Cabinet Sports

Saber Invite a hit

Familiar stars shined bright and fresh, new ones rose as Souhegan High School hosted the Saber Invitational Track Meet on Saturday. For an area track contingent just getting into the season, with the first major event of the year, many excellent performances were turned in. The Merrimack ...

Could co-ops rejuvenate tennis in area?

John Kilgore saw the issue get worse, and this past winter, he decided to do something about it. The Souhegan High School boys tennis coach, whose Sabers won the Division II title last year and are contenders again this year, has lobbied in the last year to the New Hampshire Interscholastic ...

Spartans, Warriors off to unbeaten starts

Softball Milford 13, Pelham 0 Milford moves to 4-0 on the year as Jenna DeAngelis fired a one-hitter, striking out 13 with only one walk. Amanda Atkinson was a dynamo on offense, with three hits, including a solo homer, three runs scored and three RBIs. DeAngelis was also 3 for 4, and Ally ...

Hungry for success

If you don’t think high school coaches and players don’t carry the frustration and anger of early round tournament upset losses during a spring sports season, guess again. Last year, Milford High was upset in the Division II quarterfinals, while Wilton-Lyndeborough was 15-3 in Division IV ...

Spring season rolling

BOYS TENNIS Souhegan 7, ConVal 2 The Division II champion Sabers started their title defense off on a good note, taking four of six singles while sweeping doubles. Singles winners included No.1 Sam Goddard (8-2), No. 2 Kyle Gibson (8-5), No. 4 Michael Dodge (8-2) and No. 6 Evan Loconto ...

Comtois has big plans for Spartans this spring

MILFORD – Milford High School’s softball team hit a home run when Raven Comtois moved to town last year. Having 12 years of experience in the game made her a valuable member to the already outstanding championship-caliber team. During the regular season last year the Spartans went 16-0, ...

Gillis, Tyrell lauded at next level

Milford’s Bonnie Gillis, a Bishop Guertin alum, was one of 18 members of the Saint Michael’s College field hockey team that qualified for the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Collegiate Division II National Academic Squad for this past fall. The Purple Knights earned an ...

Zlotnick pumped for spring, then challenges at West Point

From small town to college town, this Souhegan High School senior is almost ready to pack her bags. Arielle Zlotnick, track and cross country runner for SHS, has made an honorable decision for her future. The United States Military Academy at West Point will be her home for the next four ...

Milford’s Conley the inspiration for trip into world of boxing

Mike O’Malley was out in his neighborhood jogging on New Year’s Day, a sight that his neighbors weren’t quite used to. One said to his wife, “Looks like Mike has a New Year’s resolution.” To which she replied, “Not just any resolution – he thinks he’s a boxer.” Well, ...

Amazing week for Amherst’s Ireland at C-S

Colby-Sawyer College’s Brittany Ireland had a dynamite week on the lacrosse field. The senior from Amherst was named Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the Chargers, who went 2-0 in that span, each against conference opponents. Ireland scored eight goals and dished ...

High school tennis teams kick into action this week

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer The Souhegan High boys tennis program went nine years between state titles, before capping an unbeaten 2018 with its first crown since 2009. With four starters returning from that group, the Sabers might be thinking repeat. “We have lots of work to do this ...

Milford High won’t have boys tennis

Tennis anyone? That call fell on deaf ears as far as any prospective boys players at Milford High School were concerned. The Spartans administration, seeing only three student-athletes having any interest in playing boys tennis, cancelled the season recently. The signs were there a year ...

Souhegan’s Trudel sizzling as outdoor approaches

With eyes from all over the nation watching, the pressure was no problem for Souhegan freshman Chloe Trudel, who recently attended New Balance Indoor National Championships in New York City, an event that displays the country’s best athletes in the sport. “Running on a stage is really the ...

New era in baseball blasts off

It was probably in early to mid-May when then-Souhegan High School head baseball coach Bill Dod sat down in a meeting with trusted assistants Tom Walker and Mike Beliveau. He wanted either of them to take over the program for the future as Dod had already announced that his 50-year coaching ...

Rivier hoop star rewrites record book

NASHUA ­– When it comes to Kaylee Kacavas, Rivier University women’s basketball coach Paul Williams doesn’t mince words. “She’s the best player who has ever played at Rivier,” Williams said. “Or at least she’s in the conversation.” Williams is careful not to insult ...

Milford seeks volleyball coaches for fall season

Milford High School is now accepting applications for the following positions in the fall of the 2019-20 school year: Varsity Girls Volleyball and JV Girls Volleyball. The Spartans volleyball program has been extremely successful recently, reaching the Division II state championship game this ...

Milford’s Williams will run at Division 1 Stony Brook

MILFORD ­– With Division 1 college athletics in her personal genetic makeup, Viankah Williams often heard about and fantasized about “the dream.” “Seeing it come to life is just a totally different story. That’s just crazy,” beamed the Milford High track sensation. Williams ...

Winter season comes to close

AMHERST – Souhegan High boys basketball coach Peter Pierce, even as his season came to a close prematurely, sounded like a man still in it for the long haul. Immediately after the Sabers’ elimination, he talked about the team and the program’s commitment to defense. It’s a choice ...

Souhegan’s Paquette first team All-State

The Girls Hockey All-State Team has been released, and two area players are on it. Souhegan senior scoring forward Shannon Paquette made First Team while Sabers defenseman Clare Woodford was an Honorable Mention. The team is as follows: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Carissa Towlson, Exeter. COACH ...

Roller-coaster season for Admirals closes in playoff loss

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – In the game of hockey, it takes only a split second to change one’s fortunes. Sometimes even less than that. Oyster River’s Liam Spurling scored the tying goal with just two-tenths of a second left on the second period clock, and the No. 9 Bobcats took that ...