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Nashua Cal Ripken team wins district title

Nashua 10-and-Under

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Nashua 10-and-Under

win district title

The Nashua 10-and-under Cal Ripken All-Stars topped Merrimack, 13-3, to win the District IV championship thanks in part to the efforts of tourney MVP Issac Zhang, who pitched three scoreless innings and had two hits.

River Hart and Cody Rocheleau both had two hits to pace the Nashua attack, and Drevin Richad and Brandon Metivier both scored twice.

Drevin Richard and Brandon Metivier both scored twice. For the tournament, Zhang tossed nine scoreless innings and had five hits in the three games.

The other two games featured a 6-2 win over Merrimack and a 8-0 win over Bow. In the first Merrimack game, Richard, Travis Holbrook, Jacob Langenfeld and Rocheleau each had big hits. Zhang had two hits and two runs scored in the Bow win.

Nashua 12U Red


Nashua was eliminated by Contokook by an 8-6 margin from district play. However, the locals won several games before then, including a 10-2 win over Hollis Brookline as Mason Matylewski pitched a complete game. Keegan Mills hit his fourth homer of the tournament and Chase Nickerson made a great defensive play.

In other games:

Nashua Red 10, Bow 0

Colton Welch pitched a perfect game with eight strikeouts while Matylewski hit two big home runs while Mark Thibault smacked a grand slam.

Nashua Red 10,

Lebanon 0

Hector Rodriguez retired 12 straight hitters after a leadoff error and Anthony Forgione had a big hit.

Souhegan Valley 5,

Nashua Red 4

Mills took the loss on the mound but hit two home runs.

All-Star rosters:

9-and-Under Blue

Pierce Beaulieu, Daniel Bentley, Luis Cano, Grace Cardin, Nathaniel Collins, Robert Cullerton, Joseph Deck, Chase Devins, Ryan Haskell, Jake O’Connor, Caleb Rich, Nicholas Root, and Alex Thibeault

9-and-Under Red

Ryan Bourgeois, Ian DeLuca, Abimael Gonzalez, Colin Holbrook, Ryan Jolicoeur, Connor Kozyra, Nolan Mederos, Conor Ross, Devin Sawyer, Nathan Smith, Sean Sullivan and Juan Torres

10-and-Under Red

Drew Frost, River Hart, Travis Holbrook, Christopher Keefe, Leo Kopicko, Jacob Langenfeld, Joshua Lentine, Trevor McLuin, ,Brandon Metivier, Drevin Richard, Cody Rocheleau, and Isaac Zhang

11-and Under Red

Peter Bauer, Gavin Belesca, Spencer Champagne, Rory Curran, Nolan Foss, Thavary Hay, Alex Lambalot, Josh Lentz, Varun Lingadal, Jeffrey Lugo, Liam Novak, Jimmy Reel, and Zach Rioux

12-and-Under Blue

Efrain Beltran, Nicholas Bourlier, John Handy, Zakary Hureau, Eren LaBonte, Thomas McLuin V, Sean Michael, Kyle O’Connor, Parker Obenhofer, Adam Paquette, Samuel Power, and Dante Young.

12-and-Under Red

Brian Ascani, Nathan Chisolm, Anthony Forgione, Ryan Lopez, Mason Matylewski, Braden McDonnell, Keegan Mills, Chase Nickerson, Hector Rodriguez, Jacob Smith, Matthew Thibault, and Colton Welch

AAA Championship

Pirates 11,

Diamondbacks 10

Brandon Metivier pitched well and and Saul Ulloa forced home the winning run with a walk for the win as the Pirates rallied in the last inning from a 10-8 deficit.

Colin Holbrook. Brandon Metivier, Joshue Mpoe, and Brian Chisolm all had big hits.

Nashua Little League

The Nashua Little League 11-12 all stars won their first game Thursday against Danville, 8-0.

TJ Gillis and Kevin Collins combined for a one-hit shutout, with Gillis striking out 10 over 42⁄3 innings.

Gillis helped his own cause in the first by taking the second pitch of the game over the left field fence off the scoreboard for a solo home run.

Jack O’Malley added a two-run homer over the center-field fence in the fourth, and Kevin Collins added a solo homer and three-run shot in the fifth and sixth innings.

Adam Gosselin hit a triple and scored on a heads-up base running play to round out the scoring.


Two Nashua World Cup

teams in Regionals

Two Nashua World Cup boys soccer teams, the Under-12 boys 01/02 Elite and the Under-15 98/99 Elite are competing in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.through July 1.

Round robin games wrap up on Sunday.

Following a rest day, semifinal matches will be played Monday, June 30 and the Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on July 1.

The Region I Championships feature top teams in the Under-12 through Under-19 age groups with round robin games through Sunday. Following a rest day, semifinal matches will be played Monday, June 30 and the Region I Champions will be crowned following final games on July 1.

Regional winners of tourneys from Under-13 to Under 19 earn a berth in the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships to be held July 21-27 at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md.

Daily reports and complete results from the regional tournament will be available at


Merrimack Youth

Basketball Elections

The Merrimack Youth Association (MYA) Basketball Program will be having elections for positions on the Board of Directors on Monday, at 7:30 p.m. at the MYA Building. Positions are held for one year and run from July to June.

For more more information, contact MYA Basketball Director Jim Noon at

Nashua Park-Rec Fishing Derby

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department along with the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club, US Fish Hatchery, and the Nashua Police Athletic League will hold Ninth Annual Summer Fun Fishing Derby on Saturday July 12 from 9 a.m.-11a.m. at the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club on Horse Pond Ave., just north of the Nashua Mall on Broad St.

The Fishing Derby is open to youths ages 5-12 and is free. All youths should bring their own pole but bait is available for all who need it. All fishermen need to be accompanied by an adult.

There will be prizes for the following categories: First Fish Caught, Biggest Fish Caught and, Most Fish Caught. In addition there will be raffle prizes drawn after the award ceremony. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Horse Pond Fish & Game Clubhouse.

After the award ceremony all fishermen and their families are invited to a cookout at the clubhouse. The first 75 registered participants also receive a Fishing Derby t-shirt.

To register, call the Parks-Rec Dept. at 589-3370.


soccer clinics/Classic set

The UMass-Lowell High School Summer Classic will be on July 12 at the Cushing Field Complex and will be open for all boys of high school age. The cost for this event is $220 per team with a non-refundable deposit required by July 9.

Meanwhile, the UMass-Lowell Soccer Clinic, open to all boys age 12 and older and will take place between Thursday July 31 and Saturday Aug. 2. Participants can pick from two packages: the Residential Program Package for $425 or Extended Day Package for $375.

Each package lets attendees practice on the university athletic field, partake in meals at the renovated Fox Dining Hall, and participate in other recreational activities. Residential attendees will also get to stay in the new state of the art University Suites.

All clinics will be held at the Cushing Field Complex on the campus of UMass Lowell, 261 Riverside St., Lowell. The UMass Lowell Men’s Soccer coaching staff and players will oversee and coach the clinics.

For information, contact coach Jamie Wangia at 978-934-3340 or at

McCarty Hoop Camps

at St. A’s.

A Step Head Hoops (ASA Hoops will be holding the Walter McCarty Basketball Camps at St. Anselm College this summer.

For more information go to

Boys & Girls Club

swim camp

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua is hosting a summer swim camp for swimmers ages 6-19 until Aug 3, with practices held Monday-Thursday nights. More information is available by calling 883-0523.

Greater Derry Kids

Fun Runs

The Greater Derry Track Club’s Kid’s Summer Fun Run program is under way for youths ages two and up and the series continues on consecutive Thursdays from July 3-31. Registration is at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 the Pinkerton Academy track in Derry.

Greater Derry Track Club members will lead stretching exercises and offer running tips. Go to for more information.

NHTI camps

Play On! Soccer Camp will be held at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord from July 7-11 and July 14-18 for boys and girls in grades 4-10 with under the direction of NHTI men’s soccer coach Don Welford and St. Paul’s girls coach, and Derek Johnson.

Also, Paul Hogan Basketball Camps are set for the summer as follows:

Rip City Basketball Camp at NHTI June 23-27, Girls Pt. Guard/Post Player Camp June 29-July 1, Boys Pt. Guard/Post Player Camp July 2-4 and the 20th annual Specialty Basketball Camp July 20-24.

For more information about Play On! Soccer Camp go to and at Hogan Camps, LLC on Facebook. To contact coach Paul Hogan, e-mail at o340-1719.

UNH football camp

The University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Football Camp will take place July 13-17, from 5:30-8 p.m. nightly at the UNH football facilities for youths grades 6-12.

The UNH coaching staff, players, select area high school coaches and other New England college coaches will provide skills instruction. It is a full-contact camp.

Each athlete will receive a free camp t-shirt.

Grades 6-9 will practice separately from grades 10-12. There will be one hour devoted to offense and one hour devoted to defense each day, with kicking instruction taking place from 5:30-6:00 p.m. Nightly.

Registration and camper check-in will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m,. July 13, at the Paul Sweet Oval (indoor track) inside the UNH Field House, followed immediately by the first session at 6 p.m.

Camp will close with a full-contact scrimmage Thursday, July 17, at approximately 6:30 p.m. There will be certified athletic trainers in attendance before, during and after all practice sessions.

Camp tuition will be $165 if paid before July 1 and $180 if paid after July 1, including a $30 non-refundable administrative fee.

Campers must supply their own approved helmet, shoulder pads, pants, football shoes and mouth guard. For more information, contact Bob Callahan at or register on line at