Cabinet Sports

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, ...

Two sports? Leonard decides he’ll go for three

AMHERST – Like most high school seniors, Max Leonard has plenty on his plate. Full course load in school, thoughts on the future – a returning varsity starter in baseball and basketball – he didn’t need for much but time in his life. But Kyle Archambault and John Lohnes put the ...

Fantasia, Pare deliver MHS’ first bass crown

MILFORD – The winning combination for a state title? Jakob Fantasia handles the analytics. Jamie Pare handles the athletics. And we’ve got “Bingo!” Fantasia and Pare, a pair of Milford High seniors, gave the school its first-ever state championship in Bass Fishing – yes, this is a ...

Milford vs. Souhegan

AMHERST – As far as football rivalries go, there may be no fiercer one than Milford and Souhegan in Division II. Throw in the fact that one of the team’s highest hopes for this season will likely be shattered in a defeat – each has two losses and a third wouldmake reaching the playoffs ...

Checking in at mid-season

The Milford High varsity bass fishermen came up big when it counted, taking fourth in the preliminaries to qualify for the State Championships on Saturday at Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham. Milford netted the limit of eight bass, weighing in at 14.1 pounds. They’ll be looking to outhook ...

Batchelder lifts Souhegan

AMHERST – Lily Batchelder wasn’t about to try to fool anyone after the junior goalie’s 16 saves were the difference in Souhegan High School’s 1-0 win over Milford on Tuesday night. She wasn’t going to say she had those shots all the way, wasn’t bothered by onrushing Spartan freshman ...

Hoop hero steps up for Souhegan

AMHERST — Souhegan Regional senior Andy Geffrard got fooled once. John Stark High ran the motion away from his the Saber’s corner and then sneaked the tight end back there for a touchdown in Saturday afternoon’s opener. Geffrard never forgot. So when the Generals came calling into the red ...

Still time to take a dip at Keyes

MILFORD – Take a big breath. Hold it. Hold it. Now, jump for joy into the crystal waters at Keyes Memorial Pool, a main attraction at Keyes Memorial Park, 45 Elm St., in Milford. Summer fun there still is an option, before the pool closes for the season Aug. 25. The Milford Recreation ...

Celebrating Doc Adams: ‘A father of base ball’?

MONT VERNON – Daniel Adams was a persistent man. Born in Mont Vernon in 1814, he practiced medicine here with his father before moving to New York. After work, he loved to play “base ball,” a crude forerunner of modern baseball, but in 1845 that wasn’t easy. The sport was so ...

NH falls in Shrine Game

Make it two in a row for Vermont. Fair Haven’s Dylan Ellis scored a pair of touchdowns and Vermont stifled New Hampshire for a 19-0 victory in the 64th Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl on Saturday evening at Spartan Stadium in Castleton, Vt. It’s the second straight victory in the series for the ...

Silver Knights in FCBL semis

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – In the playoffs, you never know who is going to come up big. That’s why it shouldn’t be surprising that Tom Blandini, the No. 9 hitter in the Nashua Silver Knights lineup, is the unlikely hero of Tuesday night’s stunning 5-2 Futures League first round elimination ...

Kibbe takes early lead at Stroke Play tourney

ROCHESTER – Peter Keilty’s share of the lead disappeared when Josh Kibbe, one of the last players to reach the clubhouse on Tuesday afternoon, unveiled the only round under par. That doesn’t mean he left Rochester Country Club disappointed. Keilty, a Portsmouth CC member, sits in a ...

Pittsfield’s ballpark has history, too

Welcome to Wahconah Park, located a stone’s throw from downtown Pittsfield in the heart of the Berkshires. On Tuesday night it was the sight of the best Nashua Silver Knights victory of the year, 5-2 over the Pittsfield Suns in the one-game first-round of the FCBL Playoffs. Wahconah tries to ...

Sabers to be inducted to NHIAA HOF

Longevity, service, outstanding accomplishments. Those are always the main criteria for induction into the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association Hall of Fame, and they fit the local segment of this year’s group perfectly. The NHIAA announced its induction class for its Nov. 12 ...

Time to Shrine: Fagan set for annual Maple Sugar Bowl

College can be an intimidating experience for incoming freshmen, especially incoming freshmen football players. But having your best buddy with you can make it a lot easier. That will be the case for Milford native and former Bishop Guertin receiever Dylan Fagan at Assumption College in ...

Sports Talk

Andrews, Breakers will host FC Kansas City on Friday Milford native Morgan Andrews and the Boston Breakers will host FC Kansas City on Friday at Jordan Field starting at 4 p.m. The Breakers (3-7-5) will try to continue its improved play as Boston hasn’t lost in its last four matches, ...