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Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

High Schools

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...

North’s incredible late rally stuns upset-minded Bishop Guertin

High Schools

NASHUA – On one end of the field, a huge sigh of relief, and certainly euphoria. On the other, disappointment on what could have been, but what wasn’t. The Nashua High School North football team avoided a major upset with an incredible two-touchdown rally in the final 3:30 Friday night to ...

North baseball job open again in wake of Gillis resignation

High Schools

NASHUA – Sometimes real life gets in the way of high school sports. That was the case in the resignation of Nashua High School North baseball coach Logan Gillis, who has informed his players and Nashua Athletic Director Lisa Gingras of his decision to step down. Gillis’s baseball-oriented ...

Bishop Guertin has a football decision to make

Local Sports Columnists

There’s some changes in store for New Hampshire high school football next year with schools like Windham trying to figure out what Division they want to be in. The Jaguars have already made that choice, publicizing this week they are moving up to Division I in most sports, including football. ...

Cavaliers finish a surprising third in Division II golf tourney

High Schools

All season long, after a tough start, Hollis Brookline High School golf coach Jim Turner was telling his players better days would come. They obviously listened, and Turner turned out to be 100 percent accurate as the Cavaliers finished a surprising third in Thursday’s Divsion II state team ...

Souhegan football stops Sanborn

High Schools

AMHERST – The Souhegan Sabers made their case for a post-season berth on Friday night, earning a 21-14 victory at home against the Indians of Sanborn. Even though Sanborn forced the Sabers to punt from deep in their own territory on the game’s second drive, Souhegan would recover the ball ...

Salem football scoots past Merrimack

High Schools

SALEM – As far as Merrimack High is concerned, it was the wrong Friday night for Salem super-back Josh Sibanda to make his return from injury. “They also had three starting offensive lineman come back this week, too,” said Merrimack coach Kip Jackson of the unbeaten Blue ...

Campbell football stands tall, rips Somersworth

High Schools

For the first time all season, the Campbell High School football starters were required to perform in the second half. Let’s just say they enjoyed the extra workload. Rolling to a 22-0 third quarter, the Cougars broke open a 12-7 game and thumped Somersworth. 47-14, in a battle of Division ...

Pinkerton football turns back Alvirne

High Schools

LONDONDERRY – It’s rare that a coach is happy with a 30-point loss. However Alvirne first-year coach Tarek Rothe is simply looking for gradual improvements from his squad, and he certainly saw that on Friday evening. The Broncos put a scare in the Londonderry Lancers in the first half but ...

Nashua’s James Pleat take state Mid-Am golf

Local Sports

Nashua Country Club’s James Pleat, who fell short in the quarterfinals of the New Hampshire State Amatuer tourney back in July, didn’t disappoint in the New Hampshire Mid-Amateur Championship on Oct. 7. Pleat edged Passaconaway’s John Devito by one stroke to win the title at Bald Peak ...

Gillis steps down as Nashua North baseball coach

High Schools

NASHUA – Sometimes real life gets in the way of high school sports. That was the case in the resignation of Nashua High School North baseball coach Logan Gillis, who has informed his players and Nashua Athletic Director Lisa Gingras of his decision to step down. Gillis’s baseball-oriented ...

Hollis Brookline golfers take third in Division II tourney

High Schools

All season long, after a tough start, Hollis Brookline High School golf coach Jim Turner was telling his players better days would come. They obviously listened, and Turner turned out to be 100 percent accurate as the Cavaliers finished a surprising third in Thursday’s Divsion II state team ...

Jaylen Brown may be ‘x-factor’ for Celtics

Boston sports

BOSTON – One of Jaylen’s Brown’s nicknames is “Old Man.” It sounds like a strange moniker for a 20-year-old NBA player, until you spend just a few minutes inside Brown’s world. During the Celtics’ massive overhaul this summer, the focus was on the trio of new Boston additions: ...

Goodspeed a goalie the Raiders will miss

Local Sports

NASHUA – Playing goal is never an easy position in the sport of soccer. But playing goal for the Rivier University women’s soccer team has certainly kept Merrimack’s Laura Goodspeed on her toes, in the air, and often diving to the ground. “It stressful, but I love it,” Goodspeed said. ...

Cardinals edge North in OT, 2-1

High Schools

GIRLS SOCCER Bishop Guertin 2, Nashua North 1 (OT) Megan Lord scored in the final minute of the first sudden death overtime period to give the Cardinals their second win of the season (2-11) and hurt Nashua North’s (4-9) tournament chances. Lord sprung free down middle of the field and fired ...

Tough day for BG, Alvirne golfers in Portsmouth

High Schools

PORTSMOUTH – Sometimes you beat the golf course, and sometimes the golf course beats you. The latter is what happened to the Bishop Guertin and Alvirne High School golf teams on Tuesday, as they had a tough day in the wind at Portsmouth Country Club to finish tied for eighth, way behind ...

Cardinals set to vie for Division I golf crown

High Schools

It’s here. The first post season bell for the high school season rings on Tuesday as the NHIAA Division I golf team championship will be held at Portsmouth Country Club. And the Bishop Guertin Cardinals, as well as the Alvirne Broncos, are ready to answer it. The Cardinals may answer it a ...

Milford, Souhegan girls soccer battle to classic draw

High Schools

MILFORD – One hundred minutes of soccer, and the fans were left wanting more. Souhegan and Milford, a pair of fierce rivals and Division II girls soccer giants battled to a dazzling 2-2 stalemate here on Tuesday night. All that can be hoped for now is that this thing can get settled, sometime ...

Bishop Guertin volleyball tops Nashua North

High Schools

NASHUA – On a night when Mariana Gomez was celebrated for her defensive effort, it was her offense that started things for Bishop Guertin. She started the match with a string of seven straight service points, including a pair of aces and kick started Bishop Guertin’s 25-16, 25-20 and 25-16 ...

Blow up the Red Sox? Well, that’s a bit rash

Local Sports Columnists

As happens each time the Red Sox’ season ends before the foliage season peaks, the day after included the usual calls for: Firing the manager. Replacing every player but one or two of the speaker’s favorites. Rebuilding the franchise from top to bottom. There are times when any one of the ...