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Online, value of sports rumors trump news

Local Sports

Spotted on the worldwide rumor mill A celebrity football player (some might say notorious) from one of the country’s high-profile programs (think about the state of sunshine and hanging chads) is said to be under investigation for point shaving. Note that the word ...

New Hampshire routs Rhode Island in college football

Local Sports

KINGSTON, R.I. – R.J. Harris caught 11 passes for a career-high 210 yards and two touchdowns to lead the No. 2 University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday’s 41-14 CAA conference victory against University of Rhode Island at Meade Stadium. UNH extended its win ...

Merrimack rolls over Pinkerton for volleyball crown

High Schools

DERRY – Merrimack High School was on the verge of losing just its third game all season when the top-seeded Tomahawks rallied to even the score, and eventually capture a Division I girls volleyball title over No. 2 Pinkerton Academy on the Astros home court. The Tomahawks (22-0) ran ...

Souhegan boys soccer triumphs

High Schools

HOOKSETT – Deficits have been no big deal all season long for the Oyster River High School boys soccer team, but the Souhegan High School Sabers are used to winning one-goal games. And that’s why they’re the Division II state champions. Devan Casey scored the the ...

Campbell football moves on after topping Somersworth

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – Campbell football coach Greg Gush made it very clear in the preseason that there were multiple goals his Cougars were chasing this fall. Two weeks ago, they achieved the first, qualifying for the playoffs. Saturday afternoon on their home field, they accomplished the ...

Bishop Guertin KOs Alvirne in football playoffs

High Schools

NASHUA – You have to wonder just how many comebacks the Bishop Guertin High School football team has left in it. The team that everyone has counted out did it again on Saturday. The Cardinals, who won three straight to get into the West Conference title game against Alvirne, rallied ...

Windham tops Milford for Division II title

High Schools

DERRY – The Division II volleyball postseason was dominated by the two teams that, appropriately, squared-off in the championship game Saturday night at Pinkerton Academy. Standing in the way of the Spartans’ first championship in 12 years is the very team that handed ...

Nashua sixth-graders win state football title

Kids Sports

FOOTBALL Crusaders take state title The Nashua Crusaders sixth-grade football team defeated the Plymouth Huskies, 20-18 to be crowned state champions with a 10-0 record. Sunday the Crusaders, ranked 10th nationally, are representing New Hampshire in the New England Regionals, facing ...

Souhegan boys soccer team confident as Oyster River awaits

High Schools

Whatever hurts you can make you stronger. Just ask the Souhegan High School boys soccer team and its coach, Dave Saxe. The Sabers are a sixth seed, but they certainly feel they have title pedigree. Why? Simply because if you want to be the best, you have to play and try to beat the best, and ...

Milford, HB face challenges

High Schools

The football season isn’t over for two area Division II teams, but both go into Saturday’s conference championship games as an underdog. Of course, not all underdogs are created equal. Hollis Brookline (4-4) heads to Kingston for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff against Sanborn ...

Milford girls volleyball ready for Windham in finals

High Schools

It hadn’t been more than 15 minutes since the Milford High School girls volleyball team beat Gilford in Thursday’s Division II semifinal, and Chuck Roberson had already heard the same question five times. When was the last time the Spartans were in a championship ...

Merrimack volleyball team facing Salem for title

High Schools

For Jen Coffey, the worst part has been the waiting. When the top-seeded Merrimack High School girls volleyball team finished its sweep Wednesday of No. 4 Salem in the Division I semifinals, Coffey was ready to play the championship match the following night. Instead, the Tomahawks and their ...

Hollis Brookline football stuns Sanborn in playoffs

High Schools

KINGSTON – Without star star running back Matt Ferenczhalmy for all but one offensive play, the Hollis Brookline Cavaliers got a great game from quarterback Patch Zorn and a dominating defensive performance to upset Sanborn 23-12 in the Division II West championship. The Cavaliers ...

Unbeaten Windham ices Milford out of football playoffs

High Schools

WINDHAM – The Milford High School football season came to a close on Saturday thanks in a major way to Windham running back Kellin Bail. The Jaguars’ senior running back rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns and also caught another score as Windham (9-0) advanced to the ...

Milford wins its way into state volleyball championship game

High Schools

DERRY – Chuck Roberson felt he’d be able to tell how his Milford High School girls volleyball team was going to play in Thursday’s Division II semifinal by the way the Spartans acted during his pregame speech. If the players didn’t seem like they were ...

Bishop Guertin girls soccer falls to Bedford

High Schools

EXETER – Live by the penalty kick, die by the penalty kick. The Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer team reached the Division I semis thanks to a quarterfinal win via penalty kicks. But, when Bedford’s Saylor Clark buried the first Bulldog kick in the sudden death ...

New Hampshire high school football needs better playoff system

High Schools

It’s been said and written repeatedly. This current football playoff format – Division III excluded – does not work. Well, technically it works. Eight teams are in the playoffs. But are these the right eight teams? Division III is out of this conversation for the ...

Merrimack sweeps Salem to reach title match

High Schools

DERRY – The look on Tammy Lambrou’s face was one of disbelief. But this time, it wasn’t because her Merrimack High School girls volleyball team saw its season ending early. After failing to make it past the Division I semifinals the previous two years, the No. 1 ...

Hollis Brookline boys soccer falls to Oyster River

High Schools

NASHUA – The clock literally ran out on the Hollis Brookline High School boys soccer team’s season. Just before Cavalier forward Cole Owens had stuffed in his own rebound, officials blew the whistle, signaling the end of a heart-thumping – and, from the ...