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Middle School Cheerleaders Win State Title

HAMPSTEAD – The Hampstead Middle School Cheerleading team members are the back-to-back winners of the Tri-School and State Cheerleading competitions. The team won the 2014 Division 3 Tri-County Cheerleading Championship in competition with eight other teams, then went on to compete and win in the B division (intermediate level) at the Middle School State Championship […]

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Lady Astro Laxers Aim to Remain Atop D-I Mountain

It’s said that the only thing tougher than becoming a champion is remaining a champion. And coach Rob Daziel and his Pinkerton Academy girls’ lacrosse squad may find out just how true that old adage is this spring. The defending Division I champs will begin their 2014 campaign with four consecutive road games beginning with […]

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Big City Basketball Bunch

After winning the New Hampshire fifth and sixth grade Catholic School Championship, the Saint Thomas Aquinas School girls’ basketball squad from Derry moved on to last weekend’s New England Catholic School Championship Tournament in Boston. The locals defeated the St Charles of Boston Diocese team 33-31 in double overtime last Saturday before falling to St. Thomas of Bridgeport, Conn., on Sunday. The local team included, in front from left, […]

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Longtime Pinkerton Boys’ Hoop Coach Carnovale Passes Away

Less than a week after being honored by family, friends, and a slew of his former players at a special event at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School, former longtime Pinkerton Academy boys’ basketball coach and teacher Tony Carnovale’s brief battle with cancer ended with his death. John Barry, Carnovale’s friend and former fellow PA teacher […]

Pinkerton JV Boys’ Basketball Crew Learns and Develops

The Pinkerton boys’ junior varsity basketball squad did precisely what a high school sub-varsity sports team is supposed to do this past winter in learning more about its program’s system, developing player skills, and winning a bunch of ballgames as well. Coach Rich Parent’s crew posted a fine 11-7 record but didn’t last quite as […]

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Hundreds Come Out to Show Love for Coach Tony Carnovale

As he stares bravely – but far too soon – at his mortality, Tony Carnovale can be left with no questions regarding what kind of difference he has made in this world after witnessing the massive outpouring of love, respect, and admiration directed his way at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School last Saturday afternoon. More […]

Local Wrestlers Excel at Derry Rebels’ Annual Tourney

A huge crowd of some 459 young wrestlers from all six New England states converged on Pinkerton Academy’s Hackler Gymnasium on Sunday, March 23, to compete in the Greater Derry Boys’ and Girls’ Club Wrestling Rebels’ 17th annual Rebel Classic. A slew of local grapplers showed off their considerable skills and walked away from the […]

Pinkerton JV Icemen Won Games, Developed Talent

Pinkerton Academy junior varsity hockey coaches Jim Fletcher and Sam Littlefield and their charges were able to sit back proudly at the end of the 2013-14 season and know that they’d gotten some pretty nice work done. The Astro icemen finished with a record above the .500 mark (8-4-3), had a number of performances with […]