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

Merrimack Valley pitcher Jonas Weed delivers a pitch during Monday’s 2-1 loss to Bow. Weed fanned 11 in six innings of work.

Merrimack Valley pitcher Jonas Weed delivers a pitch during Monday’s 2-1 loss to Bow. Weed fanned 11 in six innings of work. courtesy Jay Heath

Published: 05-14-2024 5:16 PM

Baseball

Concord 6, Bishop Guertin 4

Key players: Concord – Matt Jenness (win, 5 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 2 K), Kaelen Williams (save, 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R; hit, 2 runs), Noah Chrabolowski (2 hits, 3-run double), Dawson Fancher (hit, run, RBI), Trevor Craigue (hit, run, RBI), Joey Mangone (run), Mitch Coffey (run), Alex Turant (hit)

Highlights: The Tide scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on RBI singles from Craigue and Fancher and a three-run double by Chrabolowski. The Cardinals were up 2-0 after the top of the first inning, but Concord scored once in the bottom of the inning. The Crimson Tide led 6-2 before BG plated one run in the sixth and another in the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “Great game today honoring our veterans and our active military members. Matt and Kaelen pitched great, and we played great defense. Big hits by Trevor, Dawson and Noah in the fourth. Great team win.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Concord 6-10; Bishop Guertin 8-8

Bow 2, Merrimack Valley 1

Key players: Bow – Nate Kiah (win, 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 7 K, 1 BB), Sean Guerrette (save, 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 0 BB), Owen Webber (single, walk, RBI), Dillan Abbate (3 walks, RBI); MV – Jonas Weed (6 IP, 1 H, 11 K), Will McPherson (1 IP, 1 K), Eli Wormald (RBI double)

Highlights: The Falcons scored a run in the third and another in the fourth, and Wormald’s RBI double put the Pride’s only run on the board in the fifth inning. Bow turned two double plays (6-3 and 6-4-3), with Owen Cray and Jake Reardon in on both of them.

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Coaches’ quotes: “This one could have gone either way. Kiah and Guerette pitched well, and the defense did a nice job turning two double plays. We need to do a better job with our bats as we enter the final two weeks of the regular season.” – Bow assistant coach Dennis Ordway

“Well-played high school baseball game.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: Bow 9-4; MV 7-4

Pembroke 8, John Stark 1

Key players: Pembroke – Owen Stewart (7 IP, 1 R, 4 H), Zac Bemis (2-for-3, 3 RBIs, run), Andrew Fitzgerald (2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Cam Plumb (run, 3 walks), Eric Maccarone (1-for-1, 2 walks), Devin Riel (2 runs); John Stark – Deltyn Williams (3 IP, 5 R, 0 ER, 2 K), Chase Philibotte (2-for-3), Hayden Pond (1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K)

Coach’s quote: “We just didn’t have it today. Deltyn threw well, but we just didn’t support him today. Being undefeated can add some stress, so we can move on now and come out strong tomorrow.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: Pembroke 5-7; John Stark 12-1

Gilford 16
Hopkinton 2, 5 inn.

Key players: Hopkinton – Tyler Czarkowski (3-for-3), Mike Pantano (walk, run; 4 putouts in CF), Nate Windhurst (walk, run, stolen base), Cody Charron (1-for-3)

Highlights: The Hawks dropped their fifth straight game with Monday’s loss.

Records: Gilford 6-3; Hopkinon 2-9

Bishop Brady 21
Raymond 4, 6 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kolt Gaudreault (6 IP, 3 ER, 3 K, 9 H; 4 hits, 4 runs, RBI, 2 stolen bases), Winn Thomas (4 hits, 3 runs, stolen base), Andy Hunton (2 hits, 3 RBIs, run), Luke Bedard (2 hits, 3 RBIs, run), Owen Thornton (4 runs, 2 stolen bases, 4 walks), Ryan Bossche (3 hits, 3 runs, 3 RBIs, stolen base)

Highlights: Raymond jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Brady answered with four runs in the top of the third on sacrifice flies from Bossche and Hunton and a two-run single from Bedard. Raymond had the bases loaded with one out in a 4-2 game in the bottom half, but Gaudreault induced a ground ball to short and the Brady defense turned a 6-4-3 double play to get out of the jam. The Giants then added three runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth to put the game out of reach.

Coach’s quote: “Good team win on the road today. Kolt gave us a gutsy performance on the mound, and finally we had some good at bats with guys in scoring position to score a lot of runs.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 6-4; Raymond 7-5

Stevens 7, Bishop Brady 4

Key players: Bishop Brady – Owen Thornton (6 IP, 12 K, 7 ER, 5 BB, 6 H), Luke Bedard (2 hits, triple, RBI, run), Henry Thresher (hit, stolen base), Aiden Boule (hit, 2 RBIs), Ryan Bossche (hit, RBI, stolen base)

Highlights: Bishop Brady broke a 3-3 tie at Rollins Park with a single tally in the bottom of the sixth, but Stevens answered with four of its own in the top of the seventh to come away with the victory on Saturday.

Coach’s quote: “It was a close game all day, but we let it get away from us in the top of the seventh. We had chances to add on throughout the game. Honestly, our situational hitting needs to improve; we are leaving way too many runners on base.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Stevens 4-7; Bishop Brady 5-4

Softball

Concord 9, Bishop Guertin 0

Key players: Concord – Maddy Wachter (7 IP, 17 K, 2 H), Delaney Duford (triple, double, stolen base), Andie Moreira (2 hits, 2 RBIs, stolen base), Sarah Taylor (hit, RBI), Maggie Taylor (HR, double, single, 4 RBIs), Tess Bolduc (hit), Avery MacDonald (hit), Alison Dupuis (hit)

Highlights: Concord scored six runs in first two innings and ran the bases hard and smart to cruise to its 13th win of the season.

Coach’s quote: “Maddy was her typical self, striking out 17 batters, allowing only two hits and no walks. Delaney Duford sets the tone in the leadoff spot game after game, and we are getting clutch hits from everyone with people on base. Great time of year to be playing our best.” – Concord’s Duke Sawyer

Records: Concord 13-1; Bishop Guertin 6-6

Merrimack Valley 12, Bow 4

Key players: MV – Gabi Jones (2-for-4, 3 RBIs, defense), Kayla Smith (7 IP, 1-for-4), Katelyn Herrmann (3-for-4), Julia Herrmann (2-for-4, 3 RBIs), Caydence Allberg (1-for-3), Addy Allen (1-for-3, RBI)

Highlights: MV scored five runs in the first, two in the second and three more in the forth to secure the win. Kayla Smith pitched a complete game.

Coach’s quote: “The whole team continues to put the ball in play and run the bases well. Gabi made a couple of very good defensive plays in the outfield, and Kayla kept Bow off-balance (in the circle).” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: MV 8-3; Bow 9-4

John Stark 14, Kennett 2

Key players: John Stark – Ava Rivers (2-for-3, HR, 2 runs), Katie Lorenz (2-for-3, 2 runs), Savannah Chapman (3-for-4), Kira Linstad (5 IP, 3 H, 4 K)

Highlights: Kennett took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning, but John Stark responded with seven runs on four hits in the second inning. The Generals extended their lead with four runs in the bottom of the third to make the score 11-2. Rivers’ two-run blast in the bottom of the fourth gave Stark another pair of runs. The game ended on a wild pitch as Chapman scored the final run in Friday’s game.

Coach’s quote: “Our bats got hot in the second inning and stayed hot the rest of the game. Kira had a good game in the circle, which kept the girls’ hopes high.” – John Stark’s Denis Kolehmainen

Records: John Stark 2-10; Kennett 3-8

John Stark 15, Pembroke 3

Key players: John Stark – Ava Rivers (3-for-4, triple, double, 3 runs), Savannah Chapman (2-for-4, HR, double, 2 runs; 2 IP, 3 H, 3 K), Eva Grolljahn (2-for-3, 1 run), Kira Linstad (3 IP, 1 H, 2 K)

Highlights: The Generals brought 10 batters to the plate in the first inning, scoring five runs. Pembroke narrowed the deficit by scoring a run in the second inning. John Stark scored eight runs in the top of the third to take a 13-1 lead and led by as much as 15-1 in Monday’s victory.

Coach’s quote: “Rivers sparked the team with her 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Linstad and Chapman were solid in the circle to keep the batters guessing. We’ve had some good innings the past few games scoring multiple runs.” – John Stark’s Denis Kolehmainen

Records: John Stark 3-10; Pembroke 2-10

Bishop Brady 19
Stevens 7, 5 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Payton Bryson (4-for-4, 2 HR, 5 RBIs), Claire Jackson (multiple hits), Elise Barnard (multiple hits), Ava Archambault (multiple hits), Sophia Collie (winning pitcher)

Highlights: The Giants put away the Cardinals in five innings on Saturday.

Coach’s quote: “This was a great game for Brady softball. Girls put the ball in play and good things happened. Brady scored in every inning during the five-inning game, with 11 runs in the fifth.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Bishop Brady 7-3; Stevens 2-9

Boys’ Lacrosse

Concord 14, Nashua North 4

Key players: Concord – Brayden Beauregard (3 goals, 3 assists), Will Chorlian (3 goals, assist), Carter Doherty (2 goals, 3 assists), Liam Yeatman (2 goals, assist), Jaden Haas (2 goals, assist, 11-for-12 faceoffs), Sebastian Nichols (goal, defense), Tyler Morin (goal), Ben Ryder (assist), Sean Mulkerron (5-for-8 faceoffs), Logan Shimer (3 saves), Harry Snow (3 saves), Broc Pelchat (defense), Noah Wyatt (defense), Dan Colby (defense)

Highlights: Concord played its most prolific offensive game of the season, finding the back of the net 14 times for the second time this month.

Records: Concord 6-8; Nashua North 1-13

Girls’ Lacrosse

Concord 13, Nashua North 5

Key players: Concord – Sarah Leuci (4 goals), Sofia Payne (3 goals, 2 assists), Emma Pelletier (2 goals), Sydney Brown (goal), Malie Ramshaw (goal), Gracen Arndt (goal), Lexi Magee (goal), Lilly Merrill (offense), Leah Foulds (defense), Grace Smith (defense), Charlotte Dill (defense), Anya Kendziovas (defense), Emelia Raimo (defense), Ava Philbrook played well on offense and defense.

Highlights: Leuci reached a big milestone, scoring her 100th career goal during the game, and Poole made nine saves in goal. Their hustle and desire for the ball was outstanding. It was a total team effort that lead to the win. Very proud of them.

Coach’s quote: “It was senior night, and Concord came ready to pay. It was 6-2 at the half. Concord moved the ball well in transition and possessed it the majority of the game. On defense they worked well together and stopped most of their eight-meter shots.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Concord 2-12; Nashua North 1-12

Bow 19, Kearsarge 2

Highlights: Bow led 12-0 at the end of the first quarter and extended its lead throughout the game, despite grit and tenacity from the Cougars.

Coach’s quote: “Girls’ high school lacrosse continues to be a lopsided challenge on any given day. Bow is at the top of the classification bracket of D-III with student enrollment and would be a force to be reckoned with in D-II. Bow girls’ lacrosse is so talented!” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: Bow 9-2; Kearsarge 2-8

Hopkinton 14
Concord Christian 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Sarah Chodosh (6 goals, assist, draw control, 2 caused turnovers), Sydney Westover (3 goals, assist, 8 draw controls, caused turnover, ground ball), Maeve Owens (2 goals, 4 ground balls), Marcella Guadagno (goal, assist, ground ball), Autumn Meier (goal, draw control, 2 ground balls), Lauryn Vetter (first varsity goal, 4 ground balls), Rose Afflerbach (assist, draw control, caused turnover), Molly Hodgdon (assist, 2 ground balls), Avery Chase (draw control, caused turnover, 2 ground balls), Ryan Barrett (draw control, 2 ground balls), Lilly Chodosh (caused turnover, 2 ground balls), Helen Yeaton (2 caused turnovers), Lia Chapin (2 ground balls), Viola Pietrabissa (3 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks got out to an early lead and extended their advantage throughout the game. The Kingsmen battled consistently and were able to end Hopkinton’s shutout bid with 90 seconds left in the game.

Coach’s quote: “Our transition game is improving, and rides and clears looked better today, with rapid off-ball movement and support. Our defense and offense both played confident lacrosse with highlight-reel plays on both sides of the ball.” – Hopkinton’s Gus Madden

Records: Hopkinton 9-2; Concord Christian 1-8

Girls’ Tennis

Portmouth 8, Pembroke 1

Key players: Pembroke – Lily Russell and Kaylie Reynolds (9-7 win at No. 3 doubles)

Coach’s quote: “Lily and Kaylie played their best match of the season.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: Portmouth 8-2; Pembroke 1-10

Boys’ Track

John Stark 97, Bow 74,
St. Thomas 5

Key players: John Stark – Rio Calle (1st 400, 1st long jump, 2nd 200), Logan Montgomery (1st 100), Eli Lemire (1st 800), Joel Douzanis (1st shot put), Alex Descoteau (1st discus), Owen Dion (1st javelin), Josh Smith (1st high jump), Rory Magoon (2nd shot put, 3rd discus, 4th javelin), Cole Biagiotti (2nd discus, 3rd shot put), Shane Lacroix (2nd high jump), Ethan Veilleux (2nd long jump), Alex Keirstead (2nd 800), Gavin Arel (2nd 1,600), Evan Furness (2nd 110 hurdles, 4th 300 hurdles); Bow – Collin Atwell (1st 110 hurdles, 2nd 300 hurdles, 4th 100), Kody McCranie (1st 200, 2nd 100), Eli Wilkening (1st 300 hurdles, 3rd 200), Charlie Garland (1st triple jump, 4th long jump), Aiden Ciminesi (1st 1,600), Sean Nicholls (2nd javelin, 4th discus), Jonathan Gancarz (2nd 400), Jack Kohl (2nd triple jump, 3rd 300 hurdles), 4x100 (1st), 4x400 (1st)

Highlights: The Generals scored 57 of their 97 points in the field events to win their senior meet on their home track.

Girls’ Track

John Stark 98, Bow 60,
St. Thomas 22

Key players: John Stark – Ayris Beliveau (1st 100 hurdles, 1st 300 hurdles), Jenna Sinclair (1st javelin, 2nd 100, 4th high jump), Bree Lemire (1st 200, 3rd 100), McKenna Whittier (1st discus, 3rd javelin), Elsa Winther (1st 800), Anna Chasse (1st 1,600), Becca Mussey (2nd discus, 2nd javelin), Reaghan Lamothe (2nd 400, 2nd triple jump), Izabel Korbet (2nd 100 hurdles, 4th 400), Rylee Barnard (2nd 800), Kayla Barriere (2nd 1,600), Elsa Westfahl (2nd 300 hurdles, 3rd 100 hurdles), 4x400 (1st); Bow – Charlotte Larochelle (1st 100, 1st long jump), Gwen Barrieau (1st triple jump, 2nd long jump), Sabrina Bernard (1st shot put, 3rd high jump), Camden Wilson (1st high jump), Jess Birnbaum (2nd 200, 3rd triple jump), Madison Pfister (2nd high jump), 4x100 (1st)

Highlights: The Generals won eight of 16 events to win their senior meet on their home track.