Cabinet High School Highlights
Dec. 30: Milford 44, HB 34
The Spartans finished the game on a 10-0 run to pick up a win in the opening game of the second day of the Chick-Fil-A Holiday Tournament at Nashua South.
Drew Jepson came off the bench to lead Milford with 13 points, hitting three 3-pointers and going 4 of 4 for the line in the final minutes. Jack Briggs was also in double figures with 12 points, with two 3s, and Ryan Banuskevich also had two 3s and eight points.
Milford got to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter, as the Cavaliers struggled to score for the second straight game. HB went almost two full quarters – going back to Monday’s loss to Goffstown – scoring just two points.
HB tied the game at 34 with 2:58 to play, but the Cavs wouldn’t score again. Matt Fothergil led HB with 10 points and Trevor Bowler added eight.
Jan. 3: Spartans win
13-team meet at UNH
Milford junior Olivia Rougeau won the high jump (5 feet) and long jump (15-101?2), ran the third leg of the first-place 4×160 relay team, and was second in the 55-meter dash (7.60 seconds) to lead the Spartans to the top spot out of 13 teams in Saturday’s morning session on the Paul Sweet Oval at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Milford scored 84 points to win the meet, followed by Merrimack Valley in second with 62 and Souhegan in third with 51.
St. Thomas (25 points) and Prospect Mountain (17) rounded out the Top 5, while Gilford (11) and Conant (10) were the only other teams with double-digits.
Joining Rougeau on that winning relay team were Olivia Mabbett, Amy Arena and Nicole McMorrow. Other Milford winners were Miranda Couture in the 600 (1:50.30) and Sydney Osorio in the shot put (29-10).
Other Spartans highlights included a sweep of the high jump, led by Rougeau, as Mabbett (4-10) and Arena (4-10) finished second and third respectively.
Souhegan also had an individual winner Saturday morning, as Madeleine ran a 3:04.20 for first in the 1,000. The Sabers went 1-2 in the event, as Elise Lambert earned the runner-up spot in 3:24.10.
Dec. 22: Winnacunnet 42, Milford 35
Milford’s Josh Smith and Travis Hughes pinned their Winnacunnet opponents at 220 and 285 pounds respectively, but it wasn’t enough to put the Spartans over the top in a 42-35 loss to the Warriors from Hampton.
Ruben Carson (132 pounds) and Mike Pelitieri (145) recorded major decision victories for Milford.
Jake Ricca (182) also recorded a victory for the Spartans, scoring a 3-2 decision over his opponent.
Jan. 3: Spartans drop
3 of 4 at Nashoba Duals
Milford scored a 45-25 win over Agawam, Mass., but that was the only bright spot in a tough day of wrestling action at the Nashoba Regional High School Duals in Bolton, Mass.
The Spartans were hammered by the hosts, 60-9, while also suffering a lopsided loss to East Greenwich, R.I., 45-24. They tied Dracut, Mass., 39-39, but came up on the short-end of tiebreakers that stretched all the way to the eighth criteria (most total near fall points) for what turned into a 40-39 Spartans’ loss to the Middies.
Dec. 20: Nashua North 70, Souhegan 48
The Titans raced to an 11-point lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back as they advanced to the semifinals of the Chick-Fil-A Holiday Tournament.
Nate Hale led the way for North with 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as four players were in double figures for the Titans. Brennan Kastens added 14 points while Brandon Rodriguez had 13 and Ronnie Silva chipped in 11.
Souhegan got 16 points from Alex Hill and Isaac Nevrla had eight, but no one else had more than five for the Sabers.
Dec. 30: Thornton 65, Souhegan 58
Alex Hill scored 23 points to help the Sabers come back from a 15-point deficit at halftime, as Souhegan cut the lead to four points three times in the second half.
But Thornton had an answer every time Souhegan got close. Kevin Barrett had 23 points for the Trojans, going 13 of 18 from the free throw line, and Ben Lamert added 19 points.
Isaac Nevrla was also in double figures, scoring 10 points for the Sabers, who will take on Hollis Brookline at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the seventh-place game. Thornton will play Milford at 11 a.m. for fifth place.
Dec. 26: Merrimack 43, Souhegan 40
Grace Mulvey scored 11 points to help lead the Tomahawks to a come-from-behind win in the first game of the Nashua North Holiday Classic. Souhegan’s Ciarri Formby- Lavertu had 11 points to lead the Sabers.
Jan. 3: Souhegan 6,
Alek Medic and Robbie Duarte each had a pair of goals while James Wilson had three assists for the visiting Sabers (2-1), who fired 55 shots on the Laconia net. Pat McGrath and Cade Facey each had a goal while Kevin O’Brien added two assists.
Sabers goalie Marco Vogt collected 20 saves.
Jan. 3: Sabers 2nd at
UNH morning session
Souhegan junior Matthew Blood scored an individual first in the 55-meter dash (6.80 seconds) then teamed up with Travis Woods, Sebastian Eaton and Benjamin Miller to win the 4×160 relay (1:20.90) to help guide the Sabers to second place out of 13 teams in Saturday’s morning boys’ indoor track session on the Paul Sweet Oval at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Souhegan finished with 42.5 points, behind meet winner Merrimack Valley (58 points) but ahead of Portsmouth Christian (36), Prospect Mountain (35.5), Belmont (22), Kingswood (18), St. Thomas (18), Sanborn (18), Conant (17), Milford (eight), Mascenic (seven), Hillsboro-Deering (five) and Gilford (two).
Milford’s top performer was Neil Refferty, who finished third in the 55-meter hurdles (10.70).
Jan. 6: WLC 67, Concord Christian 46
Jordan Litts had 19 points and eight assists as the Warriors improved to 4-1.