Austin Scarinza (No. 15) celebrates after scoring his first of three goals for the Monarchs.
KidSports: Basketball, wrestling, hockey, gymnastics
Three locals crowned middle school champions
The New Hampshire middle school wrestling season wrapped up last weekend at the annual state tournament, held at Campbell High School. Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s public middle school wrestling teams, and the Nashua Catholic Junior High team, competed in the event.
Three Nashua middle school grapplers won individual state championships in their respective weight classes: Colin 0’Connor of Nashua Catholic Jr., and Brendan Kendall and Patrick Sullivan of Fairgrounds Middle School.
They, and other wrestlers finishing in the top six, advance to New England Youth Wrestling Championships on March 10-11.
Results from last weekend’s state meet included the following state place winners.
Seventh-eighth grade division: Brain Sewell, 70 pounds, second place. Fifth-sixth grade division: Seyvon Soto, 76, fifth.
Seventh-eighth grade division: Brendan Kendall, 157, first; Patrick Sullivan, 103, first; Zack Gath, 170, third; Cole Humber, 115, fourth. Fifth-sixth grade division: Trevor Froburg, 76, fourth; Saul Pascual, 117, fourth; Jake Fitzpatrick, 124, fourth.
Seventh-eighth grade division: Cole Nickerson, 89, second. Tom Pappas, 103, third; David Toomey, 111, fifth. Fifth-sixth grade division: Colin O’Connor, 70, first.
Seventh-eighth grade division: John Sweeney, 147, third; David Muite, 115, fifth; Ben Lugo, 89, sixth; Brian Toupin, 124, sixth. Fifth-sixth grade division: Kevin Hallerman, 79, fourth; Tim Roscoe, 117, fourth; Garrett Hillard, fifth.
Tigers win girls Junior Biddy Championship
The Tigers completed a perfect 12-0 season with a hard fought 24-19 win over the Warriors. Catherine Covert led the Tigers scoring with seven points, followed by Caitlyn Olsen and Jasmine Sylvester with five points each.
The Tigers’ defense was strong all season, led by Olivia Baldassaro and Kara Kelliher.
Immaculate Conception 19, St. Chris Gold 4
St Chris got all four points from Emma Tomassetti to wrap up a good regular season.
St. Chris Green 32, Resurrection 10
The St. Chris School Jr. Mite Green team won itsfirst playoff game. The offense was clicking from the opening tip with Emeka Okorie scoring eight points, while Alex Williams finished with eight points and eight assists. Chase Nickerson chipped in six and Alex Nichols had four.
Abbey Coy and Nasir Perry provided intense defensive pressure.
St. Chris advances to the league championship on March 18.
St. Patrick’s 40, St. Chris 10
St. Christopher School was defeated by the St Patrick’s of Pelham Blue team this weekend. Peyton Ryan and Krysta Mack each had four points and Rita Dow had two in the loss. Alexis Durant and Brianna Defelice were tough on theboards for St Chris.
St. Chris 34, St. Joe’s 24
Jale Robbins of St. Joe’s lead all scorers with 17 points, but it wasn’t enough for his shorthanded St. Joe’s Mite team. Ben Wadden, Peyton Fisher and Mike Meads had six points apiece, while Andre Laplante (four points) and Kyle Fisher (two) pressured the St. Joe’s ballhandlers all over the floor to force turnovers.
CJ Barrett (two) put in his usual workmanlike effort in the low post, as did Alejandro Maya (four).
St. Chris tops St. Patrick’s
The St. Chris Cadet boys cruised to a win over St. Pat’s of Pelham in the final game of the regular season. The win wraps up a 9-3 season and the No. 2 seed.
Jack Fahey had 12 points on a day that saw everyone on the team put points on the board. Grant Coy hit several perimeter jumpers and Sam Martin scored in the paint. The team will play next in the state tournament against the No. 3 seed.
Optionals head to Conn.
The Nashua School of Gymnastics Optionals (Levels 9 and 10) traveled to traveled to Hebron, Conn., last weekend to compete in a Meet at Dunnes Gym. Individuals results as follows:
Level 9 (Age 14/15)
Megan Middlemiss took first place on vault with a score of 9.25.
Level 9 (Ages 16-plus)
Laura Maggioli took third place on floor with a score of 8.275.
Taylor Christiansen took fourth place on floor with a score of 8.15.
Molly Fitzpatrick qualified for states and took first place with an All Around score of 32.175.
Boys team competes at invitational
The four boys from Nashua from the New England Gymnastics Training Center competed at the Gymnastics Village Invitational.
Andrew Sevigny placed first in the following three events, floor (13.0), vault (12.3) and high bar (11.5), and with a total score of 67.6 placed second in the All Around.
Colby Routhier placed first on pommel horse with a (11.5), second on vault (11.5) and was third on parallel bars (10.7), with a total score of 62.7 placing third in the All Around.
Camden Veino placed first on floor (14.3) with an All Around score of 74.3.
Christian Divernerie placed fifth on rings with a (13.7) and an All Around score of 74.8.
Sports Arena goes North of the boarder
The Sports Arena Squirt Minor Elite team traveled to Richmond, Quebec, to take part in the National Atom Mousquiri Tournament. The team opened the tournament against the Phoenix du Richelieu team.
In the first period, the Monarchs fell behind quickly in the game 2-0.
The Monarchs would cut the Phoenix du Richelieu lead to 2-1 when Joey Stowell scored an unassisted goal at the 4:39 mark. The Phoenix du Richelieu team came right back score and go up 3-1. Austin Scarinza would score at the 8:25 mark to cut the lead to 3-2.
In the second period, Scarinza would score his second goal of the game to tie the game at 3. In the third period, Phoenix du Richelieu scored to go up 4-3, but the Monarchs fought back and tied the score at 4-4 when Garrison Gagnon scored on a wrist shot.
The Phoenix du Richelieu team would score the game-winner with less then four minutes to go, handing the Monarchs a 5-4 loss.
The Monarchs faced Fleur De Lys Quebec in the second game, and would once again be scored on in the first minute of the hockey game. In the second period, Fleur De Lys Quebec would make it 2-0 and that would be all the scoring in the game.
The Monarchs became the third seed in pool C, taking on the second seed in the pool D.
The Patriotes St-Eustache were up next and the Monarchs came out flying as they went up 3-0. Nick Douidi, Brady Burke and Cameron Wasylak each had a goal.
The Patriotes St-Eustache would cut lead to make it 3-1, but that would be the only goal the Patriotes St-Eustache team would get.
Kevin McGuire and Austin Scarinza also added goals as the Monarchs won 5-1.
The win advanced the Monarchs to the pool final against the Fleur De Lys Quebec team.
The Monarchs carried the play early but were unable to beat the opposing goalie. The first period would end in 1-0 lead for Fleur De Lys Quebec.
In the second period, the Monarchs tied the game at 1-1 when Cameron Wasylak scored. Fleur De Lys Quebec would go back on top 2-1 less then two minutes later.
In the third period, the Monarchs continued to press, but it would be the Fleur De Lys Quebec team scoring goals, as it went on to a 5-1 win.
The loss for the Monarchs eliminated them from the Mousquiri tournament. Even though the Monarchs went 1-3 in the tournament, the organizers for the tournament would be honored if the team came back again next year for the 50th annual version of the tournament.