Nashua Blast girls lacrosse remains undefeated

LACROSSE

Nashua Blast Girls rout Exeter, 12-3

The Nashua Blast U15 Girls Purple routed Exeter, 12-3, to move to 4-0 on the season and extend its overall win streak to 14 straight games going back to last year. The Blast is currently tied for first place in the NHYLA "A" Bracket.

A superb defense anchored by Bailey Morin, Theresa Ellison, Maddie Sewade, Olivia Kingston, Britney Pearson, Grace Bellavance and Elinore Addonizio left few opportunities for Exeter to score.

So far this season, Nashua is only allowing 3.5 goals per game. Goalie Payson Mooso was outstanding, stopping nine of 12 shots for a .750 save percentage, boosting her season percentage to a .659 clip.

Kaylie Keegan got the scoring started for Nashua off a feed from Kirsten McIntire two minutes in. Julia Cote added a goal off a free position attempt with 15:30 remaining in the half. Cote scored again three minutes later after a scrum inside the 8-meter mark, scooping up a loose ball and ripping a bullet past the Exeter goalie.

With just under seven minutes to play, Cote would complete the natural hat trick scoring her third straight goal to make it 4-0.

Exeter cut it to 4-2 by halftime but Nashua’s Keegan got the offense started again just 1:45 into the second half. She executed a perfect crease roll and scored, assisted by Morin.

Four minutes later, McIntire drove past two defenders from the top of the 12-meter mark and found the back of the net after Amelia Piercy fed her on the move to make it 6-2.

Morin scored next, unassisted after she evaded four defenders, drove to the net, shot left-handed and got drilled going down hard.

After an Exeter goal (7-3), Lindsay Hult scored and two minutes later Melanie Hutchinson got a goal off a perfect Liv Hlebichuk feed to extend Nashua’s lead to 9-3.

Keegan (assisted by Cote) got her third of the game, Cote scored her fourth (assisted by Sarah Signorello) and Kiley O’Brien closed out the scoring (assisted by Hlebichuk).

Nashua faces a tough test in Derry on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Stellos Stadium.

BULLETIN BOARD

Softball

Nashua Park-Rec clinics

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will be running several free softball clinics this spring, with focus on fielding, hitting, pitching and catching.

The clinics are open to any Nashua girls ages 7-15 and all clinics are free of charge.

The clinics will use a multiple station format, keeping the girls in constant motion, and will work drills for both novice and advanced skill levels.

Contact the Nashua Park-Rec office for future clinic dates.

MYA elections

The Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) will be having elections for positions on the MYA Executive Board on May 12 at the MYA Building.

The Nominating Committee is now accepting names for the following two-year terms: vice-president, assistant secretary, and member at large.

To place a name in nomination, contact committee chairperson Gary Krupp at 424-3732 or myawrestling@gmail.com.

All volunteers and parents of an MYA participant are eligible to vote in this election. All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, the second Thursday of every month in the MYA building.

For more information, call 424-3732.

Basketball

Milford summer registration

Registration for the 19th annual Milford Summer Basketball Leagues will be held at the Light of the World Christian Church on Saturday, May 7 (9-11 a.m.), Thursday, May 12 (6-8 p.m.) and Saturday, May 14 (9-11 a.m.)

Space is limited in the league (108 slots) and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Boys and girls who are either age 10-14 as of Aug. 1, 2015 or currently in grades 5-8 are eligible to sign up.

For more information go to www.msblhoops.com.

Football

HB Jr. Cavs registration

The Hollis Brookline Jr. Cavaliers Football and Cheer Program registration is open for the 2016 season.

For more information on registration please go to the website hbjrcavs.com and review the registration process located under FAQ tab as well as what forms are required.

For information regarding football, contact Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com and for information regarding cheer, contact Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

HB Jr. Cavs coaches needed

The Hollis Brookline Jr Cavaliers Football and Cheer Athletic Program (HBJC) is currently seeking applications for all levels of football and cheer coaching positions.

These positions include head coaches, assistant coaches and junior demonstrators.

For information or to complete an application, go to www.hbjrcavs.com.

For football related questions, contact football director Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com. For cheer coaching questions, contact cheer coordinator Robin Giaconia at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

Tennis

Granite State registration

Granite State Kids summer junior tennis program is currently accepting registration.

It provides tennis instruction and match play for youths ages 5-18, for all levels, beginner through competition.

Beginner play is Monday and Wednesday mornings. Intermediate practice is Tuesday morning with match play on Thursday.

The season starts June 27 and continues through Aug. 4. The season winds up with a Tennis Carnival and NH JTT State Tournament.

Registration and more information is available on www.granitestatekids.com.

Soccer

Revolution holding contest

The New England Revolution, in conjunction with Papa Gino’s, will be having its annual "Play, Eat, Score" contest that awards five local New England youth soccer teams with the prize of a visit from a Revolution player and a pizza party at their soccer practice.

Coaches, players and family members can nominate teams to win via an entry form at www.revolutionsoccer.net/play
eatscore. Winners will be selected and awarded through June.

Fundraisers

Elks 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.