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Cougars go for second straight soccer crown in Laconia

They've had plenty of success in the last year, but there was a good reason at the start of this season to think the Campbell High School boys soccer team wouldn't have a chance to defend its title: Youth. The Cougars roster is filled with freshmen and sophomores, yet with a little dash of ...

Nashua South tops Dover for volleyball championship

DERRY – After surrendering the first two sets of the postseason and tenuously hanging on, just three points from quarterfinal extinction, the Nashua South girls volleyball team took no prisoners and left no doubt. Nine straight flawless sets later, they are the undefeated (21-0), undisputed ...

Exeter eliminates Nashua South in football quarterfinals

EXETER – For 48 minutes in Saturday’s Division I state football quarterfinal, it felt like Nashua South was running uphill. Despite the Panthers’ showing, grit and skill and will offensively all day long, led by juniors Chris Keefe and Jason Compoh, they simply couldn’t catch up with ...

Alvirne football stymies Milford, reaches Division II semifinals

MILFORD – Five big first-half pass connections between Kyle Gora and Kyle Boucher and some excellent defense sat at the center of the Alvirne Broncos’ pleasing 20-7 victory over the host Milford Spartans in Division II quarterfinal-round playoff action on Saturday. Just a little more than ...

Campbell falls in Division III football quarterfinals

By VINCE RODEMER Staff Writer LITCHFIELD – As with most November postseason football, defense and tough yards were the name of the game Saturday at Campbell High School. Stevens got two huge stops on fourth downs and converted one of their own to knock off Campbell 20-8 in the ...

Campbell boys soccer out to defend championship

By TOM KING Staff Writer They’ve had plenty of success in the last year, but there was a good reason at the start of this season to think the Campbell High School boys soccer team wouldn’t have a chance to defend its title: Youth. The Cougars roster is filled with freshmen and ...

Cardinals can’t cash in on chances in 1-0 semis loss

NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer team saved its best for last during Thursday's Division I semifinal. The problem was, it wasn't enough. The No. 3 Cardinals dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 decision at the hands of No. 2 Londonderry in a soggy semifinal at Stellos Stadium, ...

Friday Football Feast: Playoff fever grips region

So it is playoff time in the Granite State, where every game from here on out is the “Game of the Week,” and prognosticators holding tenuous win percentages (57-12, .826) panic at the prospect of all these tough selections to make. The time to roll it up, or in my case most often, fall ...

High School Football Playoff Matchups: North’s Harris out this week

Division I NO. 4 MERRIMACK at NO. 1 NASHUA NORTH WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. RECORDS: Nashua North 9-0, Merrimack 6-3 REGULAR SEASON: Nashua North 31, Merrimack 19 FYI: It’s the second year in a row these two are meeting in the quarterfinals, but this one is ...

Hollis Brookline girls fall short in semis

EXETER – Most folks learn early in life – and then get reminded in later years – that missed opportunities can truly hang you up. And the Hollis Brookline girls’ soccer team got stung significantly by missed opportunities in its 2-0, Division II semifinal-round tournament loss to ...

Milford girls eliminated in overtime by Hanover

EXETER – After 80 scoreless minutes, it just took 32 seconds to end Milford’s dreams at a chance of winning a girls’ soccer title. Milford fell 1-0 in overtime to the Marauders of Hanover on Thursday night in the NHIAA Division II Semifinals. Neither team managed many significant ...

Cougars back in the finals with 2-0 semifinal win

LACONIA – They didn't need penalty kicks this time. No, the way the 17-0-2 Campbell High School Cougars are playing in this Division III boys soccer season, it's tough to wager against them. They used PKs last year in the semis and finals to capture a championship, but this year seem so ...

Milford volleyball upended in semifinals

DERRY – For one fleeting span, the second game of Wednesday night’s Division II state volleyball semifinals, we saw the real Milford High volleyball team. Coe-Brown Northwood Academy made life difficult for the Spartans the rest of the night here at Hackler Gymnasium. Sixth-seeded ...

Several locals named to All-State Field Hockey Team

Several locals were named to the Divison I and II New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Field Hockey teams. First-team locals in Divison I were Bishop Guertin's BrookeYabroudy and Sarah Coyle, Merrimack's Erin Knauer and Dimetria Gonzalez, Nashua North's Lizzie Dack and ...

Nashua South ices Winnacunnet to reach volleyball finals

DERRY – The Nashua South volleyball program that was ousted early in back to back years on Halloween night simply does not exist anymore. These are the Panthers of 2019, focused on perfection and refusing to ever relent as evidenced Saturday night in their marathon quarterfinal survival ...

High school tourneys, joined by football, hit a big week

There were no apparent surprises on Monday when the NHIAA announced its football pairings. And now, while we say good-bye to field hockey for another year, football officially steps in to join the tournament fray in Week Three of the postseason. Soon, it will be all that's left. Here's what's ...

Nashua area players take All-State Field Hockey honors

Several locals were named to the Division I and II New Hampshire Field Hockey Coaches Association All-State Field Hockey teams. First-team locals in Division I were Bishop Guertin’s Brooke Yabroudy and Sarah Coyle, Merrimack’s Erin Knauer and Dimetria Gonzalez, Nashua North’s Lizzie ...

Cards survive a Division I quarterfinal joust with Central

NASHUA – They had two goals disallowed for goaltender interference. Their coach received a yellow card out of frustration at the officials' calls. Their opponent had a free kick from some 20 yards out with 30 seconds to play, seeking the game-tying goal. Yet somehow, some way, the Bishop ...

Guertin’s Fischer strolls in cross country Meet of Champions

NASHUA – About the only quiz Caroline Fischer has failed this fall was when the reporter asked her post-race on Saturday how many state or all-state championships she had won in four years at Bishop Guertin High School. She’s excused on that one. This is cross country, not calculus, and ...

Souhegan field hockey falls in finals

BEDFORD – Friday night’s Division II state semifinal field hockey upset of the top-seeded, defending champion Derryfield School might go down as one of the great victories in Souhegan High School history. It was also the most physically and emotionally draining ever, 80 minutes of field ...