Timberlane no-hits Alvirne to cap a busy day locally
It was an incredibly busy Thursday in local high school action that saw one area team get no-hit, another prevent one, a doubleheader in not only girls lacrosse but girls tennis as well, and some late game heroics in girls lacrosse.
Here is the rundown:
Timberlane’s Lucas Harmon (five innings) and Cam Lovett (two) combined to no-hit the Broncos, who fell to 5-7.
Conversely, Alvirne starter Adam Scharn allowed only two hits, both by Harmon. The game was scoreless heading to the top of the seventh when the Owls combined two errors, a walk and a sacrifice fly by Brent Seavey to score the game’s only run.
The Broncos, who couldn’t take advantage of seven walks, left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh as Lovett recorded a game-ending strikeout.
Alvirne hosts Bedford on Monday.
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The Cardinals (11-2) dropped their second straight as pitcher Aaron Zabawski took the loss, allowing six runs in three innings. Brett Anderson and Jake Mitchell led the Cards offensively, both going 1 for 3. Guertin hosts Nashua South on Saturday night at Holman Stadium.
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Chris Keefe broke up a no-hitter while Roy Santiago Sanchez (RBI single) and Roe Hendrick (RBI) provided the other few highlights for the Panthers (3-8).
Joe Shepard’s bases loaded single broke open a close game, driving in two as the visiting Spartans are now 3-8.
Brandon Shaw had a hit and two RBIs while other keys were Trevor Coyne (two hits, three runs scored), Kam Thibault (a hit, run scored in his first varsity start), and Max Fortin (gets the win hurling 3 2/3 of four-hit,shutout ball).
The Tomahawks celebrated their annual Military Appreciaton Day by improving to 6-5 as Brenna Davenport went 5 for 5 with a double, triple and four RBIs.
Jess Trahan (2 for 3, RBI), Emma Camberlain (2 for 3, three RBIs), and Erin Knauer (2 for 3, two RBIs) also helped pace the offense.
Camberlain also got the complete game win in the circle. Prior to the game, the ‘Hawks, who have won five of their last six, honored military families and friends in an on-field ceremony.
Alicia Salvalzo led the way for the Broncos, now 6-7, going 4 for 4 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored.
Courtney Marioles went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI while Alex Charbonneau (2 for 4, two runs) and Kiara Chase (1 for 2, two RBIs) also helped out.
Pitcher Kiara Chase allowed six earned runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings, striking out three and walking three. Megan Jacques finished things with a scoreless 1.2 innings, giving up five hits, with a strikeout and a walk.
Milford’s Raven Comtois continues to bash the ball, as she went 6 for 6 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, helping to keep the Spartans unbeaten (10-0).
Other offensive keys were Ally Fortin (3 for 3), Amanda Atkinson (3 for 5, two RBIs) and Cora Holtshouser (2 for 4, two RBIs).
Jenna DeAngelis (4.2 innings, 11 strikeouts, no hits) and freshman Madison Herbert (2.1 frames, three strikeouts, five hits) split time in the circle.
Milford visits Merrimack Valley Monday in a key Division II game.
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The Sabers are now 7-2 after pounding out 17 hits, as Megan Tupaj’s two-out, two-run single in the second put them ahead for good. Tupaj, Jenna and Carrie Speer, and Mary Rothhoff all had three hits apiece, while Danielle Drobat had two doubles and two RBIs.
Cameron Whitney went the distance in the circle, tossing a two-hitter while fanning five. Souhegan visits Pelham on Monday.
Maddie Davis got the win in the circle for the visiting Cougars (10-0), who had 13 hits. Abi Gray led the way with three hits while Riley Gamache, Emily Gamache and Ally McKenna each had two.
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The Warriors improved to 10-1 despite managing just three hits, but they took advantage of seven walks. Janel Bachand, Sophia Sistach and Rachel Christino each had RBIs while pitcher Lexi Balam gave up just one unearned run, scattering five hits.
WLC hosts Newmarket on Saturday at 10 a.m.
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The Cavaliers improved 9-0 with two wins, topping Keene 16-4 and Alvirne 19-3, all highlighted by Kelsey Sweeney reaching the 100 career goal plateau, scoring 10 times as she is now at 106.
Sweeney was one of four to score four goals in the Keene game along with Paisley Broadhurst, Tasha White and Abbey Magnuszewski. Victoria Bruzik and Nicole Heiter each had a pair while Meaghan Veino added one.
In the nightcap, Sweeney had six goals and three assists while Broadhurst (three goals, two assists), Bruzik (three goals), White and Magnuszewski (two each), Ellie Maxwell, Brooke Allanach and Emma Ruvido (one each) helped out.
The Cavs won 36 of a combined 45 draws on the day. Dominique Milinazo scored all three goals for 1-10 Alvirne.
O’Neill Galinson’s fourth goal came with one second left to move the Sabers to 8-2.
Hannah Rowe also had four while Abby Hawkes (two goals), Margot Manz (two goals, including the game-tying goal with 5:22 left) and Savannah Behn (two assists) also helped out.
Alex LaBrosse had eight saves in goal for the Sabers, who also got a key turnover late in the second half caused by Delaney Facques.
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Dylan Terenzoni (three goals, assist) and Joe O’Reilly (two goals,two assists ) helped the Cavaliers improve to 7-0.
Brendan Corban, Blake Bergeson, Tim Sulin and J.J. Fiore also helped out offensively while Scott Walsh had 12 saves in goal while Sal Vella won 10 of 16 faceoffs.
Jordan Petrocelli had three goals but it wasn’t enough as the Tomahawks (6-4) became the 8-4 Grizzlies’ sixth straight victims. T.J. Fasano had an assist while goalie Garrett Murray was busy with 10 saves.
The Tomahawks won their fourth straight (4-6) behind singles wins by Liann Grosso (8-0), Abby Fay (9-8, 7-4), Maddy Curran (8-5) and Vitalia Brock (8-4). The win by Grosso/Fay at No. 1 doubles (8-2) provided the clincher.
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Milford improved to 5-7, taking five of six singles behind Heather Hager (8-2), Adrianna George (8-1), Sydney Kolasinski (8-3), Kami Peterson (8-3) and Emma Grovesteen (8-4).
The tandems of Hager/George (8-2), Kolasinski/Grovesteen (8-4) and Peterson/Juliann DeGraffenried (8-3) provided a doubles sweep.
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The Cavaliers fell to 3-8, with Samantha Morse at No. 3 singles (8-1) getting their lone win. Samantha Randlett played tough in an 8-5 loss at No. 1 singles while the No. 2 doubles team of Morse/Hannah Escadon lost a tough 9-8 (8-6 tiebreaker) decision at No. 2 doubles. The Cavs host Windham today.
Another doubleheader, tennis style, and the only win in 14 individual matches for the 1-10 Warriors was Erin MacDonald at No. 3 singles in the nightcap. The Warriors’ Lunara Irashova went up 7-4 but lost 9-7 after playing well in an 8-5 loss. Ella Kelly fell 8-6 in another close match in the opener.
The Sabers (9-1) took their seventh straight, sweeping singles with wins by Sam Goddard (8-3), Kyle Gibson (8-1), Josh Goddard (9-7), Michael Dodge, Josh Lacaillade and Evan Loconto (each 8-2).
The doubles teams of Gibson/Lacaillade (8-3) and Dodge/James Zeolie (8-6) won as well.
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The Cards suffered a 25-12, 25-15, 25-17 sweep to fall to 6-4. Joe Noon (10 kills, one block) and D.J. Omogrosso (three kills, four blocks) played well.
BG hosts Timberlane today.