Mascenic boys team returns to winning ways

The Mascenic boys basketball team took down Sanborn 52-45 on Friday night behind 20 from Jared Stauffeneker. Freshman Daimon Gibson got a rare start and used his opportunity to score eight points, and junior Shane Rautiola kept up his midseason scoring surge, scoring 13. Mascenic (2-4) plays at Conant as part of a girls/boys doubleheader on Wednesday night.

∎ The WLC boys team got revenge for their road loss at Pittsfield earlier this month when they hosted the Panthers on Friday night. The Warriors won 84-62 in a game that saw four of their players crack double figures. Jordan Litts scored 32 points to lead the team; Duncan Rae had 14, Matt Ducharme 13 and Kyle Pratt 11. Pittsfield’s Kris Perkins, the leading scorer in DIV at 24.7 ppg, hit his average again with 24 points. Litts is now averaging 22.8 ppg, good for third in DIV behind Perkins and Epping’s Jimmy Stanley.

∎ The ConVal alpine skiing team hosted a four-team meet at Crotched Mountain on Thursday. The boys team, led by senior Ben Wescott’s second-place finish, took second overall, behind Hollis-Brookline and ahead of Souhegan and Milford. Also helping the boys team along were Garrett Caisse, who had a career-best fifth-place finish; Rob Peterson, who took 12th; Garrett Mathews in 20th place; Dalton Coyne at 27; Becket Gourlay, who improved upon last week’s finish by four spots, finishing 29th; Andrew Hopkins took 31st and was followed quickly by Ben Aldrich in 32nd.

The girls team could not field enough skiers to qualify for the team competition, but they had some strong individual performances. Julia Walden was the highest-placed Cougar with her tenth-place finish. Sarah Kolk was right behind her in 12th; Emma Carney placed 18th; Madeline Ciocci finished 24th and Larkin Devinne took 31st. Maura Rapposelli once again had the fastest single fun of all the female skiers, but she crashed on her second run and did not finish, placing 30th.

∎ The ConVal wrestling team traveled to Manchester West for a dual meet on Wednesday. The Cougars lost the meet 48-24. Scoring points for ConVal were Eric Wall, Josh Bartsch, Adam Smullen, and John Voorhees.

ConVal then traveled to a tournament at Pelham on Saturday. ConVal finished fifth as a team. Senior Jordan Loll got his first tournament win, placing first in the 220-pound division. Eric Wall came in third in the 113-pound division and Adam Smullen also placed in the 160-pound division. Also scoring points for ConVal were Josh Bartsch, Mike Allen, Jake Rupp, Aaron Taylor and John Voorhees. ConVal hosts Alvirne on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

∎ The Conant girls basketball team continued their recent skid last week; after rebounding briefly with a win over Hillsboro-Deering that saw Conant hold their opponents to one point in the opening quarter, the Orioles traveled to Bishop Brady Thursday night and lost 48-20. Senior Heather Bilodeau and freshman Megan Wheeler tied for the team lead in points, with four apiece. Katie Chadbourne added three points, three assists and three steals, and junior Kelsey Martin made her presence felt with her return to the court; she scored three points and recorded five steals. Conant has lost four of their last five games to fall to 4-4; they hosted a Campbell team last night that handed the Orioles their worst loss of the season back on Jan. 7, 69-28.

∎ The ConVal boys hockey team hosted John Stark in Winchendon on Saturday. John Stark came out on top 7-1. ConVal’s lone goal was scored unassisted by Ryan Thibault. Cougar goaltender Sean Stinehour made 49 saves in the loss. Now 1-6, ConVal travels to Moultonborough (1-5) on Thursday.

∎ The ConVal girls junior varsity basketball team lost to Milford 35-30 on Saturday. Kassidy Green scored six points and led the team with 11 rebounds; McKenzie Armstrong and Allie McPhee racked up six points and six boards apiece and Abby Cail also recorded six rebounds.

∎ The Dublin School alpine ski team competed at Blackwater Ski Area in Andover at a multi-team meet hosted by Proctor Academy last week. Racing began with the varsity girls; representing Dublin was homegrown freshman talent Addy Catlin. Catlin had a great first run, with a time of 42.41 seconds, placing her sixth among the girls. On her second run, Catlin blew out of a turn, but was able to hike back up and around a missed gate in order to finish the course. This added valuable seconds onto her time, which was 1:10.51. Despite the crash she was still able to capture 8th overall of 16 girls racing with a combined time of 1:52.92.

Representing Dublin School in the boys varsity event were Suk Hun Cho, John Scriven, and Joey Hynes. This would be the first race of the season for the trio, and would furthermore be Scriven and Hynes’ first alpine race ever. All of the Dublin skiers were able to complete both of their runs without incident. Suk Hun Cho took the top Dublin spot, placing 13th of 31 over a combined time of 1:52.85. John Scriven came in next for Dublin in 14th place with a time of 1:55.94, and rounding out the field in 18th place was Joey Hynes with 2:22.36. This was a positive start for the boys’ team, which hopes to be fully race-represented by their next competition.

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