Knicks win Boys Jr. Biddy title
The Knicks, behind 15 points by Jon Markot, rallied from a halftime deficit to top the Hornets 31-25 to win the city championship.
Other members of the title team, coached by Kevin and Bill Shaw, included Drew and Brodie Bushey, Luke Peters, Cameron Brunelle, Ronan Bradshaw, Ezra Baez, Jasani Baez, Patrick Shaw, Prince and Aime Mpom, Sudarshan Prananna, Ansh Khurana, and Karsten Lemire.
Linc Woods and Andy Xu led the Hornets’ efforts.
The Cavaliers finished the regular season at 15-1 and have won their first two single elimination playoff games in defense of their city championship.
First, they defeated the Stars 49-39 as Josh Lentz led all scorers with a game high 29 points while rebounding well, followed by Brandon Metivier with eight points.
Also contributing offensively were Rishi Patel, T.J. Klein, Travis and Collin Holbrook and Matthew Brodeur. The Stars were led by Amaury Almonte, Praneet Nadella , Cameron Lee, Brady Sullivan.
Defensively Cam Miele and Jacob Soucie stood out for the Cavs.
In their next game, the Cavs defeated the Knicks 39-29 again with Lentz leading all scorers with 28. Colin Holbrook added six. Also contributing were Patel, Metivier and Adeen Ahmed.. The Knicks were led by Rohan Anand, Andrew Curtin and Corey O’Day.
Defensively the Cavs’ Colin Holbrook played well as the Cavs pulled away in the second half.
MYW wins 7 titles
The Merrimack Youth Wrestling program captured seven titles and three runner-up medals recently in the Schweitzer Memorial K-8 Tournament held in Springfield, Vt.
First graders Rhys Dewar and Kael McAloon both took first place medals with Dewar completing one pin and McAloon grabbing two pins on the day. Collin Schuster, also grade one, finished in second place with two wins by pin.
Second grade standout Jackson Meehan added three more wins to an 18-3 record en route to his sixth championship crown of the season.
Christian Chestnut, grade two also won a first place spot with two commanding wins by points.
Second grader Cayden Dine took second with two pins on the day and a narrow loss in his first match by a few points. Another second grader, Gryffen Gelinas took third.
Fourth grader Owen Forrest grabbed first place with two pins and a commanding win by points in his second match.
Mitchell Krupp, grade four, placed second with two pins and one point away from a win in his first match.
Sixth grader Hunter Adams received third place with one pin and a fall in a very close second match by a couple of points.
Aiden Hanning and Anson Dewar, grade 7, swept through their brackets easily beating each of their opponents to both take first place medals. Hanning had two pins on the day and a win by points in OT in his second match. Dewar pinned all three of his opponents.
SNH Cavs 5, Andover 3
Andover jumped out to a 2 – 0 lead in the first period, but the Cavaliers defense, anchored by Cameron DeFilippo with Kevin Perry, came a live and shut down the opposition for over a period and half of the game.
Sean McCarthy scored the Cavs first goal on a fast break that threaded the Warrior’s defense. The second period opened with a wrist shot goal from the blue line by defenseman Matt Tataronis . Connor Reeves and McCarthy then set up Matt Tourangeau with a quick goal.
Cavan Quinn, goalie for the Cavs with Baily Landsteiner, shut the Warriors down with a tight defensive effort.
The Warriors opened the third period with a goal, the McCarthy answered it with another fast break goal. Isaac Windsor added one more goal to the Cavs total.
The game ended in dramatic fashion when the Cavs received a penalty, but Quinn stopped the Warriors’ penalty shot to preserve the win.
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 www.gonashua.com.
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 (ages 7-8): 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 9 year old not making a Junior League team will be assigned to a Rookie League 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): 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 conditions/snow, are as follows:
9 and 10 year olds at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19 at Roby Park.
11 and 12 year olds at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Roby Park. Note: Makeup date for all 9-12 year olds is 6 p.m. Friday, April 22 at Roby Park.
13-16 year olds at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26 at Roby Park.
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 www.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, 2016.
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 10 a.m. April 16 at at Ledge Street Field. A makeup date will be 10 a.m. April 17 at Ledge Street Field.
Nashua Cal Ripken
Registration is now open for the 2016 Nashua Cal Ripken spring baseball season at www.nashuacalripken.org.
Any child ages 4-12 and living in Nashua is eligible to play. The registration fee is $40 for T-Ball, Rookies and Minors (ages 4-8), while AAA and Majors (ages 9-12) is $50 with a family cap of $75.
Tryouts for Majors and AAA levels will be held Saturday March 19 at Nashua Sports Academy (90 Northwest Blvd) from 2-5 p.m. For more information, visit www.nashuacalripken.org.
Umpire training underway
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 www.nashua
umpires.org, or email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who still wish to register for the Nashua Youth Spring Soccer League and missed the March 6 deadline will be wait-listed and must pay an additonal late fee. The league is for youths in Nashua and surrounding towns born between Oct. 1, 1996 and Sept. 30, 1996,
Visit www.NashuaYouthSoccer.org to register for for more information.
Also, coaches and volunteers are needed.
The Nashua Elks Crusaders, a non-profit youth football and cheer organization, is seeking help from the community in purchasing new equipment and uniforms for the upcoming season.
Donations can be made to Nashua Crusaders P.O. Box 7248 Nashua, NH 03063.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.