HB Sports

Dodgers primed for strong summer

The New England Independent Baseball League has been around since earlier this decade when it replaced New Hampshire Senior Babe Ruth’s Southern League. But each summer brings at least slight changes to the list of teams which compete in the wood bat league. And the 2019 campaign will ...

Boys tennis reaches state title match

MANCHESTER – A few weeks ago, Hollis Brookline junior Cole Lorig couldn’t have envisioned the spot he’d be in last Thursday. But there he was, on the courts at Manchester West High School, with a chance to get the clincher to put the Cavaliers back in the Division II finals. Lorig ...

Super Silver Knights summer of action set at Holman Stadium

NASHUA – The ledgers are being pushed aside. The legal papers put away. The sales contracts given a day off, for now. Why? In the world of the Nashua Silver Knights, it’s time for baseball, not franchise sales, hirings and firings. Finally. After a tumultuous off season of front ...

Volleyballers pick right time to raise game

HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline Cavaliers are peaking, and the state playoffs are right on the doorstep. The Cavs have ripped off four straight wins to move to 10-4 with only two matches left in the regular season. Hollis Brookline moved to 10-4 with game scores of 25-11, 25-6 and 25-11. ...

Cavaliers surge forward among Division II ranks

HOLLIS – On, over, in. And win. That’s the theme right now for the Hollis Brookline High School baseball team. They’ll get enough base runners, move them along, and get them home. It’s worked so far as they’re 8-1 in Division II following their fourth one-run victory of the season ...

Cavs’ baseball, softball rolling up early victories

Softball: Hollis Brookline 16, Bow 6 – The Cavaliers (3-3) mounted a 20-hit attack. rallying from a 5-1 hole to with their third straight game. Seven different Cavaliers multiple-hit games led by Skylar Mack (4 for 5), Cassidy Pigott (3 for 4, grand slam) and Kara Lukovits (3 hits). Ally ...

Cavalier girls roll into break after perfect beginning

HOLLIS – For the Hollis Brookline High School girls lacrosse team, there’s no time like the present. That’s because the future is now, on the tail end of a 10-day school vacation layoff. Last Thursday’s dominant 14-6 win over rival Windham was huge. So was the 19-0 blowout of ...

Mom runs, family rallies to help Dana-Farber

HOLLIS – As much as cancer, like most people, has affected her life, Carryl Roy had no idea of the magnitude of her quest until a water stop in last year’s Boston Marathon. “I stop at the station and the volunteer saw my singlet had “Dana-Farber” on it,” said Roy, a 41-year-old ...

Cavaliers’ boys tennis delivers huge statement

NASHUA – The loud roar Monday from the second floor overlooking the indoor courts at the newly renovated Longfellow Tennis Club told you all you needed to know. It told you that the Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis team had waited 10 months for that moment. HB’s No. 4 singles ...

Volleyball off to flying start

NASHUA – It may have taken a game and a half and a benching, but Hollis Brookline captain Mike Moscatelli took over the Cavaliers boys volleyball opener with Bishop Guertin on Tuesday night. The senior came out of the gate too amped up and made several mistakes in the opening set. He ...

Cavs’ volleyball young, athletic and ready to roll

Things are looking up for high school boys volleyball around the state. Locally, they’re looking pretty good, also. Last year, volleyball took a hit when Dover didn’t field a team as it had in the past. But the Green Wave is back, and now Farmington High School has added boys ...

Cavalier boys tennis is back and even better

Hollis Brookline High School boys tennis enjoyed a monster campaign in 2018, rolling to a 12-2 mark and reaching the Division II state title match. Ultimately, the Cavaliers fell to Souhegan, 7-2, in the title match, but No. 1 HB player Nic Vahe let it be known: “I’m really proud of all ...

Nashua Silver Knights revamp front office, prep for 2019 season

NASHUA - The John Creedon, Jr. ownership era of the Nashua Silver Knights has begun to take full hold as the team has named a former Nashua Pride pitcher, Dave Pahucki, as its new general manager and former Silver Knight third baseman Cam Cook as team/stadium operations manager. Creedon, who ...

Area duo hitting ring in quest to knock out cancer

Mike O’Malley was out in his neighborhood jogging on New Year’s Day, a sight that his neighbors weren’t quite used to. One said to his wife, “Looks like Mike has a New Year’s resolution.” To which she replied, “Not just any resolution – he thinks he’s a boxer.” Well, ...

Cavalier boys fall in state quarters

PENACOOK – The fairly lengthy bus ride home after its Division II quarterfinal-round tournament loss yesterday afternoon was likely a quiet and solemn one for the Hollis Brookline boys basketball team. But truth be told, coach Cole Etten and his Cavaliers had a great many reasons to be ...

Cavalier girls hope to rebound behind Balsamo

A year after winning the title, Hollis Brookline didn’t make it past the quarters this year but that may have had more to do with the draw – a tough quarterfinal opponent in eventual champion Hanover on the road – than anything else. Next season? All-State point guard Christina Balsamo ...

On the mat with … HB’s Zack Brickner

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 ...

Cavaliers reign above all at Division II State Meet

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 ...

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

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, ...

Legend returns to Granite State, well sort of

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 ...