High Schools

High School Highlights: BG boys lacrosse wins big

BOYS LACROSSE Bishop Guertin 13, Duxbury (Mass.) 7 The Cardinals scored six unanswered in the third quarter to snap a 4-4 tie and move to 17-0 in a battle of two New England powers. “That was a statement game,” Guertin coach Chris Cameron said. “This was a huge game for us. Our ...

Local high school track stars set to defend titles

Repetition. A handful of area track and field athletes have that on their minds, a buzzword if you will, as this weekend’s state championship track meets are contested. Friday afternoon, kicking off at 4, the Division I State Meet will be at Merrimack High School. Saturday, Division II ...

Sabers boys, Spartan girls on to tennis semis, Panther boys fall

Besides the Bishop Guertin girls, two out of three local tennis teams prevailed in Wednesday's tournament play: BOYS TENNIS DIVISION II QUARTERFINALS No. 1 Souhegan 6, No. 8 Windham 3 The 14-0 Sabers took five of six singles matches to wrap things up decisively and advance to Thursday's ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline reaches boys tennis finals

BOYS TENNIS DIVISION II SEMIFINALS No. 3 Hollis Brookline 9, No. 7 St. Thomas 0 The Cavaliers (15-1) will play in their first Division II title match ever, and they hope it goes as well as things went in Thursday’s clean sweep of the Saints (10-6). Nic Vahe won 8-6 at No. 1 singles, ...

Hollis Brookline boys tennis moves on in Division II tourney

NASHUA – So far, so good if you’re hoping a week from now for a Hollis Brookline-Souhegan High School boys tennis Division II final. The third seeded Cavaliers (12-2) took step one toward that goal with a 9-0 cruising over No. 6 Kennett (9-4) on Tuesday at the indoor Nashua Swim and ...

Local high school teams looking for some tennis tourney hardware

Will any hardware be passed out locally in the state high school tennis tournaments? Right now, as the boys tournaments begin Tuesday and the girls on Wednesday, the teams with the best chances are the Souhegan High School boys and the Bishop Guertin girls. Three local boys teams (Nashua ...

High School Highlights: Nashua South boys lacrosse downs Nashua North

Boys Lacrosse Nashua South 18, Nashua North 4 South moved to 9-8 with the win as Devin Linscott netted seven goals including the 100th of his fine Panthers’ career. Sean Holland scored three times, while Tyler Bernard and Jaden Murphy had two apiece. Derek Downing delivered a goal ...

High School Highlights: Salem baseball stops Alvirne

Baseball Salem 11, Alvirne 1 Things didn’t go as the Broncos (5-11), with a strong showing from Salem pitcher Corey Cochran. Ryan Santos managed the lone hit and run for Alvirne, while Levi Griffen had the RBI. Pinkerton 7, Bishop Guertin 6 The Cardinals (11-7) took a loss with ...

Sabers hope to gain from pain of rare 18-10 loss

AMHERST – Was it simply a letdown from an intense week against equally intense competition? Or was it simply that the visiting team was far superior? Perhaps it was a little of the former and a lot of the latter that allowed the visiting Norwell (Mass.) High School girls lacrosse team to ...

Broncos keep the faith in 6-5 comeback win over Nashua South

HUDSON – A fan was making the long walk back from the baseball field to the Alvirne High School parking lot when he blurted out, “You never know.” Nope, not with this current Broncos squad you don't. Despite a 5-10 record, they never seem to be out of a game. Such was the case on Friday, ...

Cards jump on North early for 5-2 win

NASHUA – It should have been a pitchers duel at Holman Stadium on Thursday night, but the Bishop Guertin High School baseball team had other ideas. The Cardinals scored five unearned runs against Nashua North ace C. J. Barrett in the first inning and went on to a 5-2 win to improve to ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline baseball tops Oyster River

Baseball Hollis Brookline 8, Oyster River 2 Joe Brown struck out 10, allowing five hits and two earned runs in a complete game effort for the Cavaliers (6-9). Kyle Hsu hit balls out of the park, Joe Messina had two hits including a home run, and Tyler MacDormand had four hits and three ...

Panthers respond to the pressure with blitzing of Keene

NASHUA – There's nothing like a team that responds to pressure in a big way. The Nashua High School South girls lacrosse team did just that on Wednesday in a 14-4 win over Keene at Stellos Stadium. The 7-7 Panthers can't afford many missteps in the season's final nine days as they went into ...

Eras are ending in a couple of high school coaching circles

Some coaching eras have ended. The month of May and early June is usually the time when high school athletic directors get their coaching positions in order, beginning with the varity, for the following school year. With that in mind, there are a couple of key departures, perhaps the main one ...

Nashua South girls lacrosse routs Keene

NASHUA – There’s nothing like a team that responds to pressure in a big way. The Nashua High School South girls lacrosse team did just that on Wednesday in a 14-4 win over Keene at Stellos Stadium. The 7-7 Panthers can’t afford many missteps in the season’s final nine days as they ...

Milford honors Souhegan baseball coach Bill Dod

MILFORD – Milford’s game against Souhegan on Wednesday started much like each meeting between the rivals has for the last 25 years as Sabers coach Bill Dod came out to exchange lineup cards. This one was different because it was the last time that will happen at Milford as Dod steps down ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline volleyball stuns Timberlane

Boys Volleyball Hollis/Brookline 3, Timberlane 2 Hollis Brookline sent a pre-playoff warning shot to the rest of the Granite State’s volleyballers, knocking Timberlane from the unbeaten ranks in a five-set thriller, winning 15-13 in the decisive final game. Jonathan Brackett earned his ...

Unbeaten Cougars pass week’s first test, 7-1 over Conant

LITCHFIELD – This is a week when the Campbell High School softball team might find out what it's made of. So far, the Cougars are made up of nothing but winners. They're 10-0 following Monday's 7-1 win at home over fellow Division III contender Conant, and they face another contender in ...

Nashua’s Wyborney takes Souhegan AD post

AMHERST – It was going to take a dream job to wrest Dan Wyborney from the Nashua schools. “I have developed so many relationships there,” said the Nashua South physical education instructor. “There was an excitement there on a daily basis with the kids.” Well, Wyborney’s dream ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North boys lacrosse wins

Boys Lacrosse Nashua South 7, Hanover 6 (OT) Freshman Jaden Murphy delivered the game-winner for the Panthers, who’ve won two straight and six of the last seven to even their season mark at 7-7. Senior Tyler Bernard had three goals, including the equalizer with 15 seconds left in the ...