Nashua Hoop Shoot champs on to regionals

Two Greater Nashua Elks Hoop Shoot Champions and state Southwest District champions, 12-year-old Ariana Soloa and 11-year-old Ryan Haskell, won their respective divisions in the New Hampshire State Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Championship in Epsom.

The Nashua Elks’ other three Southwest District Champions competing were 10-year-old Aliyah Vasquez and 9-year-olds, Taylor Joyal and Navein Sribalaharan.

Sola, who won the age 10-11 Girls State Elks title last year, dropped in 22 of 25 free throws to repeat as a state champion. Haskell, 11, also went 22 of 25 from the line to win the boys 10-11 title.

The other four state winners were Eliza Wagstaff of Littleton, age 9; Lucas Diamond, age 9; and 11-year-old Kara Brown, both of Plymouth, and Matthew Wagner, age 12, from the Concord/Epsom Lodge.

Solo was also awarded the Fred Rheault Memorial Sharpshooter Trophy as the top girls shooter. Diamond won the Harry Mullen Memorial Sharpshooter Trophy as he sank 23 free throws.

The six state champions will now move on to the New England Regionals in Portland, Maine, on March 25.

The Nationals will be held in Chicago in April.

Nashua Jr. Biddy

Eagles 38, Nuggets 18

Connor Walker and Ryan Caruso led the Eagles with four each followed by two apiece for Ryan DuVarney, Mathis Faucher, Izaiah Traverso and Darius Smith.

Brad Van Hirtum, Evan Linscott, Sebastian Laleau and Nick Sanossian had two each for the Nuggets.

Nuggets 41, Jazz 21

The Nuggets’ David Taylor led all scorers with 14 while Sanossian added 13 and Linscott, 10. Leo Depaolo led the Jazz with 11 while Owen Duprey (six), Owen Merrill and Jack McAllister (two each) contributed.

Wrestling

MYW does well

at Queen City Classic

Some 22 members of the Merrimack Youth Wrestling Program competed in the recent annual Queen City Classic with the following results:

Kindergartner Andrew Schuster took third place on the podium with a win by points and one extremely narrow loss in OT.

Ryan Marone, grade one, captured a fourth place medal while second grader Liam Newman breezed through his bracket pinning all of his opponents and taking first place.

Benjamin Koudriashov, Collin Schuster, Rhys Dewar, all second graders, all finished second with Koudriashov winning two by pin and Schuster with one win by pin. Dewar wrestled up in a higher age bracket and still had two wins by points.

Second graders Kael McAloon and Aiden Kennedy both took third place with McAloon completing one win by pin.

Micah Dodds and Luke Emond, grade two, both took fourth place medals.

Third grader Jackson Meehan took a second with one win by pin. Cayden Dine and John Regal, both grade three, took third place, each winning one by pin. Dine narrowly lost one of his matches by a single point.

Fourth-grader Ivey Johnson took second place and completed one win by pin

Mitchell Krupp, grade five, brought home a second place medal with one win by pin.

Fifth grader Owen Forrest battled his way to fourth place falling in a close match in the final round.

Brothers J.J. Bright, grade five and Liam Bright, grade two, both captured first place titles. Liam Bright pinned all of his opponents while J.J. Bright had one pin on the day and two by points.

Seventh grader Hunter Adams notched his first win of the season to finish third.

Eighth graders Aiden Hanning and Zachary Maszczak each pinned everyone en route to first place. Hanning wrestled up in one of his matches against an opponent that outweighed him by 40 pounds and still took the win by pin.

Anson Dewar had two wins by pin to finish in second place. His one loss on the day was very narrow in overtime.

Swimming

Aquamarines compete

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s syncronized swim team, the Aquamarines, recently had a good showing at the New England Synchronized Swimming Association North and South, Junior-Senior Championship and 13-15 Championship in Worcester, Mass.

Jessie Wang, Tracy Rutegengwa, Ellie Hood, Jardine Allen, and Alise Kaplan competed in the Junior team event and finished third overall. Rutegengwa and Ellie Hood were third in the 13-15 age group with their duet, and the team’s soloists, Jardine Allen and Wang also placed well in their respective groups.

The team is coached by Sammy Goy, Cait MacGregor, Kristyna DiBona, and Alyssa Cotreau.

They will compete next in their Annual Water Show which will take place at the Boys & Girls Club in Nashua on March 25 at 2 p.m. The show is open to the public. Contact the Boys & Girls Club for ticket information.

The Aquamarines train Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from September to late June. Any Club member interested in trying out or for more information on the team and its upcoming events, contact head coach Sammy Goy at sgoy@bgcn.com.

Bulletin board

Nashua baseball

The Nashua Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming Babe Ruth Baseball season. Registration forms are available at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall. Forms are available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and our website at www.
gonashua.com. New this year – you can register and pay online at the website.

All players League Age 13 must sign up and tryout to play on a Babe Ruth Team. Your League Age is your age as of May 1, 2017.

Deadline for registering is April 5, 2017. Any new players to Nashua ages 14 and 15 need to register and try out at the dates listed below.

All returning players are asked to fill out a registration form before the season starts.

Tryout dates are for all players/age groups on Saturday, April 8 at Ledge Street Field at 10 a.m. A makeup date is Sunday, April 9, same time and location.

Greater Nashua Little

League registration

Spring registration for the Greater Nashua Little League for youths ages 5 through 13 is now open
online at nashualittle
league.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 online at nashuacal
ripken.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 Feb. 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 nashuaumpires.org, or by emailing Scott at nashua
umps@gmail.com.

Nashua Park-Rec Softball

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Deptartment is now accepting player registration forms for the upcoming softball season. Registration forms will be available in mid-March at the following locations: Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, Nashua Public Library and City Clerks Office at City Hall. Forms are available now at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park and our website at gonashua.com. New this year – you can now register and pay online at the website.

The age divisions are as follows: League Age is age as of Jan. 1, 2017.

Junior League – Ages 9-12 years. Nine-year-olds can register and try out for the Junior League. All returning Junior League Division players do not need to register or try out, they return to their old teams. Only new players need to register and try out.

Senior League – Ages 13-16 years. All 13-year-olds and new players need to register and try out. All returning players stay with their old team.

Tryout dates are as follows: Tryouts subject to change depending on field conditions and snow. Junior League tryouts (ages 9-12) will be on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. at Roby Park. A makeup date will be Thursday, April 20, same time and location.

Senior League tryouts (13-16) are Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at Roby.

MCAA clinics

The MCAA is currently holding a series of baseball and softball clinics on Saturdays and Sundays 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 Feb. 25 and March 4.

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

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

For cost and information, contact for baseball Rob Howard at 912-0012 (base
ball@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).

Nashua Youth Soccer

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.