High schools: Monday’s baseball, softball, lacrosse and tennis results

Merrimack Valley’s Luke Dougherty delivers a pitch during a baseball game at Bow High School on Monday. Dougherty struck out eight batters in five innings and earned the win on the mound as MV defeated Bow, 4-3.

Merrimack Valley’s Luke Dougherty delivers a pitch during a baseball game at Bow High School on Monday. Dougherty struck out eight batters in five innings and earned the win on the mound as MV defeated Bow, 4-3. CHIP GRIFFIN / Photos By Chip

Published: 04-16-2024 12:03 AM


Merrimack Valley 4, Bow 3

Key players: MV  – Luke Dougherty (win, 5 IP 8 K), Will McPherson (save, 2 IP, 0 H), Jonas Weed (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Seth Norris (double); Bow Jake Reardon (2-for-3, double, RBI), Owen Webber (1-for-3, RBI, run), Colby Smith (1-for-3, RBI), Sean Guerrette (1-for-4, 3.2 IP in relief), Peyton Larrabee (3.1 IP)

Highlights: Weed gave MV an early 2-0 lead with a third-inning double. Dougherty worked five solid innings before giving way to McPherson. Larrabee and Guerrette combined for 12 strikeouts in the loss.

Coach’s quote: “Always nice to get the first one, especially against such a solid program.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: MV 1-0; Bow 0-1

Sanborn 4, Coe-Brown 3

Highlights: The Bears were one pitch away from a victory, leading 3-2 in the bottom of the seventh when Sanborn scored two runs on a walk-off single.

Coach’s quote: “We have a lot of work to do, that’s all I can say.” – Coe-Brown’s Rob Stockman

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

Belmont 9, Somersworth 0

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (7 IP, 14 K, 3 H, 1 BB; 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, run, 2 stolen bases), Owen Waldron (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs, stolen base), Max Ryder (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs, stolen base)

Highlights:  Underhill got the job done on the mound and at the plate, and the Raiders played strong defense behind him to preserve the shutout. Belmont’s bats also came alive with 10 total hits, eight RBI and four walks.

Coach’s quote:  “It was nice to see seven players get hits and those who didn’t made some loud outs. I’m happy for Owen Waldron who puts a ton of time in and got good results to show for it. Max Ryder continues to impress both offensively and defensively. We feel good anytime we can put a full team effort together and that’s what we got today. Hopefully we can continue to replicate that as we progress throughout the season.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 2-0; Somersworth 0-1

Bishop Brady 10, Hillsboro-Deering 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Winn Thomas (5 IP, 8 K, 3 H), Andy Hunton (2 doubles, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Luke Bedard (hit, 2 RBI, run), Kolt Gaudreault (hit, 2 RBI, SB, 2 runs)

Highlights: The Giants broke the game open with seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early. Brady got on the board with a run in the bottom of the third and tacked two more on in the fourth.

Coach’s quote: “Winn gave us a great opening day start and we finally started to get the bats going in the fourth and fifth innings. Great to finally be on a field with decent weather and it is always great to win on opening day.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 1-0; H-D 0-1

Newfound 12, Hopkinton 1, 5 inn.

Key players: Hopkinton – Tad Stokes (hit), Michael DePiano (threw out runner from behind the plate)

Highlights:  Hopkinton starting pitcher Nate Windhurst pitched well through two innings, allowing just two runs, but the Bears tallied four more runs in the third. The Hawks managed just one hit and couldn’t take advantage of Newfound’s mistakes in the field. The Bears’ centerfielder made four huge catches in the gaps to prevent Hopkinton from reaching base. Tyler Czarkowski pitched well in relief, allowing just one hit and striking out two in 1.1 innings.

Coach’s quote:  “As a team we have to find a way to have great energy, and fight from first pitch to the last out regardless of the score. We need to improve to where we play with the same amount of heart, desire, and tenacity each pitch, each out and each inning. When we accomplish that it will be a huge step forward for the Hawks and the program.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Newfound 1-0; Hopkinton 0-2

Kearsarge 10, Winnisquam 0

Key players: Winnisquam  – Zach St. Onge (1-for-3, 4 stolen bases), Alex Nichols (2 walks, HBP, 2 stolen bases)

Coach’s quote: “We didn’t pitch it, hit it or catch it very well. We’re not a team that can overcome five hit batsmen, five walks and three errors. We have to be better in all phases of the game.” – Winnisquam’s Fred Caruso

Records: Kearsarge 1-0; Winnisquam 0-1


Concord 21, Manchester Central-Memorial 0

Key players: Concord – Sarah Taylor (4-for-4, 2 doubles, 3 runs, 5 RBI), Maggie Taylor (3-for-4, triple, double, 5 RBI, 2 runs, walk), Delaney Duford (3-for-4, double, 4 runs, RBI, walk), Avery MacDonald (3-for-3, sacrific, 2 RBI, run, stolen base; 1 IP, 2 K, 0 H), Andie Moreira (2-for-5, 3 runs, stolen base), Ali Dupuis (2-for-3, triple, 4 runs, 2 walks, RBI), Lily Hackett (2-for-3, 3 RBI, sacrifice), Tess Bolduc (double, 2 walks, 2 runs), Maddy Wachter (double, walk, RBI; 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 10 K), Ella Gray (2 runs)

Highlights: Concord scored 11 runs in the first inning to put the game out of reach early.

Coach’s quote: “For not having gotten on our field yet, we’re taking advantage of any chance to get out and play. But things get much more challenging on Wednesday against Winnacunnet in a rematch of last year’s championship.” – Concord assistant Sandy Smith

Records: Concord 2-0; Manchester 0-2

Coe-Brown 3, Sanborn 0

Key players: Coe-Brown – Kylie Bieniek (7 IP, 10 K, 1 BB), Madeline Lovett (1-for-3, 2 RBI), Ryliegh West (2 hits, RBI)

Highlights: Great defensive plays by Haile Comeau, Addi Coffin, Lovett and Brooke Orluk supported a great game in the circle from Bieniek.

Coach’s quote: “Really proud of how well the team is working the fundamentals, the smart parts of the game. We still have a lot of work to do, but for graduating five major pieces to the puzzle, the girls are getting it.” – Coe-Brown’s Dave Allis

Records: Coe-Brown 1-1; Sanborn 1-1

Bow 9, Merrimack Valley 2

Key players: MV – Kayla Smith(1-for-3, triple), Caydence Allberg (1-for-3, triple), Ryleigh Perry (1-for-3), Julia Kelly (1-for-3), Katelyn Herrmann (5 put outs)

Coach’s quote:   “We made to many mistakes in the first three innings. Although we only had four hits, we did hit several line drives that Bow made plays on. We will clean up the mistakes and the line shots will drop as we move forward.” – MV’s Kevin O’Brien

Records: Bow 1-0; MV 0-1

Belmont 6, Somersworth 4

Key players: Belmont – Madi Smith (5 IP, win), Bailey Perkins (2 IP, save), Avery VonKadich (1-for-3, RBI), Riley Cotnoir (2-for-4, double, 3 RBI)

Coach’s quote:  “The new girls are playing well, and the returning girls give us some confidence and experience in game situations.” – Belmont’s Bill Clary

Records: Belmont 2-1; Somersworth 0-1

Newfound 13, Hopkinton 5

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (3-run HR), Paige Boudette (hit), Annie Morrall (hit), Kinley St. Cyr (double, backup catcher), Lizz Holmes (catches at CF)

Highlights:  An injury to Hopkinton’s starting pitcher from a hard-hit line drive and another injury to the Hawks’ catcher in an awkward slide at home meant that Hopkinton had to move players to unfamiliar positions. The Hawks led 3-0 in the third, but the Bears took advantage of Hopkinton’s lineup changes to claim the victory.

Records: Newfound 2-0; Hopkinton 0-2

Bishop Brady 15, Hillsboro-Deering 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Abby Tyrell (6 IP, 6 K), Stella Prieto (HR), Ava Archambault (HR), Payton Bryson (hits), Kylee Potter (hits)

Highlights:  The Giants have outscored opponents 35-0 through their first two games this season.

Coach’s quote:  “Very proud of the team. Another great team win. Offense and defense are all working early in the season.” – Bishop Brady’s Shane Baron

Records: Bishop Brady 2-0; H-D 0-1

Bishop Brady 20, White Mtns. 0, 5 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Madison Mundy, Stella Prieto (HR, 2 hits), Abby Tyrell (2 hits, double), Ava Archambault, Kimble Rose, Payton Bryson

Highlights:  Mundy, Tyrell and Bryson all combined to throw a shutout with nine strikeouts. Rose, Bryson and Archambault all had huge days at the plate, and Rose had a diving catch in centerfield in the third inning and doubled the runner off in Saturday’s season-opening win.

Records: Bishop Brady 1-0; White Mtns. 0-3

Winnisquam 20, Kearsarge 3

Key players: Winnisquam – Danica Weymouth (CG, 6 K, 3 H, 1 ER), Camilla Cote (1-for-2, triple, 3 walks, 3 RBI), Kenzie Bassett (2-for-4, 2 walks), Bella Dill (3-for-4, walk), Ava Sargent (2-for-2), Addison Bernier (2-for-4, walk), Lucy Prunier (2-for-4, walk)

Highlights:  Freshman Weymouth went the distance in the circle, and Iris Vieira, Charleigh Kimball, Peyton Collins and Alexis Mingolla played great defense for Winnisquam.

Coach’s quote:  “Was great to just get outside and play. Overall, a very nice team win with everyone contributing.” – Winnisquam’s Mark Dawalga

Records: Winnisquam 1-0; Kearsarge 0-1

Boys’ Lacrosse

Concord 9, Nashua South 5

Key players: Concord  – Carter Doherty (7 goals, assist), Will Chorlian (2 goals), Jaden Haas (4 assists), Tyler Morin (2 assists), Brayden Beauregard (assist), Logan Shimer (goalie)

Coach’s quote: “Great team effort with lots of younger players stepping up in new roles.” – Concord’s Jeff Smith

Records: Concord 2-2; Nashua South 0-3

Bow 11, Lebanon 2

Key players: Bow – Gavin McCabe (4 goals), Nate Davis (2 goals, 2 assists), Ryan McCabe (2 goals, assist), Sam Bennett (2 assists), Billy Smethurst (goal), Adam Auclair (goal), Keenan Hubbard (goal), Brodie O’Neil (assist)

Highlights: Lebanon played a tough defensive first half, holding Bow to a 3-1 lead at halftime, but the Falcons came out firing in the third quarter to pull away. Luke Virta, Eli Ayers, Logan Rain, Auclair and Hubbard all stood out on defense, and sophomore Brad Ekstrom picked up his 17th career win in goal.

Coach’s quote: “Players win games and I’m proud of our players for adjusting to things today. Our challenge as a team is to stay process oriented. I liked our process at times today, but we have a long way to go.” – Bow’s Devin Calkins

Records: Bow 2-1; Lebanon 0-1

Hopkinton 8, Kearsarge 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Jackson Westover (4 goals, assist, 3 ground balls), Merrick Chapin (2 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls), Shane Smith (goal, assist, 4 ground balls), Ozzie Rosenholm (15-for-19 faceoffs, 8 ground balls), Brayden Crawford (3 ground balls, 6 caused turnovers), Avery Condon (3 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers), Colby Boissy (9 saves, 0.600 save %)

Highlights: The Hawks took a 3-1 after the first quarter, but the Cougars clawed their way to a 4-3 halftime lead. Kearsarge came out firing in the third and took a 6-3 lead, but from then on it was all Hopkinton. Tough transition play and opportunistic scoring gave Hopkinton the edge, but the Cougars didn’t make it easy and had some near misses that almost brought the game back to a tie.

Coach’s quote: “We showed good fortitude tonight in a very physical matchup against a deep and athletic team. They had some creative plays and found good penetration, but once our defense figured out how to stop them we were able to control the ball better and get it to.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Hopkinton 3-0; Kearsarge 0-2

Girls’ Lacrosse

Nashua South 15, Concord 8

Key players: Concord – Emma Pelletier (3 goals), Malie Ramshaw (2 goals), Sofia Payne (goal), Lilly Merrill (goal), Gracen Arndt (goal), Sarah Leuci (draw controls), Leah Foulds (defense), Lexi Magee (defense), Anya Kendziora (defense), Grace Smith (defense), Abby Poole (5 saves)

Coach’s quote: “There were moments when we moved the ball well and worked well as a team on defense. But we need to continue to improve with our ball control and making better decisions when we do have the ball.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: South 3-0; Concord 0-4

Manchester Central 14, Pembroke 3

Key players: Pembroke – Laila Al-Shawafi, Zoey Mayeu, Treic Thomas-Guerzon, Kendall Purtell, Carley Wood

Coach’s quote: “The girls put up a good fight for their home opener of the season. For a team that spent most of preseason and practices indoor, we’re extremely proud of the effort they showed today.” – Pembroke’s Jenny Jones

Records: Central 2-1; Pembroke 0-1

Hopkinton 18, Kearsarge 8

Key players: Hopkinton – Sydney Westover, Sarah Chodosh, Maeve Owens; Kearsarge – Ociee Ilg (4 goals, assist), Addyson Rossi (goal, assist, ground balls, draw controls), Nadia Spiegel (goal, 2 assists, ground balls), Ella Dumais (goal, assist, ground balls), Adara Boucher (goal, interceptions, draw controls), Stella Syversten (11 saves)

Highlights: Kearsarge kept the game close in the first half, but Hopkinton slowly increased its lead in the third quarter despite a solid defensive game from the Cougars.

Coach’s quote: “Better game day play and understanding of the rules during this game. Very proud of the Kearsarge transitions and teamwork. Kearsarge maintained composure under challenging circumstances.” – Kearsarge’s Katherine Bucklin Stearns

Records: Hopkinton 2-1; Kearsarge 0-2

Boys’ Tennis

Bishop Brady 7, Monadnock 2

Key players: Bishop Brady – Alex Pelletier (8-2 win at No. 2), Boden Gendron (8-0 win at No. 3), Gabe Zinkin (8-0 win at No. 4), Ben Matseas (8-0 win at No. 5), Gendron and Zinkin (8-2 win at No. 2 doubles)

Highlights:  Giants extended their win streak with a win over a shorthanded Huskies squad.

Records: Bishop Brady 3-0; Monadnock 0-3

Girls’ Tennis

Bow 9, Manchester West 0

Key players: Bow – Grace Modzeleski (8-0 win at No. 1), Jaden Glace (8-1 win at No. 2), Katie McCabe (8-0 win at No. 3), Maddy Desrosiers (8-0 win at No. 4), Makaylie Laws (8-1 win at No. 5), Lily Gula (8-0 win at No. 6)

Highlights:  All six Falcons won at both singles and doubles in a sweep over the Blue Knights.

Records: Bow 3-0; West 0-2

Kennett 6, Pembroke 3

Key players: Pembroke – Kalie Reynolds (8-5 win at No. 5), Reynolds and Jillian French (8-1 win at No. 3 doubles), Rilley Cannon (8-1 win at No. 6)

Coach’s quote: “Kennett had a long drive and outplayed us by winning No. 1 doubles to wrap up the win. This was our best match for PA so far.” – Pembroke’s David Goulet

Records: Kennett 2-0; Pembroke 0-3

Bishop Brady 9, Sanborn 0

Key players: Bishop Brady – Laura Yap (8-5 win at No. 1), Anya Koshy (8-1 win at No. 2), Maddie Cole-Tucker (8-3 win at No. 3), Avery Sahr (8-4 win at No. 4), Abby Michie (8-4 win at No. 5), Reese Pelletier (8-1 win at No. 6)

Highlights:  All six Brady players swept both their singles and doubles matches to lead the Giants to a commanding victory. 

Records: Bishop Brady 2-0; Sanborn 0-2