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Hollis Brookline 1,

Souhegan 1 (OT)

Cam Tulley’s goal, assisted by Jonathan Brackett, evened things for the Cavaliers midway through the second half while Souhegan’s goal just before halftime was an own goal deflecting off a Cavalier on a cross by Sabers Ali Eweiss on Tuesday.

Nick Wood had eight saves in goal for the Cavs (3-9-3), while Will Facques had three in the Saber net. Souhegan is now 8-4-2.

Hollis Brookline 1, Con-Val 0

Cam Tulley converted a through ball from Jonathan Brackett with 10 minutes to play for the Cavs, who improved to 3-9-2 on Oct. 19.

Zac Crooks, Jack Barbour, Ryan Olson, and Joe Brown played well defensively in front of goalkeeper Nick Wood, who made six saves.


Hollis Brookline 3,

Timberlane 1

The Cavs now stand at 13-3 with a four-set tally of 25-9, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17 on Oct. 19.

Maddy Blake (18 kills), Maddie Norris six kills, nine digs), Bella Zampieri (four aces, 17 digs), and Hannah Balfour (four aces, 38 assists) all had good nights.

Hollis Brookline 3, Salem 1

Salem won Game 1, but it seemed to spark a fire under the Hollis Brookline players as the Cavaliers turned things around quickly in a 19-25, 25-16, 25-16, 27-25 win against the host

Blue Devils (5-10) on Oct. 16.

Leading the Cavaliers (12-3) were Taylor Hamel (five aces, 10 digs), Maddy Blake (11 kills), Bella Zampieri (four aces, 27 digs) and Hannah Balfour (three aces, 27 assists).


Milford 3, Hollis Brookline 0

Nicole McMorrow had two goals, and Cora Rogers added a single goal as the Spartans wound up their best regular season (11-3) in Tracie Ibarra’s 14 years as head coach on a good note on Oct. 15.

Olivia Mabbett added an assist. Milford’s Lilly Erdody wasn’t tested in goal but the Cavs’ Cassie Reijgers had 16 saves. Hollis Brookline fell to 3-10.


Hollis Brookline 2,

Con-Val 1 (OT)

The Cavaliers (13-2) assured themselves of no worse than third in the Division II final standings, rallying from a 1-0 deficit to win on two goals by Syd Brackett on Oct. 19. Brackett tied the game with just three minutes left in regulation and her game-winner came three minutes into overtime.

The Cavs got 13 saves from keeper Olivia Cleghorn as well as strong play from Torrey Cook and Maggie Moskun.

Hollis Brookline 3,

Manchester West 0

The Cavaliers got three goals from Sydney Brackett to improve to 12-2 in Division II on Oct. 15. Assists on the day went to Kenzie Day, Magnolia Moskun, and Maddie McCann.

Keeper Olivia Cleghorn had a quiet day in getting credited with the shutout.

Recognized on Senior Day by the Cavs were Erin Stowell, Caroline Daigle, Leah Cummings, Ellie Caswell, Courtney Ulrich, Sydney Brackett, and captains Holly Eisenberg and Megan Olson.



Jr. Cavaliers D-10 cheer team

wins Bedford competition

The Hollis Brookline Jr Cavaliers 2015 Cheer Teams started their competition season strong by attending the Season Premiere Cheer Competition held at Bedford High School.

Both the Division 10 cheer athletes and the Division 14 cheer athletes competed at this event alongside athletes from 23 other organizations.

Division 10 girls, coached by Melissa Scherer, shined and took first place in their division. Division 14 athletes, coached by Kristin Boulette, took to the mat and challenged themselves with more advanced stunts and tumbling. Both cheer teams are gearing up for the second competition, Derry Harvest Invitational held at Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston this coming weekend


HB Jr. Cavs varsity 50,

Concord Capitols 22

At the end of the 1st Quarter it seemed that the game was going to be a low scoring affair with neither team able to find the end zone.

In the 2nd Quarter Sander Wimmer got the scoring started when he connected with Ben Goolsby for a 60 yard touch down pass and Wimmer scored on the conversion putting the

Jr. Cavs on the scoreboard 8-0. On the ensuing drive by Concord Quinten Wimmer returned an interception 45 yards to set up the next touchdown for the Jr. Cavs. Quinten Wimmer scored on a 2-yard touchdown run behind textbook blocking by John Rutledge and a double team block led by AJ Johnson and Wimmer scored on the conversion to make the score 16-0. Concord scored on their next two possesions making the score 16-14.

Quinten Wimmer was determined to find the end zone again for his 2nd touchdown of the game behind a critical block by John Rutledge. Wimmer also converted the 2-point conversion.

The Jr. Cavs started the 3rd Quarter leading Concord 24-22. The Jr. Cavs wasted no time extending the lead with Goolsby gaining 55 yards with a run up the middle, and Quinten

punching it in for his 3rd touchdown. Wimmer would go one to score two more touchdowns. Despite the big plays let up in the 2nd Quarter the Defense held Concord to only one first down conversion in the 2nd half of the game and the Offensive Line paved the way for the Jr. Cavs running game. The Jr. Cavs Varsity team is home this weekend when they host Kearsarge at 9 a.m.

HB Jr. Cavs JV 34,

Concord Capitols 0

Marc-Andre Thermitus wasted no time scoring for the Jr. Cavs JV team. On the Jr. Cavs first possession Avery Gillespie and Tyler Thibodeau provided key blocks that allowed

Thermitus to score from 65 yards out, Thermitus also scored the conversion giving the Jr. Cavs an 8-0 lead. In the 1st Quarter Thermitus would find the end zone again for his second score with a 90 yard touchdown run and Jack Delaney would score the conversion putting the Jr. Cavs up 16-0.

In the second quarter Thermitus was able to pick up a 50-yard touchdown run behind an excellent block from Toby Kinney. Thermitus added an additional 80-yard touchdown run and in the fourth quarter, quarterback Blake Bergerson would add the final score for the Jr. Cavs JV Squad securing a 34-0 win.

The defensive line of Connor Ramage, Henry Burns, Joshua Parr, Lawson Bill, Toby Kinney, and Jack Duquette shut down the potent offense of Concord with constant pressure on the Concord quarterback.

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MYA registration

set for Oct. 24

The Merrimack Youth Association’s (MYA) Youth Wrestling program’s 2015-16 season is about to begin.

The program is open to Merrimack boys and girls in grades K-6. Two all-girls tournaments have been added this year.

Registration will take place at the MYA Building, 487 Daniel Webster Highway on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Online pre-registration is open now on the program website, Visit the website for more details.



Manchester Memorial 3, Merrimack 2 (2OT)

Trailing by two, Merrimack scored two second-half goals to force overtime with Manchester Memorial before unltimately falling 3-2 in double-overtime on Oct. 16.

The Tomahawks (8-5-2) scored 10 minutes into the second half on a Matt Fowler goal off a Patrick Steines pass.

Devin Kachmar added the tying goal on a penalty kick with six minutes remaining in regulation.

Memorial netted the game-winner with four minutes left in the second overtime.


Merrimack 2, Manchester Memorial 1

Merrimack’s Brenna Field scored the game-winning goal off of a pass from Alivia Beeten in a 2-1 win over Manchester Memorial on Oct. 16. Sara Wozniak also scored for Merrimack, assisted by Lauren DuBois. Carissa Yim, Kelly Eno, Janelle Krehel and Kelsey Kerouac played great defensively in the win.


Merrimack 1, Man. Memorial 0 (OT)

Merrimack closed out the regular season with an overtime thriller on Oct. 16. Katie Todd scored the Tomahawks game-winner in the extra session. Seeda Sam Sok posted the win in net.


Merrimack 3, Exeter 0

It was a tight match (26-24, 25-14, 25-21) but the Tomahawks improved to 15-1 on Oct. 19.

Jo Coffey led the way with 35 assists, 21 service points, one block, nine digs, seven kills; while Addie Lacey (seven kills) and Courtney McCarthy (four kills) also helped out.

Also having a good night were Elise Jolly (four blocks, 12 digs, 18 kills); Katie Flynn (23 digs, nine kills) and Lianna Klinger (34 digs).

Merrimack 3, Concord 1

Elise Jolly had a busy night on the court, serving for 16 points (three aces), recording 18 kills and four blocks at the net, and coming up with 39 digs in a 25-16, 26-24, 14-25, 25-21 victory over Concord on Oct. 16.

Katie Flynn (15 service points, 31 digs, 15 kills) and Jo Coffey (15 points, 24 digs, seven kills, 40 assists) also had big nights for the Tomahawks (14-1).

Others playing well in the four-game victory over the Crimson Tide were Alexa Ladue (one block, four kills, three digs), Jess Bonner (12 digs, two aces) and Lianna Klinger (13 points, 32 digs).