High Schools

Let the Granite State Games begin Year Three

Let the Games begin. The third annual Granite State Games, that is. What began as an idea one January night a few years ago in the mind of Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer coach Patrick Mulcahy has turned into an annual mid-to-late June event that involves as many as 400 high school-age ...

Nashua South’s Lewis defends Decathlon title

NASHUA – Terrell Lewis will end his high school track and field career on a high note, easily taking first place at the annual New Hampshire Decathlon Championships this weekend. This marks the second year in a row the Nashua South Panther standout won the event, as his 2016 victory marked ...

Reigning champs on pace to defend Decathlon/Heptathlon titles

The 61st NH State Decathlon and 41st NH State Heptathlon kicked off Saturday at Nashua High School South. A high school graduation in the morning didn’t bother Nashua South’s Terrell Lewis, as the defending Decathlon champion is atop the standings after five of 10 events. Bow junior ...

A Milford softball dynasty won’t be easy

By TOM KING Staff Writer Dynasties in high school sports are hard to come by. Bishop Guertin lacrosse certainly has one, with nine titles in 13 straight finals trips. Campbell baseball has had four titles during this current decade. Milford softball? Well, other than BG boys lacrosse, the ...

State Decathlon/Heptathlon set for Saturday at Nashua South

High school athletes from around the state will make their way to Nashua High School South this weekend for the New Hampshire State Decathlon and Heptathlon. The traditional showcase starts Saturday and wraps up Sunday. It’s the 61st edition of the Decathlon, which is a 10-event test for ...

Dod back for 2018, but that could be it

MANCHESTER – It looks like Bill Dod will be having fun for one more season. After that? The only coach the Souhegan High School baseball team, which fell to Portsmouth 5-0 in Monday’s Divison II finals, has ever known, didn’t say. But if you read between the lines, it looks as if next ...

Camerons are Bishop Guertin’s First Family for lacrosse

EXETER – The Cameron household is no stranger to NHIAA boys lacrosse gold. Chris Cameron has coached Bishop Guertin to nine Division titles, spanning 13 consecutive trips to the state championship. All the while, his sons, Brian and Sean, have been cheering from the sidelines. Even though ...

Sabers didn’t have the answers this time vs. Clippers

MANCHESTER – When all was said and done, there was too much generosity on one end and not enough firepower on the other. And that sunk the Souhegan High School baseball team in Monday night’s Division II championship game, a 5-0 loss at the hands of the Portsmouth Clippers. Top seeded ...

Batchelder finally gets his Portsmouth start

AMHERST – Monday has been circled on Owen Batchelder’s calendar for almost a year. He’s been aching to get on the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium mound in Manchester in a championship setting, and he gets that chance for the Souhegan High School baseball team as the Sabers attempt to ...

MANCHESTER – Bishop Guertin High School girls softball pitcher Bridget Soraghan couldn’t believe it as she saw teammate Elizabeth Ross cross home plate in the bottom of the seventh. “I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re state champions,'” Soraghan said. “I was just like, ‘We’re gonna ...

Milford holds on to win second straight title

MANCHESTER – While warming up for the top of the seventh, needing three outs to win a state title, Milford High School softball pitcher Delaney Parker was bee-boppin to the music at the Southern New Hampshire University softball field. What drama? What tension? “That’s how I stay calm,” ...

Cougars’ comeback makes them champions, 6-5

MANCHESTER – Belmont High School coach Matt LeBlanc had the best explanation on Saturday for the Campbell Cougars’ miracle 6-5 Division III comeback title win in 10 innings. “You don’t go undefeated for no reason,” LeBlanc said. “They’re very well coached, and obviously they have ...

Finals Day is on its way

Saturday is Championship Day. A Hardware Holiday. The day most local high school teams and athletes have been waiting for. Rev up the engine and follow this map: It all starts at 10 a.m.at Manchester’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium when unbeaten, 18-0 Campbell takes on 17-2 Belmont for the ...

Bishop Guertin stuns Pinkerton for Division I boys lacrosse title

EXETER – Through one half of play, it seemed Bishop Guertin and Pinkerton Academy were heading toward compelling theater in the latest chapter of a rivalry featuring the titans of New Hampshire boys lacrosse. Everything changed in the third quarter, though, and the Cardinals made sure there ...

Bishop Guertin rallies for Division I softball crown

MANCHESTER – Bishop Guertin High School girls softball pitcher Bridget Soraghan couldn’t believe it as she saw teammate Elizabeth Ross cross home plate in the bottom of the seventh. “I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re state champions,'” Soraghan said. “I was just like, ‘We’re gonna ...

Parker, Spartans escape to Division II finals

MANCHESTER – Milford High School softball coach Jim Rines has always referred to pitcher Delaney Parker as Houdini. Thursday night we all found out why. That’s because Parker managed time and time again to wiggle her way out of trouble as the Spartans hung on for a 5-4 Division II semifinal ...

Campbell squeezes past Raymond in extras to reach D-III baseball final

MANCHESTER – A senior with plenty of state tourney savvy, Campbell High’s Matt Gagne looked like the calmest guy in the house. Second and third, one out, bottom of the 11th, 2-2 tie with a spot in the Division III state championship game hanging in the balance against Raymond ...

Hollis Brookline falls to Pinkerton in boys volleyball semifinal

NASHUA – Pinkerton defeated Hollis Brookline 3-1 in the first week of the boys volleyball season, and now in the final week of the campaign as well, earning a victory in the NHIAA Division I boys volleyball semifinals at Nashua North on Thursday night. The Cavaliers took the first set, ...

Sabers streak to Division I title, 10-9

MANCHESTER – Sometimes team meetings can actually work. Just ask the Souhegan High School girls lacrosse team. After the Sabers had lost to Londonderry by a goal back on May 9, coach Maren Petropulos got everyone together in a room, closed the door, and they hashed things out. “We were in ...

BG rolls into D-I softball championship game

MANCHESTER – Every baseball fan knows the old adage, “good pitching beats good hitting.” In softball, that axiom has a slight twist: “good hitting beats good flexing.” Bishop Guertin is now one win away from the 2017 NHIAA Division I softball title thanks to its 7-2 victory over ...