High schools: Kearsarge boys’ tennis locks up No. 2 seed; plus more tennis, baseball, softball, lax and track results

Published: 05-15-2024 8:33 PM

Boys’ Tennis

Kearsarge 8, Monadnock 1

Key players: Kearsarge – Liam Miller (singles and doubles winner), Eli Whipple (singles and doubles winner), Billy Reid (singles winner), Graham West (doubles winner), Thomas Shepherd (doubles winner)

Highlights: The Cougars closed out the regular season with a victory on the road. Kearsarge will have the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Division III tournament that starts next week. Ten of the Cougars’ 13 victories were by 9-0 scores.

Records: Kearsarge 13-1; Monadnock 0-12

Girls’ Tennis

Hollis-Brookline 9, Bow 0

Key players: Bow – Jaden Glace (No. 2 singles)

Highlights: After getting swept in singles, Bow played stronger in doubles as Glace and Grace Modzeleski lost 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. Maddy Desrosiers and Makaylie Laws played well in an 8-4 loss at No. 2.

Coach’s quote: “After singles, we talked about really working hard to improve our doubles play. Our first-round tourney match next week is likely going to come down to doubles.” – Bow’s Steve Langevin

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Records: Hollis-Brookline 9-3; Bow 6-6

Coe-Brown 5, Pembroke 1

Key players: Pembroke – Mya Vale (8-5 win at No. 6)

Coach’s quote: “We finished a rain-delayed match against Coe-Brown. Coe-Brown had won four singles matches (on the original match date). Mya was behind 3-1 at the start of the match and came back strong to win.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: Coe-Brown 6-7; Pembroke 1-11

Pembroke 6, Milford 3

Key players: Pembroke – Emma Settles (8-2 win at No. 2), Settles/Autumn LaGrenade (9-7 win at No. 1 doubles), Annika Jawidzik (8-6 win at No. 3), Kaylie Reynolds (No. 5 singles win), Emma Parsons

Highlights: Pembroke defeated a shorthanded Milford squad for its second victory of the season.

Records: Pembroke 2-11; Milford 4-9

Baseball

Exeter 11, Concord 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Concord – Noah Chrabolowski (pitcher)

Highlights: Exeter scored four runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back, adding five in the bottom of the third and two in the bottom of the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “Tough day at the office today. Exeter’s pitcher was very good. Noah pitched well in a losing effort. Have to forget about this one and get back to work the next two days and get ready for our game at Spaulding on Friday.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Exeter 13-1; Concord 6-11

Bow 12, Laconia 2

Key players: Bow – Peyton Larrabee (win, 2.2 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 6 K, 9 BB; 3-for-3, triple, 3 RBIs, 3 runs), Dillan Abbate (2.1 IP in relief, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K, 2 BB), Brady Lover (2-for-3, double, 2 RBIs, run), Jake Reardon (2-for-3, double, RBI), Colby Smith (2-for-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs); Laconia – Jonathan Stebbins (hit)

Highlights: The Falcons went up 3-0 in the first inning and outhit the Sachems, 12-1.

Coach’s quote: “What a beautiful day for a ballgame. A bit of trouble finding the strike zone for our pitchers tonight, but the guys saw the ball better at the plate with 12 hits, four for extra bases.” – Bow assistant Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 10-4; Laconia 0-12

John Stark 10
Merrimack Valley 3

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (2-for-3, HR, triple, 4 RBIs, 2 runs, stolen base; save, 3 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 7 K), Chase Philibotte (win, 4 IP, 2 ER, 4 H, 5 K; 2-for-2, 2 RBIs, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases), Hunter Keim (2 RBIs); MV – Luke Dougherty (HR), Landon Abbott (5.2 IP, 4 ER), Brayden Harrington (1.1 IP, 4 K)

Highlights: Generals took an early 2-0 lead and had the chance to blow the game open, but a double play by MV kept it close. Dougherty’s home run tied it for MV, but the Generals used some small ball to take a 3-2 lead on Keim’s sacrifice fly in the fourth. Paolicelli went to the mound in the fifth and kept the Pride at bay and then belted a three-run bomb to right field as part of a six-run inning to decide the game.

Coach’s quote: “We bounced back nicely after a rough performance yesterday. Love this game for that reason — short memory and get back on the horse the next day. Big hits out of Anthony and Chase today, and they did a good combined job on the mound.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 13-1; MV 7-5

Softball

John Stark 9
Merrimack Valley 7

Key players: MV – Caydence Allberg (6 IP, 4-for-4, 4 RBIs), Katelyn Herrmann (2-for-4, RBI)

Highlights: Allberg and Herrmann kept the Pride in the game with their bats, but MV left too many runners on base.

Coach’s quote: “Travel to Kennett tomorrow with an opportunity to finish the week three for four in the win department.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: John Stark 4-10; MV 8-4

Gilford 7, Hopkinton 6
Gilford 3, Hopkinton 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Paige Boudette (3-for-4, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, 2 runs, RBI in game two)

Highlights: The Hawks led 5-1 in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader, but a couple of errors allowed Gilford to get back into the game. The Eagles held off a Hopkinton rally in the bottom of the seventh. Boudette played a strong two-way game in game two, making a running catch in right-center field and connecting for three hits, but the rest of the team struggled to get the clutch hits needed to bring runners home.

Coach’s quote: “(Game two) was a much better game overall. We made the plays we should be making but also (got) an incredible running catch in right-center by Paige Boudette. Gilford has a tough pitcher who throws hard and is just inconsistent enough to make her more difficult. Our batters were aggressive, but we just didn’t get the big hits when we needed it. We need to generate more offense instead of waiting for the other team to make mistakes.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Gilford 10-2; Hopkinton 5-7

Boys’ Lacrosse

Hopkinton 8, Plymouth 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Jackson Westover (3 goals, assist, 2 caused turnovers), Merrick Chapin (2 goals, assist), Patty Buss (goal, 2 assists), Soren Puc (goal, 2 assists), Ozzie Rosenholm (13-for-16 faceoffs, 9 ground balls), Brayden Crawford (4 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Avery Condon (3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (9 saves, .600 save %); Plymouth – Luke Legacy (3 goals, assist), Eli Ibgauren (2 goals)

Highlights: The score stayed tight early, with Hopkinton taking a 2-1 lead after the first quarter and a 4-2 lead at halftime. The Hawks opened up the scoring in the second half and had an 8-3 lead with 7:20 remaining. Plymouth made a strong push late in the game, but Hopkinton maintained control with smart passing and pressure defense.

Coach’s quote: “We showed top-notch poise and perseverance today. The team worked together and communicated well. We did a great job of keeping it clean, committing only two penalties in spite of playing hard defense against a potent Plymouth offense.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 10-2; Plymouth 9-3

Girls’ Lacrosse

Coe-Brown 19
IL/Moultonborough 2

Key players: Coe-Brown – Fae Johnson (3 goals, assist), Lillian Peabody (3 goals, 2 assists, 10 draw controls), Kendall Jackson (5 goals, assist), Abby Readel (defense), Ady Moynihan (defense); ILM – Lola Ferrante (2 goals)

Records: Coe-Brown 5-5; ILM 0-9

Boys’ Track

Concord 94.5
Portsmouth 50.5

Key players: Concord – Nick Reynolds (1st javelin, 1st high jump, 2nd triple jump), Alain Twite (1st long jump, 1st triple jump, 2nd high jump), Tyler Watt (1st 800, 1st 1,600), Jackson Borkush (1st 100), Tim Fahnbulleh (1st 200), Evander MacIver (1st 400), Colby Nyhan (1st pole vault), Connor McGahan (1st 110 hurdles, 2nd javelin)

Highlights: The Tide won 12 of 15 events to win a dual meet against the Clippers at Memorial Field.

Girls’ Track

Concord 132.33
Portsmouth 35.66

Key players: Concord – Morgan Doherty (1st 100 hurdles, 1st 300 hurdles), Ella Goulas (1st 200, 1st high jump, 1st long jump), Grace Saysaw (1st 100), Chloe Gudas (1st 800), Shelly Smith (1st 1,600), Mahalie Burdette (1st 3,200), Kendall Barton (1st pole vault), Kelley Mikelson (1st triple jump), Makayla Root (1st javelin)

Highlights: The Tide won 14 of 17 events in a dual meet victory over the Clippers at Memorial Field.