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Lady Cougars Stomp on Younger Hillcats
attempts. The victory ran the sizzling Lady Cougars’ record to 8-1 on the season, as they remained tied in the loss column with Division III-leading Conant, who the Cougars beat earlier in the season. As has been the case with other CHS opponents, the Hillcats committed several turnovers. “They had a hard time with the pressure,” according to Cougar mentor Shawn Flynn. With Campbell eliminating Hillsboro from the tournament quarterfinals in each of the last three seasons, Coach Flynn anticipated a tough game from the Hillcats. “They should have had some motivation; they are a good rival, have good coaching, and are a very talented but very young team,” he said. The visiting Hillcats found themselves
Jayla Brennen makes a lay-up around the Hillcats defense
by Marc Ayotte
An opening, unanswered 17-point assault by the Campbell (CHS) varsity girls’ basketball team vaulted them to a 58- 23 drubbing of the visiting Hillcats from Hillsboro-Deering this past Tuesday night in The Den. CHS was en fuego from the floor as they made 25 out of 56 field-goal
down 21-4 after the first quarter, as they committed nine costly turnovers offensively. Defensively, they came out in a triangle- and-two defense in an attempt to slow down the recent outstanding play of Cougars Liz Pettis (six steals and 12 points on the night) and Kristen Hrubowchak. Though somewhat effective with that strategy, it allowed junior Rebecca Arnone to take over the offense inside the paint for Campbell, as she scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the first half. Ally Framarini had a monster game on the boards as she pulled down 11 rebounds. Coming out of the locker room for the second half, the Cougars made their first six
Kristen Hrubowchak comes up with a big steal to end the first half in Tuesday’s win
shots from the floor. “We were a ball on fire; that sealed it,” assessed Coach Flynn with confidence. On the defensive side of things for the Cougars, the ‘Sister Act’ was once again in force as Marissa Framarini played a fabulous game, holding Hillsboro scoring threats Katie Kingsberry and Tiffany Lewis to two points and scoreless, respectively. The Lady Cougars go on a four-game road trip before they return home on February 8 to face Winnisquam High School.
Campbell High School Sports Roundup
submitted by Dale Arria January 23: The Campbell track team competed in the Class M and S Indoor
Track Championships at the University of Southern Maine. The boys brought home the second-place trophy, with strong performances by Anthony Rinaldi, who won the 55-meter dash; Evan Leith, who won the high jump; and the relay team of Justin Prindle, John Cialek, Tyler Guarino, and Anthony Rinaldi, who won the 4x200-meter relay. For the girls, Leah Stagnone out-sprinted the competition down
the home stretch to win the 1500-meter run. Also, Jordan Billings set a new school record in the long jump with a jump of 14 feet, 10 1/4-inches. Great job, Campbell Track Team!
The next meet is Sunday, January 30, at the University of New
Hampshire. January 22: The boys’ varsity basketball team picked up their third win of the
season with a 68-46 victory over Prospect Mountain. Josh Morgan led the offense with 22 points, while Tyler Syphers and Jacob Morgan combined for 12 rebounds in the win. Kyle Mun and Jesiah Wade sparked the Cougars off the bench, combining for 13 points, 12 assists, and four steals. Campbell is now 3-4 on the season. In boys’ freshman basketball, Trevor Duquette had 18 points to
lead Campbell, while Connor Sahlin chipped in with 12 points and six other players scored for the Cougars, who are now 7-1 on the season.
St. Francis Chester Gladiator Holiday Team
Crowned Tournament Champions submitted by Wendy Katsekas The St. Francis seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ CYO basketball team were crowned Division A Chester Gladiator Holiday Tournament Champions at the Sportszone. The team is made up of players from Litchfield and Manchester. They beat Hooksett in the quarterfinals 55-51, they defeated Pelham in the semifinals 58-44, and they beat the Chester Gladiators in the championship game 62-53. St. Francis next plays in the CYO division championships on February 18. Three players were also selected to the state CYO All-Star Team: Justin DiBenedetto of Litchfield, and John Cooke and Alfred Nyuen of Manchester.
St. Francis seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ CYO basketball team, front
row, sitting: Alfred Nyuen, Kyle Shaw, Garret Oliver, John Cooke, Justin DiBenedetto. Back row, standing: Coach Mike Pratte, Tyler Pelletier, Cam Ferry, Ryan Kelley, Bobby Cipolla, Coach Chris Pratte, and Coach Jack Cooke
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