High Schools

North, South football teams finally ready for a game

NASHUA – Finally, a game to play. That’s what the Nashua High School North and South football teams must feel like this week as they gear up for Wednesday night’s annual Turkey Eve Bowl at 6 at Stellos Stadium. Remember, they’ve had a combined five-plus weeks without a game. The ...

Campbell tops Monadnock in championship thriller

DURHAM – There was no litany of penalties, mistakes or big-game jitters. In Saturday’s Division III State Championship final, Campbell High School took every shot, absorbing the very best unbeaten Monadnock could deliver. Make that previously unbeaten Monadnock. Top-seeded Campbell rallied ...

Young Campbell football team has sights set on Division III championship

LITCHFIELD – Sophomores, even in small school football in the state of New Hampshire, are most often fodder, bag-holding scout teamers there to help ready the older guys. Saturday morning (11 a.m.) at UNH’s Wildcat Stadium, Campbell High will do the almost unthinkable in the Division III ...

Cougars host scrappy Stevens in state semifinals today

LITCHFIELD – The best football team Campbell High School has seen this year comes to town Saturday in the NHIAA Division III state semifinals. In last week’s quarterfinals, Stevens High of Claremont did exactly what Campbell did three weeks ago. The No. 6 Cardinals stormed into third-seeded ...

Souhegan girls win cross country crown

This a golden era for New Hampshire girls cross country. The Granite State went 1-2-3 at the New England Cross Country Championships a year ago, and two of those three – champ Jacqueline Gaughan of Exeter and third-place finisher Caroline Fischer of Bishop Guertin – are back this year, ...

Campbell’s Callinan running with a purpose

LITCHFIELD – When her mother asked Caitlyn Callinan what she wanted to do for her senior project, there was no hesitation. “She said, ‘I know exactly what I want to do,'” Jodie Callinan said. “She’s always wanted to run the Marathon.” That being the Boston Marathon. But the ...

Nashua North boys cross country set for New Englands

NASHUA – Maybe David Vorbach had hit the wall, leaving his best races in September. At least that was the sentiment after the Nashua High North senior cruised home in 10th at the New Hampshire Division I Cross Country Championships two weeks ago. That assessment was so way off. And Vorbach ...

Collins: NHIAA Council will discuss, not rubber stamp changes

There will be some changes in New Hampshire High School sports, especially in division alignment for many sports, not the least of which will be football. Will all of the changes go through as proposed and become final when the NHIAA Council has its annual meeting on Thursday? Probably, but not ...

Moore steps down from Bishop Guertin football job

NASHUA – Three years ago, Bishop Guertin High School football coach Jeff Moore seemed like a great fit when he was hired. But after three seasons, two of them playoff years, Moore has decided that is no longer the case and informed his players and the school he is walking away. “It’s a ...

Top seeded Bow tops Souhegan for Division II girls soccer crown

EXETER – Throughout the season, right into Sunday’s Division II state championship, the Souhegan High School girls soccer team pounced on their opportunities, no matter how limited. Top-seeded Bow had the response for the strategy, though. The Falcons just kept pouring the pressure on. With ...

Panthers turn things over to Pinkerton, 42-14

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South broke two of head coach Scott Knight’s biggest commandments on Saturday: Thou shalt not turn the ball over, and thou shall always finish drives on offense. They turned the ball over a whopping seven times. And offensively in key moments, they didn’t ...

Hollis Brookline can now claim high school volleyball dynasty

DERRY – The air surrounding the Hollis Brookline volleyball program is pretty darn rarified these days. When you win a third straight girls volleyball Division I state championship as the Cavaliers did here Saturday night – knocking off Bishop Guertin, 3-1 – the word “Dynasty” begins ...

Celtics rip Magic for eighth straight win

And then there was one. There was so much anticipation to the local high school football season 10 weeks ago. But after eight or nine regular season games (depending on the Division), and one weekend of playoffs, there is only one local team left. Campbell Cougars, step right up. The Cougars, ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball fends of Guertin, retains crown

DERRY — When Hollis Brookline got loose, Bishop Guertin High School, like the 20 Cavalier victims before it, just did not have an answer. Hollis Brookline, after losing the first game (25-23), cruised through three straight — 25-13, 25-10 and 25-20 — to claim the school’s third straight ...

Nashua North boys cross country comes up big in Meet of Champions

The Nashua High School North boys cross country team had the top two finishers in Saturday’s Meet of Champions, held at Nashua South. The Titans had the top two runners as David Vorbach captured first place in 15:30 with teammate Max Ireland second in 15:37. Nashua North was second in the ...

Campbell football romps into next playoff round

LITCHFIELD – The Campbell High football team earned a Division III quarterfinal victory here Saturday and knocked a couple of items off the team “bucket list,” too. For the first time this year, the Cougars were held scoreless in the first quarter. Oh yeah, and when ...

Souhegan, Hollis Brookline football ousted from playoffs

DIVISION II QUARTERFINALS No. 1 Plymouth 49, No. 4 Souhegan 21 The Sabers were blanked in the first half, trailing 36-0 at the break, en route to a loss that ends their season at 5-4. “Our defense played spirited but we gave up four big plays, and we couldn’t do anything on offense,” ...

Souhegan girls soccer in finals Sunday against Bow

EXETER – Being an Amherst resident, Dan Wyborney knows the deal when it comes to the tradition of Souhegan High School girls soccer. He knew when he took the job as the team’s coach this past year that the Sabers had a proud championship history, 12 titles in all. It was just a question of ...

Sabers escape with 1-0 semifinal win over Portsmouth

EXETER – Sometimes all you get in soccer is one glorious chance. And you better make the most of it. The Souhegan High School girls soccer team did just that on Thursday, edging Portsmouth 1-0 in the Division II semifinals despite being outshot 24-2. “That’s the plan, right?” Souhegan ...

Cougars fall to Winnisquam in Division III volleyball semis

The Campbell High School girls volleyball team enjoyed a fine season, but once again the Cougars ran into a late tournament roadblock. Campbell, seeded third, fell 3-0 to No. 2 Winnisquam on Wednesday in the Division III semifinals at Plymouth Regional High School. “We had our eyes on the ...