High School Highlights



Dec. 18: Pelham 75,
Milford 47

The Spartans dropped their season opener to the Pythons, as Pelham got 26 points from senior Jake Vaiknoras. Keith Brown added 15 points for Pelham.

Milford (0-1) was led by sophomore Jack Briggs, who had 10 points off the bench, while Ross Briggs added nine and Evan Perron had eight.

“Our game plan was to try to run a couple of sets right off the bat, try to get some good looks,” Milford coach Dan Murray said. “But we never got into anything. We just came down wild.”

The Spartans fell behind 10-2 in the first quarter, but stayed close for more of the first half. Pelham led by 14 at halftime and went on a 10-4 run to open the third quarter. In all, the Pythons outscored Milford 29-12 in the third and cruised to the victory.

Dec. 20: Milford 59,
ConVal 50

Milford got ahead of ConVal at the end of the first half and never looked back, winning their first game of the season, 59-50. Ross Briggs, starting alongside brother Jack, led the way for the Spartans with 22 points. Seth Hopkins also chipped in nine.

ConVal made a bit of a run against Milford’s reserves in the fourth quarter, but the home team was able to hold off the late rally.


Dec. 21: Miilford 2-1
in quad meet

The Spartans wrestled well, earning wins over Exeter, 43-19, and Massabesic, Maine, 48-25, but fell to Concord, 46-18. Top performers for Milford were Travis Hughes (heavyweight), Scott Dannewitz (182) and Devin Dolliver (138). Milford wrestles next on Dec. 29 at the Lowell (Mass.) Holiday Tournament.



Dec. 20: HB 60,
Souhegan 35

The Cavs defeated the Sabres thanks in large part to a balanced scoring attack. Eleven players total got on the score sheet, including 19 points from Logan Blake and nine points from both Matt Fothergill and Dan Bentall.

Souhegan’s offense was led by Brian Dworkin who totaled 11 points.


Dec. 18: Souhegan 54, Plymouth 20

The Sabers jumped out to an 11-2 lead and led 24-5 at the half to raise their record to 2-0.

McKenzie Larivee led the way with 10 points while Emily Gaukstern added eight and Cori Sousa, seven.


Dec. 21: Hollis Brookline tops Laconia, Souhegan

Hollis Brookline won the four-team meet at Laconia, defeating a strong Souhegan team, as well as Laconia, in order to secure three points in the standings.

Individual high scores for Hollis Brookline included Joe Spohn (178, 151) and Leo Lorden (184, 133).


Dec. 21: Souhegan 11, Moultonborough/
Inter-Lakes 0

Alek Medic scored five goals to lead the Sabers in a rout of the Renegades at Conway Arena. Mike Hayden added three goals for Souhegan (2-0 in Division III) while Taylor Farrow had a goal and an assist and James Wilson also scored.

Adding assists for the Sabers were Mike Balanger (three), Cullen Johnson (two), Joe Nutting, Kevin O’Brien and Alex Maresco. Connor McCall made 13 saves while Souhegan took 55 shots.


Dec. 20: Saber girls sweep four-team meet

The Souhegan girls swim team knocked off Monadnock (109-50), Keene (114-37) and Alvirne (100-66) on Saturday. Margaret Dean was first in the 100 fly and Mary Rego won the 100 breast. Jessica Redd captured first in the 50 free.

Souhegan also won the medley relay, as Rego, Dean, Emma Estabrook and Jamie Freud took first. The 200 free relay was won by the team of Dean, Rego, Estabrook and Freud.

The boys fell to Alvirne (89-71) but defeated Keene (86-44), Monadnock (100-13) and Conant (50). Tyler Howard won the 200 and 500 free while Alex McNalley won the 100 butterfly. Tom Likpin won the 200 IM. Winning the 200 medley relay was the team of Alex McNalley, Tyler Howard, Tom Likpin and Garret Earley.


Dec. 21: Souhegan
wins meet

SCORES: Souhegan 57, Alvirne 36, Milford 35, Nashua South 30, Portsmouth 25, Pelham 23, Prospect Mountain 19, Exeter 17, Kingswood 15, Campbell 15.

Souhegan took home five top-three finishes. Eli Moskowitz won the 1,000 meters in 2:35.60. Campbell’s Sean Munnelly was second place in 2:41.20. In the 4×160 relay, Souhegan’s Cameron Behn, Zachary Bossi, August Darula and Drew Prescott won with an impressive time of 1:20.70.

Milford’s Ian Michaud, Aaron Ladeau, Jack Nichols and Eric Baerenrodt were second in 1:22.00.

In the 4×400, Souhegan took second with Patrick Lynch, Ben Platt, Brady Camplin and Ryan Lynch in 3:46.50.

Michaud also finished first with a time of 8.60 in the 55-meter hurdles.


Dec. 21: Sabers
take second

SCORES: Pelham 51.50, Souhegan 51, Hollis Brookline 42, Alvirne 34, Milford 26, Exeter 25, Campbell 20, Nashua South 16.5.

Souhegan’s 4×160 relay won in 1:30.50. Members were Hailey Johnson, Mikayla Hickey, Casey Johnson and Taylor Behn. Milford finished third in 1:34.9 with Amy Arena, Olivia Mabbett, Megan Tyrell and Amanda Alcox. In the 55 meters, Souhegan’s Casey Johnson took third.

Meghan Philpot and Suzanne Kagenski earned Hollis Brookline a first and second in the 600 with times of 1:48.9 and 1:52., respectively. Alvirne’s Shaylyn Saunders placed third (1:53.00). In the 1,500, three locals placed in the top three. Souhegan’s Madeleine Hunt won in 5:11.30, Hollis Brookline’s Sarah Crampton was second in 5:14.30 and Aimee Krafft of Milford was third in 5:27.20. Emma Newton of Hollis Brookline won the 3,000 with a time of 10:41.30.



Dec. 20: Epping 87,
WLC 76

Jordan Litts went off for 37 points for the Warriors but that wasn’t enough as they fell to Epping, 87-76. The Warriors trailed for the majority of the game, but stuck around until the end of the fourth.

Trailing by four with four minutes to go, WLC missed a basket before Epping responded with a 3-pointer. Kyle Pratt added 25 points for WLC. The loss drops their record to 1-1.