Cavs beat Sharks to repeat as Boys Biddy champs

The Cavaliers shut down the high powered previously 19-0 Sharks, 39-33, to capture their second straight Nashua Boys Biddy Basketball title.

A fourth quarter 11-4 run did the trick after it was tied at 11 after one, 19-17 at the half and 29-28 Sharks after three quarters.

Josh Lentz, the Cavs’ league MVP, led all scorers with 28 points after putting up 23, 28 and 29 in three previous playoff games.

Brandon Metivier added six while Rishi Patel and Colin Holbrook also helped the offense. The Sharks were led by Jaden Mursio, John Sullivan and Chris Keefe.

Leading the Cavs defensive effort, among others, were Colin and Travis Holbrook as well as Lentz.

The Cavs finished the year 19-1 and completed a two-year run, minus four starters from last year, of 39-1. They are 53-5 over the last three years.

It was their fourth title game appearance and third title overall.

CYO

St. Chris Jr. Mites fall

The St. Chris Junior Mites lost to St. Pats 30-17 in the finals of the CYO DeCosta Tournament.

Scoring for St. Chris were Johnny Canaway and Ebuka Okorie with eight points apiece, while Brayden Labrecque added a point.

Ebuka Okorie was named game MVP for St. Chris.

St. Chris boys Mites win

The St. Chris Boys Mites topped Ressurrection, 31-19, to win the Decosta Tournament.

Scoring for St. Chris were Trevor Labrecque with 14 points, Danny Klevisha (six), Bobby Canaway (five), Sam Kouchalakos (four) Chris Prangley (two).

Trevor Labrecque and Nic Dahl were selected by opposing coaches as the game MVPs.

HOCKEY

Mites

SNH Cavs 1 win title

The Southern NH Cavaliers Mite 1 team beat Wilmington Mite 1 by a 3-2 margin on Jake Morowski’s power-play goal with two minutes left to take the Valley Hockey League "AAA" Mite Championship, the team’s second straight title.

Wilmington, one of two teams to beat the Cavs during the season, took a 1-0 lead with 24 seconds left in the first on a partial breakaway and made it 2-0 early in the second.

Hollis answered with Christian Nawn’s goal that came from a couple of great passes from Owen Murphy and Broden Landsteiner.

Landsteiner would score just two minutes into the third to tie it at 2-2 and the Hollis defensive pairings of Saige Devins, Owen Murphy, the Byrne Brothers and netminder Noah Soule kept Wilmington off the board the rest of the way.

Earlier the Cavs reached the finals by knocking off Haverhill, 7-4.

Hollis took a quick 2-0 lead with goals from Brendon Doughty and Alex Gertz. Doughty added his second of the day to start the second period to put the Cavs up 3-0.

Hollis wasn’t finished as Dan Byrne and Trevor Nogler each notched a goal. Haverhill responded with a goal of its own to make it 5-1 heading into the third.

The Cavs picked up assists from Doughty, Gertz, Andrew Byrne, Owen Murphy and Christian Nawn.

Trevor Nogler added his second of the day to put Hollis up 6-1 just minutes into the third. Haverhill would respond with three straight to make it 6-4, but Broden Landsteiner scored with under a minute to go to secure the win and berth in the finals.

WRESTLING

New England Tourney

Hanning, Finn lead locals

Merrimack seventh-grader Aiden Hanning and Nashua Catholic’s Owen Finn highlighted local efforts during competition in the New England Youth Wrestling Championships held recently in Salem, Mass.

Hanning took second place in the 118-pound weight class to highlight the Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program’s efforts.

He dominated his first three opponents with strong decision wins. His only blemish came in the championship bout as he fell by a mere point.

Fellow Merrimack seventh-grader Anson Dewar also competed in the Middle School 100-pound bracket, finishing with three wins on the day before falling short of a spot on the podium with a last-second loss.

Third grader Ivey Johnson and fourth graders Owen Forrest and Mitchell Krupp competed well in the the Intermediate division although they did not place.

Nashua Catholic eighth grader Finn placed second overall in his division. He enjoyed a season in which, in addition to being a New England runnerup, he was the State and Tri-County Champion.

Fellow NC eighth grader Kyle O’Connor was victorious in his opening match of the regionals before being eliminated in the second round.

Also, St. Christopher sixth-grader Liam Finn placed sixth overall in his division.

In order to qualify to compete in this event, wrestlers had to have placed in their respective home state championship tournaments.

BULLETIN BOARD

Baseball

Nashua Babe Ruth registration

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 Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m., at Ledge Street Field. A makeup date will be Sunday, April 17 at 10 a.m., also at Ledge Street Field.

Cal Ripken Registration

Registration is now open for the 2016 spring baseball season at www.nashuacalripken.org. Any child living in Nashua age 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.

Softball

Hudson Girls League

HGSL is now accepting player registration for the upcoming season. The league is open to all surrounding towns.

Registration is available online HGSLNH.com

The age divisions based on player’s league age as of Jan. 1, 2016. Tryouts will be on Saturday, March 26, at The Tabernacle Church on Rte. 102 in Litchfield.

No tryouts are necessary for the 6U and 8U age divisions as everyone will be placed on a team.

The tryout times for other age groups are:

10U, 8:30-10 a.m.; 12U, 10-11:30 a.m.; 14U, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

There will be a free HGSL player clinic from 1-3 p.m.

There is also a Fire Travel Program tryout at 3 p.m.

Nashua Park-Rec 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 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 – 7 and 8 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 9-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 try out. 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:

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

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

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

Soccer

Nashua spring registration

Those still wishing to register for the Nashua Youth Spring Soccer League, but have 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.

FUNDRAISERS

Football/Spirit

Nashua Elks Crusaders
seeking 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 more information on different sponsorship opportunities, email necpresident15@gmail.com or deniserosher@comcast.net.