High Schools

Cardinal girls hope to skate into tourney after win

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – You need to have patience during the course of a high school sports season. For example, just three weeks ago, it looked like the Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey team might be a casualty of the ever growing NHIAA sport and the 70 percent tourney rule. The ...

Cards, Cavs end regular seasons on winning note

Here's a look at Thursday night's high school action around the area, with a few teams wrapping up their regular seasons before tourney play begins next week: GIRLS BASKETBALL Bishop Guertin 69, Goffstown 42 The visiting Cards finished off an unbeaten (18-0 regular season as they jumped out ...

Local wrestlers prep for Saturday’s Meet of Champions at Nashua South

NASHUA – If you were in the house for the 2018 NHIAA Wrestling Meet of Champions and you witnessed it, the sight Bishop Guertin’s Dan Franco frantically and fruitlessly chasing his 152-pound title match foe for over a minute, only to fall short, had to stick with you for weeks. Imagine ...

South-Pelham’s Nutter discovers when he shoots, he scores

NASHUA – Riley Nutter pounced on the loose puck in the neutral zone, and he was off to the races. He swooped in, shifted one way, then another with a surprise backhand that eluded Nashua North-Souhegan goalie Jack Casey and brought a roar from the Conway Arena crowd Monday night. “I've ...

Spaulding defense stifles Panthers, 41-33

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South boys basketball team found out the hard way why the Spaulding Red Raiders were able to leave the Belanger Gym Tuesday night with a 12-3 record. They simply outwork just about every opponent. “They outwork everyone,” Panthers coach Nate Mazerolle ...

South hockey standout Nutter hitting his stride

NASHUA – Riley Nutter pounced on the loose puck in the neutral zone, and he was off to the races. He swooped in, shifted one way, then another with a surprise backhand that eluded Nashua North-Souhegan goalie Jack Casey and brought a roar from the Conway Arena crowd Monday ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North boys hoop triumphs

Boys basketball Nashua North 62, Portsmouth 57 North took to the road and picked up a huge win over 10-5 Portsmouth behind 24 points from Curtis Harris. North, which halted a two-game losing streak and moved to 9-6, heads to Trinity on Friday night. Oyster River 67, Hollis Brookline ...

Nutter hat trick helps Kings rule on Presidents Day

NASHUA – The Kings ruled on Presidents Day. But just barely. The Nashua High School South-Pelham boys hockey team eeked out a 3-1 win over rival North-Souhegan on Monday night at Conway Arena, thanks to a Riley Nutter hat trick. The win, as it stands now, keeps the Kings alive for a ...

It was a mixed Monday for local high school teams

There were mixed results for local high school teams on Monday night. Here's a look: BOYS BASKETBALL Keene 56, Nashua North 48 The Titans were tied after one quarter, trailed 23-19 at the half and couldn't gain control at home as the 8-5 Blackbirds made their free throws (18 of 22 ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline boys hoop now 8-6

Boys basketball Hollis Brookline 60, Laconia 51 Grant Snyder continues his great season with a 20 point game in the Cavaliers (8-6) win. Max Staplefeld helped the offensive threat with 12 points and Brian Holroyd added nine. Hollis Brookline travels to Oyster River on ...

Alvirne boys hoop trounces Pinkerton

HUDSON – Ryan Weston was about as hot as you can get to open Tuesday night’s game. He hit his first three 3-pointers, his first four attempts from the free throw line, scored 13 points in the first quarter and 24 on the night in 14 minutes to help Alvirne dismantle Pinkerton Academy 58-26 ...

Athlete Q&A with Nashua’s Jasmine Sylvester

At 2-8 through the first half of the season, the Nashua South High girls basketball team looked destined for a trip to the basement with another disappointing non-playoff campaign. Jasmine Sylvester would have none of it. Buoyed by the spunky senior, South has reeled off four wins in the ...

Cards pay the penalty in 5-4 loss to Concord

Tynsborough, Mass. – The goal for the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team this year is simple: Get in the Division I tournament, and hopefully get a home preliminary round game. That got a little tougher to attain after Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to Concord at Skate 3 Arena, as BG ...

High School Highlights: North-Souhegan tops Manchester Memorial

Boys hockey North-Souhegan 5, Memorial 2 The Saber Titans (3-13) snapped an 11-game losing streak as they got four third period goals, two by Evan Soucy. John Natale added a goal and two assists, while Jared Egersheim and Josh Constant also scored. Other assists went to Mike Dodge and ...

Panthers make sure Fright Night sequel has better ending

NASHUA – There's nothing like watching a scary movie a few minutes before you're playing a high school basketball game against a rival to get you in the mood, right? Nashua High School South boys coach Nate Mazerolle thought so, so he had his players watch clips from their finals few minutes ...

Nashua South, North wrestlers make progress in Division I wrestling meet

LONDONDERRY – In a Division I State Wrestling Meet that saw the region go without an individual champion, both the Nashua South and Nashua North wrestling programs have to walk away extremely comfortable in the way things are trending. South sent a pair of wrestlers to the finals, taking ...

Hollis Brookline wrestlers back atop DIvision II

GOFFSTOWN – Okay, so perhaps the Hollis Brookline wrestling squad wasn’t seen as the absolute favorite to win the Division II state championship at Goffstown High School on Saturday. But coach Brian Bumpus’ Cavaliers were expected to be right at the center of the hunt for the crown. And ...

Bishop Guertin boys hockey falls to Concord

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The goal for the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team this year is simple: Get in the Division I tournament, and hopefully get a home preliminary-round game. That got a little tougher to attain after Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to Concord at Skate 3 Arena, as ...

Spunky Tomahawks fall short of Astros, 48-32

MERRIMACK – Their spunk is back. It may not have translated to a girls basketball win for the Merrimack High School Tomahawks on Thursday night, but their coach, Courtney Cheetham, saw some positive signs in a 48-32 defeat at the hands of Pinkerton Academy at the H. Dana Taylor ...

Cardinals earn second straight Division I alpine title

Bishop Guertin continues to rule Divison I boys skiing. The Cardinals captured their second straight state championship on Thursday, holding off Bedford, 732-720. The Cards won the Giant Slalom with 363 points, and were second behind Bedford in the slalom, 374-369, but the GS race did the ...