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Six Nashua youths move on in Elks Soccer Shoot

Six Nashua youths won their respective age divisions at the 15th annual Elks Greater Nashua Soccer Shoot at the Main Dunstable Road Soccer Fields in Nashua.

Twelve-year-old Joey Morse won the Boys U-14 Grid Division, scoring 31 points. ...

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Six Nashua youths won their respective age divisions at the 15th annual Elks Greater Nashua Soccer Shoot at the Main Dunstable Road Soccer Fields in Nashua.

Twelve-year-old Joey Morse won the Boys U-14 Grid Division, scoring 31 points.

Thomas Prentice , age 12, won runner-up honors with 27 points and 12-yer-old Gabe Buxton placed third.

Connor Dowling, age 10, won the Boys U-12 Grid Divison with 25 points.

Alex Noel, age 7, won the Boys U-8 Five Goal Division with 23 points. Six-year-old Abhinau

Khandeshi was runner-up and 6-year-old Maxlu Makar placed third.

Hannah Swain, 13, won the Girls U-14 Grid Division as she kicked in 26 points, edging out second place finisher Olivia Krisak, 12, who had 25 points. The Girls U-12 Grid Division was won by 10-year old Carly Morse ,who scored 37 points. Alex Pike , 10, won runner-up honors with 10-year old Natalie Coutu placing third. Katelyn Krisak, 9, won the Girls U-10 Five-Goal Division as she kicked in 25 points.

The six champions, winners of first place gold medallion ribbons, will now compete against other Elks area Soccer Shoot champions from throughout the state in Plymouth on Oct. 11 for the 2014 State Elks Soccer Shoot Championship.

State winners will advance to the Elks Region 1 Soccer Shoot in November.



Boys and Girls Club coaches needed

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua is seeking volunteer coaches for the Club’s basketball program.

The Club offers a variety of volunteer coaching position, including coaches for its year round Youth AAU Basketball Program.

The fall season will begin in early September and run through November. The Club will be hosting AAU tryouts for grades 6 and 7 on Sept. 8 and 10 at 6 p.m. and is looking for a head coach and assistant coach for this grade level.

AAU tryouts for grades 8 and 9 will be held on Sept. 9 and 11 at 7 p.m., and an assistant coach is needed for this grade level.

The Club is also seeking coaches for the its intramural basketball leagues for ages 8 to 12 and teens.

All volunteer coaching candidates must be able to pass a background check. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Mohamed Kargbo at (603) 883-0523 x233 or

Lady Panthers AAU
holding tryouts

The NE Lady Panthers Girls AAU basketball club will be hosting a free

tryout for the 2014 fall season on Sunday, Aug. 24 at 51 Crystal St., Lowell, Mass. From 2-4 p.m.

All girls in grades six thru 11 are eligible to attend. Additional information is available at or via email at


Grizzlies have openings

Team NH Baseball/NH Grizzlies, established in 1996, is looking for a few talented players to round off the U13s and U14s teams. Players will take part in local off season practices at the program’s private facility. Players must be willing to travel to out-of-state tournaments. For more information, contact the Grizzlies at

GID Baseball tryouts

Tryouts for Team GID Summer Tournament team will be September 13 at

North Common field. For more info go to or

Merrimack Youth
Baseball Elections

Merrimack Youth Baseball will hold open elections for the upcoming board of directors on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the MYA Building at 487 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack.

The following positions are up for election: Three vice president positions, treasurer, financial secretary and two league player representatives. These positions all have two-year terms.

All interested parties should contact the current MYB President, John Blades at (781) 953-4774 or email to get their names on the ballot.

For more information, go to

Nashua Baseball
Academy tryouts

Tryouts for the 2015 Nashua Baseball Academy teams will be held on on Sept. 14 at the Baseball Academy, rain or shine, at 265 Proctor Hill Road in Hollis, NH.

Tryouts are at 9 a.m. for the 10U, 11U and 12U. Tryouts are at 10:30 for ages 13U through 19U.

Features of the program include winter workouts, professional coaches, state of the art facility exclusively designated for our programs, fall baseball program, full uniform and more. The following teams will be competing in 2015: 10U New Hampshire Diamond Devils, 11U NH Diamond Devils, 12U NH Diamond Devils, 13U New Hampshire Knights, 14U NH Knights, 15 to 19 Senior NH Knights.

All ages are determined on May 1, 2015. There is a $25 tryout fee. For more information or questions, contact Coach Loftus at, or 233-5587.

Nashua Babe Ruth
Fall Baseball League

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department will be running a Fall Babe

Ruth Baseball League for current Babe Ruth and Ray Oban players ages 13 and 14 who will be league age 14 and 15 years next spring.

Games will be played on the weekends starting after Labor Day and running through mid-October. Cost of this league is $20 for the fall season. There will be no tryouts, and players will be assigned to teams.

Registration forms are available at the Parks &Recreation Office in Greeley Park or can be downloaded from the Park-Rec website at For more information, call 589-3370.


Bedford Registration

The Bedford Girls Softball League is currently accepting registrations

for its fall ball program that goes from after Labor Day until Nov. 1.

Those interested may currently sign up at

Regular registration for girls born between 01/01/97 and 12/31/04 is

$75 ($55 if able to use your existing spring uniform) with a late fee

of $20 added after August 17th. There will be skills development with

practices once a week and games on Saturadays.

BGSL recently enjoyed the league’s 40th anniversary, a successful

Spring Rec season in the Souhegan Valley League and its inaugural 12u

and 10u Tournament All -Star teams qualifying for the state tournament.


Nashua Youth Soccer registration

Registration for the Nashua Youth Soccer League fall season is now ongoing and will close Aug. 30. Any registrations received after that date may be put on a waiting list.

The league is open to boys and girls in Nashua and surrounding towns, born between Oct. 1, 1995 and Sept. 30, 2009. The season is tentatively set to begin Sept. 6.

To register, go to Also, coaches and volunteers are needed.


Hollis Brookline
volleyball clinic

The Hollis Brookline Girls Volleyball Clinic for incoming 5-8th graders will be held at Hollis Brookline High School August 25-27 from 3-4:30 pm. Cost is $25 and checks should be made out to HB Boosters. For more information, contact Becky Balfour at

Youth sports website

Local baseball coach John Roper has launced a web site called for coaches and organizations local and nationally to list event, camp, tryout and other information. There is a small fee involved per listing or coaches can pay an annual fee. For more information, go to

Gymnastics classes at UNH

The University of New Hampshire gymnastics program will offer gymnastics classes for the community on Wednesday afternoons at the UNH Field House from Sept. 3 to Dec. 10. Classes of all levels for boys and girls are taught in a safe, progressive manner.

The fall session, which is open for children ages 3 and going through eighth grade, features two separate class times: 4:15-5:15 p.m. (Session A) and 5:15-6:15 p.m. (Session B). Each session costs $175 plus a $20 registration fee if not already paid for the 2014-15 school year.

Register online by visiting For more information contact Melanie Newsky at 862-4148 or, or UNH gymnastics assistant coach Ali Carr at 862-3834 or