Sports

Souhegan shoots again for push to postseason

HB Sports

The second season of Robin Bowkett’s tenure as head football coach at Souhegan High commences this week. There is no talk of a sophomore slump or any kind of a step backwards. “Year Two of a culture and a system,” said Bowkett. “It has to make things a lot easier than in Year ...

Trio lays it on line for T’hawks

Merrimack Sports

MERRIMACK - So, you want to be a football lineman? Just talk to the nucleus of the Merrimack High School line, both on offense and defense, and they’ll show you the ropes. Three mainstays are junior Eric Griffin, plus seniors Colin Keefe and Joey Peters. “They’ve been pretty ...

Halfback ready to sing different tune

Cabinet Sports

Coming off a 2-6 football season in 2017, Milford High is looking to sing a different tune. Who better than senior Owen Zalenski to lead the Spartans? “I like to sing, in the shower, in the car, anywhere,” said Zalenski, a running back/defensive back for coach Keith Jones’ club. ...

Three-sport star has high hopes

Cabinet Sports

There are aggressive agendas for your senior year in high school, and then there is the docket created by Milford High’s Meg Sawyer. We’re talking protect the class rank of No. 8 (out of 220), challenge for state titles potentially in three different spots and help candidate Shannon ...

Barracudas successfully defend title

Bedford Sports

The Bedford Swim Club Barracudas captured the Division I championship at the recent Granite State Swim Association Championship Meet in Manchester. The defense of their state title capped off a successful summer season for the Barracudas with several individual and team records broken over ...

Numbers are down but optimism reigns

HB Sports

Coach Chris Lones is always about playing the hand he’s dealt. So when his Hollis Brookline High School football team came together for official practice for the first time this week, it was upbeat and fast-paced, even with the constant periods of rain. “Our numbers are lower than ...

Tomahawks hit field as preseason gets off to very wet start

Merrimack Sports

A late start to the year and daily rain could curdle the outlook of even the most positive coach around. Or maybe it can’t. Merrimack High football coach Kip Jackson has too much work on his agenda to worry about things he can’t control. And right now, in the first week of the ...

Milford’s Clary set for battle

Cabinet Sports

The letter came, snail mail, to his house, but Owen Clary’s mom knew there was no hesitating on this one. “She took a photo of it and emailed it to me at work,” said Clary. “I was beside myself. I was so excited. I couldn’t believe I was selected.” A fullback/linebacker and ...

Grassett helps Post 98 to Legion title game

Cabinet Sports

MANCHESTER – Three games into the weekend, a couple of pre-tourney thoughts were going to ring true. First, Merrimack Post 98 had the horses to make a deep run. That certainly happened as Post 98 reached the championship game, falling 6-0 to Rochester on Tuesday. The second was that ...

Amherst’s Jurcak earns Fisher Cats’ scholarship

Cabinet Sports

For Amherst’s Jacob Yurcak, Sunday afternoon was an extremely special day at the ballpark. The recent Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative High School graduate stepped on to the turf at Northeast Dental Stadium and was honored as one of a dozen recipients of a $2,500 college scholarship from the ...

Milford Rotary Club hosts hundreds at 53rd annual meet

Cabinet Sports

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer MILFORD – The 53rd annual Milford Rotary Club Swim Meet hosted hundreds of athletes from all over the region, ages 5 to 19. The Milford Rotary picks up the tab for all the entrants in 86 different events. Area swimmers who earned triple wins over the ...

Bright future straight ahead

Cabinet Sports

Anyone who has seen Katie Lorden in action knows how seriously she takes her soccer. But the Milford High senior goalkeeper has one eye on the ball and the other on her long-term aspirations as a nursing student in college. We had Lorden take a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of ...

Gillis off to strong start at State Am

Cabinet Sports

With the state’s top amateurs raising their level of play, nothing is coming easy this week at the 115th New Hampshire State Amateur Golf Championship at Hanover Country Club. As the field of 140 whittled its way down to the final 32 midweek, only one player from area clubs remained in the ...

Mont Vernon’s Simmond honored

Cabinet Sports

Andre Simmond of Mont Vernon enjoyed a sparkling soccer career at the University of South Carolina Aiken. He capped his career in style as Simmond was named to Gold Scholars List on the Peach Belt Conference’s Presidential Honor Roll. The Gold list is the top honor for student athletes ...

Worcester Poly rower Fox earns prestigious honor

HB Sports

Worcester Poly Tech sophomore Brandon Fox of Hollis earned a spectacular honor recently. The Engineers’ rower was named a prestigious NERC All-Scholar Award winner. The NERC All-Scholar award recognizes the student-athlete from each program that holds the highest cumulative grade ...

Pfeifer finds his swing for Merrimack Legion Post 98

Merrimack Sports

MERRIMACK – The high school season was a blur for Cody Pfeifer, a painful blur. Thankfully for the Merrimack High School senior-to-be, there is American Legion baseball. Playing third base, Pfeifer has been nothing short of sensational for Post 98, which is 6-4, hunting for a District B ...

Boucher has already left mark on CHaD

Cabinet Sports

MANCHESTER – If you are a local business owner in the Milford area and outskirts of Greater Nashua, chances are you know recent Milford High School graduate Michael Boucher. And not just because he was a superb lineman for the Spartans football team. In the last few months, Boucher has ...

Harrington makes throwback move, playing legion ball

Bedford Sports

MERRIMACK ­– At a time where the old-school standby of American Legion baseball has lost its luster around the state and even around New England, Bedford’s Patrick Harrington has looks at Legion ball as a godsend. Harrington came off a dynamite season with the Bedford High baseball team, ...

Sabers shine in lacrosse All-Star game

Cabinet Sports

HANOVER – New Hampshire enjoyed a two-game sweep Saturday in the Byrne Cup Twin State All-Star lacrosse games held at Hanover High School. Area players had plenty to do with the Granite State success. In the girls game, it was New Hampshire over Vermont, 17-10. Souhegan’s Brigid Casey ...