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Cavalier boys fall in state quarters

HB Sports

PENACOOK – The fairly lengthy bus ride home after its Division II quarterfinal-round tournament loss yesterday afternoon was likely a quiet and solemn one for the Hollis Brookline boys basketball team. But truth be told, coach Cole Etten and his Cavaliers had a great many reasons to be ...

Cavalier girls hope to rebound behind Balsamo

HB Sports

A year after winning the title, Hollis Brookline didn’t make it past the quarters this year but that may have had more to do with the draw – a tough quarterfinal opponent in eventual champion Hanover on the road – than anything else. Next season? All-State point guard Christina Balsamo ...

State coaches heap top honor on Stevenson

Bedford Sports

As far as honors in New Hampshire basketball circles go, there is none more distinguished than the Jack Ford Memorial Scholar Athlete Award. The honor is well-deserved in 2019 as it was recently announced that Bedford High’s Lizzy Stevenson earned it for Division I. The award goes to the ...

BBL giving away scholarships

Bedford Sports

The Bedford Basketball League is offering up to three scholarships for high school seniors looking to pursue college or vocational careers. Candidates should demonstrate strong character traits consistent with the mission of the Bedford Basketball League (BBL). Scholarships are offered for ...

Playoff fever grips Bedford Rec hoop league

Bedford Sports

It’s now playoff time in the Bedford Rec Basketball League and teams are cranking it up. Here’s a look at the early-round action. Boys Grades 3-4 RJG Builders 25, LAER Beauchemin Realty 8 Luke Rodgers took home the RJG Defensive Player of the Game honors, while Joseph Leland set ...

Tomahawk girls to rise, but BG still tough at top

Merrimack Sports

It’s never too early when it comes to the ever competitive New Hampshire high school girls basketball field. A tweet went out from the Manchester Memorial girls basketball program late Tuesday morning that stated “Only five days into the offseason and already five teams have committed to ...

Youth wrestlers battle at rugged New Englands

Merrimack Sports

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program attended the 2019 Youth New England Wrestling Championships held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester recently. All competitors must qualify to wrestle at their individual state championships in each of the six states. The tournament is known as the ...

Merrimack future on ice looks bright

Merrimack Sports

Perhaps the wait will be over a year from now. The Merrimack High hockey team has not been to a state championship game since 2013. Perhaps next year things might change. Why? That simple age-old graduation formula: Merrimack loses just one senior. Watch out for the Tomahawks. They won ...

Milford’s Williams will run at Division 1 Stony Brook

Cabinet Sports

MILFORD ­– With Division 1 college athletics in her personal genetic makeup, Viankah Williams often heard about and fantasized about “the dream.” “Seeing it come to life is just a totally different story. That’s just crazy,” beamed the Milford High track sensation. Williams ...

Winter season comes to close

Cabinet Sports

AMHERST – Souhegan High boys basketball coach Peter Pierce, even as his season came to a close prematurely, sounded like a man still in it for the long haul. Immediately after the Sabers’ elimination, he talked about the team and the program’s commitment to defense. It’s a choice ...

Souhegan’s Paquette first team All-State

Cabinet Sports

The Girls Hockey All-State Team has been released, and two area players are on it. Souhegan senior scoring forward Shannon Paquette made First Team while Sabers defenseman Clare Woodford was an Honorable Mention. The team is as follows: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Carissa Towlson, Exeter. COACH ...

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team competes

Merrimack Sports

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team competed in the 2018 NH Middle School “Meet of Champions” state tournament held at Kearsarge Regional Middle School on Sunday March 17th. The wrestling Hatchets placed 6th as a team out of 31 teams represented with individual results below. Eighth ...

Tomahawks boys hoop falls at Spaulding

Merrimack Sports

ROCHESTER – Come playoff time, the formula for the underdog road upset win in Division I boys basketball grows pretty standard: Play loose, defend with all you have, play with grit, be smart and make shots. Tuesday night before a super crowd at the Rochester Community Center, 14th-seeded ...

Gallant Merrimack hockey run ends in state semifinals

Merrimack Sports

CONCORD - In retrospect, Wednesday night’s Division II hockey semifinal vs. No. 2 Dover for the Merrimack High School Tomahawks wasn’t about the present, it was about the future. It became pretty apparent early on in the Green Wave’s 8-1 win at Everett Arena that the upstart No. 6 ...

Roller-coaster season for Admirals closes in playoff loss

Cabinet Sports

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – In the game of hockey, it takes only a split second to change one’s fortunes. Sometimes even less than that. Oyster River’s Liam Spurling scored the tying goal with just two-tenths of a second left on the second period clock, and the No. 9 Bobcats took that ...

Weird end to Spartans’ February

Cabinet Sports

HOLLIS – It has to go down as one of the most miserable months of February in history. And yet, the Milford High boys basketball team survived. Even with the Spartans’ seventh straight loss to close out the regular season. The hosts from Hollis Brookline High hadn’t won a game in ...

Souhegan’s Trudel opens eyes at New Englands

Cabinet Sports

The ground around us may not look like it, but the outdoor track season is now upon us. The indoor season for the region’s elite track athletes concluded Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston with the New England Interscholastic Championships. Chloe Trudel of Souhegan ran a ...

Silver Knights sold to Worcester owner

Cabinet Sports

NASHUA – A Nashua Silver Knights off-season of upheaval and change has been hit with the ultimate new development: Owner Drew Weber has announced he is in the process of selling the Futures Collegiate League franchise to Worcester Bravehearts owner John Creedon, Jr. The team, both Weber ...

Eliminated from playoffs by Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge

Cabinet Sports

GOFFSTOWN – All in all, considering the whirlwind that the Souhegan High girls hockey team had been through, it wasn’t that bad a spot to be in, down 5-4 with six minutes left in the state tourney first-rounder with Shannon Paquette streaking down right wing on a partial ...