Sports

Souhegan legends honored

Cabinet Sports

It really wasn’t about fame at a little soiree in Concord last Sunday. Sure, they do call it the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame, but it’s more about dedication and accomplishment. And, some cases, like Souhegan alum and current Princeton University head ...

Souhegan girls win cross country Meet of Champions

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This a golden era for New Hampshire girls cross country. The Granite State went 1-2-3 at the New England Cross Country Championships a year ago, and two of those three – champ Jacqueline Gaughan of Exeter and third-place finisher Caroline Fischer of Bishop Guertin – are back this year, ...

Season of great strides

Cabinet Sports

DERRY – Her second season at the helm just completed, 15-3 with a trip to the NHIAA Division II volleyball state semifinals behind her, Milford High coach Elizabeth Solan stood off the court at Pinkerton Academy, smiling – with a tear in her eye. Her Spartans fell to eventual state champ ...

Frustrating finish for Souhegan girls soccer

Cabinet Sports

EXETER – Throughout the season, right into Sunday’s Division II state championship, the Souhegan High School girls soccer team pounced on their opportunities, no matter how limited. Top-seeded Bow had the response for the strategy, though. The Falcons just kept pouring the pressure ...

Classic has no second chapter

Cabinet Sports

The highly anticipated “Souhegan vs. Milford III” won’t be happening this fall. Soccer fans will have to settle for Souhegan vs. Portsmouth in Thursday’s Division II state semifinals instead? The No. 2, 15-1-2 Sabers kept up their end of the bargain, but barely, beating Kearsarge ...

The story of pie

Bedford Sports

AMHERST – Pies in nearly every variety – apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard, peach, cherry and cranberry – were sliced up and served to an audience at the Amherst Town Library, whose appetites had been whetted by the evening program. But none of them ...

Bedford wins golf title

Bedford Sports

PORTSMOUTH - A little wind couldn’t bother the Bedford High School golf team. No, the Bulldogs, even though they hadn’t even practiced at neutral site Portsmouth Country Club, rode a one-over par 73 from sophomore C.J. LaDue to take their fourth straight Division I team title on ...

Goodspeed has blossomed in four-year college career

Merrimack Sports

NASHUA – Playing goal is never an easy position in the sport of soccer. But playing goal for the Rivier University women’s soccer team has certainly kept Merrimack’s Laura Goodspeed on her toes, in the air, and often diving to the ground. “It stressful, but I love it,” Goodspeed ...

Milford, Souhegan girls battle to 2-2 tie

Cabinet Sports

MILFORD – One hundred minutes of soccer, and the fans were left wanting more. Souhegan and Milford, a pair of fierce rivals and Division II girls soccer giants battled to a dazzling 2-2 stalemate here on Tuesday night. All that can be hoped for now is that this thing can get settled, sometime ...

Souhegan football now headed in right direction

Cabinet Sports

AMHERST – It’s no secret that John Lohnes helped talk his Souhegan High buddy and hoop standout Max Leonard to try football this season. Nobody needed to coax Lohnes back into the Saber football fold. Lohnes heard first-year coach Robin Bowkett was a “spread offense” guy. And that’s ...

COMMENTARY: Rematch would be great

Cabinet Sports

They stand 100 yards apart, each with the best seat in the house for one of the Granite State’s great girls soccer rivalries. Each provides a foundation, a backbone, a lifeline for one of the premier programs in Division II. They live in bordering towns, and aside from a handful of post-match ...

Volunteer coaches deserve our thanks

Cabinet Sports

Here’s a few tids and bits as we get those rakes ready as we move into mid-October: The recent passing of former longtime Nashua Babe Ruth coach/official Jim Sanderson should rekindle the appreciation for volunteer coaches, shouldn’t it? When you realize someone dedicated the bulk of 50 ...

Milford-Souhegan girls soccer ahead

Cabinet Sports

The chill of October seems to raise the stakes on the fall high school sports season. Friday night’s football classic at Souhegan, in which the Sabers outlasted rival Milford, 20-12, pretty much raised the bar for what could be a wild stretch run in all sports. No game on the calendar, ...

Two sports? Leonard decides he’ll go for three

Cabinet Sports

AMHERST – Like most high school seniors, Max Leonard has plenty on his plate. Full course load in school, thoughts on the future – a returning varsity starter in baseball and basketball – he didn’t need for much but time in his life. But Kyle Archambault and John Lohnes put the ...

Fantasia, Pare deliver MHS’ first bass crown

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MILFORD – The winning combination for a state title? Jakob Fantasia handles the analytics. Jamie Pare handles the athletics. And we’ve got “Bingo!” Fantasia and Pare, a pair of Milford High seniors, gave the school its first-ever state championship in Bass Fishing – yes, this is a ...

Week 4: Bedford Bulldogs football

Bedford Sports

FLAG BLUE The Bedford Blue knocked off the Blue Storm. Luke Maye and Ryder Proulx set the tone early with a couple nasty defensive plays. That set up big runs for Brian Gaudreau and Mason Garrett for the first Bedford TD of the day. Proulx added a long TD run after strong runs by Maye and Sam ...

Speaker has been sparking Bedford High soccer team

Bedford Sports

BEDFORD – In baseball, they call it being, “in the zone.” In hoops, you’re just “feelin’ it.” On the soccer pitch? “It’s just confidence,” said Bedford High midfielder Charley Speaker, who has to hit this weekend as the hottest soccer scorer in the entire Granite ...