Wednesday’s high schools: Cross country, soccer and field hockey results

Bow’s Alden Betterley runs down the home stretch of the 5K course at a cross country meet at Bow High School on Wednesday. Betterley won the race in 18:06 to lead the Falcons to a team victory over St. Thomas and Merrimack Valley.

Bow’s Alden Betterley runs down the home stretch of the 5K course at a cross country meet at Bow High School on Wednesday. Betterley won the race in 18:06 to lead the Falcons to a team victory over St. Thomas and Merrimack Valley. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 10-12-2023 1:30 AM

Boys’ Cross Country

Bow 26, St. Thomas 35, Merrimack Valley 63

Key players: Bow – Alden Betterley (1st, 18:06), Aiden Ciminesi (3rd, 18:36), Wyatt Worcester (5th, 18:45), Owen Miller (7th, 18:56), Thomas Sargent (10th, 19:24); MV – Ben Geoffroy (8th, 19:17), Tony Wang (11th, 19:26), Nathan Bain (12th, 19:47), Mychal Reynolds (13th, 20:14), Ben Newton (20th, 21:12)

Highlights:  The Falcons swept both the team and individual titles on their home course. Betterley, a senior, clocked the fastest 5K time in Bow’s senior day, winning 12 seconds.

Mascoma 50, Fall Mountain 56, Hopkinton 60, Trinity 113, Conant 114, Newfound 124, Newport 148

Key players: Hopkinton – Ben Daniels (4th, 18:12), Matt Clarner (6th, 18:26), Liam O’Rourke (16th, 20:00), Jorge Guerra (23rd, 21:02), Adrian Whiteknact (24th, 21:12); Kearsarge – Daniel Dalbec (2nd, 17:46), Thomas Cicoria (28th, 21:44), Quinton Cloutier (30th, 22:56); H-D – Elijah Bodanza (3rd, 18:06) 

Highlights: The Hawks finished third in a 10-team meet on their home 5K course at Gould Hill. Mascoma won both the individual and team title, led by Gunner Currier (winner in 17:36). Kearsarge, Hillsboro-Deering and Moultonborough competed, but did not have enough runners to score.

Girls’ Cross Country

Merrimack Valley 26, Bow 29

Key players: MV – Lilly Moser (2nd, 22:22), Madison Geddes (3rd, 22:44), Sydney Spack (4th, 23:16), Keira Cote (8th, 24:31), Emily Baca (12th, 25:42);Bow – Julia Hou (1st, 21:28), Lena Thompson (5th, 23:33), Hannah Pawlowski (7th, 24:31), Adee Cooper (9th, 24:44), Lauren Oppold (10th, 25:33)

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Highlights: Hou defended her home course in Bow’s senior race, but the Pride narrowly won the tri-meet. St. Thomas did not have enough runners to score.

Hopkinton 30, Newfound 60, Fall Mountain 76, Trinity 92, Conant 102, Kearsarge 142

Key players: Hopkinton – Maddy Lane (1st, 20:39.6), Shaylee Murdough (21:31), Reese Bove (5th, 22:46), Elizabeth Trafton (8th, 23:38), Amelia Walsh (14th, 24:57); Kearsarge – Amelia Lefebvre (13th, 24:44), Taylor White (29th, 27:03), Juliet Faria (33rd, 28:02); H-D – Sarah McGranaghan (35th, 28:09), Grace Bodanza (36th, 28:31)

Highlights: Lane defended Hopkinton’s home 5K course by 33 seconds and the Hawks won an eight-team meet at Gould Hill. Hillsboro-Deering and Moultonborough competed, but didn’t have enough runners for a team score.

Boys’ Soccer

Kearsarge 3, Hopkinton 2, 2OT

Key players:  Kearsarge – Graham West (game-winning goal); Hopkinton – Fin Murphy (goal), Nolan Linstad (goal), Owen Wuellenweber (assist), Colby Boissy (4 saves)

Highlights:  West scored off a free kick with four minutes remaining in the second overtime to lift the Cougars over the Hawks. Murphy’s early goal in the third minute was the result of an early high press, which opened up a lane for him to put a nice shot into the side netting. Kearsarge went up 2-1 with goals in the 14th and 35th minutes before Linstad’s goal in the 54th from a sharp corner that Wuellenweber put right into the goal mouth before Linstad headed it home.

Coach’s quote:  “The really tough pill to swallow was that we’d created all sorts of quality scoring chances in both the second half and overtime. We put balls through the 6-yard box repeatedly, but simply could not find the game winner – including shots off the crossbar and posts. The Hawks will take this tough loss and use it as motivation to start consistently putting the biscuit in the basket. Our back line of Noah Aframe, Mike Pantano and Abram Standefer played a really impressive game, repeatedly reading through balls correctly and also blocking shots.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke

Records: Kearsarge 8-3-1; Hopkinton 12-2-0

Girls’ Soccer

Bow 6, Plymouth 0

Key players: Bow – Sidney Roberge (3 goals), Lexi Insana (goal), Cara Van Dyke (goal), Brylie Gelinas (goal), Kendall Murray (3 assists), Lexana Farr (assist), Maeve Nadzan (defense), Julianna Lampman (defense), Anna Fellers (defese), Charlotte Larochelle (defense), Abby Foote (defense), Gabby Tarsa (midfield), Olivia Selleck (midfield), Anna Zerba (midfield), Leah Gallier (midfield), Bridget Hilton (shutout)

Highlights:  Murray played a great ball in the box that Insana collected and put past the keeper five minutes into the match. The second goal came off a nice ball from Murray switching the field, which Roberge settled before beating a couple of defenders before a great shot past the defender.  The third goal was a ball was played wide to Farr, who beat the defender, attacked the endline and passed to Van Dyke, who hit a one-timed shot under the crossbar.  

Coach’s quote:  “Girls played really well today and had some great ball movement. Some really nice goals. Back-to-back games this week, so not much time to rest. Need to be even better tomorrow.” – Bow’s Jay Vogt

Records: Bow 9-3-1; Plymouth 0-14-0

John Stark 3, Pelham 0

Key players: John Stark – Madi Lamothe (3 goals), Melody Couturier (assist), Ava Rivers (assist), Ava Martin (5 saves), Lexi Boudreau (8 saves) 

Coach’s quote:  “For us this match was bigger than soccer. Since the summer of 2023, the girls wanted to host a Red Card Cancer match to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and our match vs. Pelham was the best date to have this match. Thank you to Pelham for participating. Since the spring of 2023 our program participated in the Special Olympics Torch Run, the Best Buddies Walk and some other community service initiatives. In the month of October our players will have hosted the Red Card Cancer match, walked in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Awareness walk, and participated in a student led walk to raise awareness for the YWCA.  Our girls played wonderfully yesterday and we had 23 players enter the match so it felt very nice to win as a team.  We have some great soccer players, but even more importantly, a program of wonderful young women who will positively impact their communities for years to come. I am so grateful to stand by their side.” – John Stark’s Eddie Marceau

Records: John Stark 10-2-1; Pelham 5-6-0

Field Hockey

Concord 4, Londonderry 1

Key players: Concord – Lilly Merrill (2 goals), Ally McGonigle (2 goals)

Highlights: Merrill and McGonigle both scored in the second quarter to give the Tide the lead at halftime and both players netted second half tallies as well.

Coach’s quote:  “Londonderry always brings a good game when they play Concord and I appreciate that level of play. Both teams played hard. I was very pleased with the way Concord made adjustments throughout the game, particularly on offensive corners. We need to maintain this tempo as we finish out our regular season.” – Concord’s Nicole Armaganian

Records: Concord 9-5; Londonderry 7-8

Pembroke 0, Plymouth 0

Key players: Pembroke – Reagan Ellsworth, Bria LePage, Treic Thomas-Guerzon, Meredith Kiander

Highlights:  Neither team found the cage in overtime in a scoreless draw. Five Pembroke players (Ellsworth, LePage, Thomas-Guerzon and Kiander) played their final regular season game in a Spartan uniform. 

Records: Pembroke 4-9-1; Plymouth 1-8-3

Bishop Brady 3, St. Thomas 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Kylee Potter (goal), Carly Fuller (goal), Camdyn Despres (goal), Ava Archambault (3 saves); St. Thomas – Kensley Harris (30 saves), Kadence Law (goal) 

Highlights:  The Saints scored near the middle of the second quarter and the Giants couldn’t get on the board before scoring three times in the fourth. Brady had a 19-2 advantage in penalty corners.

Coach’s quote:  “Harris made some amazing saves that we just had a hard time getting second attempts back at her. We made an adjustment in the fourth quarter after 15 missed attempts on the net.  A great way to end our senior day celebration.” – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen

Records: Bishop Brady 9-3; St. Thomas 2-12

Newfound 6, Winnisquam 0

Highlights:  Winnisquam dropped its third straight game in a battle between two Bear squads. Winnisquam must win its final game of the regular season at Franklin on Friday in order to make the playoffs.

Records: Newfound 10-3; Winnisquam 4-9