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Milford High’s Urda to play football at UNH

One of the biggest fish in the smallish Division II South Conference pool is heading for the Seacoast and open water. Milford High senior Gavin Urda, a two-time all-state football selection, has accepted an honor to be a preferred walk-on and attempt to play his college ball at the University ...

Guertin girls play tonight as NHIAA tourneys still on

The Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team was holding a practice Thursday afternoon rather than getting on a bus to head to Exeter for the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association's Divison I semifinals. And wondering if they ever would. Evidently that answer is yes, per ...

The NHIAA announces all tournaments are suspended

Done. For now. Just a day after being somewhat adamant that everything would be done to keep the high school tournaments going in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association reversed course Friday morning and suspended all tournament play. The ...

Cards run out of gas in 5-2 semifinal loss to Bedford

MANCHESTER --- The Bishop Guertin High School hockey team had been there before – in more ways than one. They were trailing Bedford, 3-2, early in the third period in Wednesday night's Divison I semis at JFK Coliseum – the same way they were down to Exeter in last Saturday's ...

Tournament frenzy hits a new level rest of this week

Pick a game, any game. There are plenty to choose from tonight if local high school tournament tussles are your thing. Arguably the biggest ones are in boys hockey. The upstart No. 6 Bishop Guertin (14-6) squad has a 7:30 p.m. date with rival No. 2 Bedford (14-3-1) at Manchester's JFK Coliseum ...

St. Thomas slips past Merrimack in Division II hockey semis

CONCORD – By general rule, the deeper you trudge into the state tournament, the greater significance taken on by the first goal of the night. Chasing on the scoreboard nearly the entire night here in the Division II state semifinals, No. 2 Merrimack High got its usual slew of chances but ...

Nashua North boys basketball play on to quarterfinals

NASHUA – Fortunately for Nashua North, a great start isn’t always needed for a win. The Titans managed just one field goal during the first quarter, eventually bouncing back for a 54-41 victory over Concord in the first round of the NHIAA Division I boys basketball tournament on ...

Nashua South boys basketball team still road warriors

Boys basketball DIVISION I PRELIMS No. 9 Nashua South 51, No. 8 Winnacunnet 41 The Panthers, playing their sixth straight road game, jumped out to a 16-3 lead and were able to stay in control in Hampton. Andres Hulfachor had 13 points while Coldy Rocheleau added 10. Ivan Nyantenji ...

All five Division I locals prepare for boys hoop tourney

The final piece to the local high school winter season tournament puzzle is complete: The Divsion I boys basketball tourney pairings have been announced, and all five local teams in the division will be in action in the preliminary round on Wednesday night. Welcome Nashua North, South, ...

Hollis Brookline boys basketball rides OT win into quarterfinals

HOLLIS – Down 10 in the middle of the third quarter to 13th-seeded Laconia, angst flowed into Hollis Brookline High School, by the wave. Only a couple nights ago, the No. 2 HB girls were run off this same floor in the quarters. Was more pain in the cards for coach Cole Etten’s ...

Season ends for Milford, Souhegan in boys tourney

Two local Division II enteries went down in the first round of the boys basketball tournament on Monday night: BOYS BASKETBALL DIVISION II PRELIMS NO. 6 LEBANON 65, NO. 11 MILFORD 45 After leading by just 23-22 at halftime, Lebanon went on a quick 6-0 run to start the third quarter en ...

Kelley’s OT goal propels Cards to Division I semis

EXETER – Sean Kelley was exhausted. He and his Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey teammates not only had to deal with No. 3 Exeter's blazing speed for 45 minutes on Saturday in the Division I quarterfinals, but an extra session as well. But thanks to Kelley, that session lasted just ...

Alvirne, Merrimack wrestlers strong at New Englands

METHUEN, Mass. – As you’d expect in the New England Championship finals, it was six rugged minutes. In the end, Alvirne High junior Kyle Gora came up just short in his title bid, falling 3-1 in the 170-pound finals to Vermont state champion Seth Carney of Essex High. The two mauled each ...

Cards pull away from Concord in 60-24 quarterfinal win

NASHUA – They always say, you win with seniors. Thus, the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team went to that well Saturday night and it worked out nicely for an expected 60-24 Division I quarterfinal win over No. 8 Concord at the Colligadome. “We definitely have the most ...

Cavaliers stunned as Brady rallies for quarterfinal win

HOLLIS – They had a stellar regular season, designed to get them their home Division II girls basketball quarterfinal tournament game on Friday night. But history three years ago had perhaps given a hint to the Hollis High School Cavaliers that home isn't always where the tournament wins ...

Guertin girls push Concord to limit

CONCORD – Although it might not look it from the final score, Bishop Guertin dropped a tight contest against the top-ranked Crimson Tide of Concord on Friday night, falling 7-4 in the NHIAA Division I girls hockey quarterfinals. Concord led 4-3 with a minute left in regulation and sealed ...

Merrimack edges Dover in boys hockey quarters

MANCHESTER – After a wild first period and a lackluster second, the Merrimack High first line simply chose to take Saturday afternoon’s Division II boys hockey quarterfinal into its own capable hands. “Our coach was harping on us to take control and be leaders on this team,” said ...

Guertin’s Carney named Gatorade Player of the Year

NASHUA – They don't play their first tournament game until tonight, but already the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team has recorded a postseason win. It was announcd Friday that Cardinals senior guard and leading scorer Erin Carney has been named the New Hampshire Gatorade ...

Londonderry stuns Merrimack girls basketball

MERRIMACK – It was one of those nights where offense for No. 2 Merrimack felt like AP Calculus, and that simply can’t happen to a basketball team in the state playoffs. Londonderry High, the No. 10 seed, reeled off its second straight upset of the postseason, leaping to a 12-4 lead after ...