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January 30, 2014

SPORTS ROUNDUP


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Varsity

Lancers top BG

Londonderry defeated Bishop Guertin, 7-5, in a high-scoring affair at Skate3 in Tyngsborough Jan. 11.

Londonderry skates past Central

The Lancers continued their winning ways by defeating Manchester Central, 3-2, at the JFK Arena.

Brett Evangelista scored once and Cooper Roy added two more.

Mitch Schirch was in net for Londonderry.

LHS ices Concord

The Lancers defeated Concord, 6-2, on Jan. 20.

Mitch Schirch was in net. Mike Donlon and Lucas Poulin had two goals apiece. Eric Coburn and Alex LaPlante each added a goal.

Astros fall in OT

The Astros traveled to Dover on Saturday to take on St. Thomas Aquinas.

Despite controlling the tempo of the game for the first two quarters against the Saints, the Astros came up short in overtime, losing 3-2.

Ryan Christie and Bailey Walsh each had a goal and an assist for the game.

BASKETBALL

Girls

Varsity

Lady Lancers cruise

The Lady Lancers defeated Merrimack on the road Jan. 10, 80-34.

Senior Captain Aliza Simpson netted her 1,000th point as a Lancer in the fourth quarter.

Lancers roll on

The Lady Lancers continued their winning ways on the road as they defeated Concord on Tuesday night, 76-34.

Lady Lancers top Bishop Guertin

In a hard-fought game played Jan. 17, the varsity Lady Lancers defeated Bishop Guertin, 41-38.

Aliza Simpson led all scorers with 19 points.

JV

Astros crush Exeter

The JV Lady Astros hosted Exeter and dominated the Blue Hawks, 65-16.

Top scorers were Molly Wariner and Julia Bosquet. Playing strong defense were Chloe Pacocha, Sam Davis and Courtney Velho.

Freshman

Young Lady Astros fall to Bulldogs

Pinkerton’s freshman team hosted Bedford on Saturday.

Despite a valiant effort. The young Lady Astros fell to the Bulldogs, 57-17.

Boys

Varsity

Lancers happy with a low-scoring win

The varsity Lancer boys won a defensive battle at Spaulding Jan. 10, 37-30.

It was a back-and-forth game, with Londonderry pulling away at the end.

Londonderry drops close one, 62-61

In their season home-opener, the Lancers lost a tough game to Concord, 62-61.

Drew Coveney led all scorers with 21 points. The Lancers had two chances to win the game in the last 20 seconds, but were not able to score.

Lancers take one from Bishop Guertin

The Lancers defeated Bishop Guertin on the road Jan. 17, 64-58.

Max Coleman led the Lancers with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Astros nudge out Exeter, 49-47

The varsity Astros played a close game against Exeter Jan. 24. After being down 17-6 after the first quarter, the Astros outscored the Blue Hawks, 21-14, in the second quarter to propel them to a 49-47 win.

Playing well for Pinkerton was Luke Rosinski with 26 points, 16 rebounds and 2 blocks. David Faulks also contributed 9 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks and 1 dunk.

JV

Pinkerton falls to Blue Hawks

The JV Astros put up a good fight, but came up short against the Exeter Blue Hawks Jan. 24.

The final score was 64-54. Ben Curry was the high scorer with 17 points, and five of the team’s seven 3-pointers.

Freshman

Young Astros hold on for win

The freshman Astros hosted Bedford on Saturday. Much like the rest of the young Astros season, Saturday was no different — a rollercoaster ride.

The freshmen found themselves ahead by 16 at the end of the first, tied at 20 at the half, down by 12 at the end of the third and tied at 38 with a minute to go in the game.

Matt Richard gave a strong effort with 10 points and was very active on the boards. David Currier was the spark that the team needed late with aggressive defense, free throws and two steals. The young Astros held on to beat Bedford, 40-38.

Unified Basketball

Lancers top Astros in tough matchup

Pinkerton’s Unified Basketball team played its first game Jan. 24, losing a tough game at Londonderry, 40-32.

Astro C.C Mayoral played a solid all-around game. Tyler Brand and Jess Farnan led the Pinkerton offense, while Keesha Myette contributed on the defensive glass.

WRESTLING

Lancers take second at tourney

The Lancer wrestling team was the top New Hampshire team and the second place overall at the Merrimack Hall of Fame tournament Jan. 11.

Champions for Londonderry were: Tyler Byrd, Jean-Luc Lemieux, Jon Young and Richard Bilodeau.

LHS takes South to the mats

On Jan. 15, Londonderry defeated Nashua South in a dual meet, 60-15.

Winners for Londonderry were: Jean-Luc Lemieux, Colin Reardon, Jake Barr, Jon Young, Will Bean, Kyle Byrd, Sebastian Roszczenko, Mahdi Achab, Tyler Byrd, Andrew Chase and Mitch Rose.

GYMNASTICS

Lancer girls are looking good

The Londonderry girls finished first in a home meet Jan. 10 and second in a home meet Jan. 13.

ALPINE SKIING

Astros do well at Gunstock

The Pinkerton boys and girls ski teams traveled to Gunstock Mountain Jan. 24 to take on Dover, Exeter, Spaulding and Concord. It was a great day for the two teams, despite the cold weather.

The Pinkerton girls finished third overall. The top five finishers were Nicole Gonya (first), Emma Bennett (fourth), Laura Moran (14th), Hannah Coulombe (17th) and Sarah Burgess (19th).

The Astro boys took first place for the meet. The top five finishers for the boys were Daniel Lannan (first), Caleb Eaton (second), Reed Mills (sixth), Gannon Pond (13th) and Alex Mielens (15th).

SWIMMING

Boys

The Astro swim team traveled to Salem Jan. 24 for a meet with Timberlane, Salem, and Goffstown. Pinkerton boys improved to 12-4 on the season with these results: Pinkerton 137, Timberlane 17; Pinkerton 137, Salem 8; Pinkerton 137, Goffstown 7.

Mitchell Williams placed third in the 200 Free. Jacob Rowell took second in the 200 Individual Medley.

Girls

Pinkerton girls swim to 11-3-1 record

The Pinkerton girls swim team record is at 11-3-1 after a meet with Timberlane, Salem and Goffstown. The results were: Pinkerton 105, Timberlane 64; Pinkerton 128, Salem 42; Pinkerton 133, Goffstown 32

Sara Muller placed second in the 200 Free and Laura Stanieich took second in the 50 Free.

INDOOR TRACK

Girls

Lady Astros shine at Maine meet

On Jan. 26, the Lady Astros spent the day at Southern Maine. The girls have a history of performing well at this venue and did not disappoint.

The competitive 4x800, including Haley McMullen, Danika Ashness, Erin Coutts and Veronica Sullivan, have earned a spot running in the Division 1 Championship next week.

In the 1000m, Ariel Vaillancourt went after the school record, only missing by 2 seconds. Running by herself for most of the race, she set a new personal record with a 3:07.89. Jacqui Wyka was hot on her tail, pushing herself to a personal record of 3:12.18.

In the 300m, Bela Fast came close to her personal best with a 47.36, also running in the 55m and the 4x200.

In the 1500m, leading the majority of the race, Morgan Sansing pushed herself to a new personal record of 5:01.27. Other personal records in this race were: Kaila Cote with a 5:19.26, Olivia Tracy with a 5:28.04, and Danika Ashness with a 5:30.54.

Michaela Blackwell matched her personal record from last year with an outstanding performance in long jump, 16 feet 11 inches, a foot farther than anyone else. She also competed in the 55m, high jump, and 4x200.

In the shot put, Kayla Watson threw 30 feet 4.5 inches and Sophie Rouge 28 feet.

In the 4x400, dropping 10 seconds from their time, Ariel Vaillancourt, Aeriela Thornton, Erin Coutts and Jacqui Wyka had an outstanding run with a 4:21.9.