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High schools: Bow hockey picks up 6-5 win over Spaulding


Monitor staff
Sunday, January 14, 2018

After hitting a four-game slide, the Bow High hockey team is pulling itself back up with a pair of wins in its last three games.

The latest was a 6-5 decision over Spaulding (1-5) on Saturday. Ben Tobeler scored the game-winner and helped set up his teammates with three assists. His older brother, Ryan, scored three goals and recorded a single assist, and Jake Milecarz led the game with six points on two goals and four assists.

Andy Pascarella provided a strong physical presence on the ice for the Falcons (3-5), and netminder Nate Carrier made 25 saves.

Coach Tim Walsh has noticed improvement since the start of the season for the defending champs, who lost a big chunk of its offensive production to graduation last year.

Nevertheless, Walsh said the Falcons still have a lot of work to do before they can compete again in the upper echelon of Division II. They’ll play Division I’s Bishop Brady on Monday at Everett Arena in Concord.

“We made enough plays to win but we have to be better if we expect to beat Brady on Monday and the better teams in our league,” he said.

BOYS’ HOCKEY

Salem 4, Bishop Brady 0

Key players: Brady – Nathaniel Pushee, Michael Kennison

Highlights/key moments: The Green Giants are back on the ice Monday when they face Bow of Division II.

Coach’s quote: “Boys played the best period of hockey this year in the second, attacking the net and getting multiple shots off. A short-handed goal early in the third deflated our energy.” – Brady’s Ed Seney

Records: Salem 3-3; Brady 1-5

John Stark-Hopkinton 8, Sanborn 3

Key players: Stark-Hopkinton: Brett Patnode (2 goals, 3 assists), Noah Chapman (2 goals, assist), Paul Molnar (goal, assist), Jake Cole (goal, assist), Benny Madden (goal), Cabot Lineberry (goal), Nolan Sauer (assist), Tyler Scordo (assist)

Highlights/key moments: The General Hawks took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission thanks to a pair of goals from Patnode. In a tight second period, both teams scored twice giving Stark-Hopkinton a 4-3 lead heading into the third. Stark-Hopkinton scored four unanswered goals in the third.

Coach’s quote: “We had some defensive zone breakdowns that Sanborn jumped on and cashed in. They played us tough for two periods until our depth wore them down. Conley made some great saves for Sanborn in the second period which kept it close.” – Stark-Hopkinton’s Denis Kolehmainen

Records: John Stark-Hopkinton 7-1; Sanborn 4-2

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Bow 51, Oyster River 24

Key players: Bow – Lauren Goyette (9 points), Erin Boldwin (9 points), Julia Landcastle (9 points), Kylie Murphy (8 rebounds), Sarah Martin (7 rebounds)

Highlights/key moments: Bow took a 8-2 lead in the first quarter held a 26-8 advantage at halftime.

Records: Bow 3-3; Oyster River 0-6

Kennett 55, John Stark 45

Key players: John Stark – Chelsea Woodsum (26 points)

Highlights/key moments: John Stark trailed 30-15 at halftime after a rough second quarter. The Generals mounted a comeback in the third, cutting Kennett’s lead to 55-45. Kennett made its foul shots in the end as John Stark took its third loss of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We need to play 30 to 32 minutes of good basketball, not 20 to 22 minutes.” – John Stark’s Bruce Johnson

Records: Kennett 5-1; John Stark 2-3

Mascoma 42, Franklin 37

Key players: Franklin – Hannah Hicks (15 points), Lauren Marsh (12 points)

Coach’s quote: “We played hard but just couldn’t get the lead as we trailed the whole way but never could get over the hump.” – Franklin’s JJ Winters

Records: Mascoma 3-5; Franklin 2-7

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

St. Thomas 60, Belmont 52

Key players: Belmont – Matt Pluskis (23 points, 6 rebounds), Dylan Gansert (13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists), Aidan Rupp (8 points)

Highlights/key moments: Belmont dealt with foul trouble for most of this game on Friday but stayed within striking distance. In the end, the Raiders couldn’t catch the Saints and took the loss at home.

Coach’s quote: “St. Thomas is a tough team who despite their record had lost to the elite of Division III. We battled all night but their ability to be tougher physically and mentally down the stretch hurt us. Their big inside was a monster all game and we didn’t match his toughness. Tough loss but one to grow and build upon.” – Belmont’s Jim Cilley

Records: St. Thomas 2-4; Belmont 3-2

WRESTLING

Concord first at Weymouth Invite

Key players: Concord – Alex Buteau (220 pounds, 3rd place), Ben Widmann (145, 1st), Cam Cate (126, 3rd), Ethan Comeau (120, 1st), Ghana Darjee (106, 3rd), Isaac Gladey (170, 2nd), Isaac Habimana (152, 2nd), Nick Bunch (138, 1st), Noah Giffard (195, 1st)

Highlights/key moments: Concord took the top spot at the 15-team Weymouth Invitational.

Winnisquam Winter Classic

Key players:Coe-Brown – Tucker Goodwin (113 pounds, 1st place); Concord (JV) – Sagar Damai (113, 2nd), Jack Sargent (120, 1st), Trey Fortier (120, 2nd), Liddon Ling (145, 1st), Abbas Abdulrahman (152, 1st), Edward Kalukiewicz (152, 3rd), Sam Lantz (160, 3rd), GJ Gimaranzi (182, 1st), Riley LeClair (220, 2nd); Kearsarge – Nolan Haley (182, 2nd); Winnisquam – Kenzie Bourgeois (126, 3rd), Kobe Briand (152, 2nd), TJ Robinson (285, 2nd)

Highlights/key moments: The Concord wrestling team sent its JV squad to Winnisquam where it took third place in this annual tournament.

GIRLS’ ALPINE

Gilford first, Bishop Brady second,
Belmont fourth, Bow fifth, Laconia seventh, Hillsboro eighth

Key players:Gilford – Sydni Lehr (2nd slalom, 1st giant slalom), Bethany Tanner (3rd slalom, 4th GS), Hannah Lord (5th GS); Bishop Brady – Olivia Cranich (1st slalom, 3rd GS); Belmont – Abby Camire (5th slalom), Katie Gagnon (2nd GS); Bow – Megan Lavigne (4th slalom)

Highlights/key moments: Gilford took first place at the Division III race at Gunstock on Friday.

BOYS’ ALPINE

Belmont first, Bow second, Gilford third, Bishop Brady fifth, Laconia sixth,
Hillsboro seventh

Key players:Belmont – Nolan Gagnon (2nd slalom), Jake Deware (4th slalom); Gilford – Christian Workman (1st slalom), Tyler Hanf (3rd slalom)

Highlights/key moments: Belmont, Gilford and Brady took the top three spots in this Division III meet at Gunstock on Friday.