High Schools

Bishop Guertin wrestlers open season with a win

WRESTLING Bishop Guertin 48, Windham 33 The Cardinals could not buy a win in the two highest weight classes and the four lowest weight classes. But they dominated all of them in between 132 and 195 to score the victory. Anthony Dowd took the opening bout by fall and after six straight Windham ...

North selects Harris as new baseball coach

NASHUA – Zach Harris always knew what to expect from a Nashua High School North baseball team when he both played and coached against the Titans while at Merrimack. “When North would get off the bus, you expected them to have a lot of energy,” he said. “You expected them to pitch well, ...

Warrior girls set to open season

When she played for Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, Joy Burge was used to making the tournament every year, including a deep run in her senior season in 2007. Thus, she certainly didn’t envision going winless in her first year as the Warriors girls basketball coach 10 years later. Burge and ...

Merrimack High School wrestlers feel like it is their year

MERRIMACK – Coach Tim McMahon let his Merrimack High wrestlers know exactly what kind of team returns this winter. He challenged them, urged them to pay their dues and get the offseason work accomplished, just so they could reap the benefits this winter. If seniors Julien Hovan and Dom Damata ...

Capsule previews of local high school wrestling teams

DIVISION I Alvirne HEAD COACH: John Mirabella LAST YEAR’S RESULTS: 12-11, 8th in Div. I RETURNING STARTERS: Jake Leigh, 120; Ayden Spencer, 126; Tim Barrett, 138; Cam McClure, 145; Jordan Gora, 152; Alec Prescott, 160; Tim Driscoll, 285 PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Kyle Gora, Frosh., 160; Owen ...

Zach Harris takes over Nashua North baseball program

NASHUA – Zach Harris always knew what to expect from a Nashua High School North baseball team when he both played and coached against the Titans while at Merrimack. “When North would get off the bus, you expected them to have a lot of energy,” he said. “You expected them to pitch well, ...

Better days ahead for Wilton-Lyndeborough girls basketball

When she played for Wilton-Lyndeborough High School, Joy Burge was used to making the tournament every year, including a deep run in her senior season in 2007. Thus, she certainly didn’t envision going winless in her first year as the Warriors girls basketball coach 10 years later. Burge and ...

Holland leads Panthers to 55-21 Turkey Eve Bowl win

NASHUA – South rules. When it comes to the 2017 high school football season in the city, that is. The Panthers, behind the 377 total yard play of quarterback Sean Holland, were dominant offensively in a 55-21 Turkey Eve Bowl win over rival Nashua North on Wednesday night before a chilled ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

North golfer finishes second

North’s Fab Frosh Zimmerman second in state GREENLAND – Nashua North’s Bryce Zimmerman made an amazing charge Saturday morning, nearly pulling out a championship. With a 77-74 – 151 at Portsmouth Country Club, Zimmerman finished one stroke off the pace at the NHIAA Division I Golf ...

Hollis Brookline rolls to shutout win

HOLLIS – With every win, Hollis Brookline High School can taste a better playoff seed. The Cavaliers just continue to whet their appetite. Saturday, Hollis Brookline took out another opponent that it should have – 1-5 Manchester West – in business-like fashion, 50-0, moving to 5-1 taking ...