Merrimack Sports

Tomahawk girls lacrosse team finds its groove

NASHUA – After a tough opening loss at Exeter, the Merrimack High girls lacrosse team responded with back-to-back wins, first over Nashua South and most recently, 11-6, over Nashua North. The win over South was a huge confidence-builder for the youthful Tomahawks. Merrimack’s Melanie ...

With no turf, Merrimack High sports still stuck in mud

Merrimack High School girls lacrosse coach Sarah Rothhaus was a happy camper on Friday. Her Tomahawks had survived a tough, highly competetive and, for girls lacrosse, physical overtime battle with Nashua South on Friday at Stellos Stadium. She was happy with the win, but also the fact ...

Merrimack High spring teams ready for battle

Whether or not the cold, rain or messy fields cooperate, spring sports are here in the region. Here’s a look at the Merrimack High sports teams for the upcoming 2019 season. Boys Lacrosse Coach: Brian Miller 2018 Results: 3-13 Returning Starters: TJ Fasano, Sr., attack; Jordan ...

Mickey looks fine as first full pro season starts

Baseball every day. A kid’s dream, for certain. But a second-year professional ballplayer’s challenge. It’s one that faces Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper as he prepares this week to begin his first full season in the New York Yankees system with the team he was promoted to at the end of ...

Merrimack youth wrestlers step up game at Throwdown

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program hosted the 13th annual Tomahawk Throwdown at Merrimack High School recently. MYA had 27 wrestlers representing at the Throwdown. At the Throwdown, 8U wrestlers Calissa Bell, Wyatt Chaput, Caleb Bell and Ryan McMahon wrestled tough in their 62, 53 and ...

Tomahawks taking on new looks this spring

MERRIMACK - Merrimack High School athletic director Mike Soucy is walking around during early spring season tryouts with a big grin. Why? Because he feels his baseball and softball programs are in great, not just good, hands. It was a tough off-season for both sports after a tough 2018 ...

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, ...

Stapelfeld steps up her game at Simmons University

Meanwhile, heading to the GNAC where former Hollis Brookline standout Cassandra Stapelfeld had a superb season at Simmons University after transferring in the summer from Endicott College. Stapelfeld was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Second Team. ...

Merrimack Youth Wrestling Competes in NHWAY State Championships

Rhys Dewar and Bennett Meehan earn state champ titles The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program attended the annual NHWAY State Championships held at Nashua South High School in Nashua, NH on February 24, 2019. Top four placers qualified to compete in the Youth New England Wrestling Championships ...

Tomahawk girls to rise, but BG still tough at top

It’s never too early when it comes to the ever competitive New Hampshire high school girls basketball field. A tweet went out from the Manchester Memorial girls basketball program late Tuesday morning that stated “Only five days into the offseason and already five teams have committed to ...

Youth wrestlers battle at rugged New Englands

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program attended the 2019 Youth New England Wrestling Championships held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester recently. All competitors must qualify to wrestle at their individual state championships in each of the six states. The tournament is known as the ...

Merrimack future on ice looks bright

Perhaps the wait will be over a year from now. The Merrimack High hockey team has not been to a state championship game since 2013. Perhaps next year things might change. Why? That simple age-old graduation formula: Merrimack loses just one senior. Watch out for the Tomahawks. They won ...

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team competes

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team competed in the 2018 NH Middle School “Meet of Champions” state tournament held at Kearsarge Regional Middle School on Sunday March 17th. The wrestling Hatchets placed 6th as a team out of 31 teams represented with individual results below. Eighth ...

Tomahawks boys hoop falls at Spaulding

ROCHESTER – Come playoff time, the formula for the underdog road upset win in Division I boys basketball grows pretty standard: Play loose, defend with all you have, play with grit, be smart and make shots. Tuesday night before a super crowd at the Rochester Community Center, 14th-seeded ...

Gallant Merrimack hockey run ends in state semifinals

CONCORD - In retrospect, Wednesday night’s Division II hockey semifinal vs. No. 2 Dover for the Merrimack High School Tomahawks wasn’t about the present, it was about the future. It became pretty apparent early on in the Green Wave’s 8-1 win at Everett Arena that the upstart No. 6 ...

Special day for Andy Almonte at MOCs

Merrimack High brought eight wrestlers to the New Hampsire Meet of Champions. Three placed, two qualified for New Englands and one enjoyed a very special memory. The top three finishers in each weight class move on to the New Englands, and the top six collected medals at the ...

Tomahawk trio wins state titles

GOFFSTOWN ­– Team greatness may have eluded the Merrimack High wrestling team. That did nothing to stop three Tomahawks from delivering individual championships on Saturday at Goffstown High in the Division II State Meet. At 132 pounds, senior Andy Almonte simply dominated. Almonte ...

Middle school matmen step up game at States

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team finished sixth out of 31 teams in the recent New Hampshire Middle School Meet of Champions at Kearsarge Regional Middle School. Eighth grader Gavin Ross pinned his way to a title with one of the fastest pins of the whole tournament at nine ...

Tomahawks’ Grover gunning for state bowling championship

A top finish in the “medal flight” of the 2018 NHIAA Bowling State Championships whetted the appetite for success of Merrimack High’s Mike Grover. This time around, on his home lanes Saturday at Merrimack Ten-Pin, Grover is hunting even bigger game. Grover leads six different ...

Merrimack team sharp

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program took home seven medals in the recent PJ Sora Armed Forces Memorial Wrestling Tournament. The MYA fourth graders made a strong showing with two crowned champions, Rhys Dewar and Liam Newman. Both breezed through their brackets with Dewar pinning three of ...