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    Nashua Panthers Squirt II won the Squirt C Division Championship in the Icebreaker Tournament in Springfield, Mass. Players kneeling L to R: Benjamin Hardy, Timothy Guman, Nicholas Dapolito, Luke Vogel, Michael Guman, Alec Robinson, Liam Smith, Anthony DeRosa, Clare Woodford, Jared Egersheim. Players Standing L to R: Timothy Coffey, Andrew Cavanagh, Ryan Silva, Chris Slater, Daniel Shultz. Coaches standing L to R: Larry Dapolito, Dave Smith, Catherine DeRosa.
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    The NEGTC Judges Cup PO Novice group.
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    The NEGTC Judges Cup Level 6 group.
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    The NEGTC Judges Cup Level 5 group.
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    The NEGTC Judges Cup Level 4 Younger group.
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    The NEGTC Judges Cup Level 4 Older group.
Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nov. 27 KidSports Wrapup

BASKETBALL

Nighthawks 4th, 6th, 8th graders win Bedford titles

The Nashua Nighthawks travel basketball program participated in the 2011 Bedford Jamboree and came away with three championships.

The program’s fourth, sixth and eighth grade teams each captured their respective titles, with the fifth and seventh grade teams both losing in the semifinals.

The sixth graders beat Derry 47-19 in the semifinals and then went on to beat host Bedford 53-34 in the final. John Paul Champa, who had 18 points and five steals in the final, played well in all six games and earned tournament MVP honors.

The eighth graders used a 55-22 semifinal win over Merrimack to also face Bedford in their final, a 63-57 win for the Nighthawks.

The semifinal win was a true team effort with nine of the 12 players contributing points: Chad Olivieri (13 points), Ben Seegel (nine), Spencer Bergeron (eight), Collin Morrow (six), Ryan Penkala (five), Jack Barnes (five), Casey Fisher (five), Dylan Gamache (three) and Garret Bozek (one). Also contributing to the win over Merrimack with solid defense and rebounding were Shane LeGraw and Max Serra.

Against Bedford in the championship game, Seegel led Nashua with 23 points. Also playing well were Olivieri (21 points, nine rebounds), Bergeron (13 and seven), LeGraw (two and six) and Morrow (three points). Olivieri earned tournament MVP honors.

GYMNASTICS

NEGTC competes at Judges Cup Invite

New England Gymnastics Training Center of Hudson competed at the annual Judges Cup Invitational held Nov. 12-13 in Brentwood. Levels 4, 5, 6 and Prep Optional competed at this event. NEGTC’s Level 4 and Prep Optional Advance teams placed third, Prep Optional Novice and Intermediate teams placed fourth, Level 6 team placed fifth and Level 5 team placed seventh. The girls needed a qualifying score of 31.0 or higher to compete in the State Sectional competition.

LEVEL 4 TEAM

Sophia Fonseca, placed 1st All Around with a score of 36.225. She received a 9.1 on Vault (5th place), 9.125 on Bars (1st place), 9.0 on Beam (1st place), 9.0 on Floor (2nd place).

Courtney Hannes, placed 2nd All Around with a score of 35.275. She received a 9.525 on Vault (1st place), 8.675 on Bars(4th place), 8.0 on Beam(8th place tie), 9.075 on Floor(1st place).

Sarah Dalrymple, placed 3rd All Around with a score of 35.775. She received a 9.05 on Vault (8th place), 8.45 on Bars (7th place), 9.05 on Beam (tied for 2nd place) and 8.725 on Floor (5th place).

Jenna Tracey, placed 3rd All Around with a score of 34.775. She received a 8.4 on Vault (10th place), 8.725 on Bars (tied 2nd place), 8.7 on Beam (2nd place), 8.95 on Floor (5th place).

Chloe Catino, placed 5th All Around with a score of 35.2. She received an 8.9 on Vault ( 7th place), 8.9 on Bars (2nd place), 8.95 on Beam (4th place), 8.45 on Floor (6th place tie).

Taylor Jordan, placed 6th All Around with a score of 35.275. She received a 8.75 on Vault (11th place), 7.9 on Bars(9th place), 9.05 on Beam(tied for 2nd place), 9.05 on Floor(tied for 3rd place).

Emilia Brenner, placed 10th All Around with a score of 31.75. She received a 8.50 on Vault (10th place), 7.375 on Bars (9th place), 7.95 on Beam(9th place), 7.95 on Floor(11th place).

Samantha Fortier, placed 12th All Around with a score of 21.025. She received an 8.275 on Vault (6th place), scratched Bars, 6.0 on Beam (11th place), 6.75 on Floor (10th place).

Marline Fitzgerald, placed 14th All Around with a score of 14.2. She received an 8.2 on Vault (8th place), scratched Bars & Beam, 6.0 on Floor (14th place).

LEVEL 5 TEAM

Tara McGadden, placed 2nd All Around with a score of 35.075. She received an 8.225 on Vault (8th place), 8.625 on Bars (3rd place), 9.225 on Beam (2nd place), 9.0 on Floor (2nd place).

Leila Flanders, placed 5th All Around with a score of 34.300. She received a 8.6 on Vault (4th place), 8.4 on Bars (tied 5th place),8.275 on Beam (10th place), 9.025 on Floor (1st place).

Sheridan McGadden, placed 8th All Around with a score of 32.525. She received an 8.15 on Vault (10th place), 7.15 on Bars (12th place tie), 8.9 on Beam (5th place), 8.325 on Floor (11th place).

Dimere Lauture, placed 12th All Around with a score of 32.425. She received a 8.00 on Vault (13th place), 7.75 on Bars (tied 9th place), 8.1 on Beam (13th place), and 8.575 on Floor (8th place).

Samantha Gibbs, tied for 13th All Around with a score of 32.4. She received an 8.55 on Vault (4th place tie), 7.45 on Bars (12th place tie), 7.8 on Beam (17th place), 8.6 on Floor (7th place).

LEVEL 6 TEAM

Thaovy Vivian Le, placed 2nd All Around with a score of 34.60. She received a 7.8 on Vault (11th place), 9.1 on Bars (1st place), 8.55 on Beam (5th place), 9.15 Floor (2nd place).

Elizabeth Bilodeau, placed 5th All Around with a score of 33.6. She received an 8.5 on Vault (7th place tie), 8.625 on Bars (3rd place), 7.95 on Beam (6th place tie), 8.525 on Floor (3rd place tie).

Lilia Szewczyk, placed 11th All Around with a score of 32.850. She received an 8.75 on Vault (tied 2nd place), 7.65 on Bars (11th place), 8.40 on Beam (6th place), and 8.05 on Floor (13 place).

Aidan McGadden, placed 16th in the All Around with a score of 31.675. She received an 8.7 on Vault (3rd place), 7.6 on Bars (12 place tie), 7.2 on Beam (13th place), 8.175 on Floor (11th place tie).

PREP OPTIONAL NOVICE TEAM

Maddison Gibbs, placed 7th All Around with a score of 33.4. She received a 7.9 on Vault (8th place tie), 8.4 on Bars (9th place tie), 8.15 on Beam (12th place), 8.95 on Floor (5th place tie).

Alyssa Ferreras, placed 8th All Around with a score of 33.325. She received an 8.15 on Vault (5th place), 8.4 on Bars (9th place tie), 8.775 on Beam (6th place), 8.0 on Floor (10th place tie).

Camryn Lantz, placed 10th All Around with a score of 33.0. She received a 7.55 on Vault (7th place tie), 8.4 on Bars (9th place), 8.55 on Beam (5th place tie), 8.5 on Floor (8th place).

Natalie Clark, placed 10th All Around with a score of 32.375. She received a 7.9 on Vault (9th place tie), 6.2 on Bars (12th place), 9.175 on Beam (1st place), 9.1 on Floor (3rd place).

Mia Hannes, placed 11th All Around with a score of 23.975. She scratched Vault. She received a 8.525 on Bars (7th place), 7.45 on Beam ( 10th place), 8.5 on Floor (10th place).

Ami Devito, placed 13th All Around with a score of 32.450. She received a 8.3 on Vault (4th place), 7.45 on Bars (11th place), 8.475 on Beam (8th place) and 8.55 on Floor (9th place).

PREP OPTIONAL INTERMEDIATE TEAM

Kim McKenna, placed 4th All Around with a score of 34.90. She received a 9.05 on Vault (4th place), 8.55 on Bars, 8.50 on Beam, 8.80 on Floor.

Holli Cloutier, placed 5th All Around with a score of 34.15. She received a 8.60 on Vault (4th place), 8.50 on Bars, 8.65 on Beam, 9.05 on Floor (3rd place).

Brooke Williams, placed 6th All Around with a score of 34.075. She received an 8.3 on Vault, 8.25 on Bars, 8.7 on Beam (4th place), 8.825 on Floor (6th place).

Rebecca Genoter, placed 8th All Around with a score of 33.325. She received an 8.575 on Vault, 8.35 on Bars, 8.1 on Beam, 8.3 on Floor.

Rachael Lavalle, placed 9th All Around with a score of 33.95. She received an 8.55 on Vault(5thplace), 8.6 on Bars (4th place), 8.175 on Beam, 8.625 on Floor ( 7th place).

Kelsey Allen, received an All Around score of 31.25. She received a 7.95 on Vault, 7.1 on Bars, 7.7 on Beam, 8.5 on Floor (8th place).

PREP OPTIONAL ADVANCE TEAM

Amanda Forti, placed 1st All Around with a score of 34.975. She received an 8.55 on Vault (4th place), 8.8 on Bars (3rd place tie), 9.225 on Beam ( 1st place), 8.4 on Floor (5th place).

Katelyn Maloney, placed 2nd All Around with a score of 34.9. She received an 8.0 on Vault, 9.15 on Bars (1ST place), 8.75 on Beam (4th place), 9.0 on Floor (1st place).

Melissa Pedersen, placed 5th All Around with a score of 33.125. She received a 8.2 on Vault, 8.2 on Bars, 8.0 on Beam, 8.725 on Floor ( 6th place).

Jessica Wambsganss, placed 7th All Around with a score of 33.25. She received an 8.125 on Vault (6th place), 8.80 on Bars (tied 3rd place), 8.05 on Beam, 8.275 on Floor.

NSG Optionals head to Mass. for opener

Nashua School of Gymnastics Optionals (levels 7-10) had their first meet of the season at 360 Gymnastics in Shirley, Mass., on Sunday, Nov. 20. Level 7 gymnasts needed a 31.00 or higher to qualify for Sectionals and Level 9 gymnasts needed a 32.00 or higher to qualify for States.

Level 7 (Ages 12-13)

Blake Boulia qualified for sectionals with an all around score of 32.775 taking 5th place. She took 6th place on vault & bars, 4th place on beam and 2nd place on floor.

Level 9 (Ages 13-14)

Skyler Goss had an all around score of 30.10 taking 1st place. She took 1st place on vault, beam & floor and 2nd place on bars.

Level 9 (Ages 15-16)

Megan Middlemiss qualified for States with an All Around of 33.50 taking 1st place. She took 3rd place on vault and 1st place on bars, beam & floor.

Level 9 (Ages 17-plus)

Laura Maggioli took 1st place on vault & beam and 2nd place on floor.

CROSS COUNTRY

PAL/Gate City Striders race to USATF Nationals

Last weekend, 60 Nashua PAL Gate City Strider youth runners competed in the Regional Championship Race (New England and New York) at Queensbury, N.Y., the final step before the USATF National Championship.

Five teams earned the right to run at Nationals to be held in Myrtle Beach, SC on Dec. 10. Additionally, 7 runners qualified to compete as individuals at Nationals.

Sub-Bantams (U8)

The Sub-bantam boys PAL Striders advanced to Nationals with a first place finish, lead by top 10 finishers Nicholas Dahl and Christopher Keefe. Also running strong were Benjamin Martin, Jared Long, Ryan MacDonald and Levi Santoro. In the girls’ race, Grace Jones and Amelia Piercy finished in the top 10 and qualified for Nationals. Teammates Samantha Canto and Kathryn Conley also turned in excellent efforts in the race.

Bantams (U10)

In the Bantam division, the boys team also advanced with a second place regional finish. Noah Strout was the division runner up, and was supported by teammates Brendon Frost, Landon Johnson, Alex Koutsos, Connor Dube, David Pike, John Sullivan, Zackary Berthiaume, and Maxwell Wright. The girls team put up a great fight, but just missed qualifying with a fourth place finish. Tylee Thurber had a top 10 finish and qualified for Nationals.

Midgets (U12)

The boys Midget team, led by top 10 finisher Justin Carbonneau, advanced with a third place team finish. Also talling points for the PAL Striders were Aidan Sullivan, Connor Muise, Andrew Wakefield, Ryan Vermette, Simon Morrier, Kyle Fisher, and Aiden Van Batenburg.

Youth (U14)

The boys Youth division team advanced to South Carolina with a third place team finish, led by top 15 finisher Jake McMaster. Also running strong were Tom Lessard, Noah Bellomo, Mitch King, Andrew Dahl, Tyler North, Christopher Fischer, and Ethan Michaud.

For the girls team, Danielle Poublon and Melissa Hiatt delivered solid performances.

Intermediate (U16)

The boys Intermediate division team advanced to Nationals with a third place finish. The team was led Tyler Doveno, Phillip Demers, Jonathan Zalman, Ryan Doyle, Jonathan Sheehan, Patrick Swanson, Cameron Murphy, Grant Lerude, and Brian McAfee.

In the girls race, Brianna Lippitt and Marie Morrier finished in the top 20 and qualified for the National Race.

Young Men/Women (U18)

Cameron Vallie and Erica Notini, with a top 10 finishes in the mens and womes races, respectively, both advanced to Nationals in Myrtle Beach.

HOCKEY

Nashua Panthers Squirt II win Icebreaker Tournament

The Nashua Panthers II won the Squirt C Division Championship in the Icebreaker Tournament in Springfield, Mass., Nov. 18-20.

The Panthers went undefeated in qualifying round play, defeating Newport Winnes 4-1 last Friday, Newport Walsh 1-0 last Saturday and Lewiston 6-4 last Sunday to clinch a berth in the title game that afternoon.

The championship game was a rematch of the one-goal game against Newport Walsh, and it was another nailbiter, with Nashua battling for a 2-1 win.

Members of Nashua’s Squirt II team are: Andrew Cavanagh, Timothy Coffey, Nicholas Dapolito, Anthony DeRosa, Jared Egersheim, Michael Guman, Timothy Guman, Benjamin Hardy, Alec Robinson, Daniel Shultz, Ryan Silva, Chris Slater, Liam Smith, Luke Vogel and Clare Woodford. They are coached by Larry Dapolito, Catherine DeRosa and Dave Smith.