High schools: Hopkinton’s Chapin wins MOC slalom title

Hopkinton’s Merrick Chapin races in the slalom at the 16th annual Capital Cup at Proctor Academy on Jan. 29. Chapin won the boys’ slalom to help Hopkinton win the Capital Cup and Division III team titles, and ended his season on Thursday with another state title in the slalom at the Meet of Champions.

Hopkinton’s Merrick Chapin races in the slalom at the 16th annual Capital Cup at Proctor Academy on Jan. 29. Chapin won the boys’ slalom to help Hopkinton win the Capital Cup and Division III team titles, and ended his season on Thursday with another state title in the slalom at the Meet of Champions. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 02-23-2024 12:34 AM

Boys’ Alpine Skiing

Meet of Champions

Key players: Hopkinton – Merrick Chapin (1st slalom in 1:17.66), Harrison Wilson (5th giant slalom in 1:21, 6th slalom in 1:20.49), Conrad Mollano (17th GS), Cameron Bassett (29th GS, 46th slalom), Coley Wells (36th slalom), Joe O’Rourke (39th GS, 48th slalom); Concord – Lucas Golden (7th slalom, 8th GS); Bow – Seth Lowne (19th GS, 28th slalom); John Stark – Austin Freeman (22nd slalom); Bishop Brady – Caleb Goldstein (24th GS, 37th slalom); Kearsarge – Sam Mann (30th GS), Elias Baer (33rd GS, 49th slalom), Andrew Blagden (36th GS, 47th slalom); Gilford – Bode McLean (1st GS in 1:18.80)

Highlights:  Chapin won the slalom title at the Meet of Champions, besting the top skiers from all four divisions of NHIAA competition at Mittersill Ski Area at Cannon Mountain. The top 12 in the GS and slalom will represent New Hampshire at the High School Eastern Championships.

Girls’ Alpine Skiing

Meet of Champions

Key players: Belmont – Ella Stevens (7th giant slalom in 1:26.19, 12th slalom); Concord – Mika Taylor (11th GS, 17th slalom); Hopkinton – Lia Chapin (15th GS, 30th slalom), Marcella Guadagno (23rd slalom, 25th GS), Avery Loew (32nd slalom), Izzy Afflerbach (47th GS, 52nd slalom); Bishop Brady – Tess Lavoie (38th GS, 42nd slalom); Profile – Elaina DeMaggio (1st GS in 1:23.32), Makenna Price (1st slalom in 1:18.61)

Highlights:  Belmont freshman Stevens was the top area skier in both disciplines, besting the top skiers from all four divisions of NHIAA competition at Mittersill Ski Area at Cannon Mountain. The top 12 in the GS and slalom will represent New Hampshire at the High School Eastern Championships.

Boys’ Basketball

Sanborn 71, Bow 61

Key players: Bow – Peyton Larrabee (16 points, 17 rebounds), Brendan O’Keeffe (16 points), Keenan Hubbard (12 rebounds)

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Highlights:  The Falcons lost their regular-season finale, but will host a Division II tournament game next week by finishing as a top-seven seed.

Coach’s quote:  “Playoff type atmosphere, we have to learn to close out games. On to the playoffs.” – Bow’s Scott Drapeau

Records: Sanborn 10-8; Bow 12-6