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Merrimack Sports

MYA Wrestling produces 2 champions, 2 runners-up

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the Jon Spohn Memorial Wrestling Classic held at Salem High School in Salem on Sunday. This is a qualifying tournament for the Gene Mills Eastern Nationals and attracts great talent from the area. Merrimack sent 18 wrestlers to compete with ...

Merrimack wrestling takes third place at Milford-Souhegan

Three Merrimack wrestlers won championships in a field of 11 teams from around New England on Saturday at the 25th annual Milford-Souhegan Invitational. Merrimack finished as the top New Hampshire team at the tournament with three champions - Julien Hovan (138 pounds), Dom Damata (195) and ...

Sports Talk

Floras provides a spark for SNHU men's basketball Merrimack graduate Dimitri Floras, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, has played a major role in the Southern New Hampshire University men's basketball team's 6-0 start to the season. Heading into Wednesday night's game at Stonehill, Floras has averaged ...

Tomahawks ready to wrestle

By Merrimack Journal staff Merrimack opened the wrestling season on Wednesday and the team hopes to take advantage of some strong returners, along with promising newcomers this season. The Tomahawks lost 14 seniors - most notably standout and Meet of Champions runner-up Mitchell McMahon - to ...

Merrimack Soccer Club to hold tryouts

Merrimack Soccer Club is part of the Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) soccer program, which is divided into a recreational league and Merrimack SC. As an all-volunteer organization, the Merrimack SC mission is to provide the children of Merrimack the opportunity to gain a high-level of ...

Among the best; Fischer claims 49th at Nike Cross Country Nationals

By Merrimack Journal staff Caroline Fischer is only a freshman, but she can run among the top teenagers in the country. Fischer, a Bishop Guertin freshman and native of Merrimack, finished 49th out of 199 finishers at the Nike Cross Country Nationals on Saturday at Glendoveer Golf Course in ...

Riv tops DWC in final chapter of women’s basketball rivalry

By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA - The final chapter wasn't one the Daniel Webster College women's basketball team will want to re-read. The Rivier University-DWC women's basketball rivalry ended in one-sided fashion on Nov. 22, with the Raiders rolling, 81-66, at Riv's Muldoon Center. It was, ...

Merrimack Soccer Club to hold tryouts

Merrimack Soccer Club is part of the Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) soccer program, which is divided into a recreational league and Merrimack SC. As an all-volunteer organization, the Merrimack SC mission is to provide the children of Merrimack the opportunity to gain a high-level of ...

NHIAA all-state volleyball teams

DIVISION I Player of the Year Lauren Hatch, Concord Coach of the Year Mike McDonnell, Exeter. JV Coach of the Year Matt Box, Bishop Guertin. First team Amanda Wetmore, Alvirne; Jill Rabasco, Bishop Guertin; Caitlyn Shea, Concord; Lauren Hatch, Concord; Mary Zlotosch, Dover; Sydney Johnson, ...

NH Tennis Academy offers new scholarship

If asked to locate the top tennis academies on a map, most people would quickly point to Florida, Texas, or California. For years, serious junior players have had to travel out of New England to find suitable tennis training centers. Which is why New Hampshire Tennis Academy founder and ...

’Hawks ousted in OT

BEDFORD - The Tomahawks were one play away. Clinging to a touchdown lead with only 2.9 seconds left on the clock, Merrimack watched Bedford's last-gasp pass fall incomplete and the Tomahawks began to celebrate a trip to the Division I championship game. The jubilation was short-lived, ...

Jolly named student athlete of the month

NASHUA - Elise Jolly, a senior at Merrimack, and Patrick Gillis, a senior at Exeter High School, have been named the Apple Therapy Student Athletes of the Month for October. Jolly is a member of the Tomahawks volleyball team, and just set the state record for most blocks. She has also run ...

Merrimack volleyball sweeps away South, falls at Dover in QF

By GEORGE SCIONE Staff Writer MERRIMACK - On paper, it was supposed to be a relatively easy 3-0 win for sixth-seeded Merrimack. The Tomahawks may have recorded that three-set win in their Division I preliminary round match on Oct. 26, but there was nothing easy about it. Eleventh-seeded ...

Grassini ties TD record

By ANDREW SYLVIA Correspondent MERRIMACK - Merrimack quarterback Justin Grassini recorded a pair of touchdown passes in a 39-16 victory over Goffstown, giving him a share of the NHIAA record for TD passes in a season. Coming into the game with 33 passing touchdowns, Grassini's 34th appeared ...

High School Highlights

Girls Volleyball Merrimack 3, Keene 0 The Tomahawks improved to 11-5 on Monday after a 25-10, 25-21, 25-7 victory. Elise Jolly paced with win with 11 kills and nine digs while Joanne Bonner added nine service aces with four kills. Also contributing were: Paddie Lacey (five kills), Alli Marino ...

Merrimack dismantles Pinkerton

DERRY - The numbers were gaudy. The win was a landmark. Justin Grassini exploded for nine touchdown passes - including seven in the first half - and Merrimack rolled to a 68-29 victory at Pinkerton in Friday's Division I clash. Merrimack's sixth straight win ensures the Tomahawks (6-1) of a ...

Craft fair or be square

My mother-in-law always started her Christmas shopping in October and finished it before she bought her Thanksgiving turkey. Over the years, the wisdom of that approach became obvious. Why battle traffic and crowded stores, not to mention snow and ice, in December? That's why the Great New ...

Jolly sets state career blocks record in win over South

Girls Volleyball Merrimack 3, South 1 The Tomahawks moved to 6-3 on Sept. 27 with a 21-25, 25-18, 25-19, 25-23 win. Meanwhile, senior Elise Jolly set a state career blocks record, her five in this match giving her 238 for her career. She also had 18 digs and 19 kills. Also for Merrimack, ...

Merrimack rocks Salem

By BEN LEVINECorrespondent MERRIMACK - The Merrimack football team certainly proved it belongs in the title-contenders conversation Friday night. Led by quarterback Justin Grassini, Merrimack's offense picked apart Salem's secondary as the Tomahawks topped the previously-undefeated Blue ...