Fairgrounds wrestlers win middle-school tourney

Fairgrounds captured the 10th annual Mark Thibault Memorial All-City Middle School Wrestling Tournament recently.

The event, held in conjunction with the Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club, traditionally features the three Nashua middle schools (Fairgrounds, Elm Street, Pennichuck) as well as Nashua Catholic. It is held in memory of Mark Thibault, a former Nashua High School wrestler lost at sea in 2002.

This is only the Falcons second win in the tournament’s 10 year run.

"I wasn’t really expecting to win," said Fairgrounds coach Rick Lauria, who is retiring from coaching after 25 years.

"I thought our team was too young and inexperienced. I told my kids that this was our last tournament of the season, and that if everyone showed up and gave it everything they had, we had a good chance of winning. … I’m really proud of the way the kids wrestled."

Only 13 points separated all 4 teams, with Elm Street finishing second. Results by weight class are as follows:

81 pounds: 1. Matt Oliver (Elm). 2. Eli Fowler (FG). 3. Devin Wilkens (Elm). 4. Tenaya Delacruz (FG).

86 pounds: 1. Liam Finn (NC). 2. Caleb Humber (NC). 3.Breanna Trask (FG). 4.Sully Horan (Elm).

90 pounds: 1.Anthony Fernandez (FG). 2. Luke Cavanaugh (Elm). 3.Chase Devin (FG). 4. Randy Brown (NC).

94 pounds: 1. Lu Dejesus (FG). 2. Jackson Gates (NC). 3. Jason Signor (FG). 4. Evangeline Rockwell (NC).

103 pounds: 1 .Jimmy Reel (Elm). 2. Alyx Vallerand (Elm). 3. Mirenis Torres (Penn). 4. Eric Curcio (NC).

106 pounds: 1. Owen Finn (NC). 2. Connor Goodwin (FG). 3. Andrew Tate (Elm). 4. Colin Keavey (NC).

113 pounds: 1. Anthony Sanchez (NC). 2. Todd Arndorfer (FG). 3. Anthony Rivera (Penn). 4. Ashley Descouteeaux (FG).

116 pounds: 1. Zach Rioux (Elm). 2. Caden Sullivan (Penn). 3.Dylan McIntyre (Penn). 4. Reid Lavoie (Elm).

127 pounds: 1. Nick Hughes. 2. Xian Kennedy (FG). 3. Efrain Beltran (Penn). 4. Cassidy Tupper (Elm).

132 pounds: 1. Anthony Sextion (Penn). 2. Jack Washam (Penn). 3. Alexandria Powell (FG). 4. Kiara Robida (Elm).

144 pounds: 1. Owen Duda (Elm). 2. Juliana Russo (Penn), 3. Jacob Mangahas (FG), 4. Jessy Allen (Elm).

163 pounds: 1. Kyle O’Connor (NC), 2. Dominick Gentry (Penn), 3. Ben Mullett (NC). 4. Parker Sharpe (Elm).

Heavyweight:1.Nate Roach (Penn). 2. Nate Zalzal (FG). 3. Jaysse Hernandez (FG). 4. Hailey Miranda (Elm).


Nashua Jr. Biddy girls playoffs

Suns 30, Astros 14

The number one Suns advanced while the Astros were eliminated.

The Astros were led by Michelle Brinley and Sara Frye with four points each. Paige Metivier and Allie Frye also played well for the Astros.

Astro’s 14 Braves 12

It was a different result for the Astros in the first round, in which both teams played well defensively.

The Astros were led on offense by Metivier, Emma Enright and Sara Frye with four points each. Arrianna Miller also played well.



Nashua Babe Ruth ‘

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming Babe Ruth Baseball season. Registration forms are available at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall.

Forms are also available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and at gonashua.com.

All players league age 13 must sign up and try out to play on a Babe Ruth team. League age is a youth’s age as of May 1.

Deadline for registering is April 14. Any new players to Nashua age 14-15 need to register and try out at the dates listed below.

All returning players are asked to fill out a registration form before the season starts.

The tryout date for all players/age groups is Saturday, Apr. 16 at 10 a.m. At Ledge Street Field. A makeup date will be April 17 at 10 a.m., also at Ledge Street Field.

Cal Ripken Registration

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

Any child living in Nashua aged 4-12 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.

Tryouts for Majors and AAA levels will be held March 19 at Nashua Sports Academy (90 Northwest Blvd.) from 2-5 p.m.

For more information go to nashuacalripken.org.

Cal Ripken umpire

The Nashua Baseball Umpires Association will hold its eighth annual six-week umpire training program for those interested in becoming a certified Cal Ripken Baseball umpire from Feb. 28-April 9 at the Nashua YMCA.

The NBUA Umpire Academy will provide in-depth rules, field and plate mechanics to prepare those wishing to umpire this spring.

For specific class information, including times and cost, visit nashuaumpires.org, or email Scott at nashuaumps@gmail.com.


Nashua Park-Recreation Softball Registration

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming softball season.

Forms are available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and at

They will also be available in mid-March at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall.

The age divisions are as follows, with all league age is age as of Jan.1, 2016:

Rookie League – seven and eight years-old; Players in the Rookie League register and there are no tryouts. Players are assigned to a team.

Junior League – ages 9-12. Nine-year-olds can register and tryout for the Junior League. Any nine-year old not making a Junior Team will be assigned to a Rookie Team.

All returning Junior League Division players do not need to register or tryout as they return to their former Junior Teams. Only new players need to register and tryout.

Senior League Ages 13-16, and all 13-year-olds and new players need to register and tryout. All returning players stay with their old team.

There were not enough interested players to have either a Rookie League or a Senior League last year, but there will be registrations again this year in hopes of securing enough players to run these two leagues.

Tryout dates, which are subject to change depending on field condtions/snow, are as follows:

9-and-10-year-olds – April 19, 6 p.m. at Roby Park.

11-12-year-olds – April 21, 6 p.m. at Roby Park. Note: makeup date for all 9-12 year olds is April 22 at 6 p.m. at Roby Park.

13-16 year-olds – April 26, 6 p.m., Roby Park.


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 Nashua
YouthSoccer.org by Sunday, 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.


Cavaliers Hockey tryouts

The Cavaliers Youth Hockey program will be holding trouts at Skate 3 in Tyngsborough, Mass. for various age levels. There will be two tryout dates per level, a skills session and a scrimmage. Youths are encouraged to attend both sessons.

The tryout fee is $50 per child, and a registration form will be available on line in the next couple of weeks. Tryout dates are as follows:

Mites (2008, 2009 birth years) – March 11, 5:20 p.m. skills, March 14, 5:05 p.m., scrimmage.

Squirts (2006, 2007) – March 11, 6:20 p.m, skills; March 15, 5:40 p.m., scrimmage.

PeeWees (2004-2005) – March 11, 7:20 p.m., skills; March 14, 7:55 p.m., scrimmage.

Bantam (2002-03) – March 11, 8:20 p.m., skills; March 14, 8:55 p.m., scrimmage.

Midget Minors, Majors (1998-2001) – March 11, 9:20 p.m., skills; March 13, 10:50 a.m., scrimmage.

For more information, contact Chuck Richall at president@cavaliershockey.org or Paul Soule @vp@cavaliershockey.org


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.