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Blue Hawks down Lady Astros
The Lady Astros dropped their first match of the season April 15, a tough, 6-3 decision to the Lady Blue Hawks of Exeter.
Freshman Samantha Barros kept the Astros from being swept in singles with a win at Number 1. Barros also teamed with senior Julia Janigian for an 8-6 win at Number 1 doubles.
Senior captains Brenna McNally and Rebecca McGrath bounced back from singles losses with a solid, 8-5 victory at Number 2 doubles.
Lancers hand Astros a loss
On April 18, the Lady Astros suffered their second loss of the season, a hard-fought, 7-2 decision to the Lady Lancers of Londonderry.
Pinkerton senior Rachel Charewicz earned the Astros’ lone singles win at Number 6. Sophomores Hayley Harrington and Krista Mastrogiacomo gave the Astros a win at Number 3 doubles.
The Lady Astros upped their record on the season to 6-2 April 19 with a 6-3 decision over the Lady Crimson Tide of Concord.
Freshman Samantha Barros continued her impressive play in sinlges with a win at Number 1. Senior captains Brenna McNally and Rebecca McGrath had solid victories at Numbers 2 and 3. Senior Rachel Charewicz gave the Astros a 4-2 edge after singles play with a win at Number 6.
Pinkerton loses, 9-0, to Exeter
The varsity Astros fell to 2-3 with a loss at Exeter. Sophomore Josh Gaudette had a good showing, losing his Number 2 singles match in a tie-breaker.
Astros even up
Pinkerton’s varsity evened its record to 3-3 with a 6-3 victory over Merrimack.
Sophomore Jack Bisson and junior Sean Hall both had come-from-behind wins in the victory.
Lancers top Astros
Pinkerton’s varsity tennis team fell to 3-4 with an 8-1 loss to Londonderry.
Astro sophomore Jack Bisson got Pinkerton’s lone point with an 8-1 victory at Number 6 singles.
Astros take Blue Devils
Pinkerton’s varsity scored 3 in each the first and second quarters against the Salem Blue Devils. The Astros added 7 in the third on their way to the 14–2 win.
Playing well on defense for the Astros were Sean Conroy, Brett Connal and Ryan Burke. Cam Hayward had 6 saves in net.
Pinkerton blanks Memorial
The varsity Astros blanked Memorial’s Crusaders and scored 21 on their way to the victory.
Multiple Astros scored, including the return of junior attackman Evan Sweeney.
Astros defeat Exeter
The Astros scored 4 in the first and third quarters and added a single tally in the second and 2 in the fourth for an 11–7 win over Exeter. Brett Dattilo won 17 of 19 faceoffs.
Pinkerton varsity netkeeper Cam Hayward had 9 saves and Nick Richard had 2 saves, while Dom Corsetto added 5 goals for a 13–2 win over Concord.
Astros keep rolling
Against Hanover, Astro Kenny Sturgess had 7 saves and Brett Dattilo won 17 of 19 faceoffs as the Astros scored 6 in the third quarter for an 11–5 win.
Pinkerton takes BC High
At Boston College High School, Pinkerton’s Cam Hayward had 6 saves and Kenny Sturgess had 5. Josh Gallant added 4 goals for the 8–6 win.
Pinkerton holds off Salem
The JV Astros beat a scrappy Salem team, 4–1. Pinkerton’s Giovani Corsetto and Joe Tagliateli had 2 goals apiece.
Six wasn’t enough
The JV Astros hosted Bishop Guertin and put 6 goals in net.
But it was not enough; Pinkerton lost, 8–6.
Scoring for Pinkerton were Giovani Corsetto, Mason Marchard, Owen Holland, Steve Tewksbury and Sam Ward.
Astros top Exeter
The JV Astros defeated Exeter, 6-4. Playing well for the Astros were Steve Tewksbury, Sam Ward and Mason Barchard.
Definitive win for Pinkerton
Pinkerton’s JV crushed Concord, 11-1.
Scoring for the winners were Noah Robinson, Thompson Upham Davis, Nick Richards and John Ducant.
Astros come close
The JV astros took on Boston College High and quickly found themselves down 5–1. They were able to fight back and with 2 minutes left in the game, were only down 1.
Pinkerton couldn’t overcome that last goal and lost, 9–7. Playing well in the loss were Jack Hanaway, Mason Barchard, Peter Sweaney and John Durant.
The freshman Astros took on Winnacunnet and, despite struggling for most of the game, a 4-goal rally in the fourth quarter proved to be enough as they won, 8–6.
Carter Young and Matt Webber played well offensively, while Jake Burnham turned in a good performance in net.
Lady Astros dominate
The varsity Lady Astros scored 10 goals in the first half against Salem and added 5 in the second for the 15–3 win.
Erin Coutts had 3 goals (2 assists), Kennedy Daziel with 4 goals (1 assist), Maggie McCarthy had 4 goals (1 assist), Michaela Cappozzo had 2 goals (2 assists), and Michelle Barrett and Kristen Sobolewski each added a goal.
Sarah Lambert had 1 save; Julia Hoyt had 5 saves.
Astros come from behind
The varsity Lady Astros trailed the Bedford Bulldogs at the half, but pulled out a 12-9 win.
Erin Coutts had 3 goals and Kennedy Daziel had 2. Maggie McCarthy had 3 goals and 2 assists. Jacquie Johnson added 2 goals. Micaela Cappozzo and Amanda Szostak each had 1 goal.
Sarah Lambert started the game in net and had 17 saves. Defense was led by Chevy Collins with 3 caused turnovers and 1 interception. Jess Cote had several key draw controls to give Pinkerton key possessions in the second half. Maddison Driscoll and Ali Deyette controlled their assigned players and Melanie George provided substitution relief with solid play.
Pinkerton rolls over North
The varsity Lady Astros jumped out to a 4–0 over North and did not look back. Jacquie Johnson had 3 goals (2 assists) and Erin Coutts had 4 goals. Kennedy Daziel had 2 goals (1 assist), Maggie McCarthy had 5 goals (1 assist), and Sierra Sanchez added 4 goals (1 assist).
Micaela Cappozzo had 2 goals, and Amanda Szostak with 2 goals and an assists. Michelle Barrett had an assist. In net, Sarah Lambert started and had 3 saves. Julia Hoyt had 1 save. The efense was led by Jess Cote, Maddison Driscoll and Chevy Collins.
Lady Astros win again
The varsity Lady astros jumped out to a quick 6–0 lead over Nashua South and controlled the game from there.
Jacquie Johnson had 2 goals and 2 assists. Kennedy Daziel had 4 goals and 4 assists. Micaela Cappozzo added 3 goals and 3 assists. Sierra Sanchez had a goal and 2 assists.
Erin Coutts had a goal. Maggie McCarthy added 4 goals and 2 assists. Amanda Szostak had a goal and an assist. Kristen Sobolewski added a goal. Ali Davis had a goal and an assist.
Sarah Lambert started the game and had 1 save; Julia Hoyt played in second half. Defense was led by Ali Davis and Chevy Collins.
The JV lady Astros beat Salem, 16-2. The Astros were led by Morgan Donahue (4 goals) and Nola Wesche (3 goals). Eight different goal scorers led the offensive attack.
Molly Mulrennan and Morgan Hazelton led the strong defensive charge to the Astros’ second win of the season. Jackie Tarsook had a great game in goal.
Lady astros win in OT
The JV Astros topped Bedford, 11-10, in overtime. Morgan Donahue and Korynn Lima were aggressive on attack, and Jessica McCully played a great transition game.
Kelsey Rose and Molly Mulrennan stopped Bedford on defense at all the crucial moments. Jackie Tarsook made 3 big saves in OT to lead the Astros to the win.
Jr. Lady Astros win
The JV Lady Astros topped Nashua North, 11-4.
Scoring from eight different players led the Astros to the win.
Pinkerton gets a shutout
The JV lady Astros blanked Nashua South, 13-0.
Scoring came from nine different players, including 3 from Melissa Martel and 1 from Morgan Hazelton, her first of her career.
The Astro defense did a fantastic job when tested, to keep the Panthers from scoring. As a team, the Astros did a great job of settling the ball in the second half to run through their offensive sets.
Pinkerton falls to Belmont
Pinkerton’s reserve team fell to Belmont, 12-10.
Ally Benway-Fongemie made 23 saves. Amanda Thomas had 3 goals and Kristen Crowell had 2. Natalia Fournier, Erin Glynn, Ashley Grandstorff, Kasey Salter and Jam Aboulgassem each had a goal.
Owls blank Astros
The varsity Astros fell to Timberlane, 3-0. Senior captain Andrew Herlihy threw 6 innings, striking out 6, while allowing 5 hits and one earned run.
Senior captain Matt Marchman, junior captain Nate Rossi and sophomore Ryan Day led the offense with a hit apiece.
Spaulding defeats Astros
The Pinkerton varsity got off to a fast start behind junior Nate Rossi’s first inning solo home run, but Spaulding was too much for the Astros to handle.
Junior Chris Gerossie picked up the loss, going 3 and 2/3 innings. He allowing 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 3. Tom Diskin, Matt Marchman and Connor Donahue all finished with a hit apiece in the 12-2 loss.
Big win for Pinkerton
The varsity Astros defeated Exeter, 10-2. Connor Donahue led the Astros on the mound, going 6 innings and allowing only two hits while striking out 15 and giving up no earned runs.
Donahue and Matt Marchman sparked Pinkerton’s offense with 3 RBIs apiece. Nate Rossi had 3 hits.
Astros lose in extra innings
Despite a great pitching performance from Andrew Herlihy, the Astros fell to Merrimack, 4-2, in extra innings. Herlihy went 6.1 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 5 and getting a no decision.
Tom Diskin led the Astros offense with 2 hits.
Close, but no cigar
The varsity Astros hosted undefeated Concord and fell, 2-1. Ryan Day and Connor Donahue each had 2 hits to lead the Astro offense. Rick Casey got the start for Pinkerton, going 4 innings and allowing only 1 run.
The varsity Astros could not support starting pitcher Connor Donahue as he went 6 and 1/3, allowing 2 earned runs on 8 hits while striking out 7 against Salem.
Matt Marchman led the offense with a double. Ryan Day and Brandon Paquin each had a base hit as well.
Jr. Astros roll
Pinkerton’s JV topped Timberlane 18-0.
John Polishetti pitched a 1-hit game through 6 innings. Chace Spears had a double, triple and 5 RBIs to lead the offense. Eric Werner, Tucker Obrey and Steve Hall each added 2 hits.
Pinkerton tops Spaulding
The JV Astros scored one run in the first. Ben Curry pitched 1-hit ball and struck out 5 in 6 innings, helping the Astros to the 5–1 win.
Tucker Obrey, Kyle Albertelli and Ben Curry all had 2 hits to lead the offense.
Astros hold off Exeter
The JV Astros had key hits from Steve Hall, Tucker Obrey and Joey Murphy in a 4-run first inning as the Astros held on for the 9–6 win over Exeter.
Eric Werner, John Polichetti and Murphy all had key defensive plays for the Astros.
Make that 5 in a row
The JV Astros won their fifth straight game, beating Merrimack, 10–3.
John Polichetti pitched 5 innings to get the win and Spencer Chapman pitched 2 perfect innings to close the game. Steve Hall had a triple and 2 RBIs in the win.
Pinkerton’s JV came back from a 3–0 deficit to beat the Crimson Tide, 5-4, in 8 innings.
Kyle Albertelli had 2 hits and the game winner. Spencer Chapman got the win with one strong inning of relief while starter Ben Curry pitched a solid 7 innings.
Astros lose first game
Despite a 3-hit, 5-strikeout, and 0 earned run performance by Chace Spears, the JV Astros lost their first game of the year, 5–1, to the Blue Devils. Eric Werner got the lone Astros hit and run in the sixth inning.
High-scoring win for Astros
The freshman Astros held on and beat Winnacunnet, 12-11.
Zach Sullivan had a great game defensively behind the plate and also went 4 for 5.
Arin Wilson had 3 RBIs, while Cody Gadsby and Zach Sullivan added two.
Pinkerton frosh fall
The freshman Astros’ last-inning comeback fell just short as the Astros lost, 6–4. Cody Gadsby and Marc Reardon had 2 hits each for the Astros.
The freshman team hosted Londonderry on Saturday. The Astros got a complete game 13 strike out effort from Arin Wilson and Nate Ralston added 2 hits as the Astros knocked off the Lancers 8 – 3.
Lady Astros win, 4-2
Pinkerton’s Sam Hennequin was the winning pitcher when the Lady Astros defeated Spaulding, 4-2. She has seven strikeouts.
Kinsey Manchester singled home the tying run with 2 outs in the fifth inning and Lauren Phillips followed with a home run.
The varsity Lady Astros gave up 4 unearned runs and fell to Exeter, 5-1.
Natalie Fabrizio had a single, scored a run, and struck out 10 Exeter batters. Courtney Collins had Pinkerton’s only extra base hit.
Lady Astros earn shutout
Pinkerton’s varsity blanked Merrimack, 3-0, with Samantha Hennequin on the mound and Lauren Phillips behind the plate.
Kaylie DeCosmo drove home two insurance runs in the fourth with a double to center.
Lady Astros come up short
Concord blanked Pinkerton, 8-0.
Natalie Fabrizio and Samantha Hennequin pitched. Fabrizio had a double at the plate.
Blue Devils dominate
Salem topped the Lady Astros, 6-1.
Samantha Hennequin took the loss on the mound. She had six strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone.
Pinkerton is currently 2-5.
Owls shut out JV Astros
The JV Timberlane Owls blanked Pinkerton, 10-0.
Ashley Walalis and Molly DeCarlo pitched for the Astros. Katelyn Kaliel, Abbey Doherty and Sarah Mesiner played strong defensively.
Gabi Tracy got a hit to center.
Junior Astros shut out
The JV Lady Astros lost to Spaulding, 8-0.
Lizzy Hayward, Katelynn Kalliel and Sarah Meisner were strong on defense.
Exeter tops Astros
The JV Lady Astros lost, 8-4, to Exeter. Ashley Walalis started, then Katelyn Kaliel tried to close the game. Hitting was sporadic.
Pinkerton is shut out
Pinkerton’s JV team fell to Concord, 4-0.
The Astro defense was solid.
Pinkerton earns shutout
The JV Lady Astros shut out Salem, 8-0.
Katelyn Kaliel pitched an excellent game. Hitting was led by freshman Jess Trickett, Abbey Doherty and Lizzy Hayward.
Young Astros even up
The freshman Lady Astros evened their record with a 14-7 victory over Portsmouth. Elizabeth Hayward went the distance, striking out three batters to pick up the victory.
Sarah Messenger hit a two-run homer in the fifth.
Right-fielder Samantha Sullivan made two nice catches and second basemen made a nice stab of a line drive in the seventh to preserve the victory.
Pinkerton drops one
The Pinkerton freshman Lady Astros fell to Exeter, 15-12. Key hits by Molly Gingras and Elizabeth Hayward helped spark a 5-run fourth. Madelyn Urizandi made two fine catches in centerfield.
Astros crush Coe-Brown
Pinkerton topped Coe-Brown, 3-0. Game scores were 25-20, 25-18, 25-11.
Justin Scott had 11 kills, 2 blocks and an assist. Zach Sanford added 6 kills and 3 blocks. Ryan Williams had 4 kills, Nate Brody had 2, and Cooper Williams, Scott Evans and Andrew Lechner each had one.
Kyle Heidler had 19 assists, 14 service points and 4 aces.
Owls fall to Pinkerton
Pinkerton’s varsity cruised over the Keene Ownls, 3-0, by scores of 25-10, 25-13, 25-21.
Justin Scott had 16 kills. Cooper Williams had 8 kills, 16 service points and 2 aces.
Kyle Heidler had 29 assists. Zach Sanford contributed 8 kills and 3 blocks. Andrew Lechner added 7 kills and German Terreo had 13 digs.
Souhegan falls to Astros
The varsity Astros defeated Souhegan, 3–0, by scores of 25-7, 25-18, 25-21.
Justin Scott had 15 kills and 14 service points. Zach Sanford had 7 kills, 4 blocks and 3 aces.
Kyle Heidler had 11 service points and 5 aces. Andrew Lechner had 6 kills and 4 blocks. Cooper Williams had 6 kills and 10 service points.
Lancers topple Astros
Londonderry beat Pinkerton, 3-2.
Pinkerton took the first 2 sets 25-18 and 25-20. But the Astros lost the final 3: 23-25, 22-25, 12-15.
For Pinkerton, Justin Scott had 20 kills and 2 blocks. Zach Sanford had 14 kills, 5 blocks and 4 aces. Cooper Williams had 9 kills and 8 service points.
Kyle Heidler had 31 assists and 12 service points. German Terrero had 17 digs.
JV Astros fall
The JV Astros won the first game, 25-18, and lost the next two, 24-26 and 10-15, at Keene.
Pinkerton tops Souhegan
The JV Astros beat Souhegan, 3–0, by scores of 25-14, 25-18, 17-15.
Setters Noah Jarvis and Brad Dubisz did a great job.
Pinkerton loses to Bedford
The Astro girls track team lost a close meet to Bedford, 71-66. The Lady Astros had three double winners at the meet.
Kayla Watson won her specialty, the shot put, and then added a victory in a new event, the discus throw. Michaela Blackwell won both the long and triple jumps, and also placed second in the 200 meters.
Morgan Sansing proved she can run both long and fast by winning both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs. Several athletes made big improvements in their events, including Amanda Kiley, 800 meters; Nora Roberts, 300 hurdles; Emily Zoltko, shot put; and Brianna Warnick, high jump.
Unified Astros take meet
In their first home meet of the season, the unified track team won the day with 35 points, topping Oyster River with 24 points and Epping with 9 points.
In the 100m, Keesha Myette, Amanda Clark and Jess Barlow scored major points. For the boys 100m, Tyler Brand and Brandon Rugg placed first and second.
Brandon Rugg also placed first in the shot put with a throw over 23 feet. In the long jump, the girls swept the event taking first through fourth place. Amanda Fleming, Toni Goucher, Bethany Zinka, Amanda Clark, Jess Barlow and Keesha Myette did well.
The camaraderie and sportsmanship between teams was evident as they cheered each other on to personal records and great races.
Pinkerton tops Bedford
The Astros defeated Bedford, 97-46. There were many first-place performances by Pinkerton Academy.
Manny Latimore won the 100m dash. Chris Poggi won the 200m and 400m, becoming the first Pinkerton athlete in the history of the school to break 50 seconds in the 400.
Other winners included Pat Chabot- 800m, Sean Kopetz -1600m and 3200m, Mark Franklin - high jump, John Davis - shot put and discus, and Shay Fendone- javelin.
The 4x400 relay team and the 4 x 100 relay team raced at the 119th Penn Relays. Both teams did extremely well, running personal best for the season so far.
The 4x100 team placed sixth in its heat, bettering their battlenotes time by a tenth. The 4x400 team bettered its time by 3 seconds placing third in the heat!