High Schools

Cavaliers, Falcons: similar teams, same title goal

They are mirror images. You really have two teams that are so close you can't expect anything but a one or two-run game in today's 4 p.m. Division II baseball final between the No. 1, 17-2 Bow Falcons and No. 2, 16-2 Hollis Brookline Cavaliers at Manchester's Northeast Delta Dental ...

Pinkerton stops Guertin in Division I state title classic

EXETER -- In a state championship classic, drenched with momentum swings and runs, Pinkerton Academy had the final answer, defending its Division I title in a 14-12 thriller over top-seeded Bishop Guertin. That answer was senior Gennaro Marra. The Astros faceoff automaton owned the final 59.4 ...

Bishop Guertin, Pinkerton boys lacrosse provide another classic

They make you wait, just about to the end of the high school year. And they always deliver. Pinkerton Academy and Bishop Guertin have taken boys lacrosse to the point where few high school sports rivalries dare go. If the 2,000 or so fans, who made the trip to Exeter High on Saturday ...

New Hampshire All State Softball teams announced

Division I Player of the Year Brittany Faucher, Spaulding Pitcher of the Year Sam Wiberg, Exeter Varsity Coach of the Year Kristen Hodsdon-Morrisette, Exeter JV Coach of the Year Meredith Doyle, Manchester Memorial Stacy Stockwell, Windham Joan Forge Award Matt Fleming, ...

Pinkerton tips Bishop Guertin for boys lacrosse title

EXETER – In a state championship classic, drenched with momentum swings and runs, Pinkerton Academy had the final answer, defending its Division I tite in a 14-12 thriller over top-seeded Bishop Guertin. Down 5-1 early, BG burst to a 9-6 third-quarter lead, only to see it slip away. A ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough stuns Epping for softball championship

PLYMOUTH – There’s a time-tested sports adage which states that “If you want to be the best you need to beat the best.” And that old saw was never more true than it was for the Wilton-Lyndeborough softball squad as it strode into the Division IV championship game against the ...

Pick a number, any number. The domination of New Hampshire Division I that has grown in the Pinkerton Academy-Bishop Guertin boys lacrosse rivalry resumes Saturday night (7:30 p.m.) as expected as the two teams collide on the turf at Exeter High’s Bill Ball Stadium. It is the seventh ...

Hopkinton fights off Campbell for Division III softball crown

PLYMOUTH – When it rolled into the Division III championship game at Plymouth State University on Saturday afternoon, the Campbell softball squad was fully intent on finishing its opponent’s 2019 “Cinderella Story” with a rather unhappy ending. Coach Eric Gibbons’ fourth-seeded ...

Bishop Guertin triumphs over Pinkerton for girls lacrosse crown

HOOKSETT – With 1,000 or so of her closest friends, well about half were her fiercest enemies, watching intently, Abigail Ahearn had the ball in her stick, the Division I state championship hanging in the balance, and only 24 seconds left on the clock. “Faking and placing, that was all I ...

Souhegan’s Goddard singles champ, now goes for doubles

For the second straight year, Souhegan High School has a boys state singles tennis champion. Junior Sam Goddard captured the crown Tuesday, topping Bedford's No. 1 seed Jason Boucher, 6-1, 6-4 at Pinkerton Academy. Goddard, who entered the tourney as the third seed, followed in the footsteps ...

Several locals earn All-State baseball honors

Several locals were named to the New Hampshire Baseball Coaches Association All-State Teams, including some key players for Division II finalist Hollis Brookline and Division I quarterfinalist Bishop Guertin, Division II Souhegan, and Wilton-Lyndeborough. In Division I, First Team locals ...

Campbell routs Berlin in softball semifinal

PLYMOUTH – When you’re playing a big game and your opponent is giving, TAKE. The fourth-ranked Campbell High softball team stepped into its Division III semifinal playoff game at Plymouth State University on Friday night aiming to upend the top-seeded Berlin Mountaineers. And truth be ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough softball on to championship game

PLYMOUTH – The Wilton-Lyndeborough softball squad’s huge nine-run third inning led it to a 14-6 pounding of Profile in Division IV semifinal-round tournament play at Plymouth State University on Thursday night. And that resounding success snagged coach Denny Claire’s Warriors their ...

Hollis Brookline bounced from volleyball tournament

NASHUA – The Windham Jaguars now have a chance to earn a state championship on Saturday, emerging victorious in straight sets against the Hollis-Brookline Cavaliers during Thursday’s NHIAA Division I Boys’ Volleyball Tournament Semifinals. Windham dominated most of the first game, ...

Several locals were named to the New Hampshire Baseball Coaches Association All-State Teams. In Division I, First-Team locals included Gatorade Player of the Year Brett Anderson, junior, of Bishop Guertin, BG senior catcher/DH Sam Boudreau and Nashua North infielder Trevor Kelly. Division ...

Cavs overcome miscues to land in Division II finals

CONCORD – Hollis Brookline senior shortstop Joe Messina felt he wasn't having his best game in Tuesday's Division II semfinals against John Stark on Tuesday. That all changed with one swing of the bat. Messina's two-run double to deep center at Warren H. Doane Field in the bottom of the ...

Bishop Guertin subdues Souhegan to reach boys lacrosse final

EXETER – The most obvious outcome in Granite State high school sports played out as planned here at Bill Ball Stadium on Tuesday night with the top-seeded Bishop Guertin Cardinals and the No. 2 Pinkerton Astros deftly chiseling out their spots in Saturday night’s Division I state boys ...

Local teams continue their championship quest

The quest for one or more state championships continues. There are nine local high school teams still in the running, with the closest being the Bishop Guertin High School girls lacrosse team, set to play in the Division I finals Wednesday vs. No. 1 Pinkerton Academy at 7 p.m. at Southern New ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball reaches semifinals

PLAISTOW – It was all about energy for Hollis Brookline. The road Cavs had more of it early on in the match, more of it down 2-1 and more of it mattered most in the decisive fifth set. It was that energy, coupled with huge plays from Matthew Wojcik and Sander Wimmer and the leadership of ...

Milford softball falls short in semifinals

PLYMOUTH – Milford only needed one more win to complete an undefeated season, but they ultimately fell to John Stark on Tuesday in the NHIAA Division II softball tournament semifinals, 10-2. In the first, John Stark put two runners in scoring position, but Milford escaped the jam, with ...