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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 ...

Hollis Brookline winter teams are off and running

Three champs for Cavalier wrestling The Hollis Brookline wrestling team finished third at the recent Milford Souhegan Wrestling Invitational Tournament. The Cavaliers crowned three individual champions on the day, taking their spot in the 13-team tournament behind champion Coventry, ...

Huge start on mat for HBHS

The Hollis Brookline High wrestlers got to business recently at the Milford Souhegan Invitational. Above, Owen MacMillan is on his way to an impressive win by fall in the 220-pound championship match. Below, Cavalier teammates Scott Anneser and Tyler St. Pierre tangle in the 170-pound title ...

Veteran Sabers anchor the offensive line

When you’ve invested as much time and energy to a specific craft, say in this case offensive line play, senior year takes on a whole new meaning. Souhegan’s Ries Grondstra and Vincent Bowman each have realized this could be it. The Sabers’ returning starting center and left tackle took ...

Souhegan shoots again for push to postseason

The second season of Robin Bowkett’s tenure as head football coach at Souhegan High commences this week. There is no talk of a sophomore slump or any kind of a step backwards. “Year Two of a culture and a system,” said Bowkett. “It has to make things a lot easier than in Year ...

Numbers are down but optimism reigns

Coach Chris Lones is always about playing the hand he’s dealt. So when his Hollis Brookline High School football team came together for official practice for the first time this week, it was upbeat and fast-paced, even with the constant periods of rain. “Our numbers are lower than ...

Worcester Poly rower Fox earns prestigious honor

Worcester Poly Tech sophomore Brandon Fox of Hollis earned a spectacular honor recently. The Engineers’ rower was named a prestigious NERC All-Scholar Award winner. The NERC All-Scholar award recognizes the student-athlete from each program that holds the highest cumulative grade ...

Cavs’ coaching carousel hits baseball team

Sometime results do matter in high school when it comes to coaching. At Hollis Brookline, the climate for baseball has become more and more tenuous, as the Cavaliers have failed to make the tournament the last three years. Possibly as result, the coach of the last two of those seasons, Rich ...

Gallant charge by Cavalier girls ends in state final loss

MANCHESTER – Trailing by three with 12:46 to play, Hollis Brookline midfielder CeCe Fetter intercepted a Portsmouth pass in the Cavaliers defensive zone and sprinted downfield for a goal on the other end. A clutch play by the Cavaliers lone senior that cut No. 2 Portsmouth’s lead to two ...

Hollis Brookline High track teams step up at Pelham meet

The Hollis Brookline track teams took part in the Pelham High Invitational over the weekend with several fine performances turned in during the first big meet of spring. Lily Jackson took third place on the girls side in the discus. The sophomore sent the disc flying 104-feet, 9-inches on her ...

Hollis Brookline High junior Menard relishes alpine crown

HOLLIS – The snow is dripping away here in Southern New Hampshire, but Hollis Brookline High School alpine ski champion Stephanie Menard isn’t about to hang the skis up just yet. “I think I’ve got at least two more weekends in me,” said Menard, who spent last weekend taking first ...

High hopes for HBHS tennis

The Hollis Brookline boys bring everyone back from a tennis team that reached the semifinals a year ago. Coach Jim McCann’s crew will be bolstered by some young talent, that will certainly push the regulars to be even better in 2018. That certainly bodes well. It might take a little time ...

Simco, HB boys close in on top spot in Division II race

The Hollis Brookline boys basketball team continues to roll on toward the Division II upcoming playoffs. Behind electric senior forward Matt Simco, the Cavaliers put up two more wins to inch closer to the top seed in the playoffs. Here’s a quick look at their recent action. Hollis ...

Hollis Brookline girls struggle, advance

HOLLIS — A veteran coach like Bob Murphy understands he got away with one Tuesday night in the opening round of the Division II state playoffs. And his lone senior, co-captain Joanna Balsamo, certainly did too. “It’s a reality check,” said Balsamo of the No. 2 Cavaliers’ ...

Boys, girls hoop red-hot at Hollis Brookline

Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Hollis Brookline High School seem to be sprinting toward home playoff dates as the regular eason winds down. Each enjoyed 2-0 weeks. Here’s a look at the action in all the sports. Boys Basketball Hollis Brookline 55, Souhegan 32 The ...

Cavalier girls surge to top in Division II

Here’s a look at the highlights from this week’s varsity action at Hollis Brookline High School. Girls Basketball Hollis Brookline 60, Kearsarge 32 Brodie Kelley (24 points, 11 rebounds) and Joanna Balsamo (22 points, 11 rebounds) both recorded double doubles to lead the Cavaliers ...

Cavalier matmen 4th at Milford

MILFORD -- After opening up with a pair of tidy dual-meet victories last week, Hollis Brookline High School’s wrestlers delivered a solid fourth-place effort in the rugged, 12-team Milford-Souhegan Invitational Meet on Saturday. Hollis Brookline didn’t have an individual champion but it ...