Cabinet Sports

Milford High still has hopes for hockey program

Will Milford High School eventually have a hockey program, be it a co-op team or otherwise, sometime in the next few years? It certainly looks like it will, but it won’t be happening right away. Milford athletic director Marc Maurais was charged by the Milford School Board to investigate ...

Sabers, Spartans renew hoop rivalry

MILFORD – Whether it’s opening night or the final game of the year, quality basketball ensues every time Milford and Souhegan renew their local rivalry, and Friday night’s doubleheader was no exception. The two schools split a male/female doubleheader in Milford High School’s first ...

Holiday Tournament Schedule

Nashua Holiday Hockey Tournament All games at Conway Arena Tuesday, Dec. 26 10 a.m.: Coventry vs Pembroke/Campbell 12 p.m.: Bedford vs Merrimack 2 p.m.: South/Pelham vs Alvirne 4 p.m.: North/Souhegan vs Keene Wednesday, Dec. 27 10 a.m.: North/Souhegan vs Bedford 12 p.m.: ...

Hockey co-op team now in solid hands

NASHUA— It almost seems as if the Nashua High School North-Souhegan co-op hockey program has pushed the reset button. The Saber-Titans ended the second year of their co-op marriage last February with a roster that was struggling, diminishing, and had no experienced goaltending. All that ...

Local wrestlers solid in tourney

MILFORD – Milford High’s Ricky DeBernardo had enough of losing this fall in a 2-7 high school football season. He’s taken the wrestling season into his own capable hands. Saturday, at 170 pounds, DeBernardo destroyed the field in the 26th Milford-Souhegan Invitational Championship — ...

It’s truly a new year for Div. II

Division II boys basketball welcomes back Kearsarge from Division III, and the Cougars immediately assume the spotlight as the team to beat. Cole Etten takes over the Hollis Brookline program with a solid group, including second-team all-stater Matt Simco. The Cavaliers should figure ...

For Knight, UNH, time to look ahead

DURHAM – A very good University of New Hampshire football season – “not a great season,” said quarterback Trevor Knight of Amherst, “but a very good one.” – ended Saturday in a crunching defeat at the hands of South Dakota State University in the FCS quarterfinals. Knight and ...

Milford/Souhegan Invite kicks off winter on mat

Who has done the dirty work? Who has paid the offseason dues in the weight room and on the mat? A terrific high school wrestling measuring stick tackles us right out of the gate on Saturday as Milford High hosts the 26th Milford/Souhegan Wrestling Invitational. A dozen teams from three ...

UNH wins, Knight hurt

Only eight college football teams remain in the FCS playoffs, and the University of New Hampshire is one of them. Saturday, thanks to last week’s 21-15 stunner at Central Arkansas, UNH heads to South Dakota State in the FCS quarterfinals. Now, the question is whether the Wildcats will have ...

Souhegan’s Angulas honored with state’s best

The New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association recently named all of its honorees from the 2017 fall season. Among the Division 2, girls, state finalist Souhegan placed one first-teamer in Grace Angulas. Her teammates Lilly Batchelder and Natalie Larson earned second-team status as the ...

Stepping up their games on the court

For the three Cabinet-area girls varsity basketball teams, the upcoming 2017-2018 girls basketball season – which commences this week in the Granite State – revolves around taking one giant step. Of course, three different programs, three different strides. For Milford High, first-year ...

Wildcats face tough trip to Arkansas

DURHAM — Trevor Knight and the upset-minded University of New Hampshire Wildcats hit the road Saturday in the FCS Playoffs Round of 16. UNH is a hefty 13.5-point underdog as it visits the University of Central Arkansas. Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell says the closest he’s come ...

New coaches brought life to Souhegan programs

AMHERST – If the hirings this fall of Robin Bowkett in football and Dan Wyborney in girls soccer were attempts to pump life into the Souhegan High School athletic program, the mission was certainly accomplished. Both Bowkett and Wyborney directed their clubs into the postseason. “The ...

Strong fall for Milford girls, now boys ready to soar

MILFORD – The girls of Milford High School were certainly Spartan in their efforts this fall, almost hoarding the monster performances of the season for themselves. Girls volleyball, teeming with underclassmen, raced to the Division II state semis. Girls soccer piled up a 13-2-1 mark, ...

Time to hit the mat

MILFORD – The Milford High wrestling team will certainly be rebuilding. This is an overhaul, a bigtime project. It couldn’t be in better hands. Coach Dana Bourassa, in his 41st year, has put together a blue-chip staff. Co-head coach Jeff Sellars, varsity assistant Ken Goodine and JV ...

Souhegan grad Griffith making UNH soccer history with run to NCAAs

DURHAM — The coaches of the America East Conference lit a fire under University New Hampshire soccer star Willis Griffith. They named Griffith, a graduate student out of Souhegan High School, All-America East Conference ... Second Team. “I’d be lying if I told you I was happy with ...

Souhegan legends honored

It really wasn’t about fame at a little soiree in Concord last Sunday. Sure, they do call it the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame, but it’s more about dedication and accomplishment. And, some cases, like Souhegan alum and current Princeton University head ...

Souhegan girls win cross country Meet of Champions

This a golden era for New Hampshire girls cross country. The Granite State went 1-2-3 at the New England Cross Country Championships a year ago, and two of those three – champ Jacqueline Gaughan of Exeter and third-place finisher Caroline Fischer of Bishop Guertin – are back this year, ...

Season of great strides

DERRY – Her second season at the helm just completed, 15-3 with a trip to the NHIAA Division II volleyball state semifinals behind her, Milford High coach Elizabeth Solan stood off the court at Pinkerton Academy, smiling – with a tear in her eye. Her Spartans fell to eventual state champ ...