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Hollis Brookline High junior Menard relishes alpine crown

HB Sports

HOLLIS – The snow is dripping away here in Southern New Hampshire, but Hollis Brookline High School alpine ski champion Stephanie Menard isn’t about to hang the skis up just yet. “I think I’ve got at least two more weekends in me,” said Menard, who spent last weekend taking first ...

Bernardini finds coaching home at Rivier

Merrimack Sports

It’s been almost a year now. Yes, about 11 months since that historic night at Historic Holman Stadium. It was the last athletic event ever for Daniel Webster College, a single nine inning baseball game vs. local rival Rivier University. The Eagles rallied for a dramatic win, the two ...

Milford girls tennis taking step up

Cabinet Sports

The Milford High girls tennis team went winless a year ago, but fifth-year coach Nancy McManus may have just conjured up the winning recipe. The coach will mix the valuable experience gained a year ago with a dangerous gang of newcomers. “We’re looking strong with some talented ...

Bedford High teams ready to swing into spring

Bedford Sports

At a time where some schools are having trouble attracting athletes to play high school sports in the region, Bedford High School continues to be strong, fresh off an incredibly successful winter. BHS Athletic Director Corey Parker reports 491 students attempting to play spring sports, a ...

Changes coming for hockey

Merrimack Sports

There will be some changes next year in high school hockey, mainly in Division I with the additions of Windham (OK, most sports) and Bow (really?). But here’s hoping that both Alvirne and Milford urge the NHIAA to somehow avoid placing their co-op team in Division I just because it’s where ...

Lack of boys ends tennis at WLC

Cabinet Sports

Tennis anyone? Not many have answered that call at Wilton-Lyndenborough Middle High School. A few years ago, the Warriors boys tennis team had an alum, Keith Bujak, playing at the next level - first at Franklin Pierce University, then at Elmira College. That was seen as a pretty good ...

Total dedication

Cabinet Sports

Milford High ski coach Steve McClallen is with his five four-year varsity ski team honorees, from left, Ethan Tronkowski, Grant Bonczar, Parker Lambert, Colin MacGrath,

College baseball in full swing

Cabinet Sports

As we turn the page from March to April we notice that a handful of area collegiate baseballers are on their way this season. Nobody had a better debut than Milford’s Ryan Britton a junior at UMass Dartmouth. Britton faced Becker in his first start of the season and looked dynamite, ...

Champions crowned on court

Bedford Sports

It was championship weekend in the Bedford Rec Basketball League. Here’s a look at the title game action. Boys Grades 3-4 Cohen Investments nipped Beauchemin Real Estate, 22-21, for the title. Cohen Investments cranked up the defense in the second half, led by Max Boldeia, Jack ...

Bedford Barracudas hosting swim team signups

Bedford Sports

The Bedford Barracudas is hosting the 2018 Bedford Barracudas Swim Team Registration and Open House, Tuesday, April 3 and Tuesday, May 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the McKelvie Intermediate School Cafeteria. Anyone interested in learning about the program is encouraged to attend one of the sessions.

High hopes for HBHS tennis

HB Sports

The Hollis Brookline boys bring everyone back from a tennis team that reached the semifinals a year ago. Coach Jim McCann’s crew will be bolstered by some young talent, that will certainly push the regulars to be even better in 2018. That certainly bodes well. It might take a little time ...

Milford boys hoop sees bright future

Cabinet Sports

HOLLIS – If sports are supposed to be educational, Milford High boys hoop coach Dan Murray had a major lesson unfold for his team over the final couple weeks of the season into the playoffs. Milford was eliminated Friday by top-seeded Hollis Brookline, 46-33, in the Division II state ...

Letting winter season linger

Cabinet Sports

The winter was season was long, and the recent barrages of snow seem to make it not want to end. Athletically, at the region’s high school’s it has, though. And what a winter it was. Here’s a look, in no specific order, as some of the highlights of an amazing winter ...

New Englands next for Bulldog power pair

Bedford Sports

NASHUA – A week after rummaging through the Division I opposition, Bedford High wrestlers AJ Pagliarulo and Chris Francis were back at it again here Saturday at the New Hampshire Meet of Champions. Each found the newcomers on the mat to their liking as they both added MOC titles to their ...

Tourney time brings out BHS’ best

Bedford Sports

It is March, and that has come to be known as “title” time for Bedford High athletes. If the early returns in February, both in track and field and wrestling, the Bulldogs on the ice and the hardwood should be ready for a couple of wild rides. First, though, this Saturday, the boys and ...

Simco, HB boys close in on top spot in Division II race

HB Sports

The Hollis Brookline boys basketball team continues to roll on toward the Division II upcoming playoffs. Behind electric senior forward Matt Simco, the Cavaliers put up two more wins to inch closer to the top seed in the playoffs. Here’s a quick look at their recent action. Hollis ...

Hollis Brookline girls struggle, advance

HB Sports

HOLLIS — A veteran coach like Bob Murphy understands he got away with one Tuesday night in the opening round of the Division II state playoffs. And his lone senior, co-captain Joanna Balsamo, certainly did too. “It’s a reality check,” said Balsamo of the No. 2 Cavaliers’ ...

Damata, Hovan off to New Englands

Merrimack Sports

NASHUA – Together, Merrimack High seniors Julien Hovan and Dom Damata have accomplished so much on the wrestling mat the past four seasons. The two aren’t done yet. Each has qualified for the New England Championships this weekend in Providence. The survivors punched their tickets here ...

Giant ice surface takes toll on Tomahawks in playoff defeat

Merrimack Sports

DURHAM – The tank was on ‘E’. It wasn’t the 10 a.m.start that did the Merrimack High School boys hockey team in on Wednesday in its 5-2 Division II prelim loss to Oyster River. No, it was the Whittemore Center’s Olympic sheet of ice. Its length has claimed many a visiting high ...

Grover takes fourth in state

Merrimack Sports

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer RAYMOND — At one point in his Final Four ladder match with Goffstown’s Ryan Gentes, Merrimack sophomore Mike Grover started to believe that it could be his day. The righty, seeded eighth coming into Saturday’s NHIAA Bowling State Championships, had ...