet.

A time of panic

So I was at the Conant swim meet on Sunday and as my morning began a slow fog crept into my frame.

It has happened before when I’ve gone from a cold outside to a hot and humid pool area.

But it usually goes away in just a few minutes. But not this time. I couldn’t figure it out. I tried just about everything until it finally disappeared, but for a short time I thought there would be no pictures to speak of.

A day to enjoy

On Saturday, the ConVal Nordic ski team will host its only meet of the season.

Last year, it was cancelled because of the lack of snow.

It was unfortunate because it is the team’s big fundraiser and that will be the case once again. So if you’re looking for something to do, head over to ConVal and help out this group of young skiers.

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