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February 6, 2014

SPORTS ROUNDUP


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Varsity

Astros top Nashua South in OT

The Astros came out flying Jan. 29, but it was Nashua South who scored twice in the first on a breakaway and power play goal.

Pinkerton continued their strong play into the second chipping away at the lead as junior Tyler Poole scored early from fellow juniors Gio Corsetto and Ethan Landry. The trio of juniors struck again early in the third as Landry beat South goaltender AJ Bender’s high glove.

Bender proved tough to beat as Pinkerton put 39 shots on net, but it proved too much as junior Gio Corsetto scored on a rebound from Tyler Poole at 4:44 of OT for the 3-2 win.

Lancers score 8 in win

The Londonderry hockey team defeated Trinity on Jan. 26 at St. Anselm College’s Sullivan Arena to run its record to 8-2.

Scoring for Londonderry were Jason Parker with two goals, Curtis Harper with two goals, Eric Coburn one goal, Cooper Roy one goal, and Matt Moriarty one goal. Joe McGrath played well in net.

JV

Young Lancers score a win

The Lancer JV team defeated Pelham/Windham on Jan. 26, 4-3, at the Icenter in Salem.

Pinkerton takes a tie

The JV Astros tied Bishop Guertin 2-2 on Jan. 26 at The Ice Den. Chris Gile scored both goals for Astros, who led 2-0 at the mid-point of the game.

Bishop Guertin tied the game with 8:34 left in the game. Overtime saw the Astros fail to capitalize on several scoring opportunities and the game ended in a tie.

Astros can't overcome Hanover

Pinkerton's JV team saw its record fall to 5-3-1 after a 6-3 loss to Hanover on Feb. 1.

The Astros trailed 4-0 early in the third period, then fought back and trailed 5-3 before giving up one more to Hanover. Pinkerton goals were scored by Cam Appleyard, Kaylie DeCosmo and Chris Gile. Chris Ronan made 24 saves in goal for the Astros.

BASKETBALL

Girls

Varsity

Lancers crush Central

The Lady Lancers remained undefeated with a win over Manchester Central Jan. 24, 82-34. Casey Evans was high scorer for the Lancers.

The team record stands at 7-0.

Astros improve to 8-0

The Lady Astros traveled to Keene and won, 59-39, to improve to 8-0 on the season.

Brandi Bonneau had 15 in the win, followed by Marissa Stacy with 13. Andrea Albrecht was dominant on the defensive boards.

Pinkerton falls to Winnacunnet

The Lady Astros lost their frist game of the season to Winnacunnet, 44-40. Brandi Bonneau had 9 points in the loss, followed by Kayla Stacy with 8.

Londonderry wins another

On Jan. 27, Londonderry Lady Lancers defeated Dover on the road, 50-32, to up its record to 8-0.

JV

Young Astros dominate

The JV Lady Astros outplayed Keene, 60-20.

Taylor Frost played extremely well in the post, scoring 17 points. Molly Warriner and Courtney Velho were right behind her with points. Defensively, Julia Bosquet stepped up.

Pinkerton drops one

The JV Lady Astros lost to Winnacunnet, 54-41.

Top scorer was Taylor Frost with 12. Molly Warriner, Sam Davis and Chloe Pacocha helped offensively as well.

Boys

Varsity

Lancers are down, then up

The varsity Lancers suffered a tough home defeat to Manchester Central, 68-49, but bounced back with a home victory over Dover, 51-40.

The team record now stands at 6-2.

Freshman

Memorial rolls over Astros

The freshman Astros boys ran into some stiff competition against Memorial, losing 84-45.

Matt Richard once again had a productive night with 10 points.

Unified Basketball

Astros fall to Nashua North

Pinkerton's Unified Basketball team traveled to Nashua North for a tough loss, 38-28.

Adam LaPierre and Tyler Brand played solid games on the offensive end. Phil Celeste had a good all-around game and Morgan Hazelton, Amamnda Szostak, Morgan Donahue and Tyler Ferdinando all contributed.

Pinkerton hangs tough

The Astros lost a hard fought contest to Nashua South, 46-40.

Phil Celeste, Jess Farnan and Tyler Brand led the offense, while Tyler Ferdinando and Courtney Collins played well defensively.

Lancers top Astros

The Lancers unified basketball team opened its season onJan. 24 with a home victory over rival Pinkerton Academy, 40-32.

LHS drops to Hinsdale

In the second game of the season, Londonderry was defeated in a well-played, hard-fought game, 66-63, by Hinsdale.

WRESTLING

Varsity

Lancers top Keene

The Lancers wrestling team won an away meet at Keene Jan. 22, 57-9.

In the 132-pound class, Londonderry's Jean-Luc Lemieux pinned Quintin Watson. Wrestling at 138 pounds, Scott Labbe of Keene beat Lancer Colin Reardon. At 145 pounds, Matthew Bush of Keene pinned Londonderry's Jake Barr. At 152 pounds, Jon Young of Londonderry by forfeit. At 160 pounds Lancer Will Bean pinned Elias August.

At 170 pounds, Kyle Byrd of LHS pinned Jarod Mutuski. At 182 pounds, Sebastian Roszczenko of LHS beat Benjamin Cook. At 195 pounds, Lancer Richard Bilodeau topped Matthew Winchester. At 220, Mahdi Achab of LHS, double forfeit. At 106 pounds, Londonderry's Tyler Byrd beat Tristan Stetson. At 113 pounds, Lancer Caleb Moscoso by forfeit. At 120 pounds, Lancer Ryan Cabezas pinned Zach Juadan and at 126 pounds, Mitch Rose of LHS pinned Spencer Blanchard.

Owls top Londonderry

At the Timberlane invitational Jan. 25, the Lancers put seven in the finals, but come up short, taking second place as a team with 175 points behind tournament champions and host Timberlane (225.5).

Astros fall to Blue Hawks

On Jan. 24, the Astro matmen traveled to Exeter for a makeup meet. The Astros couldn’t close the deal, falling 45-28 to a very aggressive Blue Hawks squad.

Picking up wins for the Astros were freshman Shayne McCann, sophomores Derek Low (by pin) and Dylan Barreiro (3-2), junior Tyler Wilson (11-2), and senior captains Kevin Ell (by Pin) and Brett Wilson (11-0). In addition to the Exeter meet, senior Captain Hunter Morris also picked up a pin against a wrestler from Oyster River.

JV

Young Astros look good

The JV Astros wrestled against Concord, Timberlane and Bedford. Pinkerton wrestlers had a very successful evening. Nathan Barnhart and Zach Vigroux went 1-0. Seamus Dolan went 3-0, all by pin. Bryan Sullivan also went 3-0, while Ben Trickett won both of his matches Isiah Martinez won his first high school match, but ended the evening with a 1-1 mark. Andy Richardson and Jake Weishaar wrestled well in their matches.

GYMNASTICS

Lancer girls take second

The Londonderry girls competed at Salem on Jan. 22, finishing second in the team portion, behind Salem.

Individually, Maddy Britting won the vault with 9.1 and the floor exercises 9.0.

Astros win 'Think Pink'

Pinkerton attended the "Think Pink" meet at Nashua High North and won the meet with a season high of 137.45. Kaylee Pacunas was the standout for Pinkerton, winning the bars (9.0), beam (9.5), floor (8.55), and the all-around with a 36.1.

Pacunas took second on vault (9.0). Brittany Capozzi was right behind, taking second on the bars (8.9), beam (9.2) and the all-around (35.1). Freshman Julianna Corsetta grabbed third place finish on bars with an 8.0. On beam, it was sophomore Jackie Bogaczyk taking third with a 9.0.

Pinkerton grabs another first

Pinkerton hosted Goffstown, Pelham, and Exeter in a quad meet and won with 137.45.

It was junior standout Brittany Capozzi leading the Astros this meet; she won vault (9.25), bars ( 8.7) beam (9.25) and all around (35.9). Right behind Capozzi was senior standout Kaylee Pacunas. Pacunas was second on vault (9.0), bars (8.3), beam (9.0), and all around (35.15). Pacunas won floor, where Capozzi took second.

Freshman Elizabeth Bilodeau placed third on bars (7.8) and floor (8.4) respectively for the Astros where freshman Kylie Muzerall took third on vault (8.35). Freshman Julianna Corsetta took third on beam (8.9), leading Pinkerton to a sweep on all four events and the all-around.

SWIMMING

Lancer boys sweep

In a home swim meet Jan. 24, the Londonderry boys swept their opponents, defeating Keene 137-22, Milford 136-30, Nashua North 110-59.

Londonderry girls triumph

In a home meet on Jan. 24, the Lancer girls swim team swept their opponents, defeating Keene 129-25, Wilton/Lyndeborough 130-21, Nashua North 112-54, Milford 122-27.

Astro boys, girls sweep

The Astros hosted Keene, Winacunnet and Timberlane. The boys moved to 15-4 with scores of: Pinkerton 119, Keene 33; Pinkerton 109, Winnacunnet 55; Pinkerton 123, Timberlane 26.

Pinkerton girls moved to 14-3-1 with scores of: Pinkerton 112, Keene 32; Pinkerton 110, Winnacunnet 57; Pinkerton 95, Timberlane 72.

Double inners included Hannah Terry in the 200 Free and 100 Butterfly and Andreas Harb in the 100 Backstroke and 200 Individual Medley.

First-time qualifiers for the state meet were: seniors Julia Donahue in the 50 free and Kevin Vail in the 100 Breaststroke; junior Austin Walls in the 50 free; and freshman Laura Stanieich in the 50 free.

INDOOR TRACK

Boys

Astros three-peat

The Pinkerton boys indoor track team traveled to Dartmouth College to compete in the Division I state championship on Sunday and came away victorious for the third year in a row.

The 4x800 team of Nick White, Matt Robinson, Sam Lanternier and Owen Clark took second place. Zach Cicio took first in the 55 meter dash and won the 300. Phil Parent won the 3000.

Nolan Cooney and Noah Davis took second and fifth in the 1000. Connor Kwiecien won the 600 meter and Ryan Lynch was fourth. The 4x400 meter relay team of Zach Cicio, Ryan Lynch, Joe Poggi and Connor Kwiecien took first place. The 4x200 team of James Toohey, Connor Kwiecien, TJ Urbanik and Zach Cicio finished fifth.

John Davis took a third in the shotput with his best throw of the season. TJ Urbanik placed third in the high jump and sixth in the long jump.

The team scored a total of 87 points outdistancing second place Bedford with 44.

Girls

Pinkerton takes fifth

The Lady Astros went to the Division 1 championship Sunday and finished fifth.

The 4x800 team consisting of Haley McMullen, Erin Coutts, Danika Ashness, and Veronica Sullivan performed well. Morgan Sansing won the 3000 and Ariel Vaillancourt was second. They both doubled in the 1500, where Ariel was third and Morgan was right behind.

Michaela Blackwell was sixth in the 55m and the high jump, and competed in the 4x400 for the first time this season.

In the 1000m, Erin Coutts ran her first event as an individual, giving it everything she had after anchoring a tough 4x800. In the 600m, Jacqui Wyka placed third and anchored the 4x400. Kayla Watson earned fifth in the shot-put.

Also competing were Aeriela Thornton, Kaila Cote, Jacque Greazzo and Sophie Rouge.