Merrimack Sports

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 ...

Merrimack Youth Wrestling flexes muscle at Queen City Classic

Some 22 members of the Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the recent annual Queen City Classic with the following results: Kindergartner Andrew Schuster took third place on the podium with a win by points and one extremely narrow loss in OT. Ryan Marone, grade one, captured a fourth ...

Clippers top; Hawks to remain unbeaten

Portsmouth 62, Merrimack 51 Ian Cummings poured in 22 points, but the Clippers held off a fourth-quarter push from the Tomahawks to remain undefeated. Danny McKillop added 14 points and Owen Ploss chipped in 10 for the Tomahawks (9-3). Portsmouth junior Cody Graham notched the 1,000th point of ...

Hawks earn win over BG

NASHUA – The Merrimack Tomahawks burnished their bonafides as one of the best wrestling programs in the state, earning a 46-30 victory on the road against Bishop Guertin on Jan. 31. Merrimack won five of the first six matches of the meet, with pins from Julian Hovan and Kent Dow, and ...

MYA wrestlers compete at Seacoast Youth tournament

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the annual Seacoast Youth Wrestling Tournament held at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton on Jan. 29. Merrimack brought nine wrestlers to compete with individual results below. Kindergartner Grayson Chestnut competed in a very tough bracket ...

Merrimack wrestles to sixth

Wrestling Hovan, Parr place 4th for Merrimack Merrimack placed sixth out of 22 teams on Saturday at the Concord Capital City Classic. The Tomahawks were the top Division II team, finishing two points ahead of Windham, and it was the program's best showing in the standings at the event. Julien ...

MYA crowns 8 champs at Tomahawk Throwdown

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program hosted and competed in the annual Merrimack Tomahawk Throwdown Wrestling Tournament held for the very first time at Merrimack High School on Jan. 22. It was an exciting weekend of wrestling at the high school starting off with the Merrimack High School ...

Merrimack nips Alvirne in overtime

By BEN LEVINE Correspondent HUDSON - Despite starting the season with five wins in its first seven games, the Merrimack High Schoolbasketball team was clearly seeking another statement victory. The Tomahawks got that decision Friday night; it just took an overtime period to do so. Merrimack ...

Merrimack girls rout Exeter

Girls Basketball Merrimack 88, Exeter 38 The Tomahawks (5-4) took home a big win as they were led by Jolie Jacoby with 22 points and Abby Yuan with 14. Boys Basketball Exeter 56, Merrimack 53 The Tomahawks (5-2) were outlasted at the buzzer on Friday as the Blue Hawks' Stephen Natola hit a ...

St. Thomas edges Merrimack hockey

By TOM KING Staff Writer MANCHESTER - The Merrimack High School boys hockey team certainly hopes whatever hurts it will make it stronger. The Tomahawks fell to 2-4-1 in Division II on Monday after enduring a tough 4-3 sudden-death overtime defeat at the hands of St. Thomas Aquinas at JFK ...

Salute to a hero; Merrimack celebrates life of John Marshall

By JASON ORFAOStaff Writer MERRIMACK - One standing ovation simply wasn't enough. Before John Marshall enlisted in the Army and became a sergeant in the 116th Military Company, he developed leadership qualities as a captain of the Merrimack High School wrestling team. He lived an impactful ...

Merrimack basketball teams split with Bishop Guertin

Boys Basketball Merrimack 51, Bishop Guertin 31 Ian Cummings had 15 and Owen Ploss 12 to lead eight total scorers for the Tomahawks, who improved to 4-1 on Jan. 10. Joe DeGregorio had a good defensive game to go with five points. Clay Crowell had 16 to lead the Cards. Merrimack 62, Concord ...