Merrimack High School Highlights

WRESTLING

Feb. 4: HB 56,
Merrimack 19

The Cavaliers jumped out to a 34-0 lead and never looked back on senior night, as they rolled past Merrimack in a Division II dual meet.

Seniors Andrew Butler (160 pounds) and Travis Guthrie (182) each recorded a pin for Hollis Brookline; Butler’s win was the 100th of his career. Also recording pins were Garrett Klausner (120), Nathaniel Lindsay (132), Wyatt Farwell (170), Kayne Robert (195) and Clement Sherwood (220). HB also got wins from Christian Lopez (152) and Nick McPherson (145).

Merrimack got a pin from Zachary Bulow (106) while Eric Theriault (126), Sean Hebert (138) and Tyler Tiano (285) also had wins.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Feb. 10: Londonderry 56, Merrimack 48

Londonderry’s Cody Ball took the game over in the closing minutes, scoring back-to-back 3-pointers and being fouled while attempting a third to help the Lancers pull away from what was a one-possession game with three minutes remaining to a 56-48 win over the visiting Merrimack Tomahawks.

Ball scored 13 of his game-high 20 points in the last four minutes of play.

Austin Franzen led Merrimack with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, while Ian Roberts and Noah Beygelman chipped in with 11 and seven respectively in defeat.

BOYS HOCKEY

Feb. 4: Merrimack 6, Portsmouth-Newmarket 3

Shane Foye recorded a hat trick, scoring the first three goals of the game as Merrimack beat Portsmouth-Newmarket 6-3 at West Side Arena in Manchester.

Foye scored two in the first period with assists from Kyle Feeney and Owen O’Brien. Foye’s third goal came unassisted early in the second period as the Tomahawks went up 3-0. They added to the lead on goals by Ryan Downie, assisted by O’Brien and Jason Fortin, and Aaron Tupper, from Tyler Brewster, before P-N got its first of the game.

The third period saw Brewster finish off Merrimack’s scoring off a pass from John Tiano, which was sandwiched by a pair of P-N goals.

Matt Brewster recorded 15 saves in the first and second periods for Merrimack (7-3), before giving way to Greg Amato, who stopped 14 shots in the third period.

Feb. 7: Spaulding 6,
Merrimack 1

The Tomahawks got off to an early lead, but Spaulding stormed back, scoring six unanswered goals to secure the victory. Jason Fortin had the lone score for Merrimack, an unassisted goal in the first period.

BOWLING

Feb. 5: Tomahawks
finish second

The Merrimack bowling team earned two points in a make-up match against Raymond and Sanborn. Raymond compiled 1487 points to win the event, following by Merrimack (1413) and Sanborn (1162).

Zack Amodio led the Tomahawks with a team-high 358, while teammate Matt Larson bowled a 303. Teammates Ian Finken (274), Tianna Landry (266) and Chris Puglisi (249) also bowled well for Merrimack.