Merrimack High School Highlights
Sept. 19: Merrimack 3, Dover 0
Game scores for the Merrimack sweep were 25-16, 25-13, and 25-11. Caitlyn Paulson and Elise Jolly both had outstanding games, Paulson had four aces and 10 service points, while Jolly had four blocks and nine kills. Jen Coffey had three aces, three blocks, seven digs, and 19 kills, while Jo Coffey had two blocks, 10 digs, and 26 assists. Katie Flynn and Lianna Kilinger combined for three aces and 10 digs. Merrimack pulls to a perfect 7-0 record with the win
Sept. 23: Merrimack 3, Keene 0
The Tomahawks remained unbeaten (8-0) after cruising past the Blackbirds 25-6, 25-6, 25-16. Katie Flynn had 10 service aces and six digs while Jo Coffey added seven aces and 25 assists.
Also for Merrimack, Jen Coffey had three aces, six digs and 12 kills while Elise Jolly chipped in with nine kills.
Sept. 23: Merrimack 3, Bishop Guertin 1
The Tomahawks improved to 5-2 with goals by Torie Currie, Olivia Kapsembelis (assisted by Dana Mendes), and Callie Dwyer. Casandra Zaino scored the first goal of her career for Bishop Guertin (3-4).
Mackenzie Hennas had eight saves in the Tomahawk goal while Kelly Mahoney had nine saves for BG.
Sept. 18: Exeter 2, Merrimack 0
Austen Thomson had six saves in the Tomahawk net but Merrimack fell to 3-4. Midfielders Stevie Sexton and Ethan Harrington played well for the locals, as did forward John Bory and back Mick Kachmar.
Sept. 24: Londonderry 3, Merrimack 1
Dylan Richardson scored the lone goal, unassisted, for the Tomahawks, who fell to 3-5. Austen Thomson had four saves in net while also playing well were midfielder Steven Sexton, forward Owen Tracey, forward Zach Curran, and back Matt Coburn.
Sept. 24: Merrimack splits
The Tomahawks (226) bowed to Bedford (194) but downed Timberlane (234) at Manchester Country Club to stand at 2-10. Brennan Gillis led the Tomahawks with a 40 while Zak Kerr and Nick Edgeworth each had a 44. Jon Dinsmore and Jake Chambers followed with a 49 each. Bedford’s Ryan Brown was the medalist at 34.
Sept. 20: Alvirne third, North fifth in Nashua Cross Country Boys Invitational
No. 1 Pinkerton (34), No. 2 Londonderry (79), No. 3 Alvirne 114, No. 4 Concord 130, and No. 5 Nashua North 139
Bedford’s Scott Daly won the 5K race in a time of 16:09. Top finishers for Alvirne included No. 5 Phillip Demers (16:34), No. 9 Kendall Westhoff (16:51), No. 18 Noah Bellomo (17:12), No. 40 Kyle Saunders (17:54), and No. 42 Noah Cote (17:56). Top finishers for North included No. 19 Connor Muise (17:13), No. 28 Sheamus Adams (17:38), No. 29 Brian Inzerillo (17:42), No. 31 David Vorbach (17:43), and No. 32 James Taper (17:43). For Nashua South, their top five were No. 20 Mitch King (17:18), No. 22 Conor Canfield (17:23). No. 34 Ryan Vermette (17:48), No. 36 Corey Hawkins (17:52), and No. 41 Tom Lessard (17:55).
Nashua South finished in sixth place with a score of 142, Merrimack finished seventh with a 214, Milford in 13th with a 333, and Campbell in 14th with 359. Other local top finishers included Merrimack’s Chase Sweeney who was 25th with a 17:32. Campbell’s Sean Munnelly was 26th (17:36). Hersh Rai (Merrimack) came in 33rd with 17:46, while Milford’s Jake Ricca was 39th (17:53).
Sept 20: Merrimack fourth,
Alvirne fifth in Nashua Cross Country Girls Invitational
No. 1 Concord 45, No. 2 Pinkerton 74, No. 3 Londonderry 98, No. 4 Merrimack 104, and No. 5 Alvirne 142
Pinkerton’s Morgan Sansing won the 5Krace in 18:16. Merrimack’s top finishers included No. 8 Bailey Carcillo (19:46), No. 10 Sarah House (19:55), No. 21 Grace Corbett (20:40), No. 30 Erica Lane (20:55), and No. 35 Brittane Gravalles (21:15). Alvirne’s top finishers were No. 7 Shaylyn Saunders (19:42), No. 12 Katie Bellomo (20:03), No. 27 Jenna Bradish (20:47), No. 45 Keanna Smigliani (21:39), and No. 53 Kendra Mulligan (22:07). North’s top finishers were No. 22 Kelsi Farren (20:42), No. 23 Helen Ntengeri (20:42), No. 28 Carla Kossayda (20:49), No. 33 Nicolina Braccio (21:11), and No. 49 Kaylee Smith (21:56). North finished in sixth place, while South took ninth. Milford was 10th and Campbell was 12th.
Other local top finishers included Nashua South’s Jocelyn Chaput (20:54) and Rebecca Berube (21:12) who placed 29th and 34th respectively. Milford’s Aimee Krafft was 39th with 21:25 and Campbell’s Caitlyn Callinan was 52nd with a 22:06.