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On the mat with … HB’s Zack Brickner

HB Sports

As far as critics go, Zack Brickner might be his toughest. The Hollis Brookline senior has delivered a sparkling 40-6 mark on the season, a Division II state championship and most recently, reached the finals of the New Hampshire Meet of Champions. Still, in falling to two-time state champ ...

Special day for Andy Almonte at MOCs

Merrimack Sports

Merrimack High brought eight wrestlers to the New Hampsire Meet of Champions. Three placed, two qualified for New Englands and one enjoyed a very special memory. The top three finishers in each weight class move on to the New Englands, and the top six collected medals at the ...

Dozen area wrestlers place at Division II State Wrestling Meet

Cabinet Sports

GOFFSTOWN – When the Granite State’s high school wrestling elite convene Saturday at Nashua South High School for the Meet of Champions, Cabinet Country will be well-represented. A dozen wrestlers total from Milford High and Souhegan High earned their trips to the MOC with solid ...

It’s time to return to two divisions

Cabinet Sports

GOFFSTOWN — Nobody appreciates the battle turned in daily, the grind, the physical and emotional wear-and-tear every high school wrestler endures from the first week of December all the way through February. It can be a brutal, character-building ride. So you can understand the powers ...

Clutch win for WLC boys keeps playoff hopes alive

Cabinet Sports

Dangling at the bottom of the Division IV playoff picture in a clump of 6-11 teams, the Wilton-Lyndeborough boys delivered a huge 65-37 victory over Nute on Monday to all but assure a spot in the upcoming state tourney. The Warriors finished the regular season at 7-11. The news is not so ...

Sabers’ Paquette charges to finish

Cabinet Sports

If you want to stir some emotion in Souhegan High School girls hockey coach Kelli Braley, just ask her about the program’s leading scorer, senior Shannon Paquette. “You want to make me cry?” Braley said. That’s the reality Braley faces after this season, as the Sabers’ benchmark ...

Wrestling pair advances to MOC

Bedford Sports

LONDONDERRY – Bedford High sent eight wrestlers to the Division I State Meet Saturday and a pair advanced to this week’s state Meet of Champions. Both senior William Theodore and junior Jack Carrozzi grabbed fifth-place finishes for the Bulldogs, who finished in 14th place as a ...

Bedford nordic skiers: Let it snow

Bedford Sports

The Bedford High School nordic ski team hosted its home race at Waterville Valley last Thursday instead of at Earl Legacy Park in Bedford, where in previous winters a majority of the Southern New Hampshire high school races have been held. All races that were planned for Legacy this winter ...

Suozzo gets point for TF Moran in win

Bedford Sports

Boys Grades 3-4 TF Moran 12, Adina Day Spa 9 Joey Suozzo ran the point well and scored a pair for the winners. Pierce Connolly netted eight and Jack Bergeron had two points in the win. LAER-Beauchemin 20, Learning Adventures 10 Joseph Leland, Alex Stewart, Camden Santos and Dominic ...

Cavaliers reign above all at Division II State Meet

HB Sports

GOFFSTOWN – Okay, so perhaps the Hollis Brookline wrestling squad wasn’t seen as the absolute favorite to win the Division II state championship at Goffstown High School on Saturday. But coach Brian Bumpus’ Cavaliers were expected to be right at the center of the hunt for the crown. And ...

Tomahawk trio wins state titles

Merrimack Sports

GOFFSTOWN ­– Team greatness may have eluded the Merrimack High wrestling team. That did nothing to stop three Tomahawks from delivering individual championships on Saturday at Goffstown High in the Division II State Meet. At 132 pounds, senior Andy Almonte simply dominated. Almonte ...

Middle school matmen step up game at States

Merrimack Sports

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team finished sixth out of 31 teams in the recent New Hampshire Middle School Meet of Champions at Kearsarge Regional Middle School. Eighth grader Gavin Ross pinned his way to a title with one of the fastest pins of the whole tournament at nine ...

Tomahawks’ Grover gunning for state bowling championship

Merrimack Sports

A top finish in the “medal flight” of the 2018 NHIAA Bowling State Championships whetted the appetite for success of Merrimack High’s Mike Grover. This time around, on his home lanes Saturday at Merrimack Ten-Pin, Grover is hunting even bigger game. Grover leads six different ...

Dias, Kennedy, Cavs tracksters tune up for indoor State Meet

HB Sports

With the state meet looming today on Super Bowl Sunday, several area track athletes took the Sweet Oval at UNH for one final tuneup. Hollis Brookline, Milford and Souhegan competed in the morning session. Souhegan’s Arielle Zlotnick was the lone individual winner on the girls side, ...

Souhegan boys fall at Pelham

Cabinet Sports

PELHAM – A matchup with 7-2 Souhegan traveling to 9-2 Pelham, at least on paper, certainly could have or should have made for one of those special late January nights. The Souhegan boys just didn’t see it that way. The Sabers struggled early then got rocked to sleep in a sluggish third, ...

South-Pelham skaters edge North-Souhegan

Cabinet Sports

NASHUA -- They are becoming the Kings of Comebacks. The Nashua High School South-Pelham hockey team lately hasn’t gotten rattled trailing by multiple goals. They rallied from a three goal deficit the other day to beat Alvirne-Milford, but Monday night was even more special for them as they ...

Let’s go Pats!

Cabinet Sports

There’s no doubting how fierce a pair of Patriots fans that Braylon Cudworth, left, of Hollis, and Sean Fiffield, right, of Milford really are. The pair woke up at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday and got in line at 7 a.m. for the Super Bowl Sendoff at Gillette Stadium. It was cold, but the boys were ...

Tracksters tune up for Super Sunday championships

Cabinet Sports

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer With the state meet looming on Super Bowl Sunday, several area track athletes took the Sweet Oval at UNH for one final tuneup. Milford and Souhegan competed in the morning session. Souhegan’s Arielle Zlotnick was the lone individual winner on the girls ...

Legend returns to Granite State, well sort of

Bedford Sports

They came, but they did not see. That’s why midway through the first half of Saturday’s men’s basketball game at a packed Rivier Univeristy’s Muldoon Center, during a ridiculous delay with an officiating issue, the fans began to shout, “Where’s Calhoun?” Good question. The ...

Santos, Jodoin deliver for TF Moran in hard-fought win

Bedford Sports

Boys Grades 3-4 TF Moran 16, LAER Beauchemin Realty 12 At one point late in the second half, LBR tied the score at 12-12, erasing a 10-point halftime hole. However, TF Moran pulled away down the stretch to win. Camden Santos was huge off the backboards and played solid defense for LBR, ...