High schools: Wednesday and Thursday’s results

Published: 04-12-2024 9:17 PM


John Stark 20
ConVal 0, 6 inn.

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (4 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 8 K; 3-for-3, 4 runs, 2 RBI), Chase Philibotte (4 RBI), Hunter Keim (3-for-5), Ben LaBrecque (2-for-2)

Highlights:  Three Stark pitchers combined on a one-hitter, with Paolicelli earning the win on the mound, and the Generals scored 13 runs in the sixth inning to end Wednesday’s season opener an inning early. Stark’s bats combined for 15 hits.

Coach’s quote:  “Nice to come out swinging in this one. Our pitching showed why we have one of the best staffs in D-II tonight. Not being able to practice outside, we have spent a lot of time on pitching and hitting and it showed tonight.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 1-0; ConVal 0-1

Girls’ Lacrosse

John Stark/Hillsboro-Deering 11, Kingswood 8

Key players: JSHD – Kaycie Rhodes (5 goals, 2 assists), Ryan Mucci (3 goals, assist, 5 draw controls), Zoe Lawson (2 goals), Addy DeCew (goal)

Highlights:  Freshmen Lawson and DeCew scored their first career varsity goals to lead JSHD to a victory in its season opener.

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Coach’s quote:  “The weather was awful and it was a hard fought game, for sure. Super competitive the entire time. We were able to pull ahead towards the end when we were winning more draws and had more opportunities in the attacking end.” – JSHD’s Sam Weaver

Records: JSHD 1-0; Kingswood 0-2

Merrimack Valley 13, Alvirne 2

Key players: MV – Abbey Thompson (2 goals), Sydney Bailey (2 goals), Ella Frink (goal, assist), Caroline Wheeler (goal), Lenna Quiter (2 goals), Grace Corliss (2 goals), Ashlyn Fortier (goal), Izzy Tucker (goal, assist)

Highlights:  The Pride won Thursday’s game to improve to 2-0.

Coach’s quote:  “Everyone worked well together today. We spread out the scoring opportunities and got many players into the game. It was fun to see so much support for our younger players.” – MV’s Kylee Yam

Records: MV 2-0; Alvirne 0-2

Merrimack Valley 16, Manchester Central 5

Key players: MV – Taylor Gionet, Alyssa Brodeur, Ella Frink, Abby Thompson, Lilly Jones, Sydney Bailey

Highlights:  The Pride won its season opener on Monday.

Coach’s quote:  “This was a great start to our season. It didn’t take long to get into the groove of scoring, running plays and transitioning up the field. Our defense stayed organized and worked together while our attack worked on trying a few different plays.” – MV’s Kylee Yam

Records: MV 1-0; Central 0-1

Boys’ Track

Coe-Brown 71, Merrimack Valley 59, Milford 57, St. Thomas 14

Key players: Coe-Brown – Cameron Lee (1st 200 in 24.09 seconds, 2nd 100, 2nd 300 hurdles), Luc Kerouac (1st 800 in 2:07), Elias Warner (1st shot put at 44-0.75, 2nd javelin), Anthony Szatko (2nd triple jump, 4th 400), Bryce Sartin (2nd long jump), Ethan Newick (3rd 200, 5th 100); MV – Nicolas Ogelsby (1st high jump at 5-6, 1st long jump at 18-6), Brayden Laroche (1st 110 hurdles in 18.09 seconds, 3rd 300 hurdles), Mychal Reynolds (1st 300 hurdles in 43.05 seconds), Davian Loiselle (1st javelin at 119-0), Aiden Paquette (1st triple jump at 42-0), Nathan Bain (2nd 1,600), 4x100 (2nd)

Highlights:  The Bears swept a four-team meet on their home track in their season-opening contest. 

Hopkinton 1st, Hillsboro-Deering 5th, Kearsarge 6th

Key players: Hopkinton – Liam Boyle (1st 400 in 56.34 seconds, 5th triple jump), Roman Finlayson (2nd 800), Vincent Louca (2nd high jump, 2nd triple jump), Kristof Cauley (2nd long jump, 4th triple jump), Hunter Eckner-Naylor (3rd shot put, 3rd discus), Anthony Cauley (3rd 3,200), Jackson Nylund (3rd 110 hurdles), 4x400 (1st), 4x800 (1st); H-D – Brady Curley (1st 100 in 11.84 seconds), Elijah Bodanza (2nd 1,600), Robert King (2nd 110 hurdles), Braden Savoy (3rd long jump), 4x100 (1st); Kearsarge – Daniel Dalbec (1st 1,600 in 4:45, 2nd 3,200), Mason Christensen (tied 2nd 400), Ned Stepp (3rd pole vault)

Highlights:  The Hawks won a season-opening 10-team meet hosted by Kearsarge on Wednesday. Hopkinton won with 115 points, followed by Mascoma (82), Proctor Academy (66), Inter-Lakes (64), Hillsboro-Deering (48) and Kearsarge (44) in the top six.

Girls’ Track

Coe-Brown 83, Merrimack Valley 62, Milford 50, St. Thomas 14

Key players: Coe-Brown – Maggie Escabi (1st long jump at 13-7.5, 3rd 800), Isabelle Grenier (1st shot put at 30-7.25, 3rd javelin), Bristol Shirland (1st 100 hurdles in 18.09 seconds), Jacqueline Heilshorn (1st javelin at 96-10), Tessa Kouchoukos (2nd 100, 4th 200), Anabelle Lovett (2nd 1,600), Delaney Manning (2nd 300 hurdles), Paige Murdough (2nd 800), Bianca Brouillard-Smith (2nd long jump), Shannon Ross (2nd triple jump), Emma Zeblisky (2nd javelin), 4x400 (2nd); MV – Sophie Porter (1st 100 in 14.35 seconds, 3rd 200), Madison Geddes (1st 1,600 in 6:15), Lily Moser (1st 300 hurdles in 53.59 seconds), Keira Cote (1st high jump at 4-4), Elizabeth Barrington (1st triple jump at 30-7.5), 4x400 (1st), 4x100 (2nd)

Highlights:  The Bears defended their home track in their season opener, winning a four-team meet.

Kearsarge 1st, Hopkinton 2nd 

Key players: Kearsarge – Molly Ellison (1st 1,600 in 5:30, 1st 3,200 in 12:16), Juliet Faria (2nd 100, 2nd 200), Ciara Kerley (1st pole vault at 6-3, 5th triple jump), Amelia Lefebvre (tied 1st high jump at 5-0, 2nd discus), Maelle Jacques (tied 1st high jump at 5-0), 3rd 1,600), Gabrielle Lamb (2nd discus, 4th shot put), Ainsley Frenkiewich (2nd long jump, 2nd triple jump), Ellie Wimer (2nd 100 hurdles), Bella Valle (3rd 100 hurdles), 4x400 (1st), 4x800 (2nd), 4x100 (3rd); Hopkinton – Shaylee Murdough (1st 800 in 2:29), Grace Hall (1st long jump at 15-1.75), Maddy Lane (2nd 1,600), Reese Bove (2nd 400), Evie Hopper (2nd 3,200), Aisling Madden (3rd 100, 4th 200), Flo Dapice (3rd 800, 4th 1,600), 4x800 (1st), 4x100 (2nd), 4x400 (2nd); H-D – Makayla Vincent (18th 100)

Highlights:  The Hawks won a nine-team meet at Kearsarge on Wednesday to open the season. The Cougars scored 157 points to claim the victory, with Hopkinton (126), Inter-Lakes (56) and Kimball Union Academy (43) rounding out the top four teams. Hillsboro-Deering competed, but did not score.