Panther girls win Merrimack Invitational, South boys lacrosse streak snapped

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua North's Xavier Provost, shown during the track meet earlie this week vs. South, won the triple jump Thursday at the Merrimack Invitational.



Nashua South girls finish first

The Panthers finished first with 93 points, well ahead of second place Exeter (72) and third place Pinkerton (67.5).

Locally, Nashua North was sixth with 41 points while Alvirne was 12th with 10 points. Campbell (14th), Merrimack (15th) and Souhegan (16) rounded out the locals.

Winners for South were Crismeily Borg in the 200 (28.93), Cali Coffin in the 1600 (5:11.20), Sydney Lewis in the 100 hurdles (15.75) and high jump (5-2), the 4×100 relay team of Lewis, Borg, Taylor Mohler and Vanessa Norton (50.69).

Alvirne was paced by Dominique Milinazzo, third in the 400 (1:01.61). North was paced by Alana Choate’s win in the triple jump (36-6.5) Emily Sweet’s third in the 800 (2:23.13) and Arianna Braccio’s third in the 3200 (11:40.83).

Alvirne’s Skyler Bomba, Campbell’s Tori Allen and North’s Sarah St. Pierre tied for fourth in the high jump at 4-10.

North boys finish third

The Titans led the local teams with a total of 53 points behind meet winner Concord(88) and Pinkerton (82). Merrimack was fifth (39.5), and other local team finishes were Nashua South 11th (15 points) Campbell 13th (10), Alvirne 14th and Souhegan 15th.

North was led by Xavier Provost’s win in the triple jump (42-7.5). Other Titan highlights included Brazden Ellis second in the 400 (50.53), Yassine Jakib second in the 800 (2:01.17) Joseph Curran second in the 3200 (9:44.74).

Merrimack got a win by the foursome of Jon Paulhamus, Tristam Wood, Jay Wozniak and Brian Genet in the 4×100 in 44.21, while the Tomahawks’ Adam Thornton was second in the javelin at 144-0.

Tyler Mondi was second for South in the long jump in 20-5.25


Pinkerton 15,

Nashua South 5

Devin Linscott had a pair of goals while Joe Bodi added a goal and two assists for the Panthers, now 5-7 after seeing their winning streak halted at four. Others helping out for South were Joe Buturla (goal, assist), Tyler Bernard (goal), and Drew Fleury (assist). Nate Radin had 15 saves in the South net. The Panthers are at Souhegan on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Gilford 7,

Campbell 6

The Cougars had the lead 6-5 with two minutes to go but Gilford rallied, forcing a turnover for the tying goal and then getting the game-winner to drop Campbell to 1-8.

Matt Rollend let Campbell with five ground balls and senior defenseman, Zach Wilson, had an assist on the day.


Exeter 5,

Nashua South 4

The teams split singles but Exeter took two of three doubles matches as the Panthers fell to 8-3. Singles winners for South were Pallavi Ravada at No. 3 (8-5), Priva Shoksheen at No. 5 (8-3) and Nora Goldenberg at No. 6 (8-1).

The lone doubles win came from Shrijaa Mohan/Ravada at No.2, 8-2. South’s top doubles team of Kaitlin Fitzgibbons/Meghana Avvaru dropped a heartbreaking tiebreaker, 7-4, to fall 9-8.

Timberlane 6,

Nashua North 3

The Titans fell to 1-9 despite wins by Brenna Rose at No. 1 singles, Brooke Bakhit at No. 3, and the No. 1 doubles team of Brenna Rose and Liz Dion. North hosts Londonderry on Friday.

Windham 5,

Milford 4

The Spartans suffered just their second loss of the season (10-2). Local winners included Grace Carpenter (No. 1, 8-4), Leslie MacGrath (No. 3, 8-5), Carpenter/Heather Hager at No. 1 doubles (8-3) and MacGrath/Katie Brown at No. 2 (8-3). Milford is at Hollis Brookline on Monday. The Spartans lone losses this year are to unbeaten Portsmouth and the 10-1 Jags.


Derryfield 5,

Bishop Guertin 4

The Cards needed to sweep doubles after losing four of six singles but fell short. Ryan Fitzgerald won at No. 3 singles 8-6 as did Evan Butler at No. 5, 9-8 (7-5). BG’s lone doubles win came from the No. 3 team of Butler/Evan Stinson, 8-4. Now 4-6, Guertin hosts Dover on Friday.


Exeter 14,

Nashua South 3

The Blue Hawks jumped out to a quick first inning lead and never looked back as the Panthers fell to 3-9. Delia Callery took the loss, going all seven innings in the circle while striking out two. Erica Frothingham went 4 for 4 to pace the South offense. The Panthers host Timberlane on Monday.

Trinity 10,

Hollis Brookline 6

The Skylar Mack and Alyssa Hall each had two hits and two RBIs for the Cavs, who fell to 3-6. Gabby Paquin took the loss in the circle, giving up seven runs over six innings. HB hosts Souhegan on Friday at 4 p.m.

Wilton-Lyndeborough 13,

Portsmouth Christian 5

The Warriors raised their record to 9-2 as Lexi Balam paced the warrior 14 hit attack with four hits. Emma Skelly, Brooke Lane, Sam Yurcak,and Lily Foisie each had two hits. Abby LeBlanc hit a two-run homer and knocked in three runs . Balam gave up six hits and two earned runs in the circle to improve her pitching record to 8-2. The Warriors visit Nute on Friday.


Bow 7,

Campbell 5


Jocelyn Theriault had two goals and an assist while Caitlin Newell had a pair of goals but it wasn’t enough for the Cougars who fell to 3-6.

Kate Stoncius added another score and an assist while Allie Dyac had a season high seven saves in net. 

Campbell visits Hopkinton on Monday.


Timberlane 13,

Nashua North 5

The Titans fell to 7-6 despite two hits and an RBI from Casey Lane plus two RBIs and a double from Trevor Kelly. Jack Gould had a hit and two RBIs. C.J. Barrett took the loss on the hill, giving up nine runs (three earned) over 5.2 innings, with four strikeouts.

Campbell 6,

Prospect Mountain 1


The Cougars avenged an earlier loss while improving to 5-2, thanks in part to the complete game, three-hit pitching of Keegan Mills, who struck out 12 and hit a two-run homer.

Nick Boucher had two hits while Matt Graveline tripled in a pair.

The Cougars have a doubleheader with Fall Mountain on Saturday.

Wilton-Lyndeborough 11,

Portsmouth Christian 4


Junior catcher Owen Hughes led a Warrior 13-hit attack with three hits including a pair of solo home runs. Shane Partridge added a two-run home run as WLC is now 9-1.

Senior shortstop Jake LeVert added two hits and junior Neal Brennan picked up his fourth win of the season on the hill going 5 1/3 innings while striking out nine. The Warriors visit Nute on Friday.


Hollis Brookline 3,

Londonderry 0

The Cavs recorded a 25-20, 25-14, 25-19 sweep to move to 7-4, led by Jonathan Brackett’s seven kills, as well as seven kills and two blocks by Matt Simco.Scott Van Coughnett had 25 assists while Sander Wimmer and Mitchell Cochran each had three aces.