High Schools

Saturday’s High School Highlights

Several locals earned points for their respective track and field teams Saturday at Coe-Brown’s 15th Annual Black Bear Invitational in Northwood. For the girls, Nashua South paced the area athletes as junior Crismeily Borg won the 100 meters in a time of 12.9 seconds, while sophomore teammate ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Nashua North starting pitcher C.J. Barrett fires to the plate Friday during a Division I matchup with Dover at Holman Stadium. Dover won 3-1 in eight innings.

North baseball forces extras, but falls to Dover 3-1

NASHUA – Nashua North waited so long to play a game at Holman Stadium, the Titans made sure Friday night’s ballgame went beyond the scheduled seven innings. North scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, but Dover’s Jared Turgeon belted a two-out double over the ...

Staff photo/Merrimack's Heather Rohr (35) comes up with possession in traffic Friday during the Tomahawks' 15-5 win over Nashua South at home.

Friday’s High School Highlights

GIRLS LACROSSE Merrimack 15, Nashua South 5 Scoring the goals for the Panthers were Sarah Signorellowith one goal and Kirsten McIntire put in four goals. Playing well defensively for South were Emma Pucillo (four ground balls, two caused turnover) and Hannah Dumaine (two ground balls, one ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Former major leaguer Mike Welch of Nashua,left, is now on the Nashua North staff, helping out head coach Logan Gillis.

Welch pitching in for Nashua North

Logan Gillis had heard a few whispers over the winter and his ears perked up. A former Major Leaguer to help him on his coaching staff? Who wouldn’t want that? “I heard through the grapevine that we had a guy who pitched in the big leagues,” Gillis, the Nashua High School North baseball ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua South's Francis Eppolito jumps out of the way of a shot by Bishop Guertin's Cam Fagan, left, during Thursday night's Divsion I game at Stellos Stadium.

Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse tops Nashua South

BOYS LACROSSE Guertin 19,Nashua South 6 Jordan Caito had three goals and Johnny Bruno and Sam Prunier also scored as the Cardinals (6-0) jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back. South (1-6) was led by Zac Clancy with two goals and an assist. Shane Puleo and Sean Holland each had a ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua North catcher Ruben Rodriguez was able to fight the raindrops to catch a foul pop in the first inning of Tuesday's suspended game with Merrimack.

Titans can’t buy a home game at Holman

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North baseball team has to wonder what it has to do to get to play a home game. Oh the Titans tried their best on Tuesday, but their game with Merrimack High School at Holman Stadium was suspended in the middle of the second inning with the Tomahawks up , 2-0. ...

Staff photo by TOM KING/Nashua South's Alex Amigo celebrates scoring the Panthers' fourth run in Monday night's game with Bishop Guertin at Holman Stadium.

Aggressive Nashua South tops Bishop Guertin, 8-4

NASHUA – If you were at Holman Stadium for Monday night’s Division I baseball clash between Nashua High School South and Bishop Guertin, you couldn’t help but notice the Panthers’ aggression. Let’s face it, with tournament teams reduced to 12 this season, every game is that much more ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Merrimack ace Justin Grassini looked like just that with a one-two-three first inning before Tuesday's game vs. Nashua North at Holman Stadium was suspended by rain with the 'Hawks up 2-0.

Souhegan girls lacrosse upends Bishop Guertin

GIRLS LACROSSE Souhegan 11, Bishop Guertin 8 In a Division I showdown in Amherst, Emma Estabrook had three goals, including a key score late in the second half to help the Sabers keep a three-goal lead and stay unbeaten (6-0). Other Souhegan scorers included Brigid Casey (two goals, one ...

High School Highlights: Alvirne baseball blanks Pinkerton

BASEBALL Alvrine 2, Pinkerton 0 The Broncos earned their second win of the season. Alvirne’s Pat Rauseo piched a complete game shutout, giving up two hits, walking two, and striking out three while 65 percent of his pitches were strikes. Rauseo also did his job on the offensive side as well ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Alvirne's Pat Rauseo steals third ahead of the tag by Nashua North's Colton Welch during the Titans' 3-0 win over the Broncos on Saturday in Hudson.

Home is a relative thing in Titans’ 3-0 win over Alvirne

HUDSON – Its collective heart may have wanted to be in Nashua, but home is wherever the wins are as far as the Nashua High School North baseball team is concerned. At least one win, even if it was one town away. Forced by scheduling circumstances to play their home opener against Alvirne on ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Bishop Guertin freshman Brett Anderson delivers a pitch Saturday during the Cardinals' 7-2 victory at Merrimack.

BG freshman pitches Cards past Tomahawks for 1st win

MERRIMACK – After an improbable run to the Division I championship game last season, Bishop Guertin stumbled out of the gate with four straight losses to start 2017. A freshman helped put the Cardinals back on track Saturday at Merrimack. Brett Anderson struck out nine while delivering 5 2/3 ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Bishop Guertin’s Emma Anderson sprints upfield Tuesday during the Cardinals’ 11-8 victory at Pinkerton. The Cardinals earned a 19-3 win over Windham on Saturday and play at Souhegan in a 2016 semifinal rematch on Tuesday.

BG girls lax rolls; Buckmire, Lewis lead locals at Nashua North Invitational

GIRLS LACROSSE Bishop Guertin 19, Windham 3 Kate Bradford racked up four goals and three assists as the Cardinals crushed the Jaguars. Emily Santom had three goals and an assist and Katie Lupo also tallied three goals, while Lauren Lupo, Olivia Koutsos, Kennedy Wright and Claire Donovan each ...

Staff file photo by TOM KING Danielle Upton, shown in a game earlier in her Titan career, scored her 100th career goal on Tuesday, the third area player to do so this season.

Upton’s milestone success pacing Titans program

Tis the season for 100 career goals in local high school girls lacrosse. So far, three locals have done it – Bishop Guertin’s Kate Bradford and Olivia Koutsos, and Nashua North’s Danielle Upton. There’s one difference – Bradford and Koutsos are seniors, and Upton is only a junior. ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Hollis Brookline sophomore Mike Moscatelli reacts after the Cavaliers wrap up the first set on Friday during a 3-0 victory at Souhegan.

Hollis Brookline leans on bench to sweep Souhegan

AMHERST – It was next man up for Hollis Brookline on Friday, and the Cavaliers’ depth delivered a victory. Nick Wood racked up 13 kills and seven aces, pacing the defending champion Cavaliers to a 25-17, 25-17, 25-16 sweep of the Sabers at Souhegan. Hollis Brookline (3-2) is dealing with ...

Staff photo by Jason Orfao/Souhegan's Sammi Jay (27) celebrates with Savannah Benn (4) during the Sabers' 18-2 rout of Salem on Friday at Calvetti Family Field.

Souhegan girls lacrosse routs Salem

Girls Lacrosse Souhegan 18, Salem 2 The Sabers improved to 5-0 on the season with a thrashing of the Blue Devils at Calvetti Family Field on Friday. Sammi Jay tallied five goals and an assist, while Brigid Casey also scored five goals in the romp. Taylor Clark added two goals and four assists ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Souhegan's Rheanna Wilson slides safely into second as Milford infielder Jenna De Angelis looks out to where the ball got away, one of the few Spartan blemishes in a 4-1 Milford win on Wednesday.

Spartans find different way in 4-1 win over Souhegan

MILFORD – Jim Rines knew that the usually potent Milford High School girls softball bats wouldn’t likely be booming on Wednesday against a tough Souhegan team. But the Spartans, like a good team/defending state champion should, found other ways to pull out a 4-1 win at Keyes Park. “When ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Nashua South starter Zach Finklestein delivers a pitch duirng Thursday's Division I game at Holman Stadium.

Trinity blanks Nashua South baseball

Trinity 2, Nashua South 0 Trinity pitching held the Panthers (1-3) to three hits, which nullified good pitching by Zach Finklestein, Carter Cormier and Joe Routhier, who combined for a three-hitter themselves. South had a hit by Tyler Arneson, who had a single, just missing a homer, while other ...

Staff photo by TOM KING MIlford pitcher Delaney Parker struck out 10 Souhegan Sabers en route to a 4-1 win on Wednesday.

Nashua South baseball hammers Winnacunnet

Baseball Nashua South 11 Winnacunnet 1 The Panthers grabbed their first win of the season off of a good pitching performance by Devin Gates who got the win with four strikeouts. Owen Amigo (2 for 4, two RBIs) and Tyler Arnesan (3 for 4, one RBI) helped out on offense. South gets right back at ...

Staff photo by TOM KING Souhegan's Alec Burns gets mobbed by his teammates at home plate after hitting a walkoff homer to give the Sabers a 7-6 win over Hollis Brookline on Monday.

Souhegan burns Hollis Brookline in walkoff win

AMHERST – As a pitcher, it’s pretty obvious you have to tiptoe your way through this spring’s athletic Souhegan High School baseball lineup. One misstep can be crucial, as Hollis Brookline’s Joe Brown found out on Monday. Brown had done a nice job with two scoreless innings of relief, ...

Staff file photo by TOM KING Danielle Upton, shown in a game earlier in her Titan career, scored her 100th career goal on Tuesday, the third area player to do so this season.

Nashua North girls lacrosse’s Upton scores 100th goal

Danielle Upton scored 10 goals – including her 100th career tally – with two assists as the Titans evened their record at 2-2. Campbell Hunter had five goals while Kaylee Hubbard had four. Others figuring in the North scoring were Delia Blondeau (two goals, two assists), Hannah Fortin ...