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14 - September 24, 2010

by Chris White Windham High School hosted its inaugural

homecoming weekend last Friday and Saturday. Over the course of two days, the Windham Jaguars met the Pelham Pythons in six varsity sporting events, while the Windham football team hosted Fall Mountain. The weekend started off with the girls’ cross

country race on Friday afternoon and ended with the field hockey game on Saturday afternoon. Both schools also plan to get together at Pelham’s homecoming weekend in a couple of weeks on Saturday, October 9. Here are the results from the first official weekend of the Windham-Pelham rivalry: Girls’ Cross Country: Windham, first place;

Pelham, third place Windham and Pelham competed against one

another in the girls’ cross-country meet, but the race also featured two other teams in John Stark and Sanborn. Windham totaled 76 points to grab

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first as a team, while Pelham finished in third with 94 points. The Pythons came very close to taking home second place, as they were not very far off of John Stark, tallying 84 points. Windham’s top-five scorers included Kate Farrell

(1st, 20:54), Emma Boyd (3rd, 21:45), Lindsay Maffei (7th, 23:28), Sophia Panourgias (14th, 25:54), and Taylor Dary (16th, 25:59). Meanwhile, Pelham’s top finishers included Shannon Arsenault (4th, 22:47), Meagan Walker (8th, 24:04), and Erin Krawczyk (9th, 24:12). Boys’ Cross Country: Pelham, first place;

Windham, fourth place There was also a four-team race in the boys’

meet, including Windham, Pelham, John Stark, and Sanborn. The Pythons collectively totaled 77 points to take first in the race, as a young Jaguar squad finished fourth with 134 points. All of Pelham’s top-five runners placed in the top


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10 overall. They included Steven Hammar (1st, 18:25), Brandon Hannow (3rd, 19:26), Nathan Krawczyk (5th, 19:44), Jacob Wormald (6th, 19:55), and Brian O’Heran (9th, 20:20). Windham’s top five featured William Zeng (7th, 19:57), Alex Brissette (10th, 20:31), Dan Rubery (19th, 21:41), Garrett McNeil (21st, 22:01), and Travis Sanders (25th, 22:09). Volleyball: Pelham 3,

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five games to take home a win in volleyball last Friday evening. Pelham came out strong, winning the first two frames by scores of 25-22 and 25-13. The Jaguars found their groove in the third and fourth games, though, as they won by scores of 25-23 and 29-27. The Pythons then pulled away in the rubber match as they won by the score of 15-11. For Pelham, Roxanne Lapierre

had a team-high six kills while also registering 13 blocks. Kathryn Mostone was the leader in blocks with 14. Mostone, Kelsey Kenney, and Alex Hall tallied four kills apiece as well. Broghan Gilligan led the Pythons with 25 service points, while Hall accounted for five service points.


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Windham’s varsity football squad charges onto the field to start their homecoming game against Fall Mountain Regional On the Windham side, Alex Boucher recorded

eight kills and three blocks, while Meghan Gosselin had seven kills and three blocks. Kerry White also chipped in with five kills and three blocks. Meanwhile, Tess Powell contributed 18 digs and Melissa Cino led the team in assists with nine. Maureen Wheeler added eight assists and three aces as well. Girls’ Soccer: Windham 1,

Pelham 1 The girls’ soccer game took place at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. After playing to a scoreless tie at halftime, each team would notch a goal in the second half before heading to overtime. Neither team could score in overtime, and the game finished in a 1-1 tie. Bernadette Connors put

Windham on the board first when she converted a penalty kick into a goal about nine minutes into the second half. Pelham would answer later in the half, though, when Courtney Shay put one in the back of the net

quarter. Windham got on the board in the second quarter, though, thanks to a short touchdown run by James Beaulieu. Fall Mountain would then add another touchdown before the second quarter ended and led 20-7 at halftime. Windham opened the second half with a one-

yard touchdown run by Scott Priestley Jr. and cut Fall Mountain’s advantage to a single touchdown

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with about 15 minutes remaining in regulation. Defensively, Pelham goalkeeper Gina Grimes recorded 26 saves, while Windham goalkeeper Morgin Wheeler turned away four shots on goal. Boys’ Soccer: Windham 0, Pelham 0 Defense was the main theme in the boys’ soccer game, as Windham and Pelham played to a scoreless tie. Goalkeeper Brian Finney led Pelham with 11 saves, while Windham goalie Andrew Pesci paced the Jaguars with 13 saves. The game set Pelham’s record at 6-0-1 and Windham’s record at 2-2-3.

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Both teams were coming off wins going into the homecoming day match. The Jaguars took a 1-0 victory over Portsmouth the previous Thursday, and the Pythons picked up a 3-2 win over Milford on Friday. Football: Fall Mountain

26, Windham 13 The Jaguars got behind

Fall Mountain early, as the visitors took a 13-0 after one

Windham’s Kate Farrell finishes up strong to take first place in the girls’ cross-country race

at 20-13, but that’s as close as the Jags would get. Fall Mountain added six more points on a passing touchdown in the fourth quarter to round out the scoring. With the loss, Windham’s record dropped to 1-2 on the young season. Field Hockey: Windham 5,

Pelham 0 The field hockey game was the last event on Saturday and wrapped up the weekend’s action. Windham scored two goals in the first half, and added three goals in the second to take a commanding five-goal, shutout victory. Windham’s Lindsey Wolfe and Meagan Eccleston contributed two goals apiece, while Laura Viel added one goal. Windham assists were provided by Nicole Croteau and Ashley Adamson. Jaguar goalie Meg Kelly also kicked away three saves. Despite the loss, Pelham goalkeeper Alex Catalano accumulated 23 saves for the Pythons.

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