Kennett Hockey to offer mini camp July 28-30


CONWAY — Kennett Hockey in partnership with MWV Youth Hockey Association will hold its first annual Mini Camp July 28-30 at the Ham Ice Arena on West Main Street in Conway Village. The registration deadline has been extended, however, the camp is filling quickly.

The camp will feature three on ice sessions geared towards age appropriate skills. It  will be run by KHS Head Coach Michael Lane along with assistant coaches Justin Frechette and Mike Deyak. The trio guided the high school Eagles to the Division III state title in March.

Lane said the camp will be broken up into three groups. Group one will be last year mites and squirts. Group 2 will be peewee and bantam age. Group 3 will be for high school ages athletes.

“You’ll play for whichever group you’ll be on next year,” Lane said. To participate in Group 1 or 2 your child must have been registered in USA Hockey last season (that ID number is still valid).

Lane said the schedule will be: July 28 — squirts and mites from 6-7 p.m.; peewees and bantams from 7:10-8:10 p.m.; and high school from 8:20-9:20 p.m.

July 29-30 — mites and squirts from 8-9 a.m; bantams and peewees from 9:10-10:10 a.m.; and highs school from 10:20-11:20 a.m.

The cost of the camp is $75 per player. Players will receive plenty of instruction along with a free skate towel.

“We hope to get the camp off the ground this first year,” Lane said. “I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

You can download the registration form at

People wishing to pay by check should make it payable to the MWV Youth Hockey Association, P.O. Box 948, Conway, N.H., 03818.

If you have further questions regarding the camp, please contact coach Lane via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Badger and Synnott get Rocco scholarships

CONWAY — The Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club has selected Nina Badger and Will Synnott as this year's recipients of the Rocco Foundation Scholarship. The two Jackson residents each receive scholarships of $250.

According to the club's website, the Rocco Foundation Scholarship "is given to graduating seniors in honor of Anthony 'Tony' Rocco. During the several decades Tony lived in the valley, he was always devoted to his family, community and youth sports. Over that time, he and his family became a significant part of the MWV Soccer Club: his son Zach played soccer, Tony became a coach and his wife Cheryl served for many years on the board as treasurer. Tony loved his community and gave back by bringing people together. As a lifelong athlete, he, too, enjoyed many recreational activities including playing soccer. The MWV Soccer Club presents this award each spring to two college bound club players who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the club over several years."

One female and one male recipient are selected each spring.

Badger, who will take a year off to attend school in Belgium, plans to attend Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in the fall of 2018.

Synnott plans to attend Dartmouth College in Hanover this fall.


Doc’s Dugout: Home Run Baseball League — Week One


By David “Doc” Walker

The opening week of the Home Run Baseball League consisted of the following games:
Coleman's 11, Tuckerman's 1; Tamworth 8, Delaney's 1; Tamworth 8, Tuckerman's 3; and Coleman's v Delaney’s, canceled by rain.

Coleman's 11, Tuckerman's 1 — Harrison Keeler was strong on the mound and catcher Dom Jones went 3-3 with a home run.

Coleman's: Keeler (2), Barrows (2); and Jones. Tuckerman's: Wilson (2), Copano (1), Croteau (1); and Miner
Tamworth 8, Delaneys 1 — Zach Smith went the distance for the Tamworth Outing Club with Riley Fletcher and Dylan West with 2 hits apiece, highlighted by Fletcher's triple.  

Nate Holliday also tripled for Delaney’s.  
Tamworth: Smith (7); and Brooks. Delaney's: Rohrbaugh (4), Ahlgren (3); and Paro

Tamworth 8, Tuckerman's 3 — Devin Nordlund went the distance for Tamworth, while Brady King went 3-3; and Dylan West and Riley Fletcher were both 2-3

Brandon Copano homered for Tuckerman's as well as did a fine job on the mound.
Tamworth: Nordlund (7); and Brooks.  Tuckerman’s: Copano (5), Wilson (2); and Wilson and Croteau.

Standings as of Week One:
Tamworth Outing Club           2-0
AJ Coleman and Son            1-0
Delaney's Hole in the Wall    0-1
Tuckerman's Tavern               0-2

This week's games (all at 6 p.m.) — Tuesday (July 18): Coleman's vs TOC at K.A. Brett School; and  Delaney's vs Tuckerman's at Kennett High School.
Thursday (July 20): TOC vs Delaneys at the Brett School; and Coleman’s vs Tuckerman's at Kennett High.

The newly formed Home Run Baseball League is for players aged 13-16.

Team sponsors are AJ Coleman and Sons; The Tamworth Outing Club; Delaney's Hole in the Wall; and Tuckerman's Restaurant and Tavern.

The season will end with playoffs on Saturday and Sunday,  Aug. 12-13.


If you have baseball news to share, contact Doc Walker at (603) 356-5050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Meet the Athletes — Sean Maloney


CONWAY — As a junior at Kennett High School, Sean Maloney had a sensational winter on snow. Not only did earn a spot on the 2017 Eastern Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Junior National Team, but he also helped the Eagles win the state and national championship in ski jumping. He won the state/national title as the top individual jumper. Sean also qualified for the Meet of Champions in alpine skiing based on a top 10 performance in the Division II Championships. He's looking forward to the 2017-18 season.

Age: 17.

Family: Mom: Erin, Dad: Patrick, Sister: Sharon.

Hometown: Marblehead, Mass.

Grade: Junior.

Sports you play at KHS: Alpine ski racing, baseball, Ski jumping and Mountain biking.

How long have you been playing: Alpine, 10 years; baseball 13 years; ski jumping 3 years; and mountain biking 3 years.

What was your favorite high school sports moment:

“Becoming the high school ski jumping national champion on my home hill in front of the home crowd.”

What's your goal for the future:

“To jump a K120 meter ski jump.”

Pre-game rituals:

“Stretching and listing to music.”

Favorite food: “Pasta.”

Favorite movies: “Forest Gump.”

Favorite television show: “American Dad.”  

Favorite athlete: “Peter Prevc.”

Favorite sports team: “Boston Red Sox.”

Favorite subject: “History.”

Advice for future Eagles: “Set a goal, and work towards it, Be determined to reaching that goal.”

Future plans: “To continue training in Lake Placid this summer to lead the Kennett ski jumping team to another national championship title.”

If you could meet any person in the world who would you like to meet? “Peter Prevc, a ski jumper from Slovenia.”