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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 ...

Nashua South falls to Bedford in girls quarterfinals

CHRIS PANTAZIS For The Telegraph BEDFORD – Four days after removing the fifth-seeded Manchester Central crew from the Division I playoff picture, the number 12 Nashua South girls’ basketball squad sought to enjoy the same sort of somewhat unexpected success against the red-hot, ...

Kennett tops Hollis Brookline-Derryfield in hockey quarterfinals

Boys hockey Division III Quarterfinal No. 6 Kennett 4, No. 3 HB-Derryfield 3 (OT) After a season of strong growth, the Warriors lose a disappointing semifinal round game in overtime. Nick Dapolito opened the scoring, followed by a goal from Paul Vachon for an early 2-0 ...

Cards recover in second period to advance past Bow

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – The Bishop Guertin High School boys hockey team had seen this movie before. They were just hoping for the same ending. Earlier this year, they had trailed upstart Bow 1-0 after a period, then stormed back for five goals in a two-goal win. Same deal in Wednesday ...

Hollis Brookline boys basketball routs Milford

MILFORD – There is no doubt who the hottest basketball team in Division II is as the playoffs approach. Hollis Brookline High walked into a packed, hostile gym on senior night at Milford High and simply ran the hosts off the floor, 75-48. It was the 13th straight win for the Cavaliers, who ...

Several locals named to New Hampshire Shrine team

Several locals were named to the 67th annual New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl squad that will be coached by Alvirne head football coach Tarek Rothe. The game will take place at Castleton (Vt.) University on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Locals named to the team were Nashua North ...

Cardinals bring their A-game in 5-2 prelim round win

HOOKSETT – Will the real Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey team please skate to center ice? The No. 9 Cardinals have been the ultimate Jekyll-Hyde team this season, but head coach Scott Ciszek hopes they've arrived for real after Tuesday's 5-2 preliminary round win over the No. 8 ...

Cavaliers take care of business in prelim win over West

HOLLIS – They were simply taking care of business. The Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball team for the most part played like a No. 2 seed should, disposing of No. 15 Manchester West, 48-24, in the Division II preliminary round on Tuesday night. As businesslike as it was, it had ...

Nashua South girls hoop ousts Manchester Central

Less than a month ago, the Little Green blew out the Panthers by 15 points. That regular-season result mattered little in the Division I playoff opener on Wednesday night as No. 12 South ousted No. 4 Central, 44-40. South, led by Catherine Covert with 13 points, built a lead as large as 10 ...

Manchester Memorial stops Nashua North girls basketball

MANCHESTER – Defense wins championships, but not without just a little bit of offense too. Nashua North was unable to find their shots on Wednesday night, falling 35-24 to Manchester Memorial in the First Round of the NHIAA Division I girls basketball tournament. By halftime, the teams ...

Nashua North-Souhegan boys hockey falls

SALEM – At some point here at the Icenter on Wednesday afternoon, 10th-seeded Nashua North-Souhegan realized it could skate stride for stride with No. 7 Windham. The Saber-Titans simply ran out of time and chances, falling to the Jaguars, 2-1, despite a furious rally in the Division I ...

Shrine football rosters announced

Several locals were named to the 67th annual New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl squad that will be coached by Alvirne head football coach Tarek Rothe. The game will take place at Castleton (Vt.) University on Saturday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. Locals named to the team were Nashua North ...

Fasten your seat belts, it’s high school tourney time

The fun is about to begin in earnest. The regular seasons, some of them gauntlets for local teams, have been wrapped up. Now we get into the meat and potatoes of tourney time as the pairings are out for Division I and II girls basketball and all of boys and girls hockey. The tense ...

Cavaliers keeps streak going; WLC bows out of tourney

BOYS BASKETBALL HOLLIS BROOKLINE 51, LEBANON 48 In a battle of Division II contenders, the visiting Cavaliers got 16 points each from Grant Snyder and Max Stapelfeld.to improve to 14-3 with their 12th straight win. Snyder held Lebanon's leading scorer Jon Willeman to two points in the first ...

Exeter ends season for Souhegan girls hockey

EXETER – Exeter High set the tone … times three … and that quick jump ended Souhegan High’s season, 4-0, in the Division I girls hockey playoff opener on Tuesday afternoon. The sixth-seeded Blue Hawks put up goals 85, 83 and 126 seconds into each of the periods and kept the No. 11 ...

Nashua South boys basketball now 11-6

Boys basketball Nashua South 69,Memorial 66 The Panthers (11-6) finished off a close one on the road on Tuesday night. Cody Rocheleau scored 15 points, Alex Hulfachor had 14 and Andres Hulfachor tallied 12 in the win. South visits Portsmouth on Friday. Portsmouth 70, Bishop Guertin ...