Since Pinkerton had the only JV team, there were no matches for score. They did win two out of three games against the extra bowlers made up of Merrimack, Sanborn and Raymond.
Astros down Concord
On Dec. 14, the Astro boys traveled to Concord and defeated the host team, 92-76.
It was a close one as the Pinkerton swimmers had to climb back from a deficit at the beginning of the meet.
While the boys did receive first-place finishes from junior Andreas Harb (50 Free) and junior Nick Bergstrom (200 free and 100 Free), it was the second- and third-place finishes that made the difference in the final score.
Finishing second was freshman Evan Boisse in the 100 breaststroke, along with a third-place finish from senior Patrick Dolittle.
The combination of Harb, Bergstrom, freshman Bernard Suwirjo and sophomore Hendrick Suwirjo sealed the deal in the 400 yard freestyle relay, outpacing the squad from Concord.
Lady Astros make a splash
Pinkerton swimmers dominated Concord Dec. 14, winning 127-22.
The Astros’ performance that night was highlighted by some record-breaking swims.
Freshman Nicole Beals did that in the 100 backstroke and so did the 200 medley relay team of Beals, senior Jessica Martin, senior Kathryn O”Neil and senior Tori Claverie.
The Pinkerton girls went 1-2-3 in both the 200 individual medley and 500 free swims. The combination of Martin, Beals and sophomore Rebekah Terry took top three places in the IM.
O’Neil dropped 18 seconds off a personal best in the 500 to lead freshman Jocelyn Hutchinson and senior Johanna Steinbauer to the sweep in that event.
Astros drop opener to Central
The Astros opened the season on a sour note Dec. 12 as Manchester Central dominated the Astros and left with a 5-2 win.
The “Little Green” started quickly, taking a 2-goal lead in the first period. In the second period, they continued to pressure, but could not get a puck by senior goalie Nate Mitchell.