North golfer finishes second

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state

GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf Championship.

Bedford sophomore C.J. LaDue, the leader after Round 1, hung tough in the wind on the shores of Great Bay, finishing at 73-77 — 150.

The amazing North frosh was even-par 36 on the front-nine and birdied the par-5 14th to pull into a tie for the lead but just couldn’t punch through the rest of the way.

Talk about building the foundation for a rivalry, these two have a chance to slug it out on the state and high school scene for two more years.

Merrimack’s Nick Edgeworth went 80-90 — 170 to finish in a tie for 20th. Bishop Guertin’s Cam Sheedy withdrew from the event.

In Division II, held at Rochester Country Club, Kingswood’s Sam Barton dominated the field with a 73-75 – 148.

Hollis Brookline’s Pat MacDonald delivered a solid two-day performance of 79-82 – 161, good enough for a third-place finish overall.

His teammate Chris Cadman and Souhegan’s Nick Jordan tied for 14th at 171. Milford’s Hunter Hoffman was tied for 22nd at 177, and Jeff Boehm was 25th at 181.


Nashua South 47, Keene 21

Jarrett Bieren paced the Panthers with well over 100 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the big win on the road.

South moves to 5-2 with Friday night home dates remaining against Londonderry and then Bishop Guertin as it looks to lock down the title in DIvision I West.

Quarterback Sean Holland ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw for scores to Alex Amigo and Tony Agor.

“We got out of the gate pretty good We had some glitches and mistakes, but other than that, we played pretty well,” said South coach Scott Knight. “I was very happy with our performance, really happy with our running game. I thought the kids up front really played well.”


South frosh Coffin 5th at Brown


Nashua South freshman Cali Coffin stepped up her game in the championship division race at the Brown Invitational, taking third overall. Coffin covered the 5k in 17:49.57.

Bishop Guertin’s Caroline Towle was next in the local contingent, taking 8th overall at 18:07.24. Teammate Haley Schmitt was 16th in 18:46.85, while Kate Messer was 19th in 18:52.32. In the Girls Varsity Division 2 race, Merrimack’s Bailey Carrillo took eighth overall in 18:50.61.

In the boys Championship Race, Campbell’s Jeffrey Allen took 27th overall in 16:14.08.

Souhegan girls

dominate Pelham Invitational

Jane Leighton and Arielle Zlotnick ran 1-2 as the Souhegan High School girls dominated the Pelham Invitational Cross Country meet.

Souhegan was first overall with 37 points, followed by Campbell with 70. Milford took third in the nine-team event with 83 points.

Here are the top-15 girls finishers from the region in the 5k varsity event: 1. Leighton (S) 18:17.93; 2. Zlotnick (S) 19:03.71; 3. Lauren Robinson (M) 19:11.82; 4. Becca Durham (M) 19:46.43; 5. Cassie Hemming (C ) 19:48.64; 7. Elise Lambert (S) 20:25.28; 9. Caitlin Callinan (C ) 20:28.79; 10. Riley Gamache (C ) 20:31.27; 13. Adrianna Zlotnick (S) 20:40.92; 14. Alissa Reitter (S) 20:41.16.

On the boys side, Souhegan took second overall, with Milford fourth and Campbell fifth.

Milford’s Blake Audibert was the top finisher from the region, taking third overall.

Here are the Top-15 boys finishers from the region in the 5k varsity event: 3. Audibert (M) 17:16.11; 4. Thomas Headington (S) 17:39.32; 5. Caleb Korthals (M) 17:39.45; 7. Mason Silk (S) 17:45.14; 8. Luke Hogan (C ) 17:54.02; 11. Nathan Stine (S) 18:01.19; 12. Carter Schade (S) 18:07.00; 13. Bill Drake (S) 18:18.40.


Hollis Brookline 3, Salem 1

Defending state champ Hollis Brookline improved to 15-0 behind Kyra Belden’s 34 assists. Kaleigh Whalen added 11 kills and three aces, while Maddie Norris chopped in 8 kills, 4 aces and 10 digs. Elizabeth Atkinson was strong up front with 10 big kills, and Sammie Shepard added 15 digs.


Concord 2,

Nashua North 0

The Titans fall to 5-8-1 with the tough loss to the 10-3-1 Tide.