Merrimack High School Highlights


Sept. 11: Merrimack 3, Bishop Guertin 0

The Tomahawks scored all three goals in the second half to pick up their third win in a row, while the Cardinals remained winless on the season.Steven Sexton and Dylan Richardson each had a goal and an assist to lead Merrimack (3-2), while Zach Curran also had a goal and Austen Thomson made two saves.


Sept. 12: Merrimack 3, Bedford 0

Jen Coffey finished with 17 kills and 13 digs to extend the Tomahawks unbeaten streak with a victory over Bedford. Game scores were 25-11, 25-20 and 25-10.

Jill Coffey contributed 20 digs and 26 assists for Merrimack (4-0) while Elise jolly had seven kills and six digs. Lianna Klinger added 11 digs and Caitlyn Paulson finished with five digs and two kills.

Sept. 15: Merrimack 3, HB 0

The Tomahawks remained unbeaten on the year with a sweep of the Cavaliers, 25-10, 25-22 and 25-16.

Merrimack (5-0) got a big game from Jen Coffey, who had 18 kills and nine digs, and Jo Coffey, who had 27 assists and a block. Elise Jolly also had five blocks, five digs, three aces and two kills while Cailtin Paulson had seven digs and two aces and Lianna Klinger added five digs.

HB (2-2) was led by Maddy Blake, who had 13 kills, while Kaitlyn Koszan had seven digs and Selene Berube had three aces.


Sept. 12: Bishop Guertin 3, Merrimack 1

The Cardinals got a pair of goals from Marie Laplante as they cruised to a victory over Merrimack. Kiley Deignan also netted a goal for Bishop Guertin (2-2). Teammates Marissa Burns (midfield) and Mykayla Elliott (forward) also contributed in the victory, as did goalie Caroline Hoffer, who finished with three saves. Rachel Mack scored the lone goal for Merrimack. Keara Venne, Abby Smith, and Kelly Eno also had strong performances in the loss.


Sept. 11: Merrimack
drops two

Brennan Gillis shot a 40 but the Tomahawks (226) fell to 1-5 as they were behind Concord (204) and Central (210) at Derryfield Country Club. Jon Dinsmore and Jake Chambers each had a 46 while Owen Ploss and Travis Brody both fired a 47.

Sept. 15: Alvirne
wins tri-match

The Broncos improved to 7-3 with a 198 total, besting Salem (210) and Merrimack (212). Grant Nuttall led the way for the winners with a 37, while Jack Brown and Jess Lortie shot a 38 each. Brett Pitre came in at 39 and Jeremy Dowd 41 for the Broncos. Merrimack fell to 1-7,

The Tomahawks’ Zak Kerr was co-medalist for the match, tied with Salem’s Matt MacDonald with a 36. Brennan Gillis shot a 41 for the ‘Hawks, followed by Jon Dinsmore and Nick Edgeworth at 43 and Owen Ploss at 49.

Sept. 16: North tops
Exeter, Merrimack

The Titans (211) edged Exeter (212) at Souhegan Woods with Mike Jensen shooting a 35 and Brandon Gillis a 38. For the Tomahawks (237, 1-9), Brennan Gillis led the way with a 40 followed by Zak Kerr (43), Jake Chamber (49) and Jon Dinsmore (50).