Area sports teams take to track, fields, courts

Staff photo by TOM KING Souhegan's Matt Lapsley fires a return during the Sabers' quarterfinal match vs. Coe-Brown on Tuesday in Amherst. Lapsley, unbeaten this year at No. 1, won easlily 8-2 as the Sabers advanced to the semis with an 8-1 win in Amherst.

The spring sports action has begun across the region, with the help of Mother Nature or not. Here’s a look at some results from early this week.

Softball

Wilton-Lyndeborough 3, Nute 0

Lexi Balam got the upper hand in a pitching battle striking out 15 and allowing one hit for the Warriors. Wilton Lyndeborough managed to get three runs off of two hits, one of which was by Abby LeBlanc getting a big hit to bring home Balam. The Warriors play Hinsdale on Wednesday.

Baseball

Wilton-Lyndeborough 18, Nute 1

Three Brennan brothers combine for one hitter in five inning win for the Warriors. Junior Neal Brennan started and went two and two thirds, followed by eighth grader Sean Brennan who went one and one third inning followed by his twin brother Troy who went one inning. Wilton Lyndeborough pounded out 15 hits led by starting senior short stop Jake LeVert who went three for four. Wilton Lyndeborough welcomes Hinsdale on Wednesday.

Boys Lacrosse

Souhegan 12, Manchester Central 4

The Sabers open up with a dominating win led by Ethan Hopey who led the team with four goals. Riley Lawhorn (three goals, two assists), Nick Jordan (two goals), Tyler Hall (one goal), Jack Manning (one goal), and Nick Garcia (one goal) helped out the offense. Jake Civiello went 15 for 16 on faceoffsand John Lohnes had eight saves in net. Souhegan heads to Merrimack on Saturday.

Girls Tennis

Milford 6, Hollis Brookline 3

The Spartans took five of six singles to clinch the win and improve to 2-0. Their ladder winners were Grace Carpenter at No. 1 (8-0), Heather Hager at No. 2 (8-4), and then Nos. 4 through 6, Sydney Kolasinski (8-6), Katie Brown (8-2) and Kami Peterson (8-2). Milford also won at No. 1 doubles, with Carpenter/Hager (8-2).

The -1-1 Cavs wins were at No. 3 singles (Emily Spooner, 8-4), No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles.

Souhegan 5, ConVal 4

The Sabers’ No. 3 doubles team of Sarah Kayser and Lily Hipp pulled out the deciding win, 8-3.

It all knotted up until that point, with Saber wins by Lila Morgan at No. 1 singles (8-4), Hipp at No. 5 singles (8-4), Sofia Husainy at No. 6 singles (8-1) and Morgan/Abby Tesconi at No. 1 doubles (8-2) keeping the Sabers (now 2-0) afloat.

Conant 9, Wilton-Lyndeborough 0

The Warriors fell to 0-2 on the season but got a good effort from Jackie Bird and Kayla Phillips, who lost a close 8-5 No. 1 doubles match. WL hosts Lebanon on Thursday.

Volleyball

Souhegan 3, John Stark 0

The Sabers get a clean sweep to open the season with scores of 25-13, 25-16, 25-7. Jackson Gordon had a good passing game with 16 assists and added four aces, Khaled Nazeer led with seven kills and collecting two aces, and Mike Estabrook had three kills, two blocks, and six aces. Souhegan heads to Windham on Wednesday.

Boys Track

Spartans runner-up

The Milford boys finished second in a three-team meet, behind Coe-Brown but ahead of Kennett. Blake Audibert won the 1600 and was second in the 800.Mike Boucher took the shot put, and Victor Garcia was second in the 100. Garcia came back to anchor the winning 4×100 team, combining with Darrion Kimball, Owen Zelinski and Caleb Auger.

Girls Track

Hollis Brookline third

The HB boys competed in a four-team meet at Souhegan. JJ Kennedy had a big day, winning the long jump (18-5.25) and taking second in the 100 meters (12.20). Matt Dowling took the shot put (35-1.75), grabbed second in the discus (116-7) and added a third in the high jump (4-10). Jordan Stone won the 400 (54.97), and Bennett Decoteau claimed the javelin (114-0). Joey Dias (18-3.25) was second in the long jump, while Patrick Bloniasz (2:17.40) was third in the 800.

Milford takes 2nd

Lauren Robinson led the Spartans, who placed behind Coe-Brown but defeated Kennett in a tri-meet. The junior Robinson won the 1600 and was second in the 800. Robinson, Ashleigh Matsis, Renee Wilson, and Meg Sawyer combined to win the 4×400. Wilson won the long jump and anchored the victorious 4×100 squad along with Samantha Sullivan, Rachel Gizzonio, and Nicole Skare. Sawyer took the 400 and Makayla Sullivan was 2nd in the 300 hurdles. Meliha Grizovic won the triple jump and Bre DeGroot was second in the shot put.

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