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Thursday, May 19, 2011

High School Highlights

SOFTBALL

Nashua North 2,

Manchester Central 1

Julie Curran hit her seventh home run of the year and drove in both runs to lead the Titans to an upset of the Division I leading Little Green (14-2). Amy Lalancette got her fourth victory of the season, striking out ten while yielding just three hits and walking none. Shardell Hamilton and Michaela McGowan each had two hits for the Titans (5-4), with one of McGowan’s hits a triple.

Merrimack 7,

Winnacunnet 0

Brittany Camara struck out eight in a complete-game shutout of the Warriors, at one point retiring 11 in a row. The freshman also led off the Merrimack half of the first inning with a single, leading to a five-run frame facilitated by three walks and a hit batter. Tory Hoemke knocked in two runs, while Rachel Bohannan, Rebecca Jolly, Bri Demers, and Jess Shanahan each had individual RBIs.

BASEBALL

Manchester Memorial 6, Alvirne 2

Ethan Hurley had two hits including a double, and Dave Webster and Dakota Williams eached knocked in runs with singles, but the Broncos (3-12) could do no more against hurler Tim Sullivan, who got the complete-game win. Dave Coleman pitched 22⁄3 of shutout relief for Alvirne.

Pinkerton 6,

Nashua North 2

The Titans (12-3) mustered just three hits, including Brandon Karkhanis’ single and Shannon Martin’s single and RBI.

BOYS LACROSSE

Bow 6, Souhegan 5

The Sabers (10-2) lost a defensive struggle on the wet turf in Amherst, despite Zadek Burstein’s three goals and one assist. Jake Barsky and Jordon Darula scored the other Souhegan goals, while Barsky and Mack Walker had assists. Jon Barker had nine saves in net.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Merrimack 20,

Spaulding 8

The Tomahawks improved to 11-1 as Erin MacLean, Nikki Pelletier, Lauren Perry and Emily Pollard combined for 12 goals and five assists. Kristen Correia and Tara Quinnell each had two goals and Amber Olson, Rebecca Giacapuzzi, Abbey Lore and Lauren Turkington each had individual goals.

Concord 11,

Hollis/Brookline 6

Katie O’Hara’s three-goal performance was not enough to keep the Cavaliers (6-3) from falling to 10-3 Concord. Julie Worthern, Caitlin Sweeney, and Annabelle Eliopoulos scored the other H/B goals, while Leda Kennedy, Hanna Mazzola, and Nina Hawxhurst each had assists.

VOLLEYBALL

Salem 3,

Hollis/Brookline 0

Facing the undefeated Blue Devils, the Cavaliers got stronger as the match went along but lost 25-9, 25-17, 25-23. Jason VanCoughnett led the Cavs (3-6) with seven service points and eight digs, while Cole Gallant had three blocks and two kills and Ryan LeCours had two blocks.

BOYS TRACK

Alvirne 77,

Londonderry 55

The Broncos swept the 200 meters behind Ryan Provencher (24.2 seconds), PJ Russo (24.8), and Luke Mertins (25.1), and the triple jump with Phil Skinner (38-0), PJ Rousseau (36-41⁄2), and Brandon Rule (34-11) en route to a handy win over the Lancers in Hudson. Other Alvirne winners were Provencher also winning the 100m in a time of 11.5 seconds, Pat Reidy in the javelin (146-5), Ethan Boucher (16.3 seconds) in the 110 hurdles, and the the Broncos’ 4x400 team.

GIRLS TRACK

Londonderry 98,

Alvirne 45

Alvirne’s Amanda Roberts won the triple jump with a leap of 30-71⁄2 and took third in the long jump, Lydia Lyman won the 1600 meters in a time of 5:49.9, and Michelle Filadoro won the 300 hurdles in 51.5 seconds while finishing second in the 100 hurdles. Kayla Duval and Brittney Lambert each had two second-place finishes, with Duval’s in the shot put and javelin and Lambert’s in the triple jump and high jump.

Alvirne 9, Nashua North 0

The Broncos improved to 10-2 with a sweep of the Titans. Nicole Wilcox, Deanna Trearchis, Kate Martin, Yashaswani Moparthi, Jamie Martineau, and Christine Buttrick all won at both singles and doubles for Alvirne, while freshman Annika Kossoyda played well at first singles and Tina Xu enjoyed her first varsity match for North (0-11).