Sunday, June 3, 2012

Today Baseball entered their second game of the playoffs.  Their opponent was Concord, the number one team in the league. The boys refused to be intimidated, and the game was close all the way through. Trinity scored first and was leading for the majority of the game. However, a gradual come back resulted in Concord coming back to go up 5-4 and going on to win the game.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Baseball faced Londonderry this Thursday, sophomore Carmen Giampetruzzi started for the pioneers. Londonderry had home field advantage, however Trinity quickly took over the game.  The boys advanced to the next round winning 4-2. They will play Concord this Sunday.  Girls Tennis also also began their playoff run this week, they facd the number one team in the league, St. Thomas.  The girls game St. Thomas a hard felt match, but they were unable to beat the number one seed.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Boys' Baseball and Girls' Tennis will begin their playoff run in this upcoming week check back for scores and updates.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Girls' softball played their final game today against Con-Val.  The game marked the end of two four year varsity starters, Kelsey Nalette and Lauren Sietz. These two co-captains this year finished their careers strong, but you could  see the sadness on both of their faces as the final out was called in the top of the ninth.  Kelsey will be continuing on with her softball career as she has chosen to play D3 college ball next year, but for Lauren her softball career has come to an end. Sietz plans to attend Syracuse University next year.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Lacrosse lost their first three games this week,  but they were able to come up with their second win of the season against Laconia to end the week and their season. Boys' tennis also completed their season this week losing to both Con Val and Bishop Brady. Girls' tennis lost their first two games of the week, but held on to win their last game of the regular season.  Playoffs for the girls begin next week. Softball lost both their games this week.  They lost to rough games to Bedford and Windham, these two losses meant that they would not qualify for this year's playoffs. The girls will have one final game next Monday. Baseball struggled in the beginning of the week, losing their first two games, but they managed to end the week on a good note beating Spaulding 4-1.

Friday, May 11, 2012

This week boys' baseball won both their games as they faced Dover and Winnacunnet.  The team shut out Dover on Monday winning 2-0.  On Friday they beat Winnacunnet 4-3. Boys' Lacrosse played three games this week against Kearsarge, Milford, and Con-Val.  The boys played well scoring an average of seven goals, however they were unable to win any of their games. Also this week boys' tennis played three games, but they two were unable to come up with a win. Girls' softball struggled this week too, losing all three of their games. Girls' Tennis lost their first game this week, however they emerged victorious in their game against Hollis/Brookline on Tuesday.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

This week began with a both girls' and boys' tennis facing Oyster River, but despite competitive play in both the boys' and girls' matches, neither the boys' or girls' were able to come up with the win. As the week continued the girls' won one game and loss the other, while the boys struggled losing both of their  games. Boys Lacrosse faced two of the top teams in their division this week, they held their own but were not able to emerge victorious. Baseball faced Memorial and Alvirne, but they too were unable to come up with a win. Girls' Softball got their third win of the season this week when they beat Kingswood by a score of 4-2.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

As we enter into Spring Vacation, some students will be going on vacations, however our Trinity Spring Athletes will be on the field for double practice sessions and double headers. Baseball had an extremely successful week winning all three of their games, trumping Timberlane, Merrimack, and Salem. Softball also had a successful week, they started their week giving top ranked Goffstown an extremely close game losing 4-5. The team then faced West in a double header, the girls won the first game by twelve and the second game by seven. Lacrosse played top ranked Monadnock Valley, the team made Monadnock work for their 4-11 victory. Girls' and boys' tennis did not play this week.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Baseball got it’s first win this week in their city game against West, winning 4-1.  They also won their city game against central in a shut out of 4-0. Softball lost both their games this week to Memorial first and then Sanborn. Lacrosse lost to Pelham earlier this week, but they got their first win against Kennett winning 9-5.  Girls’ Tennis won their first city match of the year, 7-2, while Boys’ Tennis lost to West, by a score of   3-6.  

Saturday, April 14, 2012

This week Trinity Spring sports went into full swing. Boys Lacrosse lost both of their games this week, their next games next week should be very competitive. Boys’ tennis won their first game last week on April 5, but following that game they have hit a rough patch of four losses. Softball faced an out of division game this week against Central, despite giving Central an extremely competitive game the girls lost after a nine running inning for Central in the 5th. They lost 11 to 3. Girls’ Tennis has been on a role, winning all six of their first matches.  Baseball lost all three of their games this week; the team gave a good effort but has struggled to close out a game. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baylor and Notre Dame face off tonight for the women's national championship. If Baylor wins they will be the first team to ever reach 40-0 is NCAA Women's basketball. Dont worry though Notre Dame won't go down easy, they will fight to the end. The Irish our the among the best free throw shooting an passing teams. The game comes down to Baylor's defense vs Notre Dames strong offense.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

With the men's championship game tomorrow some of us may be forgetting about the Women's tournament. Notre Dame just beat UCONN in overtime to head to the National Championship. Baylor and Stanford play next, with Baylor be able to pull off win 39?? And will it be a match up between the two most talked about Women's Basketball players this year, we know Diggins is there but can Griner continue to shine?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Kendall Marshall was unable to play today. Without him the Tar Heels were unable to knock of Kansas. Marshall was calling plays from the bench, and doing everything he could, to help his team from the bench. At the end o the day North Carolina offense revolves around Marshall, without him the Tar Heels struggled to get their offense flowing.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Men's update: Syracuse just lost to Ohio State, I only have only have one team left in my Final Four, North Carolina. The lost to Ohio State was heartbreaking, they fought hard all the way through, but unfortunately in the end playing, without Fab Melo could only bring them so far.
North Carolina: Point guard Kendal Marshall practiced today, for the first time since his surgery on Monday. He was seen with ice on his right wrist and elbow afterwards. The wrist Was to be expected, but the elbow? Marshall claims that when he when he fell he fell on his elbow too, and that it was not something to be concerned about. Without Marshall on Friday, the North Carolina committed 24 turn overs, before eliminating Ohio 73-65. Marshall has a 3.5 to 1 averages assists to turn overs ratio, it is clear that the Tar Heels are stronger with Marshall. He plans to participate in morning shootaround, and if the pain is manageable, then a decision based on how effective Marshall will be able to be, will be made.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The NCAA Women's basketball tournament is under way. The top four teams are Stanford, Notre Dame, Baylor, and UCONN. Norte Dame and Baylor have something that the other teams don't, two of the best players in the league. For Notre Dame Skylar Diggins, an All-American Sophomore point guard, is the general on the court for Notre Dame. Baylor on the other hand has Britney Griner, a 6 foot 8 inch senior center. Both of these players give Notre Dame and Baylor a huge edge, and intact I think they ate enough to bring these two teams to the Finals.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yesterday was possibly the biggest day of upsets in March Madness history. Duke and Missouri lost in huge 15 seed 2 seed upsets. Sadly I'm am part of the large majority of basketball fans who's brackets have began to fall apart after yesterday's upsets. Half of the games played yesterday were won by the lower seed teams. Today many expected number one ranked Syracuse to fall to Kansas State. As the game began it looked like Syracuse's critics were right, until the second half. After half time Syracuse lit up and took control of the game, they won 75-59.
North Carolina State is my Cinderella team and after beating the 6 seed yesterday by 15 points they seem to still be looking good. Also Gonzaga is playing very well right now.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Syracuse seven footer, Fab Melo has been ruled academically ineligible for participation, in this year's March Madness Tournament. This changes the playing field.  Syracuse is a number one seed, and many, including myself, predicted them appearing in the Final Four. Loosing your big middle man is a challenge for any team, and Syracuse is no different. This will change their game plan, but without a big man, there will be many more speed and pressing opportunities, for the Orange. The loss of Melo is a bump in the road, however I would not count them out by any means, in fact I think this challenge may motivate other Syracuse players to step up and play at an even higher level in order to fill the gap.

Monday, March 12, 2012

March Madness is one of the most talked about sporting events of the year, and this blog will be giving you my opinion on all of the action for the next few weeks.  I will be following my Final Four Picks all the way through, and hopefully all the way.  My Final Four are... Michigan, Duke, Syracuse, and North Carolina. These four are very well known names in college basketball, but earlier on in my bracket I  definitely have some upsets. My choice for a Cinderella team this year is NC State, actually I have them making it all the way to my Sweet 16. My reason for this is quite simple, they seem to be heating up at the right time.  They will be playing number 6 San Diego St. in the first round, and if my predictions are correct they will play Georgetown in the next round.  Every game will be a challenge for NC state but based on my instincts I see them surprising a lot of people.  Tomorrow March Madness will be on its way, let the games begin!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Last night the Trinity Boys' Basketball team faced the Alvirne Broncos in the quarterfinals.  Through the first three quarters the game was very tight but as the Pioneers entered the fourth quarter they began to pull away. The boys went on to win 69-53. The boys semifinal game has been moved to Tuesday at 7:30 at UNH, due to the Spaulding school bus accident.  Spaulding was supposed to play Nashua North last night, but when their bus was struck by a truck Spaulding was unable to reach Nashua. One player was hospitalized, but as of today everyone had been reported ok.
Wednesday our hockey team played in the Semi Final Game.  The JFK Arena was packed and the crowd was not disappointed. The game went back and forth between the Pinkerton Astros and our Pioneers all night.  The score was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. In over time the Astros won 3-2. Despite the heartbreaking ending to this years season, our hockey team achieved a lot from the start of their season to the end. After winning their first game on December 17th, the pioneers struggled to win a game, not winning again until January 15th.  However, they then went on to win nine on their last 11 games.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

This weekend Trinity alums Connor and Sean Lyons found themselves on the same field as Red Sox players such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez, as well as new manager Bobby Valentine. The brothers currently play for the Northeastern University Huskies.  They played on the same field for the inaugural game at Jet Blue Park on Saturday. Connor Lyons and Jacoby Ellsbury both started in center field, a highlight was a running catch made by Lyons retiring Ellsbury. Sean a back-up outfielder for the Huskies replaced his brother in the fifth inning. Both Brothers had the opportunity to share center field with Ellsbury and the inaugural game is one that neither of them will ever forget.
Last night our Trinity Hockey team advanced to the Semifinals after defeating Hanover. At the end of regulation the game was tied 3-3. Early in overtime junior Kyla Valliere scored what would be the game winning goal.  Our defending Champions won 4-3. Valliere's goal earned him a hat trick. The boys will play in the Semifinals Wednesday night at 7:30 at JFK Coliseum.
Trinity Basketball Update:
On Wednesday the Lady Pioneers faced the Pinkerton Astros in the first round of the playoffs. At the end of the game the scoreboard was not in favor of the Pioneers.  In the Locker Room seniors admitted that their sadness was somewhat from the loss, but mostly due to the conclusion of their Trinity basketball careers. On the flip side the boys team played their final home game against the Astros on Friday.  Senior Night was special for many reasons, but the spotlight for the first 30 seconds was definitely on Senior Hunter Viscarello.  Viscarello has officially been diagnosed with a torn ACL, however doctors allowed him to play until the first dead ball on senior night. Entering into Senior Night the Pioneers had already clinched the number one seed, however this may have lessened their intensity as they too fell to the Astros.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Friday both of our Pioneer teams faced Spaulding. The girls arrived in Spaulding after an hour bus ride. As they entered the gym the girls learned that it was Senior Night and it was clear that the Spaulding crowd was going to be loud. This would also be the last game that Spaulding would play this year as they had not qualified for the upcoming playoffs. As the game got going the gym was filled with cheering Spaulding fans who wanted nothing more than to see their seniors finish their last game of their careers off with a win. However are Pioneers made a statement early on that slowly silenced the crowd. The girls won 55-26. 
    Meanwhile at home our boys took on the 12-4 Spaulding Red Raiders. The gym was loud. The game was exciting and the Raiders came out hard with no sign of fatigue despite the hour bus ride. In the end Trinity made more clutch plays than Spaulding and they emerged victorious 48-39. 
Last week Trinity's Girls' basketball team celebrated senior night. They faced the Nashua South Panthers who shared the exact record of our Pioneers. Our Pioneer Seniors came out hard, however in the end the Pioneers fell just a few shots short of a victory against the Panthers. The girls lost 45-34, however this score did not represent the play of our Pioneers.  Meanwhile our boys arrived at Nashua South for what would be a hard fought battle.  Although the Panthers record was only one game above 500, the Panthers made our Pioneers earn every point.  In the end our Pioneers won 62-55.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

This week Sports Talk With A Pioneer sat down with former Trinity three point standout Zach Stevens, now a Freshman at NHTI.
Q. How is college basketball different from High School?
A. It's a lot more physical and fast paced with the shot clock. Also, road trips are a lot different, I'm not just going down the street to Central or Memorial some of these games are eight hours away.
Q. Explain a little bit about how the shot clock changes your approach to offense.
A. The shot clock doesn't really change anything for me, as soon as I have the slightest opening to get my shot off I let it fly.
Q. How did Trinity prepare you?
Academically definitely to buckle down and be a student athlete, books first then basketball. As far as basketball at Trinity I had to earn everything, so when I showed up here I had the same mindset, I had to earn what was being given to me. Also, to be mentally tough through every situation.
Q. How have you raised your game to the next level?
A: I just learned to get after it defensively and learn to get my shot off with littlest of space because these defenders are quicker and are able to close out faster.
Q. During this season you won USCAA player of the week, what did that mean to you?
A. It was great to be recognized, as a Freshmen, especially sense I was chosen from players in small schools around the Nation.
Last weeks boys' and girls' basketball games were so intense that even this reporter found herself getting caught in the action. First the Pioneers faced the Londonderry Lancers.  The Lady Lancers are currently the third ranked team in the state, while the boys team has struggled to finish games this year which has left them at the bottom of the standings. The Lady Lancers were celebrating their Senior night, but with several clutch plays and strong defensive plays our Lady Pioneers almost managed to ruin senior night for the Lancers. However the Pioneers fell just short loosing by two. The boys on the other hand showed the Lancers that they were going to go hard for the whole game, and the Pioneers emerged victorious winning 64-38. Friday night both Pioneer teams were challenged by two very strong Salem teams. The girls found themselves in a hard fought game on both sides of the court, and it was clear that neither team was going to go down without giving 110%. In the end our Pioneers were able to outplay the Salem girls and win 56-49.  Meanwhile the boys faced a battle in Salem. Throughout the game the Pioneers played their game but Salem stuck right with them, both teams never let up on the other. In the end the Pioneers won a tight one down the stretch 52-49. Meanwhile this week Trinity Hockey destroyed our city rival Central, winning 5-1, by simply out toughing the Central Little Green.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

  On this past Thursday the girls' basketball team faced the Concord Crimson Tide.  The girls played tough defense throughout the game, only allowing Concord to score 23 points. Offense on the other hand was tough for the Pioneers until the fourth quarter when they pulled away from the Crimson Tide to win 23-36. Friday night our boys' team took on 2-10 Concord.  The boys entered the game with very little knowledge of the opposing team.  In the first quarter the boys came out hard and straight out out played the Crimson Tide.  The Pioneers higher level of play continued through the whole first half.  After half-time Trinity's second team entered the game and Trinity continued to pull away from the Concord boys. The Pioneers won.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tonight Trinity's girls' and boys' basketball teams will match up against Keene.  The girls' (3-9) will face the Lady Blackbirds (7-5), Keene arrives at Trinity with 5'10 senior Ashley Clough as their lead scorer. Our Pioneers are coming off a win against 12th ranked Timberline when senior captain Lia Nawn scored a career high 27 points.  Meanwhile the boys will be making their 2 hour trek out to Keene to face the 2-9 17th ranked Blackbirds.