High Schools

Nashua North looking to repeat as boys indoor track champs

The indoor track athlete is the heartiest of types in the Granite State. While wrestlers might be given the credit for their resilience and grit, sacrificing daily for their skill, it is the New England track athlete, who bears the brunt of training in the December cold to open the year. No ...

Merrimack clips Nashua North in girls basketball

Girls basketball Merrimack 44, Nashua North 36 Sabrina Johnson and Riley Crampton paced the Tomahawks (2-1) from the opening tip in an early-season win over the Titans (1-2). Arianna Motivala, Danielle Upton and Alana Choate kept North in the game. Memorial 57, Nashua South 48 South received ...

A local split on the Conway Arena ice

NASHUA – If you were wondering what the fate of Nashua hockey might be if Nashua High School North and South hadn’t co-opped, you got a little glimpse of it Wednesday night at Conway Arena. While North-Souhegan struggled mightily in its opener, losing 11-0 at the hands of powerful Pinkerton ...

Milford, Hollis Brookline, Souhegan boys hoop teams aiming high

Division II boys basketball welcomes back Kearsarge from Division III, and the Cougars immediately assume the spotlight as the team to beat. Cole Etten takes over the Hollis Brookline program with a solid group, including second-team all-stater Matt Simco. The Cavaliers should figure ...

South wrestlers get just enough wins to edge Lancers

WRESTLING Nashua South 42, Londonderry 39 South picked up key wins in a forfeit-laden triumph over the visiting Lancers. Winners for the Panthers included Nathaniel Tejada at (by fall) at 220, Matt Lamarche at 132, and Jeremy Bridge at 138. South, which lost six of the nine matches that were ...

Hats off to Peterson in Cardinals’ 10-1 win over Trinity

GOFFSTOWN – Ben Peterson picked up right where he left off last season. The Bishop Guertin senior forward, last season’s Telegraph Player of the Year, enjoyed a hat trick as the Cardinal boys hockey team rolled to a season-opening 10-1 rout of Trinity of Manchester Tuesday night at Saint ...

Titans escape Lancers in OT

GIRLS BASKETBALL Nashua North 37, Londonderry 36 (OT) The visiting Titans outscored the Lancers 4-3 in the extra period, which was caused by a 3-pointer by the Lancers’ Delaney McGurn with 4.4 seconds left in regulation. North had gone on a 9-0 run to take control in the third quarter. ...

Kings can’t make use of Pinksten hat trick in 6-3 loss

NASHUA – Nashua South-Pelham sophomore Johnny Pinksten started the season off on the right skate on Monday night. Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for many of his Kings teammates, as Dover overcame a Pinksten hat trick for a 6-3 win at Conway Arena. “Love Pinksten,” South-Pelham ...

Bishop Guertin girls basketball chasing third straight Division I crown

Threepeat, anyone? That expectation might make Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball coach Brad Kreick cringe, but you can be guaranteed that’s something he’s beginning to hear. The Cardinals own consecutive Division I title wins over Bedford by a combined total of seven points, and ...

A familiar face takes the South reins — for now

NASHUA – There has been a temporary changing of the guard for Nashua High School South girls basketball. The Panthers have dipped into the past and elevated volunteer assistant Dave Hogan to the acting head coaching position, after Dan Wyborney two weeks before practice was to start, relayed ...

Nashua area swim teams set to challenge contenders

Let’s swim it again. The area’s two top high school pool performers from a year ago, Bishop Guertin’s Mark Zoda and Alvirne diver Skyler Bomba, are back to lead their respective teams as the boys and girls seasons begin Friday and Saturday with multi-team meets. Zoda is a two-time ...

Young Nashua North wrestlers find leadership in Vallerand

NASHUA – The smile on his face spoke wonders about Alyx Vallerand. No, there was no mat shocker on Wednesday night. Vallerand and Nashua North, an extremely young, inexperienced bunch of high school wrestlers, fell to a deeper Londonderry squad, 51-24. But after all the offseason pounding. ...

Bishop Guertin wrestlers open season with a win

WRESTLING Bishop Guertin 48, Windham 33 The Cardinals could not buy a win in the two highest weight classes and the four lowest weight classes. But they dominated all of them in between 132 and 195 to score the victory. Anthony Dowd took the opening bout by fall and after six straight Windham ...

North selects Harris as new baseball coach

NASHUA – Zach Harris always knew what to expect from a Nashua High School North baseball team when he both played and coached against the Titans while at Merrimack. “When North would get off the bus, you expected them to have a lot of energy,” he said. “You expected them to pitch well, ...

Warrior girls set to open season

When she played for Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, Joy Burge was used to making the tournament every year, including a deep run in her senior season in 2007. Thus, she certainly didn’t envision going winless in her first year as the Warriors girls basketball coach 10 years later. Burge and ...

Merrimack High School wrestlers feel like it is their year

MERRIMACK – Coach Tim McMahon let his Merrimack High wrestlers know exactly what kind of team returns this winter. He challenged them, urged them to pay their dues and get the offseason work accomplished, just so they could reap the benefits this winter. If seniors Julien Hovan and Dom Damata ...

Capsule previews of local high school wrestling teams

DIVISION I Alvirne HEAD COACH: John Mirabella LAST YEAR’S RESULTS: 12-11, 8th in Div. I RETURNING STARTERS: Jake Leigh, 120; Ayden Spencer, 126; Tim Barrett, 138; Cam McClure, 145; Jordan Gora, 152; Alec Prescott, 160; Tim Driscoll, 285 PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Kyle Gora, Frosh., 160; Owen ...

Zach Harris takes over Nashua North baseball program

NASHUA – Zach Harris always knew what to expect from a Nashua High School North baseball team when he both played and coached against the Titans while at Merrimack. “When North would get off the bus, you expected them to have a lot of energy,” he said. “You expected them to pitch well, ...

Better days ahead for Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball

When she played for Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, Joy Burge was used to making the tournament every year, including a deep run in her senior season in 2007. Thus, she certainly didn’t envision going winless in her first year as the Warriors girls basketball coach 10 years later. Burge and ...

Holland leads Panthers to 55-21 Turkey Eve Bowl win

NASHUA – South rules. When it comes to the 2017 high school football season in the city, that is. The Panthers, behind the 377 total yard play of quarterback Sean Holland, were dominant offensively in a 55-21 Turkey Eve Bowl win over rival Nashua North on Wednesday night before a chilled ...