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North boys, South girls win tight Battle of Bridge ski races

The Nashua North boys, with just four skiers, topped Nashua South’s top four 389-383 while the Panther girls edged the Titans 387-385 in the Battle of the Bridge meet at Pat’s Peak.

Overall, North won the combined point battle, 774-770.

In the boys race, North took three of the top four spots as Andrew Barry finished first in 54.15, followed by teammate Spencer Hunt in second (54.59) and Brendan McMahon in fourth at 57.40. Sewhuk Deven was 14th in 1:13.95. North’s four skiers totaled 100, 99, 97 and 93 points, respectively.

The Panthers scorers were Brady Swisher, third in 56.42; Trevor Stewart fifth in 57.61; Mark Case sixth in 58.42 and Rory Olsen seventh in 1:01.21. The point totals were 98, 96, 95, 94 respctively.

In the girls race, the Panthers were paced by first place finisher Jaimee Conmy (55.61), Audra Robinson (third, 56.95), Abby Yekelchick (fifth, 58.03) and Lily Vogel eighth in 32.59. Those four had 100, 98, 96 and 93 points, respectively.

The Titans, meanwhile, were paced by Emily Wynne, second in 56.65 (99 points), Zoe Goodman, fourth in 57.13 (97 points), Kathryn Conley sixth in 1:00.51 (95 points) and Brooke D’Silva, seventh in 1:04.72 (94 points).

BOYS HOCKEY

BISHOP GUERTIN 6,

ARLINGTON CATHOLIC 3

The visiting Cards got second period goals by Sam Cronin (Dan Woodford assist) and Mike Kiely (unassisted breakaway) to snap a 1-1 tie and improve to 7-1 in Division I.

Derek Amaral got two goals, one in the third, while also getting key third period goals were Luke Vogel and Aaron Pratt.

Other assists on the day went to Patrick Madden (two), Pratt, Declan Wilkie, Max Trawick and Christian Milward. Goalie Evan Butler played well in goal for the Cards, who have a big showdown with unbeaten Concord Wednesday night at Skate 3.

HANOVER 2,

NASHUA SOUTH-PELHAM 1

The visiting Kings (1-5) played their best game of the month but still dropped their fourth straigh as the Marauders (4-2) got the game winner at 11:00 of the third period, snapping the 1-1 tie.

Chris Skelley scored the Kings’ lone goal while Nate Serrentino collected 32 saves in net. The Kings host Manchester Central-West on Wednesday at Conway Arena.

CONCORD 9,

NASHUA NORTH-SOUHEGAN 0

The Saber-Titans were no match for the still unbeaten (9-0) Crimson Tide, who had as many as eight in the goal-scoring column, led by Alex Forward with two goals. Host Concord led 4-0 after the first and never looked back at Everett Arena.

North Souhegan (1-5-1) visits Merrimack on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Manchester’s West Side Arena.