KHS baseball beats Manchester Memorial

MANCHESTER — Junior Jonah Frost was the star for the Keene High baseball team in its 4-1 win over Manchester Memorial Monday in Machester.

Frost got the start of the mound, and pitched a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up an infield hit with two outs. He struck out six batters through 6.2 innings pitched.

Sharik Khan came in to record the final out.

Zach Mooers went 1-2 with a double, RBI and two walks.

Alex Charles, Aaron Kent and Cal Tiani each recorded an RBI in the win.

Keene hosts Manchester Memorial Wednesday at 4 p.m.

KHS softball earns tight win over Bedford

The Keene High softball team held on to beat Bedford, 4-3, Monday in Keene.

Senior Emma Bartlett finished with 14 strikeouts and two walks, giving up eight hits.

Offensively, the Blackbirds eight-hit attack was led by Laurel Clace, who went 3-3 with two doubles and two RBI. The only other Keene player with multiple hits was Bartlett who went 2-3 with a run scored.

Bedford led off the game with a double to deep left and took a 1-0 lead, but Keene limited the damage as Bartlett struck out two and, after an RBI single, induced a groundout.

Keene tied the score in the second then took the lead in the fifth, plating two more runs.

After Bedford scored a run in the sixth, Keene added an insurance tally in the bottom of the inning.

Bedford scored again in the top of the seventh, but Bartlett limited the damage, inducing a groundout to end the game.

Keene returns to action Wednesday when they travel to Bedford for a rematch.

ConVal baseball falls to Souhegan

AMHERST — The ConVal baseball team fell to Souhegan, 17-1, Monday in Amherst.

Souhegan was riding a no-hitter into the fifth, when Eric Stapelfeld broke it up with a double to lead of the inning, after Souhegan’s starter was pulled despite the no-hitter. Stapelfeld came around to score the Cougars’ only run of the game later in the inning.

By that time, though, the damage had been done and the game was called after the fifth.

KHS boys tennis falls to Memorial

In a drama-filled showdown that came down to the final match, the Keene boys tennis team fell to Manchester Memorial, 5-4, Monday in Keene.

Nick Walton, Max Santos, and Sam Bergeron each won their singles matches and the Blackbirds spit with Memorial going into the doubles portion of the contest.

After the Blackbirds lost in second doubles, Bergeron and Nick Cusack picked up the third doubles win and it came down to the first doubles match.

Ethan Lewis and Matt McGreer battled to give Keene a shot at picking up the win, but ultimately fell, 9-7, and the Memorial took the match.

Keene falls to 1-4 on the season and gets another crack and Memorial Wednesday in Manchester.

ConVal tennis beats Souhegan

PETERBOROUGH — The ConVal tennis team beat Souhegan, 7-2, in a competitive match Monday in Peterborough.

Jaimini Viles, David MacKay, Eva Calcutt and Fletcher Maggs each picked up singles wins in the match. Ben Kriebel played well, but fell 9-7 at first singles.

Kreibel won in doubles, teaming up with Brady Proctor for the convincing 8-4 victory. Viles and MacKay, and Calcutt and Maggs, both won their doubles matches as well.

ConVal next visits Souhegan Friday at 4 p.m.

FPU women’s soccer tripped up

RINDGE, N.H. — The Franklin Pierce University women’s soccer team and Saint Anselm locked horns for a non-conference spring tilt, with Saint Anselm coming away with the 3-1 victory in Rindge Monday.

Saint Anselm struck twice in the opening 12 minutes and added a late insurance marker.

Senior Keyla Gonzalez Jaen scored the lone goal for the Ravens.

With the loss, Franklin Pierce falls to 2-1-0, while Saint Anselm opens its spring campaign at 1-0-0. The two teams are scheduled to meet again Thursday at Saint Anselm.

KSC women’s soccer falls in OT

MANSFIELD, Conn. — The Keene State women’s soccer team saw their 2-1 lead with eight minutes left in the game disappear as the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors scored a late goal and then went on to score the golden goal in overtime to defeat the Owls 3-2 at Rick McCarthy Field Monday night.

Senior captain Maggie Vogt and Kayleigh Marshall each scored for the Owls.

Goalie Abbie Terrinca stood tall in the net for the Owls, playing every minute on the field for the Owls this spring. Terrinca made six saves Monday.

KSC suffered its first defeat of the spring season after outscoring its opponents 14-4 in the opening four games of the season. Keene closes out the season with a 4-1 record.

Three KSC athletes receive LEC honors

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Three Keene State College athletes were recognized by the Little East Conference office when the league released their most recent set of weekly awards Monday.

Sophomore Haile Ratajack (women’s lacrosse), junior Shane Molloy (men’s lacrosse) and junior Joey Fodor (track & field) each earned weekly awards.

Ratajack, an offensive force for the Owls, this time was recognized for her work on the defensive end, being named the Defensive Player of the Week for the first time after a pair of games that saw her pick up 15 ground balls and force 11 turnovers, including eight in this past Saturday’s game against Plymouth State University.

Molloy was named the Defensive Player of the Week on the men’s side for the third time this season as he continues to help lead a defense that has allowed just 26 goals in five games this season. This past week in KSC’s lone game, he caused six turnovers and picked up 10 ground balls in a blowout win at Castleton University. Molloy has forced an average of 3.6 turnovers per game, the most in the league.

Fodor continues to record impressive distances in the javelin throw and this past week was no different, as he won that event at the Eastern Connecticut Invitational with a throw of 58.27 meters. The distance was nearly 13 meters further than the next closest competitor at that meet, and as a result Fodor was named the Field Athlete of the Week.

FPU women’s golf headed to NCAAs

INDIANAPOLIS — The Franklin Pierce University women’s golf team already knew it was headed to the NCAA Championship, after winning the Northeast-10 Conference Championship last week and earning the league’s automatic bid to the national tournament. The NCAA made things official Monday afternoon, when the organization announced the full 36-team field. The Ravens were selected as the ninth seed in the East Region, and will travel to Carmel, Ind. East Regional competition is slated for May 3-5 at Prairie View Golf Club, and University of Indianapolis will serve as the host institution.

FPU men’s tennis earns All-NE10 Awards

EASTON, Mass. —The Northeast-10 Conference announced its end-of-season awards Monday, and the Franklin Pierce men’s tennis team earned nine awards.

Graduate student Kevin Denecheau highlighted the haul with his selection as NE10 Rookie of the Year. The Ravens also earned nine All-NE10 awards and had four players named to the NE10 All-Rookie Team, in the biggest collection of postseason awards in program history.