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High Schools

Merrimack’s Dyer set to head to Holy Cross next year

NASHUA – It was love at first sight. Or basically first weekend. Merrimack High School football standout Jared Dyer left for the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Immediately after the Tomahawks' basketball win over Concord Friday night. When he came back late in the day on ...

Hollis Brookline boys basketball tops Milford

HOLLIS – As the fouls accumulated, the pace slowed and Hollis Brookline tenaciously tightened the defensive screws. The intensity was just enough to hold off a feisty bunch from Milford, 48-45. Nothing was settled until the final buzzer as Gavin Urda’s attempted 30-footer to tie rattled ...

Saber-Titans snap streak; Kings not so lucky

BOYS HOCKEY NASHUA NORTH-SOUHEGAN 10, MANCHESTER CENTRAL-WEST 2 Jack Belter and Michael Dodge each had two goals as the Saber-Titans snapped a five game losing streak to improve to 2-6-1. Cam Gagne and Ryan Ducharme scored their first ever high school goals as the locals outshot winless ...

High School Highlights: BG boys hoop tops Spaulding

Boys basketball Bishop Guertin 60, Spaulding 45 The Cardinals (7-1) won their sixth straight game on Tuesday night. Guertin’s Dylan Santosuosso and Spaulding’s Jared Gooley put on a shooting clinic each scoring 20 points. Mason Carroll chipped in 15 points and John Sullivan had four ...

It was a good weekend for Cougars, Titans and Warriors

BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK CAMPBELL GIRLS FOURTH, BOYS FINISH 12TH The Cougar girls came in fourth out of 19 scoring teams, while the boys finished 12th out of 22 scoring teams in a meet at the University of New Hampshire for those who were provisionally qualified for the state meet. Junior Tori ...

Carney’s 1000th highlights BG win over Mercy

NASHUA – Early on, you couldn't blame Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball standout Erin Carney if she doubted 1,000 would be her lucky number on Saturday. Needing six points to reach that career scoring mark, she had gone 0-for-4 from the floor against Mercy High School of ...

Marchand continues leap to greatness at Nashua South

The runway had life. If you couldn’t feel it, all you had to do was open your eyes. “Watching him warm up, you could see how fast that ramp was, how fast he was,” said veteran Nashua South track coach Doug Booth. And with the bright lights on, Paul Marchand took flight at the East ...

High School Highlights: Campbell girls track fourth

Indoor track The Cougar girls came in fourth out of 19 scoring teams, while the boys finished 12th out of 22 scoring teams in a meet at the University of New Hampshire for those who were provisionally qualified for the state meet. Junior Tori Allen won the high jump and came in second in ...

ROUNDUP: South wrestlers edge Merrimack: BG sweeps quad

Wrestling Nashua South edges Merrimack The Panthers hosted Pinkerton Academy, Merrimack and Winnisquam for a quad on Saturday. South knocked off Merrimack, 42-37, in the matchup of the day. Pinkerton swept three wins. For South, Kyle O’Connor, Ryan Salemi, Kyle Salemi, Colby Spencer, ...

Walsh, Grizzlies too much for Panthers to handle

NASHUA – One bad quarter and one very good player did in the Nashua High School South girls basketball team on Friday night. The Panthers allowed Goffstown's Kelly Walsh to hit for 28 points, and were outscored 16-7 in the second period en route to a tough 44-35 loss at the hands of the ...

Cardinals come back with a vengance vs. Pinkerton

NASHUA – The look on the face Thursday night of Pinkerton Academy girls basketball coach Lani Buskey, and her brief comment with a shrug, told the story. “BG lives in its own world,” she said, referring to the Bishop Guertin Cardinals, who had just pasted her team 65-32. “We hang ...

Spartans get much needed win over Sanborn

A big Milford win on the hardwood and some impressive skiing by Nashua North and South highlight the high school happenings for Thurday: BOYS BASKETBALL MILFORD 60, SANBORN 54 The 3-4 Spartans, who led by as many as 10 with five minutes to go, hung on after Sanborn (4-3) cut the lead to two ...

Tomahawks tough one out, 4-2 over Saber-Titans

MANCHESTER – Zach Stimeling turned to his Merrimack High School hockey teammates on the bench a minute into the third period Wednesday and said, “Boys, we've got a game.” Indeed the Tomahawks did, as Nashua High School North-Souhegan's Jack Belter had just scored his second goal, this ...

Unbeaten Concord flattens Bishop Guertin, 5-1

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass.--There's no question now the Concord High School boys hockey team is the one to beat in Division I. No, not after Wednesday night's 5-1 win over Bishop Guertin at Skate 3 Arena, which boosted the Tide to 10-0 and dropped the Cards to 7-2, snapping their seven game winning ...

Q&A with Nashua North’s Tori Conrad

NASHUA – The numbers are modest for Nashua North girls basketball, just 2-4 headed into a showdown tonight against rugged, 6-1, Manchester Memorial. Junior Tori Conrad is still beaming about this team, her season, first-year coach Curt Dutilley and the way things are progressing. “I ...

Defensive minded Tomahawks clamp down on Panthers

NASHUA – Who says you have to have hard-core basketball players to be good at the sport? The Merrimack High School boys basketball team has more often than not scoffed at that rule. Yes, the Tomahawks seem to be doing it again this year as their 5-2 start, capped by Tuesday night's 57-42 ...

Salem wrestlers manages to fend off Nashua South

SALEM – There are better wrestlers at Nashua South High School, better athletes too. Don’t try telling that to Zach Gauthier. Every time the senior walks out on the mat, he might as well be King Kong. “Honestly, when the pressure comes, and my team is cheering me on, it just feels ...

High School Highlights: Bishop Giertin wrestlers rout Goffstown

Wrestling Bishop Guertin 60, Goffstown 15 The Cardinals took care of business Wednesday on their home mat. Securing wins for the locals were Anthony Fernandez (106), Connor McDonald (126), Steve Bouchard (138), James Murphy (152), Matt Frechette (160), Andrew Ha (170), Matt Ha (182), ...

Broncos, Cougars looking to recover from slow starts

Sometimes teams and programs go through different seasons, even though consistency from year to year is the goal. Let's take you on a quick journey across the bridge into the Hudson-Litchfield area to check in with two boys basketball teams in transition: First stop, Alvirne. The Broncos ...

North boys, South girls win tight Battle of Bridge ski races

The Nashua North boys, with just four skiers, topped Nashua South's top four 389-383 while the Panther girls edged the Titans 387-385 in the Battle of the Bridge meet at Pat's Peak. Overall, North won the combined point battle, 774-770. In the boys race, North took three of the top four spots ...