High schools: Bow’s Kelly lifts Falcon softball to victory in walk-off, more Monday results, plus Saturday’s track meets

Bow’s Lilly Wright rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer in a victory over Campbell at home on Monday. Wright helped lead the Falcons to a 5-4 victory.

Bow’s Lilly Wright rounds the bases after hitting a two-run homer in a victory over Campbell at home on Monday. Wright helped lead the Falcons to a 5-4 victory. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

The Bow softball team celebrates as Lilly Wright (center) touches home plate after hitting a two-run homer at home on Monday. Wright helped lead the Falcons to a 5-4 victory over Campbell.

The Bow softball team celebrates as Lilly Wright (center) touches home plate after hitting a two-run homer at home on Monday. Wright helped lead the Falcons to a 5-4 victory over Campbell. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Bow’s Emma Kelly connects on a line drive to right field during a home game against Campbell on Monday. Kelly drove home the game-winning run in the seventh inning as the Falcons defeated the Cougars in a 5-4 walk-off victory.

Bow’s Emma Kelly connects on a line drive to right field during a home game against Campbell on Monday. Kelly drove home the game-winning run in the seventh inning as the Falcons defeated the Cougars in a 5-4 walk-off victory. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Bow’s Emma Kelly connects on a line drive to right field during a home game against Campbell on Monday. Kelly drove home the game-winning run in the seventh inning as the Falcons defeated the Cougars in a 5-4 walk-off victory. 

Bow’s Emma Kelly connects on a line drive to right field during a home game against Campbell on Monday. Kelly drove home the game-winning run in the seventh inning as the Falcons defeated the Cougars in a 5-4 walk-off victory.  CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 04-23-2024 1:32 AM

Softball

Bow 5, Campbell 4

Key players: Bow – Maddy Oppold (2-for-4), Ella Roos (3-for-4), Taylor Ouellette (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Emma Kelly (1-for-4, walk-off single), Lilly Wright (1-for-3, 2-run HR), Caly Poitras (4 IP, 7 H, 1 BB), Taylor Ouellette (3 IP, 1 H)

Highlights:  With the game tied 4-4 in the top of the seventh, Campbell had two batters get on base with only one out before the Falcons recorded two more. In the bottom of the seventh, Kelly hit a line drive to right with the bases loaded to give Bow the walk-off victory.

Coach’s quote:  “Great team win!” – Bow’s Cassidy Emerson

Records: Bow 4-0; Campbell 0-4

Coe-Brown 13, Kingswood 5

Key players: Coe-Brown – Kylie Bieniek (7 IP, 8 K; 4-for-4, 2 HR, triple, double, 7 RBI), Jayden Porter (3-for-4, 2 RBI), Bella Pelletier (1-for-3, double, 2 RBI), Brook Orluk (1-for-3), Annie Jerome (1-for-3, RBI)

Highlights: Kingswood got out to a 3-0 lead, but Coe-Brown countered with a six-run inning to take the lead. Bieniek earned the win in the circle and helped her cause with a pair of three-run homers in a rematch of last year’s championship game.

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Coach’s quote: “The girls had a plan and executed to perfection against a great team. Really proud of how composed and focus the girls were.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Allis

Records: Coe-Brown 4-1; Kingswood 3-1

Baseball

Bow 2, St. Thomas 1

Key players: Bow — Peyton Larabee (7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 14 K, 3 BB), Owen Webber (hit, run), Jake Reardon (hit), Dillan Abbate (2 walks, run)

Highlights: The Saints took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third, but the Falcons scored in the bottom of the third and fourth innings to hand St. Thomas its first loss of the season.

Coach’s quote: “Peyton (a sophomore) pitched the best game of his young high school career. Tossing a complete game two-hitter, allowing only one run and striking out 14 against a strong St. Thomas team. The whole team supported Larrabee with another strong defensive effort.” – Bow assistant Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 3-1; St. Thomas 3-1

Kingswood 8, Coe Brown 0

Highlights: The Bears gave up four runs in the first and that was all Kingswood needed.

Coach’s quote: “We lost to a very good team tonight. That being said, this team is playing uninspiring baseball and that falls on me as the head coach. I need to be better.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

Records: Kingswood 2-1; Coe Brown 1-4

John Stark 6, Hollis-Bookline 0

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (win, 5.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 13 K), Joey Dykstra (2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Aiden Harris (2-for-4, RBI), Aidan Williams (2-for-3, run, stolen base), Chase Philibotte (double, 2 RBI)

Highlights: Paolicelli carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the Generals played some small ball, using their speed and rapped out 12 hits to move to 4-0.

Coach’s quote: “Another great outing from Anthony and a complete-team game, getting contributions from a lot of guys again today.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 4-0; Hollis-Bookline 1-4

Merrimack Valley 7, Sanborn 1

Key players: MV  – Luke Dougherty (win, 6 IP, 7 K), Simon Keary (1 IP, 1 K), Alex McPherson (3-for-4, 2 runs), Cam Chevarie (2-for-4, RBI), Landon Abbott (2 RBI)

Highlights: MV put the game out of reach, plating three runs in the fifth and adding two more in the sixth. Dougherty scattered three hits, improving to 2-0 on the season.

Coach’s quote: “We came out a little flat, but managed a couple of key hits to get us going.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: MV 3-1; Sanborn 1-4

Girls’ Tennis

Kingswood 8, Pembroke 1

Key players: Pembroke — Emma Settles (8-1 win at No. 2)

Highlights: Settles showed her power in her victory at No. 2 singles.

Coach’s quote: “Kingswood team had more depth than Pembroke Academy.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: Kingswood 1-3; Pembroke 0-5

Boys’ Lacrosse

Yarmouth (Maine) 21, Concord 9

Key players: Concord – Carter Doherty (4 goals, 3 assists), Will Chorlian (3 goals), Tyler Morin (2 goals, assist), Jaden Haas (assist, faceoffs), Logan Shimer and Harry Snow (goalies)

Records: Yarmouth 4-0; Concord 2-4

Boys’ Track

Sanborn Invitational

Key players: Bishop Brady – Josh Gentchos (1st 100, 1st 200), Alan Yap (3rd 200, 7th 100), 4x100 (3rd); Coe-Brown – Elias Warner (1st discus, 2nd shot put), Alex Conner (2nd pole vault), Sanjith Nomula (2nd 1,600), Luc Kerouac (3rd 1,600), Thomas Small (5th discus), Cameron Lee (4th 200, 6th 100), 4x800 (1st), 4x100 (4th), 4x400 (4th); John Stark – Sam Kinsey-Turner (2nd high jump), Rio Calle (3rd long jump), Alex Descoteau (3rd discus), Rory Magoon (3rd shot put), Joel Douzanis (4th shot put, 5th triple jump); MV – Aiden Paquette (1st triple jump), Abhiman Karki (2nd discus), Mychal Reynolds (2nd 300 hurdles), Nicolas Ogelsby (4th long jump), 4x100 (6th); Hopkinton – Matt Clarner (2nd 3,200), Vincent Louca (3rd high jump, 5th long jump), Hunter Eckner-Naylor (3rd javelin), Jackson Nylund (7th 110 hurdles), 4x400 (2nd); Kearsarge – Daniel Dalbec (1st 3,200); Pembroke – Zachery Heichlinger (5th javelin)

Highlights:  Gentchos won the 100-meter dash, clocking a 10.78 second run in the finals, very close to the current state record of 10.77 set by MV’s Seth Baylus two years ago. Gentchos also set a meet record in the 200 (22.42 seconds) and ran a leg on the third-place 4x100 with Yap, Ryan Casey and Seamus McIntyre. Warner won the discus with a meet record throw of 153-11, 32-6 ahead of the runner-up. Kerouac, Nomula, Max Lemay and Landon Graveline won the 4x800 in 9:11, and Lee, Bryce Sartin, Travis Schultz and Ethan Newick finished fourth in the 4x100 for Coe-Brown. Lee, Anthony Szatko, Blake Spina and Harrison O’Neal ran on the fourth-place 4x400. Paquette won the triple jump in 41-5 and Dalbec won the 3,200 in 10:00. Logan Vong, Beckett Rose, Oglesby and Reynolds ran on MV’s third-place 4x400, and Cameron Moore Jahn, Kelvin Amonor, Rose and Oglesby ran on MV’s sixth-place 4x100. Ben Daniels, Joe O’Rourke, Roman Finlayson and Louca were the second-place 4x400 for Hopkinton. No team scores were kept in Saturday’s 29-team invitational.

Nashua North Invite

Key players: Concord – Alain Twite (1st high jump at 6-0, 2nd triple jump), Colby Nyhan (1st pole vault at 12-0), Nick Reynolds (1st javelin in 183-6, 4th triple jump), Tyler Watt (6th 800), Jackson Borkush (8th 100), 4x100 (2nd)

Highlights:  The Crimson Tide competed at the 20-team Nashua North Invitational on Saturday against Division I, D-II and Massachusetts teams. No team scores were kept. Deagan Hines, Tim Fahnbulleh, Borkush and Twite finished second in the 4x100-meter relay.

Girls’ Track

Sanborn Invitational

Key players: Hopkinton – Grace Hall (1st triple jump), Maddy Lane (2nd 1,600), Shaylee Murdough (2nd 400), Reese Bove (3rd 400), 4x800 (1st); Kearsarge – Amelia Lefebvre (1st shot put, 2nd 200), Maelle Jacques (tied 3rd high jump, 5th 1,600), Juliet Faria (4th 100, 6th 200), Ellie Wimer (5th 300 hurdles), Ainsley Frenkiewich (6th triple jump), Gabrielle Lamb (6th javelin), 4x400 (2nd); Coe-Brown – Shannon Ross (1st pole vault), Isabelle Grenier (2nd shot put, 3rd discus), Ainsley Kilbreth (2nd discus), Jacqueline Heilshorn (2nd javelin), Annika Gunderson (3rd javelin), Bristol Shirland (3rd 100 hurdles, 6th 300 hurdles), Annabelle Lovett (4th 800), Maggie Escabi (5th 400), 4x800 (3rd) 4x100 (4th); Pembroke – Avery Kelly (4th 200); MV – Hannah Barrington (5th triple jump); John Stark – Ayris Beliveau (7th 100 hurdles)

Highlights:  Hopkinton did well at the 29-team Sanborn Invitational on Saturday, a non-scoring meet featuring Division II and D-III teams. Hall won the triple jump by more than two feet (34-3.25 was her winning jump). Freshman Lane finished second in the 1,600 (5:20.9) in her first major invitational, finishing second to Oyster River’s Mackenzie Cook who won in a meet record time (5:08.42). Hopkinton also won the 4x800-meter relay, with Bove, Murdough, Lane and Sofia Upton finishing in 10:30. Lefebvre won the shot put at 32-1, 10.5 inches farther than the runner-up. Lefebvre, Wimer, Faria and Annika Lackstrom finished second in the 4x400 for Kearsarge. Ross won the pole vault at 7-6 and ran a leg on the fourth-place 4x100 with Shirland, Brooke Main and Tessa Kouchoukos. Paige Murdough, Meredith Kerivan, Madison Taylor and Mary Bergeron ran on Coe-Brown’s third-place 4x800.

Nashua North Invite

Key players: Concord – Morgan Doherty (1st 100 hurdles in 15.74 seconds, 1st long jump at 15-6.5, 3rd 300 hurdles), Ella Goulas (1st high jump at 5-4, 2nd triple jump), Madeline Muller (1st pole vault at 9-0, 3rd 400), Grace Saysaw (1st triple jump at 35-1), Kendall Barton (2nd pole vault), Kelley Mikelson (4th high jump, 5th triple jump), Nabah Yahya (5th 400), Makayla Root (5th javelin), Shelly Smith (6th mile)

Highlights:  The Tide did very well in the jumps and hurdles in Saturday’s non-scoring invitational at Nashua North. Twenty teams from Division I, D-II and Massachusetts competed. Chelsea Toenah, Grace Saysaw, Ballay Conteh and Goulas ran on the third-place 4x100.