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The Pinkerton girls faced Alvirne (112-58), Bishop Guertin (94-76) and Nashua (100-69).
Junior Jacquelyn Pierson and junior Rebekah Terry in the 50 free and freshman Elizabeth Preble in the 500 free all had important swims.
Astros boys do well
In a meet at the Workout Club in Londonderry, the Astros (8-3) went up against Alvirne, Bishop Guertin, and Nashua North.
The Astros were able to take all the dual meets, with the exception of the boys versus the defending state champions Bishop Guertin.
Astros fall to Salem
The Astros were back in league action Jan. 2 when they hosted the Salem Blue Devils.
On a night when the Astros raised their 2011-2012 State Championship banner, the 2012-2013 squad lacked energy as Salem beat them all over the ice for the tight 1-0 victory.
Despite the strong effort in net by Nate Mitchell, who stopped 24 shots, Pinkerton couldn’t win.
Pinkerton tops Concord
The Astros were able to even their record with a 5-1 win Jan. 5 over visiting Concord.
The score can be misleading as Concord actually outshot the Astros 37 to 20, but the Astros kept most of the shots to the outside and Matt Marchman did the rest in goal.
Concord took the early 1-0 lead before the Astros evened the score at the end of the first on the powerplay when Connor Brady banged home a rebound.
The first five minutes of the second period, the Astros picked up the pace, scoring three times. Jake Veilluex, Dom Corsetto and Connor Brady put the Astos ahead to stay. In the third, Max Campbell picked up the fifth goal.
Astros ice Blue Devils
The JV Astros team defeated Salem recently, 7-1.
Ryan Monte, Ethan Landry, Steve Leonard, John Polichetti, Tyler Prendergast, Mike Bellmore and Kenny Chamberlain each scored for the Astros.
The win improved the JV record to 2-3.
Astros crush Memorial
Pinkerton wrestlers flexed their collective muscles at Memorial recently, leaving with a 70-9.
Pinkerton’s Derek Low won by forfeit at 113: Eric Daigle by fall, 120: Nick Arsenault by fall, 126: Jean-luc Lemieux by forfeit, 132: Dakota Krol by major decision, 138: Brendan Sullivan by fall, 145; John Durant by forfeit, 152; Brett Wilson by forfeit, 170; Dylan Barreiro by fall, 182; Hunter Morris by fall, 195; Kevin Ell by fall, 285; Cam Crowell by fall.
Wrestler of the meet Eric Daigle recorded a “defensive pin” to start the meet scoring for the Astros.
Astro B team takes fifth
On Jan. 5, the Pinkerton B team competed in the Annual Winnisquam Winter Classic. The team finished fifth, scoring 88 points. The tournament was won by Plymouth High School; Concord High’s B team finished second.
John Durant won a silver medal. Ben Trickett and Tyler Wilson brought home bronze medals. Keygan Nacos, Nick Messina and Bryan Sullivan finished fourth.
Two wins for Pinkerton
Pinkerton’s wrestling Astros spread out across the state Saturday to take on Windham and Bishop Guertin at Windham and compete in the Winnisquam Tournament in Tilton.
The Astros beat Windham, 39-35 and prevailed over Bishop Guertin, 48-28.
Jean-luc Lemieux, Brett Wilson, Tony Messina, Hunter Morris and Cam Crowell, went 2-0 on the day, while Eric Daigle, Dakota Krol, Brenden Sullivan, Dylan Barreiro, Kevin Ell and Kyle Olson all recorded 1-1 records for the undefeated (8-0) Astros.
Pinkerton dominates Trinity
The Lady Astros recently defeated Trinity, 52-30.
Pinkerton got past a slow first quarter, scoring only 5 points. Balanced scoring in the second from Corina Moore, Brandi Bonneau and Sam Breslin gave the Astros a 10-point lead at the half.
Val Martin came on strong in the third quarter, scoring all of her 13 points in that period. Sophomore Melissa Martel gave the team the spark they need in the second half, scoring 8 points from the bench.
No contest for JV Astros
Pinkerton’s JV squad ran over Trinity, 45-11.
Morgan Hazelton scored 11 points. Jaime Caron and Faolain Harrington both had 6.
Young Astros eke out win
It was close — very, very close, but the freshman Lady Astros defeated the Keene Blackbirds, 32-31.
Behind 7 points from Alivia Mathieau and 6 from Molly Gingras, the Lady Astros held on for the win.
Astros defeat Owls
The varsity Astros had 1 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter over the Timberlane Owls and took the win, 68-31.
Thomas Lennon had 13 points and 5 steals. Luke Testa had 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Luke Rosinski had 7 points and 10 rebounds.
Young Astros top West
The freshman team hosted West and came away with the win, 59–47.
Alex Coletti stood out with an aggressive performance on both offense and defense.
Pinkerton still undefeated
The freshman Astros traveled to Keene and improved their record to 4–0 with a convincing, 46-point victory.
Alex Coletti was impressive with 6 assists. Matt Westcott led all scorers with 10 points.
Astros settle for third
After an interesting start to the day, Pinkerton’s girls track team ran well against some great competition. They came in third with 50 points, after Londonderry (72) and Bedford (64).
Michaela Blackwell, fighting a virus, ran two events, anchoring for the 4x160 and pulled out points in the long jump and high jump.
In the 3000m, Siobhan McLaughlin set a personal record with 11:13.10 and a third-place finish. Followed closely in fourth, fifth and sixth places were Kaila Cote, Danika Ashness and Haley McMullen, who ran a provisional time of 11:55.10 for her first race of the season.
Ariel Vaillancourt qualified and placed third in the 1000m with Carli Davis right behind her, only 0.5 of a second from qualifying with a 3:15.5, placing fourth.
Jackie Wyka took part in four events, making the provisional mark in long jump, placing third in the 600, and running in both relays.
Morgan Sansing won the 1500 and improved her time by more than six seconds with a 5:04.7. Siobhan McLaughlin doubled to run this event and placed sixth with a 5:24.5. Kayla Watson won the shot put with a throw of 34 feet 6.75 inches.
Pacunas leads Astros
Pinkerton hosted Manchester Central, West and Memorial Thursday night. Pinkerton scored a 134.05, and was the only team competing as the Manchester schools was represented by independents.
Kaylee Pacunas led the way for Pinkerton. She won the bars with a 9.0, beam with a 9.1, and the all-around with a 34.65.
Amanda Cioli had a strong showing, winning the vault with a 8.7, second on bars with a 8.5, and second all-around.
Kylie Lowell had her best performance on the balance beam, where she tied for second with teammate Jackie Bogaczyk, and won the floor exercise.
Senior captain Olivia Bogaczyk returned to competition on the bars, where she took third place.
Astros roll to another win
On Jan. 5, Merrimack, Stevens, Pinkerton and host Goffstown met at Spare Time in Manchester. Pinkerton won all for the third week in a row.
In the two-game standard scoring, Primo Lombardi bowled games of 180 and 156, Raina Stobbs a 148 and 159, Benjamin Campbell 183 and 167, Zakery Salvo 180 and 161, Nicholas Stilian 209 and 199.
With a total of 1742, consisting of a 900 game and an 842, Pinkerton went into the Baker match first seed.
In round 1, Pinkerton faced fourth-seed Goffstown winning in 2 games, 197 to 129 and 184 to 126. Pinkerton then faced third-seed Stevens, winning round 2 in two games, 195 to 155 and 187 to 182.
Pinkerton strikes again
On Jan. 5, JV standard scoring had Alexandria Albano bowling games of 119 and 115, Natalio Fabrizio 124 and 126, Whitney Leyland 171 and 173, Michael Komisarek 135 and 129, and Andy Stock 140 and 96.
With a total of 1328 — a 689 and a 639 — Pinkerton JV went into the Baker match as first seed.
Extra bowlers were Ritziko Linzi with a 98 and 149 and Jordan Caux with a 99 and 79.
Both Ritziko and Jordan bowled on a mixed team with bowlers from Merrimack, Goffstown and Lebanon which formed the Mixed JV team.
In round 1, Pinkerton JV faced fourth-seed Stevens-2, winning the match by taking two of three. Pinkerton lost the first game with a 119 to Stevens’ 137, but then took the next two games, 141 to 99 and 116 to 96.
Pinkerton then faced second-seed Mixed JV, winning round 2 by taking two of three games. Pinkerton won the first game, 139-111, lost the second, 132-139 and won the third, 187-94.