Cabinet Sports

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 ...

Frustrating finish for Souhegan girls soccer

EXETER – Throughout the season, right into Sunday’s Division II state championship, the Souhegan High School girls soccer team pounced on their opportunities, no matter how limited. Top-seeded Bow had the response for the strategy, though. The Falcons just kept pouring the pressure ...

Belowski’s infectious spirit helps lift Souhegan into football playoffs

AMHERST -- He probably didn’t know it, but Palmer Belowski once held the Souhegan High School football season in his own two hands. The senior, unseated by a junior in the preseason as starting quarterback, faced an interesting dilemma way back in August. He could pout, moan and slam ...

Classic has no second chapter

The highly anticipated “Souhegan vs. Milford III” won’t be happening this fall. Soccer fans will have to settle for Souhegan vs. Portsmouth in Thursday’s Division II state semifinals instead? The No. 2, 15-1-2 Sabers kept up their end of the bargain, but barely, beating Kearsarge ...

Milford Middle School makes history with its state championship run

MILFORD – The Milford Middle School boys soccer team made history last week, knocking off Windham, 1-0, for the New Hampshire Division II State Championship. It was the first boys title in school history for Milford, which was runner-up in 2016. Leading scorer Ryon Constable scored the ...

Milford, Souhegan girls battle to 2-2 tie

MILFORD – One hundred minutes of soccer, and the fans were left wanting more. Souhegan and Milford, a pair of fierce rivals and Division II girls soccer giants battled to a dazzling 2-2 stalemate here on Tuesday night. All that can be hoped for now is that this thing can get settled, sometime ...

Souhegan football now headed in right direction

AMHERST – It’s no secret that John Lohnes helped talk his Souhegan High buddy and hoop standout Max Leonard to try football this season. Nobody needed to coax Lohnes back into the Saber football fold. Lohnes heard first-year coach Robin Bowkett was a “spread offense” guy. And that’s ...

COMMENTARY: Rematch would be great

They stand 100 yards apart, each with the best seat in the house for one of the Granite State’s great girls soccer rivalries. Each provides a foundation, a backbone, a lifeline for one of the premier programs in Division II. They live in bordering towns, and aside from a handful of post-match ...

Volunteer coaches deserve our thanks

Here’s a few tids and bits as we get those rakes ready as we move into mid-October: The recent passing of former longtime Nashua Babe Ruth coach/official Jim Sanderson should rekindle the appreciation for volunteer coaches, shouldn’t it? When you realize someone dedicated the bulk of 50 ...

Milford-Souhegan girls soccer ahead

The chill of October seems to raise the stakes on the fall high school sports season. Friday night’s football classic at Souhegan, in which the Sabers outlasted rival Milford, 20-12, pretty much raised the bar for what could be a wild stretch run in all sports. No game on the calendar, ...