High School Highlights
Milford softball starts strong
Milford 19, Hollis Brookline 1
The Spartans pounded out 18 hits on April 13, led by Rachael Nelson (3 for 4, two runs scored), Stephanie Bishop (2 for 4, homer, three RBIs, three runs), Paige Delier (3 for 4, three doubles, two RBIs, three runs), Jennifer Carson (4 for 5, two doubles, three RBIs, three runs) and Delaney Parker (3 for 4, homer, double, three RBIs, two runs).
Parker allowed one run on three hits over five innings, striking out nine and walking four. Carson played well defensively at short.
Milford 22, Manchester West 1
The Spartans took hold of the game early Friday. Having big games for Milford were Delaney Parker (5 for 5, one double, five RBIs, two runs scored), Stephanie Bishop (4 for 5, three doubles, six RBIs, three runs scored), Jennifer Carson (3 for 4, two doubles, triple, three RBIs, four runs scored), and Christina Arnoldy (2 for 2, two doubles, one RBI, two runs scored). Getting the win was Carley Holthouser, going four innings pitched, striking out seven, and only giving up three hits.
Souhegan 12, Windham 10
The Sabers escaped with a win against the Jaguars in the first game of the season on Friday. Starting pitcher Hailey Yabroudy struck out six on the day and also had a good game offensively going 2 for 4 including a home run and four RBIs. Also playing well for Souhegan were Sam Cushing with two singles and two RBIs, while freshman Mary Rotthoff got her high school career off to a stellar start going 3 for 5 with three runs scored and an RBI. The Sabers (1-0) will stay home on Monday to play Hollis Brookline.
Souhegan 11, Hollis Brookline 4
The Sabers secured their second win of the season Monday with a great performance by starting pitcher Hailey Yabroudy who went seven innings, giving up four runs, and striking out nine. Freshman Megan Tupaj got her first varsity hit with a three-run home run, Yabroudy went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, and Maddy Robicheau was perfect going 4 for 4 and scoring three runs.
HB was led by Natalie Paquin and Alyssa Hall with two hits apiece and Cassidy Pigott, Delayni Kovalchek, and Avery Webb each with one hit. Pigott pitched the first four innings, striking out two, giving up six hits and seven runs. Gabby Paquin pitched the last two, giving up four runs on three hits and striking out one.
Milford 28, ConVal 6
The Spartans (3-0) opened Monday’s game by scoring 19 runs in the first inning. Leading the way in the circle was Delaney Parker who picked up her second win of the season, while Amanda Atkinson and Jenna De’Angelis also pitched well. Leading the offense was Jen Carson (4 for 4, double, grand slam, seven RBIs, four runs), Paige Delier (3 for 4, double, three-run homer, six RBIs, three runs), and Abby Sites (3 for 4, double, three run home run, four RBIs, and three runs).
Souhegan 7, ConVal 4
The Sabers rallied from a 4-1 deficit in their season opener on April 13 to score six runs in the bottom of the fifth with RBI singles by Alec Burns, Max Benevides, Matt Zifchak, and Ryan Hill leading the way.
Daniel Trzepacz hit an RBI groundout for the winning run.
Bryce Reagan paced the Saber defense at short while Jacob Grassett pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings of one-hit relief to pick up the win. Aiello faced three in the seventh to pick up the save.
Souhegan 5, Windham 1
The Sabers got the win on the road on Friday with strong performances by Bryce Reagan (2 for 4, single, triple, RBI), Owen Batchelder (2 for 4, RBI), and starting pitcher Alec Burns went six innings, giving up no hits, striking out seven, and walking four.
Milford 7, ConVal 5
Milford put together a five-run fourth inning Monday and Jamie Pare pitched 2 2/3 inning of relief for the save as the Spartans won their home opener. Ricky DeBernardo, Kyle O’Keefe, Jacob Wilder, Tyler Gendron, and Jamie and Weston Pare all had singles in the fourth inning. Ryan Flaherty came up with a big double in the first inning to score two runs and tie the the game. Tyler Gendron got the start on the mound, going 4 1/3 innings and only giving up one earned run.
Souhegan 18, Exeter 6
The Sabers romped to their first win of the season on April 12.
Brigid Casey put in a strong performance with six goals and had one assist, Sammi Jay put in four goals, Taylor Clark had two goals and one assist, and Meaghan Allard stopped eight shots in the Souhegan net.
Souhegan 15, Merrimack 2
Leading the way for Souhegan on Friday were Brigid Casey (four goals), Sammi Jay (three goals, one assist) and Abby Cranney (two goals), while Meaghan Allard made eight saves in net. Getting the two goals for Merrimack were Jolie Jacoby and Amber Brewster. The Sabers (2-0) have a match against Nashua South on Tuesday, while Merrimack (0-1) has game against Concord.
Milford 13, Campbell 12, OT
Owen Clary tied the game in last second to send the game into overtimeon April 13 before Cam O’Shaughnessy (four goals, one assist) played hero of the day when he picked up a ground ball and raced in front to score the game winner. Also contributing in the thrilling win were Gavin Urda (four goals, one assist), Collin Cederberg (two goals), and Maverick Dodier (one goal, one assist). Tim Gagnon was strong in net for Milford getting 12 saves.
Windham 3, Souhegan 0
The Sabers fell to 0-2 on April 12 in a 17-25, 22-25, 9-25 setback, despite a good service run by Nick Freud and a good defensive game by setter Jackson Gordon.
Souhegan 7, Milford 2
The Sabers stay undefeated on the season on Friday, picking up a win at home. Getting wins for Souhegan were No. 1 Matt Lapsley (8-0), No. 3 Dale Estes (8-3), No. 4 Jordon Lau Quan (8-3), No. 5 Nick Durling (8-5), and No. 6 Jon Gaffney (8-2) in singles. In doubles play the winners were No. 1 Lapsley-Estes (8-6) and Kyle Gibson-Lau Quan (8-3).
Track and Field
Souhegan girls win Pelham Invite
Souhegan totaled 84 points to win the Pelham Invitational on Sunday, while the Milford boys finished second behind Nashua North in the boys standings. The Milford girls placed third.
The following is a list of local athletes who earned points for their team with a top-six finish in their respective events.
1,600 – 2. Patrick McGrath (S), 4:34.33. 3,200 – 3. Florian Bochert (M), 10:25.10. 110 hurdles – 6. Jake Williams (M), 18.98. 300 hurdles – 2. Tirell O’Brien (M), 44.70. 4Ă–100 relay – 5. Milford, 48.38. 4Ă–400 relay – 3. Souhegan, 3:51.26; 5. Milford, 3:59.66. High jump – 6. Billy Seguin (S), 5-6. Pole vault – 1. William Shepard (M), 12-0; 6. Harrison Mazur (S), 8-6. Triple jump – 4. William Shepard (M), 38-2 ĂÂ˝. Discus – 2. Russell Lippitt (M), 120-0; 3. Tom Robinson (S), 118-6; 4. Dean Paquette (S), 112-3. Javelin – 1. Russell Lippitt (M), 156-10.
Team scores: Nashua North 180, Milford 51, Merrimack Valley 45, Kingswood 33, Sanborn 33, Goffstown 31, Pelham 30, Lebanon 28, Souhegan 26, White Mountains 17, Moultonborough 16, Bow 13, Campbell 13, ConVal 13, Hopkinton 13, St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Hollis Brookline 5, Gilford 3.
100 – 3. Amy Arena (M), 13.43. 200 – . Meg Sawyer (M), 28.49. 400 – 1. Elise Lambert (S), 1:02.67; 2. Jane Leighton (S), 1:02.90. 800 – 1. Madeleine Hunt (S), 2:21.35; 2. Marissa Romano (S), 2:25.65; 3. Rebecca Durham (M), 2:26.80. 1,600 – 1. Rebecca Durham (M), 5:07.88; 3. Madeleine Hunt (S), 5:11.46. 3,200 – 2. Arielle Zlotnick (S), 11:27.64; 5. Shannon Earley (S), 11:57.61. 4Ă–100 relay – 2. Milford, 54.09. 4Ă–400 relay – 1. Souhegan, 4:18.37; 6. Milford, 4:35.69. 4Ă–800 relay – 3. Souhegan, 10:43.37; 6. Milford, 10:51.88. High jump – 3. Elise Lambert (S), 4-10. Pole vault – 1. Lindsay Wright (M), 7-0; 3. Trinity Zimmerman (S), 7-0; 4. Sydney Kolasinski (M), 6-6; 5. Jenny Ladd (S), 6-0. Long jump – 2. Amy Arena (M), 14-4; 6. Katie Noyes (S), 13-7 1/2. Discus – 3. Robyn Krafft (M), 103-8.
Team scores: Souhegan 84, Nashua North 73, Milford 68, Merrimack Valley 65, Lebanon 61, Kingswood 32.5, Bow 29, Gilford 29, Sanborn 21, St. Thomas Aquinas 20, Hollis Brookline 17, White Mountains 16, ConVal 15.5, Pelham 15, Campbell 8, Moultonborough 4.