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Trinity crowned D-I champs in epic battle with Goffstown


In one of the greatest games in NHIAA tournament history, the top-seeded Trinity Pioneers outlasted #3 Goffstown, 64-62, on Sunday morning to take home the NHIAA Division I Boys Basketball State Championship at the University of New Hampshire’s Lundholm Gymnasium. More to come…

The Pioneers were paced by a team-high 23 points, while Aiden O’Connell netted 23 of his own for the Grizzlies. 

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Ball Access: Trinity head coach Keith Bike

Introducing Ball Access, a behind the scenes, all access look at basketball in the Granite State. In our first installment, we went right to the top, to the best team in the 603… the Trinity Pioneers. 

Head coach Keith Bike let us inside his huddle and on his sideline as the #1 seed in the Division I state tournament defeated #4 Pinkerton, 74-57. The Pioneers now play for the championship this Sunday.

Check out our Ball Access look at Keith Bike and the Trinity Pioneers…

#1 Trinity rolls past #4 Pinkerton, advances to D-I final

Top-seeded Trinity proved to be too much for #4 Pinkerton to handle as the Pioneers rolled to a 74-57 victory over the Astros in the NHIAA Division I Boys Basketball State Tournament at Exeter High School on Wednesday night. Trinity advances to take on #3 Goffstown on Sunday at the University of New Hampshire at 10:00 am.

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Trinity topples Bedford to advance to semifinals

Top-seeded Trinity came out swinging in its quarterfinal game versus #8 Bedford on Saturday as the Pioneers poured in 26 points in the first quarter en route to a 78-65 victory. Trinity advances to the semifinals and will take on #4 Pinkerton. The Pioneers were paced by a game-high 23 points from Mark Nyomah, while teammate Tyler Bike added 22. The Bulldogs were led by 16 points from Austin Kasyjanski.

Trinity tops Pinkerton in showdown between D-I Goliaths

In a battle between the top two teams in Division I, Trinity (14-1) flexed its muscle with a 52-44 win at home over Pinkerton (13-3) on Monday night. It was a back and forth affair early on that saw the game was tied at 41 with just over two minutes to go in the third. That’s when the Pioneers put the clamps on the Astros as Pinkerton allowed just three points in the final 10 minutes of action and came away with the victory.

The Pioneers are now two games up in the loss column over the Astros and Goffstown (14-3). With their final two games of the regular-season at Winnacunnet (5-10) and at Merrimack (5-11), the Pioneers look to be poised to take the #1 seed for the upcoming NHIAA Division IV State Tournament.

Smooth Moves of the Week (Jan. 23, 2022)

It’s time again for the Tropical Smoothie Cafe “Smooth Moves of the Week.” Tropical Smoothie Cafe was born on a beach where people know how to live. We like things fun and playful, sunny and bright. Shake your shoes off and turn the music up. It’s time to unwind… with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe “Smooth Moves of the Week”.

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This week’s Smooth Moves features plays from Souhegan, Derryfield, Concord Christian Academy, Trinity, Manchester Central, Pinkerton, Goffstown and Nashua South.


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Trinity wins at Central, improves to 10-0

Trinity became the first team in the state to reach 10 wins on the season as the Pioneers went on the road to defeat Manchester Central, 72-62, and improve to a perfect 10-0 on Monday night. Trinity’s balanced attack was led by Tyler Bike’s 20 points, while Mark Nyomah (19), Devohn Ellis (13) and Andrew Politi (13) all tallied double figures as well. For Central, William Gearles led the way with 18 and Jason Gasana added 12 as the Little Green drop to 4-4 on the season.

This Week on Ball 603: 15 games!

Our relentless coverage of basketball in the Granite State continues this week with video highlights, photos and live streams from an impressive 15 games around the state! We’ve got pivotal match-ups across all four divisions and first-time coverage for a handful of teams as well.

No one is bringing you more coverage of New Hampshire basketball than Ball 603. Enjoy the show!

360 with Ball 603: Freshman Ferdinando fuels Derryfield

By KJ Cardinal

With the win over previously unbeaten Epping on Friday night, the Derryfield Cougars appear to be hitting their mid-season stride just in time for the toughest portion of their Division IV slate and they are being fueled by an emerging freshman with a familiar name.

Thomas Ferdinando, son of Keith Ferdinando (Manchester Central ’88) is a do-it-all point guard for a deep Derryfield squad that currently sits at 4-1 on the season. Thomas is averaging nearly 22 points per game, including 26 in the big win over Epping.

“Basketball is life for Thomas,” said third-year head coach Ed Meade. “He is practicing, shooting or playing at all times. He’s a really hard worker and a very smart player. He knows the game and is 100% dedicated.”

His dedication on the court shows as he has a well-rounded game and veteran-like poise in the big moment. Down the stretch versus Epping, the Andover, Mass. native was unflappable, making savvy, winning plays at the most crucial of times.

“We purposely put our best defenders on him every day in practice, Janai Cruz or Alex Camire, and it doesn’t bother Thomas,” added Meade. “He’s very poised and has all the confidence in the world. I think his confidence is a factor of him playing so much basketball. He plays AAU in the offseason down in Mass. with some of the top players in Eastern Mass.”

Ferdinando is a member of the highly touted Middlesex Magic AAU team, which was home to the Miami Heat’s Duncan Robinson the Milwaukee Bucks’ Pat Cannaughton. “Thomas has a lot of opportunity to pick up a lot of knowledge during his AAU time and he takes advantage of it,” said Meade.

While he puts in the time all year round, Thomas also has family lineage on his side.

“He comes from a long line of good basketball players. His dad [Keith at Central] and uncles [Mark and Greg at Trinity] were all very good players in high school. His dad was a standout player at Bates College up in Maine.”

Thomas’ father, Keith Ferdinando, takes a jumper in the 1988 NHIAA Class L State Championship for Manchester Central.

In fact, Keith helped lead Central to a 1988 Class L Runner-Up finish and later went on to become a 1,000-point scorer (1,140) at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Ferdinando and the Cougars will be put to the test on Tuesday as they head to Concord Christian Academy for a highly anticipated match-up with the Kingsmen. CCA is 5-1 on the season with its only loss coming at Epping when the Kingsmen were without three players, including senior sensation Isaac Jarvis.

“We’ve got to rebound well and play hard,” said Ferdinando. “They’ve got size.”

Coach Meade echoed the freshman’s sentiments, “We’ll have our hands full on Tuesday. We have some plans for what we want to do defensively, but it’s a tough matchup for us with their size. We have very little size, so hopefully we can stay with them and make a statement that we’re a pretty good basketball team, win or lose.”

Derryfield may lack size, but that didn’t seem to slow the Cougars down on Friday when they took down an Epping squad with depth in the front court. Whether Derryfield can knock off CCA or not, the future is bright for the Cougars with Ferdinando at the helm.