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Wilton-Lyndeborough hopes to revive girls basketball team

There was a void in the local girls high school basketball season this year. Gone from the Division IV schedule were the Wilton-Lyndeborough Warriors. Will we see them in 2021? Probably not, says athletic director Brice Miller - at least not on the varsity level. “Honestly, I don’t ...

NHIAA anoints winter season co-champions as closure

Champions for a fifth straight year. Kinda sorta. Let's call it four-and-a-half. It may feel a bit hollow since the Division I girls basketball tournament was halted after the quarterfinal round, but the top-seeded, four-time defending champion Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team ...

After some memorable stops, the Tourney Trail goes cold

The Trail went cold a lot sooner than it should have. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic provided a scary,premature shutdown of the 2019-20 winter high school Tourney Trail. There was really no option for the NHIAA. However, we had just over a week of very, very memorable moments. So, before the ...

Several locals all in on girls hoop All-State teams

These days, you take what you can get. There aren't any tournament games going on – and may not be in the end – but several local high school girls basketball players can celebrate their All-State status. That goes for the coaches, too, as two were named their respective Division Coach of ...

Local teams face reality as NHIAA cancels tournaments

There will be no raising of the title plaque in front of droves of fans for the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team. There will be no chance for the Nashua High School North, South, Merrimack, Alvirne and Hollis Brookline boys basketball teams to take the floor at the University ...

Locals made their mark on boys hoop All-State team

Several locals were honored by the New Hampshire Baskeball Coaches Organization as members of the 2020 All-State teams for the four Divisions. Nashua High School North senior Brenden Choate heads the Division I list, named to the First Team. Bishop Guertin's Dylan Santosuosso, a junior, was ...

NHIAA makes it official: Winter tournaments cancelled

There will be no raising of the title plaque in front of droves of fans for the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team. There will be no chance for the Nashua High School North, South, Merrimack, Alvirne and Hollis Brookline boys basketball teams to take the floor at the University ...

Longo: Tough to go along with NHIAA final call

Why the Longo column on Sunday, you ask? Well. I had some time to kill after dousing the flames on my recent white-hot take that the folks at the NHIAA were spot-on allowing the remaining winter playoff games to be played before family only, despite the coronavirus scare. You see, before ...

Hult, Stimeling lead local All-State hockey selections

Several local high school hockey players were named to the New Hampshire High School Coaches Association's All-State Boys and Girls Hockey team. A couple were named to their respective Division first teams. In girls hockey, Bishop Guertin defenseman Lindsay Hult and Souhegan defenseman Clare ...

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 ...