Granite State Challenge

Playing for the Manchester Central High Little Green: Senior Max Nakos, junior Karishma Manchanda, freshman Kellan Barbee, captain senior Tamsin Weissberg and alternates Jonas Weissberg and Eamonn Ryan. The team was coached by Lorraine Meyette.

Can you name the Hall of Fame Boston Red Sox catcher nicknamed Pudge who graduated from New Hampshire’s Charlestown High School? That question stumped both Manchester Central and Souhegan High School in the second Granite State Challenge quarterfinal game.

Manchester Central High had to beat a tough team from Portsmouth Christian Academy and Souhegan High slipped past Fall Mountain Regional High in the final seconds of the game to make it to the quarterfinals of Granite State Challenge.

Playing for the Manchester Central High Little Green were senior Max Nakos, junior Karishma Manchanda, freshman Kellan Barbee, senior captain Tamsin Weissberg and alternates Jonas Weissberg and Eamonn Ryan. The team was coached by Lorraine Meyette.

The Sabers of Souhegan High were represented by junior captain Alec Reitter, senior Hunter Raudelunas, senior Kate Eastland, senior Patrick Conway and alternates Ian Lewis and Kelly Frasca. The team was coached by Dave Jasinski and Jace Lamarre.

Manchester Central now moves on to face Littleton High in the semifinals. The next quarterfinal game, pitting Exeter High against Plymouth Regional High, airs Saturday, April 13, at 6 p.m. on NHPBS.

Oh, and that catcher nicknamed Pudge? It was Carlton Fisk.

Two new scholarships; deadline May 1

Candia Dollars for Scholars announced two new scholarships.

The first is the $1,000 Jeanne Cole Memorial Scholarship, funded by the Candia Community Woman’s Club in memory of the late Jeanne Cole, a longtime CCWC member.

It is the second $1,000 gift from the CCWC benefiting local students, and this one will be awarded to an individual studying in the medical or health science fields.

The second donation is the $1,000 Four Corners Scholarship, funded by businesses at or near the intersection of Routes 27 and 43. They include Patriot Heating, Candia Trailers, The Farmer’s Wife, and 4 Main Street LLC.

Applications are now being accepted for these and other scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Candia residents currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary school can apply online at candia.dollarsforscholars.org. The deadline to apply is May 1.

“We are so grateful for all our cherished memories of Jeanne in the Candia Community Woman’s Club,” said CCWC Treasurer/Corresponding Secretary Lisa Cote. “We all are truly blessed to have worked with Jeanne on so many of our projects and those memories will always live on in our hearts.”

Candia Dollars for Scholars manages several scholarships supported by local businesses and community organizations as well as individuals.

Through Dollars for Scholars, high school seniors and current college students can use a single application to apply for scholarships in support of their studies at two- and four-year colleges, universities, community colleges and vocational schools.

Businesses and individuals can donate any amount for scholarships designated specifically for students educated in Candia. Gifts are tax-deductible and donations may be made on the chapter website, at www.candia.dollarsforscholars.org, or by mailing checks to Candia Dollars for Scholars®, PO Box 412, Candia, NH, 03034.