High Schools

Tomahawks roll over West in boys Division I basketball

MERRIMACK – Merrimack High School rolled over Manchester West in an opening-round Division I tournament game Tuesday, 64-37. The Tomahawks, who have not lost on their home floor this season, were led by senior Eric Gendron who scored 18 of his 21 points in the first half. Despite ...

Portsmouth eliminates Milford

The Spartans trailed by only five in the dying minutes of the second quarter, but Portsmouth would go on a 9-0 run and would never look back, as they advanced to the quarterfinals by a score of 62-21. Milford had trouble finding an offensive groove, as the team’s high scorers were ...

Pembroke tops Souhegan

Matt Segul and Brian Dworkin combined for 29 points, but it would be not enough as Souhegan was eliminated from the Division II playoffs by Pembroke 63-45. Jerrell Webster also had a good offensive game, adding six points for the Sabers. Souhegan finishes the season at 4-15, while Pembroke ...

No real mystery as to who is New Hampshire’s top boys basketball team

The Oscars are an inspiration. Yes, that red carpet all rolled out for the rich, famous and beautiful making their way into a ceremony that allows them to take the stage and proclaim they are as broke, average and ugly as you – all while donning a $10k gown – is such an ...

Coe-Brown tops Hollis Brookline

The Cavs trailed by as little as three points in the fourth quarter, but 24 points from Coe-Brown’s Abby Ahern was too much for Hollis Brookline to handle, as the team fell 55-47 in the first round of the Division II tournament. Jenna Hyatt and Cassandra Stapelfeld both played well ...

Alvirne falls to Trinity

Tyler Brown led all Broncos in scoring with 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds, but it would not be enough as Alvirne was eliminated from playoff contention with a 75-42 loss to Trinity. Sam Bonney-Liles also played well in the loss, as he sank a trio of three’s. Trinity will ...

Litts’ heroics lead Wilton past Colebrook

Simply put, Jordan Litts carried the underdog Warriors past Colebrook. The junior scored a game high 42 points to go along with 24 rebounds, as Wilton shocked Colebrook 59-56 in the first round of the Divison IV tournament. Despite being down 11 points after the half, Wilton rallied and ...

Milford girls cruise past Plymouth into D-II quarterfinals

MILFORD – If there was any hangover from losing in the final regular season game of the year, the Milford High School girls basketball team didn’t show. The top-seeded Spartans scored early and often, and prevented No. 16 Plymouth from doing the same, as they rolled to a ...

Exeter’s fourth-quarter surge decks Nashua South

After nursing a five-point lead at the end of three quarters, the Nashua South boys basketball watched Exeter roll up a 25-11 margin over the final eight minutes to eliminate the Purple Panthers in the first round of the Division I boys basketball tournament Tuesday night. Matt Vigars scored ...

Souhegan girls clobber Kingswood in tourney D-II opener

AMHERST – The Souhegan girls basketball team won the Division II crown in 2011 and 2012 but were eliminated in the first round of last year’s playoffs. It was important for the team to gain some momentum from its first-round contest this season if the Sabers had any hopes ...

Merrimack’s Bourque improves on-court game with new off-court strategy

Shayne Bourque still looks in a mirror and has a hard time believing what he did. But whenever the Merrimack High School senior is on the basketball court, he knows it’s for real. All his life, Bourque has filled the role of the big man on the floor, playing as much inside as out. A ...

Champions times three

DERRY – The Meet of Champions at Pinkerton Academy was marked by success and tainted by controversy. In a headline bout, the 195-pound final between Nashua High School North’s Joe Chimelski and Concord’s Walters Ndi reached the strangest possible climax. After ...

Alvirne KO’s North

HUDSON – With the fate of the season at stake, the Alvirne High School boys basketball team looked to its seniors on a night when they were most celebrated. The Broncos ran away from Nashua North 58-51 and into the playoffs on their senior night. The matchup turned out to be the last ...

Nashua South boys basketball falls to Londonderry in double OT

NASHUA – Nashua South’s Michael Osgood took a pass on the left side of the court and put up a 3-pointer that was all net as the horn sounded, completing a rally from 14 points down at the half and forcing overtime against Londonderry on Friday night. The Division I boys ...

Souhegan girls basketball rallies to tip Portsmouth

AMHERST – Mike Heaney was ready to give a speech he’s given the Souhegan High School girls basketball teams a few times this season. But before the Sabers coach could open his mouth, someone was giving it for him. Maybe it was a different voice that made the message sink ...

Sabers Lose Finale to Belmont-Gilford

After compiling 13-straight victories, the Sabers could not finish their regular season with a victory as they fell to Belmont-Gilford, 4-2. Joe Nutting scored both goals for Souhegan. Matt Wilson had a pair of assists while teammates Taylor Farrow and Mike Hayden each had one. Souhegan ...

Vedrani Makes Clutch And-One, Campbell Wins (Friday)

The Cougars wrapped up their regular season with a win on Friday night after they snuck by Mascenic, 63-62. Campbell trailed by two with less than 24 seconds remaining when Harrison Vedrani converted an and-one to give his team a one point lead. Mascenic was unable to get a good shot off at ...

McCabe Finishes First as NE Championship

Bishop Guertin’s Molly McCabe broke a NH state record after winning the New England 600-meter championship with a time of 1:32. The Cardinals’ 400-meter relay team (Molly McCabe, Briana Silck, Grace Linnehan and Gabby Richardson) finished in 12th overall. On the boys side, ...