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High Schools

Tomahawks go-to players go past Spaulding, 33-28

The Merrimack High School football team survived a wild third quarter in Rochester to capture its season opener, 33-28 over Spaulding and the Tomahawks' key players all played key roles. Devin Wood had two receiving TDs, while back Zach Twardosky had two rushing TDs. Also, Jared Dyer had a ...

Student Vaping: Nashua schools report problems

NASHUA — During the spring, nearly half of the students in Nashua High School North and South health classes reported they had tried vaping, according to an Academic Health Class Survey conducted by Nashua Prevention Coalition. Also found in the survey was that 81.5% of students reported ...

Nashua South tops Portsmouth in football opener

NASHUA – High school football season openers are hardly ever pretty, but when Nashua South coach Scott Knight and his players looked up at the Stellos Stadium scoreboard at the final whistle Friday night, they saw a thing of beauty. That’s because the Portsmouth ClipperCats couldn’t ...

Broncos looking good after 3-0 stunner over North

NASHUA – Break up the Broncos? It's way too early for that, but the rest of Division I should be on alert, as the Alvirne High School boys soccer team is off to a 2-0 start after Thursday night's 3-0 win over Nashua North at Stellos Stadium. Remember, this is a Bronco team that had just a ...

North football routs Winnacunnet

HAMPTON – All eyes were focused on Nashua North’s Curtis Harris in their season opener at Winnacunnet High School. But junior back Xavier Provost made sure to grab his share of the spotlight. The junior running back scored a pair of touchdowns, including a 98-yard return of the ...

Milford football holds off Hollis Brookline to win opener

MILFORD – Coach Keith Jones had to be sitting on top of the world on Friday night after his Milford High team knocked off Hollis Brookline, 35-21, in the season opener. His Spartans built a comfortable 28-0 halftime lead and coasted home in the second half. They also committed just enough ...

Alvirne football brushes aside Pelham

HUDSON – Anybody who attended the Division II football season-opening contest between Pelham and Alvirne in Hudson on Friday night and was hankering for some good old-fashioned offense didn’t see a whole lot. Nope, the visiting Pythons and host Broncos engaged in an epic defensive battle in ...

Exeter routs Bishop Guertin in football opener

EXETER – Bishop Guertin looked to make an early statement, going for it on fourth-and-1 from its own 32 on the game’s opening drive. The Blue Hawks would have none of it. BG quarterback Josh Larson – starting in place of the injured Hayden Moses (knee) – was driven back on a keeper ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack football wins opener

Football MERRIMACK 33, SPAULDING 28 The Tomahawks survived a wild third quarter in Rochester to capture their season opener, and their key players all played key roles. Devin Wood had two receiving TDs, while back Zach Twardosky had two rushing TDs. Also, Jared Dyer had a passing and a ...

Nadal fights past Berrettini into US Open final

NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal found himself trailing in a tight first set against a bigger, younger opponent who was finding ways to cause trouble in their U.S. Open semifinal. Never one to panic, never liable to have a letdown, Nadal hung tough, waited for 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini to ...

Hollis Brookline chasing another volleyball crown

Now in her 20th season at the helm of a Hollis Brookline volleyball dynasty, coach Becky Balfour might be facing one of her most challenging ever. True, the Cavaliers have been the dominant Division I force, riding a run of 54 straight match wins in the Granite State and four straight state ...

South boys enjoy strong win over Concord in opener

Many area high school teams enjoyed successful season openers on Wednesday, while others just continued strong starts. Some games, however, were postponed due to the storm threat. Here's a rundown: BOYS SOCCER NASHUA SOUTH 6, CONCORD 3 The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and enjoyed a ...

Capsule previews of local high school football games

PORTSMOUTH AT NASHUA SOUTH WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST YEAR: Did not play. FYI: Season openers are always interesting because so little is known about how a team will perform. The Panthers, coming off a 5-5 season, will have an offense likely centered around ...

High School Highlights: Alvirne girls soccer tops Nashua North

Girls soccer Alvirne 4, Nashua North 2 The Broncos were down 1-0 at the half and came out running for the rest of the game. Maddie Bertrand, Jane Ostberg, Abbey Dubois and Marissa Juliano netted one goal each. Kelly Perry contributed three assists. Ariana Dumaine scored both North goals. ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South boys soccer wins opener

Boys soccer NASHUA SOUTH 6, CONCORD 3 The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead and enjoyed a successful season opener at Stellos Stadium with six different scorers. The Panthers goals were by Emmanuel Orozco, C.J. Dawe, Saif Naimat, Patrick Hyde, Max Lopez and Ethan Emata. “We had great ...

Tomahawks show sense of purpose in win over BG

NASHUA – Merrimack High School boys soccer coach Mark Papp had the perfect phrase to describe his team's mindset going into the season. “Perspectve brings purpose,” he said, adding he stole that saying from a former mentor of his. “We've got 12 seniors, and they know it's now or ...

Nashua area field hockey teams aiming high

Many of the names from Bishop Guertin’s state championship-winning lacrosse team hit the turf this fall, including title-game hero Abigail Ahearn, leaving folks around the Granite State to wonder if something big could be brewing this fall for coach Steve Duprat’s Cardinals field hockey ...

High School Highlights: BG girls soccer tops Merrimack

Girls soccer Guertin 4, Merrimack 0 The Cardinals got off to a good start in the season opener for both teams with goals by Molly and Mary Kate Finn, Caitlyn Toom and Brooke Paquette. Hannah Lord paced the BG defense in front of goalie Erin Morris, who had eight saves. Abby Morgan, Sam Page ...

Locals hope for an improved boys soccer season

Will success breed success? Yes, there was a local boys soccer champion in last year's high school ranks, that title belonging to the Campbell Cougars in Division III. Can they repeat? And can local teams from Division I, II and IV make tournament strides as well? The Cougars lost a ton of ...