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Many local high school winter teams back at practice

NASHUA – They're back. Their holiday hiatus is over, as area high school teams resumed practicing on Monday. Most teams and athletic programs went on pause on Dec. 24, fearful that holiday travel would cause addition exposure during the pandemic. But now they have returned, and the NHIAA's ...

High School Notebook: Sabers honored, BG adds Bedford

The transition from fall to winter continues with honors from the last few months and news heading into the abbreviated winter schedule: From the fall: Souhegan dominated the Division II Southern Cluster en route to the state title, and that was reflected in the South's All-State team in which ...

Panthers Murray, Rioux set to become Owls next year

NASHUA – They were both pretty keen on Keene. And that was good news for the Nashua South High School girls basketball program. Both program mainstays Aryanna Murray and Maya Rioux have announced their intentions to attend and play basketball at Keene State College. It's a nice lift for a ...

Titans dominate an all-local West All-Conference squad

NASHUA – They're the Division I champions, so it's no surprise that the Nashua High School North football team dominated the recently announced West All-Conference squad. The Titans placed a whopping players on the team – eight first teamers and seven honorable mentions. The rest of the ...

New South-Pelham hockey coach getting into swing of things

NASHUA --- Having a new hockey coach for a lot of New Hampshire high school teams is par for the course. But even more so when a golf professional is the choice behind the bench. Introducing, the new Nashua High School South-Pelham Kings coach Jordan Sarracco, who once had a career as an ...

North-Souhegan coach Kotsifas set to make a difference

NASHUA – It was a simple formula, really. After years at the youth level, Bill Kotsifas was eagerly looking to see if he could coach hockey at the high school level. The North-Souhegan job was open, and it was a match. The fact that he's the local co-op program's fifth coach in the last ...

Masks on, temps taken as winter sports get underway

NASHUA – They were on the ice Monday, separated into two groups, one at one end, one at the other end. Every once in a while, new Nashua High School South-Pelham Kings coach Jordan Sarracco would blow the whistle, and get the players into a spaced group and point out a few things on the ...

Winter sports practices begin today, with a wrinkle or two

NASHUA – They were preparing to play Bedford High School in the Division I girls basketball semifinals when the plug was pulled on the winter tournaments due to the pandemic. Today, though, the Bishop Guertin Cardinals are set, like many other winter sports teams around the area, to take the ...

Cougars, Warriors well-represented on All-State teams

They may represent smaller schools than most locals, but they are plenty good. The Campbell and Wilton-Lyndeborough High School girls soccer teams were well represented on the Division III and IV New Hampshire Coaches Association All-State teams, respectively. The Cougars had four players on ...

Milford, HB, Souhegan standouts make Division II All-State grade

Local Division II girls soccer players made their mark on this past fall's New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association Division II All-State team. State champion Milford placed four players on the squad, while Hollis Brookline and Souhegan each had three. For the Spartans, Rachel and Brooke ...

Locals dominate Division I Girls Soccer All-State Team

Exeter may own Divison I girls soccer as a team right now with a long winning streak and two straight state titles, but this area owns the Division I All State team. A whopping 16 locals were named to the team, including six First Teamers, five of them midfielders. Alvirne has Kelly Perry at ...

Cougars, Warriors named to Division III, IV All-State boys soccer

Six locals – three from Campbell High School and three from Wilton-Lyndeborough – were named to the New Hampshire Coaches Association's Division III and Division IV Boys Soccer All-State Teams. The Cougars were paced by midfielder Michael De Carli, who was a Division III First Team ...

Sabers lead locals on Division II All-State boys soccer

A sign that it was a good year locally in Division II boys soccer is the fact players from all three local schools are on the All-State Team. Souhegan, a semifinalist, Hollis Brookline, and Milford all have players on the recently announced New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association Division II ...

Several locals on Division I boys soccer All-State Team

Several locals were named to the New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association's Division I 2020 Boys All-State team, including some key players from the semifinalist Nashua High School South. Leading the way for South was senior forward Manny Orozco, a First Team forward, as well as Ryan ...

WLC approves basketball; winter registration at most area schools open

Wilton-Lyndeborough is in. WLC became the latest area school to approve winter sports. Actually, the Warriors only compete in one – basketball. Reportedly the decision was made to allow basketball for the winter season, with practice starting Dec. 14. Masks will be mandatory for the ...

Football 2021: Panthers hope youth becomes experience

(Editor's Note: This is the second in an occasional series of stories the next few weeks looking back at this fall and ahead to next year's high school football season.) NASHUA – It's still a painful memory. Nashua High School South football coach Scott Knight still winces nearly a month ...

Winter school sports season gets the go-ahead in Nashua

NASHUA – Basketballs will be bouncing and pucks will likely be flying this winter for Nashua High School North and South student athletes. That is thanks to an 8-1 vote by the Board of Education to approve the plan presented by Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras for winter sports at the ...

Board scheduled to continue discussion on winter sports

NASHUA -- The Board of Education will once again get back to the decision of whether to approve the Nashua Athletic Department's proposal for winter athletics going forward with various restrictions and protocols during the pandemic. Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras presented her proposal ...

Several Cougars named to Division III All-State Team

Senior linebacker Drew Adamakos led a contingent of Campebell High School football players named to the Division III All-State team. Adamakos was named to the First Team Defense, while Cougars senior offensive lineman Josh Lavoie and senior punter Kyle Wark were selected to the First Team ...

Football 2021: For North, current sophomores are the key

(Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of stories the next few weeks looking back at this fall and ahead to next year's high school football season.) NASHUA – What's next for The Champs? It would be great to be able to say the Nashua High School North football team has a strong, ...