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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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,” ...
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, ...
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 ...
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:
BISHOP GUERTIN 9,
ST. THOMAS-WINNACUNNET-DOVER 4
Lindsay Hult had five goals with an assist as the Cardinals overcame a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Nashua South 73,
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 ...
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.
NASHUA NORTH 24
Connor Handspicker had six points and two ...
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) ...
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 ...