Cabinet Sports

Football season has arrived!

It could not have come soon enough. The high school football season in New Hampshire kicks off Friday night and both area combatants will be in action. Both Souhegan High School and Milford High School enter the year on an optimistic note. Souhegan made the playoffs under first-year head ...

Excessive heat taking early toll on slate

The heat is on, and most high school fall sports teams are off. Or at least their games are. Most high school athletic events in the area, with a few exceptions, were postponed due to the extreme heat and humidity on Tuesday. And the same may happen today. “We’ve faced this extreme ...

Halfback ready to sing different tune

Coming off a 2-6 football season in 2017, Milford High is looking to sing a different tune. Who better than senior Owen Zalenski to lead the Spartans? “I like to sing, in the shower, in the car, anywhere,” said Zalenski, a running back/defensive back for coach Keith Jones’ club. ...

Three-sport star has high hopes

There are aggressive agendas for your senior year in high school, and then there is the docket created by Milford High’s Meg Sawyer. We’re talking protect the class rank of No. 8 (out of 220), challenge for state titles potentially in three different spots and help candidate Shannon ...

Milford’s Clary set for battle

The letter came, snail mail, to his house, but Owen Clary’s mom knew there was no hesitating on this one. “She took a photo of it and emailed it to me at work,” said Clary. “I was beside myself. I was so excited. I couldn’t believe I was selected.” A fullback/linebacker and ...

Grassett helps Post 98 to Legion title game

MANCHESTER – Three games into the weekend, a couple of pre-tourney thoughts were going to ring true. First, Merrimack Post 98 had the horses to make a deep run. That certainly happened as Post 98 reached the championship game, falling 6-0 to Rochester on Tuesday. The second was that ...

Amherst’s Jurcak earns Fisher Cats’ scholarship

For Amherst’s Jacob Yurcak, Sunday afternoon was an extremely special day at the ballpark. The recent Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School graduate stepped on to the turf at Northeast Dental Stadium and was honored as one of a dozen recipients of a $2,500 college scholarship from the ...

Milford Rotary Club hosts hundreds at 53rd annual meet

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer MILFORD – The 53rd annual Milford Rotary Club Swim Meet hosted hundreds of athletes from all over the region, ages 5 to 19. The Milford Rotary picks up the tab for all the entrants in 86 different events. Area swimmers who earned triple wins over the ...

Bright future straight ahead

Anyone who has seen Katie Lorden in action knows how seriously she takes her soccer. But the Milford High senior goalkeeper has one eye on the ball and the other on her long-term aspirations as a nursing student in college. We had Lorden take a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of ...

Gillis off to strong start at State Am

With the state’s top amateurs raising their level of play, nothing is coming easy this week at the 115th New Hampshire State Amateur Golf Championship at Hanover Country Club. As the field of 140 whittled its way down to the final 32 midweek, only one player from area clubs remained in the ...

Mont Vernon’s Simmond honored

Andre Simmond of Mont Vernon enjoyed a sparkling soccer career at the University of South Carolina Aiken. He capped his career in style as Simmond was named to Gold Scholars List on the Peach Belt Conference’s Presidential Honor Roll. The Gold list is the top honor for student athletes ...

Boucher has already left mark on CHaD

MANCHESTER – If you are a local business owner in the Milford area and outskirts of Greater Nashua, chances are you know recent Milford High School graduate Michael Boucher. And not just because he was a superb lineman for the Spartans football team. In the last few months, Boucher has ...

Sabers shine in lacrosse All-Star game

HANOVER – New Hampshire enjoyed a two-game sweep Saturday in the Byrne Cup Twin State All-Star lacrosse games held at Hanover High School. Area players had plenty to do with the Granite State success. In the girls game, it was New Hampshire over Vermont, 17-10. Souhegan’s Brigid Casey ...

Souhegan High Award Winners

Souhegan seniors Montague Jones and Elise Lambert, above, earned the Army Reserve Scholar-Athlete Award for this school year. Below, Mia Len and Matthew Greany were honored with Senior Sportsmanship Awards.

Milford High Spring Award Winners

Milford High School recentley honored its four-year varsity letter winners in outdoor track. They are, from left, Rebecca Durham, Michael Boucher, Tommy Herner, Neil Rafferty and Will Shepard. Missing from the photo were Blake Audibert and Aaron Leach.

CHaD football means summer is finally here

Jared Chandler had a captive audience on Friday afternoon. It was a nice day. Little golf? Beach? Trip to the Lakes Region? Nah. These graduated high schoolers, sitting in a circle on the Clement M. Lemire Complex field turf at Manchester Memorial High School were all suited up in pads and ...

Milford won’t field Senior Legion team

And then there were just two. It seems these days, the biggest state American Senior Legion baseball stories are who is not fielding a team rather than who is. And this year is no exception as the number of local Senior teams keeps shrinking. Only Merrimack Post 98 and Nashua Post 124 have ...

All-state athletes named

The state’s softball coaches named their all-state honorees and a pair of area athletes earned top awards. Milford’s Raven Comtois, in Division II, and Wilton-Lyndeborough’s Lexi Balam, in Division IV, were voted Players of the Year by the coaches. Milford’s Abby Stillwagon and ...

Dazzling performance

The Souhegan High girls 4x800 relay team, winning three straight state championships, has built up quite a legacy in New Hampshire track annals. The Sabers added a chapter on Thursday at the New Balance National Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Souhegan placed fifth overall, out of 25 ...

Souhegan track sensation Lambert pushes hard right to final weekend

The “airport dash” is not an officially-timed high school track event. Don’t tell that to Elise Lambert. Just how the recent Souhegan High graduate matriculates the distance from jetway to baggage claim with a relay leg to central parking could be the difference between super and ...