High Schools

Rain doesn’t slow athletes at State Decathlon-Heptathlon

NASHUA – A rainy Sunday could stop the 63rd Annual New Hampshire State Decathlon and Heptathlon, which concluded a set of strong results from several Nashua-area student athletes. In the heptathlon, Bow’s Dominque Biron scored the most points for the third time in the last four years, ...

Nashua, Merrimack Legion baseball squads set for busy summer

Folks who gripe and grouse about today's teenagers having too many distractions and side-interests taking them away from the good old fun of "going outside to play" need to know that there are young men who take their baseball seriously enough to not in fact want a break from it when summer ...

Hollis Brookline, Bow would love to repeat classic

Can they play it again? Monday's Division II baseball title game between Hollis Brookline and Bow High School at Manchester's Northeast Delta Dental Stadium was a true classic, right down to one last pitch. But now all the signs will look to next season with perhaps the hopes the two teams ...

Cavaliers can’t close it out in 5-4 title game loss

MANCHESTER – One out away, one strike away, and instead the Hollis Brookline High School baseball team has to settle for perhaps being one year away. One year, that is, from the Division II championship that eluded the Cavaliers on Monday, 5-4, in walk-off fashion at the hands of the top ...

Cavs’ Messina has a No. 1 inspiration going into finals

oe Messina has one thought in mind every time he takes the field for the Hollis Brookline High School baseball team. That would be the memory of his late father, Paul “Rocky” Messina. “Everything is for him,” said Messina, whose play, including the game winning hit in the semifinals, ...

New Hampshire Boys Lacrosse All-State teams

Division I Offensive Player of the Year Sean Cameron, Bishop Guertin Defensive Player of the Year Henry Vogt, Exeter Coach of the Year Ryan Gardner, Hanover Assistant Coaches of the Year Marty Auger, Pinkerton, and Jason Pescia, Londonderry First team Ben Abladian, ...

Cavaliers, Falcons: similar teams, same title goal

They are mirror images. You really have two teams that are so close you can't expect anything but a one or two-run game in today's 4 p.m. Division II baseball final between the No. 1, 17-2 Bow Falcons and No. 2, 16-2 Hollis Brookline Cavaliers at Manchester's Northeast Delta Dental ...

Pinkerton stops Guertin in Division I state title classic

EXETER -- In a state championship classic, drenched with momentum swings and runs, Pinkerton Academy had the final answer, defending its Division I title in a 14-12 thriller over top-seeded Bishop Guertin. That answer was senior Gennaro Marra. The Astros faceoff automaton owned the final 59.4 ...

Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton boys lacrosse provide another classic

They make you wait, just about to the end of the high school year. And they always deliver. Pinkerton Academy and Bishop Guertin have taken boys lacrosse to the point where few high school sports rivalries dare go. If the 2,000 or so fans, who made the trip to Exeter High on Saturday ...

New Hampshire All State Softball teams announced

Division I Player of the Year Brittany Faucher, Spaulding Pitcher of the Year Sam Wiberg, Exeter Varsity Coach of the Year Kristen Hodsdon-Morrisette, Exeter JV Coach of the Year Meredith Doyle, Manchester Memorial Stacy Stockwell, Windham Joan Forge Award Matt Fleming, ...

Pinkerton tips Bishop Guertin for boys lacrosse title

EXETER – In a state championship classic, drenched with momentum swings and runs, Pinkerton Academy had the final answer, defending its Division I tite in a 14-12 thriller over top-seeded Bishop Guertin. Down 5-1 early, BG burst to a 9-6 third-quarter lead, only to see it slip away. A ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough stuns Epping for softball championship

PLYMOUTH – There’s a time-tested sports adage which states that “If you want to be the best you need to beat the best.” And that old saw was never more true than it was for the Wilton-Lyndeborough softball squad as it strode into the Division IV championship game against the ...

Pick a number, any number. The domination of New Hampshire Division I that has grown in the Pinkerton Academy-Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse rivalry resumes Saturday night (7:30 p.m.) as expected as the two teams collide on the turf at Exeter High’s Bill Ball Stadium. It is the seventh ...

Hopkinton fights off Campbell for Division III softball crown

PLYMOUTH – When it rolled into the Division III championship game at Plymouth State University on Saturday afternoon, the Campbell softball squad was fully intent on finishing its opponent’s 2019 “Cinderella Story” with a rather unhappy ending. Coach Eric Gibbons’ fourth-seeded ...

Bishop Guertin triumphs over Pinkerton for girls lacrosse crown

HOOKSETT – With 1,000 or so of her closest friends, well about half were her fiercest enemies, watching intently, Abigail Ahearn had the ball in her stick, the Division I state championship hanging in the balance, and only 24 seconds left on the clock. “Faking and placing, that was all I ...

Souhegan’s Goddard singles champ, now goes for doubles

For the second straight year, Souhegan High School has a boys state singles tennis champion. Junior Sam Goddard captured the crown Tuesday, topping Bedford's No. 1 seed Jason Boucher, 6-1, 6-4 at Pinkerton Academy. Goddard, who entered the tourney as the third seed, followed in the footsteps ...

Several locals earn All-State baseball honors

Several locals were named to the New Hampshire Baseball Coaches Association All-State Teams, including some key players for Division II finalist Hollis Brookline and Division I quarterfinalist Bishop Guertin, Division II Souhegan, and Wilton-Lyndeborough. In Division I, First Team locals ...

Campbell routs Berlin in softball semifinal

PLYMOUTH – When you’re playing a big game and your opponent is giving, TAKE. The fourth-ranked Campbell High softball team stepped into its Division III semifinal playoff game at Plymouth State University on Friday night aiming to upend the top-seeded Berlin Mountaineers. And truth be ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough softball on to championship game

PLYMOUTH – The Wilton-Lyndeborough softball squad’s huge nine-run third inning led it to a 14-6 pounding of Profile in Division IV semifinal-round tournament play at Plymouth State University on Thursday night. And that resounding success snagged coach Denny Claire’s Warriors their ...