Nashua Catholic sweeps wrestling tri-meet

Host Nashua Catholic topped both Rundlett Middle School of Concord, and Keene Middle School in a recent wrestling tri-meet.

Standout performers for the locals included sixth grader Liam Finn, who went undefeated in his four matches and Erik Curcio and Evangeline Rockwell who each won three.

NC’s Kyle O’Connor, Jackson Gates and Owen Finn each won twice. Other Wildcats who were victorious throughout the meet include Anthony Sanchez, Manny Fernandez, Phil Maigatter, and Sam Scannel.

MYA wrestlers solid in Chelmsford

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program had several wrestlers perform well at the recent Chelmsford (Mass.) Youth Wrestling Tournament.

First graders Collin Schuster and Rhys Dewar both finished in second place with two pins each on the day.

Second graders Christian Chestnut, Cayden Dine and Jackson Meehan all took second place with one win by pin each. Another second grader, Marc Tocci took fourth place.

Fourth graders Owen Forrest and Christian Makowski captured first place with two pins each and Forrest dominated his first opponent with a win by points. Mitchell Krupp, grade four, finished in second place with two pins on the day, falling in a tough last match by points.

Seventh grader Anson Dewar rolled through his bracket to take first with two wins by pin and a strong win by points.

BASKETBALL

Nashua Biddy

Boys Biddy

Sharks 44, Trotters 21

Jaden Murphy led the way with 10 points for the Sharks, with Chris Keefe adding eight, Ryan Haskell with six and Johnny Sullivan chipped in five. Jake Taylor, JT Taylor, Kyle Gauthier, Sam Fletcher, Sam Greenberg, and Dean Adams also got in the scoring column.

Sharks 41, Nationals 25

The Sharks moved to 8-0 as Murphy led all scorers with 16. Keefe , Adams, Fletcher, Haskell, Gauthier, Kal Thillakar, Jake Taylor, Ryan Vogel, and Kevin Estralla all scored as well.

Jazz 59, Royals 24

Jazz player Sam McElliots had a game-high 20 points while Drevin Richard added 14. The Royals were led by Sam Karugus’ six points. Dominic Pasquale played well defensively for the winners.

Cougars 43, Jazz 34

Sid Dutta put the game on ice with a 3-point play and scored a game high 11 points. Eddie Garcia scored the go ahead free throws with one minute to play, and scored 10 points.

Tyler Armeen had 10 points, while Koustav Datta and Javonte Lopez added four.

Sam Elliott led the Jazz with 10 points and Devin Richard had eight while Dominic Pasquale and Aklil Kammilla each scored four.

Cavs 52, Warriors 42

The Cavs’ Josh Lentz led all scorers with 30 points (14 in the first quarter). Also contributing on offense were Rishi Patel, TJ Klein, Brandon Metivier, Colin and Travis Holbrook, Nathan Smith and Jacob Soucie.

The Warriors were led by Issac Acorn (17 points) and Nolan Mederois (10). Also contributing were Sam Bosch, Andre Acorn, Sam Dufoe, Nick Root, and Josh Redman. Cam Miele, both Holbrooks and Lentz stood out defensively for the winners.

Cavs 42, Bucks 14

Lentz had 14 points with help from Patel, Metivier, Adeen Ahmed, T.J. Klein, Alan Small and Colin Holbrook. Defensively, the Cavs’ Matthew Brodeur and Chase Bowman played well.

The Bucks were led by Devin Sawyer and Michael Popik, with good games also by Michael Rustein , Matt Oliver, Preston Thompson and Issac Smith.

Boys Junior Biddy

Spurs 19, Bulldogs 14

Jack McAllister hit two free throws as time was running out to secure the win. Steven Tejada and Peter Donovan led the Spurs in scoring, with Alex Petrillo also contributing.

Severen Johnson was solid on defense, with help from Ian Hall and Quincy Kirchberger.

Boys Bantam

Jets 66 Knicks 28

The Jets moved to 4-1, led by the offense of Luis Ortiz (11 points) and Adam Kelliher (12 points) and the rebounding of Bam Paquette, Ben Morin and Codi Houston. The Knicks were led by Paul Murtagh, Jr.’s 10 points.

BULLETIN BOARD

KoC Free Throw Championships

Boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are eligible to participate in the local level of competition for the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 1-2:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Gym, 708 Milford Road (off Route 101A), Merrimack. Registration is at the start of the event, and there is no cost to participate. There is no pre-registration required.

Youths will compete in their respective age divisions and winners will be able to progress through the state compeition. All contestants on the local level will be recognized for their participation in the event and trophies are provided for council champions.

For additional information contact Eric Dano at evdano@comcast.net.

Nashua Little League Registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 Greater Nashua Little League spring baseball season at http://nashuall.nashualittleleague.org/.

Any child living in Nashua, Hudson, or Dunstable, Mass., ages 4 to 13, are eligible to play (age on April 30, 2016).

The registration fee is $40 per child with a max family rate of $90. There will be four divisions of play (T-Ball, Farm, Minors, and Majors).

All players ages 10-12 not currently on a Major league roster and all players ages 7-9 not currently on Minors roster must try out. There will be three tryout dates (one each in January, February, and March) to be determined.

For more information go to http://nashuall.nashualittleleague.org/.

Nashua 2016 Cal Ripken Registration now open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Nashua Cal Ripken spring baseball season at www.nashuacalripken.org.

Any child living in Nashua aged 4 to 12 is eligible to play.

The registration fee is $40 for T-Ball, Rookies and Minors (ages 4-8) while AAA & Majors (9 to 12) is $50 with a family cap of $75. There is a discount to register prior to Jan. 15.

For more information go to www.nashuacalripken.org.

FUNDRAISERS

Nashua 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.