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Merrimack wrestlers excel in Mass. tourney

By Staff | Jan 22, 2017


MYA team has four titles, four seconds

The Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program did well in both the Natick Youth Ed Deeley Tournament and the Big Red Tournament.

At Natick, kindergartners Andrew Schuster and Grayson Chestnut battled their way to fourth and third place, respectively.

Gryffen Gelinas, grade two, brought home his first career championship, beating his competition in a three-way tie for first with most wins by pin.

Second graders Kael McAloon and Ben Koudriashov both pulled in second-place medals with one and two wins by pin, respectively.

Other second graders, Collin Schuster and Aiden Kennedy, earned fourth and third place, respectively. Kennedy had two wins by points on the day.

Third grader, Christian Chestnut, pinned two of his opponents, moving him to second place on the podium.

Ivey Johnson, grade four, continued her good season to earn a title by pinning all of her opponents.

Eighth grader Aiden Hanning took first with three pins. Another eighth grader, Zachary Maszczak, received a hard-earned fourth-place medal with one win by points and one by pin.

Fifth graders, Mitchell Krupp and Owen Forrest as well as seventh grader Hunter Adams also competed. Forrest brought home one win by points and Krupp one win by pin.

In the Big Red tourney, third grader Jackson Meehan finished second with two wins by pin on the day.

Hanning did well once again with one win by pin and two by points for a first-place medal.

Anson Dewar, grade eight, brought home a very well earned third-place medal with a remarkable four wins by pin.

Second graders Rhys Dewar and Gryffen Gelinas, third grader Cayden Dine, fifth graders Forrest and Krupp, seventh grader Adams and eighth grader Zachary Maszczak also competed well. Forrest pulled one win by pin on the day.


Nashua Boys Biddy

Cougars 28, Lakers 22

Balanced scoring paved the way for the Cougars with Javonte Lopez and Ryan Bourgeois scoring five points, and four each for Luis Ortiz, Nick Esp, Mihir Bhalla, and Kevin McMeniman. Naveen Ravindran added two.

Jack Sullivan was the game high scorer with six points to lead the Lakers while Jaden Pena scored four. Ronit Khanna, Alexander Petrillo, Brady Kelly, Eddie Virella, Kenny Reel, and Kishan Angadi each scored two.

Cougars 38, Jazz 28

Nick Esp played an excellent all-around game and led the way for the Cougars with 14 points. Ryan Bourgeois added seven.

The Jazz were led by Aklil Kammilla with eight points and Elias Bourque with six.

Bullets 42, Satellites 15

The Bullets were led by Isaac Zhang with 16 points and Jayden Tempro with 12. Branden Welch led the Satellites with seven.

Sharks 31, Trotters 15

Ryan Haskell led all scorers while Jake Taylor and Kory Caissie both had great games on offensive for the winners.

Isaac Ndubuisi and Sam Greenberg also added baskets.

Ryan Vogel, Dean Adams, Aidan Katsiaficas, and Jeremy Kangethe rebounded well while Jayce Martinez, Kalyan Thillai, and Kiernan Adams played well defensively.

Cavs 31, Warriors 29

Brandon Metivier dropped a 10-foot jump shot with five seconds left on the clock to win it for the Cavs.

Colin Holbrook led all scorers with 14 and had double digits in rebounds. Also contributing were T.J. Klein, Jon Moore and Nathan Smith. Alan Small played well defensively for the Cavs.

Bucks 32, Cavs 28

Devin Sawyer led the Bucks with nine points while Michael Popik dominated the boards. Several players were able to help out offensively, led by Shreyas Pedda, Michael Rutstein, Ben Kalman, Preston Thompson, Owen Heizer, and Toby Brown. The Cavs were led by Metivier’s 13 points and 10 from Holbrook.

Nashua Junior Biddy

Spurs 30, Nuggets 28

Steven Rosario and Nick Sanossian led all scorers with 14. Pat Leonardo (10), Evan Linscott (six), Jacoby Cassie (five), Ben Mellin (four), Nate Mattson (one) and Joshua Mathson and Pranav Dasari added two apiece.

Eagles 40, Nuggest 22

Leading the way for the Eagles were Darius Smith and Ian Gillis with 10 points each; Evan Linscott and David Taylor led the Nuggets with seven each while Braden Van Hirtum played well defensively.



NYS spring registration

Spring registration for the Nashua Youth Soccer League is now open. Boys and girls in Nashua and surrounding towns born between Oct. 1, 1997 and Sept. 30, 2011 are eligible.

General registration will be open through Feb. 19. The cost is $35 for those who register by that date.

Late registration will be open Feb. 20 through March 5 with a $40 cost that includes a $5 late fee.

Registration will close on March 5 at 11:59 p.m.

Registrations received by March 5 will be guaranteed placement on a team. Registrations received after this date may be wait listed.

Players can register online at NashuaYouthSoccer.org


Greater Nashua Little League registration

Spring registration for the Greater Nashua Little League for youths ages 5 through 13 is now open online at nashualittleleague.org.

Cost is $40 per player with a maximum cap of $90 for families with three-plus members. Practices start in mid-April and the season runs through mid-June before the All-Star tournaments begin.

There is also a 13-year-old Intermediate Division.

Nashua Cal Ripken registration

Spring registration for the Nashua Cal Ripken Baseball League for youths ages 4 through 12 is now open on line at www.nashuacalripken.org.

Registration fees have been established:

For T-Ball, Rookies and Minors, $40 per player; Triple A and Majors, $50 per player and the family maximum cost for two or more players is $75.

For more information, go to nashuacalripken.org.

Umpire training

The Nashua Baseball Umpires Association will hold its ninth annual Umpire Academy starting on February 12, and the training is offered to anyone interested in becoming a certified Cal Ripken Baseball umpire.

The group provides in-depth rules, field and plate mechanics to help prepare anyone wishing to umpire this spring.

This year’s program will run through early April. For specific class information including times, locations and cost, go to nashua
umpires.org, or email nashua


MCAA Clinics

The MCAA is currently holding a series of baseball and softball clinics on Saturdays and Sundays beginning in January at the New England Extreme Sports Training Complex in Wilton.

Baseball clinics are Saturdays 5-6 p.m. for ages 8-10, and 6-7 p.m. for ages 11-12. The remaining clinics will be on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25 and March 4.

Softball will be held on Sundays for ages 8-12 from noon to 1 p.m. The dates are Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 26 and March 5.

Registration can be done online atmcaa.us (click on the Sports Pilot link).

For cost and information, contact for baseball Rob Howard at 912-0012 (baseball@mcaa.us) or Travis Cote at 320-2884 (tacote@comcast.net).

For softball information, contact Chris Mazzeo at 801-7585 (chris.mazzeo@comcast.net) or Scott Bilodeau at 508-615-6310 (Scott.Bilodeau@easton.com).


Southern NH Cavs Mites openings

The Southern NH Cavaliers Mini Mite limited travel program for youths ages 5 through 8 has openings.

There are 12-week sessions with two hours of ice time per week and a high coach-to-player ratio. Players should know how to skate before they participate. The coaches are USA Hockey certified.

Uniforms are provided and equipment is available.

For information, including cost, etc., contact Amy Doughty at vp@cavaliershockey.org or call 508-397-1768.


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