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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekly Wrapup

WRESTLING

BGCGN medals up in Merrimack

Wrestlers from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua (BGCGN) youth wrestling team competed this past weekend at the K-4 Merrimack Youth Association Tournament. Taking first place for their weight category were first-grader Ian Deluca 51 pounds, third-grader Zachary Rioux 79.5 and fourth-grader Owen Duda 87.5. Runners up were first-graders Ryan Haskell 55.5 and Antonio Martinez 83, second graders Juan Torres 42.5, Turner White 51, third grader Luca Frioni 56, fourth grader Owen Finn 63. Taking bronze, second-graders Jeffrey Runge 63 and Troy Moscatelli 66, third grader Mickey Mathason 53, fourth graders Colin Dexter 63, Destiny Torres 71 and Victor Ceballos 89.5. In fourth place were kindergartner Brayden White 41, second graders Aurora Holland 53 and Kearra Bellerose 58, third graders Teddy Moscatelli 73 and Olivia Soucy 91.5, fourth graders Michael Coulombe 91.5 and Bryan Jimenz 101.

BGCGN tough in Salem

Three youth wrestlers from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua (BGCGN) youth wrestling team competed at the Jon Spohn Wrestling Tournament at Salem High School this past Sunday. Competing in the fourth grade division were Owen Duda 88 pounds and Nate Zalzal 110 each brought home the gold for their respective weight classes. Also competing third grader Zachary Rioux 80.5 took the bronze.

BASKETBALL

Nashua Nighthawks

5th Grade

The 5th Grade Nighthawks picked up right where they left-off before the holiday break, with a 42-24 win over Salem. The Hawks received another team effort, with points from nine of 12 players. Nashua was led offensively by Nevan Roy who netted 12 points. Nashua also received points from Jake Robbins (six points), Andrew Penkala (five), Casey McNally (four), Patrick Gillis (three), Chase Hart (two), Gabe Perrault (two), Matt Wall (two) and Tyler Downing (two).

The Nighthawks battled Methuen, Mass., and came out on top with a 42-31 victory. Nashua received big games from Jake Robbins (six blocks, five rebounds) and Nevan Roy (13 rebounds, four steals, two assists) with 12 points each. Also playing well offensively were Jeffrey Reza (eight), Chase Hart (six), Gabe Perrault (three, four assists) and Andrew Penkala (one, three assists, three rebounds). Controlling the glass at both ends of the floor were Patrick Gillis, Chris Inzerillo, and Casey McNally. Additionally, Andre LaPlante, Tyler Downing and Matt Wall played aggressive defense and caused several Methuen turnovers.

6th Grade

The 6th Grade Nighthawks defeated Wakefield 56-36. Xahn Frater led the Hawks with 18 points. Also playing well were Alex Amigo with eight points, Matthew Franco with six points, and Sclyler Boykin with four points.

Nashua defeated Westford 76-44. Alonzo Linton was the leading scorer with 14 points.

Matthew Franco followed with 12 points and Razz Alkalay added nine points and six rebounds. John Champa and Jada Duran each knocked down 3-pointers. On defense, Alex Amigo and Tyson Thomas had exceptional games.

7th Grade

The 7th Grade Nighthawks defeated Methuen, Mass., 59-54. Kevin Genao and Owen Amigo each chipped in with 10 points, while Steven Lambert scored eight points. Cyrus Forcier played well on defense and had six steals.

Jishnu Siddabathula also played well on the defensive end and led the team with seven blocked shots and 10 rebounds. Max Osgood and Stephen Signorello played well and controlled the glass on both ends of the floor. Alex Moody, Joe Bernard and Devin Gates stepped up on defense. DJ Frechette led all scorers with 21 points.

8th Grade

The 8th Grade Nashua Nighthawks hosted Westford Maroon in their first home game of 2012, but ended up losing 45-40. The Nighthawks put forth a great effort on offense, particularly in the second half, with scoring from Chad Olivieri (14 points), Shane LeGraw (two), Spencer Bergeron (two), Ben Seegel (11), Brint McDonald (one) and Max Serra (one). The offensive effort was matched equally on defense, as Collin Morrow, Garett Bozek (three), Jack Barnes, Ryan Penkala (three) and Dylan Gamache (three) caused several Methuen turnovers.

NASHUA BIDDY

Boys Jr. Biddy

Cougars 28, Stars 22 (OT)

The Cougars and Stars matched each other shot for shot in a back-and-forth battle. With the Stars up by two and timing running out, Manny Mendoza of the Cougars drained a desperate shot at the buzzer to force overtime.

Key contributors from the Cougars were Kyle Salemi (four points), Matt Rittenberg (two) and Nick Drew with a huge bucket in the third quarter. For the Stars, Chase Nickerson led all scorers with 10 points while Parsley Lalean and Zach Plourde contributed four points each.

Pistons 14, Wildcats 8

The Pistons won their first Junior Biddy game in two years with a 14-8 victory over the Wildcats. It was a tough defensive struggle throughout with Ethan Gaffney leading the Pistons with six points and David Dow and Patrick Keegan with four points each. Liam Novak also had control of the glass with 14 rebounds and Neo Helin led the defense with six jump balls for the Pistons.

Bulldogs 20, Spurs 8

In an early back and forth game the Bulldogs were able to pull away late to secure a 20-8 victory over the Spurs. Player of the game honors went to Jaden Murphy for his play at point guard in which he got the first string offense going with four quick points in the opening minute of play, and for his stingy defense.

Others chipping in on offense included Isaac Colon, Roy Hill, Alex Meesig, Andre Ducharme and Nitish Bodicharla. On the defensive side, Peyton Adams, Dean Adams, Caleb Plourde, Sahil Mahendraker, Kobey Marshall and Lee Hill all stuck to fundamentals to hold the opponent to eight points.

Girls Biddy

Knights 36, Tigers 21

Grace Tomasetti, Fiona Curran, Emma Williamson and Madeleine Paul played great defense against a strong Tigers team. Molly Dee led all scorers with 12 points, followed closely by eight from Megan Morelli and Abbie King.

Other scorers for the Knights were Erica Dahl, Neysa Ouellette and Hailey Sullivan.

The Tigers were led by K Hefforen (nine) and Marissa Guadette (six).

Knights 44, Bulls 19

The Knights came out red hot with Neysa Ouellette, Alycia Panas and Lindsey Murch forcing multiple turnovers that led directly to points by Molly Dee (10), Abbie King (six), Danielle Upton (six), Erica Dahl (four), Megan Morelli (four), Fiona Curran (six), Grace Tomasetti (four), Emma Williamson (two) and Brenna Herbert (two). The Bulls were sparked by Daria Putsch (three), Srilekha Vramak (two), Lauren Robinson (two) and Lynsey Daley (two).

Boys Biddy

Knicks 56, Hawks 28

The Knicks used a pressure defense to grab a first quarter lead and got solid play from the entire team in a 56-28 win over the Hawks. The Knicks controlled the boards with C.J. Mellen, Sinjin Doeurk, Richie Mercardo, David Tejeda and Ben Sitar all turning in excellent efforts.

Eleven players contributed to the scoring with Mercardo leading the way with 14, Doeurk with eight, Tyler Retkevicz with six and Ty MCallum with six. Adam Fendelson had a solid game for the hustling Hawks with 10 points.

Bullets 50, Jets 29

The Bullets were led by Ashanti Brodie with nine points, Casey McNally with 10, Connor Coy and Vince Priore with eight points each.

Bullets 36, Pistons 34

The Bullets withstood a furious fourth quarter rally by the Pistons to hold on for a 36-34 victory. Ashanti Brodie paced the Bullets with 13 points and four assists, while Damon Alexander added six points in the win.

Eagles 42, Stars 41 (OT)

The Eagles and the Stars played an exciting overtime game with strong efforts by both teams. There were several lead changes throughout the game and the Stars tied things up in the final seconds of regulation. The Eagles escaped with the win with tough defense led by Sam Malignaggi.

The Eagles were led on offense by Tyler Dubien (11 points), Jarret Bierien (eight) and Jack Leatherman (six). Leading the Stars were Jakob Fong (10), Derek Downing (nine) and Brandon Lee (six).

Satellites 40, Eagles 15

Playing well for the Eagles was Jack Leatherman who scored four points and several rebounds. Nikhil Bodichala led all scorers with 10 followed by Spencer Desrosier with eight and Matt Lambalot with six and tenacious defense.

On Saturday the Satellites beat the Jets 45-36 Having good games for the Satellites were Jose Melendez, Conrad Cotou, Austin Quellette and Keenan McDonald.

Lancers 47, Pistons 17

Chaz Magras had a super game for the Lancers with 17 points. Also scoring for the Lancers were Sam Mena and John Champa with six points each, while Rob McLaughlin and Pranav Prabala chipped in with four each. Harper Niven, Bhanu Kappala, Stephen Durkee, Killian Waible and Dean Donnell added two points each in the win.

Warriors 50, Hawks 11

Ronnie Silva and Jean Paul Diaz led the Warriors to a win against the Hawks. Jonas Kording played well for the team, contributing eight points off the bench.

Warriors 49, Lancers 45

Ronnie Silva led the Warriors in scoring and Gaven Forcier and Sri Kumanth anchored their second string. John Champa and Harpen Niven played well for the Lancers.

Sonics 54, Lakers 40

The Sonics bench sparked a comeback to defeat the Lakers and stay undefeated. Tony Agor scored 12 off the bench while Matt Savoia added seven and Tyler Crocco scored two. Robert Batsevich led the starters with 10 points. Jake Wilcox of the Lakers led all scorers with 15 points, while Ryler Brito added six.

Sonics 41, Bulls 21

The Sonics held off a resilient Bulls team. Jordan Buckmire led all scorers with 13 points, while Robert Batsevich added eight and Michael Riley had six. Brett Leblanc had a strong game for the Bulls and paced them with 10 points.

Bantam

Knicks 74, Blazers 54

The Knicks were led by Matt Lavallee and Rishi Kamdar with 28 and 22, respectively. Jeremy Ouellette and Jack Dinsmore paced the Blazers with nine points each.

Jets 71, Suns 62

Led by the 30-point effort of Nick L’Heureaux, the Jets recorded their first win of the season. Owen Miller (12 points) and Sean Murphy (eight) also chipped in offensively for the winners.

Suns 64, Celtics 55

Ben Walker (13 points), Ryan Hughes (10) and Jake Shah (nine) led the Suns to victory on offense, while Garrett Langan paced the defensive effort. The Celtics were led by Mike Kernan (18) and Ahmac Abdrloaz (16) on offense, while Tom Ryan stood out defensively.

Knicks 44, Braves 42

The Knicks were led by Matt Lavallee with 18 points and Rishi Kamdar with nine points. Kenny Jerez and Raykwon Forcier led the Braves with nine points each.

CYO

Jr. Mites (3rd-4th grade)

St. Chris Green tops POR

The St. Christopher Jr. Mite Green remained undefeated in both regular season and tournament play, topping Parish of the Resurrection and putting up 23 points in the contest. St. Chris played good defense and supported it with a balanced scoring attack.

St. Chris Gold tops PMA

The St. Christopher Jr. Mite Gold team earned its first victory of the season, a 6-4 overtime win over Presentation of Mary Academy at Parish of the Resurrection Center. Spencer LaBrecque and Sammy Dufoe provided the scoring punch for St. Chris.

MITES (5th-6th grade)

IC 26, St. Chris 25

Down by 10 with minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the St. Chris School Boys Mites closed the deficit to one point, but could not pull off the win, dropping a 26-25 contest to Immaculate Conception at Resurrection Hall. The scoring was spread out among several players, including Kyle Fisher, who scored eight. The St. Chris squad got gutsy efforts from Sean Michaels, Peyton Fisher, Andre Laplante, CJ Barrett, Chris Bourn, Mike Meads, John Puksta and Alejandro Maya.

St. Anthony’s 32,

St. Chris 10

The St. Christopher School Girls Mites dropped a contest to St Patrick’s of Pelam’s Green team 25-6. Peyton Ryan, Rita Dow, Brenna Herbert each scored in the contest, while Krysta Mack did a great job on defense. Kristen Coumas did a great job stepping into the starting role.

CADETS (7th-8th grade)

St. Chris 42, POR 37

In the latest chapter of an old rivalry, the St. Chris Cadet Girls remained undefeated by grinding out a difficult win over the always-tough Parish of the Resurrection team at the Nashua Catholic Junior High gym. Ally Nelson scored four points, and Meredith Hall added six while Emma Williams, Marie Laplante and Adaeze Okorie each poured in double figures. The Resurrection squad was shorthanded but received excellent efforts from Sarah Cordova running the point, and Sydney Brackett in the paint.

Tryouts

NH Fastbreak AAU looking for players

Tryouts for the New Hampshire Fastbreak AAU program will be held this month for players in Grade 4 through 11 at the SportsZone located at 7A Street in Derry. Visit http://www.nhfastbreak.com for dates and times. If you cannot make the tryouts and are interested in getting on a team, contact coaching directors Tim Finnegan at tfinnegan89@aol.com or 603-475-9764 or Dave Constant at davidconstant97@gmail.com or 603-717-6952.

GYMNASTICS

NSG at Winter Carnival, Bay State Classic

Nashua School of Gymnastics Gymnasts Levels 4-7 participated in Winter Carnival meet this past weekend and the Optionals (Levels 9&10) participated in the Bay State Classic. Level 5 Team took first place, Level 6 Team took sixth place & Level 9 Team took third Place.

Level 4 (Snowflakes)

Amanda Beauregard had an All Around Score of 35.425 (1st place); she scored a 9.05 (1st place) on vault, 8.775 (5th place) on bars, 8.6 (2nd place) on beam and 9.0 (3rd place) on floor.

Elaina Greco had an All Around Score of 35.2 (3rd place); she scored an 8.8 (4th place) on vault, 8.85 (4th place) on bars, 8.45 (4th place) on beam and 9.1 (2nd place) on floor.

Cristina Cross had an All Around Score of 33.55 (8th place); she scored an 8.95 (2nd place) on vault, 8.45 (7th place) on bars, 7.7 on beam and 8.45 (8th place) on floor.

Casey Orner had an All Around Score of 30.525 (13th place); she scored a 6.75 on vault; 7.6 on bars, 7.9 (9th place) on beam and 8.275 on floor.

Nithya Arun had an All Around Score of 29.275 (17th place); she scored a 6.2 on vault; 7.875 on bars, 7.6 on beam and 7.6 on floor.

Level 4 (Icicles)

Sue Mai White had an All Around Score of 34.925 (3rd place); she scored an 8.575 (5th place) on vault, 9.075 (2nd place) on bars, 8.825 (1st place) on beam and 8.45 (8th place) on floor.

Level 4 (Penguins)

Annika Sinclair had an All Around Score of 34.8 (5th place); she scored an 8.925 (1st place) on vault, 8.0 on bars, 9.1 (1st place) on beam and 8.775 (5th place) on floor.

Level 4 (Polar Bears)

Cloe Rivest had an All Around Score of 32.45 (12th place); she scored an 8.65 (6th place) on vault, 7.6 on bars, 8.05 (9th place) on beam and 8.15 on floor.

Level 5 (Snowflakes)

Samantha Gates had an All Around Score of 34.075 (2nd place); she scored a 8.20 (6th) on vault, 8.45 (5th tied) on bars, 8.725 (3rd) on beam and 8.70 (3rd tied) on floor.

Corey Foster had an All Around Score of 33.60 (4th place); she scored a 8.45 (3rd) on vault, 7.55 (10th tied) on bars, 8.80 (1st tied) on beam and 8.80 (2nd) on floor.

Sarah St. Lawerence had an All Around Score of 33.125 (5th place); she scored a 8.40 (4th) on vault, 7.55 (11th tied) on bars, 8.80 (2nd tied) on beam and 8.375 (6th) on floor.

Megan Magoon had an All Around Score of 32.25 (10th place); she scored a 8.10 (7th tied) on vault, 7.60 (9th) on bars, 8.40 (5th tied) on beam and 8.15 (9th) on floor.

Hannah Speight had an All Around Score of 31.85 (11th place); she scored a 8.25 (5th) on vault, 7.55 (12th tied) on bars, 7.70 (15th) on beam and 8.35 (7th) on floor.

Level 5 (Icicles)

Emily Colburn had an All Around Score of 35.25 (1st place); she scored a 8.85 (1st) on vault, 8.20 (4th tied) on bars, 9.35 (1st) on beam and 8.85 (1st) on floor.

Brianna Vivier had an All Around Score of 32.675 (8th place); she scored a 8.30 (4th) on vault, 7.925 (8th) on bars, 8.00 (13th) on beam and 8.45 (5th tied) on floor.

Sara Thomas had an All Around Score of 29.35 (16th place); she scored a 8.05 (10th tied) on vault, 6.65 (15th) on bars, 7.20 (16th) on beam and 7.45 (14th) on floor.

Level 5 (Penguins)

Madelyn Campano had an All Around Score of 34.975 (1st place); she scored a 8.45 (5th tied) on vault, 9.05 (1st) on bars, 9.025 (2nd) on beam and 8.45 (2nd) on floor.

Reece Greenleaf had an All Around Score of 32.85 (9th place); she scored a 8.55 (4th) on vault, 7.70 (10th) on bars, 8.175 (12th) on beam and 8.425 (3rd) on floor.

Emma Lynch had an All Around Score of 31.775 (11th place); she scored a 8.375 (7th) on vault, 7.65 (11th) on bars, 8.35 (7th) on beam and 7.40 (17th) on floor.

Level 5 (Polar Bears)

Meghan Cox had an All Around Score of 34.175 (2nd place); she scored a 8.15 (11th tied) on vault, 8.175 (12th) on bars, 8.95 (3rd tied) on beam and 8.90 (2nd) on floor.

Level 6 (Icicles)

Jenna Hantula had an all-around score of 34.45 (8th); she scored a 8.6 (10th) on vault, 8.050 on bars (10th), 8.875 on beam, and a 8.925 (5th) on floor

Abbey Catalano had an All-around Score of 32.65 (13th); she scored a 8.55 On vault, 7.80 on bars, 8.20 on beam and 8.10 on floor.

Devon Rosier had an All-around Score of 25.52 (17th); she scored a 9.0 (5th) on vault, 7.35 on bars, and a 9.175 on beam (1st).

Level 6 (Penguins)

Kyra Rivest had an All Around Score of 34.65 (5th place); she scored a 9.25 (1st) on vault, 8.45 (7th) on bars, 8.75 (5th) on beam and on 8.20 floor (10th).

Abby Fitzpatrick had an All Around Score of 33.90 (5th); she scored a 9.0 on vault (3rd), 8.10 on bars (5th), 8.05 on beam (8th) and 8.75 on floor (4th).

Level 7 (Icicles)

Blake Boulia qualified for States with an All Around score of 35.125 (7th). She scored 9.00 (7th) on vault, 8.10 (9th) on bars, 8.80 (7th) on beam and 9.225 (1st) on floor.

OPTIONAL RESULTS FROM BAY STATE CLASSIC

Level 9 (Ages 13/14)

Skyler Goss placed 1st on floor.

Level 9 (Ages 15/16)

Megan Middlemiss placed 5th on bars and 5th on floor.

Level 9 (Ages 17+)

Laura Maggioli placed 1st on beam.

Level 10 (Ages 17+)

Molly Fitzpatrick placed 2nd on floor.

NSG at Granite State meet

The Nashua School of Gymnastics compulsory and Level 7 gymnasts participated in a meet at Granite State Gymnastics.

Level 4 (Ages 6-7)

Amanda Beauregard had an all-around score of 34.5 (5th place). She scored a 9.4 in vault (1st place), 8.35 in bars (6th place), 7.8 in beam (6th place), and 8.95 in floor (2nd place).

Cristina Cross had an all-around score of 32.7 (7th place). She scored a 9.1 in vault (4th place), 7.3 in bars (8th place), 8.2 in beam (4th place) and 8.1 in floor (7th place).

Casey Orner had an all-around score of 30.9 (9th place). She scored a 7.8 in vault (11th place), a 7.8 in bars (7th place), 7.4 in beam (7th place) and a 7.9 in floor (8th place).

Level 4 (8)

Sue Mai White had an all-around score of 34.2 (7th place). She scored a 9.1 on vault (7th place), 8.65 on bars (7th place), 8.2 on beam (9th place) and 8.25 on floor (15th place).

April Koczalka had an all-aound score of 33.15 (11th place). She scored a 9.2 on vault (5th place), 7.5 on bars (11th place), 7.9 on beam (13th place), and 8.55 on floor (11th place).

Annika Sinclair had an all-around score of 32.15 (17th place). She scored a 9.05 on vault (8th place), 6.3 on bars (17th place), 8.3 on beam (8th place), and 8.5 on floor (12th place).

Nithya Arun had an all-around score of 30.20 (18th place). She scored a 9.3 on vault (4th place), 7.0 on bars, (14th place), 5.9 on beam (17th place) and 8.0 on floor (16th place).

Level 4 (9)

Megan Magoon had an all-around score of 34.25 (10th place). She scored an 8.8 on vault (11th place), 7.9 on bars (12th place), 8.7 on beam (5th place) and 8.85 on floor (8th place).

Cloe Rivest had an all-around score of 29.95 (24th place). She scored a 9.35 on vault (3rd place), 6.5 on bars (19th place), 7.0 on beam (17th place) and 7.1 on floor (20th place).

Level 4 (10-plus)

Sara Thomas has an all-around score of 35.45 (4th place). She scored a 9.0 on vault (4th place), 8.9 on bars (2nd place), 9.05 on beam (1st place) and 8.5 on floor (6th place)

Level 5 (7-8)

Corey Foster had an All Around Score of 32.90 (5th place); she scored a 7.80 (4th tied) on vault, 7.80 on bars, 8.20 on beam and 9.10 (3rd tied) on floor.

Samantha Gates had an All Around Score of 32.45 (6th place); she scored a 7.60 on vault, 7.50 on bars, 8.30 (4th) on beam and 9.05 (4th) on floor.

Level 5 (9)

Sarah St. Lawerence had an All Around Score of 32.20 (7th place); she scored a 7.60 (5th) on vault, 7.40 on bars, 8.65 (7th) on beam and 8.55 on floor.

Hannah Speight had an All Around Score of 32.10 (8th place); she scored a 8.00 (3rd) on vault, 7.20 on bars, 8.50 on beam and 8.40 on floor.

Level 5 (10)

Emily Colburn had an All Around Score of 35.25 (4th place); she scored a 8.90 (1st) on vault, 8.30 (8th tied) on bars, 9.40 (2nd) on beam and 8.65 (7th) on floor.

Brianna Vivier had an All Around Score of 34.70 (5th place); she scored a 8.20 (6th tied) on vault, 8.40 (7th tied) on bars, 9.05 (5th) on beam and 9.05 (3rd tied) on floor.

Emma Lynch had an All Around Score of 31.25; she scored a 7.70 on vault, 7.55 on bars, 7.90 on beam and 8.10 on floor.

Level 5 (11-13-PLUS)

Meghan Cox had an All Around Score of 36.10 (2nd place); she scored a 9.05 (2nd) on vault, 9.05 (1st tied) on bars, 8.90 (4th tied) on beam and 9.10 (1st tied) on floor.

Madelyn Campano had an All Around Score of 34.40 (7th place); she scored a 9.00 (3rd) on vault, 8.80 (3rd tied) on bars, 8.60 on beam and 8.00 on floor.

Level 6 (9-10)

Abbey Catalano had an All-around Score of 31.25; she scored an 8.2 On vault, 7.30 on bars, 7.95 (5th) on beam and 7.80 (5th) on floor.

Devon Rosier scored an 8.70 (4th) on vault and 6.30 on bars.

Level 6 (12)

Kyra Rivest had an All Around Score of 34.90 (4th place); she scored a 9.30 (1st) on vault, 7.90 (5th) on bars, 8.65 (4th) on beam and 8.65on floor.

Abby Fitzpatrick had an All Around Score of 33.30; she scored an 8.5 on vault, 8.10 on bars (4th), 8.30 on beam and 8.40 on floor.

Level 7 (12)

Blake Boulia had an all around score of 32.05 (4th). She scored 8.875 (2nd) on vault, 7.60 (3rd) on bars, 6.75 (4th) on beam and 8.825 (2nd) on floor.

HOCKEY

Cavaliers Squirt AA take two

In Valley League Youth Hockey action the Cavaliers Squirt AA team notched two wins over the weekend. In their first match-up against the Andover Squirt Team the CAVs won a hard fought battle 4-2. Heading into the final period even at 1-1 the Cavaliers really started moving the puck adding three tallies to the sheet. The Cavaliers offensive efforts were spread across the two front lines, with goals recorded by T.J. Vitullo, Isaac Rogers, Austin Ciszek and Brandon Hugh, with fellow forward linemates Max Sears and David Wang having excellent games. The Cavs defensemen Anil Rao, Sean Kelly and Ben Goolsby had great games, with goalie Chris Sullivan having a strong showing between the pipes. In their second game the Cavs faced an excellent Methuen Squirt team. Trailing at the end of the first period 0-1, it seemed as though the Cavs could not penetrate a tough Methuen goalie. The Cavs got things moving in the second on a nice talley by Isaac Rogers. The Cavs kept the pressure on in the last period with goals by Austin Ciszek and game clincher by Max Sears with 56 seconds off a break out pass from T.J. Vitullo. Cavs Brandon Hugh, David Wang, Anil Rao, Ben Goolsby and Sean Kelly turned in excellent performance keeping the Methuen team from generating any momentum in the final two periods, while goalie Chris Sullivan record another big win.

BASEBALL

Summer Baseball League Wooden Bat

The New Hampshire Knights baseball program is seeking players for their summer wooden bat league, ages 17 and under (age is determined May 1st, 2012). The wooden bat summer league runs from June through July in southern New Hampshire and will not conflict with school, Babe Ruth or Legion baseball, but, will supplement these leagues with additional baseball. The Knights will compete in the Granite State Baseball Association and team members are offered winter workouts as well as the summer competition. For more information call Coach Loftus at 603-233-5587.

NBUA holding umpire training academy

The Nashua Baseball Umpires Association will be holding their 4th annual Umpire Training Academy, beginning on Sunday, Feb. 12. The Academy is geared toward training new Cal Ripken baseball umpires, but there will be sessions for experienced umpires as well. For registration information, see the NBUA Web site at http://www.nashuaumpires.org, email us at nashuaumps@gmail.com, or call Scott Reynolds, NBUA President, at (603) 203-8569.