High schools: Weekend track, softball, baseball, lacrosse and tennis results

Bishop Brady's Josh Gentchos (center) crosses the finish line to win the 100-meter dash finals in 11.19 seconds at the 19-team Bobcat Invitational on Saturday at Oyster River High School in Durham.

Bishop Brady's Josh Gentchos (center) crosses the finish line to win the 100-meter dash finals in 11.19 seconds at the 19-team Bobcat Invitational on Saturday at Oyster River High School in Durham. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Published: 05-12-2024 7:00 PM

Boys’ Track

Bobcat Invitational

Key players: Bishop Brady – Josh Gentchos (1st 100 in 11.19 seconds, 2nd 200), Alan Yap (5th 100, 5th 200), 4x100 (5th); Bow – Alden Betterley (2nd 1,600), Ben McDowell (2nd pole vault), Kody McCranie (4th 100), Liam Miller (tied 5th pole vault); Concord Christian – Rolen Sanderson (1st 400 in 50.47, 3rd 800); Merrimack Valley – Nicolas Oglesby (1st long jump at 21-1.25, tied 4th high jump), Abhiman Karki (4th discus, 5th shot put)

Highlights: Area athletes competed in the non-scoring 19-team Bobcat Invitational on Saturday, with Gentchos, Sanderson and Oglesby providing the local highlights with their event victories.

Mascoma 193.5, Belmont 99, Laconia 84.5, Somersworth 80, Profile 52, Woodsville 52, Franklin 39, Mascenic 32

Key players: Belmont – Colby Vetter (1st 100 in 11.52 seconds, 1st 200 in 23.34 seconds), Ethan Rivera (1st shot put at 39-3), Hunter Erlick (2nd shot put, 4th javelin), Brady Filteau (2nd discucs, 5th shot put), Tyler Durand (4th 400), Nathan Allard (4th high jump, 6th long jump), Demetri Kafkoulas (5th 100, 5th 200), Cullen Decato (5th 110 hurdles, 5th triple jump), 4x100 (1st); Franklin – Zeke McCoy (2nd high jump), Luca Calgaro (2nd 300 hurdles), Cameron LaBrecque (3rd discus), George Sarkis (4th 200), Cole Johnson (6th 400)

Highlights: The Raiders finished second in an eight-team meet on their home track on Friday, with the Tornadoes taking seventh.

ConVal 138, Milford 117,
Hollis-Brookline 112, Hillsboro-Deering 44, Kingswood 34, Wilton-Lyndeborough 8

Key players: H-D – Robert King (1st 110 hurdles in 17.38 seconds), Elijah Bodanza (2nd 1,600, 4th 800, 5th 400), Braden Savoy (3rd javelin, 4th long jump), Brady Curley (4th 200), Mason Ferwarda (6th javelin), Rihosque Guzman (6th long jump), 4x100 (4th)

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Highlights: The Hillcats finished fourth in a six-team meet at Milford on Saturday.

Kearsarge 14th at CVC Championship

Key players: Kearsarge – Daniel Dalbec (5th 1,600)

Highlights: The Cougars finished 14th out of 15 teams at the Connecticut Valley Conference championship at Hanover High, competing against teams from both New Hampshire and Vermont. Keene (119 points), Hanover (110) and Vermont’s Thetford Academy (76) were the top three teams. Kearsarge scored two points on Dalbec’s finish in the 1,600-meter run.

Girls’ Track

Bobcat Invitational

Key players: Bow – Gwen Barrieau (2nd triple jump, 6th long jump), Julia Hou (2nd pole vault), Camden Wilson (tied 3rd high jump), Mackenzie Szczepanik (tied 3rd pole vault), Charlotte Larochelle (3rd long jump, 5th 100), Hannah Pawlowski (5th 400), Sabrina Bernard (6th shot put), Sarah Franklin (tied 6th pole vault)

Highlights: Area athletes competed in the non-scoring 19-team Bobcat Invitational on Saturday.

Belmont 113.5, Mascenic 112.5, Mascoma 104, Somersworth 100, Laconia 70.5, Profile 45.5, Franklin 17, Woodsville 13

Key players: Belmont – Adeline Takantjas (1st 100 hurdles in 17.59 seconds, 1st 300 hurdles in 51.18 seconds, 1st triple jump at 33-9), Ava Lacasse (1st 100 in 13.05 seconds, 1st 200 in 27.17 seconds, 2nd triple jump), Harmony Rivera (2nd javelin), Jaelyn Nialetz (3rd 800), Emilie Defrancesco (3rd 400), Talia Watson (4th 100, 4th 200), Hailey Clairmont (4th 400, 7th triple jump), Emerson Decato (5th 400), Madelyn Moorehead (6th discus); Franklin – Deanna Desmarais (3rd shot put, 4th discus), Keira Michaelis (5th javelin), Payton Cloutier (7th 200)

Highlights: Takantjas won three events and Lacasse won two to lead the Raiders to a victory in an eight-team meet on their home track on Friday evening. The Tornadoes took seventh.

Hollis-Brookline 139, Milford 133,
ConVal 62, Wilton-Lyndeborough 27, Kingswood 9, Hillsboro-Deering 8

Key players: H-D – Signy Burke-Smith (3rd long jump, 5th 100 hurdles)

Highlights: The Hillcats finished sixth in a meet at Milford on Saturday.

Kearsarge 7th at CVC Championships

Key players: Kearsarge – Maelle Jacques (1st high jump at 5-1, 4th 1,600) Juliet Faria (2nd 200, 4th 100), Ava Shapiro (3rd 800), Ashley Frenkiewich (4th pole vault, 4th long jump, 4th triple jump)

Highlights: The Cougars finished in the middle of the pack at the Connecticut Valley Conference championships at Hanover High. Host Hanover (107 points), Keene (94.5) and Vermont’s Thetford Academy (59) took the top three team spots. Kearsarge tallied 44 points as a team.

Softball

Concord 13, Goffstown 0

Key players: Concord – Maddy Wachter (one-hit shutout, 6 K; 2-for-4), Delaney Duford (3-for-4, 2 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 runs, SB), Sarah Taylor (3-for-4, RBI, 2 runs), Tess Bolduc (2-for-4, HR, 4 RBIs, 2 runs), Ella Gray (2-for-3, double, HBP, 2 RBIs, run), Maggie Taylor (hit, walk, RBI, run), Andie Moreira (walk, run, 4 putouts in RF), Jaylyn Wessling (RBI, strong defense at SS), Avery MacDonald (2 runs), Cam Dubois (run)

Highlights: Wachter gave up just a check-swing leadoff double before retiring the next 15 straight as the Tide ended the game by the run rule. Duford blasted a pair of home runs, and Bolduc hit a grand slam and just missed a second homer on a ball knocked down at the fence.

Coach’s quote: “That was a very solid win against a good Goffstown team. Maddy pitched great, got excellent defensive support and our bats were on fire.” – Concord assistant Sandy Smith

Records: Concord 12-1; Goffstown 6-5

Merrimack Valley 12, Sanborn 5

Key players: MV – Liv Seeley (3-for-5), Kayla Smith (7 IP; 3-for-4, 4 RBIs), Katelyn Herrmann (2-for-4, RBI), Gabi Jones (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), Julia Kelly (2-for-4, 2 RBIs)

Highlights: MV scored four runs in the fourth inning and added four more in the sixth, pounding out 14 hits as a team. Smith pitched a complete game.

Coach’s quote: “Great to see the girls attack the ball today and put runs up on the board. Good start to a five-games-in-six-days week.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 7-3; Sanborn 7-3

Hopkinton 6, Raymond 5, 9 inn.

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (9 IP, 11 K, 6 H), Aurelia Salce (2-for-4, run, walk), Skylar Clay (1-for-4, game-tying RBI), Lizz Holmes (2-for-5, game-winning run), Kinley St. Cyr (2-for-5, game-winning RBI)

Highlights: The Hawks gave up a 4-1 lead in the sixth inning as Hopkinton and Raymond ended seven innings in a 4-4 tie. Both teams scored a run in the eighth inning (Clay’s RBI scored Salce to tie the game in the bottom half of the frame), but the Hawks finally claimed the victory in the ninth. Elrick shut out the Rams in the top half of the ninth, striking out two and forcing a groundout. Holmes reached on a single and then scored from first on a hit to the gap by St. Cyr.

Coach’s quote: “It was an exciting game. Steph Elrick threw beautifully. All the players have been working hard to play cleaner defense. Though we had a few misplays today, we kept the damage to a minimum. We have a lot of players contributing to this success. Whether on offense or defense, a different combination of players come through for us when we need it.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Raymond 7-4; Hopkinton 5-5

St. Thomas 8, Bishop Brady 3

Key players: Bishop Brady – Abby Tyrell (6 K), Stella Prieto, Payton Bryson

Highlights: Tyrell, Prieto and Bryson led the offense for the Giants in a loss to the Saints.

Coach’s quote: “This was a tough game for us against one of the best teams in our division. The offense just couldn’t get going in the game.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: St. Thomas 11-0; Bishop Brady 6-2

Baseball

Kingswood 6, Bow 3

Key players: Bow – Owen Webber (2 hits), Brady Lover (2 hits), Dillan Abbate (2 hits; 6 IP, 3 R, 7 H)

Highlights: Abbate threw well in relief, taking over for starter Peyton Larrabee and pitching six innings. The Knights went up 3-0 in the first inning. The Falcons scored two runs in the second, but Kingswood plated three more in the fifth to go up 6-2.

Coach’s quote: “Hats off to a confident Kingswood team. We were a few hits short in a late-game comeback attempt.” – Bow assistant Dennis Ordway

Records: Kingswood 6-5; Bow 8-4

Hanover 10, Coe-Brown 0

Highlights: Entering Friday’s game with three wins in its last four games, Coe-Brown fell at home to Hanover.

Coach’s quote: “Not a good night of baseball. Back at it Monday.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

Records: Hanover 5-6; Coe Brown 4-9

John Stark 8, Kennett 1

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 17 K; 2-for-3, 2 RBIs, run, stolen base), Hunter Keim (3-for-4, 2 runs), Deltyn Williams (2-for-3, RBI, stolen base), Aiden Harris (catcher)

Highlights: The Generals took advantage of six Kennett errors by forcing the issue on the basepaths and adding nine hits to cruise past the Eagles behind another strong outing from Paolicelli.

Coach’s quote: “Back-to-back 17-strikeout games for Anthony is pretty impressive. Our boys hustled and made things happen on the offensive side of the ball. Another good all-around team win.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 12-0; Kennett 5-6

Campbell 1, Bishop Brady 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Daniel Shedd (6 IP, 0 ER, 11 K, 3 BB, 2 H; hit), Andy Hunton (2 walks, stolen base), Luke Bedard (hit), Max Guerra (2 walks)

Highlights: Campbell ace Logan Daigle and Bishop Brady hurler Shedd battled in a pitchers’ duel in Litchfield. The Cougars pushed across a single run in the bottom of the fourth on a rundown play between third and home. Brady loaded the bases in the top of the seventh with two outs, but a groundout ended the game.

Coach’s quote: “It was another hard-fought baseball game against the second-ranked team in our division. Dan pitched a fantastic game against one of the best-hitting lineups in the state. We had some chances against Daigle but couldn’t get the big hit with guys on base.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Campbell 9-1; Bishop Brady 5-3

Boys’ Lacrosse

Bishop Guertin 16, Concord 4

Key players: Concord – Carter Doherty (goal, assist), Brayden Beauregard (goal), Tyler Morin (goal, assist), Ben Ryder (goal), Liam Yeatman (assist), Harry Snow (7 saves), Logan Shimer (7 saves), Ben Vachon (faceoffs), Broc Pelchat (defense), Noah Wyatt (defense), Teigan Mason (defense), Chad LaRiviere (defense), Sebastian Nichols (defense), Dan Colby (defense)

Coach’s quote: “Proud of the effort that the players put in against a team that is undefeated against N.H. competition.” – Concord’s Jeff Smith

Records: Bishop Guertin 10-2; Concord 5-8

Bow 17
IL/Moultonborough 5

Key players: Bow – Brodie O’Neil (5 goals), Gavin McCabe (3 goals, assist), Ryan McCabe (3 goals, assist), Nate Davis (2 goals, 2 assist), Sam Bennett (3 assists), Billy Smethurst (2 goals), TJ Ingalls (2 goals), Jake Antuna (assist, 13-for-18 faceoffs), Brad Ekstrom (8 saves)

Highlights: Senior attack O’Neil led the Falcons with five goals, including his 100th career goal in the second half.

Coach’s quote: “Players win games, and I’m proud of our players for the way we executed today. We have to continue to fight to keep a process-oriented mindset. There were moments of imperfection today, and that’s to be expected. We just have to fight to keep our mindset. ” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Bow 7-2; ILM 4-6

St. Thomas 15
H-D/John Stark 2

Key players: HDJS – Deric Tetro (2 goals), Noah Carter (20 saves)

Highlights: HDJS lost to one of the top teams in D-II on Friday evening. Carter continued strong play in net with over 60% save percentage.

Coach’s quote: “We continue to battle each game. These young men don’t quit. We’re proud of their efforts.” – HDJS’s Howie Roever

Records: St. Thomas 8-3; HDJS 0-9

Timberlane 14
H-D/John Stark 3

Key players: HDJS – Caleb Martins (goal), Parker Hamel (goal), Ben Boothby (goal), Deric Tetro (assist), Noah Carter (18 saves)

Highlights: HDJS fell to the Owls on Saturday.

Coach’s quote: “We continue to play hard against some of the top teams in our division. It’s been a grind, but these kids don’t quit.” – HDJS’s Howie Roever

Records: Timberlane 8-2; HDJS 0-10

Girls’ Lacrosse

Bishop Guertin 16
Concord 3

Key players: Concord – Sofia Payne (2 goals), Malie Ramshaw (goal), Abby Poole (6 saves)

Coach’s quote: “Concord played hard throughout the game but was unable to penetrate Bishop Guertin’s defense.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Bishop Guertin 10-2; Concord 1-12

Boys’ Tennis

Kearsarge 9, Trinity 0
Kearsarge 9, Littleton 0

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

Highlights: The Cougars won their fourth consecutive match by a 9-0 score and have just one match remaining in the regular season.

Records: Kearsarge 12-1; Trinity 5-6; Littleton 3-8

Windham 9, Coe-Brown 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Max Heigis (lost 9-8 (8-6) in a tiebreaker at No. 4 singles)

Coach’s quote: “Windham is a strong team, and the Coe-Brown players gained valuable experience playing them.” – Coe-Brown’s Mark Struthers

Records: Windham 9-0; Coe-Brown 5-8

Girls’ Tennis

Timberlane 5, Bow 4

Key players: Bow – Jaden Glace (8-1 win at No. 2), Katie McCabe (8-2 win at No. 3), Makaylie Laws (8-2 win at No. 5), McCabe/Lilly Gula (8-5 win at No. 2 doubles)

Highlights: Bow’s Grace Modzeleski and Timberlane’s Abby Robinson had a marathon match at No. 1 singles. In a contest that lasted an hour and 50 minutes, Robinson escaped with a 9-8 (9-7) victory that tied the match at 3-3 going into doubles. McCabe and Gula put Bow ahead 4-3 but Bow narrowly dropped the other two matches, 9-7 and 8-6.

Coach’s quote: “That was by far the best singles match of the season. Usually when a match goes that long one or both players are just lobbing it back, but these two had good long rallies with plenty of excellent shots and effort from both sides.” – Bow’ Steve Langevin

Records: Timberlane 6-6; Bow 6-5