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HS picks: North, Campbell get not in Friday night showdowns

Staring at a couple monster matchups this week, I simply cannot harp on last Saturday. I won’t mention how bad I felt, not just for the Nashua South kids (they deserved better) and for myself, who tumbled to a 6-2 week and a 44-10 season mark. Enough on that grizzly afternoon. Now, Hector, ...

Red Sox crown without clown … priceless

David Ortiz couldn’t do it. Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling couldn’t either. Pedro, Manny, Mookie? Nope, nope and nope. Forty years ago this summer, the 1978 Boston Red Sox scarred me for decades, sapping all the emotion for sports I’ve ever had from my body. I sat apathetic when ...

High School Football: Huge weekend ahead for North, Merrimack, Campbell

Now we get a big game on the docket. Actually, a couple of them. The place to be in the immediate local vicinity this Friday night will be Merrimack High School's Student Memorial Field, where the Tomahawks will host Nashua North in a battle for West Conference supremacy. The other would ...

Amherst’s Knight breathes life into UNH football with 4-TD day

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) – Amherst’s Trevor Knight threw for four touchdowns and New Hampshire picked up its first victory with a 28-0 win over Holy Cross on Saturday. Knight, the senior out of Nashua South, was 22-of-38 passing for 237 yards, moving him to No. 6 on the Wildcats’ all-time list ...

Nashua Country Club’s Lien win Cities Golf title

Richard Dichard had his chance to secure victory and write his name in the history books. Holding a one shot lead through 16 holes, Dichard bogeyed 17 opening the door for Cameron Lien to rewrite Sunday’s storybook ending and grab the championship in the 58th Nashua Cities Tournament at ...

Golf: Lien, Dichard lead Nashua Cities after one round

Richard Dichard has fond memories of his many years participating in the Nashua Cities Golf Tournament. Following Saturday’s first round of the 58th tourney, Dichard is hoping this year’s memory is of him becoming a permanent fixture of the event’s history. Dichard’s opening round ...

Souhegan steps up, keeps playoff hopes alive

DERRY — The Souhegan High football team needed something good to happen, and the Sabers got it. John Lohnes and the offense erupted for a 43-33 win over Pelham High on Saturday. Both teams now stand at 3-3. Lohnes was absolutely immense, running for 153 yards on 25 carries and hitting 14 ...

South’s amazing Coffin dominates again

Cross Country Nashua South Cali Coffin won the girls portion of the Woods Trail Run (Thetford, VT), with a time of 18:40.40 (out of 621 runners). Overall the team finished with a ninth-place effort collecting 337 points. The Panthers boys squad were at the Battle of the Border (Hudson, NH), ...

Nashua’s Gillis, Zimmerman prepped for Cities, States

NASHUA – Competitors, rivals and friends ... TJ Gillis and Bryce Zimmerman hope to see plenty of each other in the next 10 days. The top guns from the Nashua South and Nashua North golf teams are each looking to close the 2018 golf season in style, first with this weekend’s Nashua City ...

Roundup: HB boys Basque in the glory of victory

Boys Soccer Hollis Brookline 2, Kearsarge 1 Andy Basque, known for his defensive prowess, netted both goals, including the game winner in the 80th minute to deliver the win. Max Burns assisted on the game winner for HB, now 8-4. Ryan Coutu made nine saves to preserve the victory, while Felix ...

Pelham steamrolls Hollis Brookline

HOLLIS ­– The wakeup call came quick, and if you can be realistic, at the right time for Hollis Brookline High School. Pelham High slinked into “The Swamp” and routed the host Cavaliers, 43-14, adding even more confusion to the already puzzling Division II playoff race. Both teams ...

Wood, Merrimack too much for Bishop Guertin

MERRIMACK — With each win, Merrimack High School’s football team inches closer to the Division I playoffs. Try telling that to the Tomahawks. “A lot of the reason we are here is because we are only looking at the next opponent,” said senior Tristan Wood, who ran for two touchdowns ...

Souhegan rallies for important win at Sanborn

KINGSTON – The only thing stopping the Sanborn offense in the first half was the clock. Three Indians’ possessions finished in the end zone, with the fourth closing out at halftime. “We just had to be more physical,” said Sabers’ coach Robin Bowkett, whose team trailed 21-13 at ...

Milford drops wild shootout with St. Thomas, 41-40

MILFORD – His team galloping down the field to take the lead deep in the fourth quarter, Milford High football coach Keith Jones cranked the mental calculator into overdrive. Could his Spartans punch in the game-winning touchdown and drain the rest of the clock? “We just scored too ...

Football roundup: HB, Alvirne, Campbell roll to victories

Hollis Brookline 34, Manchester West 14 Hollis Brookline moved to 3-1 as it sprinted to a 28-7 halftime lead and did not look back. Sander Wimmer threw a pair of TD passes, including a 60-yarder to Connor Zorn. Brandon Iodice ran for two touchdowns. Defensively, Ben Lindsay moved over to ...

Area roundup: Birthday girl Campbell leads Nashua South to volleyball victory

VOLLEYBALL Nashua South 3, Winnacunnet 0 The Panthers rolled 25-17,25-15 and 25-20. Anna Campbell celebrated her birthday by putting up 31 assists. Kara Kelliher led the team with 10 kills, and Catherine Covert added eight kills with a pair of blocks. Brianna Henderson pitched in five kills ...

CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon for Nashua Special Olympics

The second annual CrossFit Tuff Row-a-Thon, to benefit the Nashua Special Olympics, is scheduled for Saturday at the CrossFit Tuff facility, 14 Broad St. in Nashua. The competition is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. and run through 5 p.m. Teams of between five and 10 will row 26.2 miles. Rowers ...

Belden back and better than ever at Hollis Brookline

HOLLIS – There was so much in Florida for Kyra Belden. Her grandparents, private school, Clearwater Beach and one of the most dynamic club volleyball programs in the nation, OTVA ... Nothing could replace her teammates and Hollis Brookline High School volleyball. “Honestly, It was ...

Hollis Brookline crushes ConVal

HOLLIS – Following a tough loss last week in Hanover, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline rediscovered their rhythm, easily defeating ConVal, 42-0. The Cavaliers finished the day with 490 total yards of offense, breaking ConVal tackles at-will as they scored in all but one of their first ...

Hollis Brookline’s Balfour posts 300th volleyball victory

VOLLEYBALL Hollis Brookline 3, Keene 0 The Cavaliers locked down the program’s 300th win in 18 seasons of play, all under coach Becky Balfour, with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-14 victory Friday night in Keene. Hanna Close (five aces, five kills, five digs), Elizabeth Bonnette (five aces, one ...