Roundup: Hogan, Dunlop headline NHTI Hall of Fame class

  • NHTI coach Paul Hogan cuts down the net after the Lynx won the USCAA men’s basketball national championship on March 11 in Uniontown, Penn. The Lynx beat Penn State Greater Allegheny 74-70 to claim the second national title in program history. Hogan will be inducted into the NHTI Athletics Hall of Fame, along with five others, on Sept. 18.

Monitor staff
Published: 9/13/2020 1:07:46 PM

NHTI athletic director and men’s basketball coach and Concord High boys’ soccer coach Scott Dunlop will be two of the six people inducted into the NHTI Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 18. It will be the second class inducted into the NHTI Hall.

Hogan took over as the school’s AD and men’s basketball coach in 1999. His Lynx basketball teams have won seven conference championships and two USCAA national championships, including the 2020 title. He’s won 489 games at NHTI and was named the 2014 USCAA Athletic Director of the Year. Hogan is also a member of the Plymouth State University Hall of Fame and the N.H. Walter A. Smith Coaches Hall of Fame.

Dunlop was a three-sport athlete at NHTI (soccer, baseball, basketball) and was a NLCAA All-American in soccer in 1987. He was an assistant coach for the NHTI men’s soccer team in 1995 and 1996 before taking over as the Concord High head coach in 1997. Dunlop has a career record of 240-130-42 with the Crimson Tide and his teams have won three state championships – 2005, 2015 and 2017.

The four other members of this Hall of Fame class are Tom Walton (cross country coach), Ahntwan Harris (basketball), Melissa Carter (soccer) and Chris Barker (soccer). 

“NHTI’s second class of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees is another amazing group of athletes and coaches,” said Deb Smith, director of Wellness and Recreation at NHTI. “The amount of athleticism, leadership and overall contributions these individuals have shared over the years in their time at NHTI and beyond is truly remarkable.”

MASCAC delays winter season

The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the conference Plymouth State University is affiliated with for men’s ice hockey, announced that it will suspend all winter sports until the start of the second semester of the 2020-21 school year.

“The MASCAC Presidents have been continuously monitoring the pandemic and guidelines from local, state, federal and NCAA officials which has assisted us in making the difficult decision to suspend winter sports during the fall semester,” said Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President James Birge, Chair of the MASCAC Council of Presidents.

The conference hopes to provide an athletic experience for the fall, winter and spring student-athletes during the second semester.

“As the MASCAC continues to monitor and assess for the health and safety of our student-athletes and communities, we are hoping to provide a meaningful winter and spring season along with competitive opportunities for the fall sports during the second semester,” MASCAC Commissioner Angela Baumann said. “The NCAA, state guidelines and the infection rates will determine if we are able to provide those opportunities.”

Wild ride at NHMS

After a thrilling finish featuring 20 lead changes in the last 20 laps, Bobby Santos III found a way to keep points leader Justin Bonsignore in his rearview mirror for the last few turns to earn a hard-fought checkered flag at the Musket 200 presented by Whelen Saturday afternoon during the third annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Bonsignore, Ron Silk, Anthony Nocella and Craig Lutz rounded out the top five.

“Unbelievable finish. I love this track, love these cars, this is the best field in the country and drivers love racing here at New Hampshire because it is really fun and we are all so close in speed,” Santos said. “This place has been good to me.”

It was the sixth win at NHMS for Santos III. Wayne Helliwell Jr. won the ACT 75 while Shaun Buffington won both Granite State Legends Cars events during the Full Throttle Weekend.

Youth hockey

Zach McCoy and Nolan Fullerton both scored in the season opener for the Elite Door of New England Concord Capitals 16U team, but the Capitals lost to Granite State Wild, 4-2. Nick Martel had an assist for the Capitals, who also got strong efforts from John Thomas and Nick Osborne.

Golf results

The 16th hole at the Concord Country Club gave up two holes-in-one last week. Chris Friedman was the first to ace the hole, doing it with her nine iron while playing with Brian, Heather, Griffin and Braden Smith. A few days later, Bob Solitro aced the hole with his 8 iron while with Steve Mulligan, Phil Wise and Steve Caccia.

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