Opportunity Networks’ 31st Souhegan Valley Golf Classic 

      AMHERST – Spring has finally arrived and what better way to enjoy the warmer weather than to be outside playing golf and supporting a wonderful cause.

      Opportunity Networks’ 31st Souhegan Valley Golf Classic and Dinner Auction will be held on Thursday, June 9th (rain or shine) at the Amherst Country Club in Amherst, NH. 

      Our golf tournament is sponsored by Hitchiner Manufacturing Company. This tournament is known for being one of the area’s premier charity golf events, with meals and beverages provided on the course as well as the day ending with an exquisite dinner donated by Yankee Chef of Milford and a Live Auction with Auctioneer Steve Desmarais. The four-player scramble is a great day of golf, food and fun … all for a GREAT cause! 

      Opportunity Networks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with 35 years serving adult residents who live with acquired and developmental disabilities. We are committed to providing genuine Vocational 

Opportunities and Social Activities that promote life enhancing skills for disabled adults in the Southern New Hampshire area. Over this past year, our agency has provided services to 85 handicapped individuals ranging in age from their early 20’s to their upper 60’s. 

      To register to golf, sponsor the event, donate a live auction item or to volunteer, please go to or call Amanda Morse at 603-883-4402.

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       Individual registration is $185. If you have a team of four, sign up by May 14th for $700 and save $50.00. Each registration per golfer includes all greens fees, cart and 3 meals as well as fantastic complimentary golf giveaways and a goody bag.Don’t have a foursome? No problem! We will put together a foursome for you. All sponsors and auction donors are honored at the event and in our golf day auction booklet, on our website and much more!  ​

Souhegan Sabers Spring Sports Highlights

Souhegan Track & Field

SHS Results - Black Bear Invitational

      May 1 – Competing in their largest Invitational in 3 years, the Black Bear Invitational, with over 31 schools represented, the Sabers Track and Field Teams had several notable accomplishments.  Chloe Trudel led the girl’s team to an 11th place team finish, scoring all of Souhegan’s points by winning the 3200M, and finishing 2nd in the 1600M! 

      In the 3200M, the first event on the track, Trudel led the lead pack through 10 1/2 laps before breaking away with a blistering final 600M, to win comfortably in 11:16.54.   Later in the meet, Trudel again raced with the lead pack of three other girls who were all fresh. Her closing speed held off challengers Izzy McIntyre of Dover, and Ali McFarland of Exeter, however Tenley Nelson of Phillips Exeter Academy raced to the win.  Other strong performances for the girls’ team were their 2 relays:  the 4x100M Relay team of Kayli Pike, Erin Taylor, Emma Herrero, and Kaitlin Cooper captured 8th place, while the 4x400M relay team of Taylor, Herrero, Trudel, and Stephanie Svendsen raced to a 9th place finish.

      All of the points for the boys’ team came from relays.  The 4x800M relay team of Baxter Paulini, Jaren Noorda, Declan Steele raced to an excellent 4th place finish in 9:16.16, while the 4x100M relay team of Tony Garrant, Finley Radelounis, Jace Henderson, and Carson Behn captured 6th place.  Behn also raced to a personal best 54.8 in the 400M, and freshman Lincoln Wilkins put the shot a personal best 36’4”!

Trudel Captures 3rd in Natioanl Meet

April 23 – Souhegan High School’s Chloe Trudel raced to the 15th fastest time in the U.S. this season for 5000M on Friday evening, with a time of 17:48 under the lights at William Hall High School in West Hartford, CT.   Racing in a highly competitive field that included Rachel St. Germain, the 2022 Nike National HS Indoor 5000M Champion, along with several other top distance runners from Massachussets, Connecticut, and New York, Trudel captured 3rd place with a well executed race, being bested only by St. Germain (17:12.69, #4 USA), and Madelaine Sweeney (17:47.57, #14 USA).

Noorda, Stine lead Saber Boys at Connecticut Distance Festival

      April 23 – The Souhegan Boys Track and Field Team sent a contingent of their top distance runners to the Connecticut Distance Festival, at Hall High School in West Hartford on Friday evening, with several of them running excellent times in a highly competitive 5000M field of 79 athletes competing in multiple sections (the top 3 finishers are US #4, US #5, and US #6 at 5000M this season).   Junior Jaren Noorda led the way for the Sabers with his 16:41.39!  Noorda finished 37th overall, running the 8th fastest time for a junior in the event!  He was followed by sophomore Owen Stine in 44th, who’s 16:54.90 is the fastest ever

for a Souhegan sophomore! Freshman Dallen Noorda (17:33.93), senior Nolan Dickinson (17:54.94), and sophomore Finley Irvine (17:58.77) also raced well for Souhegan

      Complete results can be found at:

Jaques, Behn Dickinson Lead Saber Boys to Win in Quad Meet

      April 16 – Will Jaques captured 1st place in 3 events, and second in his other event, and Carson Behn and Nolan Dickinson took 1st place in 2 others, as the Souhegan Boys bested Windham, Goffstown, and Con-Val on Monday afternoon at Con-Val High School, with a high score of 81 points.  Windham edged Goffstown 73, 72 for second place, and Con-Val scored 37 points.

      Jaques won the Shot Put with a new school record heave of 49’ 2 3/4”, besting 2nd place Antonio Kapos of Goffstown by 5 feet!  Wil then sent the Javelin soaring 151’ 4”, a new personal best by 2 feet and good for first place in that event!  He also captured the High Jump with a leap of 5’10”, and grabbed second in the Discus with a toss of 131 feet!  Fellow captain Nolan Dickinson, raced to first in the 800M run with an impressive come from behind win in 2:09, and sophomore Carson Behn blazed to first in the 400M in 56.42 seconds!  Behn and Dickinson also combined with Jaren and Dallen Noorda to easily seal the team victory in the 4x400M Relay. Behn also raced to second in the 200M, and anchored the 4x100M relay team!

      Other impressive performances were turned in by Declan Steele (2nd place in the Pole Vault at 8’6”, and 3rd place in the 400M), Jaren Noorda (3rd in the 800M), Owen Stine (2nd in the 1600M), and freshman Lincoln Wilkins (3rd in the Shot Put, and 4th in the Discus)!

Herrero, Cooper, and Trudel lead Saber Girls in Quad Meet

      April 16 – Seniors Emma Herrero, Caitlin Cooper, and Chloe Trudel each captured first place in their respective races on the Track to lead the Souhegan Girls to a third place team finish at Con-Val on Monday afternoon.  Herrero won the 400M in 68.05,  also ran legs on both relay teams which took first and second, and tossed a personal best 63 feet in the Javelin!  Cooper outleaned Tessa Parker of Windham in the 100M for the victory in 14.30.  She also anchored the 4x100M Relay team (Hannah Griffin, Erin Taylor, Emma Herrero, Caitlin Cooper) which took 2nd place.  Trudel cruised to victory in the 800M (2:29.68), and also anchored the winning 4x400M relay team (Emma Herrero, Stephanie Svendsen, Erin Taylor, Chloe Trudel).

      Other strong performances were turned in by Stephanie Svendsen (2nd in the 800M in 2:46.16), and Jasmin Self (2nd in the 100M High Hurdles in 21.62).

      Complete results can be found at


Souhegan Girls Lacrosse

April 25 – Bedford 15, Souhegan 5

Elle Stevenson 3G, 2DC

Tatum Zampella 1G

McKenzie Cretsinger 1G, 4 DC

Riley Devine 1 assist

Shannon Hargreaves 7 saves  

April 20 – Souhegan 14, Exeter 8

Natalie Heimarck- 3G, 3GB

Allison Jordan- 3GB

Emma Kennedy- 1G, 2GB

Riley Devine- 1G, 2GB

Maddie Lim- 1A

Karina Kruchynska- 1G, 1GB

MacKenzie Cretsinger- 2G, 2GB

Elle stevenson- 3G, 2A

Sierra Kimball- 3GB

Lyla Kimball- 3G, 4GB, 1A

May 2– Souhegan 18, Salem 2

Mackenzie Cretsinger- 2G, 4DC, 3GB, 2CT

Riley Devine- 1G, 1A

Emma Kennedy- 2G, 1A, 1CT

Lyla Kimball- 3G, 5GB

Maddie Lim- 2G,1DC, 1GB

Elle Stevenson- 7G, 3DC, 2GB

Lyla Hawkes- 1G, 1A

Shannon Hargreaves- 6 saves

Souhegan Boys Tennis

April 18 – Souhegan 9, Sanborn 0

Winning singles players

#1 Joshua Goddard  8-4

#2 James Zeolie 8-0

#3 Ryan Fernandez 8-0

#4 Connor Firnin 8-1

#5 Samuel Bartle 8-1

#6 Win by Default

Winning doubles players

#1 Zeolie / Fernandez 8-1

#2 Goddard /Marinelli 8-2

#3 Win by default

Souhegan Sofball

April 19 – Souhegan 5, Conval 14

      Olivia Harnish started the game on the mound for Souhegan Sabers Varsity allowing 6 hits and 6 strikeouts. Harnish, Healey and Torres all collected multiple hits. Harnish went 3-4 at the plate to lead Souhegan Sabers in hits.

April 21 – Laconia 19, Souhegan 10

      Pitchers Liv Harnish and Gabby Torres did well on the mound. Danielle Drobat’s 2 run home run, Harnish and Drobat had multiple hits with Harnish leading at the plate going 3 for 4 unfortunately was not enough.

April 24 – Souhegan 2, Kennett 5

      Liv Harnish on the mound entire game, 15 strikeouts and only 8 hits . Liv Harnish out of the park home-run. Isabelle Brandt stellar performance behind the plate.