High School Highlights

Milford sophomore Viankah Williams shook the rust off an injury-slowed spring to defend her titles in the 100 and 200 dashes at the Division II championships, helping the Spartans take home a runner-up plaque Saturday at Kennett High School. She took the 100 in 12.65 seconds and finished the 200 at 26.32.

Milford, the defending champion, was dethroned by Portsmouth’s 76 points. The Spartans tallied 66, just ahead of Souhegan, which tied for third with Lebanon at 58 points.

Milford junior Rebecca Durham won the 1,600 at 4:53.62, just a step ahead of Souhegan’s Madeleine Hunt at 4:54.16. Durham was also second in the 3,200 (10:54.10) and fifth in the javelin (107-3), while Hunt was third in the 800 (2:16.82).

Milford senior Amy Arena was third in the long jump (15-10 ½).

The Souhegan 4–800 relay team of Elise Lambert, Jane Leighton, Marissa Romano and Arielle Zlotnick set a Division II record on its way to first place with a time of nine minutes, 34.19 seconds. The quartet – featuring two juniors, a sophomore and a freshman – edged the mark of 9:34.60 set by Coe-Brown in 2015.

Hunt, Lambert, Leighton and Romano combined to win the 4–400 title (4:04.67) for the Sabers.

Souhegan’s Lambert was also second in the 300 hurdles (48.01) and fourth in the high jump (5-0).

On the boys side, Milford was the top local squad in seventh with 28, followed by ninth-place Souhegan (20).

Milford senior Russell Lippitt was crowned champion in the javelin (159-2), while junior teammate William Shepard beat the field by a foot to win the pole vault at 12-6, where Souhegan’s Billy Seguin was second. Tom Robinson was second in the discus (128-0) and fourth in the javelin (150-6).

At the Division III championships for Wilton-Lyndeborough, Samuel Bailey placed fourth in the shot put (42-3) and fifth in the javelin (139-8).


Sabers clinch No. 1 seed

Lucy Stover delivered a tie-breaking triple in the seventh inning Saturday, lifting Souhegan to a 2-1 win over Goffstown to wrap up the No. 1 seed in Division II at 14-2. The Grizzlies are the No. 2 seed.

Hailey Yabroudy tossed a complete game and struck out 12, while Stover (two RBIs) and Carrie Speer (two runs) each had two hits.

Milford 2, St. Thomas 1

The Spartans finished off the regular season on a high note May 24. Delaney Parker picked up her 11th win of the season, while striking out nine and scattering six hits. In the bottom of the seventh Amanda Atkinson singled, Jennifer Carson reached on an error, and Paige Delier got hit by a pitch to load the bases. On a 1-2 count, Stephanie Bishop hit a line drive single to left scoring Atkinson and Carson for the walk-off win. The Spartans win was coach Jim Rines’ 265th career victory.


Milford 6, St. Thomas 4

St. Thomas jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning May 24, but Milford (10-5) scored three runs in the fourth and sixth innings to come back and win. In the sixth inning Nick Cauley singled, Ryan Flaherty doubled, Weston Pare (two hits) singled scoring Cauley, then Jamie Pare (two hits, three RBIs) singled to score Flaherty and Weston Pare. Tyler Gendron earned the complete game victory on the mound for the Spartans.

Portsmouth 16,

Souhegan 4

A 10-run second inning by the top-seeded Clippers on May 24 sank the Sabers (12-3), who have still clinched a bye in this week’s Division II tourney. Max Benevides had an RBI double and Matt Zifchak an RBI single.

Souhegan 5, Goffstown 3

The Sabers, sparked by Alec Burns’ three-run homer, rallied from an early deficit Saturday to finish the regular season 13-3, gaining the second seed in the upcoming D-II tournament.

Daniel Trzepacz and Matt Zifchak also had a double steal to produce an insurance run. Jacob Grassett tossed six innings of four-hit ball, giving up three runs while striking out four and walking two. Burns pitched a one-hit seventh to get the save. Saber pitchers got defensive help from Zifchak at second.

Hanover 5, Milford 0

Weston Pare had two hits for Milford in the losing cause, while Jacob Wilder, Tyler Gendron, Nick Cauley and Sam Santaniello each tallied one. Kolbe Heiple went four innings, gave up one earned run and struck out three. The Spartans finished the regular season 10-6 and will host Bow in the D-II preliminary round on Thursday.

Boys Lacrosse

Pelham 15, Milford 6

Cam O’Shaughnessy had two goals and an assist while Collin Cederberg added two goals but the Spartans couldn’t keep pace with the Pythons on May 23. Ben Noble had a goal and an assist while Owen Hutchinson had a goal.

Tim Gagnon had 15 saves in the Milford net while Matt Hannon had four ground balls.

Hopkinton 22, Milford 0

Hopkinton was too much for the Spartans Friday as they handed them there fifth straight loss. Playing well in the loss were Tim Gagnon and Cam O’Shaughnessy.

Girls Lacrosse

Souhegan 19,

Manchester Central 5

The Sabers nailed down their fifth win a row in dominating fashion. Leading the way was Brigid Casey with five goals and an assist, Sammi Jay put in three goals and four assists, Taylor Clark put in two and dished out three assists, while Savannah Behn and Abby Cranney each had two goals and one assist.

Souhegan 18, Concord 2

The Sabers finish the regular season off strong by winning six in a row. Brigid Casey and Sammy Jay each put in three goals and an assist to lead the the Souhegan offense. Abby Cranney (three goals), Clare Woodford (three goals), and Izzy Aiello (two goals, assist) had good performances in the win.

All-State teams

Division I

1st team – Hannah McCarthy, attack, Bedford; Brigid Casey, attack, Souhegan; Catie Derhak, attack, Londonderry; Avery Drouin, attack, Pinkerton; Emily Holland, midfield, Londonderry; Abby Cranney, midfield, Souhegan; Jen Rogers, midfield, Exeter; Kate Bradford, midfield, Bishop Guertin; Olivia Koutsos, midfield, Bishop Guertin; Callie O’Neil, midfield, Keene; Casey Johnson, defense, Souhegan; Raye Neil, defense, Exeter; Charlotte Perry, defense, Merrimack; Emily Sharretts, defense, Pinkerton; Meaghan Allard, goalie, Souhegan.

2nd Team – Danielle Upton, attack, Nashua North; Melanie Hutchinson, attack, Merrimack; Emma Dudley, attack, Central; Kirsten McIntire, attack, Nashua South; Delana Erickson, midfield, Concord; Becca Proulx, midfield, Concord; Sydney Lynch, midfield, Bedford; Mackenzie MacEachem, midfield, Bedford; Megan Jarvis, midifeld, Pinkerton; Kiley Davis, midfield, Pinkerton; Izzy Bolduc, defense, Nashua South; Samantha Lecaroz, defense, Londonderry, Faye Brown, defense, Londonderry; Tori Pratt, defense, Bedford; Abby Rowe, goalie, Nashua South.