Sports Talk Merrimack Journal


Nashua North 15, Merrimack 5

Brendan Martin had four goals and Colin Manning scored his first career hat trick as the Titans evened their record at 5-5 on Monday. Tyler Dubien also had three goals while Todd Redman had two goals and five assists.

Other North contributors were Joey Paige (two goals, two assists) and Mason Dane (one goal). James Petz had 19 saves in net for the Titans.

For the 3-10 Tomahawks, Alec Bronchuk had two goals and one assist, Jay Lanigan had two goals and Tyler Brewster had one goal, while Luccas Booth, Jacob Denver, Ryan Carey each had one assist. Alex Annutto had 21 saves.

Merrimack 11, Danvers (Mass.) 10, OT

Alec Bronchuk provided the game-
winning goal in overtime to lift the Tomahawks (3-9) to victory in an interstate matchup on Saturday.

Kyle Newman forced the extra period when he scored with 38 seconds remaining in regulation. He also added an assist during the win.

Bronchuk finished with four goals and a helper, while Jay Lanigan (two goals, assist), Grant Mercier (two goals), TJ Fasano (goal) and Tyler Brewser (goal) also helped out the offensive effort.

Alex Annutto made nine saves, including a pivotal stop in overtime. Jacob Denver spearheaded a strong Merrimack defense.

Londonderry 16, Merrimack 6

Alec Bronchuk and Tyler Brewster scored two goals each, but Merrimack needed a bit more offense to overcome Londonderry in a 16-6 loss on Thursday, May 5.

T.J. Fasano (one goal, one assist), Jason Theriault (one goal) and Kyle Newman (one assist) also got on the scoresheet for the Tomahawks.

Merrimack goalie Alex Annutto recorded 12 saves in defeat.


Merrimack 14, Salem 5

Callie Dwyer scored six goals to lead the Tomahawks to their third straight victory on Friday, May 6.

Jess Londono added a goal and three assists, while teammate Molly Baulier netted a pair of goals.

Charlotte Perry played standout defense in front of Bella Beaton, who stopped seven shots.

Merrimack 17, Nashua North 7

Merrimack improved to 5-4 with a 17-7 win over Nashua North. Callie Dwyer led the Tomahawks with seven goals, while Jess Londono scored three of her own on Wednesday, May 4.

Merrimack’s Morgan Chantler, Jolie Jacoby and Sydney Dubois added two goals each, while Molly Baulier chipped in with one. Merrimack goalie Bella Beaton stopped nine shots to secure the win for the Tomahawks.


Central 9, Merrimack 0

The Tomahawks struggled but hanging tough in losses were Abby Fay at No. 4 singles (9-7) and Courtney McCarthy at No. 5 singles (8-4) on Monday.

The No. 3 doubles team of McKenzy Miller/Fay also had a competitive match, bowing 8-5.

Alvirne 5, Merrimack 4

The Broncos ended their three-game losing streak after earning a convincing victory over Merrimack on Friday, May 6.

Erin Ruigrok and Sarah Yi won the lone singles matches for Alvirne, with the Broncos’ doubles combinations (Ruigrok/Halie Martineau, Hannah Yi/Julia Balukonis, Sarah Yi/Erins Beals) sweeping their matches.

Lianna Klinger, McKenzy Miller, Abby Fay, and Rebecca Eelman each won singles matches for Merrimack.

Spaulding 6, Merrimack 3

McKenzy Miller at No. 3 singles (8-1), Abby Fay at No. 4 (8-5) and Courtney McCarthy at No. 5 (8-4) provided the only wins for the Tomahawks, who were swept in doubles on Tuesday, May 3.

Boys Tennis

Alvirne 5, Merrimack 4

Alvirne secured four singles victories en route to a narrow win over Merrimack on Friday, May 6.

Jared Whalen, Jake Auger, Cam Richall, and Austin Gill each earned singles wins for the Broncos, with Auger and Richall teaming up for the lone doubles win.

Kabir Kalsi and Alex Quadros had singles victories for Merrimack. Kalsi and Jordan Meaney won their doubles match via a tiebreaker, while Aaron Tupper and Colin Calnan got Tomahawks their fourth win.


Carrillo, Myers win events

Merrimack’s Bailey Carrillo won the 800 meters (2:26.12) and Jacob Myers won the 400 (53.42) at Saturday’s Kiwanis Freshman-Sophomore Invitational in Salem.

In boys action, Merrimack was runner-up to Concord, 97-88.


The 2016 Merrimack High School Boys Youth Lacrosse Camp will take place June 21-24 (Tuesday through Friday) from 5-8 p.m. at Reeds Ferry Elementary School, Fields 6 and 7.

The camp is for ages 7-15 and focuses on having fun in the game of lacrosse and improving skills. The camp will be run by the Merrimack High School coaching staff, assisted by current and former MHS players.

Please register by June 15.

Contact Merrimack coach Brian Miller at for further information.