High Schools

Panthers’ tourney road ends in Bedford, 2-0

BEDFORD – Nashua High School girls soccer coach Tom Bellen was saying the other day how the road to any Division I tournament success goes through the Bedford Bulldogs. Unfortunately for Bellen and the sixth-seeded Panthers, that road reached a dead end at Bulldog Stadium on Monday, the ...

Bishop Guertin overcomes Nashua South to reach volleyball finals

DERRY – Five weeks ago, even in defeat, the Bishop Guertin volleyball team walked off the floor in Hollis energized by the fact that the Cardinals had just slugged it out with the very best and actually scratched out a game from the host Cavaliers. Since that moment, Guertin ripped off 10 of ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball team will defend its Division I title

DERRY – Five weeks ago, even in defeat, the Bishop Guertin volleyball team walked off the floor in Hollis energized by the fact that the Cardinals had just slugged it out with the very best and actually scratched out a game from the host Cavaliers. Since that moment, Guertin ripped off 10 of ...

Sabers make it one out of three for locals in soccer tourneys

Girls soccer fans locally were hoping for a Milford-Souhegan Part III in the Division II semifinals, but that won’t happen. The Sabers kept their end of the bargain on Sunday with a dramatic quarterfinal penalty kick win over Kearsarge in Amherst, but the Spartans fell to Portsmouth in soggy ...

Nashua South, Hollis Brookline, Souhegan and Campbell in football playoffs

And now, the second season begins. That means win-or-go-home games for the likes of locals Nashua High School South, Souhegan, Hollis Brookline and Campbell. Yes, it’s called playoffs. Unofficially, one game is set as West Conference champion South (7-2) will host South conference runner-up ...

North enjoys feel-good win over Keene, 38-13

NASHUA – It was a feel good finish to the regular season for the Nashua High School North football team. That’s because, despite not making the playoffs, the Titans were able to wrap up their West Conference campaign with a 38-13 romp over Keene, finishing the pre-Thanksgiving slate with a ...

Panther roll past Cards, 43-26, en route to playoffs

NASHUA – They are two football teams that had two different types of a regular season, and Friday night’s Nashua South 43-26 romp over Bishop Guertin at Stellos Stadium was the perfect example. The game was not as close as the final score indicated as the Panthers led 43-6 at the half. They ...

“Mama Michon” leads her Panther girls to quarterfinals

NASHUA – Her teammates and coaches call her “Mama Michon”, because she’s constantly as a senior leader looking out for them. Well, on Thursday, Mama took care of her family just fine. Yes, Nashua High School South senior forward Alexa Michon did her job to perfection, scoring the ...

Alvirne football tests Timberlane but comes up short

PLAISTOW – In the steamy July sun, running wind sprints you just never picture the football season ending in October. Jacob Donahue and about 10 other Alvirne High seniors endured the emotions of that exact circumstance, dropping their regular season finale at Timberlane Regional, 21-7, to ...

Pinkerton spoils Merrimack football season finale

MERRIMACK – Before the evening began, it was clear that one team was going to the playoffs and one was not; as the evening unfolded, it was very clear which team was which. The Pinkerton Astros earned a comfortable 56-21 victory over the Merrimack Tomahawks on Friday night, a score that was ...

Campbell boys soccer on to Division III quarterfinals

Compiled by Marc Breton Boys Soccer Campbell 1, Fall Mountain 0 (OT) The No. 5 seed Cougars won in overtime with a goal by Jake Oberto, three minutes into the overtime period. Campbell will be at No. 4 Raymond on Sunday at 2 p.m.. Girls Soccer Concord 3, Merrimack 0 The No. 12 seed Tomahawks ...

Panthers no match for Little Green in prelim loss

NASHUA – Nashua High School South boys soccer coach Joe Morgan took his time picking things up along the bench. Post-game interview? Sure. Anything to delay him from having to go into the Stellos Stadium locker room and face his team after Wednesday’s 4-0 Division I preliminary round loss ...

Broncos looking to be a Division II football team in 2018

Six years ago, Alvirne High School athletic director Karen Bonney made a bold move. She orchestrated the move for the Broncos football program to go down from what was then Division II – the likes of Exeter, Bishop Guertin, Winnacunnet, Merrimack, Timberlane, etc. – and the feeling was it ...

Locals primed for successful tourney runs

Fasten your seat belts, proceed with caution. The local high school tourney season just left the high speed lane and we’re into heavy traffic. After field hockey began last week, now it’s time to start the boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball NHIAA tournaments. For the first time in ...

Nashua South football’s 0-2 start seems so long ago

NASHUA – How was the West won? The Nashua High School South football team started the season 0-2 after losing to South Conference powers Salem and Pinkerton. Then they had to head to Merrimack, to face a confident Tomahawks team that started the season 2-0. What happened that night changed ...

Lancers stun Cardinals 3-2 in triple OT quarterfinal thriller

NASHUA – Londonderry High School girls field hockey coach Nichole Treadway said she had senior Maeve McPhail take a couple of penalty strokes in practice on Friday and she didn’t look good. But on the third, she was perfect, so she was going to be the designated shooter for the Lancers in ...

Purring Panthers clinch West title with 42-13 win

NASHUA – The Panthers are purring. And now they are West Conference champions. All you needed to know about Nashua High School South’s football game with Londonderry on Friday night is this: The Lancers were starting to feel good about themselves, finally getting on the board with 3:22 left ...

Salem takes down Nashua North football

SALEM – Unbeaten Salem High can hit you from so many different angles. Nashua North absorbed attacks from nearly all of them here Friday night at Grant Field, falling to the Granite State’s top-rated team, 60-14. North falls to 4-4 with its Senior Day next Saturday at Stellos Stadium ...

Last-minute heroics lift Alvirne football past Bishop Guertin

HUDSON – They both might be near the bottom of the standings, but these two teams just submitted a result far from the bottom when it comes to this season’s most exciting games. With just six seconds left in regulation, the Alvirne Broncos earned a 26-20 home win over the Cardinals of ...

Pelham ices Hollis Brookline, 6-0

PELHAM – You couldn’t blame the Hollis Brookline football team if its was confident heading into Friday night’s matchup against a middle-of-the-pack Pelham team. After all, the Cavaliers were riding a five-game winning streak, having outscored opponents by more than 90 points the last ...