High School Highlights

Track and Field

HB boys, girls finish 18th, 14th as teams

Kristopher Johnson recorded a leap of 20 feet, 11 ¼ inches to take second in the long jump at the Division II championships at Kennett High School on Saturday. It was the only points of the day for the HB boys, who finished 18th with eight points.

Mackenzie Day placed third in the javelin with a heave of 109-8 as the Hollis Brookline girls finished in a tie for 14th as a team with 12 points. The Cavaliers also received points from the 4–800 relay team of Megan Cramton, Kay Partridge, Lily Jackson and Madylin Partridge with a third-place showing at 9:54.74.

Portsmouth won the girls team title over second-place Milford, while Trinity edged Coe-Brown for the boys crown.

Boys Tennis

Portsmouth eliminates Cavs

It was a tough day on the road for the and Hollis Brookline boys tennis team in the state semifinals, but better days should be ahead.

The No. 3 Cavaliers were blanked by No. 2 Portsmouth, 9-0, in Newmarket.

“We had a great year, going 13-3 with a young team,” HB coach Jim McCann said. “The other top teams lose a lot of seniors, so Hollis and Souhegan should be pretty good next year.”

McCann’s Cavs ran into a Portsmouth team that will now face Lebanon next Tuesday to try to avenge a loss to the Raiders in last year’s semifinals. The Clippers last won the title in 2015.

Nick Vahe played well for HB at No. 1, up 5-4 at one point, but fell 8-5.

David Cherkassky lost 8-0 at No. 2, while Darius Paradie played well in losing 8-5.

Cam Vahe (No. 4) and Matt Williamson (No. 5) both fell 8-1 while Ben Zielinski dropped an 8-2 score at No. 6 singles.

Paradie and Alex Anghel played the closest doubles match, falling 8-6 at No. 2 doubles. Nick Vahe and Cherkassky lost 8-3 at No. 1 and the team of Cam Vahe-Williamson fell 8-4 at No. 3.

“Portsmouth’s (15-1) a tough team, and they were able to turn it around at No. 1 and go from there,” McCann said.

Girls Tennis

Windham 8, Hollis Brookline 1

No. 7 seed Cavaliers dropped out early in the tournament to second-seeded Windham.

No. 1 Courtney Koran (9-8) won the lone match for Hollis Brookline.

Boys Volleyball

Bishop Guertin 3, Hollis Brookline 0

The Cardinals (11-4) pulled in a big victory over a Cavaliers, who BG lost to earlier in the season.

The scores were 25-22, 25-22, 25-23.

Joe Hyatt had seven kills and three aces, Nate Newton had four aces and 14 digs, and Jack Wizboski had two aces, six kills, and three blocks for the Cardinals.

For Hollis Brookline, Nick Wood had 22 kills, Jonathan Brackett picked up 16 digs and Mike Moscatelli added three aces.

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