Cabinet Sports

Souhegan grad Griffith making UNH soccer history with run to NCAAs

DURHAM — The coaches of the America East Conference lit a fire under University New Hampshire soccer star Willis Griffith. They named Griffith, a graduate student out of Souhegan High School, All-America East Conference ... Second Team. “I’d be lying if I told you I was happy with ...

Souhegan legends honored

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

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

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

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 ...

Belowski’s infectious spirit helps lift Souhegan into football playoffs

AMHERST -- He probably didn’t know it, but Palmer Belowski once held the Souhegan High School football season in his own two hands. The senior, unseated by a junior in the preseason as starting quarterback, faced an interesting dilemma way back in August. He could pout, moan and slam ...

Classic has no second chapter

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 ...

Milford Middle School makes history with its state championship run

MILFORD – The Milford Middle School boys soccer team made history last week, knocking off Windham, 1-0, for the New Hampshire Division II State Championship. It was the first boys title in school history for Milford, which was runner-up in 2016. Leading scorer Ryon Constable scored the ...

Milford, Souhegan girls battle to 2-2 tie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Milford vs. Souhegan

AMHERST – As far as football rivalries go, there may be no fiercer one than Milford and Souhegan in Division II. Throw in the fact that one of the team’s highest hopes for this season will likely be shattered in a defeat – each has two losses and a third wouldmake reaching the playoffs ...

Checking in at mid-season

The Milford High varsity bass fishermen came up big when it counted, taking fourth in the preliminaries to qualify for the State Championships on Saturday at Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham. Milford netted the limit of eight bass, weighing in at 14.1 pounds. They’ll be looking to outhook ...

Batchelder lifts Souhegan

AMHERST – Lily Batchelder wasn’t about to try to fool anyone after the junior goalie’s 16 saves were the difference in Souhegan High School’s 1-0 win over Milford on Tuesday night. She wasn’t going to say she had those shots all the way, wasn’t bothered by onrushing Spartan freshman ...

Hoop hero steps up for Souhegan

AMHERST — Souhegan Regional senior Andy Geffrard got fooled once. John Stark High ran the motion away from his the Saber’s corner and then sneaked the tight end back there for a touchdown in Saturday afternoon’s opener. Geffrard never forgot. So when the Generals came calling into the red ...

Still time to take a dip at Keyes

MILFORD – Take a big breath. Hold it. Hold it. Now, jump for joy into the crystal waters at Keyes Memorial Pool, a main attraction at Keyes Memorial Park, 45 Elm St., in Milford. Summer fun there still is an option, before the pool closes for the season Aug. 25. The Milford Recreation ...