Coach Mike

Boosters Meeting – Schedule Update

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Aug 282017

This Week in Blue Hawk Volleyball!

Hello Hawks!

Here’s hoping everyone’s first day of school is a great one!  With the new year comes afternoon practices and matches.   The Boosters have requested we meet on Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00 pm in the Morissette Room (just inside the front entrance of the high school and to the left of the cafeteria).  A copy of the agenda will be available soon but some of the general things we will discuss are:

  • Food & Drink for away games
  • Concession for Home Games
  • Fundraising
  • Apparel for the players/coaches
  • Senior Night
  • Dig Pink Night (Cancer Awareness)
  • Program development
  • Team Parents

On Tuesday, the Varsity will travel to Oyster River for a Jamboree.  The schedule of play is as follows:

We play (in order):

  • 4:00: Portsmouth
  • 4:25: Winnacunnet
  • 4:55 Farmington
  • Off
  • 5:25: Oyster River

All practices this week are posted on the SCHEDULE PAGE.  There will be no practices on Saturday or Sunday.  Varsity will practice on Friday Morning at 8:00am and Monday evening at 6:00pm (our home opener is the following Tuesday).  Freshmen and JV are still TBD.  Please monitor closely for any changes (check before each practice).  Thanks!

Have a Great first Week!

Coach Mike

Pre-Season Continued

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Aug 192017

Hello Hawks,

Just wanted to let everyone know we have updated the calendar to include all of next weeks events (practices and scrimmages) for all three teams.  Remember to subscribe to the email list if you want email notifications when we post to this site (see box to the right of this post).

The best way to stay up to date is to check the “Schedule” Page on this website!  That is the only way you can assure you have the latest changes and updates.  I have included a link to the current schedule if you would like to print it with the explicit warning that things can, and likely will, change!  Aug 21 – 26 Schedule for Printing.

Special Dates and Times (other than practices):

Thursday, August 24th – 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – JV and Varsity Home Tri-Scrimmage with Epping and St. Thomas

Saturday August 26th – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Varsity Jamboree Away at Spaulding High School

Tuesday August 29th – 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Varsity Jamboree Away at Oyster River High School.

A special note to parents:  We know pre-season is difficult to fit into your busy schedule, especially for incoming freshmen.  We are asking that you make EVERY EFFORT to please be on time to pick up your daughters at the end of a practice, scrimmage or game.   Coaches must remain with players until they are picked up so your help with this would be greatly appreciated.  Please also note that when there is an event or happening at EHS (such as a home football game), players will often stay after a practice or game to attend.  On these days we will release the players provided they are staying on school grounds.  Please talk to your daughters about making good decisions and staying safe at all such events.

Finally we will be announcing a boosters meeting soon so please stay tuned.  We can use all the help we can get so if you would like to be involved please contact our Head Boosters: Deirdre Johnson or Russ Peirce for details.

Looking forward to an awesome season for all!

Coach Mike

Monday July 31st! 14 days and Counting…

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Jul 312017

Hello Hawks and Future Hawks!

Today being the last day of July marks the count down to this year’s tryouts.  The schedule for Tryouts and IMPORTANT INFORMATION about requirements to attend and participate can be found here.  Any changes or updates to the schedule will be announced on this website (this is a great time to add your email to the “Subscribe to Bluehawk Volleyball via Email”  list in the box to the right!).

!!! Also PLEASE NOTE: The Monday night Open Gym for upperclassmen scheduled for tonight (Monday, July 31st) will take place at “The Rim” in Hampton, NH (311 Winnacunnet Road) from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  There is no Middle School and Incoming Freshmen Session as the 4:30 – 6:00 sessions are completed for the summer season.  !!!

Thanks and enjoy the rest of your summer!

Coach Mike

Reminders for Monday (July 24)

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Jul 222017

Hello Hawks!

Reminder that there is NO Incoming freshmen or middle school session on Monday, July 24th.  Also on Monday, the Middle School Camp begins at 9:00 am.  If you are interested in attending (or know someone who is), you can still sign up by filling out the parent consent form and the Registration.  Please bring them with you when you come along with a check for $75.00.


Coach Mike

Summer is Here!!!

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Jun 212017

Hello Hawks!



Looking forward to seeing you all this coming Monday at the first Summer Open Gym.  The entire schedule for the summer can be found here or on the “Schedule” Tab above!  We also begin the off season conditioning program this week so the schedule starting Monday June 26 is as follows:


  • Monday (EHS Main Gym)
    • 4:30 – 6:00 Middle School and Incoming Freshmen
    • 6:00 – 8:00 High School (upperclassmen)
  • Wednesday (EHS Weight Room)
    • 9:00 am all players – any grade
  • Friday (EHS somewhere! Small Gym, Football field, where ever we can find space)
    • 9:00 am all players – any grade

A couple of notes:

  • Here is our 2017 Blue Hawk Brochure with information about our program.
  • If you’re new to the high school you can park in the parking lot nearest the football field and enter the gym through the double blue doors.
  • BOTH conditioning sessions are essential to continued program success and injury prevention.
  • Bring Water – Summer Sessions are hot!
  • If you have not done so already, it’s a great idea to “subscribe” to this blog by entering your email to the right where it reads “Subscribe to Blue Hawk Volleyball via Email”.  This site is solely for Blue Hawk Volleyball.  You will not receive spam or be added to any mailing lists (other than this one).  You will only receive emails when we post something to this site (about 10-15 times during the season and maybe 3-4 times in the off season).

Thanks!  Have a great Summer and let’s get ready for another great season!!!

Coach Mike


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Jan 022017

Hello Hawks,

I am simply passing this on.  While this is not a school offering, The Granite Games is gaining traction and may be a good opportunity to be seen.  See below:

Hello Coaches,

It is that time of year again, the Granite State Games Volleyball tryouts are coming up on Saturday March 18.  This years tryouts will be held at the Nashua Sports Academy in Nashua, NH from 6-8pm.

This years coaching staff are the following:

Lakes-Matt Leonard (Goffstown)
             Renee Zobel (Concord)

Coastal-Kevin Carreiro (Portsmouth Christian)

Southern-Becky Balfour (Hollis/Brookline)

Monadnock-Megan Dudek (Keene)

I am hoping that you can all pass the information on to your players who are non-graduating seniors in 2017.  Players can go to the following link for more information and to register for the tryouts.  Granite State Games | New Hampshire’s Amateur Sports Competition


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Thank you,

Coach Missy
Melissa K Miner

Volleyball Director-GSG 603-930-5792

Silent Auction!

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Nov 162016

Hello Hawks,

So we had these beautiful blankets at the banquet and forgot about them in all the chaos!  We have decided to auction them off.  The description is below and in order to bid, please go to this page.  These would make great presents for the upcoming Holidays!


This is a silent Auction for 2 (Two) Exeter Blue Hawk Volleyball Blankets made by our Booster Club.  100% of proceeds will go directly to the EHS Girl’s Volleyball Boosters.  The Blankets are hand sewn fleece blankets. They are embroidered with “Exeter Blue Hawks” and a Volleyball (see picture below).  They are approximately 5′ X 4′ in size.  There is a pattern on one side and they are solid navy on the other.  See below (click for larger image). Will deliver for free within the SAU 16 District or blankets can be picked up at the school.  Successful bidder is responsible for any shipping costs if delivered elsewhere. The Auction will close on Sunday, November 27th at 9:00PM.   Click HERE to BID


Season Wrap

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Nov 142016

Hello Hawks,

Before we sign off on the season I want to correct something we missed at the banquet.  We had two players voted All-State and two players who were selected as Senior All-Stars!  Congratulations to Jessica Peirce (Senior All-Star), Sophia Scola (Senior All-Star and Honorable Mention All-State) and Sydney Johnson (First Team All-State).


L to R: Coach Mike, Sydney Johnson, Sophia Scola, Jessica Peirce, Coach Kate at the 2016 All-State/All-Star Ceremony

The season is over and frankly, we never wanted it to end.  It was a season of laughter and fun and success!  On behalf of all the coaches, we would like to thank the parents and boosters for their support and efforts throughout the year for all three teams.  To the Seniors (Below); Congratulations on your season and your career at EHS.  We will miss you!!  To all the players, We thank you for your hard work and dedication!  We look forward to next season and to continuing the winning traditions we have created together!

Go Hawks!

Coach Mikecaleigh

Caleigh Bousquin


Hannah Hoffmaster


Jessica Peirce


Kristen McLaughlin


Sophia Scola


Taylor Merrick


Valerie Johnson


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Oct 302016

cropped-Blue-Hawk.jpgThe Blue Hawks are moving on!  

Congratulations ladies! That win came from hard work, dedication to the plan and PURE HEART!!!!  A huge thanks to all the Blue Hawks who came out last night in support.  We packed our side of the stands with Blue Hawk Fans and IT MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!!!  Thank you!

We play next at Pinkerton Academy on Wednesday night at 7:00 PM in the Final Four against Hollis Brookline.