R.E.Y.E.S. Family Field Day registration still open

The annual Kendall R.E.Y.E.S. Family Field Day (Re-Engaging Youth through Exercise and Sport) will be held on Saturday, June 13, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Nashua.

Reyes, a former standout at Nashua High School North and the University of Connecticut, is entering his fourth season in the National Football League as a defensive end for the San Diego Chargers.

Activities will be offered for all youths ages 6-18, including a tournament for those youths who pre-register to participate in the competitive games.

Those not interested in participating in the tournament will be able to enjoy music, dunk tanks, raffles and other activities.

All proceeds will go to Nashua PAL and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

Registration forms are available online at www.bgcn.com/news-happenings/special-events/r-e-y-e-s-family-field-day or www.reyesffd.com.

Those wishing to support the event in other ways can participate in a special raffle for a Florida trip or by donating in support of the event. Reyes will be on hand to meet with youths interested in participating in the field day event as well as those interested in supporting the fundraising initiative at Portland Pie on Friday, June 12.

The event is still looking for vendors and sponsors to participate. For more information, go to www.reyesffd.com. For additional questions, contact Bridget Cooley at 883-0523, ext. 228 or bcooley@bgcn.com.

Nashua PAL Dinner tickets on sale

Nashua native and Medal of Honor recipient Ryan Pitts will headline the fourth annual Nashua Police Athletic League Sports Award Dinner on Friday, June 26 at Conway Arena.

Pitts was voted by the nonprofit Nashua PAL’s board of directors as its “PAL of the Year.”

The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will also recognize local sports journalists, PAL Athletes of the Year in football, boxing, cheerleading, cross country running, and basketball. A PAL Coach of the Year and Volunteer of the Year will also be named.

Pitts, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2008, graduated from Souhegan High School and joined the Army in 2003, at the age of 17. He currently resides in Nashua where he is in business development for the computer software industry.

Tickets to the event are $75 each or $500 for a table of eight (available to businesses, organizations and individuals) and can be purchased with cash, check or credit card at Conway Arena (call 595-2400) and at Nashua PAL, 52 Ash St., Nashua (594-3733).

Nashua Catholic

NCJH holds award ceremony

Nashua’s Andre Laplante, an eighth grader, captured the All-Nashua Catholic Award during an awards ceremony at Nashua Catholic Junior High School.

In two years at Nashua Catholic Junior High School, Laplante has achieved honors distinction in academics and serves as a member of the National Junior Honor Society. He also has played six seasons on Wildcat teams including cross-country, basketball, and baseball. Laplante was the baseball team’s captain this spring.

The Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards went to eighth graders Lucas Fong and Sarah Ghiorzi. Fong has participated in soccer (captain), basketball and track. Ghiorzi played soccer (captain), basketball (captain) and softball.


Nashua Cal Ripken


Giants 5, Athletics 4

Spencer Champagne had a walkoff base hit to score Joe Hitzman with the game winner in the bottom of the sixth. Nate Harp, Brandon Yan and Alex Esquiel all scored runs for the A’s.

Cardinals 12, Angels 2

Austin Bourque’s single gave the Angels an early 2-0 lead but the Cardinals’ Corey O’Day, Alex Lamalot, Nick Gosselin and Dylan Nolet all had big hits to produce the win.

Giants 9, Royals 5

Chris Keefe and Spencer Champagne each reached base twice, scored two runs and pitched well for the winners while Aiden Belanger went 3 for 3 with a run scored.

Athletics 13, Red Sox 11

Zach Rioux and Josh Lentine had key hits while Rioux (four strikeouts) and Nolan Foss (six) pitched well. The Sox were paced by the hitting of Colin Holbrook, Manny Fernandez, Jackie Curtin, Arian Arias and Drevin Richard.

Red Sox 8, Athletics 4

The Red Sox got three shutout innings by Drevin Richard and homer by Stephen Norris. The A’s were led by two hits and a run scored by Nate Smith.


Orioles 11, Giants 8

For the O’s, Adam Picard went 3 for 3 with an inside the park grand slam. Nick Scopa scored three runs for the Giants.

Astros 17, Dodgers 2

Toby Brown’s grand slam helped break open a close game.Henry Grabowski and Ryan Haskell pitched well early for the Dodgers.

Nationals 11, A’s 2

Ryan Jolicoeur and Seth Brooking had big hits for the Nats while Rafeal Lopez had a big double for the A’s.

Nationals 10, Cardinals 6

Connor Kozyra, who also pitched well, and Ryan Jolicoeur each had two-run singles for the winners. The Nats’ Eli Woodward also had a big outfield catch.

Rangers 2, Dodgers 1

Ryan Bourgeois went 2 for 2 including a two-run single for the Rangers. Henry Grabowski, Alex Thibeault, and Dalton Orino pitches well for the Dodgers.

Orioles 11, Astros 9

Elias Borque led the offense for the O’s with a single, double and triple, driving in six runs. Alex Petrillo added an RBI single.

Cards 10, Rockies 2

The Cards had great pitching performances from Pierce Beaulieu, Conor Ross and Sammy Marshall. The Rockies also had a standout mound performance from Connell Barrett.

Rangers 16, Tigers 0

Joey Deck and Nick DiGesse each pitched three strong innings for the Rangers, while Mason Tanner, Devyn Lavoie and Deck all had big hits. Cooper Kochaneck played well defensively for the Tigers.



Nashua World Cup tryouts

World Cup Soccer Club tryouts continue this week at Mine Falls Park for teams playing in the fall 2015-spring 2016 season. There is a $10 tryout fee.

Girls U13-U18 will be held on Monday June 8 and Wednesday June 10.

Boys U13-U18 will be held on Tuesday June 9 and Thursday June 11.

For more information go to www.nashuaworldcupsoccer.com.

UMass Lowell Camps

The UMass Lowell women’s soccer program will hold two four-day summer camps.

There will be two River Hawk Soccer Academy sessions aimed at two differing age groups.The first runs from July 31 through August 3 and is open to girls age 13 and up. It will be an intense training camp that will focus on both the technical and tactical sides of the game.

Those signing up for the camp will have the choice of attending as either a commuter or residential participant. The registration fee is $495 for residential players and $395 for commuter attendees.

The second camp session is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 12 and will be a mix of technical stations, small sided games and individual instruction.

Campers will also have supervised access to the UMass Lowell swimming pool.The registration fee is $225 for a full day session and $125 for half day attendees.

Enrollment, for both camps, is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information contact Assistant Coach Matt Harry at Matthew_Harry@uml.edu or visit http://www.totalcamps.com/UMLWOMENSSOCCERCAMPS/home.

UNH Boys Camp

The University of New Hampshire men’s soccer program will hold its residential camp Sunday, July 26 run through Thursday, July 30.

The camp is open to boys ages nine through 18 and will feature a variety of features and training programs, including specialized goalkeeper training. Current and former UNH men’s soccer players will be in attendance as camp counselors while college coaches from NCAA Divisions I, II and III will be in attendance as staff members and evaluators.

The cost for a residential camper is $595 while the cost for a day camper is $475. Included in the price are five days of soccer training and instruction, a camp t-shirt, three meals per day and on-campus housing in a UNH dormitory for those staying overnight.

For more information, contact assistant coach Richard Weinrebe at Richard.weinrebe@unh.edu.


Elks Crusaders seek donations

The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking help from the community in purchasing new equipment and uniforms. Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063.

Also, for more information on sponsorship opportunities, email necpresident15@gmail.com or deniserosher@comcast.net.


Thunderbirds beach club

The Thunderbirds Juniors Beach Volleyball Club is starting Session Two of its beach volleyball training series for girls and boys ages 10 – 18 at the sand courts at the Brookline Ball Park.

Session Two runs from June 8 to July 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m.or 6-8 p.m.

For information go to www.ThunderbirdsVolleyball.com.


Nashua Baseball Academy Camps

The Nashua Baseball Academy is holding two baseball camps rain or shine at its indoor/outdoor facilty at 265 Proctor Hill Road in Hollis July 6-10 and 13-17.

Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day and the fee is $125 per week and discounted to $100 per week for members. The camp dates are July 6 to July 10, and, July 13 to 17. The camps will focus on developing players skills and practicing those skills in games and competitions.

A day by day, prorated option to fit your schedule is available as well. To register, contact Coach Loftus at nashuabaseballacademy@comcast.net.

Silver Knights Camp

The Nashua Silver Knights will be hosting their annual baseball camp at Holman Stadium July 13-17 from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m.

The cost is $199 per camper, open to youths ages seven to 14, although others can be considered under special circumstances.

Campers will receive a Nashua Silver Knights Summer Baseball Camp T-shirt and four reserved tickets to the Camp Day game, and campers will take part in a pre-game parade. Lunch will be served each day of the camp, and water will be provided.

For more information, call 718-8883, email Tyler Bonin at tyler@nashuasilverknights.com.

Knights tryouts

The Nashua Baseball Academy and the New Hampshire Knights are seeking players for the summer season.

The Knights compete in the New England Independent Baseball League and the ages are from 15 to 19 as of May 1. The Knights finished second in league play in 2014 and were league champions the two years previously in ‘12 and ‘13.

The season runs from mid-June to August 1 and they play Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The league is a wooden bat league.

Players come from surrounding towns including southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts.

Tryouts are by appointment. Contact Coach Loftus at nashuabaseballacademy@comcast.net to arrange a tryout.


Sports Tryout web site

Coaches are invited to post tryouts, camps, and clinics on Sporttryouts.com., with free or paid listing options. The can also qualify to receive scholarship money for athletes or fees associated with playing. For more information, go to Sporttryouts.com and click on the scholarship link.

Nashua Sports Academy Camps

Summer Camp at Nashua Sports Academy starts June 22, runs weekly thru Aug. 28.

There is a weekly Adventure Camp as well as sports specific camps for boys and girls ages four and up. Go to http://www.nashuasportsacademy.com for more information or to register.

Windham Wrestling Camp

The Windham High School wrestling staff will host a four-day youth wrestling camp June 22-25 from 3-6 p.m. for students entering grades K-9 (pre-K wrestlers also welcome at parent/coach discretion).

Designed for all levels of experience, the camp will focus on wrestling skills as well as sportsmanship, teamwork, nutrition, and proper training methods

Campers will receive personal tips, personal letters home, and other gifts from their counselors. Members of the Windham High School wrestling team will be on hand.

The cost of camp is $100 per wrestler, and additional siblings are only $25 each.

For more information, contact Byrne@windhamsd.org or TDarrin@windhamsd.org

UNH Field Hockey Clinics

The University of New Hampshire field hockey program will host youth clinics on July 10 and July 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. open to girls and boys attending kindergarten to fourth grade. Each clinic costs $55.

To register your athlete(s) or for more information, contact Claire Grogan at Claire.Grogan@unh.edu or at (339) 237-1655.

UMass Lowell softball clinic

The Danielle Henderson Softball Academy at UMass Lowell will hold summer clinics on July 13-15 for youths in grades three through six and July 27-29 for grades seven through 12.

Umass Lowell coaches and players will offer instruction in pitching, hitting, and defense.

For complete information on the clinics, times, and registration, visit www.daniellehendersonsoftballacademy.com

UNH field hockey hosts two summer camps

The University of New Hampshire field hockey program will hold a pair of four-day summer camp sessions, July 5-8 and July 9-12.

Both camps are open to junior high and high school students (as of fall 2015). Each session offers overnight ($475) and commuter ($375) options, both of which consist of four days of field hockey instruction, a full evening program and three meals daily. The overnight package also includes on-campus lodging in a UNH dormitory.

Day One of camp includes afternoon (2-4 p.m.) and evening (6-8 p.m.) sessions with an optional evening play (8:30-9:30 p.m.).

Days Two and Three consist of a morning (8:30-11 a.m.), afternoon and evening session as well as the optional evening play. Day Four concludes with a morning session.

Campers will receive instruction from the UNH field hockey coaching staff,

For more information or to register, go online to www.unhwildcats.com/camps/index. For questions regarding registration, contact Kate McAfee at kafe.mcafee@unh.edu.

UNH Field Hockey clinics

The University of New Hampshire field hockey program’s Summer Skills and Play clinics, which are open to middle and high school athletes, are held the first three Tuesdays in June (9, 16 and 23) from 6-7:30 p.m. each session with training by members of the UNH field hockey team and coaching staff.

The competitive period of game play will expose athletes to new rules of play that have been implemented at the collegiate and club field hockey levels.

The cost is $25 per session or $65 for all three sessions. Contact Ross Gorham or Claire Grogan via e-mail to register.

NHTI Camps

New Hampshire Technical Institue in Concord will be having a series of summer camps/events:

The Rip City Basketball Camp: June 22-26 for Grades 4-11; Summer Boys High School tournament July 11;Summer Girls High School tournament: July 17-18 (Contact Coach Jen Fithian at jrfithian@gmail.com).

Also: Paul Hogan Basketball Camps for the summer of 2015. Camp information can be found at www.hogancamps.com or 603-340-1719; Play On! Soccer Camp at NHTI July 13-17 for boys and girls in grades 4-10.

Shooter’s Gold Basketball Camps will also be held in 7 different towns around the state of NH. Forms are printable from the site along with information.