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February 21, 2013

SPORTS ROUNDUP


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Varsity

Pinkerton stops Nashua North

The Astros faced a very hot Nashua North team and managed to come out with a big 5-1 win.

Nashua North had won four games in a row coming in to this match-up, including wins over Memorial and Salem.

The Astros were led as usual by their captain Dominic Corsetto, who scored twice and added two assists.

The other goals were scored by Connor Brady, Jake Veilleux and Giovanni Corsetto.

Nate Mitchell made 29 saves for the win.

The game was not without loss as one of the Astros’ top defenseman, John Hamilton, suffered what looks like a broken wrist.

JV

Astros crush Plymouth

The JV Astros shut out Plymouth, 10-0.

Pinkerton’s Trent Parker led the way with four goals and Jake St. Jean had a hat trick.

Sean Hall had 17 saves in goal for the shutout.

Skating to a tie

Jr. Astros tie St. Thomas

The JV Astros skated to a 2-2 tie with St. Thomas.

Steve Leonard and Ethan Landry scored for the Astros.

Shamus Doherty added two assists, Mike Bellmore chipped in one and goalie Tom Gillespie stopped 26 shots.

The Astros put pressure on the Saints the entire game outshooting them by a 48-28 margin. Strong forechecking by Jack Bisson, Kailee DeCosmo and Trent Parker contributed to the shot differential.

BASKETBALL

Girls

Varsity

Lady Astros stay undefeated

The varsity Lady Astros remained undefeated at 14-0 after defeating 12-1 Nashua North, 56-43.

Sam Breslin and Brandi Bonneau led the defense in the fourth quarter, holding a potent North offense to just four points.

Sophomore Val Martin was the game’s top scorer with 20 points.

Freshman

Astros conquer Blue Devils

The freshman Lady Astros hosted Salem and came away with a 50–32 win.

Molly Gingras had 12 points and five rebounds. Kaitlyn Meskell had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Sarah Kane had six points in the win.

Low score, but a win

The freshman Lady Astros traveled to Manchester Central and won, 32-2.

Kaitlyn Meskell had eight points and Olivia Mathieu had 8 rebounds in the win.

Foul shots make a difference

The freshman Lady Astros defeated the Clippers in Portsmouth, 44-19.

The Lady Astros shot 15 for 19 from the foul line on their way to the victory.

Boys

Varsity

The Astro varsity defeated the Blue Knights, 63-49.

The Astros took a two-point lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to 10 at the half on their way to the victory.

Scott Bradley had 21 points and Luke Testa had 20 points.

Cam Welch added seven rebounds. Addison Wood had three assists, three steals and six rebounds in the win.

Rosinski big for Astros

The varsity Astros beat North’s Titans, 49-44.

Luke Rosinski had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Scott Bradley added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

JV

Pinkerton tops West

The JV Astros defeated West’s Blue Knights, 71-59.

The two top scorers for Pinkerton were Caleb Godin with 19 and Sam Dolan with 16.

Matt Rizzo and Eric Fyfe each scored eight points. Chase Spears and Conner Holland contributed four points apiece. Ryne Burke added three, Matt O’Brien two and Ben Curry one for the win.

North falls to JV Astros

The JV Astros defeated North in a close one, 44-42.

Matt Rizzo led the way for Pinkerton with nine points. Sam Dolan had six points.

The Astros got five points apiece from Chase Spears, Ben Curry, Connor Holland and Ryan Burke.

Fred Payan had three points, Eric Fyfe added two.

Freshman

Freshman Astros triumph

The freshman Astros hosted Salem and took the win, 56–47.

All the boys contributed to the victory, but Trystan Brown and Alex Coletti gave big minutes in the win.

Pinkerton wins close one

The freshman Astros topped Manchester Central, 58-52.

The team remained unbeaten on the road and improved to 12-2 on the year with the win.

The Astros were led by the big men: Tommy Romick (13 points), Matt Westcott (10 points) and Ben Olson (10 points).

Trystan Brown was a force on the boards as he gobbled up rebound after rebound.

Unified Astros make good effort

Pinkerton’s unified team hosted Nashua South and, despite getting good games from Brandon Rugg, Keesha Myette, and Tyler Brand, and solid defense from Tom Martin and Maddison Driscoll, the Astros could not pull the game out. They lost 64–56.

SWIMMING

Girls

Astros take fifth, sixth

The Pinkerton girls took fifth place at the state meet at UNH with 156 points.

The boys team placed sixth with 121 points.

SKIING

Astros take second, sixth

Pinkerton’s ski teams traveled to Sunapee and, out of seven teams the boys finished second overall and the girls finished in sixth place.

They had some inconsistent runs from key skiers.

The boys first, second and fourth in the giant slalom. They also took first in the slalom.

The girls took 13th in slalom.

BOWLING

Varsity

Astros place second

In the final meet of the season, the Astros were without Nick Stilian, ranked first in the state with a 221 average, Ben Campbell and Mike Komisarek. All are ranked in the top 64 bowlers.

Pinkerton met with host Stevens at Maple Lanes in Claremont and Laconia.

The Astros placed second seed with a total of 1,757 in the standard match, with games of 839 and 918.

Whitney Leyland had games of 124 and 144, Primo Lombardi 179 and an outstanding 258. Andy Stock was consistent with 150 and 158, Raina Stobbs had 140 and 176, and Zakkery Salvo an awesome 246 and 182.

Pinkerton faced Laconia, winning round one of Baker in two games; 124 to 103 and 151 to 119. The Astros came out in the first game in round two with winning in mind against number one seed Stevens.

Pinkerton team shot five strikes in a row, then finished the game with Zakk throwing three more strikes in the 10th frame for a 221 game to Stevens’ 117. The Astros kept that mindset having a second game of 218 to Stevens’ 149.

JV

Strong showing from Astros

The Astros JV bowlers were able to field their five-member team with sub Jen Lemay of Lebanon.

In the standard match, Ritziko Linzi had games of 90 and 85. Alexandria Albano had 123 and 128, Natalie Fabrizio 121 and 141, Jordan Caux 129 and a great 180 game.

Pinkerton faced Stevens-1 in round one of the Baker, winning in two games; 136 to 107 and 165 to 129. In round two, the JV Astros were up against Stevens-2, who won the first game 152 to 118. Pinkerton came back in the second game, 149 to 124, but lost a close third game, 121 to 134.