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Giving thanks for top-notch football coaches

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So, in our first year of picking high school football games here in the region, the “Big Fella” turns in a solid, if not thoroughly unspectacular 58-22 mark, a .725 win percentage, which sinks below the Brees Line – as in Drew Brees’ current record-setting completion rate (.769) with ...

Seniors stepped up when needed

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AMHERST – Five weeks into the season, even Souhegan High football coach Robin Bowkett had his doubts. The Sabers were 2-3, still stinging from a 47-27 loss to arch-rival Milford. “Right then and there, the kids just decided that’s not the way they were going out,” said Bowkett. ...

Milford volleyballer earns top honor

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They didn’t win a title, but one of their players did. The Milford High School girls volleyball team fell to Gilford in the Division II title match last weekend, but on Friday Spartan Julia Guarniere was named the Division II Player of the Year as the New Hampshire Volleyball Coaches ...

Spartan honorees

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Milford High’s Kailyn Chamberlain, left, won the Tom Peters State Farm Insurance Award for varsity volleyball, while Marissa Spirito was the JV team’s award winner.

Fantastic Milford football season ends

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HUDSON – The amazing turnaround by the Milford High football team has to be recognized, even after Sunday night’s Division II playoff, 32-19, loss at Alvirne. Remember, this is a program that went 2-6 a year ago and graduated its entire backfield and one of the top linemen in the state ...

Souhegan runs wild over Bow in playoff win

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BOW – For the second straight week, the Bow High School football team manhandled Souhegan up front ... For one quarter. The result in Saturday’s Division II state quarterfinal painfully familiar for the No. 4 Falcons, who like a week ago in the regular season finale, were dominated by the ...

Penalty kicks decide state championship

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NASHUA – One post and one crossbar. As if the concept of settling a state championship on penalty kicks wasn’t inherently cruel enough, Milford High’s anguish was taken a step further Sunday afternoon here at Stellos Stadium. The difference between the Division champ and runner-up ...

Milford steamrolls Sanborn

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The Spartans played a monster defensive game, holding Sanborn to a mere 93 yards of offense over the sloppy going in Kingston and winning 34-7. Alex Taylor (three sacks) and Colton Burrows dominated up front for Milford, which is now 5-2 on the year. Owen Zalenski paced Milford, which ...

Sabers hang on, knock off Hollis

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AMHERST – Robin Bowkett and his staff could take a bow for their halftime adjustments to the Souhegan High defensive scheme. Or they could be honest and tell the truth. Friday night’s 35-28 comeback win over Hollis Brookline had a lot more to do with the players than any X’s and/or ...

Hollis Brookline stops Spartans

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HOLLIS – In the game of soccer, your big chance doesn’t come that often, so you had better take advantage of it – especially when your team is in protect mode. Hollis Brookline High School junior forward Tasha White did just that in Monday’s 1-0 Cavalier win over rival Milford. White ...

Amherst’s Wason a state champ

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Charles Wason, 13, of Amherst would not be denied, winning the 2018 U14 state championship in the Elks Boys Soccer Shoot, Sunday in Dover. The chilly temps did little to slow down Wason, who scored 43 points, the second most in any division on the day. Cameron Bastien, the Boys U12 champ ...

Lohnes lights it up at right time

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The huge. 43-33, win Saturday evening over Pelham basically kept the Sabers in the race at 3-3. Now Friday night’s home date with Hollis Brookline is immense. “The win was one we needed for sure, but we really need to win the rest of our games,” said Sabers QB John Lohnes, who ran for ...

Urda sparkles, Spartans roll

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MILFORD – A week ago Milford High hung 47 points on rival Souhegan. Friday night, a dominant Spartans’ 34-6 victory over Kennett High of Conway was all about defense. No better evidence could be found than in the final minute of the first half. Kennett took over at the Spartans’ 31 ...

UNH has life thanks to Knight

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So few athletes/coaches dare to look ahead publicly and think, “what if?” so we shall do it for them. The University of New Hampshire football team, 0-4 coming into the weekend, drilled Holy Cross Saturday as Amherst’s Trevor Knight returned behind center. Coach Sean McDonnell talked ...

Ex-coach fights to stop injuries

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NASHUA – He’ll be at a high school football game near you, likely around the entrance to the field or stadium, or the nearby parking lot. Perhaps even more than one on any given autumn weekend. If you see former Alvirne High School football assistant Jock Patterson, he’s not trying to ...

Roundup: Spartan volleyballers roll on

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Volleyball Milford 3, Pelham 0 The Spartans, now 10-1, rolled to their eighth straight victory, 25-11, 25-14 and 25-17. Robyn Krafft served five aces, while Isabel Philbrick smacked six Spartan kills. Kailyn Chamberlin dished out 11 assists. Girls Soccer WLC 3, Concord Christian ...

Rollins sets new horseshoe milestone

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What a year it was in the Milford Horseshoe League. Top scorer Forrest Rollins rewrote the record books, the first 3,000-point scorer in league history and the first to ever average over 20.0 points per round. The league celebrated Rollins’ 20.0123 average at the end of year tournament, ...

Spartans win, but Souhegan loses thriller

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AMHERST – Attempt No. 1 did not go well. The Alvirne High double pass disintegrated into the Souhegan turf late in the first half when receiver Jack Regan saw quarterback Kyle Gora’s overhand lateral slip right through his fingers for a lost fumble. Regan got a reprieve, and he made the ...