Pelham~Windham Sports

Field Hockey Shuts Out Hollis-Brookline

by Chris White

Pelham shut out Hollis-Brookline 2-0 at home last Friday to earn its second victory of the young season.  The Pythons were led by two goals from junior forward Cortney Parece in the first half.  The first goal, assisted by senior forward Molly Smith, was scored about six minutes into the game.  Senior forward Keri Foley assisted the second goal.  Foley had an exceptional game along with sophomore Jenn Peet, who also performed nicely in the win.  Pelham players frustrated the Cavaliers all game as they handled the ball well and connected on their passes.

“It’s the best game we’ve played so far this year,” Head Coach Linda Koehler said.  “We played as a team and it was a pleasure to watch.”

Goalie Alex Catalano grabbed six saves in the winning effort.

Despite the win on Friday, Tuesday’s game against a strong Milford team was a different story.  Pelham lost the game at home 2-0.  Milford scored both goals in the first half.  Senior captains Steph Winn and Kally Riddinger played well in the loss for Pelham.

“There was a lot of individual play this game versus the team play we saw on Friday,” Koehler said.  “I’d like to see more consistency and team work from game to game.”

The Pythons now stand with a 2-3 record in Class I.  The team’s next game is at home against Oyster River on Friday, September 18.  The game starts at 4:15 p.m.

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Pelham Men’s Pick-up Basketball

Pelham Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for the Men's Pick-up Basketball program.  Players must be at least 18 years of age and high-school graduates.  Games start Tuesday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Pelham Elementary school gym, and continue each Tuesday and Thursday through the school year.  Program is subject to school needs, holiday/vacation cancellations, or closures for inclement weather.  The program is open to Pelham residents only.

Forms are available on or at the office located at 6 Village Green, Pelham.  Proof of residency is required; players may join pick-up games after they receive a rules and regulation handout and have both registered and paid.  Please check in with Bob Charette, program supervisor.

For questions or more information, please call 635-2721 or e-mail

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Razorbacks Suffer First Loss

The Razorbacks 6th grade team suffered their first loss of the season with a hard-fought defeat to the Hudson Bears.  The final score was 8-6.  The Razorback offense played a great game, doing an outstanding job of blocking and hitting the holes while gaining over 200 yards of offense.  However, mistake and penalties halted all the great drives and negated a touchdown, which Ben Emerick scored.  Playing well for the offense were Stephen Bernabei, Michael Chiasson, Michael Calistro, Joe Lavelle, Stephen Jackson, Shane Lafond, and Jahvon Fox.  The defense played equally as tough, giving up less than five first downs for the entire game and yielding a score only after Hudson was awarded great field position inside the Red Zone of the Razorbacks.  Stephen Bernabei, Shane Lafond, and Ben Emrick all had double-digit tackles.  Playing super defense were Griffin Lippold, Matt Shea, Joe Lavalle, Nick Micciche, and Alex Parent.

The Razorbacks record is now 1-1, and they head to Salem to face the Rams on Saturday night.

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