The Columbus Day weekend marks the stretch run for most small sports teams.
Hollis Brookline’s golfers were the first to end the regular season this fall, ending with a tri meet win with 115 points over Kennett (106) and Portsmouth (84) at Portsmouth Country Club.
Garrett Sturges shot a 35. Grady Sturges (39), Aaron Brown (40), Rory Klauber (42), Cayden Plummer (44), Matt Dias (46), Braeden O’Connor (49) and Ben Lafontaine (50) all had good days on the course.
The Division II State Meet remains on Thursday at Sky Meadow with the team portion of the event. The State Individuals continue on Sunday at Beaver Meadow.
Sovver teams in
Both the Cavalier girls and boys soccer team were in solid shape as it pertains to the upcoming state playoffs.
The HB girls picked up a huge win this week to improve to 8-1-1 by defeating Milford, 3-2.
Tasha White (two assists), Rachel Bracket and Emma Ruvido scored one goal apiece. Christina Balsamo collected 14 saves for the Cavs.
The HB boys picked up a solid 2-1 win over Kearsarge to move to 6-5-1.Bryan Wright kicked in the game winning goal in the 63rd minute.
The Cavs scored the first goal of the game on an own goal from a Wright throw in. Ryan Coutu had 10 saves in net.
Each of the soccer teams now have four games left in the regular season, which ends on Oct. 25.
Tough loss for football
As expected last Saturday night, facing what basically amounted to an elimination game for Pelham High, the Pythons played Hollis Brookline extremely tough, rallying for a 20-15 win over the Cavaliers.
Would that be considered an upset? Probably not, especially after watching Pelham dismantle HB a year ago.
What it does is now leave a logjam in the Division II South standings. With three 4-1s (Alvirne, Souhegan, Milford) and three 3-2s (Pelham, Hollis Brookline and West).
The only two Division II unbeateans reside in the North with Bow and Kennett, while defending state champ Plymouth is 3-2.
Remember, the two champs and the next six best teams, through the points system, qualify.
For HB on Saturday night, the passing game just couldn’t get going. Sander Wimmer was 11 for 20 with an interception for 54 yards. Wimmer did run 21 times for 89 yards with a touchdown and a two-point conversion.
Marc-Andre Thermitus also had a five-yard TD run for the Cavs, who led 15-13 in the third quarter but could not hold on.
The Cavaliers have a pair of home regular season games remaining: October 19 vs. Souhegan and October 26 vs. St. Thomas. Both games are at 2 p.m.