High schools: Concord boys’ lax earns first win, plus more weekend results

Jaden Haas (left) and Carter Doherty (right) celebrate after Doherty scored the game-winning goal for the Concord High boys’ lacrosse team in Saturday’s victory over Dover, the Tide’s first win of the season. Doherty scored five goals and Haas added four, accounting for all the Tide’s scoring in the 9-8 victory in a game played in Laconia.

Jaden Haas (left) and Carter Doherty (right) celebrate after Doherty scored the game-winning goal for the Concord High boys’ lacrosse team in Saturday’s victory over Dover, the Tide’s first win of the season. Doherty scored five goals and Haas added four, accounting for all the Tide’s scoring in the 9-8 victory in a game played in Laconia. Chip Griffin / Photos by Chip

Published: 04-14-2024 10:43 PM

Boys’ Lacrosse

Concord 9, Dover 8

Key players: Concord – Carter Doherty (5 goals), Jaden Haas (4 goals), Brayden Beauregard (3 assists), Tyler Morin (assist), Ben Ryder (assist), Logan Shimer (goalie), Noah Wyatt (defense), Broc Pelchat (defense), Sebastian Nichols (defense)

Highlights: The Crimson Tide ended a streak of three straight games on the road with their first victory over the season over the Green Wave at Bank of N.H. Stadium in Laconia. The game was played in Laconia due to field conditions in Concord.

Coach’s quote: “With so many players out with injuries, every guy on the field had to play hard to get the win.” – Concord’s Jeff Smith

Records: Concord 1-2; Dover 1-1

Girls’ Lacrosse

Exeter 20, Concord 11

Key players: Concord – Sofia Payne (6 goals, assist), Gracen Arndt (2 goals), Sarah Leuci (goal, won many draw controls), Sydney Brown (goal), Emma Pelletier (goal), Ava Philbrook (won many draw controls), Abby Poole (6 saves)

Highlights: The Tide trailed by three goals at halftime but had trouble clearing the ball in the second half, allowing Exeter to extend its lead on Friday evening.

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Coach’s quote: “The game was still very much in reach (at halftime), but in the second half we had difficulty clearing the ball out of our defensive end. Also, when we were in position to score, we had difficulty possessing the ball. Despite the loss, there were many moments in which the team showed its potential. We just need to continue to build on our strengths and minimize our turnovers.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Exeter 2-0; Concord 0-3

Coe-Brown 16, Trinity 13

Key players: Coe-Brown – Fae Johnson (5 goals, assist), Avery Keefe (4 goals, 2 assists), Olivia Frost (goal, 2 assists), Brooke Kozlowski (2 goals), Morgan Readel (2 goals, assist), Carolyn Clawson (3 goals), Alexis Muse (10 saves), Ady Moynihan, Bre Peters, Kenzie Silva, Amirah Rhofiry

Coach’s quote: “Both teams played really hard today and the coaching staff is really proud of the effort the entire team put in today. The team was really excited to get a win on their season opener.” – Coe-Brown’s Kristen Cimino

Records: Coe-Brown 1-0; Trinity 2-1

Girls’ Tennis

Exeter 9, Concord 0

Key players: Concord – Sarah Saleem, Nadia Hanna, Madie Mikkelsen

Highlights: Saleem played well and was especially successful on hitting her ground strokes, and Mikkelsen and Hannah put together some good points in their matches, but it wasn’t enough to pick up any victories against the powerhouse Blue Hawks.

Coach’s quote: “Exeter’s players only play tennis, and they train with Dover and Winnacunnet year-round on the coast, but Concord took more games than usual off Exeter. We reacted fast at the net and baseline to stay in points and kept matches going into early afternoon.” – Concord’s Greg Malette

Records: Exeter 3-0; Concord 1-2

Boys’ Track

Belmont 98, Laconia 86,
Hillsboro-Deering 68, Somersworth 60,
Bishop Brady 46, Ports. Christian 44, Profile 31,
Campbell 17, Mascenic 9, Moultonborough 8

Key players: Belmont – David Tripp (2nd 110 hurdles, 2nd 300 hurdles), Sam Slayton (2nd triple jump), Spencer Cate (2nd high jump), Damien Sanborn (3rd 100), Christian Edgren (3rd triple jump), Colby Vetter (4th 100), 4x400 (2nd); H-D – Robert King (1st 110 hurdles in 18.19 seconds, 1st 300 hurdles in 47.14 seconds), Elijah Bodanza (1st 1,600 in 4:42, 2nd 800), Brady Curley (2nd 200, 5th 100), 4x100 (3rd), 4x400 (3rd); Bishop Brady – Josh Gentchos (1st 100 in 11.18 seconds, 1st 200 in 23.13 seconds), Alan Yap (4th 400), 4x100 (1st)

Highlights: The Raiders won a 10-team meet on their home track on Friday evening to open the season.

Girls’ Track

Belmont 100.5, Mascenic 72.5, Somersworth 65, Campbell 63, Laconia 57.5, Profile 53.5,
Ports. Christian 37, Moultonborough 10,
Bishop Brady 7, Hillsboro-Deering 1

Key players: Belmont – Ava Tonkin (1st shot put at 24-10.25), Harmony Rivera (2nd shot put), Aspen Filebrown (2nd 100 hurdles, 3rd 300 hurdles), Rebekah Edgren (2nd triple jump), Jaelyn Nialetz (3rd 400, 3rd triple jump), Eleni Papadopoulos (3rd 800), Emilie Defrancesco (4th 800), Talia Watson (4th 100), Riley Degange (4th 1,600), 4x100 (1st), 4x400 (1st); Bishop Brady – Sarah Allen (4th 200, 7th 100); H-D – Signy Burke-Smith (8th 100 hurdles)

Highlights: The Raiders won a 10-team meet to open the season on Friday on their home track.