High Schools

Purring Panthers clinch West title with 42-13 win

NASHUA – The Panthers are purring. And now they are West Conference champions. All you needed to know about Nashua High School South’s football game with Londonderry on Friday night is this: The Lancers were starting to feel good about themselves, finally getting on the board with 3:22 left ...

Salem takes down Nashua North football

SALEM – Unbeaten Salem High can hit you from so many different angles. Nashua North absorbed attacks from nearly all of them here Friday night at Grant Field, falling to the Granite State’s top-rated team, 60-14. North falls to 4-4 with its Senior Day next Saturday at Stellos Stadium ...

Last-minute heroics lift Alvirne football past Bishop Guertin

HUDSON – They both might be near the bottom of the standings, but these two teams just submitted a result far from the bottom when it comes to this season’s most exciting games. With just six seconds left in regulation, the Alvirne Broncos earned a 26-20 home win over the Cardinals of ...

Pelham ices Hollis Brookline, 6-0

PELHAM – You couldn’t blame the Hollis Brookline football team if its was confident heading into Friday night’s matchup against a middle-of-the-pack Pelham team. After all, the Cavaliers were riding a five-game winning streak, having outscored opponents by more than 90 points the last ...

Merrimack football shuts down Timberlane

Football Merrimack 14, Timberlane 0 Merrimack High hosted its senior night on Friday, but it was a sophomore, who stole the show. Ben Eichman ran for one score and threw for the other as the Tomahawks knocked off Timberlane Regional, 14-0. Merrimack moves to 4-4 with its season finale on Friday ...

Souhegan field hockey rolls past Portsmouth in tourney

AMHERST – Top-seeded Souhegan’s first playoff step was taken cautiously, almost too cautiously for coach Kelli Braley. “Not our cleanest game,” said Braley after the No. 1 Sabers dispatched No, 9 Portsmouth, 3-1, in Friday afternoon’s Division II state quarterfinals. “We played a ...

Cougars prep for tourney with 3-1 win

LITCHFIELD — It’s the time of year when the shade covers the Campbell High School soccer field fairly quickly into the second half of games. And that’s when the Cougars girls soccer team starts to take each game as if it’s crucial, with the Division III tournament starting next ...

Merrimack’s field hockey tourney cut short by Salem

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack High School field hockey team didn’t play Salem during the regular season. Coach Ann MacLean figured that might be a problem. She was right. Ninth-seeded Salem made the trip to Merrimack a winning one in the opening round of the NHIAA Division I playoffs, knocking ...

Choate’s 16 kills pace Titan sweep of Lancers

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Nashua North 3, Londonderry 0 The host Titans enjoyed a 25-22, 25-22, 25-9 sweep in their first of three matches in three nights to end the regular season, improving to 6-10 and hoping to secure a Division I tourney berth. Alana Choate had a big night with 16 kills and two ...

Cougars use skill and a little luck to rally past Brady

CAMPBELL – Lucky and good. The Campbell High School boys soccer team was both in Tuesday’s dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Bishop Brady. But the Cougars, who scored three goals in the final 10:58, have used a lot more skill than chance eight wins in a row after a 3-4 start to the ...

Locals have high hopes in field hockey tourney

It’s tourney time, field hockey style. Four local high school field hockey teams will be in post season action this week, and two of them – Souhegan and Bishop Guertin – have serious title chances and first-round byes in their respective divsions. The Division II top-ranked Sabers won’t ...

North golfer finishes second

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf ...

Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...

North’s incredible late rally stuns upset-minded Bishop Guertin

NASHUA – On one end of the field, a huge sigh of relief, and certainly euphoria. On the other, disappointment on what could have been, but what wasn’t. The Nashua High School North football team avoided a major upset with an incredible two-touchdown rally in the final 3:30 Friday night to ...

North baseball job open again in wake of Gillis resignation

NASHUA – Sometimes real life gets in the way of high school sports. That was the case in the resignation of Nashua High School North baseball coach Logan Gillis, who has informed his players and Nashua Athletic Director Lisa Gingras of his decision to step down. Gillis’s baseball-oriented ...

Cavaliers finish a surprising third in Division II golf tourney

All season long, after a tough start, Hollis Brookline High School golf coach Jim Turner was telling his players better days would come. They obviously listened, and Turner turned out to be 100 percent accurate as the Cavaliers finished a surprising third in Thursday’s Divsion II state team ...

Souhegan football stops Sanborn

AMHERST – The Souhegan Sabers made their case for a post-season berth on Friday night, earning a 21-14 victory at home against the Indians of Sanborn. Even though Sanborn forced the Sabers to punt from deep in their own territory on the game’s second drive, Souhegan would recover the ball ...

Salem football scoots past Merrimack

SALEM – As far as Merrimack High is concerned, it was the wrong Friday night for Salem super-back Josh Sibanda to make his return from injury. “They also had three starting offensive lineman come back this week, too,” said Merrimack coach Kip Jackson of the unbeaten Blue ...

Campbell football stands tall, rips Somersworth

For the first time all season, the Campbell High School football starters were required to perform in the second half. Let’s just say they enjoyed the extra workload. Rolling to a 22-0 third quarter, the Cougars broke open a 12-7 game and thumped Somersworth. 47-14, in a battle of Division ...

Pinkerton football turns back Alvirne

LONDONDERRY – It’s rare that a coach is happy with a 30-point loss. However Alvirne first-year coach Tarek Rothe is simply looking for gradual improvements from his squad, and he certainly saw that on Friday evening. The Broncos put a scare in the Londonderry Lancers in the first half but ...