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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 ...

UNH has life thanks to Knight

So few athletes/coaches dare to look ahead publicly and think, “what if?” so we shall do it for them. The University of New Hampshire football team, 0-4 coming into the weekend, drilled Holy Cross Saturday as Amherst’s Trevor Knight returned behind center. Coach Sean McDonnell talked ...

Milford High crunches Souhegan, moves into prime playoff position

Milford High made itself at home at the expense of host Souhegan, pounding out a 47-27 decision on Friday night. The Spartans moved to 3-2, taking a major step forward in the Division II South chase for one of four playoff spots. Tristyn Shattuck scored three times and Owen Zalenski ran for ...

Ex-coach fights to stop injuries

NASHUA – He’ll be at a high school football game near you, likely around the entrance to the field or stadium, or the nearby parking lot. Perhaps even more than one on any given autumn weekend. If you see former Alvirne High School football assistant Jock Patterson, he’s not trying to ...

Roundup: Spartan volleyballers roll on

Volleyball Milford 3, Pelham 0 The Spartans, now 10-1, rolled to their eighth straight victory, 25-11, 25-14 and 25-17. Robyn Krafft served five aces, while Isabel Philbrick smacked six Spartan kills. Kailyn Chamberlin dished out 11 assists. Girls Soccer WLC 3, Concord Christian ...

Rollins sets new horseshoe milestone

What a year it was in the Milford Horseshoe League. Top scorer Forrest Rollins rewrote the record books, the first 3,000-point scorer in league history and the first to ever average over 20.0 points per round. The league celebrated Rollins’ 20.0123 average at the end of year tournament, ...

Spartans win, but Souhegan loses thriller

AMHERST – Attempt No. 1 did not go well. The Alvirne High double pass disintegrated into the Souhegan turf late in the first half when receiver Jack Regan saw quarterback Kyle Gora’s overhand lateral slip right through his fingers for a lost fumble. Regan got a reprieve, and he made the ...

Slow start won’t derail driven, talented Souhegan volleyballers

AMHERST – If the Souhegan High School volleyball program is to head where coach Amanda Ouellette hopes, these are the matches they need to win. Still, it would be hard not to admire the Sabers’ fight in a marathon five-set loss to Coe-Brown on Tuesday night. “This team plays its ...

Roundup: Saber cross country 2nd

Arielle Zlotnick and Chloe Trudel finished fourth and seventh respectively to lead the Souhegan girls cross country team to a second place finish among the 21 teams competing at the Bobcat Invitational on Saturday. Arielle crossed the line in 19:28, and Chloe in 19:35, both excellent times ...

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. ...