Coe-Brown 1st, Kearsarge 7th at State Championship
Highlights: The Bears caught eight fish – six smallmouth bass and two largemouth bass – for a total weight of 19.41 pounds to claim the state bass fishing title. Bedford (18.42), Mascoma (14.50), Bishop Guertin (13.78) and Moultonborough (6.48) were the top five teams. The Cougars finished seventh with three fish, weighing in at 4.83. Coe-Brown finished ninth in the qualifying event on Sept. 22 at Lake Winnipesaukee that trimmed the field to 11 teams for Saturday’s championship, contested at Mascoma Lake in Enfield.
Pembroke 14, St Thomas 12
Key players: Pembroke – Myi-Khalil Armstrong (2 TD runs), Pacey Graham (interception)
Highlights: The Spartans took a 14-0 lead and held on to pick up a huge win over St. Thomas, a potentially pivotal win in determining the Division II playoff seedings. Graham intercepted a pass to end a Saints drive at the end of the game. Pembroke now sits in ninth in D-II, just one spot out of postseason.
records: Pembroke 23; st thomas 3-2
Pelham 34, Hillsboro-Deering/Hopkinton 0
Key players: HDH – Roman Finlayson (24 yards on 5 carries), Noah Carter (3-for-16, 15 yards), Thaddeus Maughan (11 tackles), Robert King (5 tackles, fumble recover)
Highlights: The defending D-III champions shutout the Redhawks.
records: Pelham 5-0; HDH 1-4
John Stark 42, Hollis-Brookline 12
Highlights: The Generals won their first game of the season against the Cavaliers.
records: John Stark 1-4; Hollis-Brookline 1-4
Winnisquam 54, Franklin 6
Key players: Winnisquam – Alex Nichols (3 TD passes, TD run), Brady Palmer (4 TD runs), Anthony Boomer (TD catch; interception, 2 forced fumbles and recoveries), Duncan Gosselin (TD catch), Ben Rollins (TD catch), Brady Colby (interception), John Shea (fumble recovery), Ayden Cushing (6-for-8 kicking extra points); franklin – Zeke McCoy (TD run)
Highlights: The Bears scored early and often, taking a 48-0 halftime lead at Franklin’s homecoming game. McCoy scored on a QB keeper in the third quarter for the Tornadoes.
records: Winnisquam 2-2; franklin 0-4
Bishop Brady 21, Newfound 6
Key players: Bishop Brady – Josh Gentchos (2 rush TD), Todd Sheppard (TD pass), Cade Weaver (TD catch)
Highlights: The Giants jumped out to an early lead, taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and 21-0 lead at halftime. Brady is now tied for a second in Division IV with Newport. Somersworth (4-0) is in first place.
records: Bishop Brady 3-1; new found 1-3
Mascoma 3, Kearsarge 0
Key players: Kearsarge – Luna Landers (10 saves), Tori Montagna (offense)
Highlights: Mascoma scored all three goals in the second quarter.
Coach’s quote: “We had a tough second quarter, but otherwise played a great game down to the final minute.” – Mascoma’s Chelsea Williams
records: mascoma 4-5-1; Kearsarge 4-7-0
Girls’ individual state championship
Key players: Bow – Ali Sargent (tied 13th, 90); Kearsarge – Meghan Blood (tied 18th, 96)
Highlights: Sargent and Blood competed in Saturday’s qualifying round at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands. The top six finishers qualified for the final round of the girls’ state championship on Oct. 15 at Beaver Meadow in Concord. Dover’s Carys Fennessy topped the leaderboard with an even par 71. Pinkerton’s Julianna Megan and Winnacunnet’s June Doerr are tied for second at 73. Nashua North’s Eva Gonzales (75), and Oyster River’s Delaney Nadeau (76) and Teagan Nadeau (77) also made the cut.
Bishop Brady 4, Newfound 0
Key players: Bishop Brady – Nick Yonaitis (goal), Liam Masner (goal), Nate Steigmeyer (goal), Ethan French (goal), Jack Beauchesne (assist), Nate Steigmeyer (assist), Maxwell Brooks (6 saves)
Highlights: The Giants pulled away in the second half at Newfound’s homecoming match.
Coach’s quote: “It was an excellent day for soccer and both teams played well.” – Bishop Brady’s Peter Steese
records: Bishop Brady 7-3-1; new found 1-9-0
Hillsboro-Deering 7, Manchester West 2
Key players: HD – Griffin Cassidy (4 goals), Mason Ferwerda (2 goals, assist), Dylan Braun (goal, assist), Riho Guzman (goal), Brady Curley (2 assists), Jack Harrington (assist)
Highlights: Senior captain Cassidy scored three of H-D’s four first-half goals in the Hillcats’ homecoming match.
Coach’s quote: “Homecoming is always a fun atmosphere and a good time to play on front of the town. I’m also extremely happy for Griffin Cassidy, who was able to score four goals on his senior year homecoming.” – H-D’s Joey Gillett
records: HD 6-3-1; West 0-8-0
Hopkinton 5, Stevens 1
Key players: Hopkinton – Avery Condon (3 goals), Owen Wuellenweber (2 goals), Liam Boyle (assist), Kristof Cauley (assist), Colby Boissy (2 saves)
Highlights: The Hawks exploded for four goals in the second half after going into the break tied, 1-1. Wuellenweber and Condon each scored one goal on a penalty kick in the second half.
Coach’s quote: “The Hawks came out inspired after halftime and started to finish the many opportunities they’d pushed just wide during most of the first half. Owen Wuellenweber led the charge at striker, playing with speed and energy all night. Condon finished with the hat trick while outside mid Liam Boyle played many dangerous balls for Avery and Owen to run on to. Merrick Chapin also played strong at the other outside mid position.” – Hopkinton’s Scott Zipke
records: Hopkinton 4-5-2; stevens 1-9-0
Hopkinton 23rd, Merrimack Valley 24th
Key players: Hopkinton – Ben Daniels (26th, 17:57), Matt Clarner (49th, 18:29), Liam O’Rourke (190th, 20:53), Anthony Cauley (271st, 21:55), Ben Normand (379th, 23: 28); MV – Mychal Reynolds (122nd, 19:57), Marshall Carey-Matthews (124th, 19:59), Oliver Forsha (151st, 20:22), Terrence Chudoba (164th, 20:36), Ryan Ciarametaro (257th, 21: 41)
Highlights: Hopkinton and Merrimack Valley competed at the 46-team Woods Trail Run at Thetford Academy in Vermont, the site of the 2022 New England championship.
Hopkinton 3rd, Merrimack Valley 24th
Key players: Hopkinton – Hannah Bennett (15th, 21:13), Shaylee Murdough (17th, 21:21), Elizabeth Trafton (45th, 22:21), Reese Bove (69th, 23:09), Clara Locke (77th, 23:19) ;MV – Madison Geddes (86th, 23:36), Lily Moser (140th, 24:37), Samantha Kimball (147th, 24:43), Sydney Spack (176th, 25:19), Kendra Davidson (202nd, 25:51)
Highlights: The Hawks placed third out of 34 teams from New Hampshire and Vermont at the Woods Trail Run at Thetford Academy in Vermon, the site of the 2022 New England championship. Geddes won the 4th seed race and Spack placed third in the 5th seed race.
Coach’s quote: “The girls have been improving by leaps and bounds over the past couple of weeks. Madison had the race of her life de ella to win the 4th seed race and run an all-time PR in the process, not an easy feat on Thetford’s tough course. Freshman Sydney Spack continues to cut time as well and ran great to place third in the 5th Sseed race, also in an all-time PR.” – MV’s Dave Irving