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Defensive minded Tomahawks clamp down on Panthers

NASHUA – Who says you have to have hard-core basketball players to be good at the sport? The Merrimack High School boys basketball team has more often than not scoffed at that rule. Yes, the Tomahawks seem to be doing it again this year as their 5-2 start, capped by Tuesday night's 57-42 ...

Broncos, Cougars looking to recover from slow starts

Sometimes teams and programs go through different seasons, even though consistency from year to year is the goal. Let's take you on a quick journey across the bridge into the Hudson-Litchfield area to check in with two boys basketball teams in transition: First stop, Alvirne. The Broncos ...

North boys, South girls win tight Battle of Bridge ski races

The Nashua North boys, with just four skiers, topped Nashua South's top four 389-383 while the Panther girls edged the Titans 387-385 in the Battle of the Bridge meet at Pat's Peak. Overall, North won the combined point battle, 774-770. In the boys race, North took three of the top four spots ...

Hollis Brookline boys hoop enjoys win at Souhegan

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer AMHERST – It was Souhegan’s floor, with the game played at the Sabers’ pace and physicality. Yet, it was Hollis Brookline which felt quite at home. The Cavaliers put the clamps on rugged Matt McCool and Souhegan, posting the early-season upset, ...

Bishop Guertin girls stop Memorial, still unbeaten

MANCHESTER – Bishop Guertin and Manchester Memorial entered the night undefeated, but only Bishop Guertin left with its perfect record intact, leaving the Queen City at 7-0 with a 67-51 victory. The Cardinals began their winning evening with a 14-9 advantage in the first quarter. That ...

High School Highlights: Bishop Guertin boys hoop tops Keene

Boys basketball Bishop Guertin 66, Keene 56 The Cardinals (5-1) win the battle of the birds beating out the Blackbirds Tuesday night. Dylan Santosuosso had another great shooting night tallying 22 points. Mason Carroll (13 points) and Jordan Robichaud (11 points) contributed to the ...

Merrimack’s Stimeling lets his play do the talking

MANCHESTER – Merrimack High School boys hockey coach Dan Belliveau was getting ready to talk to his team last weekend after a game, as he normally does. Suddenly team captain and senior Zach Stimeling approached him, in a half-panic. “He said, 'Coach, I've got to shower and leave right ...

North athleticism just too much for Alvirne, 63-42

NASHUA – Pure athleticism. That's what was on display Friday night for the fans of the Nashua High School North boys basketball team. And that athleticism, combined with skill, was simply too much for the Alvirne Broncos in a 63-42 Titans win. “Great team, great coach, great kids,” ...

Nashua North girls hoop takes down Alvirne

HUDSON – Growing pains and the new-coach dynamic aside, Nashua North, after an 0-4, start was desperate for wins. A 2-0 week is just what the hoop doctor prescribed for the Titan girls, who followed up Tuesday night’s victory at Londonderry with a tidy road win here at Alvirne, ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South boys rip Pinkerton

Boys basketball Nashua South 73, Pinkerton 54 Ivan Nyantenji’s 28 points helped the Panthers even their record at 3-3. Andres Hulfachor scored 17 points in the winning effort. South hosts Merrimack on Tuesday. Hollis Brookline 64, Kingswood 42 Grant Snyder came back from the flu to ...

Hult’s five goals help Cardinals snap losing streak

It was a light schedule for local high schools, highlighted by Lindsay Hult's six-point night for the Bishop Guertin girls hockey team. Here's a rundown: GIRLS HOCKEY BISHOP GUERTIN 9, ST. THOMAS-WINNACUNNET-DOVER 4 Lindsay Hult had five goals with an assist as the Cardinals overcame a ...

Stimeling’s milestone goal sets tone for Tomahawks

MANCHESTER – Zach Stimeling was a little nervous before Wednesday's Division II clash between his Merrimack High School boys hockey team and local rival Alvirne-Milford. As he should be, because his next goal would be the 50th of his high school career and 100th career point. Stimeling shook ...

Panthers use a strong finish to top Broncos, 42-30

NASHUA – You can bet that Nashua High School girls basketball coach John Bourgeois had one message for his team Tuesday night after a horrendous first quarter: It's not how you start, it's how you finish. That's because the Panthers couldn't have started any worse in spotting Alvirne a 15-3 ...

High School Highlights: Guertin boys hockey routs Memorial

Boys hockey BISHOP GUERTIN 7,MEMORIAL 0 The Cardinals got two goals and an assist from Patrick Madden plus two goals from Aaron Pratt as they won their sixth straight (6-1) at JFK Coliseum. Other goals were scored by Declan Wilkie, Derek Amaral and Sean Kelley. Mike Schaaf and Mike ...

Tenacious Tomahawks following Soucy’s system

Theresa Twardosky was waxing poetic about the attributes of her new Merrimack High School girls basketball head coach. And then came this startling admission: “Honestly, we didn't even know Mike Soucy was a coach before,” Twardosky said with a chuckle. “No one even knew. But he's a ...

South’s Kelliher wins Gatorade Player of the Year

NASHUA – The honors keep coming in for Nashua High School South girls volleyball senior Kara Kelliher. But this one is the highest, as Kelliher was named the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year on Monday. Kelliher was an explosive net player for the Panthers the last two years, ...

High School Highlights: North boys hoop stops Alvirne

Boys basketball Nashua South 73, Alvirne 68 Ivan Nyantenji and Andres Hulfachor both had career nights for the Panthers (2-3) finding the basket for 27 and 24 points. Meshack Mugariri scored 18 points for the Broncos (1-4) in their third straight loss. South welcomes Pinkerton on ...

Nashua North, South Unified hoop teams in action

UNIFIED BASKETALL OYSTER RIVER 36, NASHUA SOUTH 16 Scoring for the Panthers in their season opener were Jason Boudle, Ashton Henry-Brown, Shrikari Bachriaju, Kyra Harrington, Jordan Unthank and Yadiel Morales. LONDONDERRY 35, NASHUA NORTH 24 Connor Handspicker had six points and two ...

Guertin wrestlers roll to Nashua tourney title

Bishop Guertin blitzed a rugged field, taking home the title at the Nashua Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday. Zach Rioux (145) and Andrew Ha (170) stood atop the podium, taking home titles for the Cardinals. Connor McDonald (132), Jesse Brochu (138), James Murphy (152) and Matt Frechette (160) ...

Cardinals get the jump on sluggish Kings, 10-0

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The first day of work back from a long, two-week break is never fun. That was especially the case for the Nashua High School South-Pelham boys hockey team, which was no match for Bishop Guertin in a 10-0 result at Skate 3, the Kings' first game since the Conway Arena ...