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Nashua North boys cross country comes up big in Meet of Champions

High Schools

The Nashua High School North boys cross country team had the top two finishers in Saturday’s Meet of Champions, held at Nashua South. The Titans had the top two runners as David Vorbach captured first place in 15:30 with teammate Max Ireland second in 15:37. Nashua North was second in the ...

Campbell football romps into next playoff round

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – The Campbell High football team earned a Division III quarterfinal victory here Saturday and knocked a couple of items off the team “bucket list,” too. For the first time this year, the Cougars were held scoreless in the first quarter. Oh yeah, and when ...

Souhegan, Hollis Brookline football ousted from playoffs

High Schools

DIVISION II QUARTERFINALS No. 1 Plymouth 49, No. 4 Souhegan 21 The Sabers were blanked in the first half, trailing 36-0 at the break, en route to a loss that ends their season at 5-4. “Our defense played spirited but we gave up four big plays, and we couldn’t do anything on offense,” ...

Trevor Knight passes for 4-6 yards in UNH football win

Local Sports

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Trevor Knight passed for 406 yards and a career-tying four touchdowns and New Hampshire beat William and Mary 35-16 on Saturday. Knight, 25-of-35 passing with no interceptions, threw for three touchdowns in the first half when the Wildcats took a 21-10 lead. Neil ...

Souhegan girls soccer in finals Sunday against Bow

High Schools

EXETER – Being an Amherst resident, Dan Wyborney knows the deal when it comes to the tradition of Souhegan High School girls soccer. He knew when he took the job as the team’s coach this past year that the Sabers had a proud championship history, 12 titles in all. It was just a question of ...

Elm Street wins middle school soccer crown

Kids Sports

The third-seeded Elm Street Middle School boys soccer team captured the Division I Tri-County championship recently, topping Rundlett Middle School, 4-2 in the finals. Goal scorers in the game were Aidan Castro, Nick Esp, and Daniel Guzman, while Castro also had three assists and Christian ...

Sabers escape with 1-0 semifinal win over Portsmouth

High Schools

EXETER – Sometimes all you get in soccer is one glorious chance. And you better make the most of it. The Souhegan High School girls soccer team did just that on Thursday, edging Portsmouth 1-0 in the Division II semifinals despite being outshot 24-2. “That’s the plan, right?” Souhegan ...

Wallace, Lindner leaving Silver Knights front office

Local Sports

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights front office has been hit by the perfect storm. Purely by coincidence in terms of timing, general manager Ronnie Wallace and assistant GM Cheryl Lindner have both resigned within days of each other. Wallace received an offer to be a merchandiser with a local ...

Kids,fans having a ball with high school volleyball

Local Sports Columnists

Volleyball anyone? Don’t look now, but it may be the most popular girls high school sport in the fall. It’s certainly the most successful. After the Nashua High School South girls soccer team lost in the Division I quarterfinals on Monday, that left just one local girls soccer team left in ...

Cougars fall to Winnisquam in Division III volleyball semis

High Schools

The Campbell High School girls volleyball team enjoyed a fine season, but once again the Cougars ran into a late tournament roadblock. Campbell, seeded third, fell 3-0 to No. 2 Winnisquam on Wednesday in the Division III semifinals at Plymouth Regional High School. “We had our eyes on the ...

Panthers’ tourney road ends in Bedford, 2-0

High Schools

BEDFORD – Nashua High School girls soccer coach Tom Bellen was saying the other day how the road to any Division I tournament success goes through the Bedford Bulldogs. Unfortunately for Bellen and the sixth-seeded Panthers, that road reached a dead end at Bulldog Stadium on Monday, the ...

Bishop Guertin overcomes Nashua South to reach volleyball finals

High Schools

DERRY – Five weeks ago, even in defeat, the Bishop Guertin volleyball team walked off the floor in Hollis energized by the fact that the Cardinals had just slugged it out with the very best and actually scratched out a game from the host Cavaliers. Since that moment, Guertin ripped off 10 of ...

Hollis Brookline volleyball team will defend its Division I title

High Schools

DERRY – Five weeks ago, even in defeat, the Bishop Guertin volleyball team walked off the floor in Hollis energized by the fact that the Cardinals had just slugged it out with the very best and actually scratched out a game from the host Cavaliers. Since that moment, Guertin ripped off 10 of ...

In Bill We Trust? Lighten up, folks

Local Sports Columnists

There have been a lot of “In Bill We Trusts” uttered since The Trade. Anything Bill Belichick does demands capitalization, right? Will gaining a second-round draft pick for Quarterback-In-Waiting Jimmy Garoppolo prove to be an act of sheer Belichickian genius? Maybe. Who knows? All drafts ...

Patriots outsmart Chargers, but did they outplay them?

Local Sports Columnists

This would have been the game. Finally. Yes, had Nashua High School North alum Kendall Reyes stayed a Charger, he theoretically would have finally played a game at Gillette Stadium, in his home region. That was something that evaded him during his four years in San Diego, although the Patriots ...

Sabers make it one out of three for locals in soccer tourneys

High Schools

Girls soccer fans locally were hoping for a Milford-Souhegan Part III in the Division II semifinals, but that won’t happen. The Sabers kept their end of the bargain on Sunday with a dramatic quarterfinal penalty kick win over Kearsarge in Amherst, but the Spartans fell to Portsmouth in soggy ...

Patriots capitalize on Chargers’ mistakes for ugly win

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With his final attempt to bring his team back failed, Philip Rivers pulled off his helmet and flung it toward the Gillette Stadium turf. It bounced back perfectly and into his waiting hands. It was one of the few things that a Los Angeles Chargers player executed well in ...

North enjoys feel-good win over Keene, 38-13

High Schools

NASHUA – It was a feel good finish to the regular season for the Nashua High School North football team. That’s because, despite not making the playoffs, the Titans were able to wrap up their West Conference campaign with a 38-13 romp over Keene, finishing the pre-Thanksgiving slate with a ...