High School Highlights
Hollis Brookline 5, Souhegan 2
For the first time in over a year, the Souhegan baseball team met its match.
Kaito Kramarcyck tossed a complete game on May 12 and Hollis Brookline snapped Souhegan’s 26-game win streak with a 5-2 victory in Hollis.
Kramarcyck surrendered only four hits and two earned runs while striking out three and walking one. Owen Batchelder smacked a two-run homer in the first frame for the defending champion Sabers, but that was the final blemish during Kramarcyck’s outing.
The Cavs evened the score in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by an RBI double from Dan Leone. HB took the lead for good in the fourth off an error and a Steve Peik RBI single.
Peik, Leone and Nick Fotherfill finished with multiple hits for Hollis Brookline, while Peik Tyler MacDormand, Leone, Nate Corsetti and Mitch Dryer each drove in one run.
Tucker Aiello took the loss for Souhegan – the Sabers’ first setback since April 13, 2016 – allowing four runs off five hits over four innings. He struck out three and walked none.
Souhegan 8, Kingswood 5
The Sabers found themselves in unfamiliar territory May 10, down 5-0 after three, but rallied thanks to five-run fourth to grab a 6-5 lead. In that inning, Tucker Aiello, Jacob Grassett, Daniel Trzepacz each singled and Alec Burns hit a key two-run double to give the Sabers the lead. They picked up a pair of insurance runs in the fifth thanks in part to a Grassett and Trzepacz double steal. Burns pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball, striking out three, walking one and giving up just two hits to get the win in relief. Caelan Behn (catcher), Aiello (second), and Reagan (short) paced the Saber defense.
Milford 6, ConVal 2
The Spartans (6-3) got their third win in a row May 11 thanks to Ricky DeBernardo’s game-winning double in the ninth inning.
Ryan Flaherty had two hits and two RBIs while DeBernardo, Nick Cauley and Jacob Wilder each had two hits.
Cauley tossed six innings of one-run ball while Kolbe Heiple got his second win in relief this week, going three innings giving up one hit and striking out two.
Milford 5, HB 3
Ryan Flaherty for the second game in a row had the big hit, a two-RBI single in the bottom of the fifth on Monday to break a 3-3 tie for Milford (7-3). Tyler Gendron had two hits and two RBIs for the Spartans and also got the win on the mound. He threw a complete game giving up two earned runs on three hits and struck out four. For Hollis Brookline (6-7), Jack White had a double and Nick Fothergill hit a triple in the fifth inning to tie the game. Nate Corsetti threw a complete game for the Cavaliers in the loss.
Pelham 2, Milford 1
Jacob Pare pitched a complete game four-hitter, allowing one earned run while striking out seven, but the Spartans still fell to 7-4 on Tuesday. Jacob Wilder went 2 for 3 with a run scored while Nick Cauley and Kolbe Heiple had key hits.
Souhegan 5, Kingswood 4
The Sabers had a tough battle going extra innings May 10, but it was Mary Rotthoff (two hits, two RBIs) who hit a walkoff single with bases loaded to secure the win. The winning pitcher on the day was Hailey Yabroudy who came in for starting pitcher Cameron Whitney, also playing well was Maddy Robicheau (two hits, run, RBI).
Milford 10, John Stark 7
The Spartans won May 10 with strong defense and got an energy boost on offense with Carley Holtshouser (3 for 4, double, two runs, RBI), Amanda Atkinson (2 for 4, two runs) and Paige Delier (2 for 5, double, three RBIs) having good games.
Milford 19, ConVal 1
The Spartans cruised May 11 as Paige Delier led the way with nine RBIs and three runs scored. Delier had an RBI single in the first, three-run homer in the second, sacrifice fly in the third and, for good measure, a grand slam in the fourth.
Stephanie Bishop went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and Shelby Houghton had a hit and a run scored. It all helped make Delaney Parker (8-0) an easy winner while Amanda Atkinson pitched well in relief.
Wilton-Lyndeborough 5, Nute 3
Lexi Balam tossed a complete game Friday, scattering five hits and striking out five to lead the Warriors to their sixth straight victory. Balam also went 3 for 4 at the dish and Rachel Christino was 2 for 3 to pace the offense for Wilton-Lyndeborough (8-3).
Milford 18, HB 4
The Spartans delivered a dominant performance all around on Monday. Pitcher Delaney Parker picked up her ninth win of the season. Exploding on offense for Milford were Carley Holtshouser (2 for 2, four runs, home run, three RBIs), Jen Carson (3 for 4, three runs, double, three RBIs), Stephanie Bishop (1 for 2, three-run home run), Christina Arnoldy (2 for 3, three runs, double) and Paige Delier who was perfect on the day going 4 for 4 with three runs scored, two home runs, and six RBIs. Avery Webb led the game off with a solo home run for HB (3-10).
Pelham 3, Milford 1
The Spartans suffered their first loss of the season (11-1) on Tuesday, stranding eight runners while making three errors. Delaney Parker took the loss in the circle despite nine strikeouts. Carley Holtshouser and Amanda Atkinson had two hits apiece while Paige Delier had an RBI double.
Souhegan 7, Windham 2
Hailey Yabroudy needed just 74 pitches on Tuesday to toss a complete game six-hitter, striking out five. Madison Robicheau (two hits, walk, two RBIs) and Megan Tupaj (two hits, walk, RBI, three runs scored) led the Sabers (10-1) on offense.
Plymouth 15, Milford 5
The Spartans suffered their third straight loss May 10 by falling to Plymouth. Owen Hutchinson led the way for Milford with two goals and Collin Cederberg added a goal and an assist. Tim Gagnon stopped 14 shots, while picking up three ground balls and had good clears.
The Sabers fell to 6-3 on May 11 despite two goals each by Tyler Hall and Thomas Hornor. Alex Burnley had 17 saves.
Milford 14, Stevens 6
The Spartans got to .500 (4-4) on May 11 with Owen Clary leading the way with five goals and Cam O’Shaughnessy adding three goals and an assist.
Other scorers for Milford included Owen Hutchinson (two goals), Matt Hannon and Corben Sroka (goal, assist each), and Josh Bachilas (one goal).
Tim Gagnon (11 saves) and Kyle Forsley (three) shared time in the Spartan goal with defensive help from Mikey Federico and Josh Shaw (five ground ball pickups each).
Nashua South 6
Tyler Hall scored four goals, Trace Hennas added three and the Sabers cruised Saturday.
Curtis Redd tallied two goals for Souhegan, while Nick Garcia, Palmer Belowski and Foster Burnley each scored once. Luke Civiello tacked on three assists and Sabers goalie Alex Burnley made eight saves in front of strong defensive work from Jack Manning, Finley Morgan, Sam Ezequelle, Scott Masters and Justin Ward.
Nashua North 8
The Sabers (8-3) landed their second win in a row Monday. Tyler Hall had a great offensive showing with five goals. Foster Burnley dug in to pick up nine ground balls, while Luke Civiello and Thomas Hornor had three and five points, respectively.
Souhegan 18, Nashua North 2
Sammi Jay and Brigid Casey each tallied four goals and two assists as the Sabers cruised to victory at Stellos Stadium.
Emma Estabrook, Savannah Behn and Clare Woodford scored two goals apiece for Souhegan (10-2). Other goal scorers for the Sabers included: Taylor Clark (three assists), Izzy Aiello (assist), Abby Cranney (assist) and Mckenzie Robinson.
Souhegan 7, ConVal 2
The Sabers improved to 9-2 on the season Friday after receiving singles wins from No. 2 Eliza Cullen (8-2), No. 3 Lila Morgan (8-0), No. 4 Sophie Knight (8-6), No. 5 Zoe Garvey (8-2) and No. 6 Abby Tesconi (8-0), along with doubles victories from the teams of No. 1 Anna Redway-Morgan (8-6) and No. 2 Knight-Cullen (8-1).
Windham 5, Souhegan 4
The Sabers (9-3) split singles but dropped two of three doubles, running into a red-hot Jaguar team on Monday. Souhegan singles winners were No. 2 Eliza Cullen (8-6), Lila Morgan at No. 3 (8-3) and No. 5 Zoe Garvey (8-2). The Sabers’ lone doubles win came at No. 2 by the team of Sophie Knight-Cullen, 8-2.
HB 6, Milford 3
Milford’s lone non-forfeit win came at No. 3 singles, where Sydney Kolosinkski triumphed 8-3.
Track and Field
Spartan boys win
The Milford boys took first place, while the girls finished second as the hosts of the Milford High School Invitational on Saturday.
Milford was tops in the boys standings at 162 points, followed by Oyster River (134), Hollis Brookline (70), Sanborn (70), Trinity (58) and Windham (8). Russell Lippitt led the way for the Spartans as a double winner in the discus (121-8) and javelin (154-9).
Other winners for the Milford boys included: Blake Audibert (1,600, 4:49.46), Florian Bochert (3,200, 10:02.89), Tirell O’Brien (300 hurdles, 43.01) and William Shepard (pole vault, 12-0).
The Milford girls won 4Ă–100 (51.61) and 4Ă–400 (4:30.70) relays, while the individual winners were Amy Arena (100, 13.63) and Lindsay Wright (pole vault, 8-0).
Milford girls win
D-II cluster meet
The Spartans won Tuesday, edging Windham, Souhegan, Goffstown and Hollis Brookline.
Milford winners included Amy Arena (100 dash), Meg Sawyer (200), Rebecca Durham (1,600 and 3,200), Lindsay Wright (pole vault), Robyn Krafft (discus) while the Spartans won the 4Ă–100 relay.
HB’s Rachael Flanagan took the 400, Mackenzie Day prevailed in the javelin and the Cavs won the 4Ă–800 relay.
Souhegan’s Madeleine Hunt (800), Ashley Barham (100 hurdles), Elise Lambert (300 hurdles) all won while the Sabers took the 4Ă–400 relay.
Souhegan performs well at Merrimack Invite
Souhegan track and field teams competed at the annual Merrimack Invitational Track Meet on Thursday, May 11. Although some Sabers did not compete, the boys team finished ninth and the girls team fourteenth among the fifteen teams. Pinkerton won both meets, and the Nashua South girls and the Coe-Brown boys were second.
Souhegan boys scored all their points in the field events. Tom Robinson was second in the discus (129-2) and tied for sixth in the high jump (5-8). Dean Paquette was fourth in the discus (123-6).
In the girls meet, the Sabers scored points in four events. Ashley Barham improved her personal best in the 100-meter hurdles with a fifth place time of 17.80. Elise Lambert high jumped to fifth place (4-10) and Marissa Romano jumped 4-8 to finish sixth. The 4 by 400 relay team of Elise, Marissa, Emmy Ehrenstein, and Jane Leighton was sixth with a time of 4:23.38.