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Milford dominates West from opening snap

High Schools

MANCHESTER – Opening a football game with five straight scoring drives will generally result in a victory and that was the case for the Milford Spartans on Friday night, earning a solid 35-13 win over Manchester West. After starting their first drive on the West 30-yard line, the Spartans ...

Wimmer tosses 5 TD passes in Hollis Brookline win

High Schools

HOLLIS – A week after stumbling against Milford, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline made easy work against Hanover with a 48-14 victory on Saturday. The Cavaliers scored on each of their first six drives, beginning with a 38-yard strike from Sander Wimmer to Austin Johnson. Wimmer added ...

Nashua South’s Coffin wins North Cross Country Invitational

High Schools

South's Coffin wins girls North Invite NASHUA - Nashua High School South junior Cali Coffin crossed the finish line 12 second ahead of her nearest competitor, Bedford junior Carly Rinko, to take home the top spot in the girls portion of Saturday morning's Nashua North Cross Country ...

Morse lifts North boys soccer in overtime

High Schools

Boys soccer Nashua North 3, Winnacunnet 2 (OT) Joe Morse converted a header by Joao Santana into the game winning goal 10 seconds into sudden death overtime as the Titans evened their record at 2-2. Colin McMahon and Makram Elkhach scored in regulation for North. Hanover 6, Merrimack ...

Mills, Campbell run away from Epping/Newmarket

High Schools

EPPING - Keegan Mills rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to give Campbell High School its second 30-plus point victory in as many games this fall. The Cougars backfield - highlighted by Mills 8.3 yards per carry), Conor Sweeney (16 carries, 93 yards, one touchdown) and ...

Pennichuck welcomes new administrative duo

High Schools

NASHUA – With a new school year comes two new administrators at Pennichuck Middle School. Recently, Gabriel Falzarano assumed the role as principal at Pennichuck and has been joined by new interim Assistant Principal Craig Hardimon. Both administrators bring more than a decade or more of ...

Nashua North football rolls over Spaulding

High Schools

NASHUA – It’s been a pretty dominant start to the high school football season for Nashua North. That includes Friday night’s 36-0 romp over Spaulding at Stellos Stadium. “We’re running around, moving well, our team speed, getting to the football,” North coach Dante Laurendi ...

Longo’s Friday Football Feast: Panthers to handle Cardinals

High Schools

What did I ever do to the people of Hudson? When I go to an event at Alvirne High, I’m sure to stop at Rocco’s for a steak bomb or Findeisen’s for a chocolate frappe. Driving to the office, I hit the Dairy Queen drive-thru on Route 111 more times than this fat old man should. Yet, ...

Merrimack rolls over Dover in football home opener

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Two weeks into the high school football season, and coach Kip Jackson’s Merrimack High Tomahawks are 2-0. Wins are nice, but to the boss this group remains a bit of a puzzle. “I have no idea (how good we are),” said Jackson. “I can’t tell yet. Last year, I had a very ...

Raiders begin another challenging quest for a GNAC title

Local Sports

Things are now in full swing for the fall season at Rivier University, and the Raider team to watch once again may be women's volleyball. Rivier has started out the season 5-4 after Tuesday's 3-0 win over Gordon College and is aiming to reclaim the Great Northeast Athletic Conference ...

‘Big Play AJ’ steps up his game at Hollis Brookline

High Schools

HOLLIS – When Hollis Brookline football coach Chris Lones uses the word, “uncoverable,” you tend to listen. Here’s a guy who knows receivers who are “uncoverable.” Look at the recent list of his catching Cavaliers, including current all-stater Quinten Wimmer and past guys like ...

High School Football Matchups for the week

High Schools

Division I SPAULDING (0-1) AT NASHUA NORTH (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST YEAR: Did not play. LAST WEEK: Merrimack 33, Spaulding 28; North 35, Winnacunnet 8. FYI: The Red Raiders senior-centric team led by Logan Gadbois gave Merrimack a run for its ...

Souhegan football has no trouble in routing ConVal

High Schools

AMHERST – The Souhegan High football squad strode into its 2019 home opener on Friday night aiming to advance to 2-0 on the young Division II season. And the visiting ConVal Cougars’ crew was looking to perform the same feat. But it became evident extremely quickly to everybody in ...

Patriots will eventually have to decide on Brown’s future

Boston sports

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's brief press conference was the perfect mirrror image to Antonio Brown's time as a Patriot without controversey. In other words, not long. Not long at all. But what will the fallout of this latest Brown fiasco be? The possible – but we think ...

North, South, BG, HB volleyball teams all win

High Schools

Several local volleyball teams came out on top on Wednesday night. Here are those results plus the rest of the local action: GIRLS VOLLEYBALL NASHUA NORTH 3, MANCHESTER MEMORIAL 0 The Titans picked up their second win of the season (2-1) with a 25-9, 25-10, 25-7 sweep. Olivia Mazerolle ...

Brown saga takes stunning turn in sexual assault lawsuit

Boston sports

After an incredible week, newly signed Antonio Brown may not even see game action in a New England Patriots uniform anytime soon thanks to a bombshell report that he is being sued for sexual assault in Florida federal court. Brown, according to documents obtained by TMZ Sports and a report in ...

Only one way for Patriots to cure their headache

Local Sports Columnists

In courtrooms there is a presumption of innocence, the bedrock of our justice system. Everywhere else, there is a presumption of guilt, particularly if the party in question is a celebrity. Make it a professional athlete and the only sound that comes through the static is the name of the ...

Bourgeois hired as new Panthers girls hoop coach

High Schools

NASHUA – One down, one to go. The Nashua athletic department has officially filled one of its girls varsity basketball vacancies, as longtime Nashua South boys JV coach/varsity assistant John Bourgeois has been named the new Panthers girls hoop coach. As for the Nashua North position, ...

Panthers learn a few lessons in 3-1 loss to Central

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School South boys soccer coach Tom Bellen is now starting to get a better idea of his team. And that's thanks to Tuesday's 3-1 loss at the hands of Manchester Central at Stellos Stadium. “It's a good test for us, and they're top dog right now,” Bellen said of the ...

High School Q&A with Souhegan’s Behn

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The fact that she was a junior captain last fall on a girls soccer team with nine seniors should explain brilliantly the impact Savannah Behn has on Souhegan High athletics. The 4.0 student is already back at it again, leading the offense for the 2-0-1 Sabers with plenty on her mind. First, ...