High School Highlights: Wilton’s Claire approaches milestone
WLC’S CLAIRE GOES
FOR WIN NO. 500
Wilton-Lyndeborough coach Denny Claire can get his 500th career victory today if his team at home can avenge an earlier 2-0 loss to Farmington.
On Monday the Warriors (12-1) got him No. 499 with a tight 9-8 win over Sunapee, after leading comfortably 8-1 after five innings.
The Warriors had 16 hits paced by Emma Skelly (4 for 5) while Lexi Balam and Rachel Christino each had three hits. Balam got the win to improve to 11-1, allowing just two earned runs on 10 hits.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 14,
MANCHESTER WEST 2
The Cavaliers (7-5) mounted a 15-hit attack, led by Cassidy Pigott (3 for 4, double, triple, homer, four RBIs), Sofia Barassi (2 for 3, stolen base, four runs), Skylar Mack (2 for 3, two RBIs, Delayni Kovalchek (2 for 4, two RBIs), and Jess Hubert (2 for 4).
Also, Ally Johnson went 2 for 4 while tossing a complete game, fanning four.
MANCHESTER CENTRAL 4
The Broncos (7-4) picked up a huge win that could help with tiebreakers in the fight for a tournament spot, thanks to two doubles wins after the teams split singles.
Peyton and Ashton Meuse came up with an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles and Jake Natola/Charlie Thomas won 8-6 at No. 3 to provide the victory.
Peyton Meuse (8-2), Ashton Meuse (8-1) and Jake Natola (9-7) won in singles for the Broncos, who host Nashua South today. Central fell to 8-5.
The Sabers (9-2) saw their seven-match win streak snapped as they got just two wins in singles (Sam Goddard, 8-1 plus Josh Lacaillade, 8-6).
The Sabers also got a win at No. 1 doubles by Sam and Josh Goddard (8-4).
BISHOP GUERTIN 7, GOFFSTOWN 5
The Cardinals moved to 13-3, rallying from a 5-0 deficit on the road in the final three innings.
Trailing 5-4 in the seventh, Brett Anderson put BG ahead with a two-run single, and Alex George RBI.
They got four in the fifth, keyed by a Sam Boudreau (3 for 5, two RBIs) RBI double, George sac fly and Billy Gonya bases loaded walk.
Anderson pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the save, allowing a hit while fanning one in relief of winning pitcher Mark McGaughey, who allowed five runs over six (two earned) on six hits while striking out five.
BG visits Portsmouth on Thursday.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 13,
MANCHESTER WEST 3
The Cavaliers are riding high at 11-1 as
Ryan Coutu had a triple and two RBIs but also pitched all five innings, striking out four at Gill Stadium.
Max Mello (2 for 4, triple, RBI), Nate Sartell and Henri Boudreau (both 2 for 4 with two RBIs) also helped pace the offense.
NASHUA SOUTh THIRD
The Broncos (48) finished ahead of the Panthers (42.5) but well behind host Concord (124.5)
Leading the way with wins for Alvirne were Davante McKoy-Sophes in the 200 (23.12) and 400 (51.55), and he was part of the 4×400 winning relay along with Anthony Santos, Adam Dufault, and Paul Balletto (3:37.08), and Justin Broussard in the shot put (43-5)
South got wins from Paul Marchand in the 100 (11.28) and the long jump (20-1.5).
SOUTH GIRLS WIN
The Panthers (82) edged host Concord (81) while Alvirne was third (53).
Winners for South included Vanessa Norton in the 400 (1:03.62), Hannah Swain in the 800 (2:31.79), Kourtney Lopez in the 300 hurdles (49.03), Julia Zhang in the triple jump (34-0.5), Anai Dominguez in the shot put (27-10),
Norton also helped pace a win in the 4×400 relay along with Angie Suaza, Lopez, and Nadhezhda Nadia Zhecheva (4:14.90).
Helping Alvirne with wins were Skyler Bomba in the 100 hurdles (16.57) and pole vault (10-0), plus Molly O’Donnell in the high jump at 5-0 and long jump (16-0), and Alyssa Anderson in the discus (86-7).
Jocelyn Theriault had five goals and two assists as the Cougars evened their record at 5-5. Katie Stoncious added three goals while Josie Oberto had a pair.
Autumn Thompson paced the defense for Campbell, which hosts Belmont on Friday.
On Monday, Campbell beat Inter-Lakers, 13-7. Theriault scored six goals and dished out three assists for the winners. Bailey Bourque added a pair of goals with three assists.
Nashua South 9,
Londonderry 7 (Monday)
Rileigh Bunton came up huge in the Panthers’ net with seven saves, and the defense of Izzy Bolduc, Emma Pucillo, Bailey Morin and Livvy Kingston combined for 13 Ground balls and nine forced turnovers to key the victory.
Emily Colburn was strong on the draws. Kirsten McIntire scored four times with two assists for 9-5 South, while Olivia Johnson and Sarah Signorello each scored twice.
Liz Harrington had a goal while Kaitlyn West had an assist.
Hollis Brookline 20,
John Stark 10
The Cavaliers got 10 saves from Olivia Valentine to make it a perfect 10-0 start to the year.
Sydney Speir, Dana Ulrich, Reagan Berry, Jillian O’Hara and Rachel Ash played strong defensively. Abbey Magnuszewski finished with a team-high five goals.
Tasha White, Paisley Broadhurst, Victoria Bruzik and Kelsey Sweeney all scored three times. Sweeney had three assists, and White controlled eight draws.
Souhegan 16, Concord 8
Taylor Clark led the Sabers with four goals, followed by Savannah Behn and O’Neill Galinson (four assists) with three goals apiece.
Clare Woodford and Abby Hawkes scored twice, while Margot Manz and Hannah Rowe pitched in a goal and an assist each.
Alex Labrosse earned the win in goal with four saves.
Trinity 11, Milford 8 (Monday)
The Spartans fall to 2-7 with the tough loss despite 14 big saves from Kyle Forsley in goal.
Logan Barnhill led Milford with three goals, while Matt Hannon had two. Corey Girouard, Riley O’Shaughnessy and Anthony Viola netted one apiece.
Hollis Brookline 18,
Manchester West 4
JJ Fiore scored five times with four assists for the 10-0 Cavaliers. Joseph O’Reilly and Hunter Hudzik netted four goals apiece and combined for seven assists.
Joe MacDonough, Dylan Terenzoni, Tim Sulin, Blake Bergerson and Jacob Roy all found the net for HB.
Merrimack 13, ConVal 3
The Tomahawks improved to 7-5 behind four goals from Jay Lanigan and three from Jordan Petrocelli.
TJ Fasano and Steven Petz each scored twice, while Matt Todd and Ian Covell had singles.
Garrett Murray and Aiden Award each made three saves for Merrimack, which heads to Manchester Central on Wednesday night.
Nashua South 12 (Monday)
Drew Fleury paced the Panther attack with five goals, and Nate Campbell added three.
Jaden Murphy (two goals, two assists) and Joe Bodi (one goal, three assists) were involved all night long.
Brendon Frost, David Barnett and Josh Taylor played well on defense in front of Dom Pasquale, who made 10 saves for South, which will be at Keene on