HB Sports

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 ...

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 ...