Merrimack Sports

High School Highlights

Baseball Exeter 7, Merrimack 3 The Tomahawks had trouble pushing runners home April 28 as they tallied nine hits but could only score three runs. Andrew Michaud (three hits, RBI), Alex Thornton (two hits, RBI), and Christian Adler (hit, RBI) provided the offense. Starting pitcher Justin ...

MYA elections on May 11

The Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) will be having elections for positions on the MYA Executive Board on May 11 at the MYA Building. The Nominating Committee is now accepting names for the following two-year terms: President, Treasurer, Secretary and Member at Large. Please contact the ...

Dionne finds right fit with Guilford lax

Amanda Dionne has always been looking for the right fit. She didn’t feel she had it for athletics at Merrimack High School so she transferred her junior year to Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass. That allowed her to not only play lacrosse but also girls ice hockey. Once she settled on lacrosse, ...

High School Highlights

Baseball Merrimack 12, Trinity 4 The Tomahawks came home with the win April 19 after putting a dozen runs on the board. Starting pitcher Justin Grassini went 4 1/3 innings, striking out six, and giving up three earned runs. Putting together the hits for Merrimack were Andrew Michaud (three ...

BG downs Merrimack

MERRIMACK – After an improbable run to the Division I championship game last season, Bishop Guertin stumbled out of the gate with four straight losses to start 2017. A freshman helped put the Cardinals back on track Saturday at Merrimack. Brett Anderson struck out nine while delivering 5 2/3 ...

MYA competes at New England Youth Wrestling Invitational

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the Marshwood’s New England Youth Wrestling Tournament held at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine on April 1. This double elimination folkstyle, postseason tournament attracts die-hards from all over the New England region. Merrimack ...

Jolly in running for Apple Therapy Athlete of Year

Merrimack senior Elise Jolly is the running for this year’s Apple Therapy Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year. The honors will be handed out at the annual banquet at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester on Thursday, May 25. Some others in Greater Nashua with a shot at the two ...

Leclaire named WPI Women’s Student-Athlete of Week

WORCESTER, Mass. – Renee Leclaire from the softball team has been selected as the WPI Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 9. LeClaire hit .526 (10-of-19) with zero strikeouts, six RBI, three doubles, four runs and a walk in six games this past week. The sophomore had ...

Milford summer basketball league registration

Sign-ups for the 20th annual Milford Summer Basketball Leagues will be held at the Light of the World Christian Church on Saturday, May 6 (9:00-11 a.m.), Thursday, May 11 (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 13 (9-11 a.m.). Space is limited in the league (108 slots) and will be filled on a first-come, ...

Merrimack baseball starts year at 1-2

Baseball Pinkerton 18, Merrimack 3 It was a tough outing for the Tomahawks in their first game of the season as the Astros rolled to a victory on April 12. Spaulding 4, Merrimack 1 It was tied at one going into the final inning of play on April 14 when Spaulding put up three runs on the board. ...

Tomahawks fall to Sabers in boys lax

AMHERST – The pressure was there early, but the Tomahawks just couldn’t capitalize. Merrimack (0-3) played its best lacrosse in the first, as the Sabers only had a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal after the opening frame. However, the Sabers erupted for seven second-quarter goals en route to ...

Preview capsules for Merrimack spring sports

Girls Tennis COACH: Sue Cloutier LAST SEASON: Did not qualify for tournament. RETURNING STARTERS: Lianna Klinger sr.; Rebecca Eelman, sr.; Kortney Vallace, sr.; McKenzy Miller, jr.; Alyssa Petrie, jr.; Eliza Gustafson, jr.; Abby Fay, so.; Devon Mitchell, so. PROMISING NEWCOMERS: Jess Bonner, ...

Schaller fights on with B’s

BOSTON – The cameras and microphones suddenly surrounded Merrimack’s Tim Schaller in the corner of the Boston Bruins dressing room. Schaller admitted he’d never been besieged by as much media before. “No, I haven’t,” he said Saturday with a chuckle. “But the playoffs haven’t ...

Davis steps away from Merrimack ice hockey

MERRIMACK – Matt Davis currently has the same feeling he did several years ago when he stopped playing college hockey prior to his senior season at Worcester State. There was a void, and, as he said, “You kind of change your identity.” Davis’ identity no longer includes being the head ...

Tomahawk makes change in goals

MERRIMACK – One of the youth lacrosse players was wide-eyed after an instructional session with Alex Annutto. “Wow,” he said to Merrimack High School coach Brian Miller. “Is he a professional lacrosse player?” No, but he wants to coach lacrosse someday as a profession. That would be a ...

Paquette tallies goal, assist during victory for St. Joe’s

Merrimack native Dalton Paqueete scored a goal and added an assist as Saint Joseph’s College rallied past Becker College for a 10-5 win on Saturday. With the victory, Saint Joseph’s improves to 5-3 in the history of the series with Becker College and snaps a two-game losing streak at the ...

Merrimack Men’s Slo-Pitch new-player showcase in April

Saturday, April 15 has been set as the date for the Annual New Player Showcase and Draft for the Merrimack Men’s Slo-Pitch Softball League’s upcoming season. An additional New Player Showcase date of Wednesday, April 12 will be available for players that cannot make the April 15 date. The ...

MYA wrestler Hanning wins national title

MERRIMACK – Aiden Hanning felt he wasn’t done with his wrestling season after winning the New England regional title a couple of weeks ago. He was right on. Not only wasn’t his season done, Hanning wasn’t done winning, either. The Merrimack Middle School and Merrimack Youth Association ...

MYA wrestlers compete in tournaments at Pinkerton

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the annual New England Rebel Classic and Wonder Women Classic Wrestling Tournaments held at Pinkerton Academy in Derry on March 19. Both tournaments served as an Ohio Tournament of Champions Qualifier and Gene Mills Eastern Nationals Qualifier ...

Pair of Hawks to Shrine

By TOM KING Staff Writer Division I semifinalist Merrimack will send receiver/cornerback Justin Weiser and 6-foot-2, 240-pound offensive lineman Ryan Roberts to the Maple Sugar Shrine Bowl this summer. The 64th annual game with Vermont will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at Castleton ...