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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 ...

Dear NHIAA: Pump up rivalries

To the powers that be in the NHIAA, please forward your complaints to one Tom King, care of The Telegraph. His brilliant coverage of the Nashua area athletes has again driven me to this plea. It seems like once a year I write this. Perhaps I should “Andy Dufresne” it and increase my ...

Spartans, Sabers start 2-0

Opening a football game with five straight scoring drives will generally result in a victory and that was the case for the Milford Spartans on Friday night, earning a solid 35-13 win over Manchester West. After starting their first drive on the West 30-yard line, the Spartans needed just two ...

Trudel shines at XC invitational

Souhegan High sophomore Chloe Trudel had a spectacular Sunday, coasting home to victory in the Bobcat Invitational Cross Country Meet, hosted by Oyster River High School at Demmerit Hills Farm in Lee. Trudel covered the 5k in 19:41, cranking out the big win on a very tough course and helping ...

Bowkett fired up for CHaD

There is no switch that needs to be flipped, no prodding necessary. Robin Bowkett gets after it. He supplies the self-motivation. Take this past summer. Bowkett had seen the 2018 CHaD All-Star Game as a fan for the first time. He liked what he saw, so the Souhegan High School football coach ...

Ready for football

Milford High football is much less about secrecy than it is just raw power. Opponents might have to get used to that fact in 2019. We get a glimpse of this year’s Spartans on Friday night (7 p.m.) as they host Hollis Brookline, a pass-happy, wide-open opponent that probably has kept Milford ...

Fall season previews for local teams

Division II field hockey Milford Coach: Betsey Kallfelz Returning Starters: Sophia Renda, Sr.,goalie; Mykaela Cederberg, Sr., midfield; Caroline Boudreau, Sr., midfield; Abigail Forrence, Sr., midfield; Sydney Kolasinski, Sr., forward; Jenna D’Angelis, Sr., forward; Cora Holtshouser, ...

Granite State Swim Association Championships

The Granite State Swim Association State Championships were held Aug. 2-4 at Keyes Park pool in Milford. Results for the event were not yet posted on the GSSA website as of Tuesday night, but will be published as soon as they are made available. Isabel Whitehead from Milford eyes swim team ...

End of an era

LYNN, Mass. – The season had just come to a crushing end and the Nashua Silver Knights had to endure one more hurdle before leaving Fraser Field. They had to wait for Futures League Joe Paolucci handing out awards for FCBL MVP, Reliever of the Year, and Manager of the Year before retiring ...