High schools: Weekend results

Concord's Maddy Wachter delivers a pitch against Nashua South at Memorial Field on Friday. Wachter pitched four perfect innings and struck out eight to lead Concord to an 18-0 victory.

Concord's Maddy Wachter delivers a pitch against Nashua South at Memorial Field on Friday. Wachter pitched four perfect innings and struck out eight to lead Concord to an 18-0 victory. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Concord’s Tess Bolduc belts a home run during a game at Memorial Field on Friday. Bolduc’s home run was the first one hit at Memorial Field this season. 

Concord’s Tess Bolduc belts a home run during a game at Memorial Field on Friday. Bolduc’s home run was the first one hit at Memorial Field this season.  CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Concord’s Lily Hackett catches a throw during a game at Memorial Field on Friday.

Concord’s Lily Hackett catches a throw during a game at Memorial Field on Friday. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 04-21-2024 9:07 AM


Concord 18,
Nashua South 0

Key players: Concord – Ella Gray (4-for-4, 2 doubles, run, 5 RBI), Tess Bolduc (2-for-4, HR, 2 runs, 4 RBI), Sarah Taylor (2-for-3, walk, 3 runs, RBI), Maggie Taylor (2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBI), Jaylyn Wessling (2-for-4, stolen base, run, RBI; double play at SS), Andie Moreira (double, walk, stolen base, 3 runs, RBI), Lily Hackett (hit, walk, run, 2 RBI), Delaney Duford (3 walks, run, 2 stolen bases), Ali Dupuis (2 walks, SB, 3 runs), Maddy Wachter (win, 4 perfect IP, 8 K), Avery MacDonald (1 IP, 0 R, 1 K, 1 H)

Highlights: Concord scored six runs in the first inning and Wachter struck out the first 7 batters she faced to set the tone in Saturday’s game. Bolduc’s homer was the first at Memorial Field this spring.

Coach’s quote: “So good to have such a balanced offense up and down the lineup. Maddy did Maddy things and Avery closed with a nice, quick fifth inning.” – Concord assistant Sandy Smith

Records: Concord 4-0; Nashua South 0-3

Bishop Brady 4,
Hillsboro-Deering 3, 8 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Abby Tyrell, Payton Bryson, Ava Archambault, Madison Mundy

Highlights: Abby Crowdes scored the game-tying run on a Mundy hit in the top of the seventh inning, and Archambault singled home Tyrell in the eighth. Tyrell reached based on a triple prior to scoring the game-winning run, and also pitched a great game. Bryson helped in the circle to hold H-D at bay.

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Coach’s quote: “Bishop Brady softball struggled in this game, but eventually found a way to grab the win.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Bishop Brady 4-0; H-D 0-3

Prospect Mtn. 12,
Hopkinton 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Avery Loew (pitcher), Kinley St. Cyr (catcher, good at bats), Paige Boudette (running catches in the outfield), Skylar Clay (solid contact at the plate)

Highlights:  The defending champion Timberwolves went up 8-0 in the first inning, but the Hawks settled in and played them mostly even the rest of the way.

Coach’s quote:  “Our team showed great composure and teamwork today as we had many players out of position due to injury and illness. Looking forward to regrouping after a few days off and showing what we are capable of when we resume games after the vacation week.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Prospect Mtn. 2-0; Hopkinton 0-3


Souhegan 5,
Concord 3

Key players: Concord  – Kaelen Williams (3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 K; 2 hits, run, RBI), Joey Mangone (2 hits), Noah Chrabolowski (double, RBI), Alex Turant (hit, run), Trevor Craigue (RBI), Mitch Coffey (hit), Dawson Fancher (run)

Highlights: Souhegan scored twice in the top of the third and fourth innings to go up 4-0. The Tide got one back in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double by Chrabolowski, but the Sabers scored again in the top of the seventh to go up 5-1. An RBI double by Kaelen Williams and a sacrifice fly by Craigue kept Concord in the game, but the Tide ultimately fell short on Saturday at Nashua’s Holman Stadium.

Coach’s quote: “Kaelen Williams had a great day on the mound and at the plate. We played well defensively, just couldn’t come up with the big hit when needed.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Souhegan 3-2; Concord 2-4

Nashua South 4,
Concord 3

Key players: Concord – Alex Turant (4.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 6 K; hit), Jackson Martin and Josh Turant (pitched well in relief), Noah Chrabolowski (double, 2 RBI), Dawson Fancher (hit, run), Kaelen Williams (hit, run), Joey Mangone (hit, RBI), Brett McDonough (hit), Trevor Craigue (run, defense at CF)

Highlights: South scored one run in the first inning and two runs in the second without getting a hit. Mangone’s groundout plated a Concord run in the third, and Concord tied the game on a two-run double by Chrabolowski in the top of the sixthth. South scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and held on to win the game.

Coach’s quote: “Alex Turant did not have his best stuff today, but did a great job of competing and keeping us in the game. We outhit South, 6-1, but could not get the clutch hits we needed. I thought we had quality at bats today and hit some balls really hard, just at people. We played much better defensively, but made some little mistakes that were costly in this game.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Nashua South 2-1; Concord 2-3

Bow 6, Kennett 1

Key players: Bow – Sean Guerette (win, 7 IP, 1 H, 1 R; hit), Brady Lover (3-for-4, RBI, run), Dillan Abbate (double, run), Owen Webber (double, run, 2 RBI), Owen Cray (hit), Jake Reardon (hit), Colby Smith (hit)

Highlights: The Falcons scored four runs in the fifth inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit 

Coach’s quote: “Best outing of year so far. Nice to see everyone contributing to this win against a solid Kennett team. Sean mixed pitches and kept batters off balance to earn the one-hit win and Owen Cray played outstanding defensively at shortstop.” – Bow assistant Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 2-1; Kennett 2-1

Coe-Brown 1,
Milford 0, 9 inn.

Key players: Coe-Brown  – Joey Bush (8 IP, 2 H, 10 K)

Highlights: The Bears scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Coach’s quote: “First game since I’ve been here that we played errorless baseball. Both teams played their hearts out.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

Records: Coe Brown 1-3; Milford 1-3

John Stark 6,
Lebanon 5, 8 inn.

Key players: John Stark – Tobin Prieto (2-for-4, 2 RBI, stolen base, game-winning hit), Joey Dykstra (3-for-5, 3 runs, double, RBI, stolen base; 4 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, 4 K), Aidan Williams (1-for-1, game-winning run), Hayden Pond (win, 4 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 K), Travis Lisofsky (catcher)

Highlights: Playing in their second extra-inning game in two days, the Generals battled back on Saturday and took the lead in the eighth inning after pinch hitter Williams singled, took second on an error then came home on Prieto’s second RBI hit of the day.

Coach’s quote: “Great team win today. Wasn’t pretty at times, but got contributions from a lot of different guys today. Our depth really showed today as we were down to our fourth and fifth pitchers, and had a couple guys get their first starts of the season in the lineup.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 3-0; Lebanon 2-1

Merrimack Valley 13, Laconia 3

Key players: MV – Cam Chevarie (win, 3.2 IP, 0 H, 2 K), Ayden Clark (1-for-2, first varsity hit, 4 RBI), Landon Abbott (2-for-2, 4 RBI), Luke Dougherty (2-for-4, 2 runs)

Highlights: MV jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back. Chevarie pitched 3.2 innings of no-hit ball, earning his first varsity win.

Coach’s quote: “Nice to get contributions up and down the lineup.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: MV 2-1; Laconia 0-4

Pembroke 4,
Sanborn 3

Key players: Pembroke – Devin Riel (7 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 4 K; game-winning RBI), Cam Plumb (hit), Owen Stewart (hit), Josh Goyette (hit), Eric Maccarone (game-winning run)

Highlights:  Maccarone led off the seventh inning with a walk, Plumb and Stewart bunted to load the bases, and Riel drove Maccarone home on a fielder’s choice for the walk-off victory.

Records: Pembroke 1-1; Sanborn 1-3

Bishop Brady 21,
Hillsboro-Deering 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Jack Sheppard (win, 5 IP, 8 K, 1 H, 2 BB), Aiden Boule (4 hits, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Andy Hunton (3 hits, double, 3 RBI, 4 runs), Kolt Gaudreault (3 hits, 4 RBI, 2 runs), Ryan Bossch (2 hits, double, 2 runs, RBI, 3 stolen bases)

Highlights: Freshman Sheppard pitched a five-inning shutout and only allowed one hit in his first varsity start.

Coach’s quote: “We jumped on them early by scoring five runs in the top of the first and never looked back. Jack pitched great in his first varsity start.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 3-1; HD O-3

Bishop Brady 10,
Mascoma 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Dan Shedd (win, 4.1 IP, 0 ER, 6 K, 3 H, 5 BB), Winn Thomas (2 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Max Guerra (hit, run, RBI), Luke Bedard (hit, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Kolt Gaudreault (2 hits, run, RBI), Ryan Bossch (2 hits, double, 2 runs)

Highlights: Brady scored two runs in the first and six runs in the second en route to a five inning 10-0 victory over Mascoma at Rollins Park earlier in the week. In his first varsity start, Shedd got the picked up the win on the mound, hurling 4.1 scoreless innings. Gaudreault pitched the final 0.2 innings to preserve the shutout.

Coach’s quote: “We jumped on them early, and in his first varsity start, Dan pitched well. It is always great to play from ahead.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 3-1; Mascoma 1-2

Hopkinton 2,
Prospect Mtn. 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Bronson Ammann (7 IP, 12 K, 6 H, 1 ER), Cody Charron (1-for-4, 2 RBI), Mike Pantano (1-for-3, walk, run, stolen base), Travis Windhurst (1-for-4, run, stolen base)

Highlights:  After four scoreless innings, the Hawks plated two runs in the top of the fifth on a two-out, two-run single that Charron lined into center. The Timberwolves scored a run in the sixth, but Ammann was dominant on the mound to close out Hopkintono’s first victory.

Coach’s quote:  “By the end of the third inning Ammann had set the tone for us as he had already totaled six of his 12 strikeouts. His performance throughout the game was truly energizing for the entire team. The other nine outs were four outfield fly outs, three ground outs, one Prospect runner caught stealing and an infield pop out to end the game. A great team effort on both defense and offense for a true team win before the April break.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Hopkinton 1-3; Prospect Mtn. 1-2

Boys’ Lacrosse

Merrimack 10,
Concord 9, OT

Key players: Concord – Jaden Haas (3 goals, faceoffs), Will Chorlian (3 goals), Tyler Morin (2 goals), Ryan Doherty (goal, 4 assists), Chad LaRiviere (assist), Logan Shimer (goalie)

Highlights: Concord had a two-goal lead, but Merrimack tied it up and went on to win in overtime.

Coach’s quote: “Hard fought game of two evenly matched teams. We play them again next week.” – Concord’s Jeff Smith

Records: Merrimack 2-1; Concord 2-3

Merrimack Valley 8,
Pembroke 6

Key players: MV – Michael Kingsbury (12 saves), Tyler Carter (2 goals, 2 assists), Brayden Hussey (2 goals, 2 assists), Conner Hanson (2 goals, assist), Nolan Beck (2 assists), Matt Lauren (goal, assists), Jake Demers (goal), Carter Lankhorst (7-for-14 faceoffs); Pembroke – Caden Mix (5 goals)

Highlights: Pembroke led 6-0 in the second quarter and 6-2 at halftime, but the Pride came back to clinch the victory by outscoring the Spartans 6-0 in the second half.

Coaches’ quotes:  “I can’t say enough about our defensive unit. Travis Garcia (captain) stepped up and lead the defensive effort but all of our defensive player showed up. This win was a team effort not only from the guys on the field, but also our bench who was loud and fired up.” – MV’s Sean Gill

“We need to play four quarters and not get caught up in things that are out of our control. Give MV credit for coming back from behind.” – Pembroke’s Bill Lawson

Windham 15,
Hillsboro-Deering/John Stark 1

Key players: HDJS – Cam Shaw (goal), Shane Brunini (assist), Noah Carter (22 saves)

Coach’s quote:  “Our goalie played incredibly. We need to clear the ball better. We can’t give teams second and third chances. It’s demoralizing and not a recipe for success.” – HDJS’s Howie Roever

Records: Windham 4-1; HDJS 0-3

Coe-Brown 11,
Lebanon 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Gil Bean (3 goals, 2 assists), Sam Frye (2 goals, 2 assists), Tully Keefe (3 goals), Liam White (goal), Colby Strum (goal), Cooper Copeland (defense), Joey Alie (defense), Alex Readel (defense), Jason Pogorek (defense)

Coach’s quote: “It was good for us to find our groove again after a tough day against Kearsarge. Lebanon always has solid athletes on the field and we were fortunate to jump ahead early and sorta keep it going from there. Really proud of the way our defense played.” – Coe-Brown’s Tony DePalma

Records: Coe-Brown 2-1; Lebanon 0-4

Campbell 12,
Hopkinton 7

Key players: Campbell – Cruz Sandquist (5 goals); Hopkinton – Jackson Westover (3 goals, assist), Patty Buss (2 goals, assist, 3 ground balls), Soren Puc (goal, assist, 3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers), Kip Hedquist (2 assists), Kaleb Huse (6 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (13 saves)

Highlights: This rematch of last year’s championship game was full of exciting plays and multiple lead changes, but Campbell led 6-5 at halftime.  The Cougars dominated possession in the second half, despite clean checks and ball pressure from the Hopkinton.

Hopkinton fought the good fight, keeping their checks clean and pressuring the ball, but Campbell played keep away well and held their lead until the final whistle.

Coach’s quote: “We played a solid game, but got unlucky on some plays, allowing an opportunistic Campbell team to run away with the game. On the bright side, we figured out some holes in our game and will work to round out our skills and knowledge. I am proud of our team.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Campbell 4-0; Hopkinton 4-1

Girls’ Lacrosse

Merrimack 13,
Concord 8

Key players: Concord – Sarah Leuci (5 goals), Emma Pelletier (2 goals, 4 draw controls), Gracen Arndt (goal, assist), Sydney Brown (midfield), Ava Philbrook (midfield), Leah Folds (defense), Anya Kendziora (defense), Grace Smith (defense), Emelia Raimo (defense), Abby Poole (12 saves)

Highlights: Merrimack led 6-4 at halftime and 9-6 heading into the fourth quarter.

Coach’s quote: “Possession of the ball is key to winning in lacrosse. Merrimack won 15 of the 21 draws which made it very difficult for Concord to establish any kind of offense. Despite the loss, the girls did well when they controlled the ball.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Merrimack 1-2; Concord 0-4

Merrimack Valley 14,
Pembroke 2

Key players: Pembroke – Bailey Gatchell (goal), Laila Al-Shawafi (goal), Maddie Teasck, Zoey Mayeu, Lily Ricci, Treic Thomas-Guerzon, Ashlie Klawes

Coach’s quote: “We saw some big things from our freshmen. They had a big impact on our game today.” – Pembroke’s Jenny Jones

Records: MV 4-1; Pembroke 0-3

Hopkinton 17,
Campbell 8

Key players: Hopkinton — Maeve Owens (8 goals, caused turnover), Sarah Chodosh (5 goals, 3 assists, 6 draw controls, ground ball), Sydney Westover (3 goals, 8 draw controls, ground ball), Molly Hodgdon (goal, caused turnover), Marcella Guadagno (2 draw controls, ground ball), Autumn Meier (draw control, 2 ground balls), Izzy Afflerbach (2 caused turnovers, ground ball), Avery Chase (2 ground balls), Hallee Schoch (7 saves, ground ball)

Highlights: The Hawks’ advantage in the draw circle, led by Westover and Chodosh, gave Hopkinton the possessions  needed to build a 7-3 lead after the first quarter. Owens scored her sixth goal of the first half and the Hawks’ defense locked down Campbell on the way to a 12-3 halftime lead.

Coach’s quote: “Our upperclassmen really shined today. We dominated the circle. The defense played well. Our focus for improvement will be on giving up fewer free positions and getting more assisted goals.” – Hopkinton’s Bob Brown

Records: Hopkinton 3-2; Campbell 1-3

St. Thomas 22,
Kearsarge 2

Key players: Kearsarge – Ociee Ilg (2 goals), Bella Collins (midfield), Jada Kendrigan

Highlights: St. Thomas – last year’s Division III runner-up – maintained possession through much of the game, but the Cougars didn’t give up, worked hard and maintained their composure.

Coach’s quote: “Lacrosse is a game of possession. Kearsarge had some turnovers. Our players stayed positive during this match up.” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: St. Thomas 4-0; Kearsarge 1-3

Girls’ Tennis

Bishop Guertin 9,
Concord 0

Key players: Concord – Madie Mikkelsen, Nadia Hanna, Gracie Lorden, Katherine Tewksbury

Highlights: Mikkelsen and Hanna played well at No. 1 doubles and in the top two singles spots, Lorden and Tewksbury picked good shots which extended points and games at No. 3 doubles.

Coach’s quote: “Once again we played a team of upperclassmen with familiar faces. Our team is mostly new to tennis. We played for 2 hours and 45 minutes because No. 1 and No. 2 singles, and No. 1 doubles are going deeper into their matches.” – Concord’s Greg Malette

Records: Bishop Guertin 5-0; Concord 1-5