High schools: Friday Night Football, field hockey, golf, soccer and volleyball results

Published: 09-16-2023 10:15 AM


Pelham 48, John Stark 0

Key players: Pelham – Dom Herrling (141 rush yards on 11 carries, 4 TD), Nick Muise (2 TD runs)

Highlights:  Herrling returned the opening kickoff 85 yards to the house and the defending champion Pythons ran for 259 yards on the ground to hand the Generals their first loss of the season.

Records: Pelham 3-0; John Stark 2-1

Plymouth 35, Merrimack Valley 0

Highlights:  The Pride kept it close early, trailing just 7-0 until the Bobcats ran in a touchdown with 15 seconds left in the first half to double their lead and took over in the second half.

Records: Plymouth 3-0; MV 0-3

Kingswood 23, Kearsarge 8

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Key players: Kearsarge – Jack Circoria (TD reception), Aidan Ruckman (2-point conversion), Colin Croto (TD pass)

Highlights: With starting quarterback Parker Goin out with an injury, Croto came in and connected on a touchdown pass to Cicoria and tossed a two-point conversion to Ruckman.

Records: Kingswood 1-2; Kearsarge 0-3

Field Hockey

Concord 5, Nashua South 0

Key players: Concord – Ally McGonigle (5 assists), Lexi Magee (goal), Lilly Merrill (goal), Amy Desrochers (goal), Anya Kendziora (goal), Alison Dupuis (goal)

Coach’s quote: “The players are improving with each game. It’s nice to see them bring into the game what they have been working on during practice. And with the crazy weather we have had, it was nice to have two outdoor practices in a row. The girls need to bring that skill and confidence with them into next week when we face some of our fierce competitors. And a congratulations for our JV team for also bringing home a win against Nashua South.” – Concord’s Nicole Armaganian

Records: Concord 4-1; Nashua South 1-6

John Stark 9, ConVal 0

Key players: John Stark – Sadie Sargent (2 goals), Caylin Worthen (goal, 2 assists), Olivia Worthen (goal, 2 assists), Lauryn Guevin (goal, assist), Jillian Fredette (goal), Mac Miquette (goal), Maggie McGinty (goal), Claudia Dustin (assist), Hailey Brisson (assist)

Highlights: Generals scored four goals in the first quarter and all 22 varsity players got significant minutes.

Coach’s quote: “Our forwards were really clicking once again. It’s been exciting to watch them develop this week. Great to get everyone a lot of playing time today.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 5-0; ConVal 1-6

Portsmouth 3, Pembroke 1

Key players: Pembroke – Carlee LePage (goal), Anne Phillips (assist)

Highlights: LePage scored her first career goal on a corner with an assist from Phillips. The Spartans played a great first half and led 1-0 at the break, but Portsmouth tied it with 31 seconds left in the third quarter on a penalty stroke.

Coach’s quote: “I told the girls after the game that I was disappointed for them, not in them. I thought they played a great game against a strong program and had played well enough to deserve to win.” – Pembroke’s Steve Langevin

Records: Portsmouth 4-1; Pembroke 3-4

Hopkinton 5, Monadnock 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Ryan Barrett (2 goals), Autumn Meier (goal), Lauryn Vetter (goal), Aurelia Salce (goal), Brooke Johnson (defense)

Coach’s quote: “We had a solid game tonight. We are looking to carry our momentum from today’s game into Monday’s game.” – Hopkinton’s Kate Hohenberger

Records: Hopkinton 3-2; Monadnock 0-6


Concord 193, Londonderry 209, Merrimack 224, Manchester Central 238

Key players: Concord – Gavin Richardson (medalist, 35), Carl Sirrianna (38), Bobby Rochford (39), Dave Bourgeois (40), Keller Ramshaw (41)

Highlights: Richardson earned medalist honors at Passaconaway Country Club on Thursday as the Tide swept another match.

Records: Concord 15-1; Londonderry 7-5; Merrimack 2-11; Central 1-11

Merrimack Valley 215, Kingswood 219, Alvirne 226, Hollis-Brookline 242

Key players: MV – Andrew Surprenant (1-under 35, medalist)

Highlights: Surprenant had two birdies to lead MV to a sweep at Whip-Poor-Will Golf Club.

Coach’s quote: “From a scoring perspective, this wasn’t our best round of the year, but there are a lot of positive takeaways as we continue to grow. Good match all around.” – MV’s Joe Dougherty

Records: MV 13-5; Kingswood 2-13; Alvirne 5-12; Hollis-Brookline 1-10

Boys’ Soccer

Oyster River 1, Coe-Brown 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Max Heigis (midfield and center back), Ryan Kouchoukos (midfield and center back)

Highlights: The Bobcats scored in the last 30 seconds of the match to spoil the Bears’ homecoming match. Heigis and Kouchoukos both had to fill in at center back due to injuries suffered by teammates.

Coach’s quote: “No one wants to lose to your rival. No one wants to lose on your homecoming. But the way our boys played tonight in not only limiting their opponent’s chances and generating some of their own, they should be proud and energized by what they are capable of down the road. This is their most complete effort to date. They are starting to gel and, like tonight, many of our more inexperienced varsity guys are really starting to rise into their own. Every player contributed tonight, and we’ll need every one of them to keep pushing themselves and one another to improve with each day. I’m excited to see what is in store for them down the road.” – Coe-Brown’s Christian Gompert

Records: Oyster River 6-0-1; Coe-Brown 3-2-0

Merrimack Valley 3, Laconia 0

Key players: MV – Carysn Perkins (goal), Eli Wormald (goal), Trevor Simonds (shutout)

Highlights: An own goal by the Sachems gave MV an early lead and that 1-0 score held until Wormald connected on a strike from 35 yards out that curved into the side of the net with 15 minutes left in the match. Perkins was able to tally his second goal on the season with about eight minutes left to play and Simonds held Laconia off the board to earn his third shutout of the season.

Coach’s quote: “We came out flat tonight and didn’t play very well as a team. We struggled to connect passes and play our game. I was glad to see the boys battle through it and get the win. Trevor Simonds in goal and our defensive line has been a huge strength for us this season. Our midfielders and strikers are starting to come together, but they will have a tough match up next Tuesday against ConVal.” – MV’s Ken Fuller

Records: MV 4-2; Laconia 3-2

Hopkinton 1, Raymond 0, OT

Key players: Hopkinton – Fin Murphy (goal), Owen Wuellenweber (assist), Colby Boissy (shutout); Raymond – Noah Brisson (11 saves) 

Highlights:  It took 90 minutes of soccer, but the Hawks finally put the game-winner in the back of the net when Murphy headed home a corner kick in the final minute of the first overtime.

Coach’s quote:  “A very frustrating 80 minutes of regulation and 10 minutes of overtime. … Raymond played strong defense all night, but never produced a shot on goal. At the other end, the Hawks launched a barrage on, and around, the Raymond goal, but just could not find the back of the net. Abram Standefer played a particularly solid game at left back, as he pushed up the field on numerous occasions, including putting a header off the crossbar. The midfield combo of Wuellenweber and Murphy began to really take over the game as time wore on and created many shots, both for themselves or teammates.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Records: Hopkinton 5-1; Raymond 1-2

Campbell 5, Bishop Brady 0

Key players: Campbell – Luke Delia (2 goals); Bishop Brady – David Cameron, Alex King, Biden Gendron

Highlights: The Cougars got on the scoreboard two minutes before the half and then showed their mettle in the second half with four unanswered goals.

Records: Campbell 4-1; Bishop Brady 1-4

Girls’ Soccer

Sanborn 4, Hillsboro-Deering 3

Key players: H-D – Kathryn Thyng (2 goals), Callia Card (goal)

Highlights: Thyng put the Hillcats on the board early with a quick goal, and also scored her team’s third goal off a corner kick, but shorthanded H-D only had nine players and Sanborn scored a late goal to claim the win.

Records: Sanborn 1-4; H-D 0-6

Girls’ Volleyball

Franklin 3, Sunapee 1

Key players: Franklin – Scarlett Martin (17 digs, defense), Olivia Sylvester (10-for-11 kill attempts, 2 kills, 12-for-15 serving, 2 aces), Ava Kolacz (9-for-9 service, 2 aces)

Highlights: The Tornadoes won a tightly-contested match, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20.

Coach’s quote: “Another amazing win for Franklin this week. The team continues to grow as not only a unit, but individually as well.” – Franklin’s Raegan Yarbrough

Records: Franklin 2-3; Sunapee 1-4