10 - February 17, 2012
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Cougar Wrestlers Finish Regular Season
Cougar Captain Robert Shultz (152) records a win by fall over Merrimack’s Kyle Mercer at 2:52
by Marc Ayotte After a month away from the Cougar Den, the Campbell wrestlers returned for a regular season-ending tri match with Nashua South and Merrimack. Unfortunately, the end to an otherwise successful season was dampened as the Cougars lost a slim 31-30 decision to the Purple Panthers while being tomahawked by Merrimack, 48- 12 in team competition. Despite the losses, Campbell finished the season with impressive records of 17-9 overall and a divisional mark of 13 wins against only three losses. On a day that saw Campbell individual wins almost as rare as a Cougar home match over the past thirty days, Connor Perry and Ben Billings recorded the only black and red wins. In a 126 bout, Benjamin Billings defeated Chris Olson (NSO) with a first period win by fall at the 1:20 mark. Perry (132) picked up the only other victory against the Panthers when he pinned Kyle Bergeron at 2:32 of the match. It was more of the same in the second of Campbell’s team
matches. Against the Tomahawks, only Connor Perry and Captain Robert Schultz were able to register a wins. Perry closed out his regular season in style, picking up his second ‘W’ of the day with a first period win by fall over Zack Cronin, 1:18 into the match. In the152 weight class Robert Schultz defeated Kyle Mercer with a win
Ben Billings wrestles against Merrimack’s Brandon Dine in the last regular season meet held at Campbell
by fall, 57 seconds into the second period. Earlier in the week, the Cougars traveled to Alvirne to compete in a dual meet. The results were not too much more favorable there, as Campbell fell to the host Broncos in team competition by a score of 33-19. Again, the Cougars were able to record only two wins on the mat. According to Coach Bob Gannon; “Jack Tremblay wrestled a tough match (and) came out on top to start the night off.” As Gannon mentioned, Tremblay started the meet off, wrestling first in a 106-pound match. The Cougar freshman handled Taylor Thyne with relative ease in recording a 17-6 major decision win. Sophomore Conor Douglas needed only 1:21 of the clock to record his pin win over Evan Manning. For the season, Connor Perry and Jared Saunders posted excellent records; with the sophomore Perry going 28-11 and the Captain Saunders posting a similar 26-11 win/loss record, finishing second and third in individual wins, respectively. Ben Billings, also in his second year, posted a .666 win percentage with a 24-12 mark. But the daily double went to the last of the Cougar ‘sophomore sensations.’ Conor Douglas led Campbell in wins as well as winning percentage by posting a 32-7 seasonal record, in walking away from the mat with a win, over 80 percent of the time. Other Campbell
Campbell’s Connor Douglas (145) in black and red, drives his Tomahawk opponent Elias Kim into the mat
wrestlers and their records are as follows: Kian Fuertes 11-7; Jack Tremblay 19-15; Robert Schultz 15-19 and Keegan Tanguay 10-16. The Cougars have been practicing all week in preparation for the
Division III state wrestling tournament which is being held in the Pelham High gymnasium on Saturday, February 18. Tournament action inside the host Python’s ‘Snake Pit’ is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
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Pembroke Academy-Campbell Hockey Falls in OT
by Marc Ayotte From an entertainment perspective, it will be hard to imagine a better NH D-3 hockey game than the one that took place on Saturday, February 11, at the Tri-City Arena in Hooksett. The Pembroke Academy-Campbell [PAC] team faced-off against the number three seeded Pelham-Windham Wolf Pack in a classic, play-off style battle. The Spartan-Cougar combo overcame a two goal, first period deficit to take an early third period lead. But despite a phenomenal 46 save performance by PAC goalie Nicholas Berube, the host Spartans suffered a heart-breaking 5-4 overtime loss. W-P’s sophomore sniper Dustin Lubinger scored his first two goals of the night at 5:45 and 12:56, respectively, of the first period. If not for the stellar play between the pipes by Berube, the Pack lead could have been much bigger. As it was the nineteen shot Pack attack was good enough for a 2-0 lead as the Zamboni made its first appearance of the evening. In the second stanza, the action was end to end however, an
obvious advantage went to the visitors. Again, the Spartan net minder fought off numerous, class A scoring opportunities by the Pack for the entire period. With 1:41 remaining in the second period, PAC finally dented the scoreboard. Campbell’s own Cade Lacroix found himself in alone against Wolf Pack goalie Michael Donovan. The PAC captain, fading to his left, slid the puck back to the right, just past the outstretched left pad of the Pack goalie, cutting the lead in half at 2-1 (see photo). Thirty-eight seconds later, another PAC captain knotted the score at two apiece, when Michael White, another Campbell entry, notched his sixth goal of the season. Despite a seemingly countless number of odd-man Wolf Pack breakouts in the second period, the Spartans headed into the third period tied.
At 9:29 of the third, Cade Lacroix scored his second goal of the game and team leading 13th of the season to give Pembroke- Campbell its first lead of the game, at 3-2. The lead would not hold up for long however, as 24 seconds later, Korey Lubinger slid the puck past a sprawling Berube to tie the score at 3-3. Less than two minutes later, the Pack fed off their captain’s goal and regained the lead when Nick Neary scored from the blue line. In edge of the seat action, the Spartans needed only 18 seconds to wipe out W-P’s newly regained lead. With 6:58 remaining in regulation, Campbell’s Kevin Gallagher beat Donovan, tying the score once again, this time at four. Pembroke-Campbell had an excellent opportunity to put the game in the win column when the Pack’s Zach Malone and Stephen Barton picked up minor penalties within 21 seconds of one another. PAC was unable to capitalize on the two man advantage and the game was extended into the extra session.
PAC’s senior defenseman Aaron Repole pinches in from the point to create a good scoring opportunity
Unfortunately, it took only 19 seconds for the game to be decided. A loose puck about six feet out from the top of Berube’s crease found the blade of W-P’s Dustin Lubinger. The Pack forward finished off a hat trick performance by sliding the puck through a maze of sticks and skates past a beleaguered PAC goalie, handing the Spartans an emotional, hard-fought defeat. Pembroke-Campbell rebounded nicely two days later when they
knocked the Blue Knights off their horses with an 8-1 trouncing at Manchester West. The win improves the PAC record to 8-7 and snaps an eighth place tie with Portsmouth, giving them the inside edge for the final playoff berth, with two games remaining in the season (as of Feb.14).
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