Sports

Cardinals face tall task against Astros

High Schools

Perhaps it’s fitting that the powerful Pinkerton Academy Astros are the Division I football semifinal opponent for the Bishop Guertin Cardinals after all. The Astros, you might say, unknowingly had a hand in the near miraculous resurgence the Cardinals have enjoyed the last ...

Punting is a passion for Bishop Guertin’s Drew Sanborn

High Schools

It’s a cold afternoon in January or February, and a lone figure is kicking footballs on snow covered field behind Souhegan High School. That’s how dedicated Bishop Guertin senior Drew Sanborn, an Amherst resident, is to punting, something he considers far more than just an ...

Playoff confusion cleared up for Cards

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Bishop Guertin High School football coach Travis Cote had spent much of the day on Sunday going over film and game planning for Bedford High School to be the Cardinals’ upcoming Division I semifinal playoff opponent. But a phone call from Pinkerton Academy coach Brian ...

Souhegan’s Saxe teaches Soccer 101

Local Sports

Here’s a few notes and thoughts after a twisting, turning, unpredictable ride along the tourney trail: The Souhegan High school boys soccer team certainly can be proud of its Division II state championship. So while the Saber players take away the great feeling of victor, they also ...

Enjoying workouts may lead to better food decisions

Local Sports

I’m sure it’s happened to all of us. You finish your workout at the gym and head outside to your car. You’re about to get in when a thought creeps into your head – boy, I’d sure could go for a pizza right about now. Immediately, your conscience ...

Bishop Guertin still building momentum on gridiron

High Schools

This green and gold snowball keeps rolling, and you have to wonder if it’s going to stop. “Once the snowball starts rolling down the hill, it just gets bigger and bigger,” Bishop Guertin High School football senior Kyle Cushion said. “It’s just ...

Online, value of sports rumors trump news

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...