The Kearsarge boys’ track team waited two years to defend their Division III title, and now the Cougars will have to wait a little longer.
With 16 of 18 events completed, Kearsarge followed Newport by 14 points, 64-50, in Wednesday’s championship competition at Gilford High School before severe thunderstorms forced the competition to take a hiatus, then postponed to Saturday.
The high jump and triple jump will be completed on Saturday at Pelham High School, which will host the D-II Championships. Senior Berhan Kidane is one of three remaining high jumpers, guaranteeing the Cougars at least six more points for their team’s score in this event.
Kidane also competes in the triple jump, alongside Newport’s Marius Edwards (discus winner and second in the javelin), which could also affect the scores and standings of the top two teams.
Kearsarge junior JJ Davis won the 400 meters in 51.58 seconds, was second in the long jump with a jump of 20 even feet and was third in the 100 in 11.54 seconds to represent 24 of the 50 points accumulated so far. ‘now. Kidane was third in the long jump (19-10), seniors Jacob Poltack (second pole vault) and Will Del Giudice (tied third pole vault) both crossed 10 feet in the pole vault, senior William Walker was third in 110 hurdles (17.72 seconds) and junior Gavin Garzia was sixth in 1600 (5:00) to complete the scoring.
Concord Christian junior Shane Wang won the long jump in 21-5.25, just 5.25 inches off the D-III record, and won the triple jump when competition was halted.
Senior Bishop Brady Joey Bergeron was fourth in the shot put with a draw of 43-3.5 and the young 4×100 relay of freshmen Joshua Gentchos, Nicholas Brown, Alan Yap and runner-up Jack Beauchesne finished sixth.
Hopkinton rookie Ben Daniels was fifth in the 1600 in 4:59 and also ran a fifth-place 4×800 relay stage with first year Matt Clarner and seniors Michael Eggers-Emerson and Ryan Graham.
Monadnock (48 points), Conant (41) and their host Gilford (30) round out the top five teams so far, with Concord Christian (17th, 10th), Bishop Brady (23rd, 5th) and Hopkinton (25th, 4th) . ) completing the regional teams in competition.
Arc 12, Hopkinton 9
Key players: Bow – Hopkinton – Rose Finlayson (3 goals, assist), Annie Higginbotham (2 goals, assist), Hannah Hoyt (2 goals), Katie Brown (goal), Katelyn Bouchard (goal, good defense), Ana Miller (12 saves), Olivia Cressy (good defense)
Highlights: Hopkinton took the lead early, but Bow was ahead by three goals before halftime. The game was called with just under six minutes to go due to the weather and Bow claimed the victory.
Coach quote: “I have to give it to Bow. Excellent team with speed, aggressiveness, good passing, smart plays, etc. I really like the way Coach Raabe has organized his team to be very strong on all sides of the ball. The Hawks have a lot of work to do to counter what we saw today. – Mike Zahn from Hopkinton
Registers: Bow 11-0; Hopkinton 8-2
Concorde 4, Keene 1
Key players: Concorde – Jonah Wachter (3.2 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 5 K; double, RBI), Tyler Wright (2.1 IP, W, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K; double, RBI, run), Donny Cote (1 IP , record), Ryan Philbrick (hit, two rides, run), Ryan Kastle (run), Nate Wachter (run)
Highlights: This one was scoreless in the bottom of the fifth. It was then that Kastle took the lead, stole second and started a rally that led to Tide’s four races on two wild terrains, three steps and two doubles. Concord opens the playoffs at home Monday at 1 p.m. against Goffstown.
Coach quote: “We had a great shot today from Jonah, Tyler and Donny and played great defense. Keene had the bases loaded with no one out and we were able to do a 1-2-3 double play, then two courts later picked the second runner to end it. Great defense on our part to seal the victory. Proud of our guys and their work ethic this year. – Scott Owen of Concord
Registers: Concorde 13-5; Keene 9-7
Concord 15, Keene 0, suspended
Key players: Concorde – Elizabeth Blinn (2 for 4, 2 HR, 3 races, 4 RBI), Grace MacDonald (3.2 IP, 2 H, 4 K; 2 for 4, RBI), Maddy Wachter (1 IP, 0 H, 2 K ; touchdown, HBP, 3 RBI), Delaney Duford (3 in 4, 2 points, 2 RBI), Alice Rosenberg (3 in 3, BB, 2 doubles, 3 points, RBI), Sarah Taylor (2 in 4, double, 2 points, 3 RBIs), Anna Gaby (stroke, race, SAC), Lillian Rienstra (stroke), Kennedy Ramos (2 HBP, 2 points), Jaelyn Kelleher (race), Olivia Crawford (Course)
Highlights: Concord was one out (two strikes) to end it by the rule of the race when play was halted and called off due to lightning. The result will not count and the game will not be reconstituted.
Coach quote: “It’s a shame we couldn’t play this final, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s okay because regular season wins and losses don’t matter this. year. It’s great to see the offense explode like that, and Blinn’s home runs were without a doubt by the time they left bat. – Sandy Smith, Concord assistant coach
Registers: Concorde 13-2; Keene ten
Jack Sheppard threw a hit for Davis & Towle of Concord Little League in a 5-0 win over Rath & Young. Ian Mamos had a shot and played well on the pitch for Davis & Towle, while Will Simms pitched well for Rath & Young. Davis & Towle also got a full game pitcher performance from Brody Rosetti in a 4-1 win over Kiwanis, who got solid throws from Kolt Gaudrault and Luke Bedard. Rhys Craigue had two hits in that one to lead the Davis & Towle offense.
Bash Valencia, Thad Barnhart and Zach Slayton propelled a late rally to help The Rowley Agency Hot Rods beat South Mane Barbershop Tin Caps, 6-5, in a Bow Youth Baseball Rookie Division game. Finn Frost, Ethan Cutting, Corbin Carberry and Bentley Shumway led the attack on South Mane.
To celebrate National Rower Learn Day, Concord Crew will be hosting an open house and free rowing experience on June 5 at the Crew Boathouse (behind Everett Arena) for middle and high school students interested in the rowing. No experience is necessary. Take a tour of the boathouse, talk to rowers, board members and coaches, try out a rower or jump in a boat.