HB Sports

Cavaliers’ boys tennis delivers huge statement

NASHUA – The loud roar Monday from the second floor overlooking the indoor courts at the newly renovated Longfellow Tennis Club told you all you needed to know. It told you that the Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis team had waited 10 months for that moment. HB’s No. 4 singles ...

Volleyball off to flying start

NASHUA – It may have taken a game and a half and a benching, but Hollis Brookline captain Mike Moscatelli took over the Cavaliers boys volleyball opener with Bishop Guertin on Tuesday night. The senior came out of the gate too amped up and made several mistakes in the opening set. He ...

Cavs’ volleyball young, athletic and ready to roll

Things are looking up for high school boys volleyball around the state. Locally, they’re looking pretty good, also. Last year, volleyball took a hit when Dover didn’t field a team as it had in the past. But the Green Wave is back, and now Farmington High School has added boys ...

Cavalier boys tennis is back and even better

Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis enjoyed a monster campaign in 2018, rolling to a 12-2 mark and reaching the Division II state title match. Ultimately, the Cavaliers fell to Souhegan, 7-2, in the title match, but No. 1 HB player Nic Vahe let it be known: “I’m really proud of all ...

Nashua Silver Knights revamp front office, prep for 2019 season

NASHUA - The John Creedon, Jr. ownership era of the Nashua Silver Knights has begun to take full hold as the team has named a former Nashua Pride pitcher, Dave Pahucki, as its new general manager and former Silver Knight third baseman Cam Cook as team/stadium operations manager. Creedon, who ...

Area duo hitting ring in quest to knock out cancer

Mike O’Malley was out in his neighborhood jogging on New Year’s Day, a sight that his neighbors weren’t quite used to. One said to his wife, “Looks like Mike has a New Year’s resolution.” To which she replied, “Not just any resolution – he thinks he’s a boxer.” Well, ...

Cavalier boys fall in state quarters

PENACOOK – The fairly lengthy bus ride home after its Division II quarterfinal-round tournament loss yesterday afternoon was likely a quiet and solemn one for the Hollis Brookline boys basketball team. But truth be told, coach Cole Etten and his Cavaliers had a great many reasons to be ...

Cavalier girls hope to rebound behind Balsamo

A year after winning the title, Hollis Brookline didn’t make it past the quarters this year but that may have had more to do with the draw – a tough quarterfinal opponent in eventual champion Hanover on the road – than anything else. Next season? All-State point guard Christina Balsamo ...

On the mat with … HB’s Zack Brickner

As far as critics go, Zack Brickner might be his toughest. The Hollis Brookline senior has delivered a sparkling 40-6 mark on the season, a Division II state championship and most recently, reached the finals of the New Hampshire Meet of Champions. Still, in falling to two-time state champ ...

Cavaliers reign above all at Division II State Meet

GOFFSTOWN – Okay, so perhaps the Hollis Brookline wrestling squad wasn’t seen as the absolute favorite to win the Division II state championship at Goffstown High School on Saturday. But coach Brian Bumpus’ Cavaliers were expected to be right at the center of the hunt for the crown. And ...

Dias, Kennedy, Cavs tracksters tune up for indoor State Meet

With the state meet looming today on Super Bowl Sunday, several area track athletes took the Sweet Oval at UNH for one final tuneup. Hollis Brookline, Milford and Souhegan competed in the morning session. Souhegan’s Arielle Zlotnick was the lone individual winner on the girls side, ...

Legend returns to Granite State, well sort of

They came, but they did not see. That’s why midway through the first half of Saturday’s men’s basketball game at a packed Rivier Univeristy’s Muldoon Center, during a ridiculous delay with an officiating issue, the fans began to shout, “Where’s Calhoun?” Good question. The ...

Hollis Brookline winter teams are off and running

Three champs for Cavalier wrestling The Hollis Brookline wrestling team finished third at the recent Milford Souhegan Wrestling Invitational Tournament. The Cavaliers crowned three individual champions on the day, taking their spot in the 13-team tournament behind champion Coventry, ...

Huge start on mat for HBHS

The Hollis Brookline High wrestlers got to business recently at the Milford Souhegan Invitational. Above, Owen MacMillan is on his way to an impressive win by fall in the 220-pound championship match. Below, Cavalier teammates Scott Anneser and Tyler St. Pierre tangle in the 170-pound title ...

Veteran Sabers anchor the offensive line

When you’ve invested as much time and energy to a specific craft, say in this case offensive line play, senior year takes on a whole new meaning. Souhegan’s Ries Grondstra and Vincent Bowman each have realized this could be it. The Sabers’ returning starting center and left tackle took ...

Souhegan shoots again for push to postseason

The second season of Robin Bowkett’s tenure as head football coach at Souhegan High commences this week. There is no talk of a sophomore slump or any kind of a step backwards. “Year Two of a culture and a system,” said Bowkett. “It has to make things a lot easier than in Year ...

Numbers are down but optimism reigns

Coach Chris Lones is always about playing the hand he’s dealt. So when his Hollis Brookline High School football team came together for official practice for the first time this week, it was upbeat and fast-paced, even with the constant periods of rain. “Our numbers are lower than ...

Worcester Poly rower Fox earns prestigious honor

Worcester Poly Tech sophomore Brandon Fox of Hollis earned a spectacular honor recently. The Engineers’ rower was named a prestigious NERC All-Scholar Award winner. The NERC All-Scholar award recognizes the student-athlete from each program that holds the highest cumulative grade ...

Cavs’ coaching carousel hits baseball team

Sometime results do matter in high school when it comes to coaching. At Hollis Brookline, the climate for baseball has become more and more tenuous, as the Cavaliers have failed to make the tournament the last three years. Possibly as result, the coach of the last two of those seasons, Rich ...

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 ...