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Talented duo leads pack in Sabers’ bid to replace Lohnes

The way Souhegan High football coach Robin Bowkett sees it, both Luke Manning and Austin Jain should play pretty big roles for the Sabers this fall. He’s just not sure where. “The great thing is that the guy who doesn’t make it can make the move to receiver and really help us out,” ...

Mutts drop tough summer opener

AMHERST – Summer baseball is about individuals putting in the time, honing their craft, working on their game. Getting better. Roy Santiago shattered that mold shortly after he and the Nashua Chiefs held off the Souhegan Valley Mutts, 4-3, on opening night in the New England Independent ...

Batchelder hopes Silver Knights’ summer will re-ignite his game

NASHUA – The road back from injury is always a bumpy one, as Amherst’s Owen Batchelder is finding out. A summer with the Nashua Silver Knights might make that road a bit smoother. At least that’s what the soon-to-be Northeastern University junior hopes. “I tried to get back into the ...

Let the (Granite State) Games begin!

Ahhh, the Games people play. These Games, the Granite State Games, are a good thing. Believe it or not, Bishop Guertin High School girls soccer coach Pat Mulcahy’s vision began its fifth year on Monday, giving student athletes a chance at scholarship money (about $4,000 involved) and the ...

Wilton-Lyndeborough girls stun unbeaten Epping for state title

PLYMOUTH – There’s a time-tested sports adage which states that “If you want to be the best you need to beat the best.” And that old saw was never more true than it was for the Wilton-Lyndeborough softball squad as it strode into the Division IV championship game against the ...

Sabers’ Goddard rules on the court

The high school tennis season officially came to an end late this week with two local doubles teams bowing in the boys and girls finals, respectively. However, earlier in the week, for the second straight year, Souhegan High School has a boys state singles tennis champion. Junior Sam ...

Cavaliers win baseball title; Sabers, Spartans should be improved

Monday’s Division II baseball title game between Hollis Brookline and Bow High School at Manchester’s Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, a 5-4 Falcons walkoff win, was a true classic, right down to one last pitch. But now all the signs will look to next season with perhaps the hopes the two ...

New Hampshire All-State baseball teams announced

DIVISION II FIRST TEAM Connor Blandini, sr., Bow; Ben Harris, jr., Bow; Jack Plourde, sr., ConVal; Joey perras, jr., Hanover; Nolan Gantrish, jr., Hanover; Henri Boudreau, jr., Hollis Brookline; Brett Patnode, jr., John Stark; Nate Isabelle, sr., Kennett; Derek Dascoulias, sr., Kennett; ...

Milford’s Krafft, Robinson cruise to victory at states

DURHAM – After two years of having to be satisfied with runner-up trophies, the Milford High girls track and field squad strode confidently into the 2019 Division II Track and Field Championships at the University of New Hampshire on Saturday feeling like it just might be able to outdistance ...

Playoff action erupts

For some local high school tournament teams, there’s no tomorrow. For others, they have to wait until Thursday – or actually Saturday – to begin their post season title quests. Welcome to the 2019 local high school spring tournament season, as baseball, softball and lacrosse start their ...

Sabers razor sharp in playoff victory

AMHERST – Sometimes being a defending champion can be a bit of a burden. If so, it’s one the Souhegan High School boys tennis team has handled well this spring. “It’s stressful but also not,” Saber No. 1 singles player Sam Goddard said after his team dispatched ConVal 8-1 in the ...

One final playoff push

Mere days remain in the high school softball, baseball and lacrosse regular seasons. It’s time to study who’s in and who’s out among the region’s high school teams. In softball, there is plenty of work to be done. In Division II, a hungry Milford High bunch, paced by ...

Bring on Granite State’s finest

All the drudgery of April and the amazingly awful weather are done. The heart of outdoor track season is upon us. The University of New Hampshire will host the NHIAA’s three State Championship meets this weekend. Friday at 4 p.m., the Division I boys and girls take center stage. On ...

Area sports fans lose on this one

An old friend passed away last week. The Manchester Monarchs were just that to many – a collective friend, an entertainment venue, and at one time part of a formula that made the area a hockey hotbed with their American Hockey League rivalry with the Lowell (Mass.) Lock Monsters and later ...

College: Hess, WPI fall in NCAAs

The present certainly was superb for the Worcester Poly Tech softball team, and thanks to a handful of area players, the future could be even brighter. Sophomores Katie Martin of Bedford and Kaitlyn Hess of Milford played huge roles this spring as WPI finished with a 33-11 mark, taking home ...

Milford lax still on playoff track

MILFORD – The Milford High School boys lacrosse team may be struggling. The fight for the Spartans to somehow reach the Division II playoffs wages on. Last Wednesday, the Milford High School boys lacrosse team battled against tough competitor Campbell and fell, 15-2. “The goal was like ...

Volleyball falls to 4-7 with loss to HB

AMHERST – Don’t look now, but the Hollis Brookline boys volleyball team, once 1-2 to start the year, is coming. The Cavaliers rolled over Souhegan on Monday night, 25-10, 25-22 and 25-23, moving to 7-4 on the year. “We focused, we’re playing hard and we’re improving,” said ...

Milford track teams strong

MILFORD - Athletes from seven schools across southern New Hampshire gathered for a meet at Milford High School. On the boys’ side, Hollis Brookline earned bragging rights in the with 129 overall points, 13 ahead of second-place Milford, Two-event winners included Milford senior Victor ...

Saber baseballers raising their game

Souhegan 5, Pelham 3: The Sabers (5-6) move up the win column in a rain shortened contest. Daniel Trzepacz (RBI) and Sam Corbett (RBI) showed their quick feet stealing three and two bases respectively. Kyan Bagshaw secured his first varsity hit and contributed three runs. Jacob Grassett struck ...

Krafft makes early discus statement

MILFORD - For some, qualifying for nationals seems far out of reach. Milford High junior Robyn Krafft, has proven that with hard work, any dream is possible. Recently at the inaugural Souhegan Invitational, Krafft won the discus, shocking even herself in the process. “I was hoping to ...