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HS Roundup: Locals shine at North Invitational; BG, Sabers win

By Tom King - Staff Writer | Apr 21, 2024

Nashua North's Jhanelle Thomas has a focused look during her win in the 300 hurdles at the North Invitational on Saturday. (Telegraph photo by TOM KING)

There were some great individual performances at the annual Nashua North Invitational on Saturday, many of them by the host school as well as Nashua South to highlight the day’s high school action that also included three games at Holman Stadium for the annual “Day of Baseball.” It was supposed to be four, but the morning game between Nashua North and Salem was rained out. It will be made up at Salem on May 7.

Here’s a look:


In the boys meet, North’s Darius Smith was a double winner as he captured the shot put at 48-4,and the discus at 145-7. was third in the javelin.

Nashua South’s Camdon Brien was first in the 800 in 2:03.63.

Panther Elyza Mercado was second in the shot put and the discus. The Panthers’ 4×100 relay team (Leonel Lopez, Ryan Jansen, Tim Staveley, Michael Menezes and Raymond Karuru) took third.

South’s Ryan DuVarney was third in the 3200 (two-mile).

Sean McCool took second in the high jump for Souhegan, ahead of third place Gavin Sucheci of North. The Sabers’ John Katzel was third in the long jump.

Merrimack’s Zachariah Rezaoui was third in the shot put

Alvirne’s Shawn Boudreau took third in the discus.

Milford’s 4×800 relay team of Logan Korthals, Grant Skorupan, Will Whitley and Daniel Sixon was second, while Sixon took third in the 800.

Bishop Guertin’s Tyler Parshay was fourth in the 100 dash, while Hollis Brookline’s Brady McCammack was thirdin the 300 hurdles.

In the girls meet, Nashua North’s Jhanelle Thomas won the 300 hurdles in 47.47 seconds and was part of the winning 4×400 relay team along with Allison Frye, Christina Juris, and Rosalie Neveu in 4:12.35.

The Titans’ Laura White took second in the mile (1600) and the Titans foursome of Brown, Allison Frye, Juris and Thomas was second in the 4×100 relay.

North’s Allie Dandeneau was third in the long jump, as was Sarah Frye in the triple and Brown in the 110 hurdles.

For Nashua South, Nyah Musa captured the 100 dash in 12.62 and the Panthers speed did the trick again as they took the 4×100 relay in 49.86 with Alejandra Chavarin, Soraya Ross, Mimi Ortiz and Musa. Ortiz was second in the 200.

The Panthers swapped spots with North in the 4×400, finishing second (Pearl Nelson, Sarah Witta, Ariana Marengo, Musa and Caroline Kelly).

Merrimack’s Ella Fong was second in the javelin while teammate Mia Getchell was second in the shot put, just ahead of third place Chloe Cruz of Nashua South.

South’s Nora Gautieri was third in the discus.

Alvirne’ Petrina Ofori was second in the 100 hurdles and the 300 hurdles while teammates Ava Martin and Jennifer Herbert were 3-4 in the 800. Martin and Ofori helped the Broncos finish third in the 4×400 relay.

Souhegan’s Samantha Swanbon captured the 800 in 2:24.99 and was third in the mile.

Nashua North’s Yaxiel Vazquez is ahead of the field in a heat in the 400 during Saturday’s Nashua North Invitational. (Telegraph photo by TOM KING)



The Cards improved to 4-1 behind the pitching of Sam Franco, who went 5.2 innings, allowing three hits while striking out six. Jake Boudreau got the save going 1.1 innings, allowing a hit and an unearned run while striking out three.

Gavin Santos led the Cardinal offense with a hit, RBI and stolen base, while Jackson Goldstein had a double, RBI and scored a run. Ethan Drouin went 1 for 3 with a run.

BG hosts the Manchester Central-West co-op on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Holman.


It was a tough day for the Panthers at Holman thanks to 6.1 innings of perfection by Astros pitcher Michael Cioffi and the offense of Jackson Marshall. Cioffi did allow one walk to Nashua South’s Chase O’Brien in the seventh, and had 10 strikeouts.

Grant McCubrey got 2-2 South’s lone hit while Marshall had a two-run homer.

The Panthers host Dover on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Holman.


This was the Tide’s (2-4) second straight loss in 24 hours at Holman while the Sabers bounced back from a six-run loss to Lebanon on Friday to improve to 3-2. Souhegan is at Oyster River on Monday.


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