High Schools

North’s Laurendi set to take on an added role

NASHUA – The upcoming school year will be a very different one for Nashua High School North football coach Dante Laurendi. You see, in addition to his football coaching, Laurendi has now taken on the role of North athletics coordinator, replacing longtime coordinator Scott Mays, who left for ...

Keating thrilled to begin head coaching career at South

NASHUA – Welcome back, Lauren Keating. The former Nashua High School North goaltender is officially back home, although the one-time Titan is now a Panther. “It's fantastic,” the new Nashua South girls soccer coach said. “Super happy to be back in my home town. So happy to be here, ...

Mo Facques: Farwell to a beloved local coaching legend

In the summer between his sophomore and junior year, Dan Murray got up early and would always meet his Milford AREA High School basketball coach Mo Facques at Keyes Field. The reason was simple. Facques knew going into the 1972 season he had four or five good players, but he needed one ...

It’s the preseason to the preseaon for school football

NASHUA – For local high school football, it's the preseason for the presason. High school football practices across the state begin Friday, but there's been plenty of football taking place already. Thursday nights this summer Stellos Stadium has been booked and a busy place, with as many as ...

Coaching moves aplenty for area high schools

It's that time again. Local high school football teams begin practices this Friday, and most if not all of the other sports will follow next Monday. And, of course, there are some fall coaching changes to note as well. But it's the winter that grabs the spotlight in Nashua. Suddenly, both ...

Nashua’s Tejada an amazing Shrine Game inspiration

Today's 66th annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl game between New Hampshire and Vermont at Castleton (Vt.) University at 5:30 p.m. is all about the amazingly resilient young Shrine Hospital patients the game is played for. But often some of the players involved are amazing in their own right. Case ...

California addition spices up quarterback mix at Souhegan

The way Souhegan High football coach Robin Bowkett sees it, both Luke Manning and Austin Jain should play pretty big roles for the Sabers this fall. He’s just not sure where. “The great thing is that the guy who doesn’t make it can make the move to receiver and really help us ...

BG’s Anderson chooses Hartford as future baseballl home

NASHUA – Whenever Brett Anderson and his family would visit a college, their minds always came back to one of the schools they first visited, the University of Hartford. So why not close the deal? The soon-to-be senior at Bishop Guertin did just that earlier this week, accepting a partial ...

Bishop Guertin’s Anderson is Telegraph All Star Player of the Year

BRETT ANDERSON Bishop Guertin High School Junior Pitcher/Infielder COACH OF THE YEAR Jay Sartell, Hollis Brookline FIRST TEAM Brett Anderson, jr. p-inf, Bishop Guertin Henri Boudreau, jr. p, Hollis Brookline Brandon Tsu, so. p, Hollis Brookline Neal Brennan, sr. p-of, ...

Cameron leads Telegraph Boys Lacrosse All Stars

Player of the Year Sean Cameron, Bishop Guertin, Jr., Midfield The Bishop Guertin standout played his best when it mattered most, leading his Cardinals’ team to the state Division I title game. Cameron scored three goals in the semis and three more in the finals along the way, ultimately ...

Kerry Gobiel leads Telegraph Girls Lacrosse All Stars

GIRLS LACROSSE COACH OF THE YEAR Kerry Gobiel, Bishop Guertin First Team All Stars Rylee Bouvier, Bishop Guertin, Fr., midfield Sydney Todd, Bishop Guertin, Sr., defense Abby Ahearn, Bishop Guertin, Jr., attack Madison Keating, Bishop Guertin, So., attack Dominique Milinazzo, ...

Telegraph All Stars: Girls tennis, boys volleyball

GIRLS TENNIS COACH OF THE YEAR Charles Gray, Nashua South First Team All Stars Amy Maalouf, so., Bishop Guertin Kaitlyn Nichols, so., Bishop Guertin Hannah Gilbertson,so. Bishop Guertin Natalie Sheehy, jr., Bishop Guertin Liann Grosso, fr., Merrimack Maddie Daniel, ...

Caroline Fischer is Girls Track Athlete of the Year

Girls Track Athlete of the Year Caroline Fischer Bishop Guertin, Junior. Distance Runner The Cardinals distance phenom added to her own amazing legend on the track this spring. At the Division I State Meet, Fischer did the unthinkable, racking up 30 points alone by winning titles in the ...

Souhegan’s Sam Goddard is Boys Tennis Player of the Year

BOYS TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Sam Goddard Souhegan, Junior COACH OF THE YEAR Mike Coulter, Alvirne First Team All Stars Sam Goddard, Jr., Souhegan Josh Goddard, fr., Souhegan Nik Vahe, jr., Hollis Brookline Darius Paradie, jr., Hollis Brookline Amol Khanna, sr., Nashua ...

Jacob Pacheco is Boys Track Athlete of the Year

Boys Track Athlete of the Year Jacob Pacheco Bishop Guertin, Junior, Pole Vault/Javelin As good as he was mowing through the regular season, the Cardinals’ two-event standout raised his game when it mattered in June. Pacheco won the javelin at the Division I State Meet with a 150-2 ...

Montminy leads Nashua CHaD Game contingent

MANCHESTER – Need tough yards? A big block? In today's annual CHaD East-West All-Star Football Game at the University of New Hampshire, former Nashua High School North running back Brian Montminy may be just the guy to do that for the West squad. After all, that's what he did the last ...

HB’s Gillespie has that Cavalier spirit for CHaD Game

MANCHESTER – Michael Gillespie is making history. The former Hollis Brookline High School wide receiver/defensive back was thrilled that in January he became , as he tells it, the school's first player to ever be chosen to play in the annual CHaD East-West All-Star Football Game. And he ...

Ironically baseball never caught on with Merrimack CHaD standout Petrocelli

MANCHESTER – Let's head back in time to the Merrimack household of Jordan Petrocelli, when he was trying as a youth to decide between playing baseball and lacrosse. “My Mom told me that baseball was too boring,” Petrocelli said, “so I should try something else. So I chose ...

CHaD All-Star Game now a Grondstra family tradition

MANCHESTER – It's all in the family. Yes, Souhegan High School alum Ries Gronstra's opportunity to play for the West squad in this Saturday's annual CHaD East-West All-Star Football Game at the University of New Hampshire is almost like a family tradition. That's because his older brother ...

Milford’s Taylor has strong ties to CHaD, community

MANCHESTER – One day last January the postman rang twice for former Milford High School lineman Alex Taylor. In one envelope came his first college acceptance letter, this one from Plymouth State. The other? It was a notification that he had been selected to play in this Saturday's annual ...