Merrimack High School Highlights

WRESTLING

Jan. 29: Merrimack 48, ConVal 24

Lucas Gardenour (220 pounds) and Zack Bulow (106) won their respective matches via the pin, as Merrimack also utilized a number of forfeits to beat ConVal 48-24.

The Tomahawks hit the competitive mats again Saturday in the Capital City Classic in Concord.

Jan. 31: McMahon finishes second

Hollis Brookline finished fifth among 18 teams at the Capitol City Classic in Concord, compiling 124.5 points. Bishop Hendricken finished first with 271.5 points, followed by Noble with 199 points. Alvirne finished tied for 11th while Merrimack placed 14th.

Kayne Robert (195) paced Hollis Brookline with a third place finish, with Nathaniel Lindsay (132), Christian Lopez (152), and Clement Sherwood (220) placing fourth. Nick McPherson (145) and Wyatt Farwell (170) each placed fifth for the Cavaliers, while teammates Savannah Eliza (113) and Garrett Klausner (120) finished sixth.

Mitchell McMahon was a bright spot for Merrimack, finishing second at 160. Teammate Kyle Newman (145) placed sixth.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Jan. 30: Merrimack 54, Salem 47

Trailing at the half, the Tomahawks stepped up their defensive effort to pull off the victory over Salem. Ian Roberts had a great game for Merrimack, scoring a game-high 18 points. Chad Seaver, Dylan Beaulieau and Jake Gianelli had great efforts off the bench, combining for 13 points.

Feb. 3: Merrimack 45,
Winnacunnet 36

The Tomahawks’ free throw shooting was spot on down the stretch, as they hit 11 of 13 in the fourth quarter to earn their sixth win. Austin Franzen had a game-high 21 points and provided Merrimack with a great defensive effort.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Jan. 31: Nashua South 51, Merrimack 37

Jocelyn Chaput scored 21 points to lead Nashua South over Merrimack. For Merrimack, Lauren Dubois had a team-high 15 points. Abby Yuan scored nine points and teammate Julianne Mayville added five.

BOWLING

Jan. 31: Merrimack 1,633, BG 1,625, Goffstown 1,550, Souhegan 1,484

In a series of very competitive matches Merrimack and Bishop Guertin each earned three points at Merrimack Ten Pin on Saturday.

The top 10 bowlers for the day consisted of: Ryan Trppiedi (Manchester Central) 401, Ryan Gentes (Goffstown) 392, Matt Larsom (Merrimack) 376, Mike Pavelitch (BG) 357, Zack Amodio (Merrimack) 354, Kyle Cushion (BG) 354, Ryan Dessuisseaux (Goffstown) 344, Mitch Hollihern (BG) 339, Jacob Weaver (Merrimack) 332, and Maxx Chambers (Goffstown) 321.

SWIMMING

Jan. 30: Merrimack boys, girls in three-team meet

The Merrimack boys swam to great results against Salem and Pelham, as they had seven top three finishes. James Jolly placed first in two events, the 500 free (6:39.89) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.02).

The 200m freestyle relay team also placed first (2:04.17). Max Fasano took third place in 50 free style (29.95), while Owen Simpson took second place in the 200 free (2:36.10). Christopher Romero-Klevisha’s time of 1:33.10 was good enough for second in the 100 backstroke and the 400 freestyle relay team also took second place (4:40.84).

The girls also had great results with 11 top three finishes. The 200 freestyle relay (1:54.97) and 200 Medley relay (2:11.40) teams both placed first. Katherine Brennan had a pair of first place finishes, one in the 50 free (26.93) and another in the 100 backstroke (1:07.25).

Emily Pelletier had one first place finish in the 100 free (59.50) and a second place finish in the 100 breast (1:21.20). Elyse Jolly was second in the 50 free (27.51) and third place in the 100 free (1:01.54).

Sarah Johnson placed second in the 100 butterfly (1:20.04) and Anna Boucher was third in the 200 IM (2:53.67). The 400 freestyle relay team was third in a time of 4:56.45.