Merrimack boys win U12 indoor soccer title
The sixth-seeded Merrimack Marauders won the Boys U12 Hampshire Dome indoor soccer championship for the top playoff division, beating the Nos 3, 7 and 1 seed the 3, 7, and 1 seeds consecutively in the playoff tournament. Those three teams had regular season records of 7-1, 4-4, and 8-0, respectively.
Marauder players included Hunter Bailey, Tyler Barnard, Nick Boucher, Gavin Clark, Kyle Egan, Sam Epstein, John Heimberg, Gavin Kurdek, Preston Ostrom, Florian Werner, and Tobias Werner.
Three local teams in
Synchro Stars Synchronized Skating Team Inc., representing Gate City Figure Skating Club of Nashua, is sending three of its top teams to compete at the 2016 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships in Richmond, Va., from Jan. 27 through Jan. 31.
Over 40 skaters who comprise the Preliminary, Open Juvenile and Intermediate teams of Synchro Stars will be competing against teams from all over the East Coast.
This championship is the first step in determining who will represent the Eastern Section in the National Synchronized Skating Championships.
All teams will perform a rigorous routine that is judged on technical skills as well as creativity and showmanship.
SNH Cavaliers win two
The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers skated to wins over a pair of Massachusetts hockey teams this past week.
In a 5-1 win over the Wakefield Warriors, Cavan Quinn played well in net with defensive support from Keith Hubbert and Grant Gunderson. The Cavaliers goals were by Isaac Winsor, Keven Perry, Sinead Macaraeg, Sean McCarthy and Connor Reeves.
The Cavaliers then topped the Masco Chieftains, 5-3. The Nashua duo of Evan Doughty and Sean McCarthy scored two each, and Winsor delivered the other goal. Matt Tataronis provided two assists in the win.
Reeves was in goal and held off a late Chieftain rally with a
stout defensive effort by Emma Dunn, Cameron Defilippo and Steven Strong.
MYA claims two Blue Hawk Tournament champs
Second-grader Jackson Meehan and third-grader Ivey Johnson represented the Merrimack Youth Association wrestling program well in Stratham recently, winning their respective weight classes at the Blue Hawk Tournament.
Johnson pinned all of her opponents, while Meehan had one pin on his way to victory.
First-graders Rhys Dewar and Kael McAloon finished second and fourth, respectively, with one pin each.
Fellow first-grader Collin Schuster also competed and fell in his first match by a single point.
Second-graders Gryffen Gelinas and Cayden Dine took fourth and third, respectively. Gelinas had one pin and Dine had two pins on the day.
Fourth-graders Owen Forrest and Mitchell Krupp both fought hard, taking fourth place.
Jazz 50, Sonics 14
The Jazz defeat a shorthanded Sonics squad as Trevor McLuin and Sam McElliott led the way for the winners.
Louis Vargas and Zyniah Brinson played well for the Sonics, while Devin Rouleau and Neil Khuranna played well defensively for the Jazz.
Jazz 40, Lakers 20
Elias Bourque and Sam McElliott led the way for the Jazz with solid all around play. Playing well for the Lakers were Zack Kouchalakos and Eddie Vivella. The Jazz were led defensively by Daniel Miranda and Chris McQuinn.
Cougars 49 Royals 15
Eddie Garcia led the Cougars with 18 points, Tyler Armeen had 12 points, while Luis Ortiz added 10. Sam Karuga scored 11 points for the Royals.
Cougars 52 Celtics 51
The Cougars, in a game that went down to the last possession, were led by Tyler Armeen (22 points), while Eddie Garcia added 12 and Matt Brackett had 10. The Celtics were led by Spencer Labrecque with 19 points, Dalton Orino with 17 and L.J. McKanobb with seven.
Sharks 48, Braves 25
Great games offensively by Jaden Murphy, Johnny Sullivan, Josh Taylor, Jake Taylor, Chris Keefe, Ryan Haskell, Kyle Gauthier, Sam Fletcher, Ryan Vogel, Kal Thillai, Sam Greenberg and Dean Adams.
Sharks 46, Saints 23
Playing well for the 10-0 Sharks were Murphy, Sullivan, Josh Taylor, Jake Taylor, Haskell, Gauthier, Fletcher, Greenberg, Kevin Estrella, Dean Adams.
Cavaliers 42, Stars 14
The Cavaliers, who jumped out to a 14-0 lead, were led by Rishi Patel, Adeen Ahmed and Josh Lentz each with eight points.
Also contributing where Nathan Brodeur, Jacob Soucie, Brandon Metivier, T.J. Klein, Alan Small and Travis Holbrook.
Cam Miele and Chase Bowman played well defensively for the Cavs.
The Stars were led by Brady Sullivan’s six points, and four more by Silas Fier.
Also contributing were Joey Deck and Praneet Nadella.
Cavs 48, Knicks 38
Lentz led all scorers with 25 while Patel, Metivier (eight apiece) and Colin and Travis Holbrook, Nathan Brodeur, and Small all played well.
Jalen Glenn, Jordan Rasisanen, Robert Alleyne, and Austin Borroto played well for the Knicks.
Cavs Nathan Smith and Matt Brodeur and Jacob Soucie
Jets 65 Spartans 41
The Jets were paced by Ben Morin’s 12 points and 20 rebounds.
Ten Jets scored including Alex Amigo (11), Derek Downing (10), Luis Ortiz (five), Tyler Arnesen (seven) and Mitch Williams
Varun Lingadal led the Spartans with 12 points.
Celtics 53 Suns 51
The shorthanded Celtics were led by Anthony Agor and Yandell Mateo.
Micheal Beuadette had 16 for the Suns. Marcus Watts also played well.
St. Chris Boys Mites 30,
Infant Jesus 24
St. Chris improved to 6-1 as scoring were Trevor Labrecque (15 points), Bobby Canaway (six), Danny Klevisha (four), Sammy Kouchalakos (three) and Patrick Keegan (two).
St. Chris Girls Mites 17,
Ressurection 15 (OT)
Julia Gadbois’s two free throws at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime and Kelechi Okorie hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left to win it in the extra session.
Ava Soucy, Cameron Iaquinta and Emily Dowling each had two points, while Kate Daley had three, Julia Gadbois contributed four and Okorie scored five.
Kate Hansen and Sage Underwood had some key steals on defense.
St. Chris Jr. Mites 22,
PMA White 6
Ebuka Okori led the scoring with 13 points as St. Chris improved to 4-1.
Johnny Canaway added six while, Ryan Fauteux (two) and Zach Samorelli (one ) also scored.
Charlie Dabrowski and Theo Leonard rebounded well for the winners.
Nashua World Cup
names new director
Nashua World Cup Soccer has named Bruno Victal as Club Director. A native of Brazil, Victal was a professional soccer player brought to the area by the New Hampshire Phantoms in 2001.
The organization is also looking for players to round out current teams.
Visit www.nashuaworldcup.org, or to arrange a tryout contact Jamie Modelski at email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus
Free Throw contest
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) in 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@
Nashua Little League
registration now open
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 Majorse roster and all players ages 7-9 not currently on a Minors roster must try out.
There will be three tryout dates – one each in January, February and March – which are still to be determined.
For more information go to http://nashuall.nashualittleleague.org/.
Nashua 2016 Cal Ripken
registration is underway
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 and 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.
Nashua Elks Crusaders football, cheer programs 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.