A’s capture city Babe Ruth crown with rally


Nashua Babe Ruth

A’s sweep Braves for
13-15-year-old city title

The A’s topped the Braves twice in the city finals to take the championship, 7-1 in the first game and then 7-6 in a 10-inning winner-take-all affair that ended with Ryan Sanchez’ wakoff RBI single in the second game.

Tony Columbus scored the game-winner, doubling before Sanchez’ hit.

In the top of the ninth A’s right fielder, Tyler MacQuarrie threw out the go ahead run at the plate, with a great play and tag by catcher Columbus.

Three pitchers combined for the A’s in the second game. Zach Finkelstein went three innings, Joe Routhier went the next two and CJ Barrett closed it out with five strong innings.

The Braves opened the scoring in the first, with Joe Bernard scoring after reaching on an error. They added two more runs in the third with Bernard and Nate Cormier scoring.

The A’s got two back in the fourth on singles by Joe Routhier, Columbus and Zach Finkelstein, with Routhier and Columbus scoring.

The Braves added two more in the fifth on three straight singles by Bernard, Jon Zanzerkia and Cormier, the first two scoring.

The A’s scored in the fifth on a single by Barrett, scoring MacQuarrie, who had reached on an error. In the sixth the A’s scored two more after singles by Joe Routhier and Mike Pelletier. The Athletics tied it in the seventh with Hunter Routhier scoring after singles by Jacob Hughes, Joe Routhier and Pelletier.

In the 7-1 first game, Mike Pelletier threw a complete game two-hitter, his no hitter broken up in seventh inning.

A’s jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second inning on singles by C.J. Barrett and Hunter Routhier. They added another run in the fourth on hits by Barrett, Routhier, Hughes and Joe Routhier. They finished the scoring in the sixth with hits by Cam Paquette and Joe Routhier, both eventually scoring.

The Braves got on the board in the seventh on doubles by Brown and Cormier, with Brown scoring the lone run.

Members of the winning A’s squad are: Ryan Sanchez, Evan Baldassaro, Joe Routhier, Hunter Routhier, John Hyland,C.J. Barrett, Zach Finkelstein, Tony Columbus, Mike Pelletier, Jacob Hughes, Cam Paquette, James Bolton, Dylan Conway and Tyler MacQuarrie. The coaches were Bill Thorp and Ray Sanchez, and the team was managed by Willie Kierstead.

Members of the runner-up Braves are: Will Howell, Carter Cormier, Nate Cormier, Tim Brown, Joe Bernard, Jon Zanzerkia, Tim McMeniman, Ben Shea, Troy Corkhum, Evan Holland, Trevor Froburg, Sam Maden, Zack Bodwell,Seth Marcano and Pat Car. The Braves were managed by Adam Dobrowolski, assisted by Dave Meyer and Shannon Martin Jr.


Nashua World Cup

U12, U15 fall in Regionals

Two Nashua World Cup boys soccer teams, the Under-12 boys 01/02 Elite and the Under-15 98/99 Elite, fell short in their bids to get out of Region I play and move on to national competition in Kingston, R.I.

The Under-12 World Cup boys were beaten 2-1 by Baltimore, while the Under-15 boys were beaten 1-0 by Penn (Pa.) Fusion, both on the tourney’s third day.

Earlier in the tournament, on the second day, Nashua beat Vermont 1-0 in the Under-12 boys division, while the Under-15 World Cup team beat Maine, 3-1, both advancing. And, in their tourney openers, the Nashua Under-12 boys team fell 3-1 to Century V White (Pa.) while the Under-15 boys fell to West Virginia, 2-0.

Regional winners of tourneys from Under-13 to Under 19 earn a berth in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships to be held July 21-27 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md.

For tournament scores, go to championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionI.



Flames compete in Nationals

After completing an undefeated (29-0) spring season, which included a second straight NH State Championship, and wins against several seventh grade teams, the New England Flames Sixth Grade team fininshed ninth overall in the AAU National Championship tournament in Franklin, Tenn.

In pool play, the Flames defeated Kentucky’s Shining Star Sports and Alabama Lynx, while losing to the eventual National Champion Indiana Blizzard by three points.

In the championship bracket, the Flames lost their opening game to the Indiana Garden Sparks, but then went on to win four straight games to finish in ninth place nationally. During the streak, the Flames defeated the Tennessee Lady Trotters, Indiana Garden Sparks (rematch), Delaware Lady Sharks, and Louisiana Lady Shockaz.

The team consists of Christina Balsamo (Hollis), Erin Carney (Hudson), Aaliyah Forman (Nashua), Bianca Gershgorin (Nashua), Jennifer Marino (Merrimack), Hannah Muchemore (Nashua), Aryanna Murray (Nashua), Addison Smith (Hudson), Halle VanBallegooyen (Amherst), and Rebecca Wright (Weathersfield, Vt.).

The team is coached by Leonid Gershgorin and assisted by Chris Murray. The Flames will officially complete their season with Boston’s Bay State Games.


Nashua Park-Rec Fishing Derby

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department along with the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club, US Fish Hatchery, and the Nashua Police Athletic League will hold Ninth Annual Summer Fun Fishing Derby on Saturday July 12 from 9 a.m.-11a.m. at the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club on Horsepond Avenue, just north of the Nashua Mall on Broad St.

The Fishing Derby is open to youths 5-12 years of age and is free of charge. All youths should bring their own pole but bait is available for all who need it. All fishermen need to be accompanied by an adult.

There will be prizes for the following categories: First Fish Caught, Biggest Fish Caught and, Most Fish Caught. In addition there will be raffle prizes drawn after the award ceremony. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Horse Pond Fish & Game Clubhouse.

After the award ceremony all fishermen and their families are invited to a cookout at the clubhouse. The first 75 registered participants also receive a Fishing Derby t-shirt.

To register, call the Parks-Rec Dept. at 603-589-3370.

UMass Lowell soccer clinics

The UMass Lowell High School Summer Classic will be on July 12 at the Cushing Field Complex and will be open for all boys of high school age. The cost for this event is $220 per team with a non-refundable deposit required by Wednesday July 9.

Meanwhile, the UMass Lowell Soccer Clinic, open to all boys ages 12 years and older and will take place between Thursday July 31 and Saturday August 2. Participants can pick from two packages: the Residential Program Package for $425 or Extended Day Package for $375.

Each package lets attendees practice on the university athletic field, partake in meals at the renovated Fox Dining Hall, and participate in other recreational activities.

Residential attendees will also get to stay in the new state of the art University Suites.

All Clinics will be held at the Cushing Field Complex on the campus of UMass Lowell, 261 Riverside St., Lowell. The UMass Lowell men’s soccer coaching staff and players will oversee and coach the clinics.

For information, contact coach Jamie Wangia at (978) 934-3340 or at msoccer@uml.edu.

McCarty hoop camps being held at Saint Anselm College

A Step Ahead Hoops will be holding the Walter McCarty Basketball Camps at Saint Anselm College this summer. For more information go to www.asahoops.com/camps.

Boys & Girls Club Swim Camp

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua is hosting a Summer Swim Camp for swimmers ages 6 to 19 from June 2 until August 3, with practices are held Monday-Thursday nights. For questions, please call 603-883-0523.

Team G.I.D seeks
baseball players

G.I.D is looking for competitive players for 17-18U tournament team extending through August. Those interested can email John at jcrope1@yahoo.com or go to www.leaguelineup. com/teamgid.

Greater Derry Kids Fun Runs

The Greater Derry Track Club’s Kid’s Summer Fun Run program is under way for youths ages two and up and the series continues on consecutive Thursdays from July 3 through July 31.

Registration is at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Pinkerton Academy track in Derry. Greater Derry Track Club members will lead stretching exercises and offer running tips. Go to www.gdtc.org for more information.

NHTI hosting camps

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord from July 7-11 and July 14-18 for boys and girls in grades 4-10 with under the direction of NHTI men’s soccer coach Don Welford and St. Paul’s girls coach, and Derek Johnson.

Also, the remaining Paul Hogan Basketball Camp that is still on the schedule is the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 20-24.

For more information about Play On! Soccer Camp go to www.hogancamps.com and at Hogan Camps, LLC on Facebook.

To contact Coach Paul Hogan, email at paul@hogancamps.com or 340-1719.

UNH football camp

The University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Football Camp will take place Sunday, July 13 through Thursday, July 17, from 5:30-8 p.m. nightly at the UNH football facilities for youths grades six through 12.

The UNH coaching staff, players, select area high school coaches and other New England college coaches will provide skills instruction. It is a full-contact camp.

Each athlete will receive a free camp t-shirt.

Grades 6-9 will practice separately from grades 10-12. There will be one hour devoted to offense and one hour devoted to defense each day, with kicking instruction taking place from 5:30-6 p.m. Registration and camper check-in will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on July 13, at the Paul Sweet Oval (indoor track) inside the UNH Field House, followed immediately by the first session at 6 p.m.

Camp will close with a full-contact scrimmage July 17, at approximately 6:30 p.m. There will be certified athletic trainers in attendance before, during and after all practice sessions.

Camp tuition will be $180, including a $30 non-refundable administrative fee.

Campers must supply their own approved helmet, shoulder pads, pants, football shoes and mouth guard.

For more information, contact Bob Callahan at bobby.callahan@unh.edu or register online at www.unhwildcats.com/camps.