Merrimack Sports

Tomahawks senior reaches career plateau

MERRIMACK – Needing just one point to become the eighth Merrimack High School member of the 1,000-point club, Ian Cummings let visiting Salem know early just exactly to whom this night belonged. Even if he had no idea. Cummings swished a three from the top-left with his first shot of the ...

Eichman signs on to play football at UNH

MERRIMACK – The University of New Hampshire football program has certainly gone national, recruiting from all over the nation. One of the things that makes coach Sean McDonnell’s program so special is that it continues to keep the Granite State’s top talent at home. Wednesday on ...

Koroma wins dash title

Merrimack’s Johanna Koroma lived up to her all-state placing with a win in the 55 meters with a sizzling 7.52 clocking. The Bedford girls took fifth overall with 38 points. Bailey Carrillo was third in the 1000 meters at 3:10.96. Sophomore Melanie Hutchinson took fourth in the 300 with a ...

Merrimack matmen hit The Big Apple

The Lowell (Mass.) Holiday Tournament is a premiere event, one that wrestling programs from all over the Northeast flock to in the days after Christmas. Different strokes for different folks, right? Merrimack coach Tim McMahon chose a bit of a more elaborate plan for his holiday break as ...

Eyes on No. 1

Just about a semester remains in the school year for the Merrimack High Class of 2018. Sara Wozniak, the current leader in the race to Valedictorian won’t guarantee that she holds on to the top spot. But Wozniak is certain, nobody is going to outwork her. “I’m not naturally smart, ...

Merrimack boys back in title hunt

Nashua North head coach Steve Lane could lament what might have been, what with the transfer of Adelphi-bound guard Ronnie Silva to Bradford (Mass.) Christian, the shift of outrageously athletic, all-Division I big man Alonzo Linton to Lynn (Mass.) English and the move by shifty point guard ...

Hovan, Kennedy victorious at Milford

MILFORD — In a fight, one that for the best of the region’s high school wrestlers could last over three months, there is nothing like landing the first punch. Two Merrimack High matmen accomplished that Saturday, taking home titles at the 26th Milford-Souhegan Invitational Championship ...

Girls Basketball Preview: Tomahawks could land in title mix

Threepeat, anyone? That expectation might make Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball coach Brad Kreick cringe, but you can be guaranteed that’s something he’s beginning to hear. The Cardinals own consecutive Division I title wins over Bedford by a combined total of seven points, ...

New Hampshire soccer coaches celebrate top high schoolers

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer The New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association recently named all of its honorees from the 2017 fall season. Nashua South midfielder Angie Suaza and Alvirne forward Emily Lizotte earned first-team All-Division status among the Granite State’s girls teams. ...

Hovan, Damata lead Tomahawks into championship mode

MERRIMACK — Coach Tim McMahon let his Merrimack High wrestlers know exactly what kind of team returns this winter. He challenged them, urged them to pay their dues and get the offseason work accomplished, just so they could reap the benefits this winter. If seniors Julien Hovan and Dom ...

Merrimack’s Coffey shines

Here’s a look at what some local athletes are doing at their respective schools: Three locals playing women’s soccer at Simmons College were named to the All-GNAC (Great Northeast Athletic Conference) team. Former Bishop Guertin standout Liz Donovan, a defender, was named to the ...

Goodspeed has blossomed in four-year college career

NASHUA – Playing goal is never an easy position in the sport of soccer. But playing goal for the Rivier University women’s soccer team has certainly kept Merrimack’s Laura Goodspeed on her toes, in the air, and often diving to the ground. “It stressful, but I love it,” Goodspeed ...

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 ...

Devanna steps up

Football and all sports for that matter test character and will. Football at Merrimack High School this fall tested a friendship. Put an “A+” on the permanent records of Ryan Devanna and Ben Eichman for handling this one. Devanna, a junior, and Eichman, a sophomore, were presented with the ...

Silver Knights success on and off field

NASHUA – It was a banner 2017 season for the Nashua Silver Knights. On and off the field. You wonder just how much better things can get for the local Futures Collegiate League entry. With the two extra playoff games, which drew about a combined 3,500-plus, the team ended up drawing close to ...

Tomahawk football rolling with 2-0 start

Led by four combined touchdowns involving the Eichman brothers, Merrimack easily outpaced Bishop Guertin at home on Friday night, 42-19. The game’s first touchdown involved both brothers, with junior Ben hooking up with senior Joe on a 44-yard completion on Merrimack’s third play from ...

With Stellos Stadium occupied, BG truly home for Sept. 23 game

The Bishop Guertin High School varsity football team is coming home. They’ve been away for a long time, at least three decades, perhaps longer. But for the first time in that span, since the Cardinals hosted a makeup of a postponed game with Exeter, Guertin will play a varsity football game ...

Soucy excited to take over Tomahawks program

Merrimack High School principal Ken Johnson said the Tomahawks would have a new athletic director during the month of September, and he wasn’t kidding. Johnson and school officials wasted no time after the resignation of former AD Eric Sabean in naming Mike Soucy, a counselor at the school, ...

Tomahawks hoping to rebuild quickly after strong season

MERRIMACK – The look on Merrimack High School football coach Kip Jackson’s face when asked about numerous positions on his 2017 team told it all. “Not sure yet,” the answer would often be. And that, folks, is what they call rebuilding. Jackson and the Tomahawks had the luxury of a ...

Merrimack AD Sabean resigns after five years

The school athletic year has barely begun, but already there’s been a major surprise as Merrimack High School athletic director Eric Sabean has decided to step down. Sabean, 47, made his decision known to Merrimack principal Ken Johnson in the last week, stunning Johnson and the Tomahawk ...