HB Sports

Gallant charge by Cavalier girls ends in state final loss

MANCHESTER – Trailing by three with 12:46 to play, Hollis Brookline midfielder CeCe Fetter intercepted a Portsmouth pass in the Cavaliers defensive zone and sprinted downfield for a goal on the other end. A clutch play by the Cavaliers lone senior that cut No. 2 Portsmouth’s lead to two ...

Hollis Brookline High track teams step up at Pelham meet

The Hollis Brookline track teams took part in the Pelham High Invitational over the weekend with several fine performances turned in during the first big meet of spring. Lily Jackson took third place on the girls side in the discus. The sophomore sent the disc flying 104-feet, 9-inches on her ...

Hollis Brookline High junior Menard relishes alpine crown

HOLLIS – The snow is dripping away here in Southern New Hampshire, but Hollis Brookline High School alpine ski champion Stephanie Menard isn’t about to hang the skis up just yet. “I think I’ve got at least two more weekends in me,” said Menard, who spent last weekend taking first ...

High hopes for HBHS tennis

The Hollis Brookline boys bring everyone back from a tennis team that reached the semifinals a year ago. Coach Jim McCann’s crew will be bolstered by some young talent, that will certainly push the regulars to be even better in 2018. That certainly bodes well. It might take a little time ...

Simco, HB boys close in on top spot in Division II race

The Hollis Brookline boys basketball team continues to roll on toward the Division II upcoming playoffs. Behind electric senior forward Matt Simco, the Cavaliers put up two more wins to inch closer to the top seed in the playoffs. Here’s a quick look at their recent action. Hollis ...

Hollis Brookline girls struggle, advance

HOLLIS — A veteran coach like Bob Murphy understands he got away with one Tuesday night in the opening round of the Division II state playoffs. And his lone senior, co-captain Joanna Balsamo, certainly did too. “It’s a reality check,” said Balsamo of the No. 2 Cavaliers’ ...

Boys, girls hoop red-hot at Hollis Brookline

Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Hollis Brookline High School seem to be sprinting toward home playoff dates as the regular eason winds down. Each enjoyed 2-0 weeks. Here’s a look at the action in all the sports. Boys Basketball Hollis Brookline 55, Souhegan 32 The ...

Cavalier girls surge to top in Division II

Here’s a look at the highlights from this week’s varsity action at Hollis Brookline High School. Girls Basketball Hollis Brookline 60, Kearsarge 32 Brodie Kelley (24 points, 11 rebounds) and Joanna Balsamo (22 points, 11 rebounds) both recorded double doubles to lead the Cavaliers ...

Cavalier matmen 4th at Milford

MILFORD -- After opening up with a pair of tidy dual-meet victories last week, Hollis Brookline High School’s wrestlers delivered a solid fourth-place effort in the rugged, 12-team Milford-Souhegan Invitational Meet on Saturday. Hollis Brookline didn’t have an individual champion but it ...

Etten, Cavs open new hoop era

Cole Etten takes over the Hollis Brookline program with a solid group, including second-team all-stater Matt Simco. The Cavaliers should figure prominently in the race. Simco put up prolific, -- make that earth-shattering -- numbers on the football field this fall. He’s looking to make the ...

Cavalier girls looking for special winter on hoop court

The Hollis Brookline girls hoop team return three starters back from a team that lost in the Division II finals to Lebanon, led by 6-1 junior center Elizabeth Atkinson. Atkinson should be oozing confidence off the fall run to the third straight state Division I volleyball title. Coach Bob ...

HB’s Brackett honored by coaches

The New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association recently named all of its honorees from the 2017 fall season. Souhegan’s Jacob Hopfenspringer and Hollis Brookline’s Jonathan Brackett were named alternates to the boys Twin State Lions Cup Team. A senior midfielder, Brackett earned second-team ...

The story of pie

AMHERST – Pies in nearly every variety – apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard, peach, cherry and cranberry – were sliced up and served to an audience at the Amherst Town Library, whose appetites had been whetted by the evening program. But none of them ...

HB’s Simco knows about big numbers – on field and off

HOLLIS – For the record, Hollis Brookline wide receiver Matt Simco is pretty sure where it all went “wrong” for him on the Math SAT. “I didn’t round on one of them. That always hurts,” said Simco, who “settled” for a 770 instead of a perfect score. For the record, the senior ...

HB football staying focused

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer The schedule favors the Hollis Brookline High School football team, but if the Cavaliers don’t take care of business in games like Saturday’s 2 p.m. home date with Hillsborough-Deering/Hopkinton, it won’t really matter when the playoff teams are announced. The ...

Solid wins for HB travel soccer

Here’s a look at the Hollis Brookline travel soccer teams’ victories for the pastweek: Boys U10 The Cavaliers topped Inter-Lakes, 6-2. Avishant Ullal was everywhere, scoring four goals for Hollis Brookline. Alton Williams and Jaskeerat Singh had the others, Singh’s first career goal at ...

Cavaliers volleyball rolling on

HOLLIS – Kyra Belden was a role player, rarely a starter on last year’s state championship Hollis Brookline volleyball team. Man, was she paying attention! The Cavaliers junior has dominated from the setter position helping the powerhouse squad to a 9-0 start. Belden’s 40-assist ...

Hollis Brookline Cavs Youth Soccer

Hollis Brookline Cavaliers-1 Hampshire United-0 After a disappointing season-opening loss to the Timberwolves Soccer Club, the U13 (D2) Hollis Brookline Cavaliers girls rebounded with a 1-0 victory over Hampshire United. The win was a complete team effort with a huge game from goalie Mady ...

Brilliant field competes at Korcoulis Invitational

HOLLIS – Hollis Brookline High School Athletic Director Rhon Rupp proudly took to the microphone Saturday morning for a quick history lesson. He spoke of Elias “Coach Korcoulis,” his building of programs in athletics and yes, his amazing 16 state titles. Of course, there was also some ...

Pressed into action as QB, Wimmer impressive

HOLLIS – Sander Wimmer had no time for warm-up. No time to panic. Heck, he didn’t even have time to think. The Hollis Brookline High School sophomore went from reserve receiver to starting quarterback a lot earlier than he ever expected in Saturday’s 2017 football pener. Just seven plays ...