2018 Hanover High Spring Sports Round-Up Report
The 2018 spring sports season proved to be an eventful one for Hanover High athletics. The Marauders were quite busy. Here is a short summary of what happened for each of HHS’s spring sports teams.
Baseball: Baseball went 11-5 this season to make the NHIAA Division II playoffs and made it to the semifinals in playoffs. During their playoff run they beat both Souhegan and then John Stark only to lose to #1 seed Portsmouth with a score of 5-4 during the semifinals. Baseball will be graduating senior pitcher Moises Celaya, along with several other seniors.
Boys & Girls Lacrosse: Boys lacrosse went 7-10 and girls lacrosse went 9-9 to both make playoffs this season. The boys lost to Bishop Guertin in the first round of playoffs 20-1 and the girls lost to Portsmouth 16-6 in the first round. The girls are graduating 10 seniors this year and the boys are graduating 15 seniors.
Softball: Softball finished the season 5-11. Their biggest win was a 14-2 win over rival Lebanon. They improved from a 1-16 record last year. They are not graduating a single senior this year.
Boys & Girls Tennis: Girls Varsity tennis finished the season 12-3 losing to Bedford, Derryfield and Bishop Guertin and the boys finished 14-2, losing only to Bedford twice. The boys and girls team made it to semifinals as well. In individual competitions, for the boys Aidan Biglow and Matty Siegel were invited to compete in individuals; while Biglow lost in the first round, Siegel made it to quarterfinals. In boys doubles, Biglow and Jasper Meyer made it to the second round and Matty and Trevor Siegel made it to quarterfinals before losing. Some players on the girls team were invited to participate in individual and doubles competitions, but chose not to.
Boys & Girls Crew: Both boys and girls crew won the state championship this year. The boys lost Coach Stafford who left to Coach at Dartmouth. They also got and dedicated 2 new boats, one of which was dedicated to retiring athletics director Mike Jackson. Captain Sam Krimmel said “It was a productive season, and I think the team did some great work on and off the water. Even when we weren’t on the water, guys stayed positive. We performed similarly to last year, so I think overall the team is building a good reputation for consistently competitive racing against a lot of tough teams.”
Boys & Girls Track: Hanover track performed well this season. Junior Colm Seigne said “It was actually our best season in my three years”. They won the state championship in both boys and girls 100 meter sprint. The guys placed 5th overall in the state meet, and the girls placed 7th out of 19 teams in the state meet. The boys also got second in the 200 meter sprint, second in the boys 4 by 4 relay, and the girls got second in the 4 by 1 relay, second in pole vaulting and fifth in the 4 by 4 relay.