High schools: Friday and Saturday results

Bow’s Cara Van Dyke (left) hands off to teammate Camden Wilson (right) during the 4x100-meter relay at Bow High School on Saturday. Bow won the relay in a season-best time of 53.01 seconds and went on to defeat Pembroke and Kingswood in the tri-meet.

Bow’s Cara Van Dyke (left) hands off to teammate Camden Wilson (right) during the 4x100-meter relay at Bow High School on Saturday. Bow won the relay in a season-best time of 53.01 seconds and went on to defeat Pembroke and Kingswood in the tri-meet. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Bow’s Julia Hou leads the way during the girls’ 1,600-meter race in a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. Hou won the 1,600, triple jump, pole vault and ran on the winning 4x400 relay to help lead the Falcons to a victory over Pembroke and Kingswood.

Bow’s Julia Hou leads the way during the girls’ 1,600-meter race in a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. Hou won the 1,600, triple jump, pole vault and ran on the winning 4x400 relay to help lead the Falcons to a victory over Pembroke and Kingswood. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Bow’s Ben McDowell clears 13 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault during a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. McDowell won the event and is currently the top-ranked vaulter in the state.

Bow’s Ben McDowell clears 13 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault during a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. McDowell won the event and is currently the top-ranked vaulter in the state. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Bow’s Camden Wilson (second from left), and Pembroke’s Jasmine Blake (center) and Teagan Nyhan (second from right) compete in the 100-meter dash during a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. Wilson finished second the 100 and 200, and won the high jump to help lead the Falcons to a win over Pembroke and Kingswood.

Bow’s Camden Wilson (second from left), and Pembroke’s Jasmine Blake (center) and Teagan Nyhan (second from right) compete in the 100-meter dash during a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. Wilson finished second the 100 and 200, and won the high jump to help lead the Falcons to a win over Pembroke and Kingswood. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Pembroke’s Brandon Lurvey throws the javelin during a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. Lurvey won the event with a throw of 130 feet, 4 inches.

Pembroke’s Brandon Lurvey throws the javelin during a track meet at Bow High School on Saturday. Lurvey won the event with a throw of 130 feet, 4 inches. RICH MIYARA / NH Sports Photography

Published: 05-05-2024 3:30 PM

Girls’ Track

Bow 134, Kingswood 24, Pembroke 15

Key players: Bow – Julia Hou (1st 1,600, 1st pole vault, 1st triple jump), Hannah Pawlowski (1st 400, 1st javelin), Camden Wilson (1st high jump, 2nd 100, 2nd 200), Charlotte Weiss (1st discus, 2nd javelin, 3rd shot put), Madison Pfister (1st 800, 2nd high jump), Cara Van Dyke (1st 200, 3rd 100), Sabrina Bernard (1st shot put, 4th javelin, 4th 400), Charlotte Larochelle (1st long jump, 4th 100), Gwen Barrieau (2nd long jump, 2nd triple jump), Lena Thompson (2nd 800, 2nd 1,600), Samantha Hueber (2nd shot put, 2nd discus), Emily Fauteux (2nd 300 hurdles, 3rd 100 hurdles), 4x100 (1st), 4x400 (1st), 4x800 (1st); Pembroke – Alexis Brown (2nd 100 hurdles, 4th 300 hurdles), Madison McAlpine (3rd javelin), Jasmine Blake (3rd high jump), Ty Valley (3rd triple jump)

Highlights: The Falcons won 13 of 17 events, including all three relays and three individual victories from Hou, leading Bow to a win in a tri-meet on its home track.

Boys’ Track

Bow 107.5, Pembroke 40, Kingswood 38.5

Key players: Bow – Kody McCranie (1st 100, 1st 200), Alden Betterley (1st 400, 1st 1,600), Sean Nicholls (1st shot put, 2nd discus, 3rd javelin), Wyatt Worcester (1st 3,200, 3rd 1,600), Thomas Sargent (1st 800, 4th 3,200), Ben McDowell (1st pole vault), Eli Wilkening (1st 300 hurdles), Joe McDowell (2nd pole vault, 3rd discus), Owen Boullion (2nd 100, 3rd 200, 4th shot put), Gavin Buxton (2nd 200, 3rd 100), 4x100 (1st), 4x400 (1st); Pembroke – Brandon Lurvey (1st javelin, 4th 400), Dylan Hawkins (1st 100 hurdles, 2nd 300 hurdles), Zachery Heichlinger (1st discus, 4th javelin), Gavin Currier (1st triple jump), Merric Harrington (2nd shot put, 2nd javelin), Caleb Saturley (2nd 3,200), Hayden Petersons (2nd triple jump, 3rd 800, 4th 1,600)

Highlights: The Falcons won 11 of 18 events to win a tri-meet on their home track.

Baseball

Keene 11, Concord 4

Key players: Concord – Trevor Craigue (2 hits, RBI), Mitch Coffey (2 hits, RBI), Alex Turant (hit, run, RBI), Brett McDonough (hit, run), Kaelen Williams (hit, run), Matt Jenness (hit, RBI), Alex Lewis (1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K)

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Highlights: Keene scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning. Concord answered with two in the top of the third on back-to-back doubles by Turant and Coffey. Keene scored two more in the bottom of the third to go up 7-2 and added three more in the fifth to put the game out of reached. The Tide scored two more in the top of the sixth off a fielder’s choice and a Matt Jenness RBI single.

Coach’s quote: “Lost to a very good Keene team. We had some opportunities but could not cash in. We will keep working hard and get ready for next week.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Keene 8-3; Concord 4-8

Bow 16, Oyster River 3

Key players: Bow – Brady Lover (4 hits, 4 runs, 2 RBIs), Jake Reardon (3 hits, 2 runs, RBI), Colby Smith (3 hits, 2 runs, 2 RBIs), Peyton Larrabee (2 IP, 4 R, 2 H), Dillan Abbate (win, 3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 BB, 3 K)

Highlights: The Falcons scored four runs in the third to take a 5-4 lead and plated 10 more runs in the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “The entire lineup contributed today. The team took the challenge, trusted some new hitting drills this week and reaped the benefits today. A great win to end a tough four-game week. Excited to see the second half of the season.” – Bow’s Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 7-3; Oyster River 4-4

Bow 8, Pelham 5

Key players: Bow – Colby Smith (2 hits), Brady Lover (2 hits, RBI) Dillan Abbate (2 hits, RBI), Nate Kiah (win, 4 IP, 3 runs, 4 strikeouts), Owen Webber (RBI), Sean Guerrette (RBI), Jake Reardon (RBI), Clayton Nadzan (RBI)

Highlights: The Falcons scored in all but one inning in Friday evening’s win.

Coach’s quote: “We did make some improvements over our last two outings, taking advantage of the six walks and four hit batters with some timely hitting. It was exciting to see (freshman) Clayton in his first varsity game collect a solid RBI single.” – Bow’s Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 6-3; Pelham 6-4

Coe-Brown 5, Pembroke 4

Key players: Coe-Brown – Joey Bush (6 IP, 0 ER, 5 K), Braden Burt (1-for-1, game-winning RBI), Mike Flanagan (double, 2 RBIs)

Highlights: Coe-Brown scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to a pinch hit by Burt.

Coach’s quote: “Boys stuck with it and never gave up. We still have so much to work on.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

Records: Coe-Brown 3-7; Pembroke 3-6

John Stark 10, St. Thomas 2

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (7 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 17 K; 3-5, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 3 stolen bases), Aiden Harris (1-for-2, 2 walks, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; defense at catcher), Aidan Williams (3 RBIs), Travis Lisofsky (2 RBIs), Parker LaClair (1-for-1, RBI, stolen base, walk)

Highlights: The Generals played with a lot of energy and passion, backed by Paolicelli’s outstanding performance on the mound and at the plate to move to 9-0.

Coach’s quote: “Big win today. St. Thomas is legit and the preseason No. 1, so we knew it would be a battle. Anthony was incredible today and was able to get some redemption vs the team that eliminated us from the playoffs last season.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 9-0; St. Thomas 6-3

Oyster River 14
Merrimack Valley 3

Key players: MV – Seth Norris (1 IP, 0 R), Reece Clermont (2-for-2)

Highlights: The Pride fell at home to the Bobcats on Friday.

Coach’s quote: “Definitely not our day. Oyster River came out swinging and didn’t stop.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: Oyster River 4-3; MV 6-2

Belmont 6, Newfound 4

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (win 2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, struck out 6 of 7 batters; 2-for-3, RBI, run), Wyatt Divers (2-for-3, RBI, run; 4.2 IP, 5 H, 1 ER; 1-for-4, RBI), Jaxson Embree (2-for-4, run), Keegan Martinez (1-for-1, RBI, run)

Highlights: The Raiders scored four runs in the first inning on Thursday but gave up four in the fifth before the game was suspended due to rain and field conditions. The game resumed on Saturday morning, and Underhill dominated on the mound and Martinez singled with two outs, eventually scoring the game-winning run on a Hutch Haskins RBI single.

Coach’s quote: “We were a little flat on Thursday but came off the bus with a lot of energy this morning. Anakin dominated on the mound, and our offense did what they had to do to secure the win. It’s always nice to earn a win against a good team, and Newfound is just that.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 5-1; Newfound 2-5

Bishop Brady 8
Fall Mountain 7

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kolt Gaudreault (win, 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 6 K, 6 H), Max Guerra (2 hits, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases, RBI), Andy Hunton (3 hits, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, run), Luke Bedard (hit, RBI, stolen base), Dan Shedd (2 doubles, 2 RBIs, run), Ryan Bossch (double, RBI, run)

Highlights: The Wildcats scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 4-1 lead, but Brady took the lead in the fifth on a two-run double by Shedd and an RBI single by Aiden Boule. The Giants scored two more in the sixth to go up 8-4 before Fall Mountain answered with two runs in the bottom of the sixth and had another in the seventh. Bedard threw a strikeout for the game’s final out to end the comeback.

Coach’s quote: “Great come-from-behind road victory against a good team. We had a rough inning in the bottom of the second to go down 4-1, but we kept battling all day long and got a great relief outing from Kolt. Really proud of the guys today for a gutsy win on the road.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 4-2; Fall Mtn. 5-2

Softball

Concord 4, Keene 0

Key players: Concord – Maddy Wachter (7 IP, 5 H, 13 K; sacrifice fly, RBI), Tess Bolduc (2-run double), Andie Moreira (2-for-3), Maggie Taylor (hit, run, stolen base), Alison Dupuis (hit), Avery MacDonald (hit, run)

Highlights: Tide scored all four runs in the third inning, highlighted by Bolduc’s two-run double. Delaney Duford had the defensive play of the game on a tough foul ball behind home plate.

Coach’s quote: “Good three-win week for Tide softball. Maddy was tough with runners on base and some timely hits, bases loaded, a walk and sac fly was enough to defeat a Keene team who plays better than their record.” – Concord’s Duke Sawyer

Records: Concord 9-1; Keene 4-6

Coe-Brown 17, Pembroke 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jayden Porter (win, 3-hit shutout), Kylie Bieniek (3-for-3, HR, 3 RBIs), Bella Pelletier (4-for-4, 3 RBIs), Annie Jerome (4-for-4, triple, 2 RBIs), Saere McGuinness (two-run double)

Coach’s quote: “The girls are having fun and making good adjustments. The entire line up is hitting the ball hard.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Allis

Records: Coe-Brown 9-1; Pembroke 1-7

Oyster River 8
Merrimack Valley 5

Key players: MV – Kayla Smith (7 IP; 3-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBIs), Caydence Allberg (1-for-3), Addy Allen (1-for-3)

Highlights: Smith pitched a complete game and smacked two balls over the fence to keep the Pride in the game against undefeated Oyster River.

Coach’s quote: “We made very good contact today, led by Smitty’s 3-for-4 day including two homers versus undefeated Oyster River. Another four-game week ahead of us. … We will be ready to compete.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: Oyster River 8-0; MV 3-6

Hillsboro-Deering 5
Fall Mountain 4

Key players: H-D – Cadence Smead (13 K), Morgan Dean (2 triples), Skyla Auger (triple), Claire Doyle (game-winning run)

Highlights: The Hillcats won their first game of the season.

Coach’s quote: “Great comeback win after falling behind. Good defense behind an excellent pitching performance by Smead.” – H-D’s Allan Kingsbury

Records: H-D 1-5; Fall Mtn. 2-5

Hopinton 8, Belmont 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (7 IP, 7 K, 2 H), Annie Morrall (defense), Kinley St. Cyr (defense), Aurelia Salce (defense at 3B, 3 putouts)

Coach’s quote: “Each game we have improved on defense. Players seem more comfortable with the position they are being asked to play. Now we can start to focus on the finer details of the game as we head into the second half of the season.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 2-4; Belmont 4-4

Boys’ Lacrosse

Merr. Valley 6, ConVal 3

Key players: MV – Michael Kingsbury (8 saves on 11 shots), Carter Lankhorst (11-for-13 faceoffs), Matt Lauren (3 goals), Conner Hanoson (goal, assist), Colin Reardon (goal, assist), Mike Heine (goal), Brayden Hussey (assist)

Highlights: The Pride played solid defense and transitioned well, allowing MV to set up its offense and get creative.

Coach’s quote: “Playing back-to-back games is never easy, and these guys showed up both (games). There is a lot of lacrosse left this season, and I am excited to see what these boys can do.” – MV’s Sean Gill

Records: MV 4-2; ConVal 0-4

Pelham 9, Bow 6

Key players: Bow – Brad Ekstrom (15 saves), Gavin McCabe (3 goals), Sam Bennet (goal, assist), Ryan McCabe (goal, assist), Brodie O’Neil (goal), Billy Smethurst (assist)

Highlights: The Falcons led by a goal at the half and held a one-goal lead for most of the third quarter, but the Pythons outscored Bow in the final frame to secure the win.

Coach’s quote: “Players win games and coaches lose them. Credit to the Pelham players for showing up and executing between the lines today. As coaches, we’ll reflect on areas for improvement. We lost our process for stretches today and took too many penalties.” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Pelham 6-0; Bow 5-2

Hopkinton 9, Coe-Brown 8

Key players: Hopkinton – Patty Buss (2 goals, 3 assists), Shane Smith (3 goals), Harrison Wilson (2 goals, assist), Merrick Chapin (goal, 2 assists), Ozzie Rosenholm (20-for-21 faceoffs, 17 ground balls), Avery Condon (6 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers), Brayden Crawford (assist, 4 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers), Cam Bassett (assist, 3 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (13 saves, .619 save %); Coe-Brown – Sam Frye (3 goals), Ryan Rodler (3 goals), Joseph Fenton (goal, 2 assists), Tully Keefe (goal, assist), Ryan Matson (2 assists)

Highlights: The Bears took an early 2-0 lead, but the Hawks responded in kind and led 4-2 at half. Coe-Brown came out hot in the second half and took the lead back, making it 7-5 headed into the fourth and held the lead at 8-6 with just 4:02 left in regulation. Hopkinton eked out the win with a barrage of late scoring.

Coach’s quote: “We worked hard today and excelled in many respects, but turned the ball over way too much. The guys stuck with it and made some key adjustments, allowing us to halt (Coe-Brown’s) offense and create our own. I am proud of our perseverance and the way we played as a team.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 7-1; Coe-Brown 5-3

Girls’ Lacrosse

Souhegan 15, Concord 5

Key players: Concord – Sofia Payne (2 goals), Sarah Leuci (goal), Ava Philbrook (goal), Sydney Brown (goal), Grace Smith (goal), Leahd Foulds (defense), Charlotte Dill (defense), Anya Kendzioas (defense), Emelia Raimo (defense), Lexi Magee (defense), Gracen Arndt (defense), Abby Poddle (9 saves)

Highlights: It was 3-2 Souhegan at the end of the first quarter, but for the next 24 minutes the Sabers shut out the Tide while scoring 11 goals of their own.

Coach’s quote: “Ball possession is key in this game, and unfortunately for us, Souhegan controlled the ball for most of the game. Despite the score, our defense played well throughout the game.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Souhegan 6-3; Concord 1-8

Coe-Brown 20, Milford 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Alexis Muse (6 saves), Fae Johnson (5 goals, assist), Carolyn Clawson (3 goals, 2 assists), Olivia Frost (2 goals, assist), Ady Moynihan (2 goals)

Coach’s quote: “The team was really excited to get a win today on their home field. We are looking forward to carrying this momentum into next week’s game against Laconia.” – Coe-Brown’s Kristen Cimino

Records: Coe-Brown 3-5; Milford 0-6

Hopkinton 20
Bishop Brady 3

Key players: Hopkinton – Sarah Chodosh (5 goals, assist, draw control, 2 ground balls), Sydney Westover (3 goals, 2 assists, 10 draw controls, caused turnover, 3 ground balls), Autumn Meier (2 goals, 2 assists, draw control), Maeve Owens (2 goals, assist, 3 ground balls), Marcella Guadagno (2 goals, assist), Avery Chase (2 goals, 2 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers, 3 ground balls), Lia Chapin (2 goals, draw control, 2 ground balls), Lilly Chodosh (goal), Ryan Barrett (first varsity goal), Lucy Beardmore (first varsity goal), Helen Yeaton (draw control, 2 caused turnovers, 4 ground balls, defense), Rylee Magnin (defense), Hallee Schoch (7 saves)

Highlights: The Hawks were able to control the game early and had 10 different players involved in the scoring.

Coach’s quote: “Sarah Chodosh really took control and led the offense today. The defense had a strong showing with standout play by Helen Yeaton and Rylee Magnin.” – Hopkinton’s Bob Brown

Records: Hopkinton 6-2; Bishop Brady 0-7

Kearsarge 17, Milford 4

Key players: Kearsarge – Ociee Ilg (5 goals, ground ball control, midfield presence), Addy Rossi (3 goals, 2 assists), Adara Boucher (2 goals, 3 assists), Leah Reeve (2 goals), Siena Loomis (goal), Chloe Dube (goal), Meadow Chase (goal), Ella Dumais (goal, assists, 6 ground balls), Tori Wooten (goal, defense), Graycee Foster (defense), Stella Syvertsen (10 saves)

Highlights: The Cougars led 13-2 at halftime and maintained that lead in the second half.

Coach’s quote: “Kearsarge played well today, and Milford worked hard to stay in the game. Lots of caused turnovers, great transitions and respect for the opponent.” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: Kearsarge 2-5; Milford 0-6

Boys’ Tennis

Kearsarge 9, Profile 0
Plymouth 6, Kearsarge 3

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

Highlights: The Cougars shut out the Patriots on Friday but lost their first match of the season to the Bobcats in a rematch of the last two Division III championships. Plymouth had a 4-2 lead through singles.

Records: Plymouth 8-0; Kearsarge 8-1; Profile 4-2

Girls’ Tennis

Winnacunnet 6, Bow 3

Key players: Bow – Lilly Gula (8-4 win at No. 6), Gula/Katie McCabe (8-4 win at No. 2 doubles), Makaylie Laws (8-1 win at No. 5)

Highlights: Wins by Laws and Gula kept Bow alive heading into doubles, before Winnacunnet won two of three to clinch the win.

Coach’s quote: “We are starting to play all the top teams in our division, and I thought we had some positive showings. The doubles win by Gula and McCabe was their best win of the season.” – Bow’s Steve Langevin

Records: Winnacunnet 8-1; Bow 6-1

Pembroke 8, Goffstown 1

Key players: Pembroke – Emma Settles (8-4 win at No. 2), Lily Russell (8-4 win at No. 3), Riley Caron (8-4 win at No. 4), Jililan French (8-3 win at No. 5), Mya Vale (8-0 win at No. 6), Autumn LaGrenade/Settles (8-3 at No. 1 doubles), Caron/French (8-2 win at No. 2 doubles), Russell/Vale (8-2 win at No. 3 doubles)

Coach’s quote: “This was our first win of the season, and all the girls played well down the ladder. I am seeing improvement in all the girls on the team.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: Pembroke 1-7; Goffstown 0-4