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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 ...

Nashua’s Gaudette earns invite from NFL

If you know Lauren Gaudette and how fiercely loyal this coach is to her players, you would never believe her leaving them, even for just a day or two. But this was the National Football League calling. Yes, THE NFL. And it was an opportunity, Gaudette, the Nashua South boys freshmen ...

Hollis Brookline-Derryfield Warriors fit to be tied, 2-2

NASHUA --- The slogan they've used all season long, especially on social media, has been “Why Not Us?” Well, for the 13-4-1 Hollis Brookline-Derryfield Warriors, Saturday's 2-2 hockey overtime tie at Conway Arena with John Stark-Hopkinton showed reasons for and against the locals winning a ...

Alvirne’s Gora, Guertin’s Rioux win Meet of Champions wrestling titles

NASHUA – Nashua-area schools will be sending over a half a dozen wrestlers to next week’s New England High School Wrestling Championships in Methuen, Mass., following Sunday’s New Hampshire Meet of Champions at Nashua South. Three local schools finishing among the top ten teams in ...

Cardinals hope they’re all tuned up for tournament

NASHUA --- Welcome to the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball laboratory, where the Cardinals continue to mix and match for the perfect concoction prior to the start of the Division I tournament. That's what the Cardinals seemed to be doing during Friday night's 70-36 win over ...

Cavaliers win 11th straight, now 13-3 in Division II

BOYS BASKETBALL HOLLIS BROOKLINE 66, BISHOP BRADY 51 Don't look now but the visiting Cavaliers are now 13-3 after winning their 11th straight. Grant Snyder led the way with 25 points while Robbie Haytayan added 15. HB led 36-24 at the half and led by as many as 19 in the second half. The ...

Nashua South-Pelham’s disappointing season ends

NASHUA – They had one huge group hug after the final buzzer, smothering backup-turned final game starting goalie Cam Reinbold. A few minutes later, a few seniors gathered for a group shot with the coaching staff over by the Nashua High School South-Pelham bench. It wasn't supposed to end ...

Nashua area athletes aim for championships

Alvirne’s Kyle Gora is likely the first to admit. He expected a Division I State title in his high school career a lot sooner than the one he picked up last Saturday. “Definitely the goal to get it freshman year,” said Gora. “There have certainly been obstacles. I just had to work ...

Cougar girls pull upset at STA; BG hockey wins at buzzer

It was a day/night for dramatic wins for local teams, as first the Campbell girls upset St. Thomas in the final seconds of their state basketball tourney prelim. Then later Wednesday night the Bishop Guertin boys hockey team got a goal literally at the buzzer to edge Salem. Here's a look at ...

Clippers precision holds off Titans in 63-57 road win

NASHUA – It was a lesson learned for the Nashua High School North boys basketball team on Tuesday night. Actually, a couple of them after Portsmouth came to town and left with a 63-57 win. “Good teams who make shots and execute are going to beat you,” North coach Steve Lane said. ...

Merrimack High hockey team romps

MANCHESTER – There were plenty of goals to go around on Wednesday for Merrimack, who easily dispatched Kingswood at West Side Arena, 8-1. The Tomahawks got first-period goals from junior Dominic Carezza, senior Zach Stimeling and senior Kai Schimp, with Schimp and Stimeling adding ...

Cavalier comeback falls just short vs. Hanover, 62-60

HOLLIS – It was almost a comeback for the ages. Sure, the Hollis Brookline High School girls basketball team's stunning fourth-quarter rally against unbeaten Hanover fell short, 62-60, but it certainly gave the Cavaliers a good feeling that perhaps the third time vs. the 16-0 Marauders ...

Shorthanded Sabers can’t hold off Saints-Warriors

NASHUA – A high school hockey girls goalie can be the key thing, but she doesn't have to be everything. That's the lesson the Souhegan Sabers learned Monday afternoon in a 7-1 loss at the hands of St. Thomas-Winnacunnet-Dover at Conway Arena. Souhegan was without ill starting goalie Elle ...

Nashua South boys hoop picks up 10th win

Boys basketball Nashua South 55, Spaulding 42 Ivan Nyentenji and Andres Hulfachor collected 18 and 14 points apiece in the Panthers’ win. South, 10-6, visits Manchester Memorial on March 3. Alvirne 59, Pinkerton 50 The Broncos, move above .500 (8-7), with a big road win against the ...

Cards back on winning track; ‘Hawks lose heartbreaker

It was one up, one down for the remaining high school games on the Monday of vacation week: GIRLS BASKETBALL BISHOP GUERTIN 71, PORTSMOUTH 26 The Cardinals (16-1) got back on the winning track behind Erin Carney's 19 points and 18 from Bri Wilcox. Addison Smith added nine for the Cards, ...

Campbell girls 9-9 after win in regular season finale

Here's a look at some weekend leftovers plus a rare Sunday high school game, as it was the last regular season day to play for Division III girls basketball: GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMPBELL 47, SOMERSWORTH 34 The visiting Cougars wrapped up a 9-9 regular season Sunday as junior Riley Gamache had ...

North-Souhegan keeps tourney hopes alive, 3-1

NASHUA – Playoffs. It's a foreign word for the players on the Nashua High School North-Souhegan hockey team, because they've never made them in Division I since the co-op was formed five years ago. But the Saber-Titans took a huge step toward making the state tourney with a 3-1 win Saturday ...