YMCA Storm swims to first-place finish

The YMCA of Greater Nashua has announced that the Storm Swim Team’s great success at the Granite State Swimming Association (GSSA) State Meet earlier this month.

Swimmers come from all around the region: Nashua, Merrimack, Hollis, Amherst, Milford, Hudson, Brookline, Bedford, Manchester, as well as Massachusetts towns Groton, Dunstable, Pepperell and Lowell.

Thirty-three Storm swimmers competed at the three-day meet at the Raco-Theodore outdoor pool in Manchester.

The team dealt with seriously hot weather on the first and second days for the age 11-and-over sessions and cold, rainy weather for the age 10-and- under session on the third day.

The Storm team competed in the middle division against squads twice as big. According to Storm swim team head coach Rich Droser, "Every single swimmer in our 33 person squad earned points for the team. Our earned title was a huge team effort.

"The Storm coaching staff is incredibly proud of what all our swimmers accomplished this season, from YMCA Nationals to our state championship, it was entirely a team effort, with everyone contributing. After some great practices, a lot of hard work, and a ton of fun, winning our division at states was just icing on the cake – the real highlight for the coaches was how well the team worked together, and knowing that all our swimmers not only swam fast, but had a great time doing it."

The following swimmers captured state titles (many of these being the fastest swims across all four divisions):

9-10 girls medley relay – Cambria Jewett, Isabela Bobecea, Emily Theriault, Teagen Jeffers.

9-10 boys medley and free relays – Zachary Schwefler, Dylan Jewett, Dylan Fung, Cole DeHoyos.

11-12 boys medley and freestyle relays – Sami Witta, Akash Gundagathi, Noah Helmer, Eythan Brady.

Sami Witta, 11-12 boys 100-meter free and 50-meter backstroke.

Cole DeHoyos 8-and-under 50-yard free and 100-yard individual medley.

Cambria Jewett 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle.

Dylan Jewett 50-yard backstroke.

Dylan Fung 50-yard freestyle.

On the national level, Matt Lashua and Mattea Dumdey, represented the Storm Swim Team at their first national championship this month.

The swimmers competed at the IUPUI pool in Indianapolis Indiana (the swimming complex on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus).

"They had a few amazing races. They improved on their best times, and moved up the national ranking,” Droser said.

"Matt finished a few spots out of finals in the 400IM, and Mattea moved up a few spots with a best time in her 50 free. A great week, and new goals to look forward to next year."

SOCCER

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 Chairmen Al Savage at 888-0064 or Jack Balch at 765-2844.

BULLETIN BOARD

Nashua Cal Ripken fall registration

Nashua Cal Ripken Fall Ball registration is now open.

All children (living in Nashua) ages 4 to 11 (as of 4/30/2016) are eligible to play. To register, go to nashuacalripken.org.

Nashua fall
Babe Ruth program

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.

Nashua Youth Soccer registration

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 NashuaYouthSoccer.org

Southern NH Cavs Mini Mite program

The Southern New Hamspshire 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.

Southern NH Cavs hockey players

The Southern NH Cavaliers are now accepting players at the Mites, Squirts, and Bantam levels. The teams will have 2 practices per week, and 35 games during the season.

If you have any questions contact Paul Soule at president@cavaliershockey.org or 978- 375-5403.

HB Jr. Cavs seeking coaches for season

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 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.

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 ordeniserosher@comcast.