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The Nashua PAL Force Division 13 squad gave an amazing performance at the State Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Southern New Hamphsire University, winning the Large Blue category to earn a spot in the Regional Cheerleading Competition on Nov. 27 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Members of the first place squad are: Abigail Trulock, Alexis DeRosa, Ava Thomas, Brooke O’Neill-Salazzo, Caitlyn McNamara, Elisabeth Carroll, Emily Guilbeault, Emily Hamilton, Emily Sanford, Gabby Belanger, Isabelle Gosselin, Isabelle Sheeler, Kayla Boucher, Kiara Francis, Kelsi Cora, Lauren Grabeau, Lexi LaFontaine, Madison Brooks, Madison Wynne, Marissa Trombly, Mary Michaud, Miguel Morales, Samantha Hovey, Samantha O’Loughlin, Sierah Miles, Sara Hynson, Sara Lemos, Sascha Silvia, Taylor McNeil, Kylee Winnett (student demonstrator), Kalin Hamilton (coach), Janice Winnett (coach), Terri McNeil (coach), Brandi Six (coach) and Sherry Miles (coach).
Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weekly Wrapup

FOOTBALL

Nashua Elks Crusaders

5th Grade: Crusaders advance to state title game

The Nashua Elks Crusaders beat the Salem Rams 20-0 to advance to the state championship game.

The Crusaders and Rams both threatened to score in the first quarter, but both defenses stepped up to the challenge and entered the second quarter scoreless. In the second quarter, Nashua’s Jaylan Pacheco and Brendon Frost ran well and controlled the clock, with Frost finding the end zone on a tough interior run.

Nashua’s defense was tenacious all game and received big plays in the first half from Jake Robbins (fumble recovery), Andrew Penkala (fumble recovery), Casey McNally (interception), Cole Desmond, Brandon Martin, Gabe Perrault, Max Sheperd, Braden McDonnell and Pacheco.

Nashua’s offense took control in the second half, and continued to receive strong running from Pacheco and Frost. Robbins scored the Crusaders’ second touchdown on a pass reception from Penkala, with the Crusaders adding the extra point on another completion to McNally.

The Nashua defense continued to play well in the third quarter and received big plays from Tanner Plourde, Jason Messier, Frost, and Pacheco.

Nashua found the end zone a final time in the fourth quarter on a quarterback keeper by Penkala, and tacked on the extra point on a pass reception by Jeffrey Reza. Nashua’s offensive line and receivers played well all game, with key blocks provided by Nathanial Tejeda, Alex Fortier, Tige McNulty, Perrault, Plourde, Reza, Martin, McDonnell and Pacheco.

The third phase of the game, special teams, also responded to the pressure of the big game – with McNulty (fumble recovery), Sheperd, Frost, Plourde and Pacheco coming up big.

Nashua PAL Force

3rd Grade: NPF falls to Crusaders in Super Bowl

Robby Long, Max Ackerman and Logan Matthewson barelled up field with a number of sparkling runs. The running tandem of Andrew Barry and Aiden Bashor rolled up good yardage carrying the ball. Providing outstanding blocking were Chris McQuinn, Zach Howard and Jessy Allen, Shaun Marion, Alex Forbes, Edwin Gonzalez and Christian Ayala.

Neo Helin, Matt Oliver and Logan Matthewson played great on defense making several tackles in the loss.

SPIRIT

Nashua PAL Force

Division 13: NPF wins Large Blue category

The Force Division 13 squad gave an amazing performance at the State Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Southern New Hamphsire University, winning the Large Blue category to earn a spot in the Regional Cheerleading Competition on Nov. 27 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.

Members of the first place squad are: Abigail Trulock, Alexis DeRosa, Ava Thomas, Brooke O’Neill-Salazzo, Caitlyn McNamara, Elisabeth Carroll, Emily Guilbeault, Emily Hamilton, Emily Sanford, Gabby Belanger, Isabelle Gosselin, Isabelle Sheeler, Kayla Boucher, Kiara Francis, Kelsi Cora, Lauren Grabeau, Lexi LaFontaine, Madison Brooks, Madison Wynne, Marissa Trombly, Mary Michaud, Miguel Morales, Samantha Hovey, Samantha O’Loughlin, Sierah Miles, Sara Hynson, Sara Lemos, Sascha Silvia, Taylor McNeil, Kylee Winnett (student demonstrator), Kalin Hamilton (coach), Janice Winnett (coach), Terri McNeil (coach), Brandi Six (coach) and Sherry Miles (coach).

BASKETBALL

Tryouts

Two dates set for Crusaders

The New England Crusaders, the only Nike sponsored girls’ basketball club in New England, is holding tryouts for its fifth and sixth grade teams on Dec. 17 and Jan. 7, 2012 from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Manchester Boys & Girls Club at 555 Union St. in Manchester.

The Crusaders have teams at all age levels from fifth through 11th grade.

Tryout fees are $20 and each participant must be registered with the AAU in order to participate.

Contact Bill Conrad at csabconrad@comcast.net or www.necrusaders.com for additional information.

BASEBALL

Tryouts

Team G.I.D. looking for pitchers, catcher

Team G.I.D is still looking for players for their 2012 AAU/Coopertown team.

Call 438-4271 or e-mail jcrope1@yahoo.com for a private tryout. The team needs a solid catcher and more pitching.

HOCKEY

Squirts

Cavaliers I drop two close ones

In Valley League Youth hockey action the Cavaliers had two tough weekend loses.

In their first game, the Cavs lost 5-4 to Arlington (Mass.).

Ahead 4-2 with about three minutes to go, the Cavs let Arlington storm back with two quick goals and then the game-winner with four seconds left. Cavs’ goals were scored by Brandon Hugh, Austin Ciszek, TJ Vitullo and Isaac Rogers.

In their second game, the Cavs lost 6-5 to Agawam (Mass.).

Trailing 6-2 at the start of the third period, the Cavs never gave up. Defensemen Sean Kelly, Chris Sullivan and Anil Rao and goalie Ben Goolsby shut down Agawam’s offense in the third period, while the Cavs front lines of Isaac Rogers/Brandon Hugh/Austin Ciszek and TJ Vitullo/David Wang/Max Sears cranked things up for three goals in the final period to get within one.

Cavs goals were scored by Rogers (three) and Vitullo (two).