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High schools: MV boys’ cross country takes first in 3-team home meet


Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Boys’ Cross Country

Merrimack Valley first

Key players: MV – David Reynolds (tied 1st, 19:00), Matt Reynolds (tied 1st, 19:00), Ethan Dodenhoff (4th, 21:13), Connor Butt (11th, 22:14), Elijah Dodenhoff (18th, 24:51)

Highlights: The Reynolds twins tied for first place to lead the Pride to a victory in a tri-meet on its home course. MV (36 points) narrowly topped Lebanon (39) and Plymouth (50).

Coach’s quote: “Elijah Dodenhoff is new to cross country and he ran a good race to be our fifth scorer.” – MV’s Dave Irving

Girls’ Cross Country

Merrimack Valley second

Key players: MV – Sophia Reynolds (1st, 20:22), Emma York (2nd, 22:54), Maizie Thurber-Wells (11th, 26:39), Maddie Garrity (13th, 27:04), Kate Butt (15th, 27:10)

Highlights: Reynolds, a freshman, won her second race in as many attempts, leading a 1-2 MV finish on its home course. Plymouth (37 points) won the tri-meet topping the Pride (42) and Lebanon (53).

Coach’s quote: “Due to the very thick and hot air today, the girls ran a very controlled and paced race. It was a good outcome, with Sophia winning by over two minutes and Emma placing almost two minutes ahead of third. Our third through fifth runners also ran strong races despite the heat and humidity. You can see the team starting to figure out how to race and run smart.” – MV’s Dave Irving

Boys’ Soccer

Pembroke 4, John Stark 0

Key players: Pembroke – Cameron Rivard (2G), Andrew Valdes (G, A); John Stark – Jaimason Lacasse (2 saves)

Coach’s quote: “We haven’t brought urgency or passion to either road game this season. We need to problem solve and play our game moving forward.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau

Records: Pembroke 2-0; John Stark 2-2

Trinity 4, Hopkinton 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Paul Molnar (G), Corey Breault (G)

Highlights: The Pioneers packed in their defense and took advantage of their counterattack, scoring in the third, 23rd, 47th and 58th minutes for a 4-0 lead. The Hawks scored off a Molnar breakaway (65th minute) and a Breault penalty kick, but couldn't close the gap any further. Pete Sintros hit the crossbar off a corner with 10 minutes left in the match.

Coach’s quote: “They seemed like simple goals to prevent, yet we allowed four of them. On the offensive end we struggled to attack quickly, with numbers, and take advantage of the large swaths of field that were being given to us.” – Hopkinton's Scott Zipke

Records: Trinity 3-0; Hopkinton 2-2

Kearsarge 2, Kingswood 0

Key players: Kearsarge – Seth Rutledge-Davis (shutout), Peter Russell (G), Ben Corbyn (G), Joe Baldasaro (A)

Highlights: The Cougars scored two goals in the first half as they claimed their first win of the season.

Coach’s quote: “The team played great tonight. We were extremely strong in the back. We maintained possession in the midfield and were able to tuck a couple away up top. It was a great all-around effort. ” – Kearsarge’s Matt Burch

Records: Kearsarge 1-2; Kingswood 0-4

Girls’ Soccer

Bow 5, Pelham 0

Key players: Bow – Miah Munro (2G), Kayleigh Marshall (G, A), Madi Paul (G, A), Anna Lafreniere (G, A), Kimmy Gosselin (A), Amanda Marshall (A), Maddie McSweeney (shutout)

Highlights: Six different players contributed to the scoring and the Falcons used a solid team effort to help McSweeney earn the shutout. Bow won its fourth-straight match to open the season.

Coach's quote: “Good win against an undermanned Pelham team that never stopped working on a very hot afternoon. Time to recover and prepare for the next challenge.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 4-0-0; Pelham 0-3-1

Field Hockey

Timberlane 4, Concord 3

Key players: Concord – Carly Torrance (2G), Kaitlyn McKinnon (G), Ella Doherty

Highlights: Concord cut a 4-2 deficit in the second half to 4-3, but was ultimately unable to tie up the score. Timberlane’s forwards took advantage of Tide mistakes on the defensive end.

Coach’s quote: “Both teams showed a great deal of toughness to push through the unkind humidity and heat. It was a very close contest from start to finish.” – Concord’s Andy Briers

Records: Timberlane 1-1-0; Concord 1-1-1

Winnisquam 10, Franklin 0

Key players: Winnisquam – Maddie House (3G, A), Hannah Max (3G), Kelsey Rotonnelli (2G), Emma Griffin (G), Kaitlyn Carey (G), Eveline Auger (A), Maddie Gilbert (A)

Highlights: The Bears’ offense kept the ball in Franklin’s end for most of the game and Winnisquam’s defense, led by Jasmine Gove, Jessica Lee , turned aside a pair of Tornado breakaways. Carey was key in the Bears’ transition game, while the entire Winnisquam midfield moved the ball well.

Coach’s quote: “This year’s focus is building a strong team through sportsmanship and positivity. Today the girls communicated as one team, played as one team and ended with a score that can they be proud of. They wanted a win and they made sure they worked together to get the job done. As the new head coach I couldn’t be prouder.” – Winnisquam’s Erin Cayer

Records: Winnisquam 2-1; Franklin 0-3

Volleyball

Winnisquam 3, Belmont 0

Key players: Winnisquam – Gabby Isabelle (21 kills, 7 digs), Shannon Goodwin (10 digs, 5 kills), Olivia Dill (26 assists), Aubrey St. Onge (9 digs, 6 assists), Alli Foster (6 kills, 4 blocks)

Highlights: The Bears swept the Raiders, 25-17, 25-16, 25-16, to win their season opener.

Coach’s quote: “For an opening match we played well. We need to work on raising our own intensity. It was ghastly hot in the gym and very humid, so given that I was pleased with our effort. We still need to push ourselves to play at the next level.” – Winnisquam’s Mike Livernois

Records: Winnisquam 1-0; Belmont 0-1

Golf

Bishop Brady 64, Lebanon 61,
Stevens 47

Key players: Brady – Nick Grimbilas (25), Matt Wiley (14), Arthur Snow (14), Alex Pfeifer (11)

Highlights: Grimbilas earned medalist honors at Claremont Country Club, helping the Giants remain undefeated through a pair of matches.

Records: Brady 5-0; Lebanon 3-1; Stevens 1-3

Conant 45, Laconia 35,
Kearsarge 24

Key players: Kearsarge – Molli Mayo (9), Jake LaBelle (7), Odin Brayshaw (6)

Highlights: The Cougars improved from their first outing, but fell in a match on their home course at Country Club of NH.

Records: Conant 4-1; Laconia 1-3; Kearsarge 0-4