High schools: Concord girls’ 4x100-meter relay sets school record at Merrimack Invite, plus more track, baseball, lax and tennis results

Concord’s Ballay Conteh (back) hands off to anchor Grace Saysaw (front) for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay at the Merrimack Invitational on Thursday. Conteh, Saysaw, Chelsea Toenah and Ella Goulas set the school record in 49.89 seconds.

Concord’s Ballay Conteh (back) hands off to anchor Grace Saysaw (front) for the final leg of the 4x100-meter relay at the Merrimack Invitational on Thursday. Conteh, Saysaw, Chelsea Toenah and Ella Goulas set the school record in 49.89 seconds. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Concord’s Shelly Smith crosses the finish line to claim the victory in the 3,200 meters at the Merrimack Invitational on Thursday.

Concord’s Shelly Smith crosses the finish line to claim the victory in the 3,200 meters at the Merrimack Invitational on Thursday. JAY SMITH / NHXCTF

Published: 05-10-2024 1:38 AM

Girls’ Track

Concord 2nd, Coe-Brown 11th

Key players: Concord – Morgan Doherty (1st 100 hurdles in 15.53 seconds), Ella Goulas (1st triple jump at 37-6 1st high jump at 5-2), Shelly Smith (1st 3,200 in 11:34), Madeline Muller (2nd pole vault), Kendall Barton (3rd pole vault), Grace Saysaw (5th 100), Nabha Yahya (6th 400), 4x100 (2nd); Coe-Brown – Isabella Grenier (2nd discus, 5th shot put), Emma Zeblisky (2nd javelin), Jacqueline Heilshorn (5th discus), Paige Murdough (6th 1,600)

Highlights: The Crimson Tide finished second at the highly competitive 17-team Merrimack Invitational. Exeter won with 66 points, but Concord was right behind with 65. Nashua South 58 and Nashua North (56) rounded out the top four teams. Concord’s 4x100 relay of Chelsea Toenah, Ella Goulas, Ballay Conteh and Grace Saysaw set the school record with a time of 49.89 seconds.

Coe-Brown 113, Goffstown 81, Merrimack Valley 77, Pembroke 51, Bishop Brady 17

Key players: Coe-Brown – Brooke Main (1st 400, 1st pole vault at 7-0), Bristol Shirland (1st 100 hurdles in 16.75 seconds, 2nd 300 hurdles), Kylie Prusia (1st shot put at 26-4), Meredith Kerivan (1st 3,200), Annika Gunderson (1st javelin at 102-3, 2nd discus), Maggie Escabi (2nd 400), Delaney Manning (2nd 100 hurdles, 3rd 300 hurdles), Shannon Ross (2nd pole vault, 4th triple jump), Madison Taylor (2nd 3,200), Bianca Brouillard-Smith (3rd long jump), Bella Lemay (3rd 400), Mary Bergeron (3rd 3,200), 4x100 (1st); MV – Lily Moser (1st 300 hurdles in 50.02 seconds, 4th 100 hurdles), Hannah Barrington (1st long jump in 15-1, 2nd triple jump), Sophie Porter (2nd 100, 2nd 200), Madison Geddes (2nd 800), Abby Ciarametaro (2nd shot put), Elizabeth Barrington (3rd shot put, 3rd triple jump), 4x400 (1st); Pembroke – Avery Kelly (1st 100 in 13.32 seconds, 1st 200 in 27.73 seconds), Ty Valley (1st triple jump at 31-9, 2nd long jump), Jasmine Blake (2nd high jump), Alexis Brown (3rd 100 hurdles, 4th 300 hurdles), 4x100 (2nd); Bishop Brady – Alyssa LaValley (2nd 1,600), Sarah Allen (3rd 100, 4th 200), Morgan Casey (3rd high jump)

Highlights: The Pride split a five-team meet on its home track for senior day. Coe-Brown won seven of the 17 events to claim the overall victory.

Boys’ Track

Concord 4th, Coe-Brown tied 5th

Key players: Concord – Alain Twite (1st triple jump 42-22, 1st long jump at 21-0), Nick Reynolds (1st javelin in 169-11), Colby Nyhan (1st pole vault at 14-10), Nick Reynolds (3rd triple jump), 4x100 (3rd); Coe-Brown – Elias Warner (1st shot put in 48:11.75, 3rd discus, 3rd javelin), Luc Kerouac (2nd 800), Sanjith Nomula (2nd 1,600)

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Highlights: The Tide finished fourth and the Bears tied for fifth at the 16-team Merrimack Invitational. Nashua South and Pinkerton tied for the lead with 96 points. Nashua North (59), Concord (52), Coe-Brown (38) and Portsmouth (38) were the top six teams.

Merrimack Valley 112.5, Coe-Brown 83.5, Goffstown 77, Bishop Brady 44, Pembroke 33

Key players: MV – Nicolas Oglesby (1st long jump at 19-9, 1st high jump at 5-8, 1st triple jump at 40-0.75), Mychal Reynolds (1st 110 hurdles in 16.76 seconds, 1st 300 hurdles in 42.87 seconds), Abhiman Karki (1st discus in 118-10, 1st shot put at 39-7), Aiden Paquette (2nd triple jump, 2nd long jump, 3rd 110 hurdles, 4th discus), Brayden Laroche (2nd 110 hurdles), Logan Vong (2nd high jump), Ben Geoffrey (3rd 1,600), Trenton Jeski (3rd pole vault), 4x100 (2nd), 4x400 (2nd); Coe-Brown – Keegan Sousa (1st 3,200 in 10:43), Alex Conner (1st pole vault at 11-6), Liam McLean (2nd 3,200, 4th 300 hurdles), Anthony Szatko (2nd 400), Harrison O’Neal (2nd pole vault), Cameron Lee (3rd 100, 4th 200), Bryce Sartin (3rd long jump, 3rd triple jump), Max Lemay (3rd 800), Dylan Plowman (3rd 3,200), Ethan Newick (3rd 200, 4th 100), Brogan Grzybowski (3rd 300 hurdles), 4x400 (1st); Bishop Brady – Josh Gentchos (1st 100 in 11.21 seconds, 1st 200 in 22.34 seconds), Alan Yap (2nd 100, 2nd 200), Ryan Casey (2nd 300 hurdles), 4x100 (1st); Pembroke – Zachery Heichlinger (1st javelin at 131-8, 2nd discus), Merric Harrington (2nd shot put)

Highlights: The Pride won five of seven field events and swept the hurdles to win its senior day meet on its home track. Oglesby, Reynolds and Karki all won multiple events to lead MV.

Baseball

Bow 5, Milford 1

Key players: Bow – Sean Guerrette (7 IP, 1 R, 11 K, 2 BB), Jake Reardon (3-for-3, triple, double, walk, 3 RBI), Sean Guerette (1-for-3, 2 RBI), Owen Webber (hit), Owen Cray (hit), Caleb Szafran (hit)

Highlights: The Falcons led 3-0 through three innings before Milford broke onto the scoreboard in the fourth. Bow plated two more runs in the sixth to secure the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Sean had another great game on the mound.” – Bow assistant Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 8-3; Milford 3-6

Plymouth 3, Pembroke 0

Key players: Pembroke – Devin Riel (6 IP), Owen Stewart (threw out two players at second base)

Highlights: The Bobcats scored runs in the second, third and sixth innings to put away the Spartans. Plymouth outhit Pembroke, 8-4, while the Spartans committed four errors 

Records: Plymouth 9-1; Pembroke 4-7

Belmont 7, Gilford 2

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (win, 6.1 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K; RBI), Michael Collette (1-for-2), Jaxson Embree (1-for-3, RBI, run), Owen Waldron (1-for-3, walk, RBI, run)

Highlights: Underhill paced the Red Raiders, not allowing any earned runs on the mound. After giving up a run in the first inning, Belmont responded with three of its own, plus two more in the fourth and a pair in the sixth thanks to timely hitting by Collette, Embree and Waldron.

Coach’s quote: “This was a good win against a fierce competitor. That group over in Gilford knows baseball and plays it well so to be able to get a win means something as they’re a very good team.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 8-1; Gilford 6-3

Conant 12, Hopkinton 2

Key players: Hopkinton – Cody Charron (2-for-3, RBI, stolen base), Tyler Czarkowski (1-for-3, run), Bronson Ammann (1-for-3, double, run), Jackson Kovar (first varsity hit)

Highlights: Hopkinton trailed 8-0 in the bottom of the sixth when Czarkowski’s two-run single brought two Hawk runnrers home, but the Orioles responded with four runs in the top of the seventh.

Coach’s quote: “Conant is a very good team and tough opponent, but I am pleased with our approach at the plate as we had seven hits and also put another 10 balls in play that they had to get us out on.  I also feel we did pretty well with the leather defensively, making some solid plays behind our pitchers.  Unfortunately, we just issued too many free passes and the Orioles were able to capitalize with those base runners.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Conant 9-0; Hopkinton 2-7

Raymond 8, Hopkinton 1

Key players: Hopkinton – Travis Windhurst (2-for-4, double), Mike Pantano (1-for-3, walk, run, 2 stolen bases), Bronson Ammann (1-for-3, RBI; 4.1 IP in relief, 3 K, 3 H, 1 BB, 1 HBP, 1 earned run)

Highlights: The Rams scored four runs in the top of the first inning and three more in the top of the third. Amman’s RBI single to left made it 7-1.

Coach’s quote: “We came out flat today and Raymond took advantage of that. Then once they had a lead they were able to add to it. We were able to clean up our defense and make some good plays to help keep the Rams off the bases. Unfortunately, our efforts were just a little too late. Offensively, we could not get the timely hits needed with runners in scoring position. As a team we need to find a way to play complete games from the first pitch to the last out.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Raymond 7-4; Hopkinton 2-8

Boys’ Lacrosse

Concord 10, Salem 3

Key players: Concord  – Carter Doherty (5 goals, assist), Jaden Haas (2 goals, 10-for-12 faceoffs), Will Cholian (2 goals, assist), Tyler Morin (goal, 2 assists), Liam Yeatman (4 assists), Brayden Beauregard (assist), Logan Shimer (14 saves), Sean Mulkerron (3-for-5 faceoffs)

Highlights: Defensive unit of Broc Pelchat, Noah Wyatt, Tiegan Mason, Sebastian Nichols, Ian Hughes and Bobby Bourgault held Salem to few quality shots.

Records: Concord 5-7; Salem 3-7

Laconia 11, Hopkinton 7

Key players: Hopkinton – Patty Buss (goal, 4 assists), Shane Smith (4 goals, 9 ground balls), Merrick Chapin (3 assists), Ozzie Rosenholm (17-for-22 faceoffs, 11 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Kip Hedquist (3 assists), Owen Buss (goal, 4-for-5 faceoffs), Brayden Crawford (6 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers), Avery Condon (5 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers)

Highlights: The game stayed close early, with a 1-1 tie after the first and a 5-4 Laconia lead at halftime. The Sachems pulled ahead 8-5 by the end of the third and continued their scoring run to make it 11-5 with only 3:19 left in regulation. The Hawks made a strong push at the end, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap.

Coach’s quote: “We had a tough time playing team defense and regularly turned the ball over on offense and in transition. But we know what needs to be done and will work hard to correct our mistakes.” – Hopkinton’s Deacon Blue

Records: Laconia 7-3; Hopkinton 9-2

Coe-Brown 9, Laconia 6

Key players: Coe-Brown – Jack Matson (20 saves), Sam Frye (5 goals), Joe Fenton (2 goals, assist), Ryan Rodler (2 assists), Robert Lee (goal), Myles Brackett (2 assists)

Coach’s quote: “I am proud of the guys for playing consistently across all four quarters today. Shout out to the defense for getting communication where we need it and want it to be today too. Excellent patience on offense as well. Laconia is always well-coached.” – Coe-Brown’s Tony DePalma

Records: Coe-Brown 6-4; Laconia 7-2

Girls’ Lacrosse

Salem 13, Concord 9

Key players: Concord – Sarah Leuci (2 goals), Gracen Arndt (2 goals), Sydney Brown (2 goals), Emma Pelletier (goal), Lexi Magee (goal), Malie Ramshaw (goal), Emelia Raimo (defense), Grace Smith (defense), Ava Philbrook (defense), Leah Foulds (defense)

Highlights: Concord jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, but Salem scored four unanswered goals to end the first quarter to take a 4-3 lead. At the end of the third quarter, the Crimson Tide trailed by two, but the Blue Devils outscored Concord in the fourth quarter to maintain and extend the lead.

Coach’s quote: “Going into this game, both teams very much wanted the win, but Salem was able to convert on a few more shots on goal when they had possession.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Salem 2-10; Concord 1-11

Hopkinton 18, Laconia 6

Key players: Hopkinton – Sarah Chodosh (6 goals, 3 assists, 2 draw controls, caused turnover, ground ball), Sydney Westover (4 goals, 3 assists, 12 draw controls, caused turnover, 2 ground balls), Maeve Owens (4 goals, assist, caused turnover), Avery Chase (2 goals, assist, draw control, caused turnover, 5 ground balls), Ryan Barrett (goal, caused turnover, 2 ground balls), Lilly Chodosh (goal, ground ball), Lauryn Vetter (assist, caused turnover, 4 ground balls), Marcella Guadagno (draw control, ground ball), Helen Yeaton (3 caused turnovers, ground ball), Hallee Schoch (4 saves, ground ball), Viola Pietrabissa (2 saves)

Highlights: Westover’s work in the draw circle, Hopkinton’s offense, led by Chodosh, Westover and Owens, and the Hawk defense, led by Yeaton and Afflerbach, gave the Hawks a 9-2 lead after the first quarter. Hopkinton spent the rest of the game fine-tuning its offense against Laconia’s recently implemented backer zone.

Coach’s quote: “Individually and as a team, our players have elevated our game in the past couple weeks. We coaches are really excited about this team and the progress we’ve made. If we continue to improve our pace and intensity, we expect great lacrosse going forward.” – Hopkinton’s co-coach Gus Madden

Records: Hopkinton 8-2; Laconia 5-5

Coe-Brown 15, Laconia 7

Key players: Coe-Brown – Fae Johnson (5 goals, assist), Avery Keefe (3 goals), Addidson Roy (2 goals, assist), Lillian Peabody (7 draw controls), Alexis Muse (10 saves), Bre Peters (strong defensive play)

Coach’s quote: “This was a key game for us to win in our run for a playoff spot. The team played tough and with purpose today. We had a lot of positive energy which resulted in a great team win.” – Coe-Brown’s Kristen Cimino and Tom Johnson

Records: Coe Brown 4-5; Laconia 5-4

Girls’ Tennis

Windham 5, Bow 4

Key players: Bow  – Jaden Glace (8-4 win), Katie McCabe (8-1 win), McCabe/Lilly Gula (8-4 doubles win), Makaylie Laws (8-2 win)

Highlights: The Falcons fell just one match short against a strong Jaguar program.

Records: Windham 7-4; Bow 6-4