Saturday’s high schools: Hockey, indoor track, wrestling and basketball results

Bow captain Billy Smethurst (6) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal on the power play during a hockey game against Keene at Everett Arena on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Bow won the game 2-1. Chip Griffin / Photos By Chip

Bow captain Billy Smethurst (6) celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal on the power play during a hockey game against Keene at Everett Arena on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Bow won the game 2-1. Chip Griffin / Photos By Chip Chip Griffin—Chip Griffin

Published: 12-17-2023 12:40 PM

Boys’ Hockey

Bow 2, Keene 1

Key players: Bow – Landon Wescott (goal), Billy Smethurst (goal), Mason Marquis (27 saves)

Highlights: Captain Smethurst scored the game-winning goal on the power play to lift the Falcons to their first victory of the season.

Records: Bow 1-1; Keene 0-2

Concord 6, Trinity 2

Key players: Concord – Cam Chandonnet (2 goals), Chad Lariviere (3 assists), Cam Roy (goal, 2 assists), Jack Shoemaker (goal), Rowan Arndt (goal), Jaden Haas (goal), Luukas Mayer (13 saves)

Highlights: The Tide led 2-1 after the first period, but broke the game open with three goals in the second period to take a 5-2 lead.

Coach’s quote: “We didn’t play our best tonight, but got the win. We need to continue to work hard and get better.” – Concord’s Duncan Walsh

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Records: Concord 2-0; Trinity 0-2

Somersworth/Coe-Brown 6, Timberlane 2

Key players: Somersworth/Coe-Brown – Aidan Tibbetts (goal, assist), Matt Bayko (goal, assist), Giovanni Green (goal, assist), Tully Keefe (goal), AJ Kozlowski (goal), Mateo Damren (goal), Patrick Norris (assist), Landon Midwood (assist), Chris Matthews (assist), James Sawyer (assist), Caleb Jobin (12 saves)

Highlights: The Bearcats bounced back after getting shut out in their season opener earlier this week.

Records: Somersworth/Coe-Brown 2-0; Timberlane 0-2

Pembroke-Campbell 2, John Stark-Hopkinton/H-D 1

Key players: PAC – Alex Hanson (goal, assist), Cam Plumb (goal); JSHHD – Tim Sommer (30 saves), Trey Travers (goal)

Highlights: PAC outshot the General Hawks 32-20 to come away with a narrow victory. 

Coach’s quote: “I would like to see more shots on net and crashing the net. But Tim Sommers was great in net for John Stark-Hopkinton.” – PAC’s Marc Noel

Records: PAC 2-0; JSHHD 0-2

Kingswood 3, Kearsarge-Plymouth 2

Key players: Kearsarge-Plymouth – Nolan Fullerton (goal), Jack Swanson (goal)

Records: Kingswood 2-1; Kearsarge-Plymouth 1-2

Girls’ Hockey

Bishop Guertin 6, Concord 5, OT

Key players: BG – Gracie Menicci (2 goals);Concord – Kaylee Dellolacono (30 saves)

Highlights: Menicci scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift the Cardinals to the victory.

Coach’s quote: “I’m proud of the effort we put in today. We got down early, but battled back hard. Unfortunately, we got a bad bounce with a penalty in overtime for BG to win it. Our goalie played great in net all game.” – Concord’s Kate Billings

Records: BG 1-0; Concord 0-2

Boys’ Indoor Track 

John Stark 2nd, Merrimack Valley 3rd, Concord 4th, Bishop Brady 6th, Belmont 7th, Pembroke 9th

Key players: John Stark – Logan Montgomery (1st 300 in 38.49, 5th high jump), Rio Calle (1st long jump in 20-4.75, 4th high jump), Joel Douzanis (1st shot put at 40-8), Sam Kinsey Turner (1st high jump at 6-1), Eli Lemire (1st 1,500 in 4:28), Rory Magoon (2nd shot put), Austin Patenaude (4th 1,500); MV – Mychal Reynolds (1st 55 hurdles in 8.92, 1st 600 in 1:32), Ben Geoffrey (4th 600), Nathan Bain (5th 600), Brayden Laroche (4th 55 hurdles), 4x400 (1st), 4x200 (4th); Concord – Josiah Conley (1st 3,000 in 9:04), Connor McGahan (2nd 55 hurdles), Jackson Borkush (4th 55 dash), Deagan Hines (5th 300), Tim Fahnbulleh (6th 55 dash), Joshua Turant and Carter Cutrer (tied 6th high jump), 4x200 (1st), 4x400 (5th); Bishop Brady – Josh Gentchos (1st 55 dash in 6.69, 4th 300), Alan Yap (2nd 300, 5th 55 dash); Belmont – Damien Sanborn (3rd 55 dash, 3rd 300), David Tripp (5th 55 hurdles), Hunter Erlick (6th shot put), 4x200 (3rd); Pembroke – Zachery Heichlinger (3rd shot put), Merric Harrington (4th shot put), Hayden Petersons (5th 1,000)

Highlights: The Generals won five of 12 events and swept the field event titles to finish second out of 18 teams in a season-opening meet at Plymouth State. MV’s Reynolds scored the most points of any local athlete, winning two events and also running a leg on the winning 4x400 relay. Windham topped the standings with 83 points, followed by John Stark (68), MV (44), Concord (38), Manchester Central (27), Bishop Brady (24) and Belmont (21) rounding out the top seven. Pembroke scored 12 points, while Franklin and Winnisquam competed, but did not score.

Coe-Brown 5th

Key players: Coe-Brown – Max Lemay (2nd 1,500), Elias Warner (2nd shot put), Cameron Lee (4th 55 hurdles), Quinn Froburg (4th 3,000), Ben Jobin (5th 3,000), Dylan Plowman (6th 3,000), Bryce Sartin (5th high jump, 6th long jump), Luc Kerouac (6th high jump), Thomas Small (6th shot put), 4x400 (4th), 4x200 (5th)

Highlights: The Bears finished fifth out of 10 teams in their season-opening meet at Plymouth State. Merrimack (74 points) narrowly bested Hollis-Brookline (70), while Nashua North (60), Alvirne (56) and Coe-Brown (38) rounded out the top five.

Bow 7th

Key players: Bow – Alden Betterley (1st 1,500 in 4:31), Owen Miller (4th 1,000), Thomas Sargent (6th 1,500), Sean Nicholls (6th shot put), 4x200 (6th), 4x400 (6th)

Highlights: The D-II Falcons finished seventh out of 10 teams in a season-opening meet at Phillips Exeter. Host Phillips Exeter won with 117 points, while Pelham (59), Salem (50), Oyster River (48) and Dover (36) rounded out the top five. Bow scored 18 points.

Girls’ Indoor Track

Concord 1st, Belmont 4th, John Stark 7th, Merrimack Valley tied 11th, Winnisquam tied 11th, Pembroke 13th

Key players: Concord – Morgan Doherty (1st 55 hurdles in 9.37, 2nd long jump), Madeline Muller (1st 600 in 1:48), Ella Goulas (1st high jump at 5-2, 3rd 600), Ayva Mullen (2nd shot put, 3rd long jump, 4th 55 dash), Kelley Mikelson (2nd high jump, 4th long jump), Madeleine Short (3rd 1,000), Quinn Doherty (4th 600), Ballay Conteh (5th 300), Deborah Nishimwe (6th shot put), Clover Doperalski (6th 1,500), Allyse Brien (6th high jump), 4x400 (1st), 4x200 (1st); Belmont – Adeline Takantjas (3rd 55 hurdles), Emilie Defrancesco (5th 1,000), Ava Lacasse (5th 55 dash), Hannah Young (6th 55 dash), Jaelyn Nialetz (6th 300), 4x400 (2nd), 4x200 (2nd); John Stark – Kayla Barriere (3rd 3,000), Rylee Barnard (3rd 1,500), Anna Chasse (4th 1,500), 4x400 (3rd); MV – Sydney Spack (3rd 600), Madison Geddes (5th 600); Winnisquam – Victoria Kelly (4th 55 hurdles, 5th high jump), 4x200 (5th); Pembroke – 4x200 (6th)

Highlights: The Crimson Tide won five of 12 events and swept the relays to win an 18-team season-opening meet at Plymouth State. Concord easily won with 109 points, while Windham (59), Gilford (29), Belmont (28), Mascenic (26), Kingswood (23) and John Stark (22) rounded out the top seven. MV and Winnisquam both scored eight points, while Pembroke had one. Bishop Brady and Franklin competed, but did not score.

Bow tied 5th

Key players: Bow – Charlotte Larochelle (2nd long jump, 4th 55 dash, 5th 300), Camden Wilson (3rd high jump), Mackenzie Szczepanik (4th high jump), Sabrina Bernard (5th shot put, 6th high jump), Julia Hou (5th 3,000), Hannah Pawlowski (5th 1,000), Lexi Insana (5th 600), Charlotte Weiss (6th shot put), Emily Fauteux (6th 55 hurdles), 4x200 (4th), 4x400 (4th)

Highlights:  The Falcons finished in the middle of the pack in a season-opening meet at Phillips Exeter Academy. Dover and Oyster River tied for the team victory with 70 points each, while Salem (65), Phillips Exeter (58), Newmarket (43) and Bow (43) were also in the top six.

Coe-Brown 4th

Key players: Coe-Brown – Bristol Shirland (1st 55 hurdles in 9.60), Isabelle Grenier (2nd shot put), Shannon Ross (3rd long jump), Montana Spead (4th high jump, 6th 55 hurdles), Maggie Escabi (5th 300), Delaney Manning (5th 55 hurdles, 5th long jump, tied 5th high jump), Samantha Perron (6th 600), 4x200 (3rd), 4x400 (5th)

Highlights: The Bears finished fourth out of 10 teams in a season-opening meet at Plymouth State. Nashua North (106 points) dominated the meet, followed by Sanborn (47), Hollis-Brookline (46), Coe-Brown (45.5) and Merrimack (41.5).

Wrestling

John Stark 3rd, Bow 4th at Nor’Easter Invitational

Key players: John Stark – Lukas Boulanger (2nd 215), Alex Descoteau (3rd 190), Lyncoln Jablonski (4th 113), Brayden Menard (5th 138), Caleb Hauptman (5th 126), Deltyn Williams (5th 175), Stephen Johnston (5th 165), Isaac Coker (5th 285), Sean Crean (6th 120); Bow – Adler Moura (1st 120), Jackson Hall (1st 215), Ben McDowell (2nd 165), Joe McDowell (2nd 175), Jaron Todisco Coulon (3rd 113), Hopkinton – Nolan Linstad (5th 144)

Highlights:  Moura won three matches by pin to claim the 120-pound title and Hall did the same at 215 to lead the Falcons, but the Generals placed more wrestlers in the top six to take third place as a team at the 22-team Nor’Easter Invitational hosted by Hollis-Brookline. Bedford (199.5 points), Pinkerton (179), John Stark (150), Bow (141) and Bishop Guertin (132) were the top five team scores. D-III John Stark and Bow both beat a handful of D-I teams.

Kearsarge 14th at Londonderry Holiday Tournament

Key players: Kearsarge – Brodie Malynowski (2-2 at 190), Cole Giberson (2-2 at 215), Colin Croto (2-2 at 132)

Highlights: The Cougars finished 14th out of 20 teams at the Londonderry Holiday Tournament against teams from all three NHIAA divisions and out-of-state programs. Sanford, Maine (199.5 points), Andover, Mass. (165.5) and Souhegan (164.5) were the top three teams. Kearsarge scored 31 points.

Concord 58, Winnisquam 18
Concord 40, Exeter 6
Concord 64, Kingwood 6
Concord 42, Massabesic (Maine) 28

Highlights: The Crimson Tide dominated its Super Quad meet on its home mats to remain undefeated in duals.

Records: Concord 6-0

Girls’ Basketball

Lin-Wood 44, Franklin 39

Key players: Franklin – Kourtney Kaplan (17 points), Sage Slocum (14 points), Savaughna Slocum (8 points)

Highlights: The Slocum sisters stepped up and scored some clutch points and grabbed key boards with big Lily Cornell not available for this game.

Coach’s quote:  “The girls are young and still need to be able to handle pressure situations in games.” – Franklin’s Mark Dionne

Records: Lin-Wood 1-4; Franklin 1-3

Boys’ Basketball

Woodsville 65, Concord Christian 37

Key players: Concord Christian – Isaac Bowers (19 points), Isaac Kirby (8 points)

Highlights: The shorthanded Kingsmen trailed 33-23 at halftime and the defending champion Engineers extended their lead to 47-27 heading into the fourth.

Coach’s quote:  “We were missing our starting point guard, but the boys came out and played tough against one of the top teams and top coaches in our league. Hats off to Woodsville. They were the better team tonight.” – Concord Christian’s Greg Farland

Records: Woodsville 3-0; Concord Christian 1-3