Merrimack wrestlers earn wins in Hampton

Second graders Cayden Dine and Jackson Meehan both took home first place medals with one and three pins respectively for the Merrimack Youth Wrestling Association in the recently held Seacoast Youth Wrestling Tournament in Hampton.

Dine blew away his first two competitors with strong wins by points.

In other results, Merrimack first graders Collin Schuster and Kael McAloon both finished in second place with Schuster completing one pin.

Gryffen Gelinas, grade two, took third place with two pins.

Ivey Johnson, grade three, came in second place with two pins. Meanwhile, fourth grader Owen Forrest took fourth place with one win by pin and a very narrow loss by one point in his final match.

Also, first graders, Benjamin Koudriashov and Rhys Dewar, fourth grader Mitchell Krupp and sixth grader Hunter Adams also competed in the tournament. Adams dominated his first opponent in a strong win by points.

Nashua Catholic wrestlers compete

Three Nashua Catholic Junior High wrestlers did well in the recent Tri-County Championshps in Windham.

Owen Finn won the 106-pound division, while Kyle O’Connor was third at 160 and Colin Keavey fourth in the 110-pound class. All three are from Nashua.

BASKETBALL

NASHUA BIDDY

Boys Biddy

Cougars 53, Jazz 52

Javonte Lopez came off the bench in overtime to score two field goals including the game winner with 10 seconds to play. Sid Dutta led the way with 23points and several assists.

Also scoring for the winners were Mihir Bhalla (eight points), Nick Esp (five) and Matt Bracket (four).

Sam McElliot scored 19 points to lead the Jazz, followed by Drevin Richard and Elias Bourque with nine and Dominic Pasquale, seven.

Sharks 46, Nationals 34

The Sharks’ Chris Keefe led all scorers with 14 while Jaden Murphy had 13, Ryan Haskell and Johnny Sullivan with five each.

Also helping out were Kyle Gauthier, Sam Greenberg, Dean Adams and Sam Fletcher.

Sharks 47, Cougars 36

The Sharks moved to 14-0 and locked up their division. Murphy led the way with 16 points while Chris Keefe had 13, Sullivan and Haskell with five each.

Adams, Ryan Vogel and Jake Taylor also played well.

Cavaliers 47, Knicks 25

The Cavs’ Josh Lentz led all scorers with 28 points as a 22-5 run rallied the winners from a 19-17 halftime deficit.

Also contributing offensively were Brandon Metivier, Adeen Ahmed, Nathan Smith, Rishi Patel, TJ Klein, Colin Holbrook and Chase Bowman. Jacob Soucie and Cam Miele also played well.

Jalen Glenn led the Knicks with 12 who also got scoring from Jordan Raisanen, Robert Alleyne, Ariyan Cora, Corey O’Day, and Andrew Curtain.

Cavs 39, Stars 14

Metivier had a career high 10 while Lentz led the way with 12 points. The Stars were led by Nick DiGesse, Josh Kane, and Silas Fier.

Boys Jr Biddy

Hawks 23, Saints 20

Brody Sutton led the Hawks with 13 points with help from Ryan Newcomb, Devin Doan, Liam Gallagher and Michael Witkowski.

For the Saints, Alex Landry had 10 and DJ Whalen six.

Girl Jr Biddy

Astros 24, Braves 21 (OT)

The Astros got their first win of the season, ralling from 17-11 down after three periods.

Emma Enright got six of her 11 points to lead the fourth quarter comeback, while Michelle Brinley scored all five points in overtime.

Arianna Miller also helped out offensively, while Sara and Allie Frye and Emily Sawyer played well defensively.

Astros 24 Warriors 8

The Astro’s were led by Sara and Allie Frye with six points each. Halley Gannon and Amian Pozo and Sawyer played well defensively.

ELKS HOOP SHOOT

Elks Hoop Shoot Sunday

Five Greater Nashua Elks Hoop Shoot Champions and Southwest District champions will compete Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. at Franklin Middle School in the Elks State Hoop Shoot Free Throw Championships.

Thirteen-year-old Erin Bourgeois, 11-year-olds Ariana Sola, and Colin Toohey, 9-year-old Connor Kelly and 8-year-old Taylor Joyal will compete against the Southeast, Northeast and Northwest District Champions.

The six New Hampshire champions. will then go on to the New England Regionals in Portland, Me. in March. The 12 regional champions will compete in the national finals in Chicago in April.

BULLETIN BOARD

Southern NH Cavaliers clinic

The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers will be holding a free hockey clinic for youths ages 4 to 9 on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Skate 3 in Tyngsborough, Mass., beginning at 8:20 a.m.

Youths who are experiencing hockey for the first time are welcome as basic skills will be taught.

The event is part of USA Hockey’s Try Hockey program. To register, visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com. For more information, contact president@cavaliershockey.org or call 809-8589.

Soccer

Nashua Youth Soccer registration open

Registration for the Nashua Youth Spring Soccer League is now open for youths in Nashua and surrounding towns born between Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1996.

Youths are encouraged to register at www.NashuaYouthSoccer.org by March 6. Those who register by that date will be guaranteed placement on a team; those who register after will be wait-listed and must pay an additonal late fee.

Also, coaches and volunteers are needed.

Nashua World Cup names 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 roundout current teams. Visit www.nashuaworldcup.org, or to arrange a tryout contact Jamie Modelski at jmodelski66@charter.net.

Basketball

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

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.

Baseball

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 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. For information on sponsorship opportunities, email necpresident15@gmail.com or deniserosher@comcast.net.