Dover 39, Concord 19
Key players: Dover – Darian Lopez-Sullivan (3 TD assists); Concorde – Matt O’Rourke (receiving TD), Divon Duncan (98 yards kick off return TD)
Highlights: Tide’s offense proved solid against Dover in the first half, but the defense couldn’t contain Dover’s powerful attack in the second half.
Coach quote: “We couldn’t play a full 48-minute football game. Give credit to Dover; they did a lot of good things and made key plays when they needed it, and we missed a lot of opportunities. I think it’s a different game if we could have duplicated our effort from the first half. – Jim Corkum of Concord
Recordings: Dover 2-1; Concorde 1-2
Timberlane 47, Merrimack Valley 21
Key players: MV – Aidan Miller (TD catch), Nick DeBello (TD pass), Brayden Hussey (TD pass), Logan Drew (receptions), Danny McGonigle (receptions and runs), Jake Currier (multiple tackles for loss), Aidan Monaghan (defensive line) ), Reese Carlton (attack), Michael Heine (defense), Buddy Eddy (defense)
Highlights: The Pride scored both in the air and on the ground, but gave the undefeated Owls too many points.
Coach quote: “Tough game against a good team. I played well and never gave up. – Joe Raycraft from MV
Recordings: Timberlane 3-0; MV 1-2
Gilford / Belmont 41, Kingswood 6
Key players: Gilford / Belmont – Luke Loyer (2 TD), Riley Marsh (2 TD), Logan Grant (TD), Michael Kitto (TD)
Recordings: Gilford / Belmont 3-0; Kingswood 0-3
Kearsarge 1, Trinidad 0
Key players: Kearsarge – Kaleb Mattice (goal), Dylan Selby (assist), Cole Rozum (shutout)
Highlights: Mattice scored on a breakaway after Selby played a nice ball to split the defense.
Coach quote: “Today was not our best game but the team showed great control as they kept the lead in the game and held on for the 1-0 victory. We had an unfortunate injury during the game. Get well soon Kaleb. – Matt Burch from Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 4-1; Trinity 4-2
Concord 3, Goffstown 1
Key players: Concorde – Jimmy Rutikanga (goal, assist), Alejo Caceres (goal), Ben Masur (goal), Jacque Tunguru (assist), Donciel Yemo (assist), Nate Wachter (5 saves), Matthew Desrochers (defense), Sujan Bhujel (midfielder)), Nicholas DiBuono (defense)
Coach quote: “Happy with the way we played in the second half. Our game improved as the game developed. We were able to make the adjustments and bring the game to a close for the last 40 minutes. Solid performances from Matthew Desrochers and Nicholas DiBuono. They really stepped up their games today. Alejo Caceres continues to be an offensive threat in every game. – Scott Dunlop of Concord
Recordings: Concorde 3-2-1; Goffstown 2-4-0
Arc 2, Merrimack Valley 0
Key players: Bow – Lyndsey LaPerle (goal), Elena Jay (goal), Kelly Harris (assist), Ally Boone (defense), Steph Gosselin (defense), Sydney Roberge (middle), Madison Roberge (middle), Cailyn Benson (8 saves); MV – Calli Gray (defense), Mackenzie McDonald (23 saves), Juliana Palhof (good play in center field)
Highlights: Harris hit an excellent corner that bounced into the box, and LaPerle managed to hit it into the net seven minutes into the second half. Elena Jay finished the scoring with a well-placed penalty one minute to go.
Quotes from the coaches: “It was a great football game. Defenders on both teams made big saves, both midfielders worked hard and distributed the ball, attackers from both teams worked hard to put pressure on the defense and both keepers made big saves. These type of games are fun and good for helping to further grow the team. We are happy with the win and really appreciated the hard work of the girls today. We have things to work on and need to continue to develop and improve as a team. – Jay Vogt of Bow
“It was a fun, but heart-wrenching game to watch and train. Bow played well and fast. We had good opportunities but we were unable to capitalize. – Kylee Yam from the MV
Recordings: Bow 6-0-0; MV 3-1-2
Trinity 2, Hillsboro-Deering 1
Key players: HD – Abbie Johnson (goal)
Highlights: Johnson scored the Hillcats’ only goal from a penalty, but failed to tie against the Pioneers.
Coach quote: “Although we worked really hard, Trinity did a great job stopping our attack and defending our cross which made it very difficult to send the ball to the net. – Makayla Savoy from HD
Recordings: Trinity 5-0; HD 5-2
St. Thomas 4, Bishop Brady 0
Highlights: The shorthanded Giants played with just two substitutes on the bench and were outmatched against the Saints. St. Thomas scored two goals from set pieces.
Coach quote: “We have a lot of injuries. My daughters are the warriors. and they fight so well on the pitch. Even though some players have little or no experience, they combine with the team; it makes me so proud of them. We didn’t have our attackers today because of injuries, so above all we defended our goal very well. – Bishop Brady’s Cevat Vural
Records: Saint-Thomas 5-1-0; Bishop Brady 2-4-1
Concord 5, Merrimack 0
Key players: Concorde – Emma Beaujouan (2 goals), Andie Reed (2 goals), Aidah Smalley (first college goal), Isabelle Sawyer (2 assists), Madison Raymond (assists), Greta Norton (assists), Brynn Reed (assists)
Highlights: Beaujouan scored his first two goals of the season in the first quarter to give Concord an early 2-0 lead.
Recordings: Concorde 4-2-0; Merrimack 0-7-1
Gilford 2, Bishop Brady 1
Key players: Gilford – Aly Pichette (goal), Addia Warnig (assist), Shea Brown (goal); Bishop Brady – Libbey Hicks (goal)
Highlights: Hicks scored as half-time approached, but first-place Gilford scored the game-winning goal with 4:23 left in the fourth quarter, despite the Giants having a 10-6 advantage in the penalty wedges.
Coach quote: “The girls competed from start to finish today and I couldn’t be prouder. – Bishop Brady’s Kelly Owen
Recordings: Gilford 6-0-0; Bishop Brady 4-1-0
Kearsarge 3, Stevens 1
Key players: Kearsarge – Devin Phyllides (2 goals), Carly Esposito (goal), Kate Cochran (3 assists), Kate Dawson (back), Ayla Frenkiewich (goalie)
Highlights: Frenkiewich made a save on a kick when Stevens had a wide open shot to keep his team in the lead, and Esposito had several excellent points down the right side of the pitch to generate plenty of offensive opportunities.
Coach quote: “We passed the ball and made good use of the pitch. It’s great to see our movement on and off the ball, which is what we’ve been working on. – Chelsea Williams of Kearsarge
Recordings: Kearsarge 4-0-1; Stevens 1-3-0
Lebanon 1, Arc 0
Key players: Bow – Madeleine Kropp (offense), Kat Burke (offense)
Recordings: Lebanon 5-0; Bow 2-3
Kennett 3, Hillsboro-Deering 1
Key players: HD – Madison Podsadowski, Rose Roux, Danielle Pellecchia
Highlights: Ella Austin and Aurora Przybyla each made two saves, throwing themselves onto the pitch, and HD won a set, but the Eagles still beat the Hillcats, 25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-15.
Coach quote: “I am always impressed with this team. They get better with every game. Kennett’s program is solid and their team made us fight for every point. After the game, these ladies were gracious and we were able to take a few minutes to talk about their season. This is the part of high school sports that can get lost in competition. We wish Team Kennett the best of luck for the remainder of the season. – Christa Liquori from HD
Recordings: Kennett 1-4;HD 1-3
Farmington 3, Franklin 0
Key players: Franklin – Raquel McCoy (5 kills, 2 blocks), Brooke-Lynn Bedard (5 kills), Mia Daniels (7 assists)
Recordings: Farmington 4-2; Franklin 0-4
Cross-country skiing for boys
Arc 15, Merrimack Valley 45
Key players: Bow – Owen Miller (1st), Adem Aricanli (tied 2nd), Connor Bernard (tied 2nd), Michael Pelletier (tied 2nd), Lincoln Routhier (tied 2nd), Alden Betterley (6th); MV – Mark Mercier (7th), Ryan Ciarametaro (8th), Oliver Forsha (9th), Marshall Carey-Matthews (10th), Mychal Reynolds (11th)
Highlights: Owen Miller crossed the finish line in 19:09, immediately followed by a group of his teammates, as Bow won the top six spots en route to a perfect score of 15 in the return run of the Falcons.
Cross-country skiing for girls
Bow 19, Merrimack Valley 40
Key players: Bow – Maya Brochu (1st), Susanna Zahn (3rd), Delia Brochu (4th), Leigh Rudduck (5th), Lena Thompson (6th); MV – Sophia Reynolds (2nd), Samantha Kimball (7th), Madison Geddes (8th), Kendra Davidson (11th), Jessica Thompson-Weeks (12th)
Highlights: Maya Brochu kept her season unbeaten, crossing the finish line in 20:28, and her teammates took four of the top five spots to lead the Falcons to a win in their comeback race.
Hopkinton 86, Kearsarge 66, Gilford 42
Key players: Hopkinton – Kody Dexter (2 on par 38, 25 points), Bronson Ammann (4 on 40, 23 points), Evan Fairneny (43 on 20 points), Hal Stokes and Zach Hopper (45)
Coach quote: “In my six years as a head coach, this was by far the best regular season score for the Hawks. It was really nice to see the team playing with great confidence. – David Chase of Hopkinton
Recordings: Hopkinton 7-1; Kearsarge 4-5; Gilford 1-5