Merrimack Sports

Jolly named student athlete of the month

NASHUA - Elise Jolly, a senior at Merrimack, and Patrick Gillis, a senior at Exeter High School, have been named the Apple Therapy Student Athletes of the Month for October. Jolly is a member of the Tomahawks volleyball team, and just set the state record for most blocks. She has also run ...

Merrimack volleyball sweeps away South, falls at Dover in QF

By GEORGE SCIONE Staff Writer MERRIMACK - On paper, it was supposed to be a relatively easy 3-0 win for sixth-seeded Merrimack. The Tomahawks may have recorded that three-set win in their Division I preliminary round match on Oct. 26, but there was nothing easy about it. Eleventh-seeded ...

Grassini ties TD record

By ANDREW SYLVIA Correspondent MERRIMACK - Merrimack quarterback Justin Grassini recorded a pair of touchdown passes in a 39-16 victory over Goffstown, giving him a share of the NHIAA record for TD passes in a season. Coming into the game with 33 passing touchdowns, Grassini's 34th appeared ...

High School Highlights

Girls Volleyball Merrimack 3, Keene 0 The Tomahawks improved to 11-5 on Monday after a 25-10, 25-21, 25-7 victory. Elise Jolly paced with win with 11 kills and nine digs while Joanne Bonner added nine service aces with four kills. Also contributing were: Paddie Lacey (five kills), Alli Marino ...

Merrimack dismantles Pinkerton

DERRY - The numbers were gaudy. The win was a landmark. Justin Grassini exploded for nine touchdown passes - including seven in the first half - and Merrimack rolled to a 68-29 victory at Pinkerton in Friday's Division I clash. Merrimack's sixth straight win ensures the Tomahawks (6-1) of a ...

Craft fair or be square

My mother-in-law always started her Christmas shopping in October and finished it before she bought her Thanksgiving turkey. Over the years, the wisdom of that approach became obvious. Why battle traffic and crowded stores, not to mention snow and ice, in December? That's why the Great New ...

Jolly sets state career blocks record in win over South

Girls Volleyball Merrimack 3, South 1 The Tomahawks moved to 6-3 on Sept. 27 with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 win. Meanwhile, senior Elise Jolly set a state career blocks record, her five in this match giving her 238 for her career. She also had 18 digs and 19 kills. Also for Merrimack, ...

Merrimack rocks Salem

By BEN LEVINECorrespondent MERRIMACK - The Merrimack football team certainly proved it belongs in the title-contenders conversation Friday night. Led by quarterback Justin Grassini, Merrimack's offense picked apart Salem's secondary as the Tomahawks topped the previously-undefeated Blue ...

Merrimack Youth Wrestling Parent Night

Merrimack Youth Wrestling is excited to announce that the Parent Information Night is right around the corner at the Merrimack Middle School on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The program is open to Merrimack boys and girls in grades K-8. This is a chance to meet the coaches and learn ...

’Hawks pound Concord

By HECTOR LONGO Correspondent CONCORD - At times, it looked like a final practice run, a tuneup, even a dress rehearsal. The Merrimack High offense made things look that easy Saturday, before 2,048 fans at Memorial Field, spoiling Concord's homecoming, 55-20. Now the drive to a potential ...

Alvirne edges Merrimack in volleyball

Girls Volleyball Alvirne 3, Merrimack 2 Alvirne's pulled off out a tough five-set victory - 25-23, 25-14, 20-25, 22-25, 15-5 - over Merrimack on Sept. 21. Amanda Wetmore led the Broncos with 17 kills, eight aces and six digs, while Kezia DeLaCruz added 15 kills, seven digs and five service ...

’Hawks field hockey splits pair of games

Field Hockey Merrimack 2, Exeter 0 Bella Beaton stopped 10 shots to secure a shutout win for Merrimack (2-4) over Exeter (2-3-1) on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Scoring for the Tomahawks were Meagan King, assisted by Amber Brewster and Molly Beaulier, at the 12:55 mark of the first half and Molly ...

Merrimack football routs Central, 55-19

By JASON ORFAO Staff Writer MANCHESTER - Justin Weiser has been an explosive weapon throughout the season for the Merrimack football team. The senior showed off his versatility on Friday night. Weiser caught two touchdowns, passed for another and ran a kick back for a score to lead the ...

Sports Talk

Noiseux earns CACC honor NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Philadelphia University freshman forward and Merrimack native Dena Noiseux was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) women's soccer rookie of the week Tuesday. In the Rams' season opener, Noiseux scored the match-tying goal ...

Girls volleyball opens season with 2 wins

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Merrimack 3, Pinkerton 2 Elise Jolly recorded 21 kills and eight blocks at the net, while adding 19 digs defensively and scoring 32 service points to lead the Tomahawks to a five-set opening night win over Pinkerton on Friday night. Merrimack won the match 17-25, 27-25, ...

’Dogs hold off ’Hawks

By JASON ORFAO Staff Writer BEDFORD - For three quarters, it appeared Bedford was on its way to a lopsided win in front of a packed house at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night. Merrimack made it anything but comfortable, but the Bulldogs managed to hold on to a 24-20 victory. The Tomahawks ...

Rivier women’s volleyball aiming high in 2016

NASHUA - It wasn't long after his Rivier University women's volleyball team was upset at the Muldoon Center by Johnson & Wales in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference finals that Raiders coach Craig Kolek pondered the future. And it looked pretty good, despite the upcoming graduation ...

Merrimack soccer splits in 1st week

BOYS SOCCER Merrimack 1, Nashua North 0 Merrimack got the season-opening home victory thanks to Devin Kachmar, who scored an unassisted goal in the 51st minute. Rich Bibeault and Connor Tess helped preserve the shutout by playing strong defense in front of keeper Ryan Gonzalez (four ...

4 from Merrimack compete in bike race up Mt. Washington

PINKHAM NOTCH - Eneas Freyre of Norwalk, Conn., and Victoria Di Savino of Buffalo, N.Y., won the 44th annual Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb today in a pair of decisive victories. Merrimacks' Michael Dailey, Ray Debruin, Daniel Oberlander and Tim Whitaker competed in the grueling ...