This skilled veteran athlete has stepped up both on the track and off. She has been a top finisher for the team in two events and a strong leg on the relay, but more importantly she’s growing into a valuable team leader.
The boys’ and girls’ swim teams from Londonderry High and Pinkerton Academy helped to keep the intense rivalry between their local schools very healthy last Saturday, Jan. 5, when they engaged in a great battle in the Southern New Hampshire University pool in Manchester.
And all four teams were able to walk out of the humid conditions in the pool area and out into the bitter cold of an early-January day wearing smiles as the Lancers and Astros all had reasons to be pleased with what they’d accomplished.
In girls’ action, the Lady Lancers became the very first opponent to outscore the previously-unbeaten 2017-18 Lady Astros by a tiny, 86-84 margin. And Londonderry also defeated its other three opponents in the meet to go a perfect 4-0 on the day.
For their part, the Lady Astros also beat their other three opponents to go 3-1 on a strong day.
The Londonderry High boys’ basketball squad drove its way into the new calendar year with significant successes, besting both of its first two 2018 opponents last week to move its Division I record to an impeccable 4-0.
The LHS crew had very little trouble with a Manchester opponent early in the week, but after the snow stopped flying late in the week the Lancers had a bit more trouble disposing of a rival from Nashua.
The Lancer cagers got their Division I record up to 3-0 with a 73-51 mauling of the winless Trinity High Pioneers at home on Tuesday night, Jan. 2.
The hosts won each of the first three periods, grasping leads of 21-11, 40-14, and 59-32 after each. Trinity outscored the locals 19-14 in the fourth quarter in what basically amounted to the proverbial “garbage time.”