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The Nashua PAL Force Division 8 cheerleaders placed first at

the Derry Harvest Invitational in Derry on Oct. 15.

Pictured in the front row are Kalise Moore, Alyssa Stanton, Grace Brook, Ella,O'Neil-Pitary, Gwen Grondin and Emily Wynne. Team members in the second row are Kelcy Acevedo, Hannah Thompson, Arianna Virella, Kaylene Silva, Mardy Novak and Ellie Jamieson. The third row includes Nevaeh Spence, Lily Langlois, Jaiden Ackerman, Kaylee Miller, Erika Long and Adrian Kulian.
Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oct. 22 KidSports Wrapup

FOOTBALL/SPIRIT

Nashua PAL Force

Cheerleading: Force wins D-8 title at Derry Harvest

The Nashua PAL Force Division 8 cheerleaders placed first at the Derry Harvest Invitational on Oct. 15.

Members of the championship team are Kalise Moore, Alyssa Stanton, Grace Brook, Ella,O’Neil-Pitary, Gwen Grondin, Emily Wynne, Kelcy Acevedo, Hannah Thompson, Arianna Virella, Kaylene Silva, Mardy Novak, Ellie Jamieson, Nevaeh Spence, Lily Langlois, Jaiden Ackerman, Kaylee Miller, Erika Long and Adrian Kulian.

Flag: NPF Blue 49, Manchester Cobras 28

Charlie Bellavance took Blue’s first possession into the end zone behind the blocking of Thomas Laurendi. Michael Gigliotti led Blue’s next series, gobbling up yardage on each run before hitting the end zone. Samuel Marshall drove the length of the field on the next Blue possession keeping Blue in front. Ryan Forcier dashed down the sideline before handing the ball off to Lorenzo Abreu for another Blue score. Peter Wilson and Patrick Costa each drove Blue into Cobras’ territory and scored, while Marshall punched in his second TD of the day. On defense, Dylan McDermott and Patrick Keegan gave the Cobras fits all day long, setting up shop in the backfield.

Flag: NPF Red 7, NPF Yellow 7

Red’s Devyn Lavoie and sack machine David Simpson wreaked havoc all day long for Yellow signal callers. Ariyan Cora’s running set up a touchdown by Jack Hamblett behind impressive blocking by Derek Schlupf, Jake O’Connor and Reid Lavoie.

The Yellow defensive line of Michael Jigargian, Johnny Canaway and Aidan McLaughlin were all Red could handle. Chris and Cam Prangley led Yellow’s offensive attack down the field with Xavier Francis scoring on fourth-and-long. The two-headed Red tandem of Brady Sullivan and Luke Smiley was impressive but Yellow’s Bobby Canaway stopped him short of the goal line. In the games final seconds, Red’s Jayce Cora had a great run to nearly win the game, but Yellow’s Moe L’Heureux, Jerimiah Levesque and Charley’s Mewkill stood tall and kept the score tied.

Flag: NPF White 21, NPF Green 21

White took an early lead when Ben Mullett streaked down the sideline for the first touchdown of the game behind the line play of Jayden Allen and Derek Finlay.

Green struck back with Toby Brown lighting up the scoreboard behind the Peters brothers Jack and Luke.

Nathan Ruiter displayed his offensive skills scoring for White, while Zaeden Crocker and Trent Jackson opened up the running lanes. Tyler Girouard knotted the score back up with a Green TD with Drew Sheehan and Dmitri Moreno ushering him into the end zone.

Green kept the momentum rolling with Cody Morton putting up another score. White’s Austin Spooner, Bailey Landsteiner and Cody Goode kept Green from scoring again. Zach Proulx punched one in over the goal line for the final score of the game to knot it up 21-21. Green’s Nick Digesse ripped flags all over the field to stop White and keep the score tied.

3rd Grade: NPF loses to Plymouth at Stellos Stadium

Robbie Long broke the plain twice for TDs and converted a PAT. Max Ackerman and Logan Mathewson were hard to catch with several deft running plays.

Zach Howard, Andre Barry and Chris McQuinn bounced off Huskie tacklers keeping a number of offensive drives alive for NPF. Driving the defense back all day with great blocking were Chris Acevedo, Aiden Bashor and Edwin Gonzales for the NPF offensive line.

5th Grade: Plymouth 32, NPF 0

James Heitmuller and Nathan Nugent ran hard into the Plymouth line on each carry. Austin Ouellette broke out from the pack with a tackler-carrying, 40-yard run. Defender James Mackenzie created a granite wall making it very difficult for Plymouth make yard easily.

6th Grade: Plymouth 28, NPF 6

Schlyler Boykin led NPF’s offense, grinding out a TD, while Randall Jenkins dipped and darted, chalking up yardage each carry. Eric Poublon was steady as a rock at center opening holes.

Seyvon Sanchez ran disciplined patterns at wide receiver. Stacking up the tackles on defense were Matt Franco, Anthony Costa, Alex White and Adonis Johnson.

Middle School JV 42, Manchester S.W. Sabres 6

Touchdowns were scored by David Dominguez, Levi Gosselin, Enrique Alvarez and Jared Levesque. All three of the successful 2-point conversions were run in by AJ Vitali. Among the many defensive standouts, Jose Melendez took down a Sabres receiver to prevent what could have been a substantial yardage gain, and Gerardo Sanchez recovered a fumble.

Nashua Elks Crusaders

5th Grade: Crusaders 39, Londonderry 0

The Elks improved to 4-2 on the season, and with the win, continue to inch closer to a potential playoff berth.

The Crusaders jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter behind two running touchdowns from Jaylan Pacheco. The Elks kept up the offensive pressure in each of the remaining quarters, with scores from Brendon Frost, Jake Robbins (two extra point runs), Jeffrey Reza and Gabe Perrault (extra point run).

Nashua’s offense also receThe Nashua defense set the tone early in the game with big hits and key tackles from Frost, Penkala, Pacheco, McDonnell and Robbins. However, as the score indicates, the Crusaders’ defense was strong all game, and also received big performances from Cole Desmond, Tanner Plourde, Allan Godfrey and Nathanial Tejeda.

Merrimack Cardinals

Tiny Mite: Red plays tough

The Merrimack Cardinals Tiny Mite Red challenged the Bedford Bulldogs on Sunday, Oct. 9. The Cardinals’ defense started strong as Paul Joly, Connor Williams, Ryan Turley, Jake Trahan and Jameson DNolan Anderson and Boston Messier also helped to contain the Bedford offense.

Collin Lessard and Danny Mello helped open holes on the offensive line to lead Kyle Crampton into the end zone. Additional rushing yards were gained by Jake Trahan, Connor Williams and Cohen Leighton.

Tiny Mite: Red rebounds

Tiny Mite Red played well in their final home game of the season against the Rockingham County Cougars.

Although the team had a rocky first half, Kyle Crampton and Jake Trahan were able to score for the Cardinals, while Ryan Turley, Chaz Peters and Jameson Dillon made tough tackles to hold off the Cougars.

The offensive line blocked well, opening holes for Crampton to score two more touchdowns while Trahan, Cohen Leighton and Connor Williams also gained rushing yards for the Cardinals.

On defense, Turley, Peters, Williams and Alex Tobin continued to make impressive tackles for Merrimack containing the Rockingham offense.

Members of the 2011 Merrimack Cardinals Tiny Mite Red team are Nolan Anderson, Jeffrey Burke, Kyle Crampton, Jameson Dillon, Paul Joly, Cohen Leighton, Collin Lessard, Hayden Linke, Danny Mello, Boston Messier, Chaz Peters, Kevin Sheridan, Ryan Sheridan, Alex Tobin, Jake Trahan, Ryan Turley and Connor Williams.

Mitey Mites: Cards beat Cougars

The Mitey Mites celebrated their last home game with a win over the Rockingham Cougars.

In the first play of the game, Kaiden Orme scored a touchdown. Quarterback Hayden Moses had some great handoffs to Zach Twardosky, who rushed for over 150 yards and scored four touchdowns.

Several defensive stops were made by Logan Megalitis, Drew Vail and Zach Maszczak. Casey Craven carried the ball for yardage and Mason Walters recovered an onside kick.

PeeWee: Cards 25, Bedford 12

Great defense by Nick Marchand, Jacob Naylor, Jake Michalewicz and TJ Fasano allowed the Cardinals to pull away against Bedford. Merrimack scored with a 44-yard run by Joe Eichman in the first half. Quarterback Danny McKillop connected with Justin Weiser for a 50-yard score. Ty Hicks secured the lead with a PAT run. Justin Weiser intercepted a fourth-quarter Bulldogs’ pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown.

CROSS COUNTRY

Fairgrounds boys win Tri-County championship

Fairgrounds Middle School beat out 14 other schools on a 2-mile course to win the Tri-Country Boys Cross Country Division I Championship held at Nashua South.

The Fairgrounds Boys also collected 15 medals. The A team won the Division I race with scoring runners Aidan Sullivan placing fifth, Tyler North (eighth), Ryan Vermette (10th), Andrew Wakefield (12th) and Christopher Simard (15th). Other A team medal recipients were Luke Anzel and Ryan North.

In the 7th/8th Grade non-scoring race, medaling runners were Matt Ekins (third place), Cole Humber (fifth place), Christian Lowell (sixth place) and Collin Leary (ninth place).

Alex Bozek finished fifth in the 5th/6th Grade non-scoring race.

Personal Records were set by Zach Ventresca, Ben Morin, Matt Bodi, James Monis, Alex Bozek, Joe Callahan, Trevor Froburg, Corbin Grondin and David Pinheiro.

HOCKEY

Bantam: Cavaliers I goes 2-0

The Cavaliers defeated Wakefield, Mass. 6-1 and Winchester, Mass. 6-0.

Goal scorers were Evan Conners, Gordon Sears (two), Jack Ruonala, Jeremiah Latham, Dalton Doire (three), Brett Pitre (two), Cameron Richall and Sean Chipman. Assists came from Latham (four), Richall (four), Tyler Roberge (two), Sears, Doire, Evan Daskolas, Alex Fagan and Jack Shields.

Solid defensive efforts from John McPartlen and James Young, helping to keep opportunities from the opposition to a minimum. Another excellent outing between the pipes was turned in by goalie Curtis Richall.