Merrimack High School Highlights


Dec. 13: Merrimack sweeps

Led by senior Zack Amodio and freshman Jacob Weaver, Merrimack recorded wins over Bishop Guertin and Goffstown on Saturday morning at Merrimack Ten Pin.

Amodio and Weaver each posted two-game totals of 420, as Merrimack finished with a team score of 1,832 for four points. BG finished with 1,528 to earn two points, while Goffstown closed out with 1,514 for one point.

Helping Amodio and Weaver lift the Tomahawks to victory were Drew Halpin (two-game score of 365), Ethan Brodell (361) and Matt Larson (268).

This was the first regular-season match following the Ray Boyden Memorial kickoff tournament at Merrimack Ten Pin on Dec. 6, during which Keene beat Merrimack in the finals.


Dec. 13: Milford/Souhegan

Milford, North, Merrimack boast individual champs

Milford’s Travis Hughes turned in one of the best matches of the day, as he went to double overtime to defeat Dean Tech’s Philip Fernandez 2-1 in the 285-pound final at Saturday’s tournament.

Milford had two other wrestlers reach the finals, as Michael Pellitteri (152) and Jake Ricca (170) both came in second. Ricca, who lost to Nashua North’s John Sweeney in the 170 final, won one of the more entertaining matches of the day in the semifinals, as he beat Jalen Cruz of Dean Tech in triple overtime.

Cole Nickerson finished first at 106 for North, beating Winchester’s Noah Young 6-1 in the final, while Cam Bennett also finished first for the Titans, pinning Coventry’s Steve Brodeur to win at 132. Sweeney got his win at 170 by pinning Ricca, and North also got second places from Wayne Nolette (145).

Merrimack had five wrestlers reach the final and went home with one first place, as Lucas Gardenour defeated Winchester’s Mike Conley, 9-0, in the 220 final. Brendan Parr came in second at 113 pounds for the Tomahawks, as did teammates Shawn Hebert (138), Jared Serrentino (182) and Shane Heath (195).

Souhegan also had wrestlers participate in the tournament, but none placed.