Sports

Merrimack’s Wood brothers help boost Tomahawks

High Schools

MERRIMACK – There seems to be a lot of brotherly love at Merrimack High School when it comes to football. The last couple of years, there were Joe and Ben Eichman, and then Joe moved on to the University of New Hampshire. This year? Introducing Tristan and Devin Wood, who have played great ...

Campbell poised to protect its Division III crown

High Schools

Potentially the worst-kept secret in New Hampshire football this fall has been Campbell High’s quest to repeat as state champion. Sure, there were massive hits in key spots by graduation, and the opposition in Division III clearly took an upgrade in the offseason divisional reshuffle. But ...

Canucks run down Bruins

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) — Bo Horvat had two goals and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks extended their winning streak to five games with an 8-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. Loui Eriksson added two goals and an assist and spurred a five-goal outbust in the second period for ...

Oh Canada! South alum Finkelstein finds a title at McGill

Local Sports

Baseball players are usually creatures of habit, and that was certainly the case with former Nashua High School South pitcher Zach Finkelstein, who decided a year ago to take an offer to attend and pitch for McGill University in Montreal. Just one catch – Canada's collegiate season is in the ...

Patriots making due with what they have — as usual

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – They take the phrase “finding a way to win” to a new level sometimes. But that’s been the story of the Brady-Belichick Era for the New England Patriots at times, hasn’t it? Belichick and his personnel man, Nick Caserio, certainly didn’t create a perfect ...

Resourceful Patriots pull out a 31-17 win over Packers

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – And the winner is…Tom Brady. The much-hyped nationally televised quarterback duel Sunday night between Brady and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ended with a 31-17 New England Patriots win at Gillette Stadium. The win was the Patriots’ sixth in a row, giving them a 7-2 ...

Marchand lifts Bruins past Stars in OT

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Brad Marchand scored a power-play goal 4:29 into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the Dallas Stars 2-1 on Monday night. David Pastrnak also scored on the man-advantage for Boston, which had lost two of three. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves. Radek Faska had a short-handed ...

Eichman’s OT TD propels Merrimack to semis

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Ben Eichman strikes again. It certainly was tough footing throughout Saturday's Division I quarterfinal at Merrimack High School's Student Memorial Mudbowl, but the Tomahawk senior was able to break through for a 4-yard TD run in overtime to snap a scoreless tie and send the ...

Alvirne defeats Milford in DIvision II football playoffs

High Schools

HUDSON – As good as the Alvirne-Milford regular-season finale was nine days ago, the encore might have been better. Especially if you’re coming from the Alvirne sideline. The Broncos put together four superb quarters of football Sunday night and made history, posting the school’s first ...

Milford girls soccer falls just short in Division II finals

High Schools

NASHUA – One post and one crossbar. As if the concept of settling a state championship on penalty kicks wasn’t inherently cruel enough, Milford High’s anguish was taken a step further Sunday afternoon here at Stellos Stadium. The difference between the Division champ and runner-up ...

It’s championship weekend for a few local teams

High Schools

The road is reaching an end this weekend for local tournament teams. Will there be a pot of gold waiting for them? Four local teams are vying for state titles in volleyball and soccer, while area cross country teams and individual runners will be competing in the next leg of the post season, ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball wins fourth straight crown

High Schools

DERRY – Bedford High School refused to go down without a fight. In the end however, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs did fall 3-1 to top-seeded Hollis Brookline in Saturday’s Division I final at Pinkerton Academy. The Cavaliers (21-0) beat the Bulldogs (17-5) 25-10, 25-17, 18-25 and 25-12 to ...

The Sunday Night double QB treat will be worth it

Local Sports Columnists

Great QBs squared. You've heard or read that story line the entire week, as we are treated to a matchup at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night between two of the NFL's top three quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. But really, you should savor this. Gillette was robbed of this ...

Campbell boys soccer captures Division III crown

High Schools

HOOKSETT – An entire season, boiled down to just one kick. The Campbell Cougars are 2018 NHIAA Division III Boys’ Soccer champions, earning the title over Trinity following a 3-2 penalty kick shootout victory. Torrential rain marked the beginning of the contest at Southern New ...

Milford volleyball falls in finals to Gilford

High Schools

DERRY – Third-seeded Milford made top-seeded Gilford sweat it out, but the Golden Eagles managed to shake off the pesky Spartans for a 3-0 win Saturday night at Pinkerton Academy. Gilford’s Maggie McNeil was perfect on the night - playing 39 balls without an error – with 12 kills and ...

Souhegan football hammers Bow in quarterfinals

High Schools

BOW – For the second straight week, the Bow High School football team manhandled Souhegan up front ... For one quarter. The result in Saturday’s Division II state quarterfinal painfully familiar for the No. 4 Falcons, who like a week ago in the regular season finale, were dominated by the ...

Campbell football rolls into Division III semifinals

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Keegan Mills is a workhorse. On Saturday afternoon, in the driving rain at Manchester Memorial High School, Campbell road its junior running back to a 38-18 victoryover Laconia in the Division III football quarterfinals. Mills pushed, pulled, powered and sprinted his way to 208 ...