High Schools

Thompson wants to give North girls soccer a fair shake

NASHUA – Jacqueline Thompson has one big rule – after every practice, players must go shake her hand to say good-bye for the day. “I think that’s something they should learn for the future,” the new Nashua High School girls soccer coach said. “They learn respect for the person (in ...

Hollis Brookline’s Jack Byrne pumped for Shrine game

As Hollis Brookline graduate Jack Byrne was being dropped off last weekend to prepare for the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, his father Lee Byrne – Cavaliers defensive coordinator and a former collegiate player – offered some words that stuck with his son. “He told me he’d do anything to ...

New Hampshire looks to erase last year’s Shrine flop

The score brought a sense of shock to the local high school football world: Vermont 50, New Hampshire 2. That was the final tally for last year’s annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Game, and you can bet the Granite State team is out to change that result for Saturday’s 64th annual affair that ...

Merrimack’s Jason Theriault, Justin Weiser have more football ahead

Until his phone rang on Sunday, it seemed Jason Theriault’s football career was over. He’ll strap on the pads one more time, though, and he couldn’t be happier. Theriault will join fellow former Merrimack standout Justin Weiser in a New Hampshire uniform on Saturday for the 5:30 p.m. ...

Shrine team’s Vedrani glad to be back to football

Harrison Vedrani stepped on to the practice field at Castleton (Vt.) University and had all those good feelings coming back. Football. He missed it. “It’s great to be playing football again,” said Vedrani, who will be moving to the Castleton game field on Saturday for the annual New ...

Familiarity should help local Shrine players in college

College can be an intimidating experience for incoming freshmen, especially incoming freshmen football players. But having your best buddy with you can make it a lot easier. That will be the case for Nashua High School North alums Jeff Baldassari and Tylor Chase at Norwich University, and also ...

Alvirne’s new football coach determined to change attitudes

HUDSON – The helmet is now maroon, with a gold bronco as the side design. “I felt like I needed to do something different,” new Alvirne High School head football coach Tarek Rothe said. “It’s something I thought I’d always do. “I’m trying to change just about everything so the ...

Souhegan’s Reagan dials in to Area Code honors

Souhegan High School’s Bryce Reagan continues to prove he’s one of the best baseball players New Hampshire has seen in recent years. Reagan, along with Bedford’s Grant Lavigne, was named to the prestigious East Coast Pro Rangers and Area Code Yankees teams. The Souhegan shortstop, this ...

Locals help key West’s 25-14 CHaD Game win

MANCHESTER – Merrimack’s Justin Grassini received the Bo Dickson Most Valuable Player award for the West’s 25-14 win over the East in the Sunday resumption of the sixth annual CHaD All-Star Football Game at Manchester Memorial High School. But what about the Most Valuable Play? That may ...

Telegraph All Stars: Softball

SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR Bridget Soraghan, Bishop Guertin, senior Soraghan’s stellar combination of pitching and hitting this spring catapulted the Cardinals to a Division I title for the first time in school history. The championship performance from Soraghan, a Merrimack College recruit, ...

Rain suspends CHaD Game until Sunday

GOFFSTOWN – Into everyone’s life a little rain must fall, even if you’re a CHaD All-Star football player. The heavy rain and lightning storms forced the sixth annual charity classic to be suspended on Friday night at Saint Anselm College. It will resume on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Manchester ...

CHaD game a football recipe with different ingredients

BEDFORD – Welcome to the annual late June buffet of New Hampshire football otherwise known as the annual ChaD East-West All Star Game, set for Friday at 7 p.m. at Saint Anselm College. Lots of different ingredients meshed together on both rosters. “We have 18 different football teams from ...

Telegraph All Stars: Boys Lacrosse

BOYS LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Brian Cameron, Bishop Guertin, junior Brian Cameron led the Cardinals to the program’s ninth Division I championship with 65 goals and 75 assists for a school-record 126 points. The University of North Carolina commit has been lauded as a first-team all-state ...

Littlefield and LeGraw: Together one last time

BEDFORD – There are a lot of reasons why the Nashua High School North football team was successful this past fall, reaching the Division I semifinals. But there’s no way they would have been able to do it without the offensive line’s dynamic duo of Finn Littlefield and Trey ...

Telegraph All Stars: Boys Track and Field

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Terrell Lewis, Nashua South, senior Lewis accounted for an area-high 24 individual points during the Panthers’ fifth-place finish at the Division I meet. He won the D-I high jump title with a leap of 6 feet, 2 inches and showcased his versatility by ...

Johnson springs into action for CHaD Game

BEDFORD – Scott Knight remembers several years ago when the Nashua High School South program had several youth football players at a clinic, probably in the range of 8-to-10 years old. “We’d let them run into the end zone and do a celebration,” he said. “And there was this kid who ...

Migneault back in the game at Trinity

A year ago almost to the week, Jim Migneault knew his boys basketball coaching days were just about over at Bishop Guertin, and he ending up stepping down. Flash forward to a year later, and Migneault is riding high once again, as he was named the new head boys hoop coach at Trinity High School ...

Telegraph All Stars: Girls Track and Field

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Sydney Lewis, Nashua South, sophomore Lewis earned points in all four of her events during the Division I championships at Merrimack on May 26, helping the Panthers place third as a team. Lewis won the high jump at 5-foot-5, placed third in the 100 meters with a time of ...

CHaD Game has special meaning for Grondstra

BEDFORD – Luuc Grondstra knew exactly where he was going when the group of high school football players went to visit patients at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) a couple of months ago. “I totally remembered the halls that we walked through, especially in the children’s ...

Telegraph All Stars: Boys Tennis

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Matt Lapsley, Souhegan, junior Lapsley was unbeaten through the regular season and state team tournament, making it to the state individual semifinals. FIRST TEAM Matt Lapsley, jr., Souhegan Kyle Gibson, so., Souhegan Sam Goddard, fr., Souhegan Max Bonney-Liles, jr., ...