Pinkerton drops opener
Despite excellent defense by the Lady Astros, they dropped their home opener 3–1 to Spaulding. Senior Courtney Collins had 9 kills and 6 blocks. Senior Kelsey Cummings had 23 digs and freshman Lexi Verrault had 9 service points, 4 of which were aces.
Astros fall to Spaulding
The JV Lady Astros fell to Spaulding on Friday against Spaulding. The Astros played well as a team for their first match.
Carly McDonough and Evan Duval both played well at the net, each with two kills and a block for the match. Victoria Walder and Cheyenne Wright also came up with some big plays for the Astros, with four kills and three kills respectively.
Pinkerton wins again
Pinkerton won for the eighth consecutive year at the Great Glen Trails.
Pinkerton had 15 points; Merrimack Valley, 78; Kennett, 108; Dover, 115; and Trinity, 116.
Individual results were: 1. Phil Parent 17:08 Pinkerton; 2. Owen Clark 17:35 Pinkerton; 3. Tom Hanlon 17:38 Pinkerton; 4. Connor Kwiecien 17:49 Pinkerton; 5. Joe Poggi 17:52 Pinkerton; 6. Doug Rose 17:53 Dover; 7. E. Call White Mountain; 8. N. Brown Kennett 18:00; 9. Andrew Coraluzzo. Dover 18:03; 10. Nick Pietrocarlo Pinkerton Academy 18:03.
Astros finish second
The Pinkerton girls competed in the Souhegan Relays at Freestyle Farm in Amherst and took second overall in that event. The Astros' first three-person team of Morgan Sansing, Haley McMullen and Ariel Vaillancourt placed first overall. The next team of Taylor Lacey, Kaila Cote and Kristen Sobolewski placed seventh overall and the third team of Olivia Tracy, Sara Muller, and Danika Ashness, placed 10th overall.
Bishop Guertin won with 10 points, followed by Pinkerton with 18, Souhegan with 27, Londonderry with 37 and Nashua North with 39.
JV Trailblazers sweep
The JV Trailblazers also competed in the Souhegan Relays and swept the entire field taking first, second, third, fourth and sixth. They gave them 16 points to beat the other six teams.
Four freshmen led the way for Pinkerton. Finishing first overall was Sadie Farnsworth with a time of 17:43 . The next four scoring runners were Samantha Mangano, Bela Fast, Dani Tompkins, and Amanda Kiley.