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Merrimack Sports

Tomahawks taking on new looks this spring

MERRIMACK - Merrimack High School athletic director Mike Soucy is walking around during early spring season tryouts with a big grin. Why? Because he feels his baseball and softball programs are in great, not just good, hands. It was a tough off-season for both sports after a tough 2018 ...

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, ...

Stapelfeld steps up her game at Simmons University

Meanwhile, heading to the GNAC where former Hollis Brookline standout Cassandra Stapelfeld had a superb season at Simmons University after transferring in the summer from Endicott College. Stapelfeld was named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Second Team. ...

Merrimack Youth Wrestling Competes in NHWAY State Championships

Rhys Dewar and Bennett Meehan earn state champ titles The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program attended the annual NHWAY State Championships held at Nashua South High School in Nashua, NH on February 24, 2019. Top four placers qualified to compete in the Youth New England Wrestling Championships ...

Tomahawk girls to rise, but BG still tough at top

It’s never too early when it comes to the ever competitive New Hampshire high school girls basketball field. A tweet went out from the Manchester Memorial girls basketball program late Tuesday morning that stated “Only five days into the offseason and already five teams have committed to ...

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 ...