High schools: Bow, Brady girls’ tennis advance to quarters; plus baseball, softball and lax results

Published: 05-23-2024 9:22 AM

D-II Girls’ Tennis

No. 9 Bow 5, No. 8 Timberlane 4

Key players: Bow – Jaden Glace (8-1 win at No. 2 singles), Katie McCabe (8-1 win at No. 3 singles), Maddy Desrosiers (8-4 win at No. 4 singles), Makaylie Laws (8-4 win at No. 5 singles), Lilly Gula/McCabe (8-6 win at No. 2 doubles)

Highlights: The Falcons led 2-1 on Tuesday when the match was suspended due to weather and Desrosiers had a huge win at No. 4 singles to give Bow a 3-1 lead. Timberlane defeated the Falcons, 5-4, in the regular season, but Desrosiers avenged her loss from that match, turning the tables on the Owls. Bow eventually won Wednesday’s match to advance to the Division II quarterfinals. The Falcons next play at No. 1 Oyster River, the team that knocked them out of last year’s tournament. Timberlane defeated Bow, 5-4, in the regular season

Coach’s quote: “It was everything we thought it would be, thrilling down to the last point. Timberlane fought off four match points before we finally closed them out. Both teams played well despite the heat and it was great for the girls to come out on top.” – Bow’s Steve Langevin

Records: Bow 8-7; Timberlane 8-7

No. 7 Keene 5, No. 10 Coe-Brown 0

Highlights: The Bears couldn’t put together any wins in singles as the Blackbirds defeated Coe-Brown in the Division II prelims. The Bears improved over last year’s 4-10 mark and returned to the tournament after failing to qualify last season.

Records: Keene 9-6; Coe-Brown 6-9

D-III Girls’ Tennis

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No. 7 Bishop Brady 9, No. 10 Moultonborough 0

Highlights: The Giants easily handled the Panthers in the prelims of the Division III tournaments and advance to take on No. 2 Lebanon in the quarterfinals.

Records: Bishop Brady 11-4; Moultonborough 6-9

D-I Boys’ Tennis

No. 6 Londonderry 9, No. 11 Concord 0

Highlights: After winning no matches in 2023, the Crimson Tide returned to the playoffs, but lost in the prelims in a tough draw against the Lancers. 

Records: Londonderry 10-4; Concord 5-10

Baseball

Salem 7, Concord 6, 8 inn.

Key players: Concord – Alex Turant (5 IP, 4 H, 7 H; 2 hits, RBI), Dawson Fancher (2-run HR, 2 walks), Mitch Coffey (hit, RBI), Noah Chrabolowski (hit), Joey Mangone (hit, run), Trevor Craigue (hit, 3 runs), David Wicks (run)

Highlights: Fancher’s home run in the bottom of the sixth helped force extra innings, but Salem scored three runs in the top of the eighth to secure the win in Concord’s final game of the regular season. The Tide need to wait and see how the remaining Division I games play out in order to determine if Concord qualifies for the postseason with the No. 15 and final seed.

Coach’s quote: “Very proud of this team. They battled to the end, trailing twice, and coming back and almost pulling it off. Alex Turant pitched well for us and Dawson Fancher had the big hit to tie the game. We made a run at it in the eighth, but just fell short.” – Concord’s Scott Owen

Records: Salem 4-12; Concord 7-13

Bow 5, Pembroke 0

Key players: Bow  – Sean Guerrette (win, 5 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K, 2 BB; 2 hits, run), Nate Kiah (save, 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K, 0 BB), Owen Cray (5 assists, 1 putout at SS), Dillan Abbate (hit), Chase Crowell (hit), Clayton Nadzan (hit, run), Colby Smith (hit, run); Pembroke – Owen Stewart (6 IP, 0 ER, 5 H), Josh Goyette (1-for-3)

Highlights: The Falcons scored five runs in a second-inning rally to defeat the Spartans. Bow will be the No. 4 or No. 5 seed for the Division II playoffs, while Pembroke has to wait for the results of the remaining D-II games.

Coach’s quote: “Always good to win the last game of the regular season, especially on senior night.” – Bow assistant Dennis Ordway

Records: Bow 12-5; Pembroke 8-8

John Stark 6, Sanborn 0

Key players: John Stark – Anthony Paolicelli (win, 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 12 K; 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI, run, stolen base), Deltyn Williams (1-for-2, 3 stolen bases, run; 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 K), Tobin Prieto (1-for-2, run, stolen base)

Highlights: The Generals struggled to get the bats going today, but Paolicelli held the Indians at bay until the hitting got going in the sixth inning, highlighted by Paolicelli’s three-run homer, his fourth straight game with a home run. Stark will be the top seed for the upcoming D-II postseason.

Coach’s quote: “We received great pitching once again from Anthony and Deltyn, and the bats finally got cooking in the sixth inning. We need to string some more consistent at bats and contact as we move into the postseason, but a great regular season by the boys, no doubt.” – John Stark’s Dennis Pelletier

Records: John Stark 16-1; Sanborn 1-14

Hollis-Brookline 7, Merrimack Valley 4

Key players: MV – Cam Chevarie (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Reece Clermont (2-for-3), Brayden Harrington (1 IP, 1 K), Luke Dougherty (1 IP, 1 K)

Highlights: Hollis-Brookline jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after the first inning and the Pride never recovered.

Coach’s quote: “Not the way we wanted to head into the playoffs. But, we have some time to iron things out.” – MV’s Sean Wheeler

Records: Hollis-Brookline 5-10; MV 9-7

Belmont 15, Prospect Mountain 1, 5 inn.

Key players: Belmont – Anakin Underhill (win, 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, K; 3-for-4, 3 singles, run, stolen base, 5 RBI), Brady Thurber (save, 3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K), Wyatt Bamford (2-for-3, run, 3 RBI), Jaxson Embree (2-for-4, 2 doubles, 3 runs), Owen Waldron (1-for-3, double, walk, 2 runs, 2 RBI), Max Ryder (1-for-2, run, RBI), Brayden Townsend (1-for-3, double, walk, 2 runs)

Highlights: The Raiders scored 12 runs in the first 2.2 innings of Tuesday’s game before the game was suspended due to thunder and resumed on Wednesday. Belmont scored three more runs and played flawless defense to close out the victory.

Coach’s quote: “Underhill and Thurber combined to pitch well under unusual circumstances. I was happy to see our bats come alive and hopefully we carry that momentum. It was awesome to play flawless defense, we did well in every phase of the game.” – Belmont’s Matt LeBlanc

Records: Belmont 13-2; Prospect Mtn. 9-7

Bishop Brady 15, Stevens 1, 5 inn.

Key players: Bishop Brady – Dan Shedd (win, 5 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 5 K; 4 hits, 2 doubles, triple, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Luke Bedard (3 hits, 2-run HR, 5 RBI, 3 runs), Andy Hunton (3 hits, triple, 3 runs, RBI), Kolt Gaudreault (double, 2 RBI), Max Guerra (2 hits, 2 runs, stolen base)

Highlights: Brady jumped out to a four-run lead in the top of the first on a two-run single by Bedard and a two-run double by Gaudreault. Stevens answered with a run of their own in the bottom half, but Brady added four more in the second thanks to a bases clearing double from Shedd. A two-run triple by Hunton and a two-run homer by Bedard allowed the Giants to extend their lead.

Coach’s quote: “What a great team win. Dan pitched great and Andy called a great game behind the plate. We really came out swinging the bats today. A win tomorrow and we will be hosting first round of the tournament.” – Bishop Brady’s Skip Foy

Records: Bishop Brady 10-5; Stevens 8-7

Hopkinton 7, Somersworth 3

Key players: Hopkinton – Adam Richter (3.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 K), Mike DePiano (3.2 IP, 3 H, 2 K, 1 ER in relief), Jimmy Eaton (4 putouts, assist at 2B), Jackson Kovar (8 putouts at 1B), Cody Charron (3 putouts, 4 assists at SS), Nate Windhurst (1-for-3, double, walk, 2 runs, stolen base), Mike Pantano (1-for-3, double, sacrifice, run, RBI), Tyler Czarkowski (2-for-3, double, sacrifice, 2 RBI), Devin Allen (1-for-2, 2 walks, RBI; caught two runners stealing as C)

Highlights: The Hawks scored three runs in the fourth inning to go up 7-2.

Coach’s quote: “On Senior Day it was great to have the team come out strong, play well and give our four seniors – Jimmy Eaton, Jackson Kovar, Adam Richter, and Tyler Czarkowski – a win in their last home game. Each senior contributed in the victory either on the mound, at the plate or making plays defensively. Very proud of the Hawks Baseball class of 2024.” – Hopkinton’s Kevin Hill

Records: Hopkinton 4-11; Somersworth 3-11

Softball

Hopkinton 4, Somersworth 0

Key players: Hopkinton – Steph Elrick (7 IP, 3 H, 9 K; RBI), Kinley St. Cyr (2-for-2, walk, run), Ally Duval (1-for-2, HBP, RBI), Paige Boudette (1-for-3, run), Annie Morrall (1-for-4, run), Lizz Holmes (single, run), Skylar Clay (RBI)

Highlights: St. Cyr drove Morrall home in the third inning, Holmes scored on a sacrifice fly in the fourth, St. Cyr scored on an error in the fifth and Boudette came home on a bunt single from Duval in the sixth as the Hawks closed out the regular season with a victory.

Coach’s quote: “It was our senior recognition game and the support from families and fans was really appreciated. All of our seniors had major contributions offensively and defensively. Steph Elrick pitched a three-hitter, Lizz Holmes chased down anything nearby in center field and Ally Duval called and caught a great game behind the plate. I am so happy that all the players, but especially the seniors, can look forward to at least one more game as we start the tournament next week. After an 0-5 start, I wasn’t sure that this would happen.” – Hopkinton’s Liz Kovar

Records: Hopkinton 9-7; Somersworth 2-12

Girls’ Lacrosse

Concord 17, Salem 12

Key players: Concord – Sarah Leuci (season high 8 goals, assist), Sofia Payne (4 goals, assist), Sydney Brown (2 goals), Malie Ramshaw (2 goals), Emma Pelletier (goal), Ava Philbrook (midfield), Gracen Arndt (midfield), Emelia Raimo (defense), Grace Smith (defense), Charlotte Dill (defense), Leah Foulds (defense), Anya Kendzious (defense), Abby Poole (17 saves)

Highlights: Concord won its final game of the season, leading the Blue Devils throughout the entire game. The Tide led 6-4 after the first quarter, 10-6 at halftime and 15-8 through three.

Coach’s quote: “Although it was Salem’s senior night, we wanted it just as much for our seniors. From the first draw, the Concord girls fought hard for the ball and continued that effort throughout the game. They transitioned the ball well through the midfield, and demonstrated patience and skilled shooting on offense. It was a total team effort and I was very proud.” – Concord’s Terry Anderson

Records: Concord 3-14; Salem 2-15