Nashua Little League All Stars win 11U Summer Classic

The Nashua Little League 11U All Star team went 6-0 in tournament play over a one-week span to win the Tyngsborough (Mass.) Summer Classic – beating teams New Hampshire teams from Pelham and Manchester, and Massachusetts teams from Tewksbury, Tyngsborough and Lowell.

In the 2-0 championship game win over Shedd Park (Lowell), Kory Caissie hit a two-run, two-out double in the top of the eighth to snap a scoreless tie.

Nick Shaw shut the door in the bottom of the eighth on the mound.

After starting the tournament with a 5-4, walk-off win over Pelham, thanks to a Sean Edwards double, Nashua went on to beat Tewksbury 10-7, tourney host Tyngsborough 8-3, and Manchester 9-3 to finish pool play at 4-0 and qualified for the final four bracket.

In the final four, Nashua needed a last inning come-from-behind win over Tewksbury – after trailing 8-5 heading into the bottom of the frame – to win 9-8 and set up the title game.

The big week from all players included home runs from Isaac Crivac, Johnny Mantone and Dean Adams, while Hunter Ward had big games at the plate all tournament.

Solid pitching came from Isaiah Hedquist, Colin Toohey, Ward, Shaw and Mantone. It was supported with great defense from Jordan Joyal, Evan Lafleur, Cooper Granville and Conner Comeau.

SOCCER

Locals pace
NH U13 girls

Following their 2-0 New Hampshire State Soccer Cup championship game victory over Seacoast United in July, GPS New Hampshire’s U13 Elite girls had a good showing, but ultimately fell 2-1 to Cleveland United GU13 Elite of Ohio in the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup finals in Aurora, Colo.

NH Elite team featured several local players, including Hunter Stonebraker (Amherst), Emma Ruvido (Hollis), Caitlyn Toom (Milford), Mikayla Thompson (Milford) and Emilee Deleo (Nashua).

GPS New Hampshire went undefeated in group stage play against regional qualifying tournament winners from Virginia, Ohio and California to advance to the GU13 Final before falling to Cleveland.

Elks Soccer Shoot set for Aug. 20

The Nashua Lodge of Elks No. 720 will host the 16th annual Greater Nashua Soccer Shoot contest from 8:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Main Dunstable Road Soccer Fields in Nashua.

The Elks Shootout is open to all interested boys and girls from area towns: Hudson, Litchfield, Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Merrimack, Milford, Wilton and Nashua.

All participants must register prior to their participation. Registrations will begin at 8:30 a.m.and is free of charge.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the eight groups (four boys and four girls). Winners will compete in the New Hampshire State Elks Soccer Championship Shoot in Portsmouth on Sunday, Oct. 16.

The Elks Greater Nashua Soccer Shoot is a two-stage contest that best represents the skill levels of four age groups: U8, U10, U12 and U14. The participant’s age on Aug. 1, 2016, is used to determine his or her age division.

The "Five-Goal Contest" is a succession of separate smaller ground level goal targets for the U8 and U10 participants (15 kicks).

The "Grid Goal Contest" uses the penalty kick distance (36 feet) to challenge the older U12 and U14 participants (15 kicks).

In the event of a rain postponement, the programs will be rescheduled on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the same location and times. For additional information, contact Elks Youth co-Chairmen Al Savage at 888-0064 or Jack Balch at 765-2844.

BULLETIN BOARD

Baseball

Nashua Fall Babe Ruth

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department will be sponsoring a fall Babe Ruth baseball program starting in September.

All current Babe Ruth League players age 13 and 14 are eligible to play. New this year, any 12 year old moving up to Babe Ruth next spring can now play.

There will be practices during the week and games on the weekend. The cost is $20. Registration forms are available on line at gonashua.com or in the Parks and Recreation office in Greeley Park on 100 Concord St.

Soccer

Nashua registration open

Fall late registration for the Nashua Youth Soccer League is now open. Boys and girls in Nashua and surrounding towns born between Oct. 1, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2002 are eligible.

General registration had been open through Aug. 6. Late registration will be open Sunday through Aug. 20 with a $40 cost that includes a $5 late fee. Registration will close on Aug. 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Registrations received by Aug. 20 will be guaranteed placement on a team. Registrations received after this date may be wait listed.

Players can register online at www.NashuaYouthSoccer.org

Hockey

Cavaliers starting
Mini Mite program

The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers will have a Mini Mite limited travel hockey program for boys and girls ages 5-8 years old.

There are two 12-week sessions, or youths may register for the full year.

Contact Paul Soule at president@cavaliershockey.org, or call 978-375-5403 for more information, including cost etc.

Football/Cheer

HB Junior Cavaliers
still need coaches

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, visit www.hbjrcavs.com.

Direct football questions to Fred Hubert at fhubert67@yahoo.com. and cheer questions to Robin Giaconia
at argiaconia@yahoo.com.

Fundraisers

Nashua 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. Also, for more information on sponsorship opportunities, email necpresident15@gmail.com or deniserosher@comcast.net.