Sports

Damata, Hovan off to New Englands

Merrimack Sports

NASHUA – Together, Merrimack High seniors Julien Hovan and Dom Damata have accomplished so much on the wrestling mat the past four seasons. The two aren’t done yet. Each has qualified for the New England Championships this weekend in Providence. The survivors punched their tickets here ...

Giant ice surface takes toll on Tomahawks in playoff defeat

Merrimack Sports

DURHAM – The tank was on ‘E’. It wasn’t the 10 a.m.start that did the Merrimack High School boys hockey team in on Wednesday in its 5-2 Division II prelim loss to Oyster River. No, it was the Whittemore Center’s Olympic sheet of ice. Its length has claimed many a visiting high ...

Grover takes fourth in state

Merrimack Sports

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer RAYMOND — At one point in his Final Four ladder match with Goffstown’s Ryan Gentes, Merrimack sophomore Mike Grover started to believe that it could be his day. The righty, seeded eighth coming into Saturday’s NHIAA Bowling State Championships, had ...

Milford senior earns trip to NEs

Cabinet Sports

By Hector Longo Staff Writer NASHUA – The from the moment Ricky DeBernardo traded in his football helmet for wrestling head gear in November was simple. Spend the first weekend in March in Providence. Not as a tourist or just a fan of high school wrestling. Last Saturday at the New ...

Saber girls take step one

Cabinet Sports

GOFFSTOWN – It was the Shannon Paquette Puck Show at Saint Anselm College’s Sullivan Arena on Tuesday night. And as a result, history was made. The Sabers forward scored four times to give Souhegan its first girls hockey tournament victory ever, 4-1, over St. Thomas-Winnacunnet in the ...

Len, Sabers miss playoffs

Cabinet Sports

AMHERST – Finishing at 7-11 in Division II, the Souhegan girls basketball team fell just short of the goal to qualify for the state playoffs. Coach Michael Heaney took an honest look at the finish and the situation. “We had a bit more than our share of injuries and illness and never ...

State’s finest track stars off to New Englands

Cabinet Sports

The hangover from an amazing Super Sunday, which had nothing to do with football, has worn off. The Souhegan High and Milford High girls track teams, last seen separated by .03 seconds for a state title in early February, have had ample time to recover. The elite athletes from both squads are ...

Alvirne-Milford point to hockey co-op team

Cabinet Sports

Alvirne athletic director Karen Bonney said after the game that on Friday the school filed paperwork with the NHIAA to co-op with another school, Milford, next year. Under the current co-op rules ,the combined enrollment of the two would place the Bronco-Spartan union into Division I next ...

DeBernardo, Goullette hungry on mat

Cabinet Sports

Milford High senior Ricky DeBernardo was hungry for this week, all the way back in December at the Milford Invitational Tournament. “The goal is to win the state championship,” said DeBernardo, who was third in the state last winter. “Everything I do between (December) and (this ...

Area girls teams struggle to finish

Cabinet Sports

The game result, a 42-24 Souhegan win over Timberlane Regional in girls basketball, was hardly the talk of Granite State hoop on Monday night. Around Amherst? The win has to be considered huge. Souhegan, at 7-9, slapped a loss on one of the Sabers’ key competitors in the Division II girls ...

Senior boys prepping for playoff run

Cabinet Sports

Every shot, every loose ball, every rebound, every dribble of the basketball takes on new meaning as March approaches. Especially for the seniors. “Our girls just had their senior night, and it was very emotional,” said Souhegan senior guard Andersen Greffard. “I know ours is coming ...

Williams leads 1-2 finish in long jump

Cabinet Sports

HANOVER – Viankah Williams’ hamstrings are just fine, thank you. The Milford High School junior electrified the Leverone Fieldhouse here at Dartmouth Sunday with her rousing anchor run in the 4x200. But it was earlier in the day, when Williams soared to victory with a long jump at 16-7 ...

Souhegan girls nip Milford

Cabinet Sports

HANOVER – The two best girls Division II indoor track teams practice together daily. They are friendly foes in schools that absolutely embrace the positivity of the rivalry. Sunday morning here at Dartmouth College, the teams turned track into big-screen style drama with Souhegan pulling ...

Sabers fall to streaking HB

Cabinet Sports

Boys Basketball Hollis Brookline 55, Souhegan 32 The Cavaliers continue to roll over their competition by getting their fifth straight win. Hollis Brookline had a ten point lead at halftime and went on a 25-4 run late in the game. Grant Snyder led the team with 14 points, JB Brackett ...

Bulldogs enjoy success at states

Bedford Sports

The Bedford boys track team had a huge Sunday at Dartmouth College, taking third overall in the Division I State Meet with 66 points. The Bulldogs picked up a pair of individual wins. Junior Aidan Kenny dominated the 600 meters, winning by nearly two seconds with a 1:23.36 clocking. His ...

Bedford boys hoop wins 10th straight

Bedford Sports

BEDFORD – Bedford’s Nolan Anderson was a match-up issue all night. The Bulldogs’ center showcased all the skills needed for an offensive player to score a game-high 22 points that included a separating sequence at the end of the third quarter into the fourth. That stretch included a ...

Boys, girls hoop red-hot at Hollis Brookline

HB Sports

Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Hollis Brookline High School seem to be sprinting toward home playoff dates as the regular eason winds down. Each enjoyed 2-0 weeks. Here’s a look at the action in all the sports. Boys Basketball Hollis Brookline 55, Souhegan 32 The ...

Tomahawks senior reaches career plateau

Merrimack Sports

MERRIMACK – Needing just one point to become the eighth Merrimack High School member of the 1,000-point club, Ian Cummings let visiting Salem know early just exactly to whom this night belonged. Even if he had no idea. Cummings swished a three from the top-left with his first shot of the ...

Eichman signs on to play football at UNH

Merrimack Sports

MERRIMACK – The University of New Hampshire football program has certainly gone national, recruiting from all over the nation. One of the things that makes coach Sean McDonnell’s program so special is that it continues to keep the Granite State’s top talent at home. Wednesday on ...

Koroma wins dash title

Merrimack Sports

Merrimack’s Johanna Koroma lived up to her all-state placing with a win in the 55 meters with a sizzling 7.52 clocking. The Bedford girls took fifth overall with 38 points. Bailey Carrillo was third in the 1000 meters at 3:10.96. Sophomore Melanie Hutchinson took fourth in the 300 with a ...