High Schools

MANCHESTER – Bishop Guertin High School girls softball pitcher Bridget Soraghan couldn’t believe it as she saw teammate Elizabeth Ross cross home plate in the bottom of the seventh. “I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re state champions,'” Soraghan said. “I was just like, ‘We’re gonna ...

Milford holds on to win second straight title

MANCHESTER – While warming up for the top of the seventh, needing three outs to win a state title, Milford High School softball pitcher Delaney Parker was bee-boppin to the music at the Southern New Hampshire University softball field. What drama? What tension? “That’s how I stay calm,” ...

Cougars’ comeback makes them champions, 6-5

MANCHESTER – Belmont High School coach Matt LeBlanc had the best explanation on Saturday for the Campbell Cougars’ miracle 6-5 Division III comeback title win in 10 innings. “You don’t go undefeated for no reason,” LeBlanc said. “They’re very well coached, and obviously they have ...

Finals Day is on its way

Saturday is Championship Day. A Hardware Holiday. The day most local high school teams and athletes have been waiting for. Rev up the engine and follow this map: It all starts at 10 a.m.at Manchester’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium when unbeaten, 18-0 Campbell takes on 17-2 Belmont for the ...

Bishop Guertin stuns Pinkerton for Division I boys lacrosse title

EXETER – Through one half of play, it seemed Bishop Guertin and Pinkerton Academy were heading toward compelling theater in the latest chapter of a rivalry featuring the titans of New Hampshire boys lacrosse. Everything changed in the third quarter, though, and the Cardinals made sure there ...

Bishop Guertin rallies for Division I softball crown

MANCHESTER – Bishop Guertin High School girls softball pitcher Bridget Soraghan couldn’t believe it as she saw teammate Elizabeth Ross cross home plate in the bottom of the seventh. “I said, ‘Oh my God, we’re state champions,'” Soraghan said. “I was just like, ‘We’re gonna ...

Parker, Spartans escape to Division II finals

MANCHESTER – Milford High School softball coach Jim Rines has always referred to pitcher Delaney Parker as Houdini. Thursday night we all found out why. That’s because Parker managed time and time again to wiggle her way out of trouble as the Spartans hung on for a 5-4 Division II semifinal ...

Campbell squeezes past Raymond in extras to reach D-III baseball final

MANCHESTER – A senior with plenty of state tourney savvy, Campbell High’s Matt Gagne looked like the calmest guy in the house. Second and third, one out, bottom of the 11th, 2-2 tie with a spot in the Division III state championship game hanging in the balance against Raymond ...

Hollis Brookline falls to Pinkerton in boys volleyball semifinal

NASHUA – Pinkerton defeated Hollis Brookline 3-1 in the first week of the boys volleyball season, and now in the final week of the campaign as well, earning a victory in the NHIAA Division I boys volleyball semifinals at Nashua North on Thursday night. The Cavaliers took the first set, ...

Sabers streak to Division I title, 10-9

MANCHESTER – Sometimes team meetings can actually work. Just ask the Souhegan High School girls lacrosse team. After the Sabers had lost to Londonderry by a goal back on May 9, coach Maren Petropulos got everyone together in a room, closed the door, and they hashed things out. “We were in ...

BG rolls into D-I softball championship game

MANCHESTER – Every baseball fan knows the old adage, “good pitching beats good hitting.” In softball, that axiom has a slight twist: “good hitting beats good flexing.” Bishop Guertin is now one win away from the 2017 NHIAA Division I softball title thanks to its 7-2 victory over ...

Sabers take a walk to Division II finals

MANCHESTER – It’s tough enough to beat a team three times in a season, even tougher the third time without arguably one of your best players. But that’s exactly what the defending Division II champion Souhegan High School baseball team did, taking advantage of 13 Windham walks to top the ...

Guertin reaches 13th consecutive D-I boys lax final

EXETER – Practice time was limited the past two days due to weather, so the Exeter High School boys lacrosse team did what it could to craft a game plan around slowing perennial power Bishop Guertin. The gist of it? Double team star midfielder Brian Cameron at every opportunity, and zone-up ...

HB ousted by Derryfield in D-II boys lax semifinal

NASHUA – Hollis Brookline brought a 12-game win streak into Wednesday’s Division II boys lacrosse semifinal at Stellos Stadium. The momentum wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the buzz saw of undefeated, defending champion Derryfield. The second-seeded Cougars scored the first six goals of ...

Campbell, Wilton-Lyndeborough put up fight in softball semifinal losses

PLYMOUTH — “What a great year. Right now, I’m as upset as you guys are, but I’m proud of you at the same time,” said Campbell High softball coach Eric Gibbons only minutes after his No. 3 Cougars were ousted in the State Division 3 semifinals by second-seeded Mascenic, 5-3. Gibbons ...

Hollis Brookline boys volleyball advances to semis

HOLLIS – Hollis-Brookline needed five sets and then some to finally extinguish Goffstown and continue their New Hampshire state title defense. The Cavaliers, down 2-1, got an outstanding fourth-set performance from Jonathon Brackett to keep them in it and an amazing closing performance from ...

Rainy weather haunting state high school tournaments

It’s time for the Tourney Rain Game. Tuesday’s rains wiped out all the New Hampshire Intescholastic Athletic Association’s outdoor tournanent events, with most moved to Wednesday and one big local game switched to Thursday. The Bishop Guertin High School boys lacrosse quarterfinal game ...

Bishop Guertin boys volleyball ousted in tourney

NASHUA – Tuesday night held a difficult end to what was an excellent season for Bishop Guertin. The third-seeded Cardinals fell in a NHIAA Division I boys volleyball quarterfinal matchup against the visiting Windham Pythons, 3-0. Neither team could string together a sustained run in the ...

Stakes are high in Tourney Week Two

We’ve entered Week Two of the spring high school tournament season, and as always, the stakes get higher. They can’t get any bigger than the first local state championship game of the season, set for Wednesday at Southern New Hampshire University when No. 1 Bedford takes on No. 2 Souhegan ...

All-State Boys Volleyball Team

Player of the Year Cobi Moore, Pinkerton First team Sam Hovan, OH, Timberlane; Cobi Moore, S, Pinkerton; Nick Wood, OH, Hollis Brookline; Micah Howard, MH, Mascenic; Yanni Kakouris, L, Timberlane; Nate Newton, L, Bishop Guertin; Joe Hyatt, OH, Bishop Guertin; Tyler Behsman, OH, Pinkerton; Luke ...