High Schools

Souhegan football fends off rival Milford, 20-12

AMHERST – On a night full of haymakers thrown by each of these two fierce football rivals, Souhegan High School landed the loudest and the last, holding off a gritty Milford High bunch, 20-12. “They made the big plays, offensively; we just couldn’t come up with them,” said Milford coach ...

Pinkerton routs Bishop Guertin, 49-13

DERRY – Friday night told a tale of two teams – with seasons going in opposite directions – and it quickly became clear which way each team was going. Pinkerton defeated Bishop Guertin 49-13, cementing the Astros’ credentials as one of the top teams in the state for 2017. The visiting ...

Nashua South, Alvirne girls soccer teams much improved

Who are the two best area Division I girls high school soccer teams this fall? The answer may surprise you. Introducing a new feeling for the Alvirne Broncos and Nashua South Panthers, who last year lost a combined 21 games. But this season, both are 6-3, and feature two of the top players in ...

Cardinals suffer first field hockey loss at hands of Astros

FIELD HOCKEY Pinkerton 2, Bishop Guertin 0 The Cardinals are no longer the lone unbeaten team in Division I, giving up a goal on a deflection in front just over six minutes into the game at Stellos Stadium. The Astros (9-1) scored an insurance goal off a penalty corner at the 15 minute mark of ...

Lizotte leads Broncos past injury-riddled Titans, 2-0

NASHUA – You had to feel some sympathy for the Nashua High School North girls soccer team on Tuesday. Seventy-two hours earlier they had to chase after one of the best strikers in Division I, Nashua South’s Angie Suaza, and she ended up scoring all three goals in a Panther win. Fast forward ...

Raitt, defense pace Cardinals to first win, 33-0

NASHUA — It hasn’t been the kind of football season Bishop Guertin High School senior quarterback Sam Raitt expected, but he took a few steps to try to remedy that on Monday night. Raitt rushed for 99 yards and three TDs, threw for another and even had an interception as the Cardinals ...

Alvaro Ramirez leads Nashua South boys soccer past Merrimack

Boys Soccer Nashua South 4, Merrimack 1 Alvaro Ramirez had three goals in the game to lead the Panthers past the Tomahawks. Patrick Hyde kicked in a goal, while CJ Kapopolous, Logan McIntosh, and Riley Olson dished out assists. South plays Alvirne on Friday and Merrimack heads to Salem on ...

Milford at Souhegan football game to tackle issue of hunger

AMHERST – In conjunction with the Milford at Souhegan football game, the Ethics Forum and the Souhegan Athletic Department are joining forces to host a Night of Giving for New Hampshire Tackles Hunger and Hope for Gus. New Hampshire Tackles Hunger is a statewide effort by high schools to ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball takes down BG

HOLLIS – Fans of New Hampshire Division I volleyball may be wondering the distance between unbeaten defending state champion Hollis Brookline and the rest. Judging by the battle the Cavaliers endured from Bishop Guertin, things are pretty tight. Behind the 1-2 outside explosion from Maddie ...

Nashua South girls soccer top Merrimack

South had the upper hand on Monday afternoon beating Merrimack. The Panthers were led by Ellie Kopicko (two goals), Angie Suaza (one goal), and Kendra Santoro played well in net. Abby Morgan scored the lone goal for the Tomahawks, while Lindsey Erickson, Sam Page, and Emma Zanni all played ...

Suaza ensures the Bridge belongs to South

NASHUA – The Bridge belongs to Nashua High School South for the fall season. And, in a way, to Angie Suaza. The Panthers senior striker scored all three goals in a 3-1 win on the final game of a five-game day at Stellos Stadium, clinching the Battle of the Bridge for South, 9-6-2. The golf ...

Nashua South hopes win over North is wake-up call

Has the Nashua High School South football team risen from its early season slumber? It certainly looks that way, doesn’t it? The Panthers have recovered from an 0-2 start and South coach Scott Knight knows every season has a turning point. He hopes he has pinpoint the one this season for his ...

Panthers keep momentum going in win over rival North

By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA – Things are suddenly looking a lot better suddenly for the Nashua High School South football team. The Panthers turned an 8-8 halftime deadlock with rival Nashua North into a convincing 34-15 win on Friday night before close to 3,000 at Stellos ...

BG-Keene football postponed due to Blackbird staph infection

NASHUA – There will be no return of varsity football to Bishop Guertin High School’s Elliott Field after all. Saturday’s scheduled 2 p.m. game with Keene High School at the field has been postponed due to a good percentage of the Blackbird players currently suffering from a staph ...

Another important North-South battle on tap

NASHUA – The coaches hope their players ignore the noise. That’s been the theme at both Nashua High School North and South football practices all week as they prep for their 14th regular season meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. at Stellos Stadium. The two schools split their meetings last year. ...

Panthers conquer nerves — and Titans

NASHUA – The toughest opponent the Nashua High School South girls volleyball team had on Thursday night was its own nerves. Once the Panthers beat that foe, they focused on rival Nashua North and cruised to a 3-0 win by set scores of 25-21, 25-6, 25-8. “That first game kind of sets the ...

Milford football routs Manchester West

MILFORD – The Milford Spartans easily dispatched the visiting Blue Knights of Manchester West on Friday night, 41-14. For most of the contest, West deployed in wildcat formations. It paid dividends early on, with Jaymeson Mayheux finishing the Blue Knights’ first drive of the evening with ...

Souhegan works OT for 1-0 boys soccer win

Boys Soccer Souhegan 1, Pelham 0 (2OT) It took a pair of extra periods, but the Sabers managed to grind out a double-overtime victory over Pelham. Souhegan built momentum throughout the second half, but they didn’t find the back of the net until the second overtime. Jacob Hopfenspirger ...

Coaching moves aplenty this year in high school ranks

‘Tis the season. There are a few significant coaching moves on the horizon, and one already completed as the high school athletic directors move to fill coaching vacancies around the area. One significant hire has already been made – former Souhegan and Nashua South head hockey coach Dan ...

Bishop Guertin field hockey holds off Nashua North

The Titans grabbed a 1-0 lead two minutes in on a goal by Stella Liakakos, but the Cardinals stormed back later in the half to take a 3-1 lead. Sarah Coyle (unassisted), Grace Goyette (McKenna Gosselin assist) and Katie Lupo all scored in the final 12 minutes of the half. Guertin’s Bonnie ...