Pinkerton blanks Concord
Concord came to Derry Sept. 19 and left with a loss, 2-0. The Astros converted two of many opportunities, according to coach Kerry Boles.
Goals came from Owen Murray and Devin Moore. Murray’s goal was unassisted. John hamilton got the assist for the second goal.
John Hamilton, Chris Horan and Brian Kling played very well for the Astros. Alex Horan earned his third shutout (second consecutive) of the season in goal with five saves.
“This was a frustrating game for us today. We had so many golden opportunities, but didn’t cash in,” Boles said. “And, we helped Concord’s effort today with our mistakes. We’ll need to clean up our individual miscues in order to get through these next couple of weeks. Hopefully we can solve a few issues in a timely fashion.”
Astros trounce Salem
Pinkerton struggled out of the gate Sept. 22 during homecoming weekend when hosting the Salem Blue Devils.
Salem scored first, but that was their only goal. The Astros won, 7-1.
Pinkerton’s goals came from John Hamilton (Tim Wood); Matt Dunn (John Hamilton); Cam Burke (Josh Johnston); Phil Lerner (Ryan Williams); Phil Lerner (Chris Horan); Ryan Williams (Phil Lerner); and Tim Wood (Devin Moore).
Alex Horan had seven saves in net.
Tyler Thibodeau, Chris Horan and Brian Kling played well for the Astros.
“Today was fun. It’s always enjoyable when you have a comfortable margin and everyone gets playing time,” coack Kerry Boles said. “We still have to solve some issues very quickly because we have the meat of the schedule coming up in the next few weeks. We’ll see.”
Junior Astros earn shutout
On Sept. 19, the JV Astros defeated Concord at home, 6-0.
With the combination of team defense and superb goalkeeping, the boys posted yet another shutout. The scoring started off with a great cross from Alex Ebner that found Sean Donahue’s head in the middle 10 minutes into the game.
From there, goals were added by hard work and great solo efforts from Zack Bell and Kenji Dustin. They each buried one in the back of the net to put Pinkerton up 3-0 at halftime. Alex Ebner, Andrew Brochue and Kayake Alves each scored in the second half to complete the victory.
Kenji Dustin and Alex Ebner both had standout games today.
Astros keep rolling
On Sept. 21, the JV Astros beat Salem, 3-0. The team moved to 8-0 on the season with the win.
The first 10 minutes were a battle as the Astros gave up two early breaks, but one was saved by keeper Tom Diskin and the other was a goal line save by Kyle Hicks.
After that, Pinkerton went on a 3-goal run to defeat the Blue Devils.
Andrew Brochu, Kenji Dustin and Sean Donohue each scored to help the team in the victory.
Young Astros romp
The freshman Astros blanked West Sept. 20, 8-0.
Ben Curry scored a hat trick within the first 15 minutes. Devon Nordelus had three assists, with two of those going to Ben Curry.
Ryan Forkey had two goals. Hayden Pavao, Scott Sherman and Jason Flood also chipped in with a goal apiece.
John Durant and Matt O’Hara were strong defensively and helped to keep another clean sheet.
Pinkerton, Concord tie
The varsity Lady Astros jumped out to an early 2-0 lead Sept. 19 against Concord.
Goals were from Rebecca McGrath (Julie Murray) and Maggie Cohoon (Rebecca McGrath).
But a spirited Concord squad made it 2-1 just before the half and tied the game five minutes into the second half.
The Lady Astros dominated the rest of play and overtime, but could not find the back of the net and came away with the 2-2 tie.
Exeter wins close game
The varsity took a 0-0 game at the half and played with a lot of heart last week, but Exeter scored the only goal of the game with 20 minutes to play.
Playing well for the Astros was Emily Harris in net and the entire defense.
Junior squads earns shutout
Marisa Clark and Grace Dispersio each got 2 goals as the JV Lady Astros got their sixth win against Concord last week, 5-0.
Rayleen Zavala also added her first goal of the season with a nice outside shot. Shaylee Tetrault and Eva Murray played well in the midfield.
Astros take another
The JV Astros held Salem scoreless Sept. 21, winning 7-0.
Deven Murphy got her first goal of the season. The Astros were only up 1-0 at the half, but adjusted and came out with energy, scoring 6 goals in the second half.
Emilie Laliberte and Tori Kort each notched two goals. Grace DiPersio added one for her seventh goal of the season and Marissa Clark added one for her sixth goal of the season. Sam Mitchell helped the Astros to their fifth shutout in seven games.
First loss for Astros
The JV Lady Astros lost their first game of the season last week, falling to Exeter, 3-2.
The girls came back from a 1-0 deficit to score two goals, including Grace DiPersio heading in a cross from Marissa Clark. Exeter then answered back with two more goals.
The Astros fought hard to the final whistle, but were unable to put in a third goal.
Hannah Smith and Rayleen Zavala played hard in the midfield.
Astros take tie
The freshman Lady Astros tied with Timberlane last week, 1-1.
Madylen Urizandi scored the lone Astro goal.
Pinkerton tops Central
The freshman Lady Astros blanked Central Sept. 20, 2-0.
Johanna Morse and Haleigh Caceres scored for Pinkerton.
Frosh hold Concord off
The freshmen shut out Concord Sept. 19, 3-0.
Kelly Murphy led the team with two goals. Nola Wesche scored the other goal. Sydney Hill was the force that the team needed to get the game going.
Astros defeat Warriors
The young Lady Astros beat the Winnacunnet Warriors sept. 20, 2-1.
Johanna Morse and Kyra Groucher had the two goals.
Nola Escher played well at outside mid.
A shutout for Lady Astros
The varsity Lady Astros blanked Concord Sept. 19, 3-0.
Julie Saltamartini, Kaylie DeCosmo and Rachael Charewicz each scored. Assists came from Brianne Torre (2) and Julie Saltamartini.
The Lady Astros were led by the efforts of Jessica Cote, Rachael Charewicz and Kinsey Manchester.
They take a tie
On Saturday, the Lady Astros and Salem Blue Devils played to a 0-0 tie.
Pinkerton got two saves in net from Jordan Dudley, but after 75 minutes of play, the game ended in a tie.
Continued hustling and tight team defense characterized the game on both sides. Val Martin and Chevy Collins played well for the Astros.
Jr. Astros notch a win
The KV squad got 2 goals in the second half on their way to the 2 -0 win over Concord last week.
Gabby Guerard and Laura Moran scored the goals. Courtney DeRoches, Amanda Szostak, Maria Aielo and Cecilia Sciuto played well in the midfield.
Make that 0-0
Salem and Pinketton left it scoreless and tied Saturday, 0-0.
Pinkerton got great hustle from Val Vaitones and Amanda Szostak and good defense from Erin Johnston, Morgan Hazelton and Jess McCully.
Homecoming win for Astros
The varsity Astros got three touchdowns from Manny Latimore on their way to a 35–7 win Saturday over Salem at Homecoming.
The Astros started off strong scoring quickly in the first quarter on their way to the 21–0 halftime lead.
Despite giving up a touchdown in the third quarter, the Astros scored twice quickly also in the third and it was all they needed to defeat the Blue Devils.
Jr. Astros romp
The JV Astros held North scoreless Sept. 17, winning 41-0.
Pinkerton JV starters came out strong once again to a 28-0 first-half lead and then completely shut down North from getting any type of momentum the rest of the game.
The defense held North to one first down the entire game. Playing well for the Astros were Lloyd Williams, Mike Mclean and David Hanson.
The entire team played a very physical game all four quarters. Jake Burton had a punt return of 50 yards to the 3-inch line before quarterback Jack Hanaway went for a sneak to score.
A good win for Astros
The freshman team traveled to Salem Sept. 20 to take on the Blue Devils. The Astros beat a gutsy Salem team, 28–6, improving their record to 4-0 on the season.
Playing well in the win were TJ Urbanik, Brett Dattillo, Mike Curley, Dave Pariseau and Hayden Sturdevant.
Good showing in Manchester
Pinkerton’s boys cross-country team took part in the Manchester Invitational on Saturday at Derryfield Park.
The team entered runners in the freshman, junior varsity and elite races. The freshman team took second place while the JV team took third place in their races.
In the elite race, the Astros took sixth as they were led by Chris Poggi finishing 15th, Patrick Chabot 20th, Sean Kopetz 32nd, Joe Poggi 38th, and Connor Kwiecien 40th.
Trailblazers look good
The Pinkerton Trailblazers competed in the Manchester Invitational.
Pinkerton’s freshmen set the pace. Three of them posted the top three fastest times ever run by a Pinkerton freshman girl on the 2.1-mile Derryfield course.
The freshmen team took fourth out of 14 teams. Ariel Vailancourt was ninth at 13:27, followed by Taylor Lacey, 13th at 13:35, and Vivienne Rouge, 14th at 13:40.
In the JV race, Pinkerton had three runners who competed, all who ran personal best times on the course: junior Meredith Haney, 23:14; sophomore Emma Garner, 23:33; and junior Jess Wolfe, 24:05.
The varsity team run the Girls’ Large School Race and took sixth out of 23 teams and was the first team from Division 1. There were five running personal bests on the course.
Home, sweet home
Seniors Nick Salema and Andrew Wentworth, junior Eric Byrne and sophomore Kaitlyn Lutinski all shot under 40 (Par 36) as
Pinkerton swept its last home match of the season.
Pinkerton defeated Salem, Merrimack and Memorial, improving their season record to 18- 5.
Pinkerton enters the last week of the regular season in third, hoping to continue to improve in advance of the state tournament.
Astros top Goffstown
Pinkerton’s JV team took on Londonderry and Goffstown last week. The Astros shot a 237 to best Goffstown, but was 4 shots behind Londonderry.
Jason Bing led the Astros with a 44, while Matt Hall shot a 47 and Nate Ralston shot a 48.
Pinkerton beats Exeter
The JV Astros beat the Exeter Blue Hawks Sept. 19. Matt Hall and Marshall Halpin led the Astros with 46s, tying for medalist honors.
Michaela Griffin shot 47, Jason Bing a 48 and Tyler came in with a 49, which proved to be the difference in the three-stroke win.
Closing with a win
The JV Astros closed out their regular season in Souhegan Sept 20. The scores on the day were: Pinkerton, 210; Alvirne, 223; and Souhegan, 227.
The Astros were led by Marshall Halpin’s 39 (medalist for the match). Michaela Griffin carded a 40 and Matt Hall a 41. Their season record is 12-1 going into the JV tourney.
Big win for Astros
The varsity Lady Astros hosted Concord Sept. 19 and came away with the 3–0 victory by scores of 25-8, 25-10, 25-14.
Courtney Collins was huge at the net for the Astros, accumulating 7 blocks and 7 kills. Taylor Ferdinando put up 18 assists.
Brenna McNally contributed 7 kills and 12 digs. Tyla Mahon had a strong game at the net, picking up 9 kills.
On Saturday, the varsity Lady Astros lost match one to Salem, 25–22, but came back and won match two. It was not enough as they lost 3–1 to
the Blue Devils.
Brenna McNally led the way in kills and digs putting 13 kills to the floor and digging up 31 balls.
Taylor Ferdinando had 15 assists, while Maddie Neidlinger had a strong game in the back court.
Pinkerton tops Concord
The JV Lady Astros won all three games against Concord last week, 25-11, 25-7, 15-9.
Michaela Blackwell had 3 kills, a block and an ace. Cheyenne Wright had 6 aces.
Fay Harrington had two kills and was awesome in all hitting positions. Elizabeth Hicks had 6 aces and 3 assists.
Strong game for Jr. Astros
The JV Lady Astros won all three games against Salem Saturday. The girls played extremely well.
The scores were 25-23, 25-14, 15-4.
Michaela Blackwell had 5 kills and two blocks. Khloe O’Brien had 5 assists, while Elizabeth Hicks had 11 assists.
Mary Anne Tompkins had two kills and a huge block. Olivia Mathieu had two blocks and two kills. Brittany Capozzi had 3 kills, and Fay Harrington also had 2 kills.
Astros fall to Salem
The freshman Lady Astros hosted Salem last week and despite winning game three, 25–22, they dropped the match, 2-1.
Molly DeCarlo and Brenna Thibodeau served well for the Astros. Evan Duval played excellent defense. Maggie Gildea. Maddie Prevost and Miranda Rossignol played great at the net.