High Schools

BG, rest of the locals all set as girls hoop season set to begin

NASHUA – Anybody for another four-peat? The Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team is all for it. Of course, they're the only ones. The three-time defending Divison I champions, who open up at home Thursday night vs. Winnacunnet, will be chased by rival Bedford and last year's ...

Booth was right on track for Panthers hoop job

NASHUA – The reaction last spring was the same: Huh? Yes, it was a head scratcher when Doug Booth was named the new Nashua High School South girls basketball coach back in May. Not because Booth wasn't a good coach, mind you. He's drawn rave reviews as an indoor-outdoor track coach at ...

Sabers, Cards hope to be strong in girls hockey

It's healthier than it has ever been. The sport of girls ice hockey in New Hampshire has reached an all-time high of 16 teams with the addition of Pinkerton Academy this year (and Bedford a year ago), and that just adds to the competition. And certainly makes it challenging for the two local ...

Lots of Division II contenders will be after Cavaliers

They have gone from hunters to being the hunted. Yes, the bullseye is now on the collective back of the Hollis High School girls basketball team, so the Cavaliers are doing their best to prepare for what's ahead as they being defense of their 2017-18 Division II title captured last ...

Cards still may have a enough to make another splash

They finally swam to the top of the Division I mountain last February. Now the question is, can the Bishop Guertin High School boys swim team stay there? “The boys are focused and getting ready for a great season,” Cardinals coach Christine Rousseau said as Guertin gets set to defend ...

Preview: New faces, new attitude for high school wrestling this winter

High school wrestling in the region stands in a state of flux with three new head coaches among the nine teams and programs looking to reload off a banner bunch of graduated seniors, top to bottom. Chad Zibolis takes over the program at Nashua North High School where finding a way to build ...

MIlford wrestlers fend off Merrimack

Milford 39, Merrimack 36 Dan DeBernardo won by pin at 285, to put the finishing touches in a Spartans (1-0) comeback victory. Trevor Grenier, Ethan Briggs, Dominic Goulette, Dimitri Lynch, Ethan O’Connor, Ben Kilgore, and Deacon Currier all found their arms raised for Milford. The ...

Lavoie wants to make North-Souhegan hockey fun

NASHUA – When new Nashua High School North-Souhegan ice hockey coach Josh Lavoie first met with his players a couple of weeks ago, he had a simple message --- and a revelation. “I'm your new coach,” he said is what he told them right away when he walked into a room where they were ...

Holiday hockey tournament at Conway Arena goes dark

What had become a 13-year holiday tradition will not be around this season. The Conway Arena Holiday Hockey Tournament, which has been played since 2005 is done – at least for this year. Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras told The Telegraph she made the decision, along with officials ...

Merrimack leads locals on Division I-West football all stars

The Division I West football coaches recently conferred and delivered their All-Star teams for the fall 2018 season. Conference champion Merrimack was, of course, well-represented in the awards, as were all the area schools in the conference. First team offense Merrimack: Eric Griffin, ...

The Fall Tourny Trail had thrills, spills and chills

It began with a bitter cold day at Stellos Stadium and ended with a cold, icy day at the University of New Hampshire. The Fall Tourney Trail shouldn't be like this. We're not supposed to have December in October and January in November. But that's how it was to wrap up this fall season. ...

It’s not too soon to look ahead to Football 2019

NASHUA – Nashua High School North football coach Dante Laurendi was in relative warmth in the Titans team room at Stellos Stadium Wednesday night, performing a usual end-of-season ritual: collecting player uniforms and equipment. White pants, check. Helmet, check. Jersey, check. Practice ...

Hillard and Titans thankful for the Mom Team

NASHUA – Garrett Hillard wore that clever grin after a recent Nashua High School North football practice that so many have come to expect. The question was simple: What is this year's best pre-game meal that the Titan Team Moms have whipped up this season? “The buffalo chicken dip has ...

Panthers, Titans ready to clash one more time

NASHUA – The score certainly raised a few eyebrows. The Nashua High School South football team finished the regular season 4-5 with an incredible 77-52 win over Manchester Central on the road at Gill Stadium. This was a South team that had been shut out twice at home by state champion ...

Pacheco, Panthers run wild over North, 52-26

NASHUA – The way they finished, the Nashua High School South football team and Jaylan Pacheco must have wondered what might have been. The senior Pacheco ran for 203 yards and five touchdowns as the Panthers, who were down 26-16 in the second quarter, romped past rival Nashua North in the ...

South’s Arnesen saying farewell to football

NASHUA – It some ways, it certainly wasn't an easy decision. In others, it was. You see, Nashua High School South senior linebacker J.J. Arnesen knows he's not going to play in the NFL. And he also knows he's not going to be studying next year at a conventional college, he's just not a ...

Even in defeat, Alvirne and Campbell football have reasons to be proud

DURHAM – They’ve been related for years, but unfortunately the Alvirne and Campbell High School football programs shared something else other than origin on Saturday. They both fell in their respective state title games – games in which they had the lead at halftime at the University of ...

Cougars fall in final seconds in Division III title game

DURHAM – Campbell High School football coach Glen Costello trusted his defense. The Monadnock Regional offensive unit trusted the process, as well as kicker Issac Jasinski. The Huskies' process and Jasinski won out, as the kicker's 27-yard field goal with one second left sent the Cougars ...

Alvirne falls to unbeaten Plymouth in Division II football finals

DURHAM – Even on the ropes, trailing Alvirne 18-15 at halftime, Plymouth High School acted like the Division II state championship was its destiny, a foregone conclusion if you will, more than precariously hanging in the balance. The Bobcats lived up to the hype, completing the undefeated ...

Alvirne poised to challenge Plymouth for Division II football crown

HUDSON – Alvirne High coach Tarek Rothe set the tone for the week early. “We didn’t get there, just to get there,” Rothe told his team before it opened practice Monday in preparation for Saturday’s (2:30 p.m.) Division II state title game at UNH. The Broncos, 9-2 and the No. 3 ...