HS Roundup: A Saber Saturday for cross country, football
Oh, to be a Souhegan High School athlete on Saturday. The Saber boys cross country team had five finish in the top 20 to capture the Manchester Invitational, while the Souhegan football team routed Lebanon 61-0 in the Saturday night chill.
HB boys and girls soccer also recorded one goal wins over Pelham and field hockey provided the sweep.
Here’s your Saturday rundown:
SOUHEGAN FIRST IN BOYS SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION
The Sabers, led by Jaren Noorda’s top local finish, coming in sixth in 17:10, took top team honers with 54 points, well ahead of second place Oyster River (101). Helping Noorda were fellow Sabers Owen Stine (9, 17:31), Dallen Noorda (12, 17:37), Finley Irvine (13, 17:38) and Taloosh Anderson (14, 17:41).
Milford was seventh with 253 points, led by Daniel Sixon (11,17:35), Logan Korthals (21, 17:57), and Will Whitley (46, 18:58).
BOYS LARGE SCHOOL
NASHUA SOUTH 10TH
The Panthers led area teams with a 10th place finish at Derryfield Park, led by Daniely Byrne (46, 17:16), Clifford Texeira (63,17:31), Andrew Byrne (82, 17:54) and Aidan Besada (83, 17:55).
Bishop Guertin’s Matt Giardina was the top local boys finisher, taking fifth in 16:15. The Cards finished 16th as Carson Fischer came in 62nd in 17:30.
Merrimack finished 25th, led by Cam Fredette’s 36th place finish (17:02).
Alvirne was 29th overall but Nick Marcotte finished 18th in 16:41.
Coe-Brown’s Aidan Cox was the overall winner in 15:20. Rhode Island’s Bishop Hendricken finished first in large school boys team scoring in with 87 points.
Nashua South took 20th with 487 points, led by Rebecca Hiscock in 69th (22:39).Emely Melendez was 79th.
Merrimack was 21st (531), led by Melanie Bedard (62,22:25) and Megan McWhirter (97th).
Champlain Valley was the top team with 97 points, while La Salle Academy Caroline Cummings was the top finisher.
In the Small School Division, Souhegan was ninth with 238 points, led by Emma Jarnagin (23,21:06), Audrey Littlefield (36, 21:34) and Anna Brammer-Depuy (22:14).
Bishop Guertin was 13th paced by Anna Fondakowski (28, 21:17), Katie Kraft (53,22:39) and Lyla Masson (54, 22:33).
Hollis Brookline was 22nd as Quinn Hardy was 97th and Edith Butler 98th.
Campbell finished 25th, with the Cougars’ top finishers Amelia Silver (113) and Brianna Flanagan (116).
SOUHEGAN 61, LEBANON 0
The Saber train keeps rolling along at 4-0 as Romy Jain tossed five TD passes, two to Charlie Maroun. J.J. Bright had two TDs, while senior Danny Dullivan had his first career touchdown.
Tymek Mroz had a rushing score for the Sabers as well. Lebanon fell to 9-4.
PORTSMOUTH 1, NASHUA NORTH 0
North played one of its best games of the season against the unbeaten Clippers (9-0) who didn’t break the scoreless tie until there were 15 minutes left.
Grace Cardin and Nora Ross played will splitting time in goal for North, while Mary Pappas, Kaylee Moore and Sarah Frye were forces in the field.
North (1-8) hosts Bishop Guertin at Stellos Stadium on Tuesday.
HOLLIS 3, PELHAM 2 (OT)
McKenna MaGuire’s second goal, one minute into overtime off a feed from Paige Magnuszewski, gave the Cavaliers the win as they improved to 7-1.
Magnuszewski scored the Cavs’ first goal (Marleigh Kreick assist), and Lily Bouchard fed MaGuire for HB’s second goal and a 2-0 lead.
It was 2-1 at the half and the Pythons (7-1-1) tied it up with 20 minutes left in regulation.
Ellie Snoke made a nice defensive play near the end of regulation for the Cavs, who got five saves from Bailey Dunn and are at Souhegan on Wednesday.
BISHOP GUERTIN 0, MERRIMACK 0 (2 OT)
Neither team could score in 100 minutes of soccer. Nick Young was a key player for BG, stepping in to play center back, playing all 100 minutes with seven aerial battles won and 10 clears.
Beau Boughter had four saves for BG which takes on Nashua North on Tuesday at Stellos.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 1, PELHAM 0
Ben Dufoe was left open as the Python defense scrambled to cover Andrew Eckman, who fed Dufoe and the striker converted perfectly for the game’s only goal four-plus minutes into the second half.
The 7-1 Cavaliers also got a good defensive effort in front of keeper John Sommer. The Cavs head to John Stark on Monday.
HOLLIS BROOKLINE 4, PELHAM 0
The Cavaliers found out that if you shoot the ball, good things happen, as 30 shots produced goals by Rachel Brown, Nya Jernberg, Sabrina Hill and Lindsey Dattis. Two of the goals were tipped off shots by Bella Haytayan and Hailey Arseneau.
Defensively Addison Marchant had an incredible game for the Cavs.
BISHOP GUERTIN 218, HANOVER 232, SPAULDING 233 (Friday)
Owen Murphy had a 37 and Connor Bouvier a 43 at Nashua Country Club as the Cardinals improved to 7-11.
Joe DeKarski and Maria Tribou each had a 45 and Jacob Caron a 48 for BG.