HBHS cross country competes in Manchester meet
HB girls 23rd at Manchester Invitational
The Sabers got top-20 finishes from Madeleine Hunt (11th) and Jane Leighton (19th) en route to a second-place finish in the Girls Large class at the 41st Manchester Invitational. The event featured over 80 schools and hundreds of runners from around New England.
Coe-Brown came away with the crown in the Girls Large division, followed closely by Souhegan. Merrimack (fifth), Alvirne (10th), Nashua South (18th), Nashua North (21st), Hollis Brookline (23rd) and Milford (28th) also competed.
Coe-Brown’s Elisabeth Danis won the individual title in the class with a time of 18:19. Hunt had the best finish among local competitors, with Leighton right behind her. Other local top-50 finishers were Souhegan’s Shannon Earley (29th), Hannah Gillis (35th), and Elise Lambert (48th), Alvirne’s Katie Bellomo (22nd) and Jessica Fontaine (32nd), Merrimack’s Bailey Carrillo (27th), Lauren Brennan (28th), Erica Lane (42nd), and Grace Corbett (47th), North’s Nicolina Braccio (33rd) and South’s Lauren Robinson (44th).
Bishop Hendricken of Rhode Island took the Boys Large division. Local competitors included Nashua South (ninth), Alvirne (10th), Nashua North (12th), Merrimack (22nd), Souhegan (29th), Hollis Brookline (35th), and Milford (36th).
Oyster River’s Patrick O’Brien was the overall winner of the class, with Alvirne’s Kendall Westhoff (8th) finishing with the best time among local runners. Other top-50 finishers included Alvirne’s Noah Bellomo (18th), North’s David Vorbach (29th) and Connor Muise (45th), and South’s Mitch King (35th).
Harwood High School from Vermont took home gold in the Boys Small division. Bishop Guertin (5th) and Campbell (32nd) also competed.
Cameron Daly of Inter-Lakes finished first overall, while Campbell’s Jeffrey Allen (16th) had the best time among local runners. The Cardinals had three top-50 runners in Christopher Fischer (22nd), Jackson Kiernan (35th), and Aiden Sullivan (38th).
Campbell was the lone local school to compete in the Girl’s Small division, finishing 23rd. Hanover High School finished first in that class.
Hollis Brookline 0
ConVal scored eight minutes in and added two second half goals as the Cavs fell to 1-6-1 last Thursday. Sam Hall, Zac Crooks, and goalie Nick Wood (four saves) played well for HB.
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Syd Brackett scored three goals and Magnolia Moskun provided three assists for the Cavaliers to lead them to an easy victory over Milford last Friday.
Haley Modelski netted the other goal for Hollis, while Avery Martin scored the lone goal for Milford.
Olivia Clegghorn stopped five shots in net for the victory, while Milford’s Katie Lorden finished with 17 saves.
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The Cavaliers battled after dropping the first two games, but couldn’t rally all the way against the Red Raiders (8-0). Game scores were 25-21, 25-20, 15-25, 26-24.
Kaitlin Johnson had six kills for HB (4-2) and Hannah Balfour had 25 assists. Bella Zampieri added 14 digs while Elizabeth Atkinson and Sierra Dinman had solid games defensively.
Hollis Brookline 3, Winnacunnet 0
The Cavaliers earned an easy victory over the winless Winnacunnet squad. Game scores were 25-19, 25-15, and 25-13 last Friday.
Maddy Blake led the way with 13 kills, while Hannah Balfour added six aces and 22 assists. Kaitlyn Johnson contributed seven kills, and Bella Zampieri compiled eight digs for Hollis Brookline (4-1).
Hollis Brookline 3, ConVal 0
The Cavaliers earned a shutout victory during the Andy Eliopoulos Memorial Game last Friday.
Nichole Bourque netted a pair of goals in the win, and teammate Kelly Snyder accounted for the third. Cassie Reijgers and Emily Dvareckas split time in net for Hollis Brookline.