High School Highlights: BG girls soccer tops Merrimack

Girls soccer

Guertin 4, Merrimack 0

The Cardinals got off to a good start in the season opener for both teams with goals by Molly and Mary Kate Finn, Caitlyn Toom and Brooke Paquette. Hannah Lord paced the BG defense in front of goalie Erin Morris, who had eight saves. Abby Morgan, Sam Page and Riley Streeper played well for the Tomahawks. Guertin visits Keene on Sept. 10 and Merrimack hosts Bedford on Friday.

Nashua South 1, Concord 0

Mailie McDermott scored the only goal in the, securing a win for the Panthers (1-0). Haileigh Swabowicz was stellar in net making 12 saves to stop the Concord offense. South has their home opener against Portsmouth on Thursday.

Alvirne 2, Pinkerton 1

After trailing 1-0 at halftime, the Broncos (1-0) scored two second half goals to take the win. Maddie Bertrand and Marissa Juliano netted one goal each. Jane Ostberg tallied two assists. Goalie Brittney Whiting protected the pipes with 16 saves. Alvirne hosts Nashua North on Thursday.

Nashua North 2, Memorial 1

Ariana Dumaine scored on an Emilee Deleo assist to grab the victory. Deleo also added a goal to help the winning effort. North travels to Alvirne on


Hollis Brookline 9, West 1

The Cavaliers offense had a scoring frenzy in their season opener. Maddie Harley and Rachel Bracket each had hat tricks. Renee LeBlanc, Tasha White and Meghan Flannery added one goal apiece. Paige Magnuszewski, Emma Ruvido, Brackett and White had assists. Hollis Brookline welcomes Plymouth on Friday.

Campbell 4, Trinity 1

The Cougars out dueled a physical Trinity team, to move to 2-0. Riley Barka, Gabby Kim-Levesque, Morgan Wagner and Karleigh Schultz found the back of the net for Campbell. Alex Wallenmaier and Mackenzie Wagner were standouts on defense.

Campbell welcomes Conant on


Boys soccer

Merrimack Valley 3,

Hollis Brookline 2

The Cavaliers (0-2) were scored on in the 75th minute and took the loss. JJ Kennedy scored both goals for HB. Max Burns and Nate McEvoy added in one assist each. Goalie Ryan Coutu made 11 saves in the contest. Hollis Brookline visits Coe-Brown on Friday.

Milford 7, West 1

Paxton Ducharme, Connor Winder (three goals) and Aden Cremonini all set the tone as the Spartans picked up their first win of the season (1-1). Milford plays their home opener on Friday against Coe-Brown.

Pembroke 3, Souhegan 1

Simon Trombley kicked on the only goal in the Sabers (0-2) loss. Jake Morrisette played well in net securing seven saves. Souhegan will look for their first win when they visit Bow on Friday.

Nashua North 1, Memorial 0

The Titans open up their season with a win on Tuesday afternoon. It was a Colin Miller penalty kick in the first half the sealed the deal.

Ryan Downing, Gabe Buxton, Dan Guzman and Preston Thompson played lock down defense. North welcomes Alvirne on Thursday.

Field hockey

Souhegan 4,

Merrimack Valley 0

Juliette Rafuse netted two goals to lead the Sabers pass Merrimack Valley. Nicole O’Rourke and Ava VanBallegooyen each added one goal. Rafuse, O’Rourke and Julia Ireland tallied assists. Souhegan hosts Portsmouth on Friday.


Hollis Brookline 111, Windham 110, Pembroke Academy 65, Milford 49

The Cavaliers Grady Sturges placed first with a 27. Other scorers for HB were Aaron Brown (22), Matt Dias (21), Rory Klauber (21), Garrett Sturges (20), Cayden Plummer (16), Colin MacDonald (16) and Braeden O’Connor (14).

Cross country

Jaime Martin Invitational

Milford, Campbell and Hollis Brookline all headed to Kingston on Tuesday for the 41st Jaime Martin Invitational Cross Country Meet to open the season. Led by junior Cassie Hemming, the Campbell girls turned in the top local performance of the day, claiming second behind Kearsarge. Hemming finished third overall, covering the 5K in 20:02.

Milford took sixth overall, paced by sophomore Abbey Halloran, who earned fourth in 20:40.

Hollis Brookline was led by sophomore Amy Pattelena, who was seventh in 21:18, just ahead of Campbell’s Megan Whitnell, who placed eighth in 21:34. Milford seniors Elisabeth Rodil and Lori Demambro, while Campbell’s Michelle Freeman rounded out the local contingent in the top 20, taking 18th. On the boys side, Hollis Brookline was fifth, Campbell seventh and Milford ninth. Spartan junior Caleb Korthals was the top area finisher in fifth at 16:32. Campbell’s Trevor Scopelites was ninth and teammate Matthew Dion was 12th. Ryan Burgher was 17th for Hollis, which also got strong runs from sophomore John Kotelly and freshman Luke Labord in 25th and 29th.

Mine Falls Meet


The Tomahawks won the boys event with 16 points. Andrew Peyton (17:05.97) won the race, with teammates Ryan Fischer and Andrew Frothingham finishing in second and third. The girls were second with 32 points. Adele Alexander won the race with a time of 20:23.46. Melanie Hutchinson finished sixth and Erin Murray placed seventh.

Nashua South

The Panthers were runner up in the boys event. Juho Hahto (fifth), Maxim Murkuryev (seventh) and Keith O’Donnell (ninth) were their highest finishers. The girls placed third. Grace Harris finished a respectable fourth, with Olivia Baskill (16th) and Mia Taylor (17th).

Saint Anselm Meet

Bishop Guertin

The Cardinals finished second with 33 points. Nate Fondakowski was the highest finishing runner for BG, placing second. Sebastian Zeman (fifth), Alex Girata (sixth), Emerson Warren (eighth) and Rohan Solanki (12th) rounded out the top runners.

Nashua North

The Titans had 42 points to finish third out of three teams. Yassine Jakib won the race with a time of 17:58. Jamie Maddock place third, Bobby Carnaway was seventh and Nick Drew was 12th.