Holderness skiers sweep
Fabian Stocek, formerly of Hopkinton High School and now skiing for Holderness, finished in first place overall with a time of 12:52.6, leading the Bulls to victory at yesterday’s NH Series Classic at Whittaker Woods. Holderness finished with 54 points, edging runner-up Kennett (79 points) and third-place Bow (92 points).
Rion O’Grady placed fourth overall, while Drew Houx (10th place) and Jake Barton (40th) rounded out the scorers for Holderness.
Leading the way for Bow were Kevin McCully (16th), Mitch Blair (23rd), Thomas Cleary (24th) and Jeff Andrew (33rd).
Concord placed fourth, tallying 94 points. Blaine Ayotte placed third overall with a time of 13:25.2. Other scorers for the Tide were Nate Latourette (fifth), Tyler Ford (31st) and Josh Pifer (58th).
Jack Schrupp of St. Paul’s School finished second overall with a time of 13:22.6. Malcolm Salovaara (15th), Nate Hochman (35th) and Lou Henriques (74th) rounded out the scoring for St. Paul’s, which finished in seventh place with a total of 121 points.
Hopkinton placed ninth with 140 points. Tom Echelberger (19th), Cam Debrusk (28th), Owen Kanter (45th) and Carter Eitreim (54th) scored for the Hawks.
Proctor Academy tallied 251 points for a 14th-place finish. Mack Burns (34th), Sawyer Meeghan (36th) and Angus Allen (51st) scored for Proctor.
Kearsarge placed 18th, tallying 350 points. Conor Terhune (30th), Peter Martin (96th) and Keatton Hansen (99th) scored for the Cougars.
Holderness was also victorious in the girls’ race, tallying 55 points and defeating second-place Hanover (66 points) and third-place St. Paul’s (78 points). The point scorers for Holderness were Celeste Holland (fifth place, 16:49.4), Elaina Mallory (11th), Lizzy Duffy (15th) and Hannah Durnan (31st).
St. Paul’s Tessa Schrupp placed second overall with a time of 16:26.7. Anne Muller (seventh), Lia Keyser (36th) and Kerry Swartz (42nd) scored for St. Paul’s.
Concord placed fourth, tallying 94 points, behind Erin Waters (10th), Sabrina Lawrence (26th), Kate Andy (29th) and Michaella Conery (41st).
Bow finished in sixth place with 120 points. Naomi Kramer finished 14th overall, while Lilly Naimie (18th), Hannah Weckstein (48th) and Audrey Zecha (50th) rounded out the scorers.
Hopkinton finished in ninth place, tallying 131 points. Sarah Nadeau placed fourth overall with a time of 16:40.4. Shannon Nadeau (sixth), Caroline Sweny (62nd) and Katie Irwin (73rd) also scored for the Hawks.
Arianna Stokes (27th) and Svetlana Kozikowski (98th) competed for Kearsarge.
Concord 4, hanover 1
Concord’s snake-bitten scorers broke out in the third period, popping home all four goals to exact a bit of revenge on Hanover (5-4-2), a team the Tide (4-4-2) had lost to by a goal two weeks ago.
The Marauders scored 4:58 into the game, but Concord’s defensive core of Colin Stevens, John Clary, Hagan Otto, Bradley Sargent and Tim Weinhold limited Hanover to just eight shots through the first two periods. And when the Marauders poured it on for 10 shots in the third, goalie Ben Nelson (17 saves) made sure nothing was getting past him.
Mitchell Hayes was the offensive catalyst in the third, scoring twice and adding an assist. He won a faceoff to Harrison Murphy, who wristed one in at 2:37 to tie the game. Then just two minutes later, Hayes scored off a faceoff to put Concord in front. Braden Smith tipped in a goal after a point shot from Stevens on a 5-on-3, then Hayes concluded the scoring with 2:23 to play. Weinhold, Otto and Murphy all had assists.
“At the end of two there was a sense of frustration, but to get four in the third period …” Concord Coach Dunc Walsh said. “Sooner or later we were going to get some goals.”
Bishop Guertin 4, Bishop Brady 1
Bishop Guertin (5-6) got to Brady (1-10) for three goals in the first period, but from that point on, the Giants played BG even on the scoreboard.
“We played a good, hard game,” Brady Coach Randy Manni said. “We played a good defensive style game. And we didn’t roll over.”
Thomas Palangas got one back for Brady in the second period, scoring off assists from Andrew Chorlian and Craig Hering, but BG iced it with a final goal in the third.
Bow 8, Somersworth/Coe-Brown 2
After a slow start, four special teams goals helped propel Bow (5-3-2) over Somersworth/Coe-Brown (1-8).
The Bearcats came away with a 2-1 lead after the first period when Colby Siering sandwiched a pair of goals around one from Bow’s Hunter Berke. The score stayed that way until midway through the second, when the Falcons scored three times in less than three minutes. Matt Murray pulled Bow even, then Josh Lacasse and Nick Kruger both scored on the power play as the Falcons took control.
Derek Tillotson made it 5-2 early in the third before Mike Fanaras added a pair of shorthanded goals 43 seconds apart, then Steve Panella finished it off. Robbie Joselyn-Loomis had two assists, and Tillotson, Fanaras, Griffin Connor, Jake Rand, Berke and Tyler Herrick added single assists.
“It’s nice to beat a good goalie,” Bow Coach Tim Walsh said. “We still have a long way to go, but … the more we improve our hockey sense, the better we’ll get.”
KEARSARGE 6, MANCHESTER WEST 3
Matt Pickman and Steven Ricker both notched a pair of goals, leading the way for the Cougars (3-7), who pulled away from the Blue Knights (2-10) after taking a 4-3 lead into the third period.
Pickman also added an assist, while Sam Tucker had a goal and two assists and Will Aufranc chipped in a goal and an assist. Nate Thompson made 19 saves, and Ally Folcik also played well for Kearsarge.
John Stark-Hopkinton 9, Kennett 4
John Stark-Hopkinton held a narrow 3-2 lead after the first period, but pulled away in the second and third to finish with a convincing win.
Simon Hunter and Robbie Furguson each scored two goals for John Stark-Hopkinton (9-1-1). Other goal scorers were Thomas Zervos (two assists), Hunter Goss, Callahan Loos, Simon Beck and Garrett Thomas. Alex Lajeunesse contributed to the offensive effort with three assists.
John Brown had 22 saves in net for John Stark-Hopkinton.
Berlin 5, Concord 4
The Tide played well defensively and fought until the end of the game, but came up short.
In the second period, Jess Carroll scored from Annie Mullen and Aelin Shea. Isobel Stoddard scored two goals, one unassisted and the other assisted by Carroll and Elisabeth Donlon. Mullen got one of her own in the third period, with Shea and Carroll notching assists.
The Tide had 24 shots on net, while Concord goalie Arielle Berger saw 32 shots from Berlin.
Bishop Guertin 4, Bishop Brady-Trinity 1
Bishop Brady-Trinity (4-7) outshot the Cardinals 34-19, but couldn’t put the puck in the net more than once. Melissa Houde scored the lone goal for Bishop Brady-Trinity, assisted by Kerry Twomey. Lauren Owsowitz and Sarah Plourde combined for 15 saves in net.