HB Sports

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 ...

Coaches are talking up HB and Milford in DII

Will things be different this year in New Hampshire High School football, or do we round up the usual suspects? Well, in Division I that may be the case. There may be some changes in the other two divisions, but it will all have to play out beginning Friday. Here’s a bit of a look at each ...

HB U11 clinches trip to regionals

Saturday, July 15 The Hollis Brookline Cal Ripken U11 All-Stars opened state tournament play in Nashua on Saturday with a 5-4 win over Londonderry. In the top of the first, HB set the tone with two great defensive plays. Jackson Goldstein doubled off a runner at home attempting to score on a ...

HB Cal Ripken U11 All-Stars play well

Hollis Brookline Cal Ripken U11 All-Stars cruised into the Souhegan Valley Invitational playoffs recently with three strong wins. July 8 On Saturday, HB jumped on ConVal early and cruised to a 10-1 victory. Adam Connelly led the way with two hits, three stolen bases and pitched a perfect ...

Martel wins 2nd State Am in 5 years

KEENE – It wasn’t easy, but making history rarely is. Nashua Country Club’s Mike Martel held off Concord Country Club’s Matt Paradis for a 2 and 1 victory in the 36-hole title match of the 114th New Hampshire Amateur Championship on Saturday at Bretwood Golf Course. The triumph marks ...

U11 All Stars march into state tournament

HB U11 All-Stars opened Cal Ripken District play recently with two strong wins, avenging losses from last summer and qualifying the team for the State Tournament. July 1 HB knocked off Amherst 8-3 led by a strong effort on the mound and at the plate from Travis Lafontaine. Andrew Eckman and ...

Ethier wins NHGA Junior

GOFFSTOWN – Nashua Country Club members Tommy Ethier and Jack Brown have played countless rounds of golf together. Next time the friends tee off, Ethier will own the bragging rights – and a bigger trophy to prove it. Ethier, a recent Bishop Guertin graduate, took control early and closed ...

Souhegan’s Grondstra evolves from patient to All-Star

BEDFORD – Luuc Grondstra knew exactly where he was going when the group of high school football players went to visit patients at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) a couple of months ago. “I totally remembered the halls that we walked through, especially in the children’s ...

Sports Talk

Breakers fall 1-0 to North Carolina Milford’s Morgan Andrews played the entirety of the match for the second straight week, but the Boston Breakers fell 1-0 to the first-place North Carolina Courage on Saturday at Jordan Field in NWSL action. Andrews was credited with a shot on goal and a ...

HB Cavs boys U9 team earns 8-6 win over Bedford

HB Cavs boys U9 team earns 8-6 win over Bedford The Cavs traveled to Bedford to play a strong team with only one defeat in seven games this season, but emerged with an 8-6 victory. Goals from Colten Herrera and John Constantine put the Cavs up two before Bedford replied with two of their own. ...

Local girls lax team finishes undefeated

The Hollis-Brookline Youth Lacrosse 12UB (fifth and sixth grades) girls team went undeafeated this season. On Sunday, the Cavs went on to win the championship with a 7-6 sudden-death overtime triumph over Exeter. Amanda Gardinier scored the winning goal in the extra period. Bella Haytayan ...

Cavs fall in semis

By ANDREW SYLVIA Correspondent NASHUA – Pinkerton defeated Hollis Brookline 3-1 in the first week of the boys volleyball season, and now in the final week of the campaign as well, earning a victory in the NHIAA Division I boys volleyball semifinals at Nashua North on June 8. The Cavaliers ...

Derryfield cruises past HB boys lax

NASHUA – Hollis Brookline brought a 12-game win streak into Wednesday’s Division II boys lacrosse semifinal at Stellos Stadium. The momentum wasn’t nearly enough to overcome the buzz saw of undefeated, defending champion Derryfield. The second-seeded Cougars scored the first six goals and ...