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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Weekly Wrapup

BASKETBALL

Nashua Nighthawks

4th Grade

The 4th Grade Nighthawks defeated Wakefield, 47-45. Brenden Choate led Nashua with 17 points. Michael Robbins added 14 points, four rebounds and two steals. Yassine Jakib had 10 rebounds, while Curtis Harris came up with a great steal at the end. Nathan Kane had several key assists that were critical down the stretch and also added six points.

5th Grade

The 5th Grade Nighthawks capped off their regular season with a 49-36 victory over Dracut, Mass. The Nighthawks were led offensively by Nevan Roy with 14 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals. The ’Hawks also received big games from Andrew Penkala (nine points, two assists, rebound), Jake Robbins (eight points, eight rebounds, two steals, block) and Matt Wall (seven points, rebound, assist). Also scoring for Nashua were Andre LaPlante (four points, two assists, two steals), Patrick Gillis (three points), Casey McNally (two points, assist) and Chris Inzerillo (two points, rebound). Gabe Perrault, Tyler Downing (four assists, rebound) and Jeffrey Reza (three assists, two rebounds and two steals) also played well and contributed to the victory.

6th Grade

The 6th Grade Nighthawks capped off an undefeated regular season with a 69-34 win over Westford, Mass. Alonzo Linton scored 20 points and grabbed four rebounds. Sclyler Boykin added 10 points, four rebounds, six assists, five steals and a blocked shot. Also scoring were Matthew Franco (10 points), John Champa (seven points, six assists and four steals) and Yanis Nyantenji (eight points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots).

Granite State Raiders tryouts on March 17, 18

The Granite State Raiders will be holding tryouts at the Concord Boys & Girls Club for this year’s AAU teams on Saturday, March 17 (6th Grade and under girls from 8-9:30 a.m.; 7th, 8th and 9th Grade girls from 9:30-11 a.m.) and Sunday, March 18 (7th and 8th Grade boys from 8-9:30 a.m.; 9th Grade boys: 9:30-11 a.m.; 10th and 11th Grade boys from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). All players must bring $30 registration fee and new players need to bring a birth certificate copy. For more information, contact Frank Alosa at 491-2495 or visit www.granitestateraiders.com.

FOOTBALL

Nashua PAL

Force registration dates set

Registration for the 2012 flag football, tackle football and spirit Nashua PAL Force programs is set for Wednesday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 from 9-11 a.m. at the Elm Street Middle School. It is mandatory that participants also register online with the state officials at http://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?snid=jBMCZ1O7X&org=nhyfsc.org

2012 football camps are scheduled

The Nashua PAL Force City Football Camp, a week-long camp which focuses on strength and speed technique along with the dynamics of offensive and defensive positions, is scheduled for June 11-15 from 6-8:30 p.m. each day at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $20 cost per participant.

The NPF Position Specific Camps, which focus more on fundamental and techniques of specific offensive and defensive positions along with more one-on-one instructional time are schedules as follows:

Offensive skills positions of quarterback, receivers and running backs, along with defensive the positions of linebackers, safeties and corners on June 18 and 19 at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium) from 6-8:30 p.m. All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $10 cost per participant.

Offensive and defensive linemen on June 21 and 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $10 cost per participant.

For more information, contact NPF football director Jason Fiore at coachjfiore29@gmail.com or 438-2303. All registration forms must be turned in by May 23.

BASEBALL

Nashua Cal Ripken

North registration March 10-11

Nashua North Cal Ripken Youth Baseball for children ages 5-12 is seeking players. Registration is open and forms can be found online at www.nnbaseball.com. Open registration is on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Murray Field Clubhouse on Amherst Street (located directly in front of Holman Stadium).

South registration open

Nashua South Cal Ripken is currently accepting registration information for the upcoming 2012 season.

Any boy or girl (ages 5-12) born between May 1, 1999 and April 30, 2007 is eligible to apply. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn the game of baseball and play against great competition.

Nashua South is hosting the 11-year-old New England Regional All-Star Tournament this year. Visit www.NashuaSouth.org for more information.

West, Northwest merge to form Central league

Nashua Central Cal Ripken baseball is now accepting registrations for the spring season. Nashua West and Nashua Northwest have recently merged to create Nashua’s newest baseball league for players age 4½ thru 12. Registration can be completed online at www.nashuacentral.org or in person from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday through March 11 at the Nashua West Clubhouse (above the concession stand), located at the corner of Grand Avenue and North Seventh Street (Next to the Ledge Street School).

The fee is $45 for each player, new and returning, and $60 maximum for each family. Visit www.nashuacentral.org for more information and to register.

Nashua Little League

Registration now open for 2012

Nashua Little League offers levels for all boys and girls from age 5-12 years old. We also have The Challenger Division (5-18 year olds), a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.

Spring baseball registration fee: $35 for the first child and $30 for each additional child (family cap is $75). Every child that applies by the March 11 deadline will be placed on a team. To register, visit www.nashualittleleague.org. This is for minors and majors only. Walk-ins are welcome.

Sunday from 1:30-3 p.m. for ages 7*, 8, 9, 10; and 3-4 p.m. for ages 10*, 11, 12 and players who want to change teams.

*Players can try out for the next level but must be approved by league.

Location: Bishop Guertin High School at Roedel Field House, 194 Lund Rd., Nashua, 03060.

For additional information, visit www.nashualittleleague.org or contact Marion at (978) 226-3868 or via e-mail at playeragent@nashualittleleague.org.

AAU

NH U14 Black Flies holding tryouts

The 2012 New Hampshire Black Flies 14U AAU baseball team is seeking one or two players to complete the roster.

Based in Bedford, this highly competitive program offers a small roster size, indoor winter training at the Hampshire Dome and the Playball of Nashua, professional instruction and league play (both AAU and GSBL). The team will be ending the season in July with a trip to compete in the AAU National Championships, which will be held in Fort Myers, Fla., at the spring training facilities of the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins. For additional details or to request a tryout e-mail nhblackflies@comcast.net.

SOFTBALL

Hudson Heat U10 needs to fill roster

The Hudson Heat dirls fastpitch U10 team is looking for a couple of girls, who are serious about softball, to fill out their roster for the upcoming tournament season. Hudson Heat Softball is a very successful organization focusing on teaching solid techniques and mechanics to play at a very competitive level. They are looking for girls born in 2001 or 2002, who are ready to train and compete at the highest level. If interested, contact coach Brian Coyle at HudsonHeatGold@yahoo.com for additional information on trying out for this team.

SOCCER

MYA spring registration now underway online

Registration for the Merrimack Youth Association’s spring soccer season is open online at www.myasoccer.org. Early registration closes March 17. Late registrations will be accepted through April 1. The spring season runs from April 28-June 16.