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Football underway in a big way

Local Sports Columnists

It has started. Stellos Stadium is a busy place once again. Locally and regionally we put the diamond thoughts aside and we seriously begin to get into the rectangular existence. Football time. At the high school level, it started Friday with a monster game between Nashua South and Salem, one ...

Merrimack names Soucy new athletic director

High Schools

Merrimack High School principal Ken Johnson said the Tomahawks would have a new athletic director during the month of September, and he wasn’t kidding. Johnson and school officials wasted no time after the resignation of former AD Eric Sabean in naming Mike Soucy, a counselor at the school, ...

Merrimack football blasts Keene in opener

High Schools

Football Merrimack 27, Keene 7 Senior running back Joe Eichman paced Merrimack to a season-opening romp over Keene on Friday night in Keene. Eichman carried the ball 13 times for 126 yards and two touchdowns while hauling two receptions for 30 yards. The Tomahawks jumped in front after a 11 ...

Milford football drops overtime heartbreaker to Con Val

High Schools

MILFORD – There is good news amid the Friday night overtime heartache suffered by Milford High at the hands of rival Con Val. The Spartans have seven more chances to make up for the painful, 17-14, defeat. Of course, there is a bit of bad news. Standing between Milford and an 0-2 start is ...

Pinkerton overwhelms Alvirne in football opener

High Schools

HUDSON – Few things went right for the Broncos football team Friday night. However, when you consider that Alvirne was starting a freshman quarterback, using a roster that only includes 11 seniors, and had to go against one of the top programs in the state, you can’t blame Tarek Rothe for ...

Soucy will serve as Merrimack High School’s next AD

High Schools

Merrimack High School principal Ken Johnson said the Tomahawks would have a new athletic director during the month of September, and he wasn’t kidding. Johnson and school officials wasted no time after the resignation of former AD Eric Sabean in naming Mike Soucy, a counselor at the school, ...

Football barrels back onto the scene

Local Sports Columnists

It has started. Stellos Stadium is a busy place once again. Locally and regionally we put the diamond thoughts aside and we seriously begin to get into the rectangular existence. Football time. At the high school level, it started Friday with a monster game between Nashua South and Salem, one ...

Ayi: Last preseason game not meaningless for everyone

Local Sports Columnists

Kole Ayi remembers the last game of the National Football League preseason in late August 16 years ago like it was yesterday. The former Nashua High School standout and member of the Umass Amherst Hall of Fame was a rookie free agent with the St. Louis Ram at the time. “My parents were at the ...

Nashua North football drills Timberlane in opener

High Schools

PLAISTOW – Nashua North began its 2017 football season with a strong performance in Plaistow, defeating the Owls of Timberlane, 48-24. The Titans first touchdown came just under three minutes into the contest, with junior quarterback Mike Loveless connecting with Austin Ouellette on a ...

Nashua South falls to Salem in Stellos opener

High Schools

NASHUA – You see the 40-14 final score at Stellos Stadium, and some may have thought that meant a Nashua High School South season opening win. After all, the Panthers were primed, lots of skill players back, and everyone’s favorite pick. They always put up points. Someone forgot to tell ...

All of Division II football to play eight game schedule

High Schools

Problem solved. A crisis was averted recently by the Division II athletic directors in the wake of Trinity High School cancelling its varsity football season. That gave the nine schools with Trinity on their schedules an open date, and basically what has happened is all of the 21 football ...

BG field hockey barrage sinks Lancers in opener

High Schools

NASHUA – The Londonderry High School field hockey team became a victim of a Bishop Guertin barrage on Wednesday. You wonder how many other teams will have the same problem this season after how the very deep Cardinals looked in a 4-1 season-opening win at Stellos Stadium on Wednesday. “In ...

Merrimack AD Sabean surprisingly calls it quits

High Schools

The school year has barely begun, but already there’s been a major surprise as Merrimack High School athletic director Eric Sabean has decided to step down. Sabean, 47, made his decision known to Merrimack principal Ken Johnson in the last week, stunning Johnson and the Tomahawk athletic ...

Fired-up Cavaliers hold off Sabers, 4-2

High Schools

HOLLIS – There’s a different feeling around the Hollis Brookline High School boys soccer team these days, a more confident one after last year’s tough four-win season. But the Cavaliers have kept another feeling intact. “Every time we say they’re playing Souhegan, they get fired ...

Rivier athletic program moves forward as city’s only option

Local Sports

NASHUA – The words stood out in a simple press release last week that announced the hiring of Hayden Barbosa as the new men’s soccer coach at Rivier University. “Barbosa brings his enthusiasm and experience to Nashua’s only four year university,” it said in the second paragraph. And ...

Nashua North golf team in three-school match

High Schools

Golf Salem 203, Dover 210, Nashua North 215 North’s Bryce Zimmerman was the medalist at even par 36, while Andrew Teris (42), James Bolton (42) and Chris McQuinn (45) were the other low scorers for 2-2 North. Boys Soccer Man. Central 2, Alvirne 1 Nick Cardenas scored in the 34th minute for ...

Chris Sale, Red Sox bullpen ice Toronto Blue Jays

Boston sports

TORONTO – Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Tuesday night. Sale (15-6) fanned 11 in his ML-best 17th double-digit strikeout game, raising his league-leading total to 264. His 15 ...

Perfect day for local high school soccer teams

High Schools

BOYS SOCCER Campbell 5, Winnisquam 0 Justin Furlong had a pair of goals as the Cougars outshot the visitors 19-1 in their home opener to improve to 2-0 on the young season. David Latsha, Nathan Dillows and Jake Oberto each had a goal while Eli Smith had two assists and Jake Scafidi and Sean ...

Campbell boys soccer shuts out Winnisquam

High Schools

BOYS SOCCER Campbell 5, Winnisquam 0 Justin Furlong had a pair of goals as the Cougars outshot the visitors 19-1 in their home opener to improve to 2-0 on the young season. David Latsha, Nathan Dillows and Jake Oberto each had a goal while Eli Smith had two assists and Jake Scafidi and Sean ...