Cabinet Sports

Swimming brimming with optimism this year

Nancy McManus has been heading to the pool with her teams since December 12, and the coach likes what she sees. McManus will pilot the Milford High and Wilton-Lyndeborough swim teams through the winter high school season, which commences for real on December 8 at Portsmouth High School. It ...

Eagles soccer steps up in class

Because the Nashua Eagles finished in the top four in their division in their inaugural United Professional Soccer League, they’ve been promoted to another higher division, the UPSL’s Pro Premier Division. “We’ll be participating in the Pro Premier, along with some of the others who ...

Tourney cancellation forces changes on fly

What had become a 13-year holiday tradition will not be around this season. The Conway Arena Holiday Hockey Tournament, which has been played since 2005 is done – at least for this year. Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras told The Telegraph she made the decision, along with officials ...

Souhegan’s Bowkett earns Division II South honor

The Division II South football coaches gathered to honored their award winners for the fall. Souhegan High coach Robin Bowkett stood at the top of the list, earning conference Coach of the Year honors for his team’s 7-4 campaign, complete with the trip to the state semifinals. Bowkett’s ...

Milford’s Robinson to run at Div. 1 UAB

MILFORD – This Spartan senior is not about to pull any punches. Lauren Robinson has had enough of the New England winters, and she is going to run away because of them. With her parents blessing, of course. The state’s reigning Division II 3,200-meter champion, Milford High’s Robinson ...

Colleges: WPI’s Lia earns honor

Amherst’s Rachel Lia is member of the eight-women Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s rowing team, recently named as a unit the school’s Female Student Athlete of the Week. The team finished third in the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta in 18:42.328, behind only defending national ...

Giving thanks for top-notch football coaches

So, in our first year of picking high school football games here in the region, the “Big Fella” turns in a solid, if not thoroughly unspectacular 58-22 mark, a .725 win percentage, which sinks below the Brees Line – as in Drew Brees’ current record-setting completion rate (.769) with ...

Seniors stepped up when needed

AMHERST – Five weeks into the season, even Souhegan High football coach Robin Bowkett had his doubts. The Sabers were 2-3, still stinging from a 47-27 loss to arch-rival Milford. “Right then and there, the kids just decided that’s not the way they were going out,” said Bowkett. ...

Souhegan football falls in state semis to powerhouse Plymouth High

PLYMOUTH – It was certainly understandable for the fans in attendance at the Division II football semifinal playoff contest between Plymouth and Souhegan at Plymouth High on Saturday to begin thinking about what they might do with their next few hours – instead of watching football – when ...

Milford volleyballer earns top honor

They didn’t win a title, but one of their players did. The Milford High School girls volleyball team fell to Gilford in the Division II title match last weekend, but on Friday Spartan Julia Guarniere was named the Division II Player of the Year as the New Hampshire Volleyball Coaches ...

Spartan honorees

Milford High’s Kailyn Chamberlain, left, won the Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Award for varsity volleyball, while Marissa Spirito was the JV team’s award winner.

Fantastic Milford football season ends

HUDSON – The amazing turnaround by the Milford High football team has to be recognized, even after Sunday night’s Division II playoff, 32-19, loss at Alvirne. Remember, this is a program that went 2-6 a year ago and graduated its entire backfield and one of the top linemen in the state ...

Souhegan runs wild over Bow in playoff win

BOW – For the second straight week, the Bow High School football team manhandled Souhegan up front ... For one quarter. The result in Saturday’s Division II state quarterfinal painfully familiar for the No. 4 Falcons, who like a week ago in the regular season finale, were dominated by the ...

Penalty kicks decide state championship

NASHUA – One post and one crossbar. As if the concept of settling a state championship on penalty kicks wasn’t inherently cruel enough, Milford High’s anguish was taken a step further Sunday afternoon here at Stellos Stadium. The difference between the Division champ and runner-up ...

Milford steamrolls Sanborn

The Spartans played a monster defensive game, holding Sanborn to a mere 93 yards of offense over the sloppy going in Kingston and winning 34-7. Alex Taylor (three sacks) and Colton Burrows dominated up front for Milford, which is now 5-2 on the year. Owen Zalenski paced Milford, which ...

Sabers hang on, knock off Hollis

AMHERST – Robin Bowkett and his staff could take a bow for their halftime adjustments to the Souhegan High defensive scheme. Or they could be honest and tell the truth. Friday night’s 35-28 comeback win over Hollis Brookline had a lot more to do with the players than any X’s and/or ...

Hollis Brookline stops Spartans

HOLLIS – In the game of soccer, your big chance doesn’t come that often, so you had better take advantage of it – especially when your team is in protect mode. Hollis Brookline High School junior forward Tasha White did just that in Monday’s 1-0 Cavalier win over rival Milford. White ...

Amherst’s Wason a state champ

Charles Wason, 13, of Amherst would not be denied, winning the 2018 U14 state championship in the Elks Boys Soccer Shoot, Sunday in Dover. The chilly temps did little to slow down Wason, who scored 43 points, the second most in any division on the day. Cameron Bastien, the Boys U12 champ ...

Lohnes lights it up at right time

The huge. 43-33, win Saturday evening over Pelham basically kept the Sabers in the race at 3-3. Now Friday night’s home date with Hollis Brookline is immense. “The win was one we needed for sure, but we really need to win the rest of our games,” said Sabers QB John Lohnes, who ran for ...

Urda sparkles, Spartans roll

MILFORD – A week ago Milford High hung 47 points on rival Souhegan. Friday night, a dominant Spartans’ 34-6 victory over Kennett High of Conway was all about defense. No better evidence could be found than in the final minute of the first half. Kennett took over at the Spartans’ 31 ...