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High Schools

Panthers capture hard-fought win over Alvirne, 3-2

HUDSON – The Nashua High School South girls soccer team must love it when a plan comes together. There were five minutes left in a 2-2 fight to the finish Tuesday at Alvirne High School, when South coach Lauren Keating had one simple strategy she yelled to her team: “Push!,” she ...

School officials clarify Merrimack homework strategy

MERRIMACK – “Homework is very important. We recognize its importance and always have.” Despite not grading homework, Merrimack School District Superintendent Mark McLaughlin said officials do not overlook the activity’s importance. He spent time during Monday’s school board meeting ...

Spartans continue their quest with 3-0 win over Cavs

HOLLIS – Their time? The Milford High School girls soccer team thinks so. After coming so close to winning a Division II state title a year ago (loss in penalty kicks to Hanover), those Spartans returning are hungry to get back to the title game. That showed when the Spartans (5-0) handed ...

Students discuss vaping during roundtable session

NASHUA — With vaping continuing to cause problems for young people across America, students at Nashua High School South – where nearly half of pupils admit to at least trying the liquid nicotine products – spoke on the subject during a Monday roundtable discussion. “When I talk to ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South girls soccer tips Concord

Girls soccer Bishop Guertin 2, Concord 1 (2OT) Meg Lord scored two goals, including the game winner at the five minute mark of the second overtime as the Cardinals remained unbeaten on the year at 4-0. Katie Boudreau assisted on the game-winner while Brooke Paquette had the other assist. ...

High School Journal: Souhegan coach fired up for CHaD assignment

There is no switch that needs to be flipped, no prodding necessary. Robin Bowkett gets after it. He supplies the self-motivation. Take this past summer. Bowkett had seen the 2018 CHaD All-Star Game as a fan for the first time. He liked what he saw, so the Souhegan High School football coach ...

South edges Alvirne in local boys soccer showdown

Nashua South won a thriller over Alvirne in boys soccer at Stellos Stadium on Monday night, while local girls volleyball teams also did well. Here's a look at the local high school action: BOYS SOCCER NASHUA SOUTH 3, ALVIRNE 2 The Panthers, trailing 2-1 at halftime, rallied early in the ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South boys soccer upends Alvirne

Boys soccer NASHUA SOUTH 3, ALVIRNE 2 The Panthers, trailing 2-1 at halftime, rallied early in the second half to knock the Broncos (5-1) from the ranks of the unbeatens in a tight one at Stellos Stadium. “It was a battle,” Alvirne coach Marcos Vieira Filho said. “They (South) are ...

Lupo paces Cardinals’ 20-0 stunner over Panthers

NASHUA – What's the one thing you always crave as a football team? Speed. Bishop Guertin had it on Saturday night, as senior Joey Lupo raced for three TDs, including runs of 85 and 52 yards in a stunning 20-0 victory over city rival Nashua South at Stellos Stadium. “Joey's definitely the ...

Guertin elevates Why to girls lax head coaching job

NASHUA – A couple of months ago, Leslie Why had no thoughts of seeking a varsity high school head coaching job for girls lacrosse. But after serving as the Cardinals junior varsity coach the last three seasons, Why said she couldn't pass up the opportunity when the Bishop Guertin job ...

Harris, Titans enjoy another one-sided win, 36-0

NASHUA – It's been a pretty dominant start to the high school football season for Nashua North. That includes Friday night's 36-0 romp over Spaulding at Stellos Stadium. “We're running around, moving well, our team speed, getting to the football,” North coach Dante Laurendi said, his ...

School officials discuss vaping challenges

NASHUA — As nearly half of students in Nashua High Schools North and South admit to trying vaping, district officials continue examining ways to curtail use of the products. “Fourth and fifth-graders are doing this too,” Board of Education member Susan Porter said. “If they learn it ...

Saint Thomas stuns Alvirne with late TD

DOVER - A successful extra point booted by a senior soccer standout playing in his first high school football game wound up being the margin of defeat for the Alvirne Broncos in a 13-12 decision in their first 2019 road contest at Saint Thomas Aquinas in Dover on Saturday afternoon. The ...

Milford dominates West from opening snap

MANCHESTER – Opening a football game with five straight scoring drives will generally result in a victory and that was the case for the Milford Spartans on Friday night, earning a solid 35-13 win over Manchester West. After starting their first drive on the West 30-yard line, the Spartans ...

Wimmer tosses 5 TD passes in Hollis Brookline win

HOLLIS – A week after stumbling against Milford, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline made easy work against Hanover with a 48-14 victory on Saturday. The Cavaliers scored on each of their first six drives, beginning with a 38-yard strike from Sander Wimmer to Austin Johnson. Wimmer added ...

Nashua South’s Coffin wins North Cross Country Invitational

South's Coffin wins girls North Invite NASHUA - Nashua High School South junior Cali Coffin crossed the finish line 12 second ahead of her nearest competitor, Bedford junior Carly Rinko, to take home the top spot in the girls portion of Saturday morning's Nashua North Cross Country ...

Morse lifts North boys soccer in overtime

Boys soccer Nashua North 3, Winnacunnet 2 (OT) Joe Morse converted a header by Joao Santana into the game winning goal 10 seconds into sudden death overtime as the Titans evened their record at 2-2. Colin McMahon and Makram Elkhach scored in regulation for North. Hanover 6, Merrimack ...

Mills, Campbell run away from Epping/Newmarket

EPPING - Keegan Mills rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to give Campbell High School its second 30-plus point victory in as many games this fall. The Cougars backfield - highlighted by Mills 8.3 yards per carry), Conor Sweeney (16 carries, 93 yards, one touchdown) and ...

Pennichuck welcomes new administrative duo

NASHUA – With a new school year comes two new administrators at Pennichuck Middle School. Recently, Gabriel Falzarano assumed the role as principal at Pennichuck and has been joined by new interim Assistant Principal Craig Hardimon. Both administrators bring more than a decade or more of ...