Merrimack High School Highlights

BOYS LACROSSE

April 23: Merrimack 14, Salem 8

Jason Fortin scored five goals and Matt Coburn added three goals and four assists.

Also in the scoring column for Merrimack were John Tiano (two goals, one assist), Pierre Watt (two goals), Connor Cyr (goal, assist), Kyle Newman (one goal), Matt Brewster (four assists) and Tyler Brewster (one assist).

Chris Nowelk had five saves in the Tomahawk net with defensive help from Joe Giampietro and Trevor Lacey.

April 25: Bedford 18, Merrimack 2

The Tomahawks fell behind early on the way to their third loss of the season. Matt Coburn and Connor Cyr each had a goal for Merrimack while Matt Brewster had an assist and goalie Chris Nowalk made 12 saves.

April 27: Hanover 13, Merrimack 4

Matt Coburn scored two goals but it wasn’t enough as the Tomahawks lost their second in a row. Matt Brewster and Connor Cyr also had goals for Merrimack and goalie Chris Nowalk stopped seven shots.

BASEBALL

April 22: Merrimack 8, Trinity 7

Merrimack battled back from an early defecit to pull off the dramatic victory over Trinity.

Trinity jumped out to an early 6-0 lead in the first inning, helped by three Merrimack errors. The Tomahawks managed to take a two-run lead heading into the final inning, and their opponent stranded runners on second and third to end the game.

Joe Eichman led the way offensively, collecting three hits and an RBI. Brendan Carter, Zack Amodio and James Lafond each added a pair of hits and an RBI.

Kyle Lawson pitched six innings for Merrimack, allowing one earned run while striking out seven. Justin Grassini earned the save.

April 24: Merrimack 7, Bishop Guertin 6

Justin Grassini picked up the win for the Tomahawks, allowing one earned run in seven innings. He struck out three. At the plate for Merrimack, Kyle Lawson had two hits with an RBI, while Joe Eichman also had two hits and an RBI. For the Cardinals, Drew Sanborn had three hits with an RBI and Ryan McGaughey added two hits.

GIRLS LACROSSE

April 24: Merrimack 18, Dover 5

Dana Mendes and Callie Dwyer each scored five goals to lead the Tomahawks to a rout of Dover. Julia Perry chipped in three goals, while Megan Howell, Morgan Chantler, Samantha Anderson, Jolie Jacoby and Addie Lacey also scored. Ally Lowry finished with three saves in net for the Tomahawks, who improve to 2-1.

GIRLS TENNIS

April 24: Timberlane 7, Merrimack 2

Merrimack still hasn’t secured that elusive first win, but it’s not due to a lack of effort. The Tomahawks fell once again, this time to Timberlane.

The team’s two victories came from their five and six players. McKenzie Miller edged out her opponent, winning 9-7, while Courtney McCarthy easily took her match, 8-3.

SOFTBALL

April 27: Merrimack 5, Concord 3

Caitlin Minear picked up the win for the Tomahawks, allowing three earned runs in seven innings, while striking out five and allowing seven hits. At the plate, Olivia Kapsambelis went 2 for 4 with a run score, while Jackson Gutekunst was 2 for 4 with two RBI, including the game winner. Sabrina Jowders and Lauren Gerhard played outstanding defensively.

TRACK

April 25: Merrimack
runs at North

The Merrimack girls track team had a successful day at Saturday’s Nashua North Invitational track and field meet. Siaoli Wright winning the 300 hurdles (47.98). Wright was also a member of two relay teams that took top six honors. In the 4×100, the team of Kayla Valluzzi, Cassandra Redfern, Wright and Ashley Murray was fifth (53.49), while in the 4×400, Kathlyn Torrens, Wright, Murray and Brittaney Gravallese was fourth (4:17.50).

Sarah House was fifth in the 1-mile run (5:41.57), while Bailey Carrillo took second in the 2-mile (11:50.10). In addition, Kathlyn Torrens took fifth in the triple jump (33-7).

For the boys, Merrimack’s 4×400 relay team took first with a time of 3:33.05. Runners included Chase Sweeney, Dylan Bealieu, Benjamin Parent and Blake Williams.

Parent was also fourth in the 400 (53.59), while Williams was fifth in the 300 hurdles (43.65). On the field, Dylan Richardson earned fourth in the long jump (19.011/2) and Michael Ohara was fifth in the discus (107-03).