Merrimack High School Highlights


Girls Tournament: BG’s Sedlar 2014 runner-up

Bishop Guertin senior Chelsea Sedlar came up one stroke short of defending her title on Saturday.

The Merrimack native shot an even par 71 over 18 holes in the championship flight of the NHIAA Girls Individual Golf Tournament at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Pinkerton Academy freshman Lauren Thibodeau’s 1-under 70 for the round.

The duo was tied with 35s at the turn, but Thibodeau grabbed a two-stroke lead with an eagle on the par-4 11th hole.

Sedlar gained one stroke back with a par on 14 as Thibodeau bogeyed. Sedlar then tied things up with a birdie to Thibodeau’s par on 16th. All square with 61s, Sedlar would bogey 17 to Thibodeau’s par and they both finished with pars on 18 for the one-stroke difference.

The separation between the top two and third was 10 strokes, as St. Thomas’s Sara Feith earned that spot with an 81.

Alvirne’s Jessica Lortie was fourth with an 85 and Nashua South’s Sarah Hansen, the only other local in the field, finished 15th with a 109.

Oct. 2: Merrimack
third in tri-match

Zak Kerr shot a 44 and Nick Edgeworth and Brennan Gillis fired 45s as the Tomahawks totaled 243, well behind match winner Keene (203) and Timberlane (222). Jon Dinsmore came in at 52 and Owen Ploss 57 for the Tomahawks.


Oct. 3: Merrimack 2,
Timberlane 1

The Tomahawks got goals from Dena Nouseux and Sierra Erickson to earn their second win of the season. Keara Venne had five saves in goal and great defense was played by by Abby Smith, Kelly Eno, Janelle Krehel, and Kelsey Kerouac.


Oct. 6: Merrimack 2,
Bedford 1

Cam Liddel scored an unassisted goal in the 61st minute to break a 1-1 tie and help the Tomahawks improve to 4-6. Zach Curran had Merrimack’s other goal, assisted by Dylan Richardson.

Austen Thomson collected seven saves in net while center midfielder Steve Sexton also played well.


Oct. 6: Merrimack 3, Spaulding 0

The Tomahawks remained unbeaten at 11-0 with wins of 25-17, 25-19, 25-19 as junior Jo Coffey recorded her 1,000th career assist.

Elise Jolly had four aces, two blocks, six digs and nine kills while Jackie Petrocelli had four kills and five assists.

Meanwhile, Jen Coffey had 14 digs and 15 kills while Jo Coffey had five aces, two blocks, 13 digs, and 23 assists. Lianna Klinger added eight digs.


Oct. 8: Winnacunnet 2, Merrimack 0

The Tomahawks fell to 1-3-1 in their last five games after the shutout loss to the Warriors. Merrimack (5-4-1) got nine saves from Mac Hennas while Winnacunnet (9-2) got two saves from MacKenzie Jackson.

The Warriors got a goal each from Amanda Sullivan and Kendall Markland, both in the first half.