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High schools: Bow hockey falls to Dover, 5-2

  • Bow's Brody Call (20) reaches out for a loose puck during a boys' hockey game at Everett Arena in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Bow lost to Dover, 5-2. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Bow's Andrew Pascarella (7) and goalie Jason Howe (34) defend against Dover's Trevor Gnall (6) during a boys' hockey game at Everett Arena in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Bow lost to Dover, 5-2. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Bow's Corey Shore (4) pushes down the ice flanked by two Dover players during a boys' hockey game at Everett Arena in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Bow lost to Dover, 5-2. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Bow's Jason Howe (34) makes a save during a boys' hockey game at Everett Arena in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Bow lost to Dover, 5-2. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Bow's Ryan Tobeler (14) moves the puck down the ice during a boys' hockey game at Everett Arena in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Bow lost to Dover, 5-2. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff

  • Bow's Ryan Tobeler (14) challenges Dover's David Beauregard (2) for the puck during a boys' hockey game at Everett Arena in Concord on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017. Bow lost to Dover, 5-2. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) Elizabeth Frantz—Monitor staff


Monitor staff
Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Bow High hockey team faced its toughest challenge yet when it welcomed Dover to Everett Arena on Saturday for a Division II tilt. The Green Wave jumped out early and put a win out of reach.

Bow, the defending champion, has a lot of new faces this season after losing more than half of its offensive production to graduation last year. Dover, meanwhile, looks to be improved from last season when the team exited the first round of the playoffs in a loss to Windham.

The Green Wave has opened its season with three straight wins, the latest a 5-2 decision over Bow (1-1) in Concord on Saturday.

Bow coach Tim Walsh said there were too many “mental breakdowns” by the Falcons when they had their sticks on the puck. Those mistakes led to scoring chances for Dover (3-0), and the Green Wave made the most of those opportunities.

Ryan Tobeler, a senior who has carried a heavy load for the offense through two games, was responsible for both of Bow’s goals.

After Dover jumped out to a 3-0 lead, Tobeler scored his first goal on a power play in the second period.

It didn’t take long for Dover to answer back, lighting the lamp with about 35 seconds left in the period and taking a three-goal lead into the third.

“That as deflating,” Walsh said. “Dover controlled play for most of the game.”

The season is still young and Bow has time to find its rhythm, but the December portion of the schedule moves by quickly. After the Falcons play at Keene on Wednesday and host Lebanon-Stevens on Friday, they won’t play a regular-season game again until Jan. 2 at St. Thomas.

“We’ve got to move on and get ready,” Walsh said. “There isn’t time for us to sit around. If we do, we could be looking at a 1-3 start here and it doesn’t slow down. I’m confident the kids will put the work in and do what they need to do to make the changes and get us where we need to be.”

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Concord 6, Exeter 1

Key players: Concord – Drew Livingston (3 goals, assist), Colin Kastle (goal, 3 assists), Cam Lariviere (4 assists), Liam O’Brien (goal, assist) Derek Kelleher (goal), Devin Philbrick (assist), Mike Stoddard (assist), Spencer Burgess (12 saves)

Highlights/key moments: The Tide started out slow, taking a 1-0 first-period lead and a 2-1 lead at the end of the second, but netted four goals in the third.

Coach’s quote: “We had a slow start but we came out in the third period and played well.” – Concord’s Dunc Walsh

Records: Concord 2-0; Exeter 1-2

John Stark-Hopkinton 9,
Pembroke-Campbell 1

Key players:Stark-Hopkinton – Noah Chapman (goal, 4 assists), Nolan Sauer (2 goals, 2 assists), Tyler Scordo (2 goals, assist), Brett Patnode (2 goals, assist), Benny Madden (goal, 2 assists), Paul Molnar (goal, assist), Jake Cole (assist) and Jameson Bourque (14 saves); Pembroke-Campbell – Jayden Lamy (goal), Mattieux Tremblay (26 saves), Adam Omundson (13 saves)

Highlights/key moments: The General Hawks came out strong in the first period, peppering the Pembroke-Campbell net with 26 shots. Scordo, Madden and Chapman tallied the three goals for Stark-Hopkinton in the first period. Patnode scored two goals to extend the lead to 5-0 before PAC scored a power-play goal to make it 5-1. Molnar and Scordo finished the scoring in the second period for a 7-1 General Hawks’ lead. Sauer scored the first two goals of his career in the third to round out the scoring in Friday night’s game.

Coach’s quote: “It was great to see our players come out flying tonight and getting the puck to the net. Scoring early has helped settle the nerves of our younger players. We’ve been getting good production out of our freshmen so far this year. Tonight they cashed in for four of the goals.” – John Stark-Hopkinton’s Denis Kolehmainen

Records: Stark-Hopkinton 2-0; Pembroke-Campbell 0-1

GIRLS’ HOCKEY

Exeter 7, Concord 0

Key players: Concord – Abby Corbett (24 saves)

Highlights/key moments: Corbett made 24 saves against one of the best programs in the state, but the Blue Hawks scored two goals in the first and second period and added three more in the third.

Coach’s quote: “The coaching staff believes the score was not indicative of how close the game truly was. Credit to Exeter, they played hard and capitalized on their chances. ... No matter the time or score, we continued to battle and showed that we have a work ethic that can allow us to compete with any team.” – Concord’s Patrick McDonough

Records: Exeter 2-0; Concord 1-1

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Pittsfield 59, Hinsdale 53

Key players: Pittsfield – Cam Darrah (25 points, 6 assists, 7 rebounds), Josh Whittier (13 points, 10 rebounds), Garrett Guerrero-Hadley (12 points)

Highlights/key moments: Pittsfield jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter before going ice cold and ending the half down, 36-24. Pittsfield trailed by as many as 16 with five minutes to go in the third. The Panthers went on an 18-2 run to end the third to go up, 44-42, after three. Missed opportunities allowed Hinsdale to stay in the game until the end.

Coach’s quote: “I was very happy the way this group responded after halftime. Down 16 on the road, it would have been easy to lay down, but they fought and worked though the adversity.” – Pittsfield’s Jay Darrah

Records: Pittsfield 3-0; Hinsdale 2-1

WRESTLING

Concord 77, Milford 0
Concord 68, Exeter 12
Concord 70, Massabesic (Maine) 9

Key players: Concord – Ghana Darjee (3 wins at 106), Jack Sargent (3 wins at 120), Ethan Comeau (3 wins at 126), Nicholas Bunch (3 wins at 138), Isaac Habimana (3 wins at 152), Isaac Gladey (3 wins at 170), Alex Buteau (3 wins at 220)

Highlights/key moments: The Tide only dropped four bouts in three matches to sweep a quad meet at home. Fifteen different wrestlers earned wins to help lead Concord to victory.

Records: Concord 5-0

BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK

Concord second, Merrimack Valley third, Belmont fourth at Plymouth State

Key players: Concord – Dalton Mutz (1st 55 dash in 6.76), Josh Adams (1st 600 in 1:36), Matt O’Brien (1st 1,000 in 2:47), Aidan O’Hern (1st 1,500 in 4:33), Jacob Nichol (1st 55 hurdles in 8.78), Colin Conery (2nd 1,000), Forest MacKenzie (2nd 3,000), Eli Boesch-Dining (3rd 3,000), Patrick Hall (3rd 300), 2nd-place 4x400 (Conery, Adam Dwight, Adams, O’Brien); MV – Camden Donovan (1st high jump at 6-0, 1st long jump in 18-10½), David Reynolds (2nd 1,500), Dylan Lessard (2nd 600, 2nd shot put), Matt Lyle (3rd 1,000), Matt Reynolds (3rd 1,500), Alex Kusnarowis (3rd shot put), 1st-place 4x400 (Lessard, Isaiah Shedd, Lyle, Christian Oglesby); Belmont – Hunter Dupuis (4th 55 dash), 2nd-place 4x200 (Lucas Mathieu, Marc Forgione Jr., Dupuis, Brandon Robichaud); Winnisquam – Andre Cormier (3rd high jump); Franklin – Christian Shepard (2nd high jump, 4th 55 hurdles)

Highlights/key moments: The Tide won five events and loaded up on points in the distance races, but Windham’s overall depth gave the Jaguars the win in a 12-team season-opening meet at Plymouth State. Windham (78) narrowly topped Concord (75) and MV (70) in the top three. Belmont (21), Manchester Central (14), Winnisquam (13), Franklin (8) and Manchester West (8) rounded out the scoring teams. Bishop Brady, Gilford and Laconia competed, but did not score.

Coach’s quote: “It was a great start for the boys. Jacob Nichol ran a personal record in the hurdles. Dalton (Mutz) looks to be in good shape. The distance crew continued their great year by dominating the distance events.” – Concord’s Hayden Daly

Pembroke at UNH morning meet

Key players: Pembroke – Josh Crandall (5th 3,000), Michael Newton (5th 55 hurdles),

Highlights/key moments: The Spartans (8 points) tied for sixth out of 11 teams. Tyler Serafin missed out on qualifying for the 55 dash finals by thousandths of a second. Oyster River (100), Sanborn (52) and Kingswood (48) were the top three teams.

Bow at UNH afternoon meet

Key players: Bow – Andrew Ralson (5th 300), 4x400 (5th)

Highlights/key moments: The Falcons (9 points) finished last in a nine-team meet against mostly D-I schools. Merrimack (76), Phillips Exeter (58) and Dover (40) were the top three teams.

GIRLS’ INDOOR TRACK

Merrimack Valley second, Concord fifth, Belmont sixth at Plymouth State

Key players: MV – Kaitlyn Covell (1st 55 hurdles in 9.71, 2nd 300), Theresa Irving (1st high jump at 4-10), Rebecca Williams (3rd 55 hurdles), Addie Hodge (3rd high jump, 3rd long jump), Elizabeth LaRoche (3rd shot put), 2nd-place (Covell, Nicole Considine, Hodge, Emma York); Concord – Sarah Waite (2nd 55 dash), Kat Jepson (2nd high jump), Sarah Zarakotas (3rd 1,000), 2nd-place 4x200 (Jaylon Ayan, Elizabeth Potter, Katelyn Jelley, Waite); Belmont – Alice Riley (1st 1,500 in 5:26, 2nd 3,000), Sana Syed (2nd 55 hurdles); Winnisquam – Faith Gosselin (2nd 1,500), Olivia Doubleday (2nd shot put); Gilford – Natalie Fraser (4th 55 dash, 5th 300), Madison Relf (4th 3,000); Laconia – Skyler Tautkus (3rd 55 dash, 4th 300); Bishop Brady – Anna Grafton (4th 1,000); Franklin – Sydney Ericson (9th 55 hurdles)

Highlights/key moments: Covell and Irving each won an event to lead the Pride to second place in a season-opening 12-team meet at Plymouth State. Windham (51.5) narrowly topped MV (48) for the team title. Manchester Central (39.5), Manchester West (39) and Concord (36) rounded out the top five. Belmont (26), Winnisquam (22), Gilford (13), Laconia (7) and Bishop Brady (3) rounded out sixth through 10th place. Franklin competed, but did not score.

Coach’s quote: “The girls had a lot of great performances. Sarah Waite is rounding into one of the top sprinters in the state. This year’s team has a great work ethic and we look forward to improvements each meet.” – Concord’s Hayden Daly

Pembroke at UNH morning meet

Key players: Pembroke – Kelsey Larson (3rd long jump), Julia Valotto (4th long jump), Stephanie Berube (5th 55 dash)

Highlights/key moments: The Spartans finished sixth out of 10 teams with 15 points. Sanborn (77) and Oyster River (74) were the top two teams.

Bow at UNH afternoon meet

Key players: Bow – Anna Lafreniere (3rd 55), 4x160 (4th)

Highlights/key moments: The Falcons (11 points) finished last in a nine-team meet against mostly D-I schools. Phillips Exeter (68), Merrimack (48) and Bishop Guertin (35) were the top three teams.

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Concord second, Bishop Brady third,
Bow fourth

Key players: Concord – Kevin Quinn (1st 100 butterfly and 100 back), Jay Blasko (1st 200 free, 2nd 100 free), Aaron Saffian (1st 200 IM), Ethan Case (2nd 200 free and 500 free); Bishop Brady – David Wei (1st 50 free, 1st 100 breast), Johann Klassen (2nd 100 back), Paul Cunningham (3rd 200 free), Colin Schreier (3rd 500 free); Bow – Ethan Rychwalski (2nd 100 butterfly)

Highlights/key moments: Quinn won two events and joined Blasko, Saffian and Case on the winning 400 freestyle relay and second-place 200 freestyle relay, but Portsmouth’s depth was enough to just barely win a season-opening meet on Friday hosted by Concord. The Clippers tallied 53 points while the Tide (49), Bishop Brady (36) and Bow (10) rounded out the team scores.

Coach’s quote: “It was great to see this team pull together and work to overcome its disadvantage in numbers. All four of the boys who were able to compete on Friday each walked away with impressive victories.” – Concord’s Bill Quinn

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Bow second, Concord third,
Bishop Brady fourth, Hopkinton fifth

Key players: Bow – Katie Jenkins (1st 200 free, 1st 100 butterfly), Sage Murphy (1st 100 breast, 2nd 200 IM), Amanda Sampo (2nd 100 free, 2nd 100 back), Dillon Hicks (2nd 500 free, 2nd 100 breast); Concord – Abi O’Brien (3rd 200 IM, 4th 100 free), Lexi Quinn (3rd 500 free, 4th 200 free); Bishop Brady – Emma Vargas (3rd 100 butterfly, 4th 50 free); Hopkinton – Sydney Stockwell (3rd 100 free, 3rd 100 back)

Highlights/key moments: Portsmouth’s sheer numbers gave the Clippers a big advantage and they used it to secure a victory in a five-team meet hosted by Concord on Friday. The Clippers (83 points) topped Bow (50), Concord (14), Bishop Brady (9) and Hopkinton (8). O’Brien and Quinn were responsible for all of Concord’s points and the duo joined Lily Fifield and Mary Moran on the second-place 400 free relay.

Coach’s quote: “These girls are new to the program and proved that they came to compete. Again, this team is very small. It is hard to compete against larger teams who can place multiple entries in every event.” – Concord’s Bill Quinn