Sports

Panther roll past Cards, 43-26, en route to playoffs

High Schools

NASHUA – They are two football teams that had two different types of a regular season, and Friday night’s Nashua South 43-26 romp over Bishop Guertin at Stellos Stadium was the perfect example. The game was not as close as the final score indicated as the Panthers led 43-6 at the half. They ...

Is it really the end of the regular season already?

Local Sports Columnists

Here’s a few thoughts all football to start your weekend: Hard to believe that already, at the end of Saturday, another high school football regular season is in the books. Unfortunately, it means the end of meetings, preparations and practices for teams from Alvirne, Bishop Guertin, ...

“Mama Michon” leads her Panther girls to quarterfinals

High Schools

NASHUA – Her teammates and coaches call her “Mama Michon”, because she’s constantly as a senior leader looking out for them. Well, on Thursday, Mama took care of her family just fine. Yes, Nashua High School South senior forward Alexa Michon did her job to perfection, scoring the ...

Alvirne football tests Timberlane but comes up short

High Schools

PLAISTOW – In the steamy July sun, running wind sprints you just never picture the football season ending in October. Jacob Donahue and about 10 other Alvirne High seniors endured the emotions of that exact circumstance, dropping their regular season finale at Timberlane Regional, 21-7, to ...

Pinkerton spoils Merrimack football season finale

High Schools

MERRIMACK – Before the evening began, it was clear that one team was going to the playoffs and one was not; as the evening unfolded, it was very clear which team was which. The Pinkerton Astros earned a comfortable 56-21 victory over the Merrimack Tomahawks on Friday night, a score that was ...

Campbell boys soccer on to Division III quarterfinals

High Schools

Compiled by Marc Breton Boys Soccer Campbell 1, Fall Mountain 0 (OT) The No. 5 seed Cougars won in overtime with a goal by Jake Oberto, three minutes into the overtime period. Campbell will be at No. 4 Raymond on Sunday at 2 p.m.. Girls Soccer Concord 3, Merrimack 0 The No. 12 seed Tomahawks ...

Panthers no match for Little Green in prelim loss

High Schools

NASHUA – Nashua High School South boys soccer coach Joe Morgan took his time picking things up along the bench. Post-game interview? Sure. Anything to delay him from having to go into the Stellos Stadium locker room and face his team after Wednesday’s 4-0 Division I preliminary round loss ...

Broncos looking to be a Division II football team in 2018

High Schools

Six years ago, Alvirne High School athletic director Karen Bonney made a bold move. She orchestrated the move for the Broncos football program to go down from what was then Division II – the likes of Exeter, Bishop Guertin, Winnacunnet, Merrimack, Timberlane, etc. – and the feeling was it ...

Locals primed for successful tourney runs

High Schools

Fasten your seat belts, proceed with caution. The local high school tourney season just left the high speed lane and we’re into heavy traffic. After field hockey began last week, now it’s time to start the boys and girls soccer and girls volleyball NHIAA tournaments. For the first time in ...

Patriots’ plan may change, but change in this case is good

Boston sports

Someone late Sunday night used the expression “game plan team” when it comes to the New England Patriots. They might change it to “Weekly Game Plan Team”. The Patriots under Bill Belichick have proven to be masters of the art of preparation, and that prep work changes all the time ...

Wasn’t much buzz for Patriots-Falcons rematch

Local Sports Columnists

OK, let’s have a show of hands. How many of you turned off the TV that first Sunday night of last February and went to bed at 28-3? Probably a lot of you, but that’s OK. There’s always the usual Super Bowl DVD the New England Patriots put out. Sunday night marked the rematch of the two ...

Nashua South football’s 0-2 start seems so long ago

High Schools

NASHUA – How was the West won? The Nashua High School South football team started the season 0-2 after losing to South Conference powers Salem and Pinkerton. Then they had to head to Merrimack, to face a confident Tomahawks team that started the season 2-0. What happened that night changed ...

Patriots roll past Falcons in Foxborough Fog, 23-7

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There was no great drama this time between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night. No, just a lot of Gillette Stadium fog. Oh, and Patriots domination, as New England rolled to a 23-7 victory. Both teams didn’t look resemble their Super Bowl ...

Lancers stun Cardinals 3-2 in triple OT quarterfinal thriller

High Schools

NASHUA – Londonderry High School girls field hockey coach Nichole Treadway said she had senior Maeve McPhail take a couple of penalty strokes in practice on Friday and she didn’t look good. But on the third, she was perfect, so she was going to be the designated shooter for the Lancers in ...

Patriots-Falcons rematch had fans yawning in anticipation

Boston sports

OK, let’s have a show of hands. How many of you turned off the TV that first Sunday night of last February and went to bed at 28-3? Probably a lot of you, but that’s OK. There’s always the usual Super Bowl DVD the New England Patriots put out. Sunday night marked the rematch of the two ...

Purring Panthers clinch West title with 42-13 win

High Schools

NASHUA – The Panthers are purring. And now they are West Conference champions. All you needed to know about Nashua High School South’s football game with Londonderry on Friday night is this: The Lancers were starting to feel good about themselves, finally getting on the board with 3:22 left ...

Salem takes down Nashua North football

High Schools

SALEM – Unbeaten Salem High can hit you from so many different angles. Nashua North absorbed attacks from nearly all of them here Friday night at Grant Field, falling to the Granite State’s top-rated team, 60-14. North falls to 4-4 with its Senior Day next Saturday at Stellos Stadium ...

Time to end football blowouts sooner than later

Local Sports Columnists

Here are a few tids and bits on all things football as we are in the next-to-last weekend of the local high school regular season, two-thirds through the college season and almost halfway into the NFL campaign: The Campbell High School football program has been taking some heat after the ...

Last-minute heroics lift Alvirne football past Bishop Guertin

High Schools

HUDSON – They both might be near the bottom of the standings, but these two teams just submitted a result far from the bottom when it comes to this season’s most exciting games. With just six seconds left in regulation, the Alvirne Broncos earned a 26-20 home win over the Cardinals of ...

Pelham ices Hollis Brookline, 6-0

High Schools

PELHAM – You couldn’t blame the Hollis Brookline football team if its was confident heading into Friday night’s matchup against a middle-of-the-pack Pelham team. After all, the Cavaliers were riding a five-game winning streak, having outscored opponents by more than 90 points the last ...