Merrimack High School Highlights


Jan. 18: Tomahawks
run at UNH

The Merrimack boys and girls competed in the morning session at the University of New Hampshire, with the boys recording 50 points to finish third, and the girls coming in fourth with 47 points.

Benjamin Parent finished first in the 300-meter run (38.3 seconds) and Blake Williams came in first in the 600 (1:26.5), while also finishing fifth in the long jump. The Tomahawks also got a first from Ryan Barry, Michael O’Hara, Wesley Notter and Justin Weiser, who won the 4×160 relay in 1:18.2.

Chase Sweeney came in second in the long jump and third in the 1,000 while Jarrod Ottman took second in the 3,000. David Vaccaro finished third in the 1,500 while Barry was fifth in the 300 and Keo Simonson took sixth in the 1,000.

For the girls, Callie Dwyer (1,000), Siaoli Wright (300) and Charlotte Perry (long jump) each finished second in their respective events. Julia Perry placed third in the 300 and fourth in the 55 while Kathlyn Torrens finished third in the long jump. Abby Smith was fourth in the 55 hurdles and Rachel House took fifth in the 3,000.

Smith, Julia Perry, Dwyer and Wright finished second in the 4×160 relay while Grace Corbett, Kellie Mathewson, Torrens and Charlotte Perry came in fourth in the 4×400.


Jan. 14: Merrimack 2, Kingswood 0

John Tiano and Jason Fortin scored one goal each to lead Merrimack to a 2-0 win over Kingswood Regional in Division II boys hockey action at West Side Ice Arena in Manchester.

Matt Brewster had a strong game in net, stopping 25 shots to preserve the shutout for Merrimack.


Jan. 17: Bedford 48,
Merrimack 12

Merrimack only earned a pair of wins in their loss to Bedford. Sean Hebert (138) and Mitchell McMahon (160) each had pins for the Tomahawks, who fell to 4-2.


Jan. 17: Merrimack
earns point

Merrimack came away with a point following a three-team meet against Pinkerton and Laconia. Pinkerton led the way with 1,709, followed by Merrimack (1,619) and Laconia (1,369).

Zack Amodio was Merrimack’s high scorer, finishing with 406. Freshman Jacob Weaver finished with 383, while Ian Finken, Matt Larson, Garrett Henzley and Tianna Landry each bowled a 276.