Sports

Ex-coach fights to stop injuries

Cabinet Sports

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

Cabinet Sports

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

Cabinet Sports

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

Cabinet Sports

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 ...

Roundup: Saber cross country 2nd

Cabinet Sports

Arielle Zlotnick and Chloe Trudel finished fourth and seventh respectively to lead the Souhegan girls cross country team to a second place finish among the 21 teams competing at the Bobcat Invitational on Saturday. Arielle crossed the line in 19:28, and Chloe in 19:35, both excellent times ...

Football season has arrived!

Cabinet Sports

It could not have come soon enough. The high school football season in New Hampshire kicks off Friday night and both area combatants will be in action. Both Souhegan High School and Milford High School enter the year on an optimistic note. Souhegan made the playoffs under first-year head ...

Excessive heat taking early toll on slate

Cabinet Sports

The heat is on, and most high school fall sports teams are off. Or at least their games are. Most high school athletic events in the area, with a few exceptions, were postponed due to the extreme heat and humidity on Tuesday. And the same may happen today. “We’ve faced this extreme ...

Veteran Sabers anchor the offensive line

HB Sports

When you’ve invested as much time and energy to a specific craft, say in this case offensive line play, senior year takes on a whole new meaning. Souhegan’s Ries Grondstra and Vincent Bowman each have realized this could be it. The Sabers’ returning starting center and left tackle took ...

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

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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 ...