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High School Highlights: Merrimack softball tops Bishop Guertin

Softball Merrimack 10, Bishop Guertin 6 The Tomahawks chopped 13 hits, led by Brenna Davenport with a homer, two singles, a walk and three RBIs. Jess Trahan had two hits and stole a base. Ashley Turcotte delivered a clutch, two-out RBI double, and Erin Knauer scored ...

Cardinal mistakes prove costly in loss to Exeter

NASHUA – Sunday night’s Division I baseball game between Bishop Guertin and Exeter High Schools certainly felt like a playoff game. Good thing for the Cardinals it wasn’t. Their three errors basically proved costly in a 4-1 loss to the Blue Hawks that puts them at 14-4 with two to play ...

Nashua South girls lacrosse stops North

NASHUA – Elizabeth Harrington and Nashua South came out fast. She scored six goals on the humid afternoon and the Panthers led wire-to-wire to drop Nashua North 14-8 on Senior Day at Stellos Stadium. “We always put an emphasis, especially against North on coming out strong,” ...

NASHUA – Nashua South went on the attack immediately. The Panthers had three goals in the first six minutes and seven in the first quarter as they knocked off Nashua North 15-2 in a boys lacrosse game at Stellos Stadium on Senior Night. “I think the last time we played them we were a ...

High School Highlights: Hollis Brookline boys volleyball triumphs

Boys volleyball Hollis Brookline 3, Pinkerton 0 The Cavaliers (9-4) sweep the Astros 25-22, 25-15, 25-11. Joshua Ide had great sets resulting in 32 assists on the stat sheet. Michael Moscatelli tallied 13 kills and Sander Wimmer punched in 11 kills. Salem 3, Bishop Guertin 0 With ...

Hulfachor, Panthers recover to top North, 7-2

NASHUA – Baseball can be a game of lessons. The lesson everyone at sun-splashed Holman Stadium, including Nashua South pitcher Andres Hulfachor, learned on Saturday was what happens in the first inning doesn't have to dictate a game. The Panther junior gave up two runs on two hits in the ...

Panthers can’t take next step vs. Derryfield

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South girls tennis program has made incredible strides the last few seasons, going from the bottom of Division I to near the top. But it's the top tier that the Panthers still have a tough time reaching, as Saturday's 9-0 loss to Derryfied (13-1) proved. South ...

Hollis Brookline boys lacrosse tops Merrimack for 11th win

HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline Cavaliers remain undefeated, defeating Merrimack 17-7 on Sunday. Both teams traded a goal early on, with the game in a stalemate until Hollis Brookline reeled off four goals in the first quarter’s final two minutes, with midfielder Joe McDonough connecting on ...

High School Highlights: Salem clips Merrimack girls tennis

Girls tennis Salem 5, Merrimack 4 Liann Grosso and Abby Fay swept through the 1-2 singles’ matches, and then combined in doubles for a third Tomahawks’ point. Maddie Curran and Allorah Bowen teamed up at third doubles for the other Merrimack victory. The Tomahawks finished up the ...

Londonderry Invitational Track: South’s Zhang leaps to double win

Warm weather equals opportunity, and local athletes took advantage Saturday at the Londonderry Invitational track meet. Nashua South came home with a combined five wins. Julia Zhang was a double winner taking down the long jump at 16-5.75 and the triple jump at 35-9.25. Vanessa Norton, Nadia ...

Hall’s late goal powers Souhegan lax win

Boys Lacrosse Souhegan 9, Timberlane 8 Tyler Hall (three goals) scored the game winning goal with under 30 seconds to play, to give the Sabers (8-5) their fourth straight victory. Nick Jordan led the offense with four goal and two assists. Curtis Redd and Will Boyle scored one goal each, ...

Roundup: Hudson’s homer powers Alvirne to comeback win

Compiled by Marc Breton Baseball Alvirne 9, Manchester Central 5 Grady Hudson blasted a three run home run, to give the Broncos (6-10) a 7-5 advantage and the eventual win. Alvirne's come back win started with a two out rally in the sixth scoring five runs. Jake Hobart had two hits and a ...

Panther bats get job done vs. Broncos, 10-5

NASHUA – Nashua High School coach James Gaj was pacing nervously Wednesday in the Holman Stadium first base dugout, even with a 10-5 lead. Why? There was the nagging feeling that the Alvirne High School Broncos had him and his Panthers right where they wanted them. But he was jittery for no ...

Hollis Brookline boys volleyball sweeps by Bishop Guertin

HOLLIS – When the two skilled and successful boys volleyball squads from Bishop Guertin and Hollis Brookline met up on the latter crew’s home court on Thursday night, upward mobility in the tight league standings was up for grabs. The two teams stepped into the Thursday match looking ...

High School Highlights: Bishop Guertin baseball tops Portsmouth

Baseball Bishop Guertin 4, Portsmouth 0 The Cardinals come away with a road win moving them to 14-3. Brett Anderson showed his arm power pitching a complete game, allowing six hits and striking out 12. Taylor Proulx (RBI, run, stolen base), Billy Gonya (RBI, run) and Matt Thibault ...

A familiar face guiding Cavaliers to superb season

HOLLIS – If you're around Hollis Brookline High School and don't know who Jay Sartell is, well, you haven't been paying attention over the years. Not only has he been a fixture in the baseball program but also as a Hollis policeman and eventually police chief. And another reason you should ...

Nashua South softball stuns Alvirne

HUDSON – On paper, there certainly seemed to be every reason to believe the Alvirne softball squad would beat Nashua South in Hudson on Wednesday. But on the diamond, the struggling South side put forth its finest performance of the season in ending a 10-game losing streak with a superb 5-3 ...

Panthers handle both Mother Nature and North

NASHUA – They were out with leaf blowers at the Nashua High School South tennis courts Tuesday afternoon, working as hard as they could against Mother Nature to dry the damp pavement. It worked. Not only did the Panthers get the courts ready and beat Mother Nature, they were able to throttle ...

High School Highlights: Merrimack softball routs Londonderry

Brenna Davenport played lights out with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs for the Tomahawks (8-5). Morgan Peffer was perfect at the plate adding two doubles and two RBIs. Ashley Turcotte had a RBI and Erin Knauer contributed two RBIs. Emma Chamberlain allowed five hits in seven innings. ...

Warriors hope to get Claire his 500th career win

SOFTBALL WLC'S CLAIRE GOES FOR WIN NO. 500 Wilton-Lyndeborough coach Denny Claire can get his 500th career victory today if his team at home can avenge an earlier 2-0 loss to Farmington. On Monday the Warriors (12-1) got him No. 499 with a tight 9-8 win over Sunapee, after leading ...