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High Schools: Hillsboro-Deering Alpine skiers solid at Gunstock

  • Logan Snow, of Hillsboro-Deering, competes in alpine ski racing on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Logan Snow, of Hillsboro-Deering, competes in alpine ski racing on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Emma Moore, of Hillsboro-Deering, is seen through the safety nets lining the race slope competing in the alpine ski race on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Emma Moore, of Hillsboro-Deering, is seen through the safety nets lining the race slope competing in the alpine ski race on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.

    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Emma Moore, of Hillsboro-Deering, competes in the Alpine ski race on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.<br/><br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

    Emma Moore, of Hillsboro-Deering, competes in the Alpine ski race on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.


    (JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

  • Logan Snow, of Hillsboro-Deering, competes in alpine ski racing on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Emma Moore, of Hillsboro-Deering, is seen through the safety nets lining the race slope competing in the alpine ski race on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.<br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)
  • Emma Moore, of Hillsboro-Deering, competes in the Alpine ski race on Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2014 at Gunstock.<br/><br/><br/>(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

With the Division III Alpine skiing championships less than three weeks away, the Hillsboro-Deering boys’ and girls’ Alpine teams turned in some impressive performances in a five-team meet hosted by St. Thomas at Gunstock yesterday. Emma Moore finished third overall for the girls and Danny Egner finished fourth for the boys.

Two Gilford skiers finished in the top three to give the Golden Eagles a comfortable win in the boys’ race with 377 points, ahead of the runner-up Hillcats (363). However, H-D bested Newfound (354), Laconia (276) and St. Thomas (194).

Gilford skiers went 1-2 in the girls’ race as the Golden Eagles (382) once again won by a comfortable margin over Newfound (367). The H-D girls finished third (362), while host St. Thomas (284) rounded out the girls’ team scores.

Moore was second after the first run with a time of 29.52 seconds, but slipped to third after a slightly slower second run of 30.11, missing the runner-up spot by a mere half second. Molly Wilson (10th), Medith Denu (14th) and Leah Dunbar (15th) rounded out the scorers for the Hillcats.

Egner finished fourth in both runs to finish in the same spot overall with a solid combined time of 59.54 and was one of only four male skiers to beat the 1-minute mark. Arthur Tuttle (ninth) also finished in the top 10, while Logan Snow (13th) and Jake Kallander (18th) also scored.

The times on the course bode well for the season-ending state races, which will be held at Gunstock on Feb. 10 (boys’ race) and Feb. 11 (girls’ race).

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Hanover 60, Merrimack Valley 39

The Pride (3-7) trailed 16-8 after the first quarter and 33-17 at halftime in a tough loss on the road to the Marauders (4-3).

“We got outplayed. It wasn’t our best effort,” Pride Coach Kevin O’Brien said.

Ryan Head had 15 points and six rebounds to lead MV. Bruce Barton and J.T. Driscoll both scored seven points.

Sanborn 65, Hillsboro-Deering 58

The Hillcats (2-8) went on a tear in the third quarter, scoring 23 points and hitting four 3-pointers in the frame and turning a 13-point halftime deficit into a two-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter, but the comeback fell short.

The Indians (4-4) outscored H-D 25-9 in the second quarter to take a 33-20 halftime lead. But the Hillcats’ shooting came alive in the third quarter, with Max Parenteau scoring all 10 of his points in H-D’s run on three 3s (one of them punctuated with a foul shot for a four-point play). Rood Monta (17 points) also had a 3 in the third. Troy Girard (11 points) and Brett Bennett (nine points) also played well offensively, while Bennett was also strong on the defensive end of the floor.

“It was a great comeback, we just ran out of gas,” said Hillcats Coach Kevin Fowler, adding that his team represented their school the way they should.

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