High schools: Monday’s baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis results

Published: 05-07-2024 6:09 PM


Dover 8, Concord 5

Key players: Concord – Matt Jenness (5.1 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 ER), Dawson Fancher (2 hits, 2 RBIs), Alex Lewis (hit, 2 RBIs), Noah Chrabolowski (hit, run), Brett McDonough (hit, 2 runs), Kaelen William (hit, run), Mitch Coffey (hit), Joey Mangone (run)

Highlights: Concord scored first in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Lewis. Dover answered with three runs in the bottom of the third and one in the bottom of the fourth. Concord scored three in the top of the sixth on a bases-loaded walk and a two-RBI hit by Fancher. Dover answered with four in the bottom of the sixth, and Concord scored its final run in the top of the seventh on a passed ball.

Coach’s quote: “Matt Jenness pitched well enough to win today, but we need to make more plays. We got some timely hits, but we needed a few more. We need to pick up our energy level defensively.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Dover 8-4; Concord 4-9

Oyster River 9, Coe-Brown 1

Key players: Coe-Brown – Sammy Rose (5 IP, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K)

Highlights: Two errors cost the Bears seven unearned runs.

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Coach’s quote: “Sammy pitched a great game and deserved a better outcome in his first varsity start.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

Records: Oyster River 5-4; Coe Brown 3-8

John Stark 2, Hanover 1

Key players: John Stark – Chase Philibotte (win, 7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 7 K; 1-for-3, run, stolen base), Parker LaClair (2-for-3, 2 RBIs), Aidan Williams (triple), Aiden Harris (1-for-3 winning run, catcher defense)

Highlights: Philibotte pitched another gem for the Generals and Stark scored both of its runs on a clutch two-run single by LaClair.

Coach’s quote: “Both pitchers pitched very well. We had trouble stringing hits together, but Parker came up huge for us in the fourth. We played another strong game defensively.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 10-0; Hanover 3-6

Merrimack Valley 9
Lebanon 4

Key players: MV – Jonas Weed (win, 4 IP, 8 K; 2-for-4), Will McPherson (save, 3 IP, 0 R), Alex McPherson (2-for-3, RBI), Landon Abbott (2 hits), Cam Chevarie (2 hits)

Highlights: Trailing 2-0 after two innings, the Pride plated five runs in the top of the third, highlighted by RBI hits from Abbott and Weed. MV tacked on runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Coach’s quote: “Nice to get contributions up and down the lineup. Jonas and Will were fantastic on the mound.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: MV 7-2; Lebanon 4-4

St. Thomas 11, Pembroke 3

Key players: Pembroke – Sean Bonisteel (2-for-3), Andrew Fitzgerald (2-for-3), Colby Pope (2 runs, walk, HBP)

Highlights: The Saints led 4-0 through the first inning and scored four more runs in the sixth.

Records: St. Thomas 7-3; Pembroke 3-6

Belmont 11, Winnisquam 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (win, 4 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 7 K; 1-for-1, HR, 2 walks, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases, 2 RBIs), Hutch Haskins (2-for-3, double, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Michael Collette (1-for-2, walk, run, 2 RBIs), Keegan Martinez (1-for-1, 2 RBIs), Wyatt Divers (1 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K; 1-for-2, stolen base, 2 RBIs, 2 runs)

Highlights: Underhill put Belmont up 2-0 in the first with a two-run home run and never looked back. Up 4-0 entering the fourth, Belmont put seven runs on the board and held Winnisquam in the fifth inning to end the game early.

Coach’s quote: “On a day where we partnered with the Jake Deware Kindness Project, it was fitting to put up 11 runs and win, as 11 was Jake’s number. We were so happy to be able to honor Jake’s legacy while also paying homage to Bryan Caruso and the Caruso family.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 6-1; Winnisquam 2-6

Bishop Brady 8, Somersworth 4

Key players: Bishop Brady – Owen Thornton (7 IP, 11 K, 6 H, 2 ER), Winn Thomas (2 hits, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases, RBI), Andy Hunton (hit, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, stolen base), Luke Bedard (hit, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases, RBI), Dan Shedd (2 hits, double, 2 RBIs), Aiden Boule (hit, stolen base, 2 RBIs)

Highlights: Brady broke out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run single from Hunto and an RBI ground out from Boule. Brady broke the game open in the bottom of the fourth, scoring four times with RBI singles from Thomas and Bedard. Thornton made those runs stand up, striking out 11 and only allowing two earned runs in the complete-game win.

Coach’s quote: “Owen gave us a great start. We didn’t play perfect defense behind him, but he didn’t let it bother him. He just kept challenging hitters all day. We got some offense today, too, and had eight stolen bases, so it was another grind-it-out victory.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 5-2; Somersworth 2-6

Monadnock 12, Hopkinton 3

Key players: Hopkinton – Bronson Ammann (1-for-3, double, run, RBI; 3.2 IP, 4 K, 4 H, 2 BB, 3 ER), Travis Windhurst (4 putouts in CF), Cody Charron (3 putouts, assist at SS), Isaac Price (first career varsity strikeout pitching)

Highlights: The Huskies scored four runs in the fourth inning to take an 8-1 lead. The Hawks cut their deficit to 8-3 but couldn’t close the gap any further.

Coach’s quote: “Monadnock is a very good ballclub, and unfortunately we made six errors, which is something we can’t do if we want to be competitive. We will evaluate both the pros and cons from this game, learn from them, clean things up and get back to business and continue to improve.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Monadnock 9-2; Hopkinton 2-6


Concord 7, Dover 0

Key players: Concord – Maddy Wachter (6 IP, 1 H, 13 K), Avery MacDonald (1 IP, 1 H; hit), Delaney Duford (3 hits, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), Andie Moreira (hit, 2 RBIs), Sarah Taylor (2 hits, RBI), Maggie Taylor (hit, run), Tess Bolduc (hit, RBI), Alison Dupuis (hit, run), Lily Hackett (hit, 2 runs)

Highlights: Wachter controlled the circle, and the top four batters in Concord’s lineup had a combined seven hits and five RBIs.

Coach’s quote: “Good team win by entire group. Great pitching, timely hits and good baserunning allowed the Tide to score seven early runs and cruise to win No. 10 for the season.” – Concord’s Duke Sawyer

Records: Concord 10-1; Dover 4-7

Coe-Brown 3, Oyster River 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – Annie Jerome (2 solo HRs), Madeline Lovett (game-winning hit in eighth), Kylie Bieniek (7 IP, 7 K, 1 BB)

Coach’s quote: “Love how resilient the girls are. We did not get off to the best start, certainly not like this current group, but they stayed positive and put together some great innings to finish strong.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Allis

Records: Coe-Brown 10-1; Oyster River 8-2

Merrimack Valley 4, Lebanon 1

Key players: MV – Kayla Smith (7 IP, 5 K), Gabby Jones (1-for-3)

Highlights: Smith won a pitchers’ duel, allowing just four hits. Jones and Addy Allen scored three runs each.

Coach’s quote: “Kayla kept Lebanon in check, and we did a nice job grinding out a win.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 5-3; Lebanon 2-5

Hopkinton 9, Monadnock 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (7 IP, 4 H, 5 K; hit), Skylar Clay (hit), Ally Duval (hit), Annie Morrall (hit)

Coach’s quote: “Monadnock is a great hitting team, and Steph kept them off-balance at the plate today. When they made contact, our defense was right there to help her out. It is so nice to see hard work pay off. Each player has been able to contribute whether on the field or at the plate. A great team win during a very important week for us as we try to get a few more wins to even our record.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 3-4; Monadnock 6-3

Bishop Brady 9, Fall Mountain 1

Key players: Bishop Brady – Madison Mundy (multiple hits), Abby Tyrell (multiple hits), Mia Wagner (multiple hits)

Highlights: Mundy and Tyrell combined to strike out 15 in six innings.

Coach’s quote: “This was a good win for us. With injuries, we had girls in positions that they have never played. The whole team stepped up and got this win.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Bishop Brady 5-1; Fall Mtn. 3-4

Boys’ Lacrosse

Bow 10, Coe-Brown 5

Key players: Bow – Brad Ekstrom (8 saves; 200th career save), Ryan McCabe (goal, 4 assists), Brodie O’Neil (4 goals), Gavin McCabe (2 goals), Sam Bennett (goal, assist), Billy Smethurst (goal, 3 assists), Nate Davis (goal)

Highlights: The Falcons played a complete game, earning a wire-to-wire victory over a quality opponent in Coe-Brown. The Falcons played quality defense throughout the game, taking no penalties.

Coach’s quote: “Players win games, and I’m proud of our players today. We played a complete game, kept our process throughout the game. That’s got to be our blueprint. We know how good we can be, and the season is a journey. If we can keep our process, then we’ll get there.” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Bow 6-2; Coe Brown 5-4

Hopkinton 21, Milford 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Patty Buss (4 goals, 6 assists), Merrick Chapin (5 goals, 4 assists), Harrison Wilson (4 goals, assist), Ozzie Rosenholm (3 goals, assist, 20-for-21 faceoffs, 14 ground balls), Shane Smith (2 goals, assist), Jackson Westover (goal, assist), Soren Puc (goal, assist), Brayden Crawford (goal, 4 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Cam Bassett (2 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)

Highlights: The Hawks dominated possession throughout and jumped out to an 8-1 lead after the first quarter and a 15-1 advantage at the half. Ball control, tough ground balls and pressure defense made the difference for Hopkinton.

Coach’s quote: “We played a complete game today and did a good job staying disciplined and working our plays. We adjusted well to their zone defense and kept it clean on our defensive end. Newer players worked into the rotation early and stepped up to the challenge, contributing at both ends of the field and creating nice plays.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 8-1; Milford 0-7

ConVal 8
Hillsboro-Deering/John Stark 1

Key players: HDJS – Noah Martin (goal), Miller Twombly (assist), Noah Carter (12 saves)

Coach’s quote: “We got more shots today than any game thus far. Next up, we need more quality looks. A lot of games coming up, which means more opportunity. We’ll keep battling. – HDJS’s Howie Roever

Records: ConVal 1-4; HDJS 0-7

Girls’ Lacrosse

Bishop Brady 14, Campbell 13

Key players: Bishop Brady – Lydia Tremblay (6 goals, 2 assists), Finley Hollenberg (4 goals, assist), Luzia Detwiller (2 goals, assist, game-winning goal)

Coach’s quote: “A great team win. Proud of this group for fighting till the end and pulling out the win.” – Bishop Brady’s Alex Sacco

Records: Bishop Brady 1-7; Campbell 1-7

Hopkinton 17, Derryfield 14

Key players: Hopkinton – Sydney Westover (5 goals, 2 assists, 9 draw controls, caused turnover), Sarah Chodosh (4 goals, 2 assists, 2 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers, 3 ground balls), Maeve Owens (4 goals, assist, caused turnover), Avery Chase (3 goals, 2 ground balls), Autumn Meier (goal, assist, 4 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers, ground ball), Marcella Guadagno (draw control, 2 ground balls), Izzy Afflerbach (caused turnover, ground ball), Kennedy Mark (caused turnover), Helen Yeaton (caused turnover, defense), Viola Pietrabissa (8 saves)

Highlights: Derryfield took advantage of Hopkinton’s defensive breakdowns to take an 11-8 lead into halftime. The Hawks struggled with ground balls and tempo in the first half, making hasty decisions with the ball. Hopkinton made adjustments and responded well in the second half. The Hawks’ offense slowed their roll and was able to move the ball and make shots fall, outscoring Derryfield 9-3 in the second half on the way to a victory.

Coach’s quote: “We coaches were happy to see our response in the second half. Our veteran leaders had big games, and we had key contributions from everyone. Hats off to our goalie Viola in only her second-ever varsity start. Our ride is really starting to jam.” – Hopkinton’s Rob Brown

Records: Hopkinton 7-2; Derryfield 6-3

Girls Tennis

Merrimack 8, Concord 1

Key players: Concord — Nadia Hanna, Sarah Saleem, Vanessa Rice

Highlights: Hanna (No. 1) once again competed against one of the best in the state. (Saleem) acknowledged her emotions and set them aside to focus on her technical game, improving serves and approach shots. Vanessa played her first top-six doubles match today and won it with a volley and an underspin approach shot, which was self-taught.

Coach’s quote: “Game coaching is rewarding when players carry out instruction with positive results.” – Concord’s’ Greg Malette

Records: Merrimack 2-7; Concord 1-8

Portsmouth 7, Bow 2

Key players: Bow – Katie McCabe (8-3 at No. 3), Makaylie Laws and Maddy Desrosiers (9-7 win at No. 2 doubles)

Coach’s quote: “Katie (McCabe) just gets it done every day, while Maddy and Makaylie stepped up big in doubles.” – Bow’s Coach Steve Langevin

Records: Portsmouth 6-2; Bow 6-2

Oyster River 9, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke – Riley Caron and Jillian French (8-3 loss at No. 3 doubles)

Coach’s quote: “Oyster River is the best team we have faced all year long. Riley and Jillian played well as a team and made the girls earn their victory.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: Oyster River 7-0; Pembroke 1-8

Boys’ Tennis

Kearsarge 9, Trinity 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Graham West, Liam Miller, Eli Whipple, Thomas Shepherd, Billy Reid, Andrew Zielinski, Andrew Huff

Highlights: The Cougars bounced back from their only loss this past weekend with their fifth 9-0 victory of the season.

Records: Kearsarge 8-1; Trinity 3-5

Hollis-Brookline 7, Coe-Brown 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – James Larson-Clarke (8-3 win at No. 1), Larson-Clarke and Max Heigis (9-8 (7-5) win at No. 1 doubles)

Highlights: The Bears fell to the Cavaliers on Friday.

Records: Hollis-Brookline 6-2; Coe-Brown 3-6

Boys’ Track

ConVal 164, Hillsboro-Deering 56, Plymouth 56, Derryfield 35,
Wilton-Lyndeborough 0

Key players: H-D – Robert King (1st 110 hurdles), Brady Curley (2nd 100, 2nd 200), Braden Savoy (2nd long jump, 5th javelin), Elijah Bodanza (2nd 1,600), Kolton Lefebvre (4th 200, 4th long jump), Louis Neal (5th 1,600), David Olawuyi (5th long jump), Daniel Richard (5th shot put)

Highlights: The Hillcats set two school records in the relays in Friday’s second-place showing at the five-team ConVal Invitational. Richard, King, Tony Harris and Curley set the 4x100-meter relay record with a time of 45.71 seconds. Curley, Harris, King and Bodanza set the 4x400 record with a time of 3:48.09.

Girls’ Track

Plymouth 175, ConVal 88, Derryfield 22, Wilton-Lynde.18, Hillsboro-Deering 1

Key players: H-D – Signy Burke-Smith (5th javelin)

Highlights: The Hillcats placed fifth at the five-team ConVal Invitational on Friday.