Eight locals reach state final of Elks Soccer Shoot

Eight Greater Nashua Elks Soccer Shoot Champions will be competing at Portsmouth High School on Sunday, Oct. 16 for the New Hampshire State Elks Soccer Shoot Championship.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the Shootout will begin at 10.

The local competitors are:

12-year-old Max Lopez, U-14 Boys Grid Champion; 10-year-old Joona Hantula, U-12 Boys Grid Champion; 8-year-old Maxim Maker, U-10 Boys 5-Goal champion; 7-year-old Alexander Sennick, U-8 Boys 5-Goal Champion; 12-year-old Carly Morse, U-14 Girls Grid champion; 11-year-old Alexandria Kapopoulos, U-12 Girls Grid Goal champion; 8-year-old Samantha Pellerin, U-10 Girls 5-Goal champion; and 6-year-old Bianca Sadeski, U-8 Girls 5 Goal champion.

The U-8 and the U-10 champions will compete in the Five Goal Soccer Shoot with each kicking 15 shots for score. The U-8’s will kick from a distance of 15 feet and the U-10’s from 18 feet with the five goals ranging from 48 inches wide down to 17 inches wide.

Meanwhile, the U-12 and the U-14 champions will kick from 36 feet at a grid goal with assorted size openings that will be attached to the front of a regulation 24-foot soccer goal.

Contestants will have 15 kicks for score.

The eight local champions will be competing against other area champions from throughout the state. The U-8, U-10, U-12, and U-14 winners will move on to the the Area One Regional Soccer Shoot competition in Vermont on Nov. 5. That will be the final level of Elks Soccer Shoots.

HOCKEY

Cavs Pee Wee 2 split pair in Valley League

First, in Valley League Play, the Cavs defeated the Reading Rockets, 4-1, thanks in part to suffocating defense by Emma Dunn of Hollis and Bailey Landsteiner of Nashua, while goalie Connor Reeves of Pelham needed to stop just four shots.

Sinead Macaraeg of Hudson set up Niko Mastakouras of Groton, Mass, for a blue line slap shot goal. Logan Bower had his first hat trick of the season with an assist from Cameron DeFilippo of Nashua and had two breakaway goals.

The Cavs later dropped a 3-1 decision to the Wakefield (Mass.) Warriors.

The Cavs’ lone goal was by Bower, assisted by by Sinead Macaraeg. Matt Tataronis of Hudson and Travis Asimakopoulos played well defensively, especially in the first two periods.

The Cavaliers’ next game will be in Haverhill, Mass. vs. the Newburyport Clippers.

FOOTBALL

Nashua PAL 8u wins

Nashua had a good offensive week vs. the Norock Vikings with touchdowns by Ben Kelly, Adrian Cruz, Dylan Noble, Connor Johnston, and Kobe Perry.

Key blocking was made by Aivan Garcia, Jack Krulikoski, Johnston, Ian Leonard, David Bedard, and Brady Borromeo.

Other key runs were made by Jayden Beaulieu, Tayten Zubhuza, Jack Krulikoski, and Aden Pimentel.

Playing well defensively with numerous tackles were Johnston, Mason Dandeneau, Josiah Spleen, Nick Wilkinson, Trevor Droulin, Krulikoski, Dharyus Sisay, Alex Sebastian, Ian Leonard, and David Bedard.

NOTE: By rule scores are not recorded publicly for this level.

BASEBALL

Gr. Nashua Little League Fall Ball

Nashua Navy 13,
Manchester West 3 (5 inn.)

Dean Adams and Cooper Granville combined on the mound with Adams giving up one run over three innings while Granville’s lone hit against was a two-run homer.

At the plate the offense was in full gear thanks to Kory Caissie, Jacoby Caissie, Hunter Ward, Ryan Parks, Nick Shaw, and Granville.

Nashua Navy 7, Bedford Red 3

Shaw and Granville each threw three innings as Nashua remained unbeaten heading into the playoffs.

Offensively, hits came from Hunter Ward, Ryan Parks, Colin Toohey, Isaac Crivac, Kasey Dionne, Shaw, and Granville. Morgan Lang and Karthik Rao each hit the ball well while Adams called a great game behind the plate while throwing a runner out at second base.

This win left Nashua Navy undefeated in regular season play with playoffs up next.

BULLETIN BOARD

Wrestling

Merrimack Youth Wrestling Parent Night/Registration

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Parent Information Night is Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Merrimack Middle School, while pre-registration for the season is currently open.

The program is open to Merrimack boys and girls in grades K-8. Parents/Youths can meet the coaches and learn about the program before registering.

Prospective wrestlers can be dressed in shorts and t-shirts as they will get a chance to get on the mats for some wrestling games. If they already have wrestling shoes, they should bring those too.

Youths may pre-register for the season online at www.myawrestling.com and also attend one of two in-person registration sessions on Saturday, Oct. 22, or Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the MYA Building to finalize the registration process.

Anyone unable to attend either of those dates can email the director, Gary Krupp, at director.mya
wrestling@gmail.com to make other arrangements for youths to get registered for the upcoming season.

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.