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Cardinal girls pull away from North; South tops Alvirne

For the second straight game, a Nashua team gave the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team a tough time for an early stretch. And for the second straight game, the Cardinals pulled away, this time topping Nashua North, 62-33, led by Liv Murray's 18 points and 14 from Meghan Stack. ...

HS Notebook: Homecoming for Kane; HB fans can attend finals

NASHUA – A year ago, Nate Kane could have never envisioned himself in a Bishop Guertin High School basketball jersey. But of course, a year ago no one could have envisioned how life would have drastically changed. Kane, the former key for the Nashua High School North boys hoop team, will be ...

Successful Milford softball coach Rines stepping down

MILFORD – A coaching legend in Milford-Souhegan high school softball circles is stepping down. The Spartans of Milford are currently seeking a new softball coach after Jim Rines is stepping down after 26 seasons of coaching high school and college softball. Rines guided the Spartans to ...

Local matchups on tap in hockey tourneys next week

Finally, they have been poured over and released. The NHIAA's hockey committee, which used records as well as location instead of having the blind seeding draws used in basketball, came out with next week's boys and girls ice hockey tournament pairings. There will however, be the same ...

HB girls top Sabers, 46-29: N-S hockey falls to Memorial

HOLLIS – This was a game that served a purpose for both teams. Yes, the Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball team needed a feel good 46-29 win like the one it had over Souhegan on Thursday. But the Sabers also needed to face some good competition. Why were these things so ...

Guertin wrestlers come through in semis win over ‘Hawks

NASHUA – They had enjoyed a romp over Merrimack recently, but in Wednesday night's Division II semifinals, the Bishop Guertin High School wrestling team found itself with no marin for error. And they managed to pull out a 42-30 win at a very loud Colligadome. “The good kids won when they ...

All signs point to Cards after stunning 7-4 comeback win

HUDSON – There have been signs all winter that this could be the year for the Bishop Guertin High School girls hockey team. Wednesday's was perhaps the biggest one – a 7-4 comeback win over superpower Hanover at Cyclones Arena. “We talked about slaying the giant,” Bishop Guertin coach ...

Semifinal loss can’t dampen North seniors’ spirits

PLAISTOW – The inauspicious finale, a 74-0 Division 1 state semifinal loss to five-time defending champion Timberlane Regional did little to dampen the respect heaped on Nashua North High School’s four wrestling seniors on Wednesday night. “We’re happy to be here,” said 195-pound ...

Mercier comes through to propel HB wrestlers to finals

HOLLIS – They're in the finals, but it wasn't easy. No, the Hollis Brookline Cavaliers had their hands full on Wednesday night in the Division II semifinals against Goffstown, a team it had beaten just recently by 14 points. But HB found itself down 18-12, as the Grizzlies had momentum ...

HS Roundup: Close hockey wins for BG, Merrimack; Saber girls break through

Wednesday was a day of fun, despite some drama for some local high school hockey teams. The Bishop Guertin and Merrimack boys teams pulled out wins late – Guertin's came in overtime – while the Souhegan girls picked up their first win of the season in their final regular season ...

Cards regroup in second half to top Nashua South, 55-39

NASHUA – Call it a dress rehearsal. Basically, that's what Tuesday night's 56-39 Bishop Guertin boys basketball win over Nashua South at the Colligadome was. That's because, as we're seeing throughout this week, the two teams are scheduled to see each other right back at BG next Monday in ...

BG pulls away from South; Mazerolle leads North past HB

The Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team is getting used to teams playing them tough. Tuesday night was just another example of that as the Cardinals pulled away in the second half from a tough Nashua South team 49-32 at the Belanger Gym to move to 13-0. South led 12-6 early on, ...

Panther girls win Round One vs. Broncos; two more to go

NASHUA – Round one goes to the Nashua High School South girls basketball team. But there's still Rounds Two and Three, and three is the most important one when it comes to a week's worth of seeing the Broncos of Alvirne. The Panthers held off the Broncos 47-41 on Monday night at the ...

Dodge comes through in OT as North-Souhegan edges Goffstown

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North-Souhegan hockey team had two things in mind going into sudden death overtime vs. Goffstown Monday at Conway Arena. “The whole idea was we don't want (the puck) coming out of their zone, and we don't want it going more than two minutes,” ...

Cougar girls improve to 7-2 with win over Derryfield

One local girls high school team enjoyed the start of school vacation, the other did not. The Campbell girls basketball team topped Derryfield, continuing its winning ways on Monday. Meanwhile, it was a tough visit to Exeter for the Souhegan girls hockey team. Here's a rundown of Monday's ...

HS Notebook: Thumbs up for North wrestling; huge hockey game Wednesday

NASHUA – It's a busy final week of the high school hoop and hockey regular seasons mixed in with the semis and finals of the NHIAA division wrestling dual meet tournaments. Here are a few of the notables: NORTH WRESTLING ON RISE The Nashua High School North wrestling team will be a heavy, ...

BG’s reign in Division I swimming ends; HB girls second in Division II

Their reign is over, for now. It was a Bedford sweep in the NHIAA Division I boys and girls swimming championships, ending a three-year title streak for the Bishop Guertin High School boys, who took second in the meet as did the Cardinal girls late Saturday at the Salem Workout Club. The ...

Panthers, Obinelo find a way to top North again, 41-34

NASHUA – Tired of looking up at Nashua High School North's towering center Victoria Conrad, Iruka Obinelo decided a change was in order. Why not move away from the basket and shoot? The strategy worked, as the Nashua South senior hit a 3-pointer and another field goal to help the Panthers ...

Titans have the numbers over Jags to advance to semis

NASHUA – Ahhh, there's nothing comparable in any sport to high school dual meet wrestling, where the forfeits giveth, and they also taketh away. For Nashua North, they helped give the Titans a 42-33 win over Windham Saturday in the Division I quarterfinals. “It's tough,” North coach ...

Cards, ‘Hawks follow path to a Division II semis matchup

There will be an all-area Division II wrestling semifinal Wednesday, courtesy of the Bishop Guertin and Merrimack High School squads. The top-seeded Cardinals toppled an undermanned Portsmouth team, 30-6 in Nashua, while the No. 5 Tomahawks took care of No. 4 Winnacunnet, 48-34 in ...