Cabinet Sports

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. ...

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 ...