Cabinet High School Highlights
June 6: Pair
win MOC titles
Milford’s Nicole McMorrow and Souhegan’s Eli Moskowitz were both winners at the Meet of Champions at Londonderry High School.
McMorrow took first in the girls triple jump with a leap of 37-0, while Moskowitz won the boys 1,600-meter run, finishing in 4:09.64.
Milford also got a second place from Amy Arena in the 100 and from Olivia Rougeau in the long jump, while those two teamed with McMorrow and Olivia Mabbett to finish third in the 4×100 relay. Brianna Lippitt also tied for sixth in the pole vault.
Moskowitz joined Sebastian Eaton, Benjamin Miller and Ben Platt to finish third in the 4×400 relay, and the Souhegan girls 4×800 relay team of Elise Lambert, Jane Leighton, Hannah Culver and Madeleine Hunt was third.
The top six finishers in each event advance to the New England Championship meet.
DIVISION IV PRELIMS
June 4: No. 8 WLC 4, No. 9 Derryfield 3 (11 Innings)
The Warriors were down 2-0 in the fifth inning, but would battle back to tie the game at two. Derryfield would strike again in the sixth to make it 3-2, but once again the Warriors would tie the game in the seventh, as Pete Bickerton hit a sac fly in the bottom of the seventh.
The game would remain tied until the 11th, where WLC had a chance to advance with runners on second and third. With the Derryfield’s infield in and the WLC runners advised to go on anything that was hit slow on the ground, Christian Seley hit a grounder to shortstop. The runner on third was sent and the Derryfield shortstop threw home which would have result in an out, except that Derryfield’s catcher dropped the ball, giving WLC the win.
Nolan Stevens got the start for WLC and went 41?3 innings, giving up just two runs on three total hits. Seley went the rest of the way, going 6 2?3 innings to earn the win. Sean McClure was tremendous at third base, while Bickerton and Drew Reid both had great catches in the outfield.
June 6: No. 4 Coe-Brown 9, No. 5 Souhegan 2
Souhegan’s offense was limited to four hits and the Sabers’ normally strong defense was tagged with four errors, a combination that led to their elimination from the postseason on Saturday.
Fourth-seeded Coe-Brown (15-3) capitalized on the poor defense and its own timely hitting to score four runs in the first, one in the second and four more in the fourth on the way to a 9-2 win over the fifth-seeded Sabers (13-5).
Seth Learned had two of Souhegan’s four hits along with an RBI, while Mike Mancini knocked in the other run on a bases-loaded fielder’s choice. Pitchers Ian Towle (two innings) and Owen Batchelder (four innings) combined for the loss on the mound.
DIVISION IV PRELIMS
June 3: No. 4 WLC 13,
No. 13 Littleton 1
The Warriors (14-3) jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back. Having strong games at the plate for Wilton were Tesa Simpson and Macy VanderHayden with two hits apiece, while Lexi Balam was 3 for 4. Sara Holka had the biggest hit of the game with a three-run home run. Holka also got the win for Wilton, going four innings and allowing no hits and striking out four.
June 6: No. 5 Portsmouth Christian 3, No. 4 WLC 2
Portsmouth Christian Academy of Dover pushed across two runs with two outs in the top of the seventh inning then held on for a 3-2 win over defending champion Wilton-Lyndeborough in the Division IV quarterfinals.
The fifth-seeded Golden Eagles (14-3) got some revenge over the fourth-seeded Warriors (14-4), reversing fortunes from last spring’s title game in which WLC pulled out a victory in the final inning.
June 6: No. 1 Goffstown 9, No. 8 Milford 8 (nine innings)
Nicole Nanof doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning to get the Grizzlies past the Spartans and into the semifinals.
Stephanie Bishop had a grand slam that gave Milford the lead in the fourth, but Goffstown tied it in the bottom of the innings. Milford took a two-run lead in the sixth, but Goffstown came back again and tied the game in the seventh.
Bishop went 4 for 4 in the game, scoring three runs and driving in eight.
June 6: No. 5 Souhegan 10, No. 4 Londonderry 8
Taylor Farrow (one goal) and Foster Burnley (one assist) chipped in offensively, but it was their shutdown play in the defensive end they paid big dividends for fifth-seeded Souhegan in its 10-8 win over fourth-seeded Londonderry in the Division I quarterfinals.
Brendan Cray led the Sabers’ offense with four goals, while Joe Nutting (one goal, one assist), Robbie Duarte (one goal), Zach Bossi (one goal, two assists), Trevor Barrett (one goal), Wils Ezequelle (one goal), Thomas Lott (one assist), Farrow and Burnley all got on the scoresheet.
Alex Burnley was strong in net once again for the Sabers (13-4), stopping 16 of the 24 shots put on him by the Lancers (13-5).