Cabinet Sports

New era in baseball blasts off

It was probably in early to mid-May when then-Souhegan High School head baseball coach Bill Dod sat down in a meeting with trusted assistants Tom Walker and Mike Beliveau. He wanted either of them to take over the program for the future as Dod had already announced that his 50-year coaching ...

Rivier hoop star rewrites record book

NASHUA ­– When it comes to Kaylee Kacavas, Rivier University women’s basketball coach Paul Williams doesn’t mince words. “She’s the best player who has ever played at Rivier,” Williams said. “Or at least she’s in the conversation.” Williams is careful not to insult ...

Milford seeks volleyball coaches for fall season

Milford High School is now accepting applications for the following positions in the fall of the 2019-20 school year: Varsity Girls Volleyball and JV Girls Volleyball. The Spartans volleyball program has been extremely successful recently, reaching the Division II state championship game this ...

Milford’s Williams will run at Division 1 Stony Brook

MILFORD ­– With Division 1 college athletics in her personal genetic makeup, Viankah Williams often heard about and fantasized about “the dream.” “Seeing it come to life is just a totally different story. That’s just crazy,” beamed the Milford High track sensation. Williams ...

Winter season comes to close

AMHERST – Souhegan High boys basketball coach Peter Pierce, even as his season came to a close prematurely, sounded like a man still in it for the long haul. Immediately after the Sabers’ elimination, he talked about the team and the program’s commitment to defense. It’s a choice ...

Souhegan’s Paquette first team All-State

The Girls Hockey All-State Team has been released, and two area players are on it. Souhegan senior scoring forward Shannon Paquette made First Team while Sabers defenseman Clare Woodford was an Honorable Mention. The team is as follows: PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Carissa Towlson, Exeter. COACH ...

Roller-coaster season for Admirals closes in playoff loss

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – In the game of hockey, it takes only a split second to change one’s fortunes. Sometimes even less than that. Oyster River’s Liam Spurling scored the tying goal with just two-tenths of a second left on the second period clock, and the No. 9 Bobcats took that ...

Weird end to Spartans’ February

HOLLIS – It has to go down as one of the most miserable months of February in history. And yet, the Milford High boys basketball team survived. Even with the Spartans’ seventh straight loss to close out the regular season. The hosts from Hollis Brookline High hadn’t won a game in ...

Souhegan’s Trudel opens eyes at New Englands

The ground around us may not look like it, but the outdoor track season is now upon us. The indoor season for the region’s elite track athletes concluded Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston with the New England Interscholastic Championships. Chloe Trudel of Souhegan ran a ...

Silver Knights sold to Worcester owner

NASHUA – A Nashua Silver Knights off-season of upheaval and change has been hit with the ultimate new development: Owner Drew Weber has announced he is in the process of selling the Futures Collegiate League franchise to Worcester Bravehearts owner John Creedon, Jr. The team, both Weber ...

Eliminated from playoffs by Lebanon-Stevens-Kearsarge

GOFFSTOWN – All in all, considering the whirlwind that the Souhegan High girls hockey team had been through, it wasn’t that bad a spot to be in, down 5-4 with six minutes left in the state tourney first-rounder with Shannon Paquette streaking down right wing on a partial ...

Admirals fall, set for playoffs

TYNGSBOROUGH, Mass. – It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the Admirals lately. But the Alvirne-Milford boys hockey team is hoping the second season will be their better season, after limping into the Division II tournament with four straight losses, including Saturday’s 8-3 ...

Oyster River stops Souhegan

AMHERST – The Souhegan Sabers kept things close, but ultimately couldn’t come up with a win, falling 58-52 to Oyster River on Friday night. Things remained tight throughout much of the contest, with the both teams taking 27 points apiece into the halftime break, with Souhegan senior ...

Infinity swimmers at top of their game

Infinity Swim Club of Milford participated in the New England NSSC Regional Meet at St. John’s Prep in Danvers Mass., recently. In order to be eligible to swim at this meet, swimmers must achieve certain time standards for their age group. In all, 52 swimmers from Infinity Swim Club, ages ...

Solid season finale on mat

NASHUA – Souhegan High School sent four wrestlers to this past weekend’s NHIAA Meet of Champions, and two Sabers found their way to the podium. Junior James Raiser closed out his year at 24-14 and claimed fourth place overall in the meeting of the state’s top mat competitors. Raiser, ...

Dozen area wrestlers place at Division II State Wrestling Meet

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

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

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

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 ...

Souhegan boys fall at Pelham

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, ...