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Astros split at meet
This past weekend, the Astro wrestlers returned to competition,with meets against Nashua South and Timberlane at Timberlane. They completed the day with a resounding, 56-9 victory over South, and were very competitive with a tough Timberlane squad in their 51-26 loss.
Recording multiple victories on the day were sophomore Dylan Barreiro and seniors Hunter Morris, Nick Messina and Kevin Ell. Derek Wilson, Shayne McCann, Keegan Nacos, Eric Daigle, Derek Low, Danny Villa, and Brett Wilson all recorded single victories.
Lancers tromp Salem
The Lancer wrestling team defeated Salem on senior night, 60-16.
Winners for Londonderry were: Jon Young, Will Bean, Kyle Byrd, Sebastian Roszczenko, Richard Bilodeau,Tim Wilson, Tyler Byrd, Ryan Cabezas, Mitch Rose and Jean-Luc Lemieux.
Londonderry takes first
At the Winnacunnet Tournament Feb. 1, Londonderry won its fourth tournament of the season with 216 points, over second place Nashua North and third place Manchester Central.
Londonderry place finishers were: Tyler Byrd (106 lbs.) third; Ryan Cabezas (113 lbs.) second; Mitch Rose (120 lbs.) first; Jean-Luc Lemieux (132 lbs.) first; Collin Reardon (138 lbs.) fourth; Jake Barr (145 lbs.) second; Jon Young (152 lbs.) second; Will Bean (160 lbs.) first; Sebastian Roszczenko (182 lbs.) second; Richard Bilodeau (195 lbs.) second; and Mahdi Achab (220 lbs.) second.
Astros keep on rolling
The Astros competed against Goffstown, Raymond and Sanborn at Spare Time in Manchester Saturday.
Pinkerton captured the first seed by bowling Standard games of 773 and 812, for a total of 1585. Michael Komisarek rolled games of 150 and 198. Whitney Leyland had games of 119 and 103. Andy Stock had games of 155 and 153. David Pierson bowled games of 176 and 173 ,while anchor bowler Raina Stobbs scored a 173 and 185. Jordan Caux joined the varsity team in the Baker matches.
The Astros faced fourth-seed Saborn in round 1 of Baker, winning in two games, 155-101 and 154-98. In the second round of Baker, Pinkerton defeated third seed Raymond in two games,172-137 and 160-135.
Pinkerton took first place for the day and earned the maximum 4 points.
Pinkerton takes a win
In Manchester Saturday, the JV Astros were seeded first, earning a bye for the first round of Baker by bowling two Standard games of 669 and 675, for a total of 1,344. Alexandria Albano scored a 127 and 140.
Brianna Murphy bowled games of 90 and 118. Natalie Fabrizio shot games of 178 and 116 and Austin Caux bowled standard games of 145 and 146. Anchor Jordan Caux bowled games of 129 and 155. Ritziko Linzi scored 151 and 92 and joined the JV team for their Baker matches.
The JV team defeated second-seeded Goffstown in two games, 108-88 and 151-98, finishing first on the day.
Astros happy with tie
Pinkerton's Unified Basketball tied Alvirne Feb. 4, 56-56.
Jess Farnan’s 18 points paced the Astros' offensive outburst. Keesha Myette and Phil Celeste also scored in double digits. Tyler Brand's hustle and defensive play provided a spark.
Great sportsmanship was shown by Amanda Szostak, Morgan Donahue, Morgan Hazelton, Taylor Ferdinando and Courtney Collins.
Lancers are victorious
The Lancers unified basketball team got back in the win column with a home victory over Milford, 56-44
Astros fall to 6-4
The varsity Astros fell to Manchester Central, 84-42, Feb. 3.
Jeremy Dietzel had 13 points and David Faulks putting up 11 points.
The loss dropped the Astros to 6-4.
Pinkerton loses to Merrimack
Merrimack dominated the Astros last week, 60-41.
Pinkerton was led by David Faulks with 9 points and 8 rebounds.
Lancers take two
The Lancer varsity topped Keene, 84-40, Jan. 29. All 12 players scored in the balanced attack.
In a matchup of 7-2 teams Londonderry and Pinkerton played an up-tempo game at the LHS gym Jan. 31. Londonderry got out to a large lead and coasted home for a 70-41 win.
Pinkerton comes up short
The JV Astros dropped one to Manchester Central, 73-55.
Leading the way for Pinkerton were Ben Curry with 9 points, Alex Colletti with 8 points, and Matthew Westcott and Ben Olson, each with 7 points.
Merrimack tops Astros
Pinkerton lost to Merrimack Friday, 63-41.
Pinkerton was led by Tom Olson with 10 points.
Close game for Astros
The freshman Astros fought hard, but fell to Goffstown Saturday, 57-49.
After a rough first quarter, the Astros settled into a productive game. Ryan Sigman had a season high 18 points and 6 rebounds.
Pinkerton moves to 10-1
The Lady Astros ran their record to 10-1 with a 52-31 victory over Manchester Central.
Kayla Stacy had 14 points in the victory. Sara McLeman had a solid day on the boards.
Astros roll over Merrimack
The Lady Astros ran their record to 11-1 with a 61-31 victory over Merrimack.
Kayla Stacy had 16 points, followed by 9 for Colleen Fortier. Andrea Albrecht and Sara McLeman had solid defensive games.
Lady Lancers roll on
The Lady Lancers defeated Keene Jan. 29 to go to 8-0. Returning home for a showdown with rival Pinkerton Academy at LHS on Jan. 31 between two undefeated teams proved to be the defensive battle that most predicted. Pinkerton prevailed in the end, 53-49.
The JV Lady Astros lost to Central, 36-34, in a very close game.
At the end of the game, Chloe Pacocha, Madi Lolicata, Courtney Velho and Molly Warriner were huge contributors for Pinkerton on both ends. With one second on the clock, Central hit a buzzer beater from an out-of-bounds play.
Little Green tops Astros
The freshman Lady Astros lost to Manchester Central, 43-24.
Brianna Chabot and Lexi Wells led the way for the Astros, with 8 points and 6 points respectively. There was good rebounding from Maria Virga and Sara Neild showed good leadership.
Bedford dominates Astros
The freshman Astros lost to Bedford last week, 52-20.
Brianna Chabot had 13 points for Pinkerton and Alivia Connors at 4 points. Sara Neild was solid on defense for the Astros.
Pinkerton takes Goffstown
On Saturday, the freshman Lady Astros topped Goffstown, 36-11. Lexi Wells had 11 points and Brianna Eldredge had 10. There was a good transition from defense to offense from Cami Preble, Brianna Chabot and Sara Neild.
Astros ski well
Pinkerton's boys and girls ski teams traveled to Sunapee to go against Bishop Guertin, Exeter, Keene, Dover, Merrimack, Spaulding and Londonderry.
The girls took third in giant slalom and first in slalom. The boys took second in the giant slalom and first in slalom.
Host Astros do OK
The Astro ski teams hosted Concord, Central, Memorial, West, North, South, Timberlane and Bedford at Crotched Mountain.
The Astro boys took second place and the girls ended up in third place, just one point behind Concord.
The top places for the Astros are listed below. There were 59 girls who raced and 71 boys who raced.
Lancers score at Gunstock
The LHS boys and girls alpine ski team competed on a ski meet Jan. 30 at Gunstock.
The Lancers competed against Pinkerton, Exeter, Spaulding, Dover, and Bishop Guertin.
Jaiden Evarts was the high female finisher for Londonderry in the slalom, finishing eighth overall. Keith Foley was the high male finisher for Londonderry in the slalom, finishing sixth.
Astros top Salem, Keene
Pinkerton won a meet with Salem and Keene with a season high of 138.5 against Salem's 127.9, and Keene's 85.0.
Leading the way for the Astros was senior captain Kaylee Pacunas. She swept the bars, beam, floor, and all-around title.
Junior captain Brittany Capozzi took second in the all-around, second on the vault and floor, and third on bars and beam. Freshman standout Kylie Muzerall took second on the floor and fourth on vault.
Sophomore Jackie Bogaczyk took second on beam.
Lady Lancers fly high
The Lady Lancers came in first place in a home meet Jan. 28. The Lancers finished ahead of Manchester Central, Milford, Souhegan, Campbell, Machester Memorial, and Manchester West.
Exeter skates over Astros
Pinkerton lost to Exeter, 5-1, last week. Exeter struck first at 9:33 of the first, but the Astros answered as Ryan Monte put one home and Ethan Landry rebound to tie it. Exeter scored the next four goals and Pinkerton was not able to answer.
Brendan Murphy had 25 saves.
Lancers win a thriller
The Londonderry hockey team won a thrilling overtime game against St. Thomas Aquinas Jan. 29 at the Salem Icenter, 7-6, on a goal by Colby Austin.
After leading the entire game the Lancers found themselves trailing 6-4 with 2:30 left in the third period. Londonderry scored a goal with 52 seconds remaining and then scored the tying goal with 5 seconds left in regulation. The Lancers record now stands at 9-2.
Lancers defeat rival Astros
Londonderry scored the first three goals, two on the powerplay, to take a 3-0 and held on late to defeat Pinkerton, 4-3. Pinkerton got on the scoreboard midway through the game as senior Ryan Christie scored with assists from Tyler Poole and Steve Leonard.
Six minutes later the Astros cut the lead to one as junior Gio Corsetto put home a nice feed from fellow junior John Hamilton. Junior Ryan Day scored with the goalie pulled on a rebound from a Tyler Poole shot, but the Astros were not able to get the tying goal.
Astros ice Bishop Guertin
The JV Astros improved to 6-3-1 with a 5-1 win over Bishop Guertin. Aaron Harmon paced the offense by scoring two goals; Chris Gile, Jake St. Jean and Liam Rooney added single tallies. Jake St. Jean and Trent Parker each contributed two assists. Kailee DeCosmo and Mike Francis each chipped in with one assist.
Jordan Puzzo made 16 saves in goal; the defensive corps of Jack Bisson, Mike Francis, Cam Appleyard and Brandon Levesque played excellent in the defensive zone.
Lancers do swimmingly
In the senior night home swim meet on Jan. 31, the Lancer boys defeated Belmont, Derryfield, Souhegan, Campbell, and Concord. Their lone defeat was to Bedford.
Lady Lancers take two
In the senior home meet on Jan. 31, the Lady Lancers defeated Derryfield and Concord, but lost to Bedford.