High Schools

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 ...

Souhegan boys volleyball falls to Windham

PLAISTOW – When your team is the number eight seed and it’s heading into a tournament match against the top-ranked squad in its own gymnasium, very few folks are expecting that you have a legitimate shot at the upset victory you seek. And with that fact known and fully understood, the ...

Greater Nashua stars chosen for All State girls lacrosse honors

The NHIAA girls lacrosse coaches this week announced their divisional all-state teams as well as the senior all-star team. Area seniors selected to represent NH in the annual all-star game with Vermont include Kelsey Sweeney and Caroline Smith of Hollis Brookline; Taylor Clark of Souhegan; ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough advances in Division IV softball tourney

Softball DIVISION IV QUARTERFINALS NO. 2 WILTON-LYNDEBOROUGH 10, SUNAPEE 2 Pacing the Warriors 14 hit attack was Rachel Christino with three hits. Warriors gave up two unearned runs in the first inning. But Lexi Balam shut down Sunapee thereafter, giving up four hits while striking ...

Cavs get caught up in Warrior semis whirlwind

NASHUA – They were the victims of a Warrior Whirlwind. It was probably the last thing the Hollis Brookline High School girls lacrosse players expected. After all, they had jumped out to a 7-2 lead over Winnacunnet with just under nine minutes to go in the first half of Saturday's Division II ...

Shorthanded Cards can’t get past Bedford, 3-2

NASHUA – One bad inning and one seemingly surprising decision helped end the Bishop Guertin High School baseball team's promising season on Saturday. The inning was the third, in which an error by Guertin complete game starting pitcher Stephen McLendon opened the door for three unearned ...

Bishop Guertin girls lacrosse on to championship game

EXETER – Nurse a one-goal lead with 3:23 on the clock, with a trip to the Division I state championship on the line? Now, that’s a tenuous proposition. For the defending state champs from Bishop Guertin? No problem. The Cardinals needed all phases to kick in and survived a wild ...

Sabers savor big tourney win over Bishop Guertin

AMHERST – The record of 1-15 felt like a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. That was two years ago for many of the Souhegan High School boys volleyball players who were on the floor for a 3-0 preliminary round home tournament win over Bishop Guertin on Friday. Back then, they ...

Hollis Brookline baseball posts dramatic tourney win

HOLLIS – In baseball – as in many parts of life – it’s good to get in the last word. In the second-seeded Hollis Brookline baseball team’s Division II quarterfinal-round tournament game against seventh-ranked Kennett in Hollis on Saturday, getting the last word meant having standout ...

High School Highlights: Milford advances in softball tourney

Softball Division II quarterfinals No. 1 Milford 6, No. 8 Kennett 2 Jenna DeAngelis pitched a lights out game, striking out 13 batters in the Spartans win. DeAngelis also went 2 for 4 with a run, Raven Comtois touched home plate twice and had a stolen base and Ally Fortin tallied ...

Nashua area athletes excel at state track Meet of Champions

By HECTOR LONGO and MARC BRETON Staff Writers DURHAM -- The track at Wildcat Stadium here at the University of New Hampshire sizzled in the comfortable warmth on this first day of June. And times tumbled because of it in the NHIAA Meet of Champions. In all, seven area athletes, five girls ...

Cavaliers can’t overcome Clippers in finals

BEDFORD – The Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis team would love to make a trade. No, they don't want to lose any of their players. But they'd be happy to deal their 5-4 win over Portsmouth way back on April 5 for the Clippers' 8-1 triumph in Thursday's Division II ...

Bishop Guertin baseball brushes off Manchester Central

NASHUA – A riveting pitcher’s duel between skilled lefty hurlers Brett Anderson of Bishop Guertin and Olvis Genao of Manchester Central entertained an appreciative crowd in Division I baseball opening-round tournament play at Holman Stadium yesterday. And the final outcome wound up being ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack boys lacrosse triumphs

Boys lacrosse Division II First Round No. 7 Merrimack 8, No. 10 John Stark 3 TJ Fasano scored a hat trick to lead the Tomahawks to their first playoff win since 2002. Matthew Todd netted two goals, while Jordan Petrocelli (two assists), Jay Lanigan and Declan Covell each scored ...

Local teams high school tourney hopes

For some local high school tournament teams, there's no tomorrow. For others, they have to wait until tomorrow – or actually Saturday – to begin their post season title quests. Welcome to the 2019 local high school spring tournament season, as baseball, softball and lacrosse start their ...

Cavaliers feel their time is now in Division II finals

They've had a good, young team for the last three seasons now, knocking on that championship door. Today at the courts at Bedford High School, that door may finally be opened for the Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis team. Their young nucleus made the semis two seasons ago, and last ...

Hollis Brookline boys volleyball posts 12th win

Hollis/Brookline 3, John Stark 0 The Cavaliers finished the regular season at 12-4 with the tidy 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 decision. Matt Wojcik powered the winners up front with 19 kills. Josh Ide dished out 24 Assists, while Marshall Coutu and Connor Russell combined for seven big ...

Milford girls, Hollis Brookline boys dynamite at State Meet

DURHAM – After two years of having to be satisfied with runner-up trophies, the Milford High girls track and field squad strode confidently into the 2019 Division II Track and Field Championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday feeling like it just might be able to outdistance ...

Track: Campbell’s Jeffrey Allen triples in Division III State Track Meet

Riding a huge day from Jeffrey Allen, Campbell High’s boys placed second Saturday at the Division III State Track Meet. The senior Allen was a mad man for the Cougars taking home three wins. He won the 1600 at 4:37.36, the 800 at 2:01.84 and the 3200 at 9:55.12. Tori Allen took home the ...

Cardinals can’t claw past Cougars in semis

HOOKSETT – It had to catch up to them sooner or later. Yes the Bishop Guertin High School girls tennis players for most of this season were able to overcome the fact they didn't have top player Claire Reynolds due to a back injury. But they didn't play a team like Derryfield much of the ...