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Bob Ryan, sports writer for the Boston Globe
Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kid Sports Weekly Wrapup

SPECIAL EVENTS

Nashua PAL honoring Bob Ryan at annual dinner

Renowned sports journalist, TV personality and author, Bob Ryan will headline the second Nashua Police Athletic League Award Dinner on June 28 at Conway Arena.

Ryan will be named PAL’s Man of the Year. The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will also recognize local sports journalists, PAL athletes, volunteers and coaches. Sponsored by The Telegraph, organizers hope the evening will be a significant fundraiser for PAL, which provides coaching and mentoring to local youth athletes.

Ryan, a 2011 inductee into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, is known for his work at The Boston Globe, ESPN and Basketball Times.

Local journalists of the year awards will be presented for print and broadcast. PAL will recognize youth athletes of the year in football, boxing, cross country and cheerleading. A PAL coach of the year and volunteer of the year will also be named.

Tickets to the event are $60 a piece or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at Conway Arena and at Nashua PAL, 52 Ash St., Nashua.

VOLLEYBALL

Cavaliers win NERVA tourney

The Cavaliers U14s won the NERVA U14s tournament hosted by North Shore volleyball. After finishing first in pool play, the team beat Latitude U14s in the semifinals and Great Bay 14s in the finals to win the tournament title.

The team is made up of Hollis Brookline players Alexia Philippon, Teresa Randlett, Selene Berube, Monika Schneider, Niki Maragos, Hannah Balfour, Sarah Crocker, Taryn Collins, Kat Pellerin and coach Cori Matthews.

SUMMER CAMPS

Nashua Parks & Rec.

Swim lesson registration open

The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting summer swim lesson registrations. Registration forms will be available at the Recreation Office in Greeley Park and online at www.gonashua.com. Parents can sign up their child for two of the three sessions prior to July 6. After July 6, registrations will be accepted for remaining session(s). Swim lessons are $20 per child or a maximum of $60 per family per session. Each session runs two weeks and lessons are one-half hour in length. All lessons take place between 9 a.m.-noon. Session dates are: June 25-July 6; July 16-27; and Aug. 6-17

Sign ups for sports/study camps now underway

Registration forms are available at all Nashua private and public schools at the main office, Nashua Public Library, City Clerks Office at City Hall, Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, and at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park. A registration form can be downloaded from the city Web site at www.gonashua.com as well as a complete listing of all the summer camps being offered. Summer camps include basketball, football, soccer, baseball, drama, volleyball, field hockey, ice hockey, archery, tennis, cheerleading, lacrosse, skateboarding, science camps, cooking and track & field. New camps include art/drawing, Wicked Cool for Kids and yoga. Call the recreation office at 589-3370 with any questions.

FOOTBALL

Nashua PAL/Elks

Registration dates set for Force, Crusaders

Registration for the 2012 flag football, tackle football and spirit for Nashua PAL Force and Nashua Elks Crusaders 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/Defaultasp?snid=jBMCZ1O7X&org=nhyfsc.org.

2012 PAL football camps scheduled for June

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. Registration forms must be turned in by May 23.

BASEBALL

Nashua Cal Ripken

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.

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. 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 open for 2012

Nashua Little League offers levels for all boys and girls from age 5-12 years old. The league also features 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). Register at www.nashualittleleague.org. This is for minors and majors only.

For additional information, visit www.nashualittleleague.org or e-mail playeragent@nashualittleleague.org.

AAU

NH U14 Black Flies need two players

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 season ends in July with a trip to compete in the AAU National Championships in Fort Myers, Fla., at the spring training facilities of the Red Sox and Twins.

For details send an e-mail tonhblackflies@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, email 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 closed March 17.

Late registrations will be accepted through April 1.

The spring season runs from April 28-June 16.