Nashua's Tavarez making a strong impression for NHTI
The Lynx (15-4) have won six of their last seven games, with Tavarez playing a key role in the last two. Tavarez scored 22 points, and had nine rebounds and seven assists in NHTI's 92-80 home victory over Vermont Tech on Wednesday. Four days before, he posted 34 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in a 88-86 Lynx home win over Navy Prep.
Tavarez's scoring output this past week earned him both the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division II Men's Basketball and the Yankee Small College Conference player of the week honors.
Even though his college career is just beginning, Tavarez said he has already seen his individual game improve since his days at Nashua South High School.
Hogan said his leading scorer has quickly developed chemistry with a few players on the team, including guard Curtis Williams of Newmarket. Williams is averaging 12.9 points per game this season.
"When he's having a good game, it helps me and when I'm having a good game it helps him out too...we have very good chemistry and we work out together all the time," Tavarez said.
"He's all about the team, he really wants to win, at end of day that's the most important thing (to him)," Hogan said. "He wants to help us win and he has grown as a player tremendously."
Bryant University head men's golf coach Charlie Blanchard announced Wednesday that Cameron Giles and Bedford's Ryan Brown have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf at Bryant next season.
"We expect Ryan and Cameron to be the cornerstone of Bryant golf over the next four years," said Blanchard in a statement.
Carrah Fisk Hennessey has been named the permanent head coach of the Keene State softball team. Fisk Hennessey served as the interim softball coach for the Owls last season, leading the team to a 19-19 record and a Little East Conference tournament title. The 1999 Keene State graduate served as the head coach at New England College from 2001-09 and joined the Owls as an assistant coach in 2013. As a student-athlete at Keene State, Fisk Hennessey played both softball and women's soccer.
Alex Hall compiles the college notebook for the New Hampshire Sunday News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @AlexKHall.