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Cards handle their end of the bargain in 54-25 semis win

KINGSTON – Bishop Guertin vs. Bedford for the Division I title. Was there any doubt in girls basketball circles it would happen? With high school players, you can never tell, but it certainly felt like the Cardinals' 54-25 win over Londondonderry in the Division I semifinals Thursday night ...

Cold-shooting Campbell girls can’t handle champion Conant

MANCHESTER -- At some point, the rim simply closed up and choked the life out of the Campbell High girls basketball season Thursday night in the Division III state semifinals at Trinity High School. Defending champion Conant High dominated the frigid Cougars, outscoring them 19-3 in the ...

TITLE SHOT! Santosuosso’s 25 helps Guertin roll into finals

DURHAM -- With 49.7 seconds left in the first half of Wednesday night’s Division 1 state boys hoop semifinal, Dylan Santosuosso hurled an ugly baseline jumper that caromed off the top of the backboard and out of play. It was just about the only sign of the Bishop Guertin senior’s mortality ...

Cards endure semis frustration yet again, 4-1 vs. Concord

MANCHESTER – Playing from behind is no fun. And it normally doesn't get you too many wins in the Division I hockey semifinals, either. That's the problem the Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team has had in their recent Frozen Four losses at JFK Coliseum, and Wednesday night's 4-1 ...

HBD Warriors work overtime to reach Division III finals

CONCORD – An entire season now comes down to just one night. The Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield Warriors earned a trip to the NHIAA Division III Boys Hockey Finals on Saturday, defeating the Eagles of Kennett 1-0 in an overtime thriller on Wednesday night at Everett Arena. Jacob Roy had the ...

Tomahawks fall short again in Division II semis, 5-3

DOVER --- It's a roadblock the Merrimack High School hockey team hasn't found a way around. Yes, the Division II semifinal stop sign appeared again on Wednesday. The Tomahawks have reached them three years in a row, and all three times have been denied a pass to the title game, including ...

Tourney Trail: BG, Campbell in girls hoop semis tonight

One is a heavy favorite, one could be considered a slight underdog. Will it be a 2 for 2 night for area high school girls basketball teams in state semifinals? The heavy favorite, of course, would be 15-0 Bishop Guertin, which takes on Londonderry in the Division I semis at Sanborn Regional ...

On to the Finals! BG girls bounce back in OT vs. Hanover

CONCORD – There was a sense of finality that was starting to overcome Bishop Guertin High School's Kate Simpson on Tuesday night at Everett Arena. And she didn't like the feeling. So Simpson did something about it, whacking at the puck until it finally found the back of the net at 5:46 of ...

Tourney Trail: It’s a semi-Wednesday for local boys teams

Pick a game, there are plenty to choose from, if you are allowed to attend. Today is the busiest day of the local high school tournament week before this weekend's state finals, with three boys hockey semifinals and one boys hoop semi. In Division I boys basketball, Bishop Guertin will take ...

Spring sports get sprung by Board of Ed after year hiatus

NASHUA – Spring has officially been sprung from its year-long hiatus in the city with regard to middle and high school sports. The Nashua Board of Education Monday unanimously approved a plan for spring sports presented by Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras. Remember, last spring the ...

Tourney Trail: BG, Hanover girls in classic semis matchup

It would have made a great championship game, but instead the rematch of last month's regular season classic between the Bishop Guertin and Hanover girls hockey teams will be a semifinal. Even so, tonight's game at Concord's Everett Arena at 8 p.m. should still be another classic, if 15-0 ...

Cards take their best shot and rout North in quarterfinals

NASHUA --- They can beat you in all sorts of different ways. But when the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team starts hitting shots consistently from the outside, you just have that helpless feeling. And that's how the Nashua North Titans had to feel during Sunday's 70-25 ...

Cougars outlast Prospect Mountain in Division III quarters

LITCHFIELD – They've been playing a level above most of the season thanks to the need for a nearby schedule, and it turns out that just maybe the Campbell High School girls basketball team is a level above, period. They're back playing Division III competition now that the tournament is ...

Tourney Trail: Tough loss for HB girls hoop — and bowling

Two local high school girls basketball teams. Campbell and Bishop Guertin, punched their ticket Sunday to their respective Final Fours, and there was almost a third. Falling just short by the slimmest of margins were the Hollis Brookline Cavaliers, by a 60-59 count in overtime at Pelham. It ...

Spring sports get go-ahead by Nashua Board of Education

NASHUA -- For the first time since 2019, there will be a high school and middle school spring sports season in Nashua. The Nashua Board of Education early Monday evening unanimously approved a plan for spring sports presented to them by Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras. Last year, of ...

Cards pull away from North-Souhegan in quarterfinals

HUDSON – The quarterfinal round of the Division I boys hockey tournament is always filled with upsets every year. But that didn't happen at Cyclones Arena on Saturday. How come? “I think they ran out of gas,” Bishop Guertin coach Gary Bishop said after his 12-2 team pulled away from a ...

Balanced Guertin pulls away from battling Broncos

HUDSON – As money as Alvirne High’s two bigs were on Saturday evening, the Bishop Guertin boys seemed to find offense everywhere in the Division 1 sectional hoop final. So after matching hoops for the better part of the first half, it was the battle-tested and suddenly-surging Cardinals ...

Tomahawks start fast and skate to Division II semis, 5-1

MANCHESTER – You can't start at half speed against the Merrimack High School boys hockey team. The previously unbeaten Crusaders from Manchester Memorial found that out on Saturday night at JFK Coliseum, and it was a cruel lesson as the Tomahawks advanced to the Division II semis for the ...

Tourney Trail: Warriors reach Division III hockey semis

The Hollis Brookline-Derryfield hockey team is in new territory -- fun territory, for sure. The Warriors bested Pembroke-Campbell 6-3 late Saturday night at Concord's Everett Arena, and now will return to Everett Wednesday to face Kennett in the Division III semifinals at 8 p.m. It will be ...

Guertin’s intensity from the start too much for Panthers

NASHUA – They'd been wondering for almost a year how their young players would react to the atmosphere of a state tournament game. “Now we know,” Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball coach Brad Kreick said. “And we got the answer that I wanted, which is great.” Of course he ...