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High Schools

Milford football overcomes Alvirne in overtime

MILFORD – Considered “The Game of the Week” even by area folks with just a modest interest in New Hampshire Division II football, the Friday night battle between the host Milford Spartans and the visiting Alvirne Broncos had all kinds of attention on it. And with good reason. The ...

Coding Club for Girls coming soon to Nashua Technology Center

NASHUA – Nashua Technology Center officials are working to close the gender gap in technology and will soon be providing a Girls Who Code Club. The goal of the club, which can be offered to girls in grades 3-12, is to teach girls about computer science concepts in a fun, comfortable and ...

Merrimack football nails down playoff spot

MERRIMACK – The Tomahawks are playoff bound. Merrimack punched its ticket to the NHIAA Division I Football Tournament thanks to a 49-28 victory over Winnacunnet on Friday. Tomahawk sophomore quarterback Kyle Crampton picked apart the Winnacunnet defense through the air, finishing the ...

Campbell volleyball makes it into semifinals

Volleyball Division III Quarterfinals No. 7 Campbell 3, No. 2 Winnisquam 1 The Cougars hit the road for the upset, 24-26 25-23 25-18 and 25-13. “What an amazing night for the Cougars, we out played Winnisquam,” said Campbell coach Melissa Miner. “We stayed positive and calm ...

Friday Football Feast: All eyes on Alvirne-Milford

I have a huge scoop this week. True story. Just immense. Almost made me scream, “Stop the presses!” Sales of Maroon-and-Gold pom poms are through the roof this week at the Alvirne High School store. And traffic in and out of town in Hudson has been brutal from two different sides as the ...

Panthers ousted by Goffstown via penalty kicks

NASHUA – Tournament penalty kicks are often soccer's great equalizer. Just ask the Goffstown High School girls soccer team, as the 10th seeded Grizzlies pulled off a Division I preliminary round 2-1 upset over No. 7 Nashua South via PK's on Thursday at Stellos Stadium. “It's a tough way ...

Cardinals move past Broncos to head to quarters

NASHUA – The Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer team has been a tough nut for rival Alvirne to crack. That proved to be the case again on Thursday night, as the Cardinals left Stellos Stadium 3-0 winners, same as the regular season meeting – except this was a Divison I preliminary ...

Week 9 High School Football Matchups

Division I EXETER (7-1) at NASHUA SOUTH (6-2) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. LAST YEAR: Did not play. LAST WEEK: Nashua South 41, Dover 10; Exeter 27, Portsmouth 7. FYI: The Blue Hawks pound the ball, and the Panthers have seemed to stop the run pretty well this season. This is the warmup ...

Panthers shake off rivalry effect for 4-1 win over North

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South boys soccer team was determined from day one this season to get past the first round of the Division I tournament, something it hadn't done the previous three seasons. But there was this school the Panthers know well called Nashua North that was ready to ...

Hollis Brookline boys soccer cruises by Plymouth

HOLLIS – After sooner-than-expected exits in each of the past two state tournaments, Hollis/Brookline boys soccer coach Steve Martus was understandably apprehensive heading into Tuesday’s NHIAA Division II first-round match against Plymouth Regional. Sure the seventh-seeded Cavaliers ...

New middle school would cost $94M

NASHUA – The cafeteria at Elm Street Middle School is deteriorating, while the wood floor and roof create fire hazards, according to architects hired to design new middle schools in Nashua. As for the price tag of reconstructing Elm Street: nearly $94 million. “I think that it is time ...

Merrimack boys soccer battles but falls to Timberlane

PLAISTOW – These 12 Merrimack High boys soccer seniors played the game with grit, passion and commitment, changing a culture and raising the bar for the program. Wednesday afternoon, it came to a heart-breaking end for them after nearly 98 minutes as the 10th-seeded Tomahawks fell to ...

Tourney Highlights: Campbell dominates White Mountains

Boys soccer Division III prelims CAMPBELL 4, WHITE MOUNTAINS 1 The defending champion, top-ranked Cougars (15-0-2) got past their first tourney hurdle with three goals by Joaquin Heller and a single tally by Mike Cosco, both seniors. Campbell next will host No. 8 Prospect ...

Somersworth shocks Campbell girls in Division III prelims

The area soccer post-season did not get off to a good start, as the No. 14 Somersworth Hilltoppers shocked No. 3 Campbell 2-1 in the Division III girls preliminary round in Litchfield. The Hilltoppers (7-9-1) got second half goals by Becca Pincince and Marissa Turgeon to rally and advance to ...

North-South soccer rematch highlights Tourney Time

Fasten your seatbelts, we've hit the local high school tourney trail in full swing, and one game this week certainly stands out. Ready for Nashua High School North vs. South boys soccer, part II? The two teams will meet Wednesday in the Division I prelminary round at Stellos Stadium, the ...

Merrimack, Bishop Guertin ousted in Division I field hockey semifinals

EXETER – Hopes of an all-Nashua area state field hockey Division I final rode high this week. Concord and Windham had other ideas. The Tide, seeded No. 5, survived a furious second half from No. 8 Merrimack for a 2-1 decision in one state semifinal, and No. 2 Windham earned its second ...

Souhegan field hockey moves on to semifinals

AMHERST – On Monday afternoon, the host Souhegan field hockey squad advanced its hunt for its program’s first state championship since 2007 with an impressive 2-0 shutout of visiting Pelham in Division II quarterfinal-round tournament play. The fourth-ranked locals busted a 0-0 deadlock ...

Red-hot Hollis Brookline drops Alvirne

HOLLIS – Normally, 36 points are enough to win a high school football game in most parts of New Hampshire. But as the Alvirne Broncos learned on Saturday, the Hollis Brookline Cavaliers seem to be able to pull a few touchdowns out of the swamp at will. The Cavaliers earned a 51-36 win over ...

Mills scores 5 TDs; Campbell rallies to win

LITCHFIELD – When things got rough in the second half on Saturday, Campbell High did what it does best, feed Keegan Mills. The reliable senior helped his team survive a giant scare, rushing for 259 yards and five touchdowns on 27 carries as Campbell defeated defending Division III state ...