Sports Talk Merrimack Journal


Merrimack 9, Memorial 8

In a must-win game to assure a playoff berth, Merrimack orchestrated a big comeback after falling behind 8-0 after the first inning.

Merrimack went into the fourth still trailing 8-0 when the bats came alive, led by Liz Scheurich who went 3 for 3 with 5 RBIs.

Scheurich drove in Jackson Gutekunst and Julia Valluzzi in a four-run fourth inning. Entering the fifth, still trailing 8-4, Scheurich tripled with the bases loaded, scoring Brenna Davenport, Olivia Kapsambelis and Jackson Gutekunst to tie the game.

With Scheurich on third, Meg King singled up the middle for the game-winning RBI. Olivia Kapsambelis came in to relieve Julia Valluzzi with two outs in the first. Kapsambelis kept Memorial off the board scattering three hits and one walk.


Merrimack holds awards ceremony

The Merrimack high school boys lacrosse team recently had its end of season team party and awards ceremony, recognizing players seniors-to-freshman for their hard work this season. The varsity team finished 3-14 in Division I this spring, but had plenty of young talent playing varsity for the first time. Winning individual awards were:

JV Most Improved: Erik Londono

JV Most Improved: Ben Eichman

Varsity Most Improved: Alex Annutto

Varsity Most Improved: Alec Bronchuk

Varsity Coaches award: Jacob Denver

Kinney Family Sportsmanship award recipient: Kyle Newman

Seniors Jacob Denver, Tyler Brewster, and Kyle Newman were all recognized at the event for their contributions to the program.

The Kinney award is given in honor of Bob Kinney, a former MHS coach who died in 2011. Coach Kinney was an assistant coach for several years under former head coach Rick Urda.

The MHS lacrosse team will host its third annual alumni game on June 23 as part of this year’s youth camp in town. The game will be at 7 p.m. at Reeds Ferry fields.

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 tryouts

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