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Merrimack Sports

Youth wrestlers battle at rugged New Englands

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program attended the 2019 Youth New England Wrestling Championships held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester recently. All competitors must qualify to wrestle at their individual state championships in each of the six states. The tournament is known as the ...

Merrimack future on ice looks bright

Perhaps the wait will be over a year from now. The Merrimack High hockey team has not been to a state championship game since 2013. Perhaps next year things might change. Why? That simple age-old graduation formula: Merrimack loses just one senior. Watch out for the Tomahawks. They won ...

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team competes

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team competed in the 2018 NH Middle School “Meet of Champions” state tournament held at Kearsarge Regional Middle School on Sunday March 17th. The wrestling Hatchets placed 6th as a team out of 31 teams represented with individual results below. Eighth ...

Tomahawks boys hoop falls at Spaulding

ROCHESTER – Come playoff time, the formula for the underdog road upset win in Division I boys basketball grows pretty standard: Play loose, defend with all you have, play with grit, be smart and make shots. Tuesday night before a super crowd at the Rochester Community Center, 14th-seeded ...

Gallant Merrimack hockey run ends in state semifinals

CONCORD - In retrospect, Wednesday night’s Division II hockey semifinal vs. No. 2 Dover for the Merrimack High School Tomahawks wasn’t about the present, it was about the future. It became pretty apparent early on in the Green Wave’s 8-1 win at Everett Arena that the upstart No. 6 ...

Special day for Andy Almonte at MOCs

Merrimack High brought eight wrestlers to the New Hampsire Meet of Champions. Three placed, two qualified for New Englands and one enjoyed a very special memory. The top three finishers in each weight class move on to the New Englands, and the top six collected medals at the ...

Tomahawk trio wins state titles

GOFFSTOWN ­– Team greatness may have eluded the Merrimack High wrestling team. That did nothing to stop three Tomahawks from delivering individual championships on Saturday at Goffstown High in the Division II State Meet. At 132 pounds, senior Andy Almonte simply dominated. Almonte ...

Middle school matmen step up game at States

Merrimack Middle School Wrestling team finished sixth out of 31 teams in the recent New Hampshire Middle School Meet of Champions at Kearsarge Regional Middle School. Eighth grader Gavin Ross pinned his way to a title with one of the fastest pins of the whole tournament at nine ...

Tomahawks’ Grover gunning for state bowling championship

A top finish in the “medal flight” of the 2018 NHIAA Bowling State Championships whetted the appetite for success of Merrimack High’s Mike Grover. This time around, on his home lanes Saturday at Merrimack Ten-Pin, Grover is hunting even bigger game. Grover leads six different ...

Merrimack team sharp

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program took home seven medals in the recent PJ Sora Armed Forces Memorial Wrestling Tournament. The MYA fourth graders made a strong showing with two crowned champions, Rhys Dewar and Liam Newman. Both breezed through their brackets with Dewar pinning three of ...

Tomahawks off to fast start

The Merrimack High School wrestling team got off to a solid start at the Milford Souhegan Invitational Tournament. Sophomore Anson Dewar won the 145-pound weight class, and he did it in style. Teammate Jake Newman also had a fine day, grabbing third place at 170 pounds. The Tomahawks, who ...

Trio lays it on line for T’hawks

MERRIMACK - So, you want to be a football lineman? Just talk to the nucleus of the Merrimack High School line, both on offense and defense, and they’ll show you the ropes. Three mainstays are junior Eric Griffin, plus seniors Colin Keefe and Joey Peters. “They’ve been pretty ...

Tomahawks hit field as preseason gets off to very wet start

A late start to the year and daily rain could curdle the outlook of even the most positive coach around. Or maybe it can’t. Merrimack High football coach Kip Jackson has too much work on his agenda to worry about things he can’t control. And right now, in the first week of the ...

Pfeifer finds his swing for Merrimack Legion Post 98

MERRIMACK – The high school season was a blur for Cody Pfeifer, a painful blur. Thankfully for the Merrimack High School senior-to-be, there is American Legion baseball. Playing third base, Pfeifer has been nothing short of sensational for Post 98, which is 6-4, hunting for a District B ...

Merrimack’s Grassini makes tough decision, sticks to baseball

When an athlete the caliber of Justin Grassini, yes that Justin Grassini (record 45 TD passes as a senior at Merrimack High) gives up football, you know the choice wasn’t easy. In fact, it was excruciating. And it might get a little tougher before it gets better. “It was a hard ...

Merrimack’s Gasper selected by Yankees in 20th round of draft

The wait was excruciating for Merrimack’s Mickey Gasper – again. But in the end, it was well worth it, as Gasper’s favorite childhood team, the New York Yankees, took him Wednesday in the 20thround of this week’s annual Major League Amateur Draft. “I grew up a Yankees fan, and ...

’Hawks tracksters reach New Englands

MERRIMACK – Most track and field athletes around the Granite State have called it a season Only the elite remain in competition. And when the best of the best hit the track at the University of New Hampshire in the New England Interscholastic Championships, Merrimack High School will be ...

Merrimack’s Schaller having major playoff impact for B’s

The TD Garden crowd roared. Merrimack’s Tim Schaller was on the ice, pummeling Toronto’s Ron Hainsey in the first period of Saturday night’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 2 7-3 destruction of the Maple Leafs. It was his second altercation of the game, as he also had taken on ...

Tomahawk baseball still after first victory of young season

Baseball Nashua North 8, Merrimack 0 The Titans move to 2-0 on the season after a shut down win, while Merrimack drops to 0-3. Joe Berman threw a complete game shut out allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out eight. Casey Lane, Trevor Kelly, and Will Brooks had multi hit games ...

Bernardini finds coaching home at Rivier

It’s been almost a year now. Yes, about 11 months since that historic night at Historic Holman Stadium. It was the last athletic event ever for Daniel Webster College, a single nine inning baseball game vs. local rival Rivier University. The Eagles rallied for a dramatic win, the two ...