MANCHESTER — Justin Grondahl made sure a great week for the St. Thomas Aquinas High school golf team got even better on Saturday.
Grondahl, who helped the Saints win the D-II team title on Tuesday, captured the individual D-II title at Derryfield Country Club with a two-day total of 145. He won by four strokes over Windham's Andoni Tsoukalas (149) with whom he was tied with at 70 after Day 1 at Pease Golf Course.
Grondahl shot a 75 during a cold, rainy Saturday, tied for the best round of the day with Portswmouth's Peter Lown, who ended up third with a 151, six strokes back.
Teammates Owen Himmer (156) and Paddy Vetter (165) finished fourth and eighth, respectively.
Oyster River's Jack Poitras was sixth (163) and Declan Daubney was 13th (176).
Portsmouth's Bobby DeVito took seventh (163).
Grondahl said the key was "staying patient. I knew it was hard out there. I didn't force anything."
He said he was two shots back after three holes, but then played well over the next 10 holes to build a seven-shot lead.
"I played pretty solid and (Tsoukalas) missed a few short putts."
STA coach Bob Merwin said of Grondahl: "He's a grinder. He hits it far and putts like a pro. The weather was awful. The only time he struggled is when the sun came out."
Grondhal is the fifth St. Thomas player to win an individual state title and the first in 30 years. Mike Flynn won in 1988 when there was only one overall winner. The other three champs were Andy Falcone (1981), Louis LoFranco (1974) and John Stowell (1971).
The team title was the program's second. The Saints also won in 1971.
Grondahl was pumped after his win. "We were first, fourth and eighth. It was awesome. It was a great week."
In Division I Saturday, three Exeter players played through the rain and finsihed. Cy LeClerc was fifth with a 157 (80-77). Chase LeClerc was 16th (166) and Kyle Lowery was 18th (169).
Nashua North's Bryce Zimmerman won by four strokes with a 151 (76-75).
In Maine, three York golfers placed in the top 13 in the Class B tournament: Tyler Rivers (T6th, 81), Chris Cummings (8th, 82) and Jon Donivan (13th, 88).
In the girls' tourney, marshwood's Ena Baker was 11th with a 93.
Farmington 3, Prospect Mountain 0
FARMINGTON — Senior outside Katie Martineau hit two career milestones and the Tigers swept past Prospect Mountain to sew up at least the No. 2 seed in the Division III tournament, which starts later this month.
Farmington (13-1) won by scores of 25-9, 25-18, 25-9. Prospect fell to 11-3.
Martineau led the Tigers with 15 kills and 10 digs. She eclipsed the 500-kill milestone in the second set and the 500-dig mark in the third, only the second Tiger player (Maria Kuehl) to surpass both milestones.
Chloe Weeks added seven kills and served for 14 straight points in the third set. Haley Maynard had six kills and Sami Cardinal added four in the middle. Tatyana Long chipped in with 27 assists.
Farmington plays at Newfound (9-4) Wednesday. The Bears knocked the Tigers out of the tournament last year.
Traip 2, St. Dominic 0
LEWISTON, Maine — Katie McPherson and Lily Kemp scored for the Rangers who completed the Class C South regular season at 13-1-0 and will likely be the regional tournament's No. 2 seed.
St. Dominic fell to 7-6-0.
Traip will earn a first-round bye and play in the quarters at home on Oct. 24.
Noble 9, Massabesic 3
NORTH BERWICK, Maine — Bella Reil scored six goals as the Knights (6-4-3) sewed up the first winning season in program history, according to coach Mike Reil.
Reil scored four first-half goals as Noble led 5-0 at the break. Grace Jordan, Emma McLaughlin and Lydia Shettler also scored. Amy Fleming, Jackie McEvoy, Bella April and Olivia Howard each had an assist.
Raegan Kelly made one save in goal.
Defensively, April, McEvoy, Fleming, Maddie Howard, Cassie Chabot, Alisha Prak and Megan Kotsonis played well.
The Knights finish off the Class A South regular season Tuesday at Cheverus.
Berwick 3, Newton Country Day 0
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Bulldogs stayed unbeaten in the Eastern Independent League with Saturday's win at home.
Rayne Zimmerman, Aaliyah Farid and Brayden Reed all scored for BA (9-1-1). Chili Dowd, Mila Santos and Zimmerman each had an assist.
Berwick hosts reigning EIl champion Pingree on Wednesday.
Portsmouth 1, Memorial 0, OT
PORTSMOUTH — Maddy Roelofs scored in the first overtime to lift the Clippers to the Division I win.
Ginger Schoff shot a blast at the keeper from a great cross by Katey McCafferty. The keeper gave up a rebound and Roelofs was at far post to put the deflection in the back of the net. Standout players on the offense for PHS were McCafferty, Mia Smith, Schoff and Kellsie Flint. The back line of Katie Campel, Julia Kurowski, Dani Vigeuras and Paloma Peters held strong as did Sofia Ranalli in goal with nine saves.
Portsmouth (7-5-2) hosts Timberlane Wednesday.
Nashua South 1, Dover 0
NASHUA — The Green Wave dropped to 3-10 in D-I despite a great effort on the road.
Kaile Krenzer made several spectacular saves in goal to keep Dover in the game. She ended with 12 stops.
Dover hosts Nashua North Monday.
Campbell 4, St. Thomas 0
DOVER — The Saints slipped to 6-5-1 in Division III.
Ava Perfilio and Shelly Heim combined to stop three shots in goal. Adrienne Bevins and Lauren Baudo played well in the midfield. Sophie Nadeau and Abby Tosatti played well defensively.
STA hosts Bishop Brady Monday. Campbell is 10-2-2.
Oyster River 5, Pelham 0
PELHAM — The Bobcats broke losse for four second-half goals to move to 13-2 in Division II.
Caiden Leader scored twice, while Reed Leader added a goal and an assist. Joe Morrell and Nathan Mendoza also scored. Doug Young, Raphael Rodriguez and Shane O'Connell each had an assist.
Nick Cornejo Mora earned his 11th shutout in goal.
OR hosts John Stark Friday.
Berwick 1, Newton Country Day 0
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — The Bulldogs beat Newton Country Day for the first time in program history to improve to 8-2-1.
Sydeny Foster supplied the game's only goal, tipping in a shot by Andrea Caradonna half way through the second half.
Brittany Foster made three saves to earn the shutout
Defenders Annabelle Beaton and Casey Houlahan had standout games.
BA host Hebron on Friday.
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY
Colgate 2, New Hampshire 1
HAMILTON, N.Y. – Bobby McMann and Adam Dauda each scored for Colgate, then junior Brendan van Riemsdyk netted a goal for the Wildcats with just 1:02 left in the third period, but UNH was unable to find the equalizer as the men’s hockey team fell to Colgate, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at the Class of 1965 Arena.
The Wildcats (0-2-0) will continue their road trip when they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to take on Colorado College on Friday and Saturday. Colgate is 2-0-0.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S HOCKEY
Boston University 3, New Hampshire 2
BOSTON — The Wildcats fell at BU Saturday, getting goals from Grace Middleton and Nicole Dunbar (assist).
Tori Howran also had an assist, while goalie Ava Boutilier made 32 saves.
UNH (1-2-1) hosts Vermont Friday night. BU is 1-1-2.
COLLEGE CROSS COUNTRY
Gaughan 13th in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. — Exeter's Jackie Gaughan, a freshman at Notre Dame, was 13th in 20:34 for 6K at Pre-Nationals White Race at the University of Wisconsin.
Notre Dame was fourth overall and Gaughan was the top runner for the Irish.
COLLEGE SWIMMING AND DIVING
UNH edges Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt. – With the Catamounts leading 107-81 after the first 10 events, the Wildcats outscored UVM by a 74-38 margin over the last six events as the University of New Hampshire swimming and diving team defeated America East opponent Vermont in a 155-145 thriller, on Saturday in the season opener for the Wildcats. With UNH leading by just one point going into the final event, the Wildcats won the 200 free relay by just .11 seconds to secure the victory.
Junior Corinne Carbone won three individual events and anchored the winning 200 free relay team out-touching Vermont by .11 seconds.