Cabinet Sports

Milford High selling old banners to pay for replacements

Milford High School has a goal – to purchase new individual sport championship banners for its newly furbished gymnasium. The banners will give a fresh, new acknowledgement to the school’s growing number of state championship teams. But that comes with a price, and an opportunity. The ...

Souhegan looking for return trip to state title game

AMHERST – Simply put, Bill Dod expects his 50th season as a high school baseball coach to be just as rewarding as the previous 49. But can this group of Souhegan Sabers make it special? “This team is excited for the challenges to compete in Division II,” said the veteran coach, who is ...

Milford girls tennis taking step up

The Milford High girls tennis team went winless a year ago, but fifth-year coach Nancy McManus may have just conjured up the winning recipe. The coach will mix the valuable experience gained a year ago with a dangerous gang of newcomers. “We’re looking strong with some talented ...

Lack of boys ends tennis at WLC

Tennis anyone? Not many have answered that call at Wilton-Lyndenborough Middle High School. A few years ago, the Warriors boys tennis team had an alum, Keith Bujak, playing at the next level - first at Franklin Pierce University, then at Elmira College. That was seen as a pretty good ...

Total dedication

Milford High ski coach Steve McClallen is with his five four-year varsity ski team honorees, from left, Ethan Tronkowski, Grant Bonczar, Parker Lambert, Colin MacGrath,

College baseball in full swing

As we turn the page from March to April we notice that a handful of area collegiate baseballers are on their way this season. Nobody had a better debut than Milford’s Ryan Britton a junior at UMass Dartmouth. Britton faced Becker in his first start of the season and looked dynamite, ...

Milford boys hoop sees bright future

HOLLIS – If sports are supposed to be educational, Milford High boys hoop coach Dan Murray had a major lesson unfold for his team over the final couple weeks of the season into the playoffs. Milford was eliminated Friday by top-seeded Hollis Brookline, 46-33, in the Division II state ...

Letting winter season linger

The winter was season was long, and the recent barrages of snow seem to make it not want to end. Athletically, at the region’s high school’s it has, though. And what a winter it was. Here’s a look, in no specific order, as some of the highlights of an amazing winter ...

Milford senior earns trip to NEs

By Hector Longo Staff Writer NASHUA – The from the moment Ricky DeBernardo traded in his football helmet for wrestling head gear in November was simple. Spend the first weekend in March in Providence. Not as a tourist or just a fan of high school wrestling. Last Saturday at the New ...

Saber girls take step one

GOFFSTOWN – It was the Shannon Paquette Puck Show at Saint Anselm College’s Sullivan Arena on Tuesday night. And as a result, history was made. The Sabers forward scored four times to give Souhegan its first girls hockey tournament victory ever, 4-1, over St. Thomas-Winnacunnet in the ...

Len, Sabers miss playoffs

AMHERST – Finishing at 7-11 in Division II, the Souhegan girls basketball team fell just short of the goal to qualify for the state playoffs. Coach Michael Heaney took an honest look at the finish and the situation. “We had a bit more than our share of injuries and illness and never ...

State’s finest track stars off to New Englands

The hangover from an amazing Super Sunday, which had nothing to do with football, has worn off. The Souhegan High and Milford High girls track teams, last seen separated by .03 seconds for a state title in early February, have had ample time to recover. The elite athletes from both squads are ...

Alvirne-Milford point to hockey co-op team

Alvirne athletic director Karen Bonney said after the game that on Friday the school filed paperwork with the NHIAA to co-op with another school, Milford, next year. Under the current co-op rules ,the combined enrollment of the two would place the Bronco-Spartan union into Division I next ...

DeBernardo, Goullette hungry on mat

Milford High senior Ricky DeBernardo was hungry for this week, all the way back in December at the Milford Invitational Tournament. “The goal is to win the state championship,” said DeBernardo, who was third in the state last winter. “Everything I do between (December) and (this ...

Area girls teams struggle to finish

The game result, a 42-24 Souhegan win over Timberlane Regional in girls basketball, was hardly the talk of Granite State hoop on Monday night. Around Amherst? The win has to be considered huge. Souhegan, at 7-9, slapped a loss on one of the Sabers’ key competitors in the Division II girls ...

Senior boys prepping for playoff run

Every shot, every loose ball, every rebound, every dribble of the basketball takes on new meaning as March approaches. Especially for the seniors. “Our girls just had their senior night, and it was very emotional,” said Souhegan senior guard Andersen Greffard. “I know ours is coming ...

Williams leads 1-2 finish in long jump

HANOVER – Viankah Williams’ hamstrings are just fine, thank you. The Milford High School junior electrified the Leverone Fieldhouse here at Dartmouth Sunday with her rousing anchor run in the 4x200. But it was earlier in the day, when Williams soared to victory with a long jump at 16-7 ...

Souhegan girls nip Milford

HANOVER – The two best girls Division II indoor track teams practice together daily. They are friendly foes in schools that absolutely embrace the positivity of the rivalry. Sunday morning here at Dartmouth College, the teams turned track into big-screen style drama with Souhegan pulling ...

Sabers fall to streaking HB

Boys Basketball Hollis Brookline 55, Souhegan 32 The Cavaliers continue to roll over their competition by getting their fifth straight win. Hollis Brookline had a ten point lead at halftime and went on a 25-4 run late in the game. Grant Snyder led the team with 14 points, JB Brackett ...

Souhegan’s Len reaches 1,000 career points

AMHERST – The fans held placards, mom held a sign, and Souhegan senior Mia Len held them all close to her heart as she drilled a free throw for her 1,000th career point Tuesday night. The free throw came with 5:56 left in the second quarter as the senior helped power the Sabers to a 48-33 ...