Sports Talk Merrimack Journal


Merrimack 7, Manchester Memorial 2

Winners on Monday for the Tomahawks included Casey Wright at No. 1 singles (9-7), Lianna Klinger at No. 2 (8-3), McKenzy Miller at No. 3 (8-1), Abby Fay at No. 4 (8-3), Courtney McCarthy at No. 5 (8-0) and the doubles teams of Wright/Klinger (8-3 at No. 1) and McCarthy/Jess McElwain (8-3 at No. 2).

Dover 6, Merrimack 3

Merrimack got wins from Lianna Klinger at No. 2 singles (8-1), McKenzy Miller at No.3 (8-4) and the No. 2 doubles team of Miller/Abby Fay (9-7) on Wednesday, May 11.


Alvirne 9, Merrimack 2

Nicole Teague tossed a complete game two-hitter while hitting two homers – a solo and a grand slam – driving in five runs as the Broncos improved to 11-3 on Monday. Sara Siteman and Ashley Silva each went 3 for 4 for the Broncos, while Brooke Schrieb went 2 for 2. Merrimack dropped to 3-10.


Alvirne 13, Merrimack 0 (5 innings)

Dan Brown tossed a one-hitter, striking out seven, while Mike Simard went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, a homer short of the cycle to pace the 10-4 Broncos’ 10-hit attack on Monday. D.J. LaMothe two hits, two RBIs, three stolen bases while catcher Curtis Richall added two hits, a double, three RBIs, three runs scored and a highlight-reel snag crashing into the backstop. Andrew Michaud had 7-7 Merrimack’s lone hit.


Hollis Brookline 16, Merrimack 4

Nick Hinchliffe (four goals, one assist), Will Crosby (three goals, one assist), and Ryan Walsh (three goals) helped the Cavaliers improve to 10-3 in Divison II on Monday. Also helping were Garrett Klausner (two goals, two assists), Ryan Olson (one goal, two assists), Peter Bertone (two goals), Jack Barbour (goal) and Derek Davidson (three assists). Garrett Moloney had four saves in goal.

For the 3-11 Tomahawks, Alec Bronchuk had two goals and one assist while Jay Lanigan and Isaiah Kepnes each had a goal.


Souhegan 13, Merrimack 4

Brigid Casey led the Sabers with four goals and one assist, while Kate Bermingham (three assists), Sammi Jay (two assists) and Hailey Johnson (one assist) chipped in with two goals each on Thursday, May 12.

Also finding the back of the net for Souhegan was Abby Cranney (one assist), Taylor Clark (one assist) and Katie Casey, while Mckenzie Robinson helped the cause with an assist. Meaghan Allard recorded four saves for the Sabers, who improved to 10-1.

Merrimack had four players with one goal each: Sammy Anderson, Sydney Duboid, Callie Dwyer and Jess Londono. Amber Brewster and Morgan Chantler had assists, while Bella Beaton made six saves in defeat for the Tomahawks (6-6).


Merrimack girls win own invitational

Led by the first-place finishes of Siaoli Wright in the 300 hurdles (46.54 seconds), Kathlyn Torrens in the triple jump (34 feet, 8.5 inches) and Kathryn Flynn in the javelin (115-4), the Tomahawks finished atop the field of 14 girls teams at Thursday’s Merrimack Invitational.

Merrimack scored 76 points, followed by Londonderry (61 points), Concord (55), Nashua South (52) and Nashua North (48) to round out the top five. Souhegan (43) tied for seventh with Pinkerton Academy, and Alvirne (12) was 13th.

Concord won the boys meet with 95 points, and Portsmouth was the runner-up with 76. The host Tomahawks (36 points) were sixth, Souhegan (35.5) was seventh, Alvirne (33) was eighth and South (30) was ninth.


Merrimack High Boys Youth Camp

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.


Merrimack Legion Post 98 try-outs.

Merrimack Legion Post 98 will sponsor tryouts for its Junior and Senior baseballs programs on Saturday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. on the Merrimack High School Junior Varsity field. Junior legion players are 17U and Senior legion players are 19U. Each team will play 18-20 games from June 14-July 23. Call or email Mike Henzley for more information at 603-341-2330, Or go to