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HB freshman shines at summer academy

Hollis Brookline High School freshman Austin Johnson was among the top performers during the Sports International Football Academy’s summer program at UMass Lowell.

The 15-year-old wide receiver from Hollis earned high honors among the high school age group at the event, which features members of the New England Patriots. Johnson earned top receiver honors at the camp, outplaying more than 200 participants to be selected as part of the program’s prestigious Gridiron Elite club.

The academy featured daily instruction and demonstrations by Patriots Duron Harmon and Justin Coleman. Participants also learned from veteran college and high school coaches.

Newton strong for Tulane women’s cross country

Coming off two straight seasons of being named to the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association All-Louisiana Team, Hollis’s Emma Newton is enjoying another strong year with the Tulane women’s cross country team. Newton’s 15th-place run of 21:22.50 at the Stanford Invitational led the Green Wave to a seventh-place team finish. Newton’s team-leading effort earned her a the eighth spot on Tulane’s all-time list in the 6K.

HBJC Cavs Cheer wins title at NHYFSC State Championships

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Cheerleading teams had a great weekend at the NHYFSC State Championships at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester on Oct. 30. The Division 10 girls had another strong performance and the Division 14 girls placed first – making this the third year in a row that one of the HBJC teams, led Coach Melissa Scherer, are state champions. Both teams will compete on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Fall Classic in Londonderry.

HBJC football in playoffs
after rallying past John Stark

The Hollis Brookline Junior Cavaliers erased an early 14-point hole and defeated the John Stark Generals on Saturday after coming alive in the second half. HB beat John Stark 36-26 which earned them a spot in the playoffs this weekend against the Plymouth Bobcats.

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Koehler named NECC Player of the Week

NASHUA – For the third time this season and second week in a row, Daniel Webster College women’s volleyball player and Bedford graduate Hannah Koehler has been named the NECC’s "Player of the Week" as announced Monday by the conference office.

Koehler, a junior middle blocker, averaged 4.67 kills per set along with eight five blocks, and combined to hit .418 overall (28k-5e-55att). DWC went 2-0 and clinched a share of the NECC Regular Season title in the process.

Koehler opened the week with a match-high 12 kills with one error to hit .478 (12-1-23) and posted four blocks in a 3-0 sweep of Bay Path on October 26th and followed with another match-best of 16 kills, a hitting percentage of .375 and one block as the Eagles bested Becker 3-0 on Oct. 28.

On the season, Koehler is averaging a team-best 3.52 kills per set (second in the NECC) and is hitting a conference-leading .330 with 13 assists, 45 digs, and a team best and league-leading 55 blocks.

The Eagles broke the all-time program record for win in a season as they stand 21-7 overall and finished 7-1 in NECC play earning tri-champion honors for the regular season.

DWC is the second seed for the NECC tournament and await an opponent for a home playoff semifinal today at 7 p.m.

Winship earns NEWMAC accolades

WORCESTER, Mass. – Tristam Winship, of Bedford, earned All-Conference accolades as WPI finished second at the NEWMAC Cross Country Championships Saturday at Smith.

Austin Scott earned his third consecutive All-Conference nod as he crossed the finish line fifth (25:56) while the next six Engineers claimed 11th through 16th-place points. The grouping was led by Michael Brady, a repeat honoree, with a time of 26:18 and Winship in a time of 26:22. Both Scott and Brady improved upon their seventh and 14th-place finishes in last year’s title race at Franklin Park.

Freshman Avery Ingegneri (Warwick, R.I.) clocked a 26:24 as junior Jason Bugarin (Fitchburg, Mass.) was nine seconds behind (26:33) and junior Justin Trott (North Hampton) posted a time of 26:39. Freshman Tom Hanlon (Derry) trailed Trott by a second (26:40).

WPI heads to Westfield State Saturday, Nov 12 for the Division III New England Regionals.