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Hopewell Valley Central Secondary School

Sunday evening, Hopewell Valley/Montgomery Hockey The team held its annual Service Tribute hockey game at Pro Skate in southern Brunswick. U.S. Army Capt. Dimitra Bairaktaris and U.S. Army Specialist Four Mark Marotta performed ceremonial puck tosses. Members of the Hopewell Valley Veterans Association were also present. Proceeds from the game will be donated to the Hopewell Valley Veterans Association and the Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee. Members of the Hopewell Valley Central High Choir sang the national anthem and the colors were presented by Troop 44 of Pennington Boy Scouts.

Hopewell/Montgomery’s opponent for the night was the Bridgewater/Raritan Panthers. H/M was shorthanded due to penalties and lost 2-0 early in the first period. The Panthers added another goal in the second period. In the third period, the Bulldogs broke the shutout with 6 minutes left. Bridgwater/Raritan scored into an empty net to close the score.

Thanks to all veterans! –Paul Domoboski

It’s been a busy week with ups and downs for the CHS Basketball Boys team with two wins and two losses.

On Tuesday, Nottingham came to visit as one of the best teams in the Colonial Valley Conference and proved why with a comprehensive, 55-43 win. Nottingham had 4 goalscorers with double-digit scoring, while Aiden Sullivan’s 13 and Ryan Kuuskvere’s 12 led the Bulldogs.

On Wednesday, Hopewell Valley went to Steinert and bounced back to win 58-46
Friday night was Senior Night in Hopewell, in honor of Boys Basketball and the Cheerleaders. Those honored were Brendan and Brian O’Reilly, Ryan Kuuskvere, Aiden Sullivan and Caroline Domboski. The Hightstown Rams were visiting and spoiled the party, managing the Bulldogs 68-53. Ryan Kuuskvere was dominant on the inside, leading all scorers with 27 points and 7 blocks. Ayden Hogan shelled 7 three-pointers, for 21 points to lead the Rams.

On Saturday afternoon, Hopewell Valley crossed the river to Bristol and came away with a 55-45 win. A balanced offense led by Kevin Ellis with 15 points and followed by Brendan O’Reilly with 13 and Austin Warren with 11. -Paul Domboski

Like the Boys team, the Basketball GirlsThe team played four games this week with the same 2-2 record.

On Tuesday the girls went to Nottingham. Unlike the boys, they emerged victorious 32-19. A big, 17-5, 3rd quarter powered the win. Gillian Magner led all scorers with 15.

On Wednesday, it was Senior Night which welcomed Steinert. Eight varsity and junior varsity players were honored for their dedication, talent and best wishes for their future. Hailey Rowe led the way with 10 points. Scrappy Steinert was led by Adriana Ryder with seven points.
On Friday night, the girls took on the conference at the top of Hightstown. No upsets, as Hightstown emerged victorious 49-25. The Bulldogs were led by Gillian Magner with 10.

On Saturday, Hopewell Valley traveled to Immaculata and came out on short notice 38-25. Kennedy Havens and Gillian Magner each scored 6. -Paul Domboski

This week the Hopewell Valley Swimming Boys The team made it to the Mercer County Tournament Finals, placing 7th overall as a team. The competition featured several excellent individual and relay races. In the individual events, Alex Nicolai placed 7th in the 200m freestyle (1:59.72) and 100m butterfly (59.93), and Alex Helmrich placed 11th in the 200m freestyle (2:06.05) and 9th in the 400m free (4:32.99). Additionally, Chris Sawicki placed 12th in the 50m freestyle (26.66) and 11th in the 100m backstroke (1:10.17), while Owen Seibold placed 8th in the 100m breaststroke (1: 15,14).

In the relays, Tyler Mac, Armaan Desai, Owen Seibold and AJ Yadamiec placed 8th in the 200m medley relay (2:08.43), while Nicolai, Sawicki, Seibold and Helmrich placed 4th in the 200m relay free. Additionally, Nicolai, Sawicki, Mac and Helmrich placed 6th in the 400 freestyle relay.

This week, the boys will compete in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Group B tournament on Tuesday night against Colts Neck. – Emilie Sawicki

Women’s medley relay team that placed 3rd in the Mercer County Tournament and qualified for the Meet of Champions. From left to right: Ava D’Alessandro, Regan Sherman, Kelly Dwyer and Amelie Bass.

This week the Hopewell Valley The girls are swimming The team competed in the Mercer County Swim Tournament Finals. The girls swam surprisingly well, placing 4th overall with 130 points, the highest place for the team in several years.

Individually, Regan Sherman placed 5th in the 200-meter freestyle (2:18.53) and 4th in the 400-meter freestyle (4:52.95), while Anna Wurtz placed 10th in the 200-meter freestyle free (2:28.90) and 11th in the 400 meters. freestyle (5:14.49). Ava D’Alessandro was 7th in the 50-meter freestyle (29.02) and 11th in the 100-meter freestyle (1:05.37), and Emilie Sawicki was 11th in the 200-meter individual medley (2:40.91) and 5th in the 100-meter breaststroke. (1:19.93). A highlight of the evening was the 3 by Amelie Bassrdplace in the 50-meter freestyle (27.80), where she broke the Hopewell Valley School record and qualified for the Meet of Champions. Amélie also finished 2nd in the 100 meter freestyle (1:00.95).

In relay events, Hopewell placed 7th in the 200-meter medley relay (Hartog, Sawicki, Christie, Dwyer, 2:15.98) and 5th in the 400-meter freestyle relay (D’Alessandro, Sherman, Sawicki, Bass, 4:20.64). The 200-meter freestyle relay team (D’Alessandro, Sherman, Dwyer, Bass, 1:55.83) finished 3rdwith their time of 1:55.83 qualifying them for the Meet of Champions.

On Friday, the girls will begin competing in the NJSIAA Central Group C State Tournament, against the winner of Bernards and Shore. -Christopher Sawicki

*Editor’s Note: Apologies to our sports fans; this article was inexplicably not published on Monday as planned.

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