Experience makes difference
LONDONDERRY — Londonderry made sure that Timberlane’s boys basketball team lost its Cinderella slipper in the second half last Saturday afternoon.
DERRY — In its first game since Jan. 19 due to COVID-19 challenges, Pinkerton Academy's varsity Astros held on for a 48-45 win over Londonderry High School's Lancers.
Michelle Hart-Miller, the current Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Londonderry High School, has been named one of four finalists for 2021 NHSSCA National Coach of the Year.
Amy Lanouette was the MVP for the Derry New's sister paper, The Eagle-Tribune, last fall and she took her game to a higher level this season.
In the first true role of his young acting career, former Salem High football star Jason Martinez found himself sharing the screen with one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the last 30 years, two-time Oscar nominee and Boston royalty Mark Wahlberg
DERRY — Pinkerton 2021 lacrosse captains Justine Doyle, Abby Jowett and Caroline Daziel recently signed national letters of intent to continue their careers in college.
Like most high school athletes, Windham distance standout Rohan Rai was hugely disappointed when the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to athletics, in his case the track and field season.
SALEM — With the game, and a trip to the Division 1 state semifinals on the line, Salem’s Aidan McDonald had a hunch.
Windham High freshman Ava Sanchez had considered it, but she was far from convinced that she should run cross country in addition to playing field hockey, which has always been her No. 1 passion.
Freshman Sophia Ponzini was not expecting to start for the defending Division 1 state champion Windham field hockey team. Not at all.
Sanborn may have an unusually strong team — perhaps the strongest small school squad in decades — but it will still need to be in peak form to overtake Pinkerton as the king of area boys cross country.
(Editor’s note: We asked locals who ran the virtual Boston Marathon over the last few weeks to tell us about their experiences. Here are some of the inspiring stories that are worth telling).
The idea, when first tossed around by the Boston Athletic Association’s Chief Executive Officer Thomas Grilk, sounded so un-Boston Marathon like.
FOXBOROUGH — It was 12:46 p.m. on a Sunday. I sat in the south end zone of Gillette Stadium, directly behind the uprights, among 360 seats in the section.
There’s a lot that Windham softball coach Dave Hedge likes about having rising senior Jasmine Moskowitz in his program.
Many students enter college with dreams of becoming a doctor. Then they take, say, organic chemistry and make a beeline to the registrar’s office to change majors.
It’s only July, with the start of practice still more than four months away. But, as a big fan of wrestling, I’m plenty worried.
HAVERHILL — The Northern Essex Community College Department of Athletics has announced its plans for returning to intercollegiate practice and competition for the 2020-21 athletics season in the wake of COVID-19.
Growing up as a basketball star in New Hampshire, Mark Dunham learned what it meant to face Central Catholic on the court.
Lacrosse attackman Dave Wiedenfeld of Londonderry was recently picked as the Keene State Male Senior Athlete of the Year. An everpresent on the lacrosse field, Wiedenfeld led the Owls to a 37-18 record in three plus seasons before his senior year was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Even when Abby Bedient was in middle school, Windham High softball coach Dave Hedge could tell that the now-senior had enormous potential.
Some may view a New England title as the pinnacle. But most of the area girls New England track champions seemed to go on to bigger and better things.
Few wrestlers had a more up-and-down collegiate career than former Pinkerton standout Phil Moricone.
Londonderry’s Cameron Babine announced that he will be continuing his football career at Bridgton Academy next year. The All-NH Division 1 South defensive linemen helped spearhead a Lancer defense that allowed just 10.2 points per game for the state champions.
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