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Milford, Souhegan bounced from playoffs, but season had high points

One local entity, the Milford High Spartans, can call themselves South Conference champions. The other, Souhegan High, owns a win over those same Spartans. Still, the high school football season came to an end prematurely for both as the Sabers and Spartans were eliminated in the Division II ...

Spartans volleyball rolls into semis before losing

Sixth-seeded Coe-Brown controlled the bulk of the action, ending the Milford High volleyball season in a 25-21, 13-25, 25-20, 25-21 state semifinals win. “They just were super tight today. They played tentative and it cost us,” said Spartans coach Mia Malafronte, whose club finished at ...

Souhegan’s Trudel fourth at NE meet

After winning the Division II and Meet of Champions titles, the Souhegan High girls had one more superb race in them, placing ninth at the recent New England Championships at Manchester, Conn. Teams and individual standouts from five of the six New England states – Massachusetts abstained ...

Flying Fischer delivers

NASHUA – About the only quiz Caroline Fischer has failed this fall was when the reporter asked her post-race on Saturday how many state or all-state championships she had won in four years at Bishop Guertin High School. She’s excused on that one. This is cross country, not calculus, and ...

Familiar story lines in postseason openers

In Division II football, it’s just like the great Yogi Berra said, “Deja vu all over again.” For the second straight year Alvirne High and Milford met in the final week in the season and will meet in the opening round of the playoffs. Ditto for Bow and Souhegan High. Played in the ...

Sabers’ brave run ends

Last Friday night’s Division II state semifinal field hockey upset of the top-seeded, defending champion Derryfield School might go down as one of the great victories in Souhegan High School history. It was also the most physically and emotionally draining ever, 80 minutes of field hockey ...

Milford girls in semis

With a spirited Division II girls soccer state quarterfinal knotted at 1-1, Kylie Freel netted the game-winner, sending Milford High back to the state semifinals. The Spartans, seeded fourth, now heads to Exeter on Thursday to battle top-seededHanover. Rachel Gizzonio had the other goal for ...

TOURNAMENT TRAIL BEGINS

Fasten your seatbelts, we’ve hit the local high school tourney trail in full swing, and one game this week certainly stands out. In Division II boys soccer, No. 4 Milford gets a bye (8-4-3) while No. 7 Hollis Brookline (10-5-1) hosts No. 10 Plymouth (7-8-1). In Division IV, ...

Football season heads into final week as playoffs loom

The final weekend of the high school football regular season looked to be a tumultuous one for both Milford and Souhegan high schools, and it certainly will be. Friday night, Alvirne High School invades Milford, carrying its own conference title hopes as well as those of both Pelham and ...

Souhegan advances on road to first championship

AMHERST – On Monday afternoon, the host Souhegan field hockey squad advanced its hunt for its program’s first state championship since 2007 with an impressive 2-0 shutout of visiting Pelham in Division II quarterfinal-round tournament play. The fourth-ranked locals busted a 0-0 deadlock ...

Teams prepare for second season as regular season winds down

In late October, victories on the football field become a bit more precious. And with two weeks to play in the New Hampshire high school regular season, a sense of urgency has certainly taken hold at both Souhegan and Milford high schools. The Spartans and Sabers return to action on Friday ...

Local squads prep for playoffs

While the field hockey playoffs are upon us, volleyball, boys soccer and girls soccer are headed to the regular-season finish this week. In volleyball, Milford High has rolled to a 13-2 mark with one match left in the regular campaign. The Spartans are staring at a first-round bye and ...

Field Hockey postseason starts

Maybe this will be the year. Maybe this will be the field hockey tourney season when the area finally has a team in the Division II finals. There hasn’t been one since Souhegan topped Portsmouth for what was then the Class I title back in 2007. But this year, it will take a lot of ...

Milford subdues Kennett, Souhegan falls in OT

In Division II South, an already crowded playoff mix welcomed Pelham, which knocked off Souhegan in overtime. Milford High defended the South’s rep and rocked unbeaten Kennett – in Conway – on Friday night, proving it has rebounded from the lone loss to Souhegan. The South is now 5-1 ...

Milford football team, senior citizens find common ground rooted in community

By HECTOR LONGO Staff Writer MILFORD – So you want to play football at Milford High, do you? Be prepared for a regimen of hard work on the field and community service off it. And be ready to be blown away in the process. That’s what happened to senior halfback Matt Hannon and so many ...

Souhegan dominant at Pelham Invitational

Ten teams competed in the Pelham Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday on the girls side. Only one dominated. The Souhegan High girls took four of the top five places, scoring just 19 points to roll to the title after sophomore Chloe Trudel rolled to victory in the 5k varsity event ...

Amherst Land Trust hosts 6th annual twilight challenge

The sixth annual Joe English twilight challenge, a full-moon fundraising race, on Oct. 12, 2019. “There are a series of distances that you can run,” explained longtime race runner, George Bower. “At 5pm, we start the six-hour run, the marathon and the six-hour relay.” The road race ...

Milford, Souhegan among contenders

One third of the Division II South regular season is in the books, and both Milford High and Souhegan High appear to be right where they had hoped. The Spartans were forced to go to overtime to knock off a gritty Pelham bunch on an extremely successful “New Hampshire Tackles Hunger” ...

Souhegan girls leading pack

We are at or near the midway point of the fall high school season, and it’s clear in many cases, where the local combatants are. Start with girls field hockey where, with a 4-0 win over Milford High, Souhegan made it seven straight victories. The Sabers are one of three teams without a ...

Amherst’s Knight getting shot at QB in CFL

Trevor Knight is starting his professional football career a little bit early. Knight, who was set to play in France beginning with training camp in January – and still may – is heading to Manitoba, on Monday to sign a two-year deal, plus a third-year option with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ...