Lady Astros edge Bishop Guertin
After trailing 8-3 after 4 1/2 innings, the Lady Astros took over the game against Bishop Guertin May 15 and won, 12-10.
The rally included three runs in the fifth inning and six in the sixth.
Natalie Fabrizio had a great day at the plate with 2 singles, 2 triples, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. Heather Pelletier had a homer and 2 runs scored. Kasey Marraffa was credited with 2 singles, 2 runs scored and an RBI.
The win improved Pinkerton's record to 10-5 on the season.
Pinkerton rolls over North
Pinkerton crushed Nashua North, 10-2.
Britney Bernard had a single, a double and 3 runs scored for the lady Astros.
Rachel Byrd had 2 singles and 3 runs scored, and Sam Hennequin had 2 singles and 2 RBI.
Astros soar over Salem
Pinkerton rolled to another win May 16, defeating the Blue Devils, 19-5.
Salem scored first, but that would be their only lead of the game. The Lady Astros answered quickly with 4 goals. The Astro offense dominated the second half. Maggie McCarthy controlled 80 percent of the draw controls.
Riann Daziel had 4 goals (1 assist); Kennedy Daziel had 5 goals (2 assists); Maggie McCarthy had 3 goals; Erin Coutts scored 4 goals (1 assist); Caitlyn Whearty had 1 goal (1 assist); and Devin Collins-Ives had 1 assist. Morgan Trahan and Rachel Ortiz each scored a goal.
Goalie Katie Jones had 5 saves and Julia Hoyt had 3 saves. Ground ball controls were led by Jessica Cote with 4. Defensive efforts were led by Canada Stewart, Maddie Driscoll and Chevy Collins.
TRACK AND FIELD
Astros top Lancers
When Pinkerton and Londonderry met recently, the Astros topped the Lancers, 85-60.
The win improved the Astros' dual meet record to 4-0.
Taking first place for the Astros were Kevin Davies (shot put and discus), Jason Rodgers (110 HH), Chris DeCarlo (100m and 200m), Phil Chabot (1600m), Pat Kiley (300 IH), Chris Poggi (800m), Sean Kopetz (3200), and the 4 x 4 relay team of Kenny Preval, Jason Rodgers, Chip Sullivan and Chris Poggi.
Pinkerton prevails again
The Astros traveled to Merrimack for the Merrimack Invite. Pinkerton scored 80 points ,which was good enough for first place.
Emmitt Smith placed third in the 100m, second in the 200m, and was on the 4 x 100 m relay that took second. Chris DeCarlo took second in the 100m, fourth in the 200m, and was on the 4 x 100 m relay that took second. Conor Kwiecien placed second in the 400m, John Keisling was fourth in the 400m, Chris Poggi won the 800m, Anthony Anzivino took second in the 3200m, while Pat Chabot placed fifth in the same event. The 4 x 4 relay team of Poggi, Kwiecien, Keisling and Sullivan took first, while Mark Franklin placed sixth in the high jump, Tyler Calderone took sixth in the long jump, and Kevin Davies took sixth in the shot put.
Lady Lancers top Lady Astros
The girls track team competed in Londonderry in cold and wet weather, and the day reflected the result for the Astros, as they lost 99-43.
There were a few strong individual performances in the field events for Pinkerton, but the running events proved to be thin in points scored. The 4 x 100 team was the only event on the track that brought a Pinkerton victory.
Abbey Smith tallied the Astros' only other victory. Competing in the triple jump for the first time in her four years on the team, she jumped a solid 31 feet 7 ¬º inches for the win, and was just shy of a state meet qualifying mark.
Michaela Blackwell and Jaqui Wyka both had personal records in the long jump, jumping 15 feet 4 inches and 15 feet 2 inches, the best results of the year for the Astros. Michaela also took a third in the triple jump, trying the event for the first time, finishing just 1 ¬º inches out of first.
Renee Hensiek took seconds in the shot put and discus, throwing season bests despite the wet circles and slippery implements, 30 feet 3 ¬ inches and 83 feet 8 inches.
Pinkerton finishes third
The girls track team traveled to the Merrimack Invitational, finishing third in a 15-team field, behind Coe-Brown and Exeter. Many girls had seasonal and personal bests.
Freshman Michaela Blackwell continues to be the surprise of the season, as she set three qualifying marks and personal records. She placed third in the trials of the 100 meters, then came back 20 minutes later to grab second in 13.0 seconds. At the same time, she was leaping her way into the elite group at the triple jump. Her best jump was 34 feet 10 inches, which placed her second overall. That jump was the second farthest ever for an Astro ninth-grader. Later in the long jump she finished eighth in a very competitive field, breaking the 16-foot barrier with a jump of 16 feet 1.5 inches.
Senior Abbey Smith was the iron athlete of the meet. She raced six times total, and four times in side half an hour. She placed second in the 100 hurdle finals and right after placed 4th in the 100 dash finals. Later, she ran the first leg for the 4 x 100 relay team (Smith, Hensiek, Kwiecien, Blackwell), which won and set a Division 1 best time of 50.6. Her final event was the 200, where a 26.9 brought a third-place finish.
Jacqui Wyka was an impressive fourth in the 400 in 61.7. Beth Labossier showed that she is coming back after a series of injuries. Her final drive over the last 150 meters of the 800 brought her past five runners and third-place finish in 2:28.5. Sammy Goldsmith ran a strong, evenly paced 3200 meters for a big 11:45.6 personal best and fifth place. Kailee Kwiecien was a place behind in 61.9.
Abby Taylor qualified for Division 1 in the triple jump, with an eighth place 32 feet 4 inches. Renee Hensiek took time off from running relays and the 400 to set a personal record in the shot put, 31 feet 9 inches, good for fifth. Mary Beth Tyson spun the discus 95 feet 4 inches for a third. The 4 x 400 relay team of Jacqui Wyka, Renee Hensiek, Kailee Kwiecien and Beth Labossier ran 4:11.3, a season's best, and finishing third.