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Longo’s Friday Football Feast: Upset brewing at Stellos?

There is a time in every football season where urgency flips to desperation. That time is now. Who wants to win? And who needs to win? If you can differentiate and separate, you will find the victor as things get tight in these parts on the gridiron as teams play for their playoff lives ...

Hollis Brookline closes in on playoffs, raps Souhegan

HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline football squad faced an absolutely massive test against the Souhegan Sabers on its home field on Saturday. And it was a test which the Cavaliers passed with flashing neon colors. Cavs’ coach Chris Lones had warned his players after their 50-0 blowout of ...

Merrimack sends message with win over Clipper Cats

MERRIMACK – Handed a cookie a week ago when Dover High shocked Portsmouth-Oyster River, the Merrimack High football team salivated with the notion of the Division I playoffs now a distinct possibility. The Tomahawks showed just how eager they were to prove they belong, blitzing the ...

Alvirne football posts fifth straight win

HUDSON – Friday night’s Division II game between the Alvirne and John Stark of Weare high school football teams was a tale of two teams going in vastly different directions. And after the Broncos’ 34-7 victory – the fifth straight for Alvirne (6-1) – the dichotomy continued ...

Milford High scrambles winless Sanborn

MILFORD – The consensus was that the Milford Spartans would have little trouble advancing their 2019 season record to 6-1 against the visiting - and winless - Sanborn Indians in Division II football action in Milford on Friday night. And the consensus was all kinds of right. The hosts’ ...

Area Roundup: North boys smother Dover

Boys soccer Nashua South 3, Dover 0 Emmanuel Orozco tallied two goals in the Panthers (10-3-1) home victory. Max Lopez added one goal, while Daniel Miranda played solidly on defense. South travels to Exeter on Tuesday. Milford 2, John Stark 1 (2OT) Connor Sullivan scored ...

Silver Knights begin 10th season celebraton with Anderson signing

NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights have had their share of local players showing off their talents at Holman Stadium during their first nine years. But they may have snagged the best one for their 10th anniversary season. With the roster just about set, the team announced recently it has ...

Longo’s Friday Football Feast: North, South put Nashua back in game

Last Friday might have been as good a night for football in Nashua as we’ve seen in over a decade. Nashua North knocked off perennially monster Exeter High on Lucas Cunningham’s 33-yard field goal to remain unbeaten at 4-0. Nashua South took a major stride to the playoff hunt, dominating ...

Do not touch the World Series trophy

Are you ready for some baseball? Probably not. With the Red Sox disappointing season barely behind us, we are just 177 days out from the team opening its 2020 campaign in Toronto. There will be no World Series 2019 trophy tour in New Hampshire. That said, I had a chance to see the 2018 Tiffany ...

A historic step for Rivier baseball in works for this spring

NASHUA – Marika Lyzsczyk was told several times that she'd eventually strike out when it came to playing baseball. “Everybody told me when I was 10 that would be as far as I'd go in baseball,” said the 18-year-old athlete from the small Canadian town of Tsaswwassen in the Greater ...

Hollis Brookline tramples Manchester West

HOLLIS – It wasn’t quite a perfect game for the Hollis-Brookline Cavaliers, but it was about as close as one football team can get without being perfect. Hollis-Brookline made easy work of Manchester West on Saturday afternoon, finishing the day with a 49-0 victory that ultimately could ...

Former South/UNH standout Knight heading to CFL

Trevor Knight is starting his professional football career a little bit early. Knight, who was set to play in France beginning with training camp in January – and still may – is heading to Winnipeg, Manitoba on Monday to sign a two-year deal, plus a third-year option with the Winnipeg ...

Saint Thomas stuns Alvirne with late TD

DOVER - A successful extra point booted by a senior soccer standout playing in his first high school football game wound up being the margin of defeat for the Alvirne Broncos in a 13-12 decision in their first 2019 road contest at Saint Thomas Aquinas in Dover on Saturday afternoon. The ...

Milford dominates West from opening snap

MANCHESTER – Opening a football game with five straight scoring drives will generally result in a victory and that was the case for the Milford Spartans on Friday night, earning a solid 35-13 win over Manchester West. After starting their first drive on the West 30-yard line, the Spartans ...

Wimmer tosses 5 TD passes in Hollis Brookline win

HOLLIS – A week after stumbling against Milford, the Cavaliers of Hollis-Brookline made easy work against Hanover with a 48-14 victory on Saturday. The Cavaliers scored on each of their first six drives, beginning with a 38-yard strike from Sander Wimmer to Austin Johnson. Wimmer added ...

Morse lifts North boys soccer in overtime

Boys soccer Nashua North 3, Winnacunnet 2 (OT) Joe Morse converted a header by Joao Santana into the game winning goal 10 seconds into sudden death overtime as the Titans evened their record at 2-2. Colin McMahon and Makram Elkhach scored in regulation for North. Hanover 6, Merrimack ...

Mills, Campbell run away from Epping/Newmarket

EPPING - Keegan Mills rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries to give Campbell High School its second 30-plus point victory in as many games this fall. The Cougars backfield - highlighted by Mills 8.3 yards per carry), Conor Sweeney (16 carries, 93 yards, one touchdown) and ...

Raiders begin another challenging quest for a GNAC title

Things are now in full swing for the fall season at Rivier University, and the Raider team to watch once again may be women's volleyball. Rivier has started out the season 5-4 after Tuesday's 3-0 win over Gordon College and is aiming to reclaim the Great Northeast Athletic Conference ...

‘Big Play AJ’ steps up his game at Hollis Brookline

HOLLIS – When Hollis Brookline football coach Chris Lones uses the word, “uncoverable,” you tend to listen. Here’s a guy who knows receivers who are “uncoverable.” Look at the recent list of his catching Cavaliers, including current all-stater Quinten Wimmer and past guys like ...

High School Football Matchups for the week

Division I SPAULDING (0-1) AT NASHUA NORTH (1-0) WHEN: Friday, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Stellos Stadium. LAST YEAR: Did not play. LAST WEEK: Merrimack 33, Spaulding 28; North 35, Winnacunnet 8. FYI: The Red Raiders senior-centric team led by Logan Gadbois gave Merrimack a run for its ...