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Methuen wins opener

Tim Galloway-Burke led the way with 19 kills to lead Methuen volleyball to a 3-0 sweep of O'Bryant in both team's season opener.

Octavio Mayole recorded 23 assists.

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Boys Volleyball, 03/27/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Division 1 Final: Londonderry downs Pinkerton in thriller

DURHAM ­­— After his team’s semifinal win on Tuesday night, Pinkerton Academy coach Pete Rosinski wondered aloud what would happen in the finals if the Londonderry High shooters went cold.
The answer? A wild, defensive classic would evolve.
In the end, It was Londonderry overcoming that tough night from the floor to make history, edging the Astros, 47-46, before a full house of 3,500 here yesterday at UNH’s Lundholm Gymnasium.
The Lancers, playing in the first state boys hoop title game in the school’s 37-year history, finished the campaign perfect in New Hampshire Division 1 at 22-0 and 24-1 overall.
“We’ve talked so much about how resilient this team is,” said Lancers coach Nate Stanton. “We have so many guys who are willing to step up when it counts. I think we saw that tonight and all season. Tonight, this was awesome.”
Nothing came easy for either team. In a fourth quarter that saw six lead changes and a pair of ties, the winning hoop came from the least likely of sources, Lancer sophomore Brandon Radford, off a wild defensive scramble with 50 seconds to go.
The hoop, a semi-breakaway lay-in – left-handed – came on a heady outlet from fellow sophomore Jake Coleman, who had just picked up the steal.
“As soon as I got the ball, I looked up,” said Coleman. “We talk about getting out and running, and getting it up the floor all the time. He was there.”
Radford, who had missed his previous two shots from the field, sent it up with a lot of guts, from the left.
“I just ran downcourt. I’ve been struggling all year with my lay-ups, and all I could see is winning and this moment right now. It’s amazing,” said Radford, who calmly banked in the game-winner under pressure with his off hand. “It was instinct. I’m righty. I caught the ball on that left side, so I put it up.”
Pinkerton would have its chances late. The best was an off-the-dribble three-point try by Matt Rizzo which just rimmed out as the final buzzer sounded.
“I’m proud of the way we played defense tonight,” said Rosinski. “We were right there, and we had a shot at it. It just didn’t go in. Go back to 2010 when we won it. Sometimes, they go in. This time it didn’t.”
After a feeling-out first quarter, each team took its swings with Londonderry dominating the second (26-12) and Pinkerton owning the third (13-5).
In the fourth, Stanton brought his leader, Cody Ball, back with four fouls and the Lancers holding a 37-35 advantage.
“I know he’s smart. He’s very smart,” said Stanton. “That’s why he’s scholarship player (St. Anselm). I put him on the side of the zone, and he played very well when we needed him there.”
Ball stayed on the floor and it was huge as each team swung with nothing but haymakers in the final eight minutes.
Geo Baker-Occeus’ sidestep three gave the Astros their first lead of the fourth at 42-41. The incomparable Coleman’s steal and lay-in made it 43-42.
Drew Green had the Astro answer with a baseline 15-footer, and the teams swapped two free throws each, setting up the final minute at 46-45 Pinkerton.
Marc Corey (6 of 7 from the field) paced the Lancers on a night when Ball (2 of 12) struggled. The St. Joseph’s of Maine-bound senior tossed in 17 points before fouling out in the final minute. The sophomore Coleman added 16 points and grabbed 11 huge defensive rebounds.
Rizzo led the Astros with a dozen points. Thomas Romick came off the bench to chip in 11 points in 22 minutes. Baker-Occeus, who had 30 in the semifinal win, added 10 on 4 of 12 shooting.

Londonderry 47, Pinkerton 46
N.H. Division 1 Final
Londonderry (47): Cody Ball 2 0-0 5, Joseph Kwiatkowski 2 1-3 6, Marc Corey 6 3-5 17, Nate Gaw 0 0-0 0, Jake Coleman 6 2-3 16, Cole Britting 0 0-0 0, Brandon Radford 1 1-2 3, Totals 17 7-13 47
Pinkerton (46): Drew Green 3 0-0 7, Caleb Godin 1 0-0 2, David Faulks 1 0-0 2, Matt Rizzo 4 2-3 12, Geo Baker-Occeus 4 0-0 9, Thomas Romick 4 1-3 11, Brennan Morris 0 0-0 0, Ben Olson 0 0-0 0, Thomas Olson 1 0-1 2, Totals 18 3-7 46
3-pointers: Londonderry (6-20) — Ball 1-8, Kwiatkowski 1-2, Corey 2-3, Gaw 0-1, Coleman 2-6; Pinkerton (7-27) — Green 1-8, Godin 0-1, Rizzo 2-5, Baker 2-4, 2-5, Morris 0-4
Londonderry (24-1):      6 26  5 10 — 47
Pinkerton (20-4):     10 12 13 11 — 46

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Boys Basketball, 03/21/15 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Andover volleyball's Eduardo Machado

Eduardo Machado is a standout for the Andover volleyball team — he leads the team in assists and kills — and is also a star in the classroom. He is ranked in the top 10 percent of his class, scored a 2,170 on his SATs and will be attending RPI.

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05/17/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Salem runner Eric Tahtamoni

Salem runner Eric Tahtamoni talks about his new love of hurdles, and his hopes to break the school record in the 400.

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05/11/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Haverhill runner Mike McNaughton

Haverhill's Mike McNaughton talks about his career as a runner.
 
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05/04/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Andover lax star Jaymi Cohen

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05/04/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Andover softball talks "New Start"

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04/06/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Highlights of 2012 high school hockey season

Take a look back at some of the best highlights from the 2012 high school hockey season.

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03/22/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Highlights of 2012 high school hockey season

Take a look back at some of the best highlights from the 2012 high school hockey season.

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03/22/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Pregame for Andover basketball

Andover captains Nicole Boudreau and Ally Fazio talk about their state title game an hour before game time.

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03/17/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Pentucket wins Division 3 state title

Video highlights and interviews from Worcester after Pentucket won the Division 3 North title at the DCU Center in Worcester.

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03/17/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Meet the Andover girls basketball team

Meet the Golden Warriors in this video featuring the members of the Golden Warriors.

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03/16/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Meet the Pentucket Sachems

Check out the video featuring every member of the state title-bound Pentucket Sachems.

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03/16/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Nicole Boudreau highlight reel

See plenty of highlights from the record-setting career of Andover legend Nicole Boudreau.
 
 
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03/13/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

VIDEO: Noah Vonleh stars for New Hampton

 

BEVERLY — Noah Vonleh could have melted under the pressure.

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03/01/12 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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