Cabinet Sports

Souhegan surging after road win at HB

HOLLIS – The high school basketball season can often hinge on survival skills. If Tuesday night’s 52-38 win at defending Division II state champion Hollis Brookline is any indication, Souhegan High coach Peter Pierce has to be riding high into the weekend. The Sabers, now 6-1, entered ...

On-ice steps for North-Souhegan

Josh Lavoie was faced with his first real challenge as a varsity head coach, a month into his first season with the North-Souhegan boys hockey team. He somehow had to try to urge the Saber-Titans to wipe out the memory of a brutal four-game stretch in which they had been outscored 29-2. He ...

Milford’s Robinson rolls to Dartmouth Relays win

What a weekend it was for a handful of area athletes at the prestigious Dartmouth Relays. Milford’s Lauren Robinson, the University of Alabama-Birmingham commit, rolled to victory in the championship mile. The senior rolled in 5:08.46. Souhegan’s sensational freshman Chloe Trudel ...

Roundup: Milford tracksters sharp

The Milford High and Souhegan High girls track teams headed up to UNH to compete in a six-team meet on Sunday morning. The Spartan girls took second, and Souhegan was fifth in the event. Sophomore Renee Wilson had a busy and extremely productive day for Milford, winning the long jump with a ...

DeBernardo helps Spartans to fifth at Invitational

AMHERST – Among the 13 scoring teams, Hollis Brookline High School turned in the top area performance, claiming third place at the Milford-Souhegan Invitational Wrestling Tournament with 130 points. The Cavs celebrated three individual champs, placing behind tourney winner Coventry, R.I., ...

Milford High football crew honored

Making the Division II playoffs and finishing with a 6-3 record, the Milford High football team enjoyed a superb season. The Spartans had some excellent help along the way, especially at home. Recently, the NH Football Officials Association has recognized Milford High School as the Division ...

Winter sports season kicks off

New Hampshire girls hockey expands to 16 teams this winter, and Souhegan coach Kelli Braley enthusiastically embraces the growth. “Now that it’s 16 teams, we’re not playing anybody twice anymore, and it makes for a lot more parity,” Braley said. “I think Hanover and Exeter will be ...

Amazing idea spawned at Amherst Country Club

Perhaps it is the weather, the biblical September and October (you know, rain for 40 days and 40 nights ... stay with me here folks) or maybe it is just as simple as course preservation. But an email rolled into The Telegraph’s sports inbox this week that certainly caught my eye and got me ...

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 ...